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Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett (and others)

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.

Body Confidence

Astrid Longhurst

Have you been fighting the body war for years? Tried every tactic you know to win the battle and have still failed? Then this book is for you. If you spend all your energy hating your body - wishing your stomach was flatter, your nose wasn't so small or your skin was clearer - then you may lack body confidence. Life's too short to be spent disliking the person you are. Can you really afford to wait until you're 'perfect' before you start truly living? Body Confidence will help you move past your own boundaries, guiding you into a new way of thinking and being. It provides you with a blueprint to follow: a practical programme that takes you through a step-by-step process towards a body you love and feel totally confident in.

Gulp!

Gabriella Goddard

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.

Adversaries into Allies

Bob Burg

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.

Perfect Business Plan

Ron Johnson

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.

Chapters include:
--Planning to plan
--Essential expertise
--Key business factors
--Basic estimates
--Essential calculations
--Planning to manage
--Collating the plan
--Implementation
--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.

How to Be Happy (or at least less sad)

Lee Crutchley (and others)

HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) is a workbook offering a place of solace, distraction, and a fresh perspective on life. This book will not fix you and it will not make you happy, but it promises to help you rediscover the simple pleasures in life and, ultimately, make you feel that little less sad.

"This book made me nervous when I first scanned through it because I knew it would work! This isn't a self-help book; it's more of a blue-collar, get-down-to business friend with calloused hands who is ready to boogie when you are. This book is about action. But also acknowledgement. There are no platitudes and its author is no Pollyanna. It's an explicit map that leads to a place where you're going to feel measurably better, and better equipped to face life's vicissitudes." - Rob Delaney, Comedian

The Little Book of Hope

Paul Wilson

Are you convinced that the future holds something really worth looking forward to? And that tomorrow has even more to offer than today? It can be like this and that's exactly what THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOPE strives to help you see. Because when it comes to hope and optimism, the formula is simple: if you assume there is hope, you have hope. If you pursue it with optimism, you have both. THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOPE brings page after page of hope-filled inspirations to make tomorrow a time to look forward to. Let it fall open to any page for the suggestion that will work best for you now. Close your eyes, absorb it, and let your subconscious have its way. Most importantly, don't take it too seriously - optimism is meant to be fun!

A Guide to Looking and Feeling Fabulous over Forty

Twiggy Lawson

When we reach our forties, something changes. Suddenly nothing – hair, skin, body shape – looks quite the way it used to. And it’s a myth to think that by using Botox, working out religiously and wearing skinny jeans you’re going to fool people into thinking you’re thirty. Nothing can stop the ageing process. But that doesn’t mean that you have to start wearing a twin set, cutting your hair and donning sensible shoes. You can find a new kind of beauty and a new way of being confident – why shouldn’t forty, fifty or sixty be as beautiful as twenty or thirty in a different way?

Twiggy is as beautiful in her fifties as she was in her twenties, and has maintained her style and fabulousness without the aid of any plastic surgery. Women everywhere look at her as a role model and think ‘Maybe I can look like that’. And now, with this practical guide containing hundreds of tips, you can …

Confidence In Just Seven Days

Ros Taylor (and others)

Some people are just plain shy but, amazingly, some of the seemingly most confident and successful people find certain areas of their life difficult to negotiate. This may be at work; it may be about finding the right partner; it may be about speaking in front of 100 people. The aim of the book is to provide the tools to improve your overall confidence and self-esteem. The book elaborates on the techniques shown on the primetime BBC 2 series, Confidence Lab, in which 12 people are taken to a country house hotel and 're-educated' over a week. The results were even better than expected, with all 'Labees' reporting significant improvements to their lives.

The Revolution From Within

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, icon of the women's liberation movement, is a co-founder of Ms magazine and author of the bestselling Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.Revealing her own long quest for self-esteem, she explores the nature of this quality, showing how crippling a lack of it can be, and how recapturing it can transform our lives.Too many of us lose our sense of self-worth early on.Girls are especially vulnerable, often turning from free spirits into 'female impersonators' by adolescence.Gloria Steinem describes how, by returning to her childhood self through techniques such as imagery, guided meditation and artistic expression, she rediscovered the strong, secure person every one of us is born to be.She states reassuringly that anyone can heal the inner child of the past through these and other means, and inspires us with case histories of people who came to know how valuable they are.

Giles and Sue Live The Good Life

For the 35th anniversary of iconic sitcom The Good Life, and in homage to Tom and Barbara Good, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins are trying out self-sufficiency in the suburbs. But is it really possible to live out of the rat race and off grid in modern Britain?

Through Giles and Sue's experiments in dying and making clothes, rearing chickens, goats and pigs, growing veg in the garden, selling their produce to the public and making their own electricity, this book shows you how to be greener, reduce your carbon footprint and, in the spirit of Tom and Barbara Good, how to live more self-sufficiently too.

Packed with practical information, and helpful hints and tips, Giles and Sue Live The Good Life is an inspirational new handbook for sustainable living.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale

'you do not need to be defeated by anything, ... you can have peace of mind, improved health, and a never-ceasing flow of energy.'

The Power of Positive Thinking is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which he developed himself by trial and error whilst searching for a way of life.

Millions of people have taken Peale's teachings as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

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