Troubador Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell You? It’s All A Game!

Released: 28/09/2021

ISBN: 9781800464339

eISBN: 9781800466531

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell You? It’s All A Game!

Surviving and Sometimes Winning at Life


If you are a mentor, wish to be mentored, or are seeking to be the very best version of yourself, then this book is for you. It cuts across the generations in the form of a handy, easy to read guide to surviving and sometimes winning at life.

Using the game of snakes and ladders as a constant theme and analogy, each chapter covers many of the challenges and dilemmas that we all face on a daily basis. Andrew encourages you to take everything on with full consciousness and gives practical advice, tips, examples and experiences from his life and career as well as sharing others’ stories too. This also includes the opportunity to learn from some of the mistakes he’s made over the years, which he bravely and honestly shares throughout.

At the end of every chapter, you will find a bullet point summary of ladders to climb, helping you secure quick wins, as well as the snakes - i.e. pitfalls - to avoid. This means you can take away what you feel is most relevant to you in a quick “grab” style format.

This book is one that will get you questioning why things happen and how you can influence the game of life much more that you realise. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to get the best possible outcome for you as you roll the dice and make your next move.

My completed manuscript of Didnt Anyone Ever Tell You? Its All A Game is now a published book and I am absolutely thrilled with the final result. A book for mentees, mentors and Antoine of any age who seeks to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
In numbers:
110,311 words. 50 Chapters. 6 in depth profiles of remarkable people who never seek out the spotlight. 5 revised versions before today. 40,000 words edited out. 16 months exactly in the writing. At least 2000 hours invested. 277 useful adjectives supplied in Appendix 2. 100 inspirational quotes sourced, reduced to 50 for each chapter heading. 71 people specifically acknowledged as making a material difference to me in my lifetime. 1 lifelong ambition to be a published author about to be realised.

This book is perfection, I only wish Andy had written it, and I had read it, years ago. The quality of the writing, the theories he describes, the games I should have played, exceptional in every way. Inspirational in its content, readers are taken on a journey, a journey that makes so much sense, thank you Andy, I loved this book. One more soon ?

by Joh Reed

Most enlightening and informative book.
I resinanated with so much bring back many memories.

It's been my pleasure to have known and met those dedicated people in the book, their contribution to the community being exceptional.

I most certainly would recommend all ages putting this on their reading list.

by Anthony Ruben

A very well written, and articulated book. I believe asking the reader to view there life as a constant and evolving Game is very clever angle to approach this subject. Snakes and ladders is a wonderful way to view life. Thanks to The author for writing this book in an easy to read manner, that’s not heavy and requires re reading of chapters constantly. Have I learnt something from reading this, yes defiantly, and has it refreshed some previous knowledge, yes it has. I will definitely be keeping this book close at hand for moments of need.

by graham hewitt

If you're a manager of people like I am, you NEED to get this book! I manage 13 young people and also personal assistants too due to my disability. If you want to show young people how to behave in an interview, construct a solid CV and ultimately become the very best version of themselves, which every manager that manages young people should want for their team of young people, then you have found the ideal book. Even if you feel lost yourself, this will put you on the right track. An absolutely amazing book, that everybody should have the pleasure to read!

by Ceri Davies BEM

'Didn't anyone tell you . . ' is an easy read book but it is packed with some very deep and penetrating truths to provide guidance and inspiration for living and succeeding well. The fifty chapters cover a wide range of life events and and principles.
Some people will read it from beginning to end but I could not resist picking out chapters to dive into and then seek to apply. I did not agree with everything but I found everything thought provoking and helpful. For me it provides a great framework for articulating and navigating some of the most challenging aspects of modern living. It is not just about business and work it is about much more.
Highly recommended!

by Stephen Dunster

I absolutely love this’s like having a mentor in a book that you can turn to when needed. The endless chapters which seem to cover every topic or challenge you may face professionally are excellent and well thought out. I also personally love the stories that are featured covering the lives of some incredible people doing amazing and much needed work in society. Andy provides practical tips whilst also drawing on his own personal experiences of navigating this journey called life in a honest and humbling way....I would definitely recommend to any young professionals and experienced professionals.

by Amrit Sandhu

What a fantastic read. An excellent book for navigating life's challenges. Highly recommended before starting out in the big wide world of business and pocket mentor if your career as already started. This author provides excellent insight, advice and tips to be the best you can be.

by Carl James

Andrew Mullaney's book is inspirational whilst at the same time entirely practical and realistic. From the very start, you know you are in the safe hands of someone who knows what he is talking about and has a powerful and passionate desire to communicate his wisdom and knowledge.
There is so much in this book to absorb - to read, reflect upon and re-read. It is the kind of book that you can revisit endlessly, picking out any parts which feel particularly relevant to you at a specific point in your working life.
Andrew's optimism and enthusiasm radiate off the pages and his secure voice offers an authenticity that so many books of this kind lack. This is a man who cares what he is writing about - and understands.
Highly recommended for - well, everyone!

by Jude Hayland

Andrew Mullaney

Born and bred in the Black Country, Andrew is a proud family man with a 35-year career with Lloyds Bank behind him. He says that he was fortunate to undertake management roles within Retail, Commercial, Corporate and Private/International Private Banking, before formally retiring in May 2019. In that respect, 'I think it's someone elses turn now' he reflects.

The greatest privilege he felt that he had during his career came in the latter years where he was seconded to Business In The Community, one of the Prince of Wales charities, as a Business Connector for Dudley. This gave him a belief in and a passion for "giving back" and connecting others to improve the lives and well being of as many people as possible. I will always try to help anyone who asks, he says with feeling and passion.

This led to Andrew to assist with the many projects including social enterprises and his favourite area developing younger people. He became a founding Board Member/ Vice Chair of Directors for the Stour Vale Multi Academy Trust and acted as a Mentor to the CEO from Jan 2017 to Dec 2020. He still mentors several people and will be seeking other voluntary roles in 2021 that will enable him to further help and inspire the coming generations.

In the meantime his the focus is on getting his book Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You? It's All A Game!

out there, and the good news is it's going to be published in August 2021! Life is like a game of snakes and ladders, full of quick wins and unavoidable traps. Through a combination of personal anecdotes, interviews and pieces of advice, I'll show you how to play the game to your advantage and ultimately become the best version of yourself.

Whether you're a mentor, mentee or on a journey of personal development, there will be something in this book for you.

Andrew J. Mullaney

Andrew J. Mullaney
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