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How to be Brilliant

Michael Heppell is the author of the best-selling book How To Be Brilliant. Kevin Appleby is a fairly near neighbour in Northumberland and has wanted to attract Michael to the show for some time. Years actually. Their mutual interest in Newcastle United eventually sealed the deal!

Michael Heppell is an international best-selling author of six books and a renowned motivational trainer. He has worked with hundreds of organisations large and small all have the goal of being brilliant.

Michael Heppell, How to Be Brilliant, The Next 100 Days Podcast,

How To Be Brilliant

To buy this book go here

How to Be Brilliant, Michael Heppell, The Next 100 Days Podcast

The Hoodie

He was wearing a hoodie. That’s a jumper with a hood. The hoodie was promoting Michael’s Write That Book programme. Apparently, Kevin also owns a hoodie in his attempt to be younger than he really is.Kevin’s is identical to one frequently worn by Newcastle United assistant manager Jason Tindall.

Publisher or Self-Publish

The Author of How to Be Brilliant, which was published by a publisher, Pearson, advocates for self-publishing.

Michael helps budding authors write, publish and sell their books.

How Good Publishers Work

What Do You Need to Write a Book?

First of all, an excellent idea.

Another book by Michael Heppell is How to Have a Brilliant Life

Michael Heppell, How to Have a Brilliant Life, The Next 100 Days Podcast

What Do You Need to do Now to Have a Brilliant Life

Davina McCall

Within a few weeks of being coached by Michael, she’d got new management, left Big Brother and moved forward very positively.

The new manager was Simon Fuller. He managed the Spice Girls and created Brand Beckham.

Here’s how they got together …


Michael Heppell Testimonial

Including Michael’s deadpan one-word referral plus his more detailed and complimentary testimonial….

The Next 100 Days co-hosts…

Graham Arrowsmith

Graham Arrowsmith, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Co-Host

Graham runs Finely Fettled to help organisations that want to market to affluent and high-net-worth customers.  He also runs Meet Professionals which is being offered to financial advice groups as a white-labelled lead generation and conversion system. Contact Graham on LinkedIn: Visit Graham’s LinkedIn Profile and by email.

Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Co-host

Kevin specialises in finance transformation and implementing business change. He’s the COO of GrowCFO which provide both community and CPD-accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at