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Everything is Figureoutable How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable Success

Everything is Figureoutable How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable Success

Author: Marie Forleo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

'Millions of young women look to Marie Forleo as their inspiration for empowerment and achievement' Oprah Winfrey 'This book delivers a knock-out punch to whatever is holding you back' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild Let's be honest - none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. And that belief is that everything is figureoutable. Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to moonwalk, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, travel the globe, or solve world hunger, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more creatively and positively - especially in the face of setbacks. Inside, you'll learn: * The simple practice that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals * How to overcome a lack of time and money * How to find two free hours a day * What to do if you're multipassionate and want to follow all your dreams * How to deal with criticism, haters and imposter syndrome * How to tell the difference between fear and intuition * A fail-proof test to make the right decisions, especially in high-stakes situations Everything is Figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. And it's about to make you unstoppable. More praise for Everything is Figureoutable: 'Reading these pages, I experienced the same delightful tingling sensation that I always find in Marie's presence - the sensation of limitless possibility. This book will change lives' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic 'Smart, funny, and as brilliant as it is straightforward. LOVED it!' Brene Brown, Ph.D., author of Daring Greatly .

Eleven Steps to Getting What You Want Persuasion and Influence in the 21st Century

Eleven Steps to Getting What You Want Persuasion and Influence in the 21st Century

Author: Charles U. Larson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

Many people are either uneasy or actually afraid of influencing or trying to persuade others on a range of topics. Public speaking remains one of the most feared activities, even for people who do not describe themselves as shy or quiet. This book will help readers overcome either the uneasiness or actual fear of influencing or persuading people to purchase, donate, join, vote, commit or perform a desired action or behavior, or to adopt a desired practice or belief through communicating with them in public. Eleven Steps to Getting What You Want helps the reader overcome fear and uneasiness when it comes to persuading others to alter their behaviors or beliefs by offering scientifically proven communication strategies and tactics with sample scripts that can easily be altered for various situations. But more than that, it offers a framework for determining that your tactics are ethical. While most of the strategies will support persuasion and influence in work settings, the principles and behaviors that are most effective can be adapted to personal and familial life as well. Charles Larson lays the groundwork for honing those skills that will assist readers most in achieving their goals.

Create Space How to Manage Time, and Find Focus, Productivity and Success

Create Space How to Manage Time, and Find Focus, Productivity and Success

Author: Derek Draper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A Financial Times Business Book of the Month Take control of your life and create space to succeed We're used to feeling stressed, rushed and overwhelmed. At work and at home there are endless calls on our attention and time. We're constantly playing catch-up. But if we want to perform optimally, and reach our full potential, we must learn to pause and create space in even the busiest day. Informed by over a decade of hands-on experience as a coach at the most senior levels of business, this book shows how to push back against the tide and create space in your life to think, relate and act on a deeper level. Learning to focus, manage time, and take control of your mental and physical space is the first step in developing and excelling in anything. This book shows how to do just that, drawing on real-life examples and the best of both classical and cutting-edge psychological and behavioural thinking. Each chapter contains models, tools and tips that have been used effectively in some of the world's biggest organisations, and which will allow you to set your strategy, raise your productivity and create meaningful change for lasting success.

The Power of Active Thinking How to become a resilient contrarian through the strength of engaged thinking

The Power of Active Thinking How to become a resilient contrarian through the strength of engaged thinking

Author: Ulf Loewenhav Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

How can decisions be improved by detecting and managing inherent weaknesses? This book analyses the practical implications of behavioural economics among decision makers to encourage active creative thinking and drive individuals and organizations to make better decisions. Going beyond behavioural economics, the book uses psychology, philosophy and anthropology to demonstrate the myths which govern behaviour, our natural longing for inclusion and the power held by those setting the agenda our vicinity. This book enables active thinking and encourages the use of System 2 thinking to steer the corporate ship in line with the corporate purpose, and for individuals to be a useful asset to their companies. In order to succeed, you need to be resilient, get your bearings and never give in. In short, you need to be a contrarian, a sternly resilient contrarian.

The Mother of All Jobs How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

The Mother of All Jobs How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

Author: Christine Armstrong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all. School summer holidays are still longer than our annual leave. Working mothers everywhere are tearing themselves apart, trying to meet the needs of their children, their relationships and their careers and too often feeling like they are failing. So is there a solution? When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to find a way forward, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of the women who opened up about everything (and we mean everything) into a manifesto for happy professional families. Ignoring the glossy lives presented on social media, this book shows that, while it's not always pretty, working parents can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way.

Be A Free Range Human Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills

Be A Free Range Human Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills

Author: Marianne Cantwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Trapped in a job or business that's just not you ? Always dreaming of your next vacation or living for the weekend? Marianne Cantwell's straight-talking bestseller will help you break out of that career cage and Be A Free Range Human. It's about much more than just quitting your job and becoming your own boss. It's about life on your terms, working when, where and how you want - so you don't have to fit yourself into someone else's box to make a great income. This second edition won't just inspire you, it will give you unconventional and practical steps to: - Discover what you really want to do with your life (even if no answer has ever fully fit) - Get started in 90 days, with what you have - Create a free range career, tailor-made for you and the life you want (be it travelling the world or hanging out in your favourite cafe) - Stand out from the crowd and get paid well to be you Be A Free Range Human was one of the first and most popular guides to creating a custom career (without an office or a boss). Updated with new advice on how to make free range work for your personality (you don't need to be a constantly-networking extrovert. have an MBA, or get funding), this smart, energizing guide will help you cut through the noise, see your options in a new way, and get the freedom and fulfilment you crave.

