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Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want – and how to get it.
Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you.
Using real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping, you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that’s better by a design of your own making.
Because a well-designed life means a life well-lived.
Nick Warren was just like any other boy growing up in the 70s, he liked playing out and being a little sod, and loved his younger brother and sister. Then one day when he was six, his mother kissed him goodbye to go shopping and never came back.
Nick's dad, Des, took over as best he could, but because he had to work, things weren't easy. Nick even spent time in care. Everything changed when his dad brought a new mum home, who was kind like Julie Andrews, and, soon after, a new brother and sister whom his dad had rescued from an unhappy family. Then just as Nick felt everything was good again, his dad was taken away. A union man, Des was sent to prison simply for standing up for what he believed in. It was a cruel act that slowly tore the family apart.
Thirty Years in a Turtleneck Sweater is a moving story of painful events told through a young boy's innocent eyes. A heartbreaking tale of a son's love for his missing father and the love he finds with his adoptive mother.
Ros Morris's son Zach was a bright young musician who seemed on the brink of success when his behaviour suddenly spiralled out of control. He began using more powerful and dangerous illegal drugs and stayed up all night writing strange mathematical equations on his bedroom walls and drawing diagrams of spacecraft and pyramids. His once intelligent conversation deteriorated into mindless babble and at one point he thought he was God.
Over the next eight years, after he was diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder, Zach was sectioned under the Mental Health Act on numerous occasions and his family had to repatriate him from three different continents when his psychosis re-emerged while he was travelling.
Don't Wait for Me is a mother's harrowing account of her son's descent into the hell of drug abuse and mental illness. It vividly describes the nightmare her family went through and highlights the despair, guilt, helplessness and anger experienced by all those involved.
With a selection of eight 30-day diet plans specifically devised with the aim of speeding up the calorie-burning process, Rosemary Conley here sets out to demonstrate how, by eating more of the "right" foods, readers can "eat themselves slim" and stay that way. Varied and flexible, these low-fat eating plans can be interchanged for optimum results. Not only will you boost your metabolism, but your health, vitality and energy too.
- Practical, easy-to-follow eating plans with menus that satisfy
- Over 150 recipes including seasonal menu plans
- Lifetime maintenance programme
- Health benefits
- A special programme of exercises to boost metabolism
How to bite the bullet, break through your challenge and create the life you want.
Every day, thousands of us confront a challenging situation, one that requires us to step outside our comfort zone and brave the unknown. We feel the fear in the pit of our stomach, yet deep down we know it's time to bite the bullet and meet it head on. Perhaps you're stuck in a rut and you want to change something in your life: buy your own home, get a new job, downsize to the country, move abroad, or find a partner. Or you've had a life-changing event - a serious illness, divorce or redundancy - thrust upon you and you've got no choice but to embrace it. Gulp! is the ultimate remedy for anyone in a panic about facing that challenge. It provides a seven-day crash course on how to feel confident, motivated and energized so that you can take a big 'gulp', break through your challenge and create the life you really want. Whatever your situation, and no matter how big or small your issue is, if you believe that you can get through it then you will. So don't panic. Take a deep breath and relax. Your seven-day crash course starts here. What's more, Gabriella's inspiring no nonsense, practical approach leaves no room for excuses, but she will take you by the hand and help guide you through your big Gulp! moment.
Do you know how to change a tyre? Give a speech? Or shave without leaving a nasty rash? How about ironing a shirt? Urinal etiquette? Or how to know if you are falling in love?
Neither did 24-year-old author Gareth May until he started to gather centuries-old male wisdom for the 'metrosexual' generation. Stuck on the verge of a major motorway with a punctured tyre after swerving to avoid a low-flying pigeon, Gareth was confronted with the fact that he had no idea how to mend his puncture and get back on the road.
Later, after the excoriating diatribe and accusations of uselessness from his father, he reflected that it wasn't just practical, manly skills - tying a tie properly, wielding a power drill, changing a leaky faucet - that had passed him by. Gareth was clueless about just pretty much every skill perceived as the key to coming of age as a modern man. Sophisticated stuff, like how to hold a baby or how to end a relationship without being a complete git...
While girls share magazines with dog-eared problem pages, the modern boy has no such manual, no instruction leaflet to ease their transition into manhood. Until now.
Gareth May has written the essential manual for young men across the world. From stubborn spots to slow dancing dos and don'ts, the perfect fry-up to putting on a condom in less than ten seconds, witty, brilliantly honest and down-to-earth, 150 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW tells you all those things your best friend can't.
'I'm 35 years old. A low-ranking TV personality. Rather immature and carefree, my only responsibility to date has been a guinea pig. All that's about to change. I'm pregnant, and now I've become a cheddar cheese junkie, inseparable from my dungarees. Help!'
Who can Mel turn to?
Pen, her best friend, who is still annoyingly carefree and single, and whose effect on Mel is like an injection of pure caffeine to the system?
Jools, the hippy who recommends basil nosegay for labour pains and placenta pate canapes when entertaining?
Amanda, the well-heeled, pregnant-friend-from-Hell who, only weeks after her textbook delivery, is planning to have her firstborn taught to ski?
Kate, Mel's sister and mother of two, whose offspring are inclined towards dangerous Captain Hook impersonations and sudden mood swings?
Mel's mother, who got Mel through babyhood by way of regular coffee mornings and who impresses on her the importance of portable 1950s baby gear that looks about as foldable as a Transit van?
Dan, the dad-to-be, who suddenly stops going to the pub to concentrate on Mel's dietary requirements and has adopted the sinister habit of always keeping a tape measure attached to his belt?
The Sages asked, "Who is mighty?" and answered, "Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend."
In the bestselling book The Go Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: "Shifting one's focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business.
Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight into what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of winning people over.
A carefully prepared plan is essential to the success of any business. Planning ahead means you make better decisions today, and helps you take into account as many of the relevant factors as possible. The business plan is vital to the people who finance the business - but above all it's vital to the people who carry out its day-to-day management. Perfect Business Plan provides a planning framework and shows you how to complete it for you own business in one hundred short, easy-to-follow steps. The book is comprehensive and yet concise and to the point. It is written in simple, clear language and is designed to be of immediate, practical benefit to readers.
--Planning to plan
--Key business factors
--Planning to manage
--Collating the plan
--Your own plan
The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from finding your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.