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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!

Spark How to free your brain from technology to ignite your creativity

Spark How to free your brain from technology to ignite your creativity

Author: Manoush Zomorodi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project It's time to move `doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems. However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode. In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Spark will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self. 'Full of easy steps to make each day more effective' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit *Spark was previously published as Bored and Brilliant.*

Living the Life Unexpected 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children

Living the Life Unexpected 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children

Author: Jody Day Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'The book to recommend to patients when they face coming to terms with unavoidable childlessness.' British Medical Journal In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the experience of involuntary childlessness and provides a powerful, practical guide to help those negotiating a future without children come to terms with their grief; a grief that is only just beginning to be recognised by society. This friendly, practical, humorous and honest guide from one of the world's most respected names in childless support offers compassion and understanding and shows how it's possible to move towards a creative, happy, meaningful and fulfilling future - even if it's not the one you had planned. Millions of people are now living a life without children, almost double that of a generation ago and the numbers are rising still. Although some are childfree by choice, many others are childless due to infertility or circumstance and are struggling to come to terms with their uncertain future. Although most people think that those without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want' to be parents, the truth is much more complex. Jody Day was forty-four when she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and in 2011 created Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women which has now helped almost two million people worldwide. This edition, previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, has been extensively revised and updated, with significant additional content and case studies from forty involuntarily childless people (mostly women) from around the world.

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: 05/03/2020

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.

Escargot for It!

Escargot for It!

Author: Eunice Moyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

From the pun-loving minds behind beloved creative studio Hello! Lucky, this charming illustrated book compiles encouraging life lessons inspired by the snail. Escargot For It! features wise words on everything from slowing down and staying present, to appreciating the small stuff, to learning to beleaf in yourself, to shell-ebrating success. Drawing from the wisdom of this magical mollusk and the teachings of great thinkers, this uplifting guide is filled with lessons on how to navigate the mountains and molehills of life-with grace, audacity, and sublime slime. Snails may be unassuming, but they are also enduring, courageous, and a surprisingly sage role model for navigating the mountains and molehills of life. * Teeming with an assortment of quotes, fun facts, short essays, and of course, plentiful snail-themed puns offer guidance on all sorts of important life lessons * Illustrated in Hello! Lucky's playful and exuberant art style * As practical and sincere as it is silly and charming Hello! Lucky's adorable artwork and an assortment of quotes, short musings, and plentiful puns makes this snail's guide to life a seriously inspiring gift for grads or anyone contemplating the (slime) trail ahead. Open these pages and begin your heroic journey-bit-by-bit, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. * A fun and unique gift for graduates, tweens, millennials, or anyone who could use a little encouraging life advice * Perfect for fans of Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew, Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words by Frida Clements, and It's a Punderful Life: A Fun Collection of Puns and Wordplay by Gemma Correll

Self-Love Pledge How Learning to Love Myself Led to True Happiness

Self-Love Pledge How Learning to Love Myself Led to True Happiness

Author: Katie Oman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Self-Love Pledge is a book that guides the reader to the most important journey of all, that of loving yourself. It is this which opens the doors to a real sense of happiness and fulfilment, and yet it's one that most people struggle with. Katie Oman explains why learning to love yourself is such an important thing for all of us, providing practical exercises to help the reader do just that. She draws on personal experiences, which are both shocking and deeply moving, to help each person who reads this book find the inspiration that will turn their life around.

The Little Book of Motivation

The Little Book of Motivation

Author: James Seren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Be Your Best Self The Official Companion to the New York Times Bestseller Best Self

Be Your Best Self The Official Companion to the New York Times Bestseller Best Self

Author: Mike Bayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Based on Mike Bayer's New York Times bestseller Best Self, a motivational, do-it-yourself workbook teaching you how to reinvent your life and live every day as your Best Self. In Best Self, Mike Bayer, known to his fans and followers as Coach Mike, empowered his readers to embrace authenticity, break through obstacles, and discover the freedom to be their best selves. By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life-Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment, and Spiritual Development-Coach Mike distilled his wisdom into a focused guide to get real results. Now, Coach Mike, a regular on The Dr. Phil Show, expands upon his tried-and-true strategy for igniting change and shows you how to design a life that is deeply fulfilling. In this fully interactive workbook, Coach Mike builds on the revealing quizzes, provocative questionnaires, and paradigm-shifting prompts he introduced in Best Self. Using his important but tough questions and exercises, he can help anyone see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. The truth is, we all show up in slightly different ways within each of our seven SPHERES. We behave differently when we are in parenting mode, versus career mode, and so on. That's to be expected to a degree, but where we run into trouble is when we aren't always acting as our Best Self within all of our SPHERES. This workbook helps the reader discover personalized strategies for consistently staying connected to and behaving authentically within each SPHERE, because if we aren't, then we run the risk of getting way out of balance in some areas of our lives. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Coach Mike understands our struggles intimately, because he's faced-and overcome-his own. With this essential handbook, he makes you see that change is possible. Be Your Best Self will give readers the tools to build a better life, in real-time.

