Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything

YOU ARE AWESOME is the positive and empowering guide to help children build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults, from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author, Matthew Syed.

I’m no good at sport … I can’t do maths … I really struggle with exams … Sound familiar?

If you believe you can’t do something, the chances are you won’t try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that.

Find your way to Awesome with the You Are Awesome Journal. Life hacks, challenges and activities inspired by You Are Awesome.

Full of activities and goals, the You Are Awesome Journal helps kids put Matthew Syed’s growth mindset strategies into action and find the confidence to be the best they can be.

“Children will enter a world where things are changing faster than ever before. This book is about helping them to find their inner passion, curiosity, and confidence to reach their potential – and to thrive. I have always believed that mindset matters more than anything else when it comes to happiness and success.”

Matthew Syed


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‘I loved seeing my daughter race through this book and become inspired to be the best version of her that she could be and work smarter, not harder’

‘If you’re a bit nervous or unsure of trying new things then I think you should read this book’

‘I love this book. You Are Awesome really builds your confidence and shows you how the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams’