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Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem

See below for a selection of the latest books from Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem category. Presented with a red border are the Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

How to Be Fine What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books

How to Be Fine What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books

Author: Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book, Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they've learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they'd be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book, they've come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book's advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she'd always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband's phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter. In How to Be Fine, Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they've learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn't, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends.

Becoming Bulletproof Lessons in fearlessness from a former Secret Service Agent

Becoming Bulletproof Lessons in fearlessness from a former Secret Service Agent

Author: Evy Poumpouras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

In Becoming Bulletproof, former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras shares the insights and skills she has learned from one of the oldest elite security forces in the world - to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you're perceived, and live a more fearless life. As a 5'2 Greek woman, Evy wasn't exactly a typical Secret Service Agent, but she excelled throughout gruelling training, in clandestine interrogation rooms, and protecting President Obama in the White House. She offers a guide to empowerment, mental strength, and overcoming fear and abuse - a guide to becoming bulletproof. Alongside rare behind-the-scenes glimpses, an exploration of the psychology of criminal behaviour and tricks of interrogation, Evy demonstrates how to heighten our natural instincts to detect BS, develop grit and resilience, and move from fearful to fearless.

Better Decisions: How to be a change maker. Making decisions in a fast world. 20 thought-provoking lessons

Better Decisions: How to be a change maker. Making decisions in a fast world. 20 thought-provoking lessons

Author: Chris Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

We humans are social animals. Our survival and success depend on our ability to operate within groups, but groups themselves can be places filled with danger, confusion or frustration. Whether sitting at the head of the table; part of a team, or working things out alone, our capacity to read what's going on, and to intervene effectively, can make or break a campaign; a business; a medal quest, even a family holiday. But, with so much going on, above and below the surface, how can we decide what to say and how to act in order to steer things in the right direction? In 20 accessible lessons taking you from theory to real-life application, Better Decisions sheds light on the enablers and blockers of effective decision-making; sets out frameworks through which to understand what's required and - above all - gives you tools and techniques to make better judgements, decisions and interventions right there, in the moment.

Wisdom of Cormac Leadership Principles from Ancient Ireland

Wisdom of Cormac Leadership Principles from Ancient Ireland

Author: Kuno Meyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A Wonderful Life Insights on Finding a Meaningful Existence

A Wonderful Life Insights on Finding a Meaningful Existence

Author: Frank, PhD Martela Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

In a series of essays that explore the notion of what brings significance to our existences, clarifying why we have this longing beyond the present moment and an insatiable dissatisfaction with where we are, scholar Frank Martela tackles the subject of finding meaning in life. With beautiful decorative elements and an engaging design, the book approaches its subject in a readily digestible form. It grapples with some of life's most pressing questions, like Is happiness a worthy goal? and What is the foundation for meaning in a secular society? and Is life an existential void? yet Martela answers these questions and more in a relaxed, conversational tone and with a wry sense of humor, placing some of life's greatest philosophical concerns and quandaries into a modern-day context. Martela quickly and concisely gets to the heart of the matter: your place in the world and how to find meaning in life as countless thinkers and philosophers have done before, yet the emphasis here is on what we do with the life we have and how we can make it more meaningful. Part prescriptive and part armchair philosophy book, A Wonderful Life is accessible to everyone, from the well-read scholar to the apprentice as well as anyone curious about how to extract the greatest meaning and sense of purpose from their existence.

The Little Book of Self-care 30 practices to soothe the body, mind and soul

The Little Book of Self-care 30 practices to soothe the body, mind and soul

Author: Suzy Reading Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

**WIN A FREE WELLNESS HOLIDAY IN THAILAND WITH HEALTH & FITNESS TRAVEL - SEE COVER FOR DETAILS** Self-care is daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimize illness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Central to the idea of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind. In this beautiful little book, Suzy offers 30 self-care practices for the reader to choose from depending on what they need. Chapters include practices for: - Rest & relaxation - Energy boosters - Mind management - Emotional first aid

Power Skills A Masterclass for Women in Body Language and Communication

Power Skills A Masterclass for Women in Body Language and Communication

Author: Juliet Erickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2020

Power Skills is a vital and timely exploration of communication skills and body language. The insights offered are there to help women choose ways of communicating that create the outward impression of confidence and internal feeling of ease and calm. Divided into chapters that bring into focus posture, movement, gesture, voice, eye contact and using practical exercises, the book illustrates how to avoid bad habits and learn new ones. It provides ways to improve your ability to know and understand yourself, help you observe others more objectively and choose responses that reflect what you mean to say and do and be the best version of yourself. As well as offering a masterclass in body language, the book also teaches how to manage confrontation and cultivate presence - two of the most challenging areas of communication.

Change Your Life in Five Practical Steps to Making Meaningful Change in Your Life

Change Your Life in Five Practical Steps to Making Meaningful Change in Your Life

Author: Sue Belton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Divided into five, colour-coded sections, this life-coaching workbook asks readers to Clarify, Conquer, Choose, Celebrate and Commit in order to significantly change the path they are on. Using visualization and journaling techniques, the book will help people clarify what they really want to do in life and what's important to them; show them how to conquer fears and barriers such as self-sabotaging voices; explain how to re-frame patterns of thinking and take on new perspectives and learn how to celebrate achievements, embrace gratitude and self-acknowledgement and avoid imposter syndrome. The author asks readers to put themselves first and reveals the importance of self-care for their wellbeing. Finally, the book ends with strategies to put everything learned into action.

Dare to Dream Inspiring Quotes for a Phenomenal Future

Dare to Dream Inspiring Quotes for a Phenomenal Future

Author: Summersdale Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

The sky is the limit With the right ideas, you can shake off fear and determine your destiny. This uplifting book of quotes from visionaries, optimists and go-getters will remind you that anything is possible when you DARE TO DREAM.

Yes You Can Encouraging Quotes to Ensure Your Success

Yes You Can Encouraging Quotes to Ensure Your Success

Author: Summersdale Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

You've got this Break free from doubt, challenge your limits, and embrace the beauty of self-belief. This empowering book of quotes has got your back at every step, assuring you that the answer is always YES YOU CAN.

The Master Identity Thief Testimony and Solutions of an Expert Witness

The Master Identity Thief Testimony and Solutions of an Expert Witness

Author: Dartanyon a Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020