Put your own fate exactly where it belongs-in your hands It is one of the great questions of life. Its a simple question, really, but it seems impossible for many to answer: Do we control our own destinies? 90 percent of people think and act as if their destiny is foreordained, while only about 10 percent believe in the capacity to change and act on it. Creating Your Own Destiny explains and demonstrates to the majority how to dream, plan, and execute a better future-despite the challenges of the economy and life circumstances. Based on time-honored principles, theories, and case studies Provides a Success Road Map for all those people who are seeking to achieve success but who aren't satisfied with their careers. Written in an easy and accessible tone by Patrick Snow, who has been dubbed «the Dean of Destiny» With the powerful and practical tools featured in this essential guide, you'll find yourself newly empowered and energized to achieve extraordinary results.
Step into the more fabulous version of your life Think about where you are in life right at this moment. How does it compare with your dreams? You may have let go of a few life goals over the years, as «real life» took over and made grand gestures seem like impractical fantasies. But no matter where you are on your life's journey, it's not too late to reclaim your dreams and achieve the life you've always wanted! It's absolutely possible to design your own lifestyle instead of just allowing circumstance to dictate your daily routine. How to Succeed in 12 Months: Creating a Life You Loveis your ultimate guide to turning your dreams into reality. Author Serena Star-Leonard is living the dream herself, having practiced what she preaches. In the book, she shares the secrets behind figuring out the steps that will get you the life you've always wanted, and taking those steps in leaps and bounds. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, but a one-year plan to stepping out of your rut and into your most fulfilling life. Star-Leonard provides a roadmap to: Breaking your dreams into small, actionable steps Eliminating excuses and gaining confidence Prioritizing your goals for better planning Designing your lifestyle around your interests Whether you've been looking for a way to work closer to your dreams, or are just looking for a way out of the rat race, Star-Leonard is your guide to make big things happen. How to Succeed in 12 Months: Creating a Life You Love is the key that opens the door to a more fabulous version of your life.
Within minutes of reading this book you will want - and be able - to apply it's clear, direct and highly effective principles to your own life. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, built an $80 million business from nothing. Now he shares his key techniques and unique insights so that you too can achieve success in everything you do. If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got. Isn't it time you changed for the better? Jack Canfield's extraordinary insights and powerful life tools will enable you to become the happy, successful person you know you are meant to be - without burning out. Whether you want greater success and fulfilment at work, financially, in your relationships, with your health, in sports or creativity, Canfield will show you how. Take control of your life - 100% responsibility, 100% fulfilment. Discover and focus on your core genius - be better at what you do best; be a huge success at what you enjoy most. Set your goals and achieve them - transcend other people's limiting opinions.
The co-founders of the hugely successful Who What Wear empire share their best career advice for smart, stylish, self-starting women of all professional levels. In The Career Code, the third book in the smash-hit Who What Wear series, fashion and digital entrepreneurs Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr bring you the Everygirl’s guide for creating your own professional success, on every level, flawlessly. The book is filled with insightful, pragmatic “career codes” to follow, as well as all of the practical, how-to advice they’ve learned while building their company from zero employees in 2006, to the thriving, multibrand, multiplatform, multi-million dollar company it is today. In this approachable, authoritative, and inspirational book, you will find the most useful and accessible tips and tricks to strategically build your career into exactly what you want it to be, from negotiating your salary to avoiding the biggest mistake most people make when they quit. Chapters include advice on resume building, dressing for the job you want, and how to effectively communicate at work—even with the most difficult colleagues—all done with the Who What Wear girls’ practical and polished signature style. It gives you total insight into how you can excel at work in every arena, whether you’re just starting your very first job, contemplating switching fields, or finally a boss who’s building her own team. The Career Code also includes over 20 of Hillary and Katherine’s best “life hacks” to ensure your out-of-office life runs just as smoothly as your career.Take your ambition to the next level and give your career the stylish edge it deserves. This is the must-have handbook for every woman at every stage of her career, no matter where she sits in the boardroom.
Do you want to feel more productive, more present and more inspired by your own life? Motivate Yourself offers practical strategies to improve your productivity and gives you the know how to create the life you want. Learn how to move past your self-doubt and propel yourself into living your dream. With practical exercises featured within each chapter, this book will help break those emotional barriers that hold you back and set you on the path to becoming fully engaged and more productive. Kick start your productivity journey today and: Quieten that negative inner voice that inhibits your personal growth Wake up to the possibility and opportunity of a different way of living Learn how to motivate those around you with productivity at the center of everything you do Challenge yourself to discover who you really are and what you are truly capable of achieving
Speak to the world with your very own custom website! Creating a Web Site is the kids' guide to learning basic website design! From planning to perfecting, this book walks you through the entire process of building your own website, with easy-to-read instructions and plenty of pictures every step of the way. Good planning saves you a ton of work, so you'll begin by getting your ideas out of your head and onto paper. Next, you'll find a template that already has the basic features you want, so you can start working on the fun stuff right away. You'll learn all the HTML and CSS you need to make your site look and act the way you want it to, and you'll learn how to add video, images, widgets, and more to make the design your very own! Before you know it, you'll have your own custom-built website showcasing your talents and interests for the world. If you want your own website, why settle for a basic template that makes your page look like everyone else's? You don't need to build it from scratch—with a few simple lines of code, you can transform a basic template into the site of your dreams. This book shows you how to have fun from page one as you: Figure out just what kind of site you want to build Create a mood board to bring your ideas into reality Choose your favorite template and customize it with CSS and HTML Add widgets, pictures, video, and more to make your site your very own Easy instruction with a dose of humor have made the For Dummies books a leading resource for adults around the globe. The Dummies Junior series brings that learning to kids, with projects designed specifically for your interests, skills, and abilities. Creating a Web Site helps you build your digital home base, with fun instruction every step of the way.