Sur/petition The New Business Formula to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition

Sur/petition The New Business Formula to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition

Author: Edward De Bono Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Don't chase the market leader, be the market leader. Edward de Bono, the bestselling author of Serious Creativity and inventor of lateral thinking teaches you how to move beyond the baseline of competition and find success with sur/petition. It's simple. If you want to survive in the global marketplace a competitive streak is essential. But what if you want to do more than just survive? In Sur/petition de Bono explains how choosing to run in your own race instead of alongside others will give you the edge over other businesses and creating value monopolies will allow your business to not only survive but become successful. Broken down into 3 sections Sur/petition will explain: 1. Why most fundamental habits of management thinking maybe inadequate and even dangerous for your business 2. The difference between traditional competition and sur/petition 3. The meaning of `valufacture' and how to create value for your business Drawing from his immense experience consulting the top corporations in the world, de Bono shows you how to go 'beyond competition' and create a new winning game.

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

The gig economy is a relatively recent term coined to describe a range of working arrangements that have previously been denoted as precarious, flexible and contingent. Borrowed from musicians, a gig describes a one-night performance, but in the context of general employment, it covers the self-employed who work for hire, those on temporary, short-term contracts and on zero-hours contracts. In 2016, an estimated 7 million UK workers fell into this category, or 22.2 per cent of the workforce, a rise from 18.1 per cent in 2006. Given that the main thrust of employment protection and regulation over the past twenty years has been aimed at those in permanent, full-time employment, almost a quarter of working adults do not enjoy the benefits that such directives enforce. The ramifications of an increasingly insecure workforce are complex and have implications not only for individuals and employers, but for the economy and society in general. Proponents of flexible working arrangements point to the opportunities the gig economy offers to unlock the potential of those who cannot work full-time and to how technology is changing the nature of work. Yet, those against it fear that it is simply driven by the corporate need to cut costs and reduce the administrative burden and legal responsibilities that accompany a permanent workforce. In this concise overview, Alex de Ruyter and Martyn Brown explain the key facets of the gig economy and explore the dangers and potential it affords. Drawing on recent case-studies from the UK, Europe and the USA, it offers an authoritative guide through the theories and issues that surround the gig economy.

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

Author: Alex (Birmingham City University) De Ruyter, Martyn (Birmingham City University) Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The gig economy is a relatively recent term coined to describe a range of working arrangements that have previously been denoted as precarious, flexible and contingent. Borrowed from musicians, a gig describes a one-night performance, but in the context of general employment, it covers the self-employed who work for hire, those on temporary, short-term contracts and on zero-hours contracts. In 2016, an estimated 7 million UK workers fell into this category, or 22.2 per cent of the workforce, a rise from 18.1 per cent in 2006. Given that the main thrust of employment protection and regulation over the past twenty years has been aimed at those in permanent, full-time employment, almost a quarter of working adults do not enjoy the benefits that such directives enforce. The ramifications of an increasingly insecure workforce are complex and have implications not only for individuals and employers, but for the economy and society in general. Proponents of flexible working arrangements point to the opportunities the gig economy offers to unlock the potential of those who cannot work full-time and to how technology is changing the nature of work. Yet, those against it fear that it is simply driven by the corporate need to cut costs and reduce the administrative burden and legal responsibilities that accompany a permanent workforce. In this concise overview, Alex de Ruyter and Martyn Brown explain the key facets of the gig economy and explore the dangers and potential it affords. Drawing on recent case-studies from the UK, Europe and the USA, it offers an authoritative guide through the theories and issues that surround the gig economy.

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers

Author: Neil Irwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Every ambitious professional is trying to navigate a perilous global economy to do work that is lucrative and satisfying, but some find success while others struggle to get by. In an era of remarkable economic change, how should you navigate your career to increase your chances of landing not only on your feet, but ahead of those around you? In How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, delivers the essential guide to being successful in today's economy when the very notion of the job is shifting and the corporate landscape has become dominated by global firms. He shows that the route to success lies in cultivating the ability to bring multiple specialties together - to become a glue person who can ensure people with radically different technical skills work together effectively - and how a winding career path makes you better prepared for today's fast-changing world. Through original data, close analysis, and case studies, Irwin deftly explains the 21st century economic landscape and its implications for ambitious people seeking a lifetime of professional success. Using insights from global giants like Microsoft, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs, and from smaller lesser known organizations like those that make cutting-edge digital effects in Planet of the Apes movies or Jim Beam bourbon, How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World illuminates what it really takes to be on top in this world of technological complexity and global competition.

Shoot for the Moon

Shoot for the Moon

Author: Richard Wiseman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.

How to Write a Business Plan Win Backing and Support for Your Ideas and Ventures

How to Write a Business Plan Win Backing and Support for Your Ideas and Ventures

Author: Brian Finch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential part of the process. How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision. Whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project, this is your one-stop guide to producing the most professional and convincing business plan for a new venture. Fully updated for 2019, this 6th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you write a comprehensive and compelling plan, as well as content on digital developments such as crowdfunding, online retailing and digital marketing. The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.