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

Author: Kamal Ravikant Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

The bestselling self-published phenomenon addressing our urgent need for self-love in the world today. Kamal Ravikant knows misery well. In 2011, the company Kamal had spent the last ten years of his life nurturing and growing, suddenly and embarrassingly went under. He experienced a profound depression, the kind that made him physically ill and bedridden. The only source of light in this darkest moment was a meditation, a chant that came to him and provided the only source of comfort he could muster: I love myself. Kamal began his transformational journey by repeating this over and over to himself. I love myself. I love myself. I love myself. Even when he didn't believe it (especially when he didn't believe it).This meditation grew in the form of a system of tools for keeping him positive, balanced, and moving forward. Kamal's spiritual healing changed his physical and emotional states, and his entire person shifted for the better. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It is the powerful story of Kamal's radical self-growth journey and his specific practice for readers. Dynamic, vulnerable, page-turning and ultimately life-changing, these pages hold a universal appeal for anyone who has ever struggled to get out of bed in the morning or smile through profound sadness. Now expanded with new reader oriented lessons, and a powerful and transformative personal story of the practice in action.

Lose Well False Starts, Beautiful Disasters, Public Humiliations, and Other Secrets to Success

Lose Well False Starts, Beautiful Disasters, Public Humiliations, and Other Secrets to Success

Author: Chris Gethard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

A laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants self-help narrative for anyone who ever felt like they didn't fit in or couldn't catch a break-comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard shows us how to get over our fear of failure and start living life on our own terms. Let's face it: we all want a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. But most of us won't be able to achieve this widely accepted, black-or-white, definition of winning, which makes us feel like failures, that we're destined to a life of loserdom. That's the conventional wisdom. It's also crap, according to comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard, who knows a thing of two about losing. Failing is an art form, he argues; in fact, it's the only the way we're ever going to discover who we are, what we really want, and how to live the kind of life we only dreamed about. Setting flame to vision boards and tossing out the seven simple steps to achieving anything, host of the wildly popular podcast Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People illustrates his personal and professional manifesto with hilarious and ultimately empowering stories about his own set-backs, missteps, and public failures, from the cancellation of his Comedy Central sitcom after seven episodes to rediscovering his comedic voice and life's purpose on a public access channel. With his trademark wit and inspiring storytelling-a cross between David Sedaris and Jenny Lawson-Gethard teaches us how to power through our own hero's journey, whether we're a fifteen-year-old starting a punk band or a fifty-year-old mother of three launching an Etsy page. In the process, he shows us how to fail with grace, laugh on the way down, and as we dust ourselves off, how to transform inevitable failures into endless opportunities. It might get a little messy, but that's exactly the point. Because the first step in living on your own terms is learning how to lose well, and more often than not, the revolutionary act of failing lets us witness firsthand what awaits us on the other side.

Vibrate Higher Daily Live Your Power

Vibrate Higher Daily Live Your Power

Author: Lalah Delia Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Tap into your inner power with this mind-opening guide to vibrational-based living from Instagram star and self-help pioneer behind the internet community Vibrate Higher Daily. There is another way of being in the world. There is a better way to exist, rise, move beyond, and take our power back. Too often we feel pulled down by circumstances or the negativity of others. We think we have no control over the things that are hurting us and holding us back from realizing our truest selves. But according to Lalah Delia, we have more power within us than we know: listen to your unique inner voice and trust your instincts. By doing so, you're already experiencing the transformative power of vibrational-based living. Vibrating higher daily is about making intentional day-to-day choices that lift us out of mindsets, habits, and lifestyles that don't serve us and into ones that do. This book is an invitation to engage with everything that feeds our soul and raises our vibration, and to simultaneously let go of the things bringing our energy down. Through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, Lalah Delia empowers us to live with higher potential and quality of being. Vibrate Higher Daily is a manifesto unlike any other for stepping into our power.