Calling all teenagers—quit the moaning and start loving life! Don't be a cliché. Don't stay in your bedroom grunting and grumbling. How about getting motivated, energized and start making a difference?! The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager teaches you how to become your very best self—and how to figure out who that is, exactly. The bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant and Be Brilliant Everyday are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and, with this new book, you'll find your way to becoming brilliant at school, work, and life in general. Stay cool under all the pressures you're facing, and plot a map for the future that takes you wherever it is you want to go. Become proactive, determined, successful and most importantly: happy! Fact: your life span is about four thousand weeks. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Complaining about life, homework, parents, and relationships may be normal now, but don't let it become your defining trait. When you're forty years old and still moaning, a big chunk of your four thousand weeks have slipped by, and you're no closer to happiness than you were as a teen. This book is a guide to starting the journey to your ideal life now, instead of wasting time being a drip. Discover the real you, and what you want out of life Stop moaning and get moving now, while there's plenty of time Lose your bad habits before they become your personality Figure out how you want to contribute, and find a way to do it The bottom line is this: it's easy to be the average version of yourself, but is that really all you want? Don't you want to achieve something? Get started now. The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager helps you figure out where you want to go, and how to get there. So, whether you're an ambitious teenager, a parent or teacher desperate to turn a down-beat teenager into a ray of positivity and delight, How to Be a Brilliant Teenager is here to help.
Self-confidence is more than just a feeling inside - it's an indispensable ingredient for success in life. Written by two of the most sought-after executive coaches in the world, Confidence For Dummies, 2nd Edition arms you with proven tools and techniques for overcoming insecurity and social inhibitions, and for learning how to think and behave with more confidence at work, socially, and even in love. Know where you stand - gauge your confidence level, identify which aspects of your life need confidence-building, and find out what's keeping you stuck in place. Get on track - tailor a personal programme for creating the new super-confident you that you want to present to the world. Find your focus - find out how to let go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations. Project self-confidence - broadcast your new-found confidence to the world and connect more easily with others. Open the book and find: What confidence is and where it comes from. How to connect confidently through social media. Top tips to prepare you for a presentation or job interview. Advice for approaching romantic relationships with confidence. How to say "No" with confidence. Ways to recover quickly from any setback. Learn to: Recognise your strengths and believe in your ability. Develop your confidence both personally and professionally. Get the results you want, whatever the situation.
An inspiring business fable that champions leadership for the Everyman From bestselling author Chris Widener comes a compelling new story showing what you give and get when you lead. The story follows down-cast protagonist Mike Keller who, recently separated from his wife and demoted at work, must relocate to a rural factory-town in Texas. There, Mike encounters the deep-rooted traditions of Texas high school football, and in the process learns everything business school didn't teach him about leadership from the most influential man in town-the local high school football coach. Highlights the Four Rules of Leadership: You Get What You Expect, You Get What You Model, You Get What You Reward, and You Get What You Work For Advises readers, in an accessible teaching style, on how to tailor the Rules to their own circumstances Includes reflection questions as a tool to guide readers in enriching their work life, family relationships, and social interactions Leadership Rules is an engaging, refreshing tale that imparts leadership lessons easily applied to both work life and your interpersonal relationships.
Revamp your life to grow, evolve, and become who you want to be Lifestorming is the indispensably practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. Redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and beliefs to move closer to your goals every single day, guided by expert insight and deep introspection. Written by a veteran author team behind almost 100 books on human behavior, this guide helps you learn why you do things the way you do them, and how to do them better. The Lifestorming Test allows you to assess your current state in concrete terms, and assess your ability to change and adapt – from there, it's about identifying people, actions, habits, and beliefs that either support your personal and professional growth or hold you back. You'll learn the six building blocks of character, challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the fear and guilt of success. You'll map out an action plan, and learn how to continually move forward at work, at home, and in everyday life. We often don't realize how much of our natural default is established by others. Whose goals are you working toward? Are you measuring your progress with the correct yardstick? This book shows you how to take a step back and compare your life today with the future you want – and build a plan for changing track toward constant evolution and growth. Assess your current state and your capacity for change Develop the right goals and the right metrics to create the future you want Learn how character evolves, and why it's essential to growth Change your habits and behaviors to consistently grow and evolve We all carry around old baggage, obsolete «friendships», and counterproductive beliefs – and every day, they pull us a little further away from what we really want. Lifestorming is your real-world guide to shedding the stagnation, and allowing yourself to grow into the person you want to become.
