Take control of your career today Want to get ahead in the workplace? Learn new skills and increase your visibility as a leader in your company with the help of this practical, hands-on guide to professional development. You'll find new techniques for being a better leader, tips for writing better emails, rules for running more effective meetings, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to give presentations that will keep your audience engaged and learn to be a more mindful person. Combined from seven of the best For Dummies books on career development topics, Career Development All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking control of your career and improving your professional life. Perfect on its own or as part of a formal development program, it gives you everything you need to advance your career. Become a better leader Manage your time wisely Write effective business communications Manage projects more effectively Success is an individual responsibility—so put your professional future in your own hands with this guide!
The true story of the man with the Best Job in the World The Best Job in the World is the story of how following your passions can lead to life-changing opportunities. Adventurer Ben Southall shares his experiences and lessons learned as the winner of the inaugural Tourism Queensland's Best Job in the World campaign, and reveals how this has led to ongoing opportunities since. Part autobiography, part insight into the power of a unique marketing campaign, this book follows Ben's journey—from leaving the UK on his own expedition around Africa to his new role as caretaker of Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll learn about the skills and experiences that shaped Ben's path, together with the inevitable pitfalls that he faced along the way to living his dream. The sole winner of the Best Job in the World campaign, Ben's perspective is a unique one to share the serious challenges that arose from being catapulted into a high profile job in an idyllic location. Humorous and poignant, the story is as much holistic life guide as travel guide, providing a motivational and inspirational tale that may just be the push you need to: Get inspired—see the opportunities around you and grab them with both hands Embrace the unknown, overcome life's obstacles and challenge expectations Live out your dreams and be your authentic self Climb out of the rut and take part in the world around you In The Best Job in the World, Ben Southall answers the questions everyone is asking: «What is it like? Is it really the best job in the world?» You'll learn how to transform your interests and passions into a flexible, long-term career, and how following the road less travelled can lead to living your best life. If you're dissatisfied, stuck in a rut or merely curious, The Best Job in the World is a must-read tale of aspiration, inspiration and motivation.
Take charge of your financial future and improve your overall well being In today's unpredictable economy, the best way to ensure financial security is to build your own business. You can neither count on nor control your employer's success, but you can depend on your own creativity and solid work ethic to achieve prosperity. The Affluent Entrepreneur empowers you to identify your innermost marketable passion, and then turn that passion into your profession by becoming a successful business, regardless of your background, experience, or level of education. Provides you with 20 proven principles to achieve success faster than you ever imagined Propels existing entrepreneurs toward reaching the next level with their business Offers proven advice from an author who has been featured in major newspapers such as USA TODAY, The New York Times, the Denver Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as on hundreds of radio stations If you're tired of depending on others for your success and well being, The Affluent Entrepreneur gives you the edge you need to launch and grow your own business and create your own long-term financial freedom and security.
Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care. This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference format. You’ll find the latest on appropriate diets for ferrets, dental hygiene, common ferret diseases and infections, and designing and establishing an enjoyable and enriching environment for both your ferret and yourself. You’ll also get solid tips about how to get to know your ferret and introduce it to other family members and how and when to give your ferret and his cage a good cleaning. Discover how to: Choose the perfect ferret Ferret-proof your house Handle ferret first-aid Make foods your ferret will love Deal with behavior issues Select terrific ferret toys Interpret your ferret’s actions Find the best vet for your ferret Travel with your ferret Make sure your little friend doesn’t get bored Decide whether to breed your ferret Complete with helpful lists of ferret myths and misconceptions as well as recipes for meals your ferret will gobble up, Ferrets For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your ferret happy and healthy for years to come.
Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your wallet! Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden? Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free compost and mulch that's chock-full of nutrients. From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible for anyone! Digging into compost basics – get a handle on the benefits of composting and the tools you'll need to get started Choosing the best method and location – find the best composting method and location that's right for you, whether it's above ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right in your kitchen Building your pile – learn which ingredients can go into your compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in the right proportions Stepping beyond traditional composting – get the lowdown on vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green manures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot you plan to plant Open the book and find: A step-by-step guide to composting The right gear and tools for the job Tips on constructing your own composting containers and bins Materials you can safely compost (and those to avoid) Cover crops to improve your soil now and compost later Recommendations for using your finished compost What worms contribute to your compost Troubleshooting advice if your compost pile isn't cooperating Learn to: Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into nutrient-rich compost Build and maintain your own compost bin Use worms to aid in composting, both indoors and out Give your vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy
Click Here is the ultimate guide to making the internet work for your business. By using just some of the many methods contained in this book, you will reach more people, improve your business and have an awesome website that you can be proud of. Packed full of tips showing you what – and what not – to do, this book will guide you through the process of building the most valuable marketing tool you could ever invest in, and help you get the most out of your business. In this book you'll discover how to: attract people to your website (and get them to come back again) sell your product online (and sell more of it) manage your online business (so that it works for you) set and achieve all your business goals (whatever they may be!)
Do you consider yourself a hunter? If you have you ever dated, played sports, or held a job, then your answer should be yes. We are always hunting—trying to track down and take the things we want, the things that will make our life bigger, better, safer; more satisfying, exciting, and just plain fun. In The Hunt, serial entrepreneur, hunter, and OutdoorHub founder David Farbman offers a way of thinking about work, life, and our connection with the world based upon the ancient discipline of hunting. The Hunt will inspire anyone striving for more to think like hunters—with poise, concentration, and skill; to identify their targets; and, with focus, determination, and satisfaction, to achieve those goals. Specifically, The Hunt shows how to: Get a bigger, clearer picture of your life and goals, and discover things about yourself and your ability that you’ve never noticed or seen before Gain the hunter’s special skills at observation and perception, to understand your environment; Learn “predatory consciousness” – the full understanding of your prey, whether business partners or competitors, so you can predict their actions; Harness and leverage every opportunity to obtain your desired outcomes and inspire your best thinking Fully understand where to pick battles, and where not to “hunt” at all. The principles of The Hunt will give you a clearer, sharper lens for seeing the world and shaping your role in it. You’ll make better decisions, form stronger alliances, build better strategies, target bigger wins, and uncover more opportunities. Best of all, you will become a true hunter when you know who you are, what you want, and how to get what you’re hunting for.
Your go-to guide for getting that coveted grant Though hundreds of thousands of grant opportunities exist, finding the right one can be a challenge. Grant Writing For Dummies, 6th Edition offers expert guidance for locating available grants, carefully applying, and ultimately winning a grant. From writing compelling applications to properly adhering to strict guidelines and parameters, it takes the intimidation out of the process and shows you how to increase your ability to get a piece of the billion-dollar pie for your non-profit or for-profit organization. You’ll even have access to sample applications, letters, and budgets online to help you stand out from the competition. As the amount of established granting foundations increases, so does the amount of money available. But for most grant-seekers, the application process can be long, tedious, and highly competitive. Packed with step-by-step instructions for registering with Grants.gov, up-to-date grant opportunities available via newly created websites and online databases, updated resources and best practices—and more—Grant Writing For Dummies is your all-encompassing guide to navigating the entire grant-writing process. Find grant opportunities in the public or private sector Create strong statements of need tailored for your prospects Navigate federal regulations Apply for grants online If you’re ready to create powerful, successful applications and proposals that convey your need for grant funding, help is a page away!
Stop saying 'no' to opportunity, and start saying 'yes' to possibility Happy Accidents is your personal guide to transforming your life. As we take on task after task, responsibility after responsibility, we lose sight of who we are and why we're doing what we do; we rush through the day completing a to-do list, but we never really seem to accomplish the things that are most important. What goals do you have for your life? What steps have you taken toward them today? Consider this book your guide to getting back on track to your dreams and help inspire those around you. It's not about doing more or doing less, it's about making what you do worthy of the effort. From forging new relationships, stepping out of your comfort zone, and reframing your work—start valuing these as empowering choices you get to make toward a particular goal every day. To preserve our precious time and energy, we often default to 'no,' yet this only closes the door to our growth, while a 'yes' opens up a world of possibilities. The secret is adding 'yes, and' to our lives. This seductively simple turn of phrase opens the doors to better collaboration and positive relationships, and invites self-sustaining opportunities into our world. 'Yes, and' helps you get from where you are, as an individual or organization, to where want to be. No person or organization is an island, and none of us reaches our goals alone. This book shows you how to build on the power of open-mindedness, cultivate supportive relationships, and adopt a win-win mindset to reignite your purpose and unleash your best. Harness the power of team collaboration, cooperation, and creativity Reframe 'mistakes' and 'bad ideas' into 'Happy Accidents' that lead to opportunities Communicate more effectively by learning how to listen actively and build on the pertinent information Relinquish some degree of control to allow for more growth and discovery Children have a natural inclination toward curiosity. As we grow into adults, our curiosity gradually takes a back seat to obligations, responsibility, and duty—but that spark remains, and can be reignited. Don't spend your life adrift in a sea of 'could've, would've, should've'—take back your sense of purpose, positivity, joy, time, and energy with the power of Happy Accidents.
". . . The best tax guide of the bunch . . ." -USA Today «. . . Hard to Beat . . .» -Money magazine The Ernst & Young Tax Guide 2004 is the most current, authoritative, and bestselling tax guide on the market. Here is the only guide that provides complete coverage of the new tax law provisions and includes essential forms for the upcoming tax season, plus the IRS's official filing instructions for these forms. Make the most of the new tax law by learning how to save on your taxes with one of America's leading tax and accounting firms, Ernst & Young LLP. SPECIAL FEATURES IN THIS YEAR'S EDITION: * How to make sense of the the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 * IRS Publication 17, «Your Federal Income Tax» * How to determine retirement plan contributions under the new rules * Using Coverdell ESAs and Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs * 50 Most Commonly Overlooked Deductions * How the continued phase-in of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 will affect your taxes today and in the years to come PLUS the always popular features: TAXSAVERS-tips to slash your taxes this year and next TAXPLANNERS-strategies to help you prepare for the upcoming year TAXALERTS-pointers on the new tax law changes that may affect you TAXORGANIZERS-reminders that help you keep track of your important tax records Over 450 of them at your fingertips!
A step-by-step guide to designing and implementing an amazing customer service culture In today's competitive business environment, keeping customers happy is the key to long-term success. But some businesses provide much better customer service than others. It's not always clear what works and what doesn't, and implementing new customer service practices midstream can be a difficult, chaotic task. Business leaders who want to transform their business culture into one of customer service excellence need reliable, proven guidance. Unleashing Excellence gives you practical tools and step-by-step guidance tailored to your company's individual customer service needs. It shows you how to navigate your teams through every step of the implementation process to achieve true customer service excellence. The book covers the training and education of your group, how to measure the quality of your service, how to build a culture of personal accountability, and how to recognize excellence and reward it. Fully revised to include updated information on the latest tools and best practices, as well as the stories and lessons learned from those organizations that have used the process described in the book. Offers proven best practices for designing and implementing an excellent customer service culture Simple format divides content into nine «leadership actions» that guide you through a step-by-step process Shows you how to build a common customer service vision for your entire organization Customer service is vital to the survival of your business. If you want to move your organization's customer service practices from good to great, Unleashing Excellence is the key.
Learn how to make the switch from PC to Mac a completely smooth transition The number of Mac users continues to increase significantly each year. If you are one of those people and are eager but also anxious about making the switch, then fear not! This friendly guide skips the jargon to deliver you an easy-to-read, understandable introduction to the Macintosh computer. Computer guru Arnold Reinhold walks you through the Mac OS, user interface, and icons. You'll learn how to set up your Mac, move your files from your PC to your Mac, switch applications, get your Mac online, network your Mac, secure your Mac, work with the iLife suite, troubleshoot common problems, and more. Dives in to helping you make the switch from PC to Mac as smooth and effortless as possible Walks you through the latest features of Mac OS X Lion to help you take advantage of all the cool things your Mac can do that you might not know about Offers clear instructions for working with the iLife applications, running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, networking your Mac, and switching your family or your business to a Mac Shares essential advice for troubleshooting common problems and provides easy tips for keeping your Mac happy Switching to Mac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Edition is all you need to switch to a Mac and never look back!