Revamp your life to grow, evolve, and become who you want to be Lifestorming is the indispensably practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. Redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and beliefs to move closer to your goals every single day, guided by expert insight and deep introspection. Written by a veteran author team behind almost 100 books on human behavior, this guide helps you learn why you do things the way you do them, and how to do them better. The Lifestorming Test allows you to assess your current state in concrete terms, and assess your ability to change and adapt from there, it's about identifying people, actions, habits, and beliefs that either support your personal and professional growth or hold you back. You'll learn the six building blocks of character, challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the fear and guilt of success. You'll map out an action plan, and learn how to continually move forward at work, at home, and in everyday life. We often don't realize how much of our natural default is established by others. Whose goals are you working toward? Are you measuring your progress with the correct yardstick? This book shows you how to take a step back and compare your life today with the future you want and build a plan for changing track toward constant evolution and growth. Assess your current state and your capacity for change Develop the right goals and the right metrics to create the future you want Learn how character evolves, and why it's essential to growth Change your habits and behaviors to consistently grow and evolve We all carry around old baggage, obsolete "friendships", and counterproductive beliefs and every day, they pull us a little further away from what we really want. Lifestorming is your real-world guide to shedding the stagnation, and allowing yourself to grow into the person you want to become.
Finding it, refining it, loving it, and actually getting out there and doing it Don't waste your life not doing something you aren't brilliant at, not setting the world on fire with your ideas, your thinking, your inventions, your words – it doesn't matter how you do your Thing, what matters is that you DO IT! And how about turning that Thing into your business too? Lucy Whittington is on a mission – she wants everyone in the world to do what they're brilliant at and not just what they're 'good' at. Having done what she was 'good' at for a long time (marketing), and getting overqualified with an MBA, Lucy realized that her 'Thing' was finding other people's Thing and helping them turn it into a great business that they love. In this book, Lucy uses her proven five-step process to help even more people find what they are brilliant at. Find out what you should be doing and how to make a living from it Take advantage of Lucy's expertise and follow her five-step process for success Be inspired and gain real practical advice Receive guidance on taking your new business to the next level by creating your «Star Plan» Become famous for what you do Imagine being so gifted that the work you are paid to do comes as naturally as breathing, and is so enjoyable that you would do it for free. It can happen. You're gifted at something, and that something is marketable. You can put yourself on the path to your ideal life, but first you have to Find Your Thing.
Is your life how you imagined it would be, or is the reality more stressful than you planned? Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed? Are you struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love? It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time. This life changing book gives you the tools to ditch your to-do list and follow your dreams. It will be your essential guide to doing what you love - and letting go of the rest.
Talk to anyone, anytime, about anything – with confidence. How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone is your personal handbook for stepping up your communication game. Part confidence coach and part social manual, this book reveals the reasons behind your reserve and offers real, practical ways to break through the barriers and make a connection. Whether you fear judgement and rejection or just don't know what to say, these simple exercises will equip you with a gold mine of social tools to get you through any situation. This new second edition has been updated to include the complete 30-day Zero to Hero Personal Confidence Course, to help you build your skills and increase your chances of getting what you want out of any conversation. Working step-by-step, you'll learn how to approach strangers, strike up a conversation and exit gracefully; by first changing your outlook, you develop the ability to navigate even tricky situations with confidence and ease. Conversation skills affect more than your social life – they can impact your career as well. In removing your social hesitance, you open up a whole new world of effective communication with customers and colleagues, and begin building the relationships that get you closer to your goals. This book provides real-world techniques to help you get better and better every day, enabling you to: Overcome your fear of rejection. Strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. Open up to make real connections and build strong rapport. Carry your confidence into networking, sales and more. Leave the days of awkwardness behind you. Stop running away from uncomfortable interactions and start getting comfortable instead. Whether you need to close the deal, build contacts or just make small talk at a party, How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone helps you build the confidence and skills you need to talk your way to success.
Students of professional qualifications often work in the dark. Many take no formal tuition and are often left to learn off the page. Many students learn the theory but are unable to identify what the question requires. They miss marks they could, and should have picked up for material they have spent precious time studying. They fail exams they have the ability to pass. This book spotlights what examiners look for and helps you ask, and answer, this key question What exactly does the examiner want?The book covers exam techniques, how to approach different styles of question (such as CBA, essays, case studies) how to lay out your work, etc. Written in a straightforward manner, this study buddy gets the point across clearly without dumbing down important messages. Cartoons, illustrations and mind-maps show you how you should be thinking, and what you should be doing in order to work smarter, not harder. Professional exams are highly time pressured, both for the student and the marker. Good exam technique is a priority.This book will help you get all the marks you deserve, and perhaps a few you don't!* Get the most out of your study time, and maximum marks at exam time - this books shows you how to work smarter, not harder* Written by a CIMA Examiner and Tutor, this study buddy shows you exactly what the examiner is looking for* Illustrations, mind-maps and cartoons cool your nerves and show you how to plan and write your answer succinctly and successfully