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How to Run and Grow Your Own Business

By Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan
You are about to embark on one of the biggest adventures of your life. It's a daunting prospect, isn't it? An empty desk, no customers, no confirmed money coming in, and no one to gossip with. Welcome to running your own business. Every issue is now yours to wrestle with, and yours alone. But then so is all the satisfaction when things go well, whether that is mental or financial. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running and growing a successful business - including what to do when it's not going exactly as you wish. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pros and cons to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices - it will help you find clear, practical solutions and prove invaluable as you tackle this great adventure.
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How to Deal with Anger

By Isabel Clarke
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Isabel Clarke
YOUR FIRST STEP TO A LIFE FREE FROM ANGEREveryone feels angry from time to time, and anger is a natural and normal way to respond to the things in life that frustrate us. But it is all too easy to allow feelings of anger and displeasure to color your life and your relationships with other people. Managing these feelings is important, as apart from making you difficult to live with, anger has negative effects on your blood pressure and makes you more susceptible to heart attacks, depression and anxiety.A PRACTICAL AND SUPPORTIVE 5-STEP COURSE TO SET YOU FREE FROM ANGERBy picking this book up you've taken the first stride to a life free from anger. Using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for managing anger - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert author with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your anger and what keeps it going, tackle negative thoughts and behaviour, and progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse.ABOUT THE SERIESEveryone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.
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How To Be Happier

By Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner
"It's an easy read and will help you find the silver lining behind every cloud." - Prima **** NEW EDITION FULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT WITH FUN FACTS, POSITIVE MESSAGES AND NEW RESEARCH ****Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).
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How to Forgive and Move On

By Jenny Hare
Authors:
Jenny Hare
This book will explore what forgiveness is, why and how it has been esteemed through the ages, why it's crucial to us today and how we can each adopt the practise and wisdom of forgiveness to enrich our own and others' lives, and help our world. It will give you the power to step back from emotions like hurt and blame, and show you how to move towards a feeling of forgiveness instead. It shows you that learning to forgive will nourish your self-esteem and well-being, and that making forgiveness and compassion a part of your day to day existence will heal not only your own life but help to heal the wider community.
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How NOT to Get Published: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By Claire Gillman
Authors:
Claire Gillman
There are many brilliant books out there, which have not been published because theirauthor has not been able to successfully navigate the minefield that is finding a publisher. In many cases, authors make basic mistakes in their submissions, which ensure that they do not even get read by the correct person. Even if they do reach someone with decision-making power, they often fail to clearly explain the proposition of their book, or the target market.Claire Gilman is the perfect person to help you find a publisher for your manuscript. Shehas done it successfully, having had twenty of her own books published. She has spokento many commissioning editors and agents about what they look for (and look to avoid) in a submission. And she has worked as a literary consultant, helping all sorts of authors to improve their proposals. Now, she combines all this wisdom into one book, explaining clearly 50 common mistakes which authors make, and how you can avoid them and ensure that your work receives the attention and the publisher that it deserves.
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How NOT to Get Published

By Claire Gillman
Authors:
Claire Gillman
LEARN HOW TO GET PUBLISHING BY AVOIDING THE MISTAKES THAT OTHERS MADE BEFORE YOU.There are many brilliant books out there, which have not been published because their author has not been able to successfully navigate the minefield that is finding a publisher. In many cases, authors make basic mistakes in their submissions, which ensure that they do not even get read by the correct person. Even if they do reach someone with decision-making power, they often fail to clearly explain the proposition of their book, or the target market.Claire Gilman is the perfect person to help you find a publisher for your manuscript. She has done it successfully, having had twenty of her own books published. She has spoken to many commissioning editors and agents about what they look for (and look to avoid) in a submission. And she has worked as a literary consultant, helping all sorts of authors to improve their proposals. Now, she combines all this wisdom into one book, explaining clearly 50 common mistakes which authors make, and how you can avoid them and ensure that your work receives the attention and the publisher that it deserves.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique

By John Freedom
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John Freedom
Emotional Freedom Technique is a new and innovative alternative therapy that is rapidly becoming the next big trend in personal growth and alternative health. It is a safe and non-invasive healing method for treating mind/body issues, based on tapping acupuncture points while you focus on a particular problems. Featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz and on numerous other programmes on TV and online, noted EFT expert and educator John Freedom teaches the basics of EFT to make change easy. Includes chapters on tapping to achieve goals and outcomes, tapping for career success, tapping for intimacy and relationships, tapping for peak performance, and tapping into better health.EFT has been shown to be effective in treating fears and phobias, performance anxiety, guilt, shame, self-sabotage, and other emotional conditions. It is also being used to enhance and improve academic and athletic performance, psychic and intuitive abilities, confidence and self-esteem, and overall health and well-being.
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How to Craft a Great Story

By Chris Sykes
Authors:
Chris Sykes
LEARN HOW TO PLOT AND STRUCTURE YOUR CREATIVE WRITING.How to Craft a Great Story takes you step by step through the process of creating a compelling and coherent plot and structure. It covers such basics as the traditional story arcs, and such advanced information as finding balance and marrying structure and form. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read. Covering some of the most commonly raised questions in creative writing courses, it is perfect for anyone who needs the next step on from the basic 'how to write a novel'.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By John Freedom
Authors:
John Freedom
Emotional Freedom Technique is a new and innovative alternative therapy that is rapidly becoming a phenomenon. It is a safe and non-invasive healing method, based on tapping acupuncture points while you focus on a particular issue. It has been shown to be effective in treating fears and phobias, performance anxiety, guilt, shame, self-sabotage, and other emotional conditions. It is also being used to enhance and improve academic and athletic performance, psychic and intuitive abilities, confidence and self-esteem, and overall health and well-being.
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How to Interpret Dreams: Teach Yourself

By Leila Bright
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Leila Bright
What do our dreams mean? Throughout recorded history this question has fascinated people all over the world. How to Interpret Dreams is a complete handbook - simple, practical and easy to use - which suggests a host of possible answers. Dreams can serve as guides to your inner self and to your relationships, health and career success.How to Interpret Dreams explains how you can benefit from the power of dreams by:- Recalling dreams vividly and distinguishing significant from insignificant dreams.- Learning to work with symbols to gain insight into the messages hidden in dreams.- Appreciating the role played by specific types of dream - prophetic, anxiety, sexual etc.- Harnessing the power of lucid and mutual dreaming.- Learning to generate dreams to help solve specific problems.It includes case studies and sample entries from dream diaries as well as a comprehensive, quick-reference A to Z of the meaning of symbols - from abyss to zoo, fog to sunshine and bereavement to birth, plus hundreds of others in between.
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How to Tame Technology and Get Your Life Back: Teach Yourself

By Kevin Duncan
Authors:
Kevin Duncan
Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you need help.We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight back. 'How to Tame Technology' tells you exactly what to do, practical tips and simple things that you can do to regain control. Take the test and find out just how addicted you are - then learn how to cure yourself.'I can't talk now, I'm on the phone'For those of us suffering from technological overload, it's time to pause and think. Author and Plain English commentator Kevin Duncan has trained and advised some of the UK's top companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi and Shell, in how to cope with all this. This thought-provoking book grapples with just how addicted we have become to technology and offers a set of ideas to help wean us off our technological drugs and lead a more fulfilling life. It looks briefly at how we got here, tests you on how serious your condition is and then offers real solutions, including rapid sequential tasking (v multitasking), communicating concisely, using the best method of communication for the job, all while retaining your sense of humour and enthusiasm.'Every page is a prompt to imagine things differently. A handbook for these challenging times ahead.'Mark Earls, author of Herd'He does for business what Nike does for sport.' Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide'Anyone who owns a mobile should have this on their shelf.' Robert Ashton, author The Life Plan
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How to Stop Smoking - 30 Solutions to Suit You: Teach Yourself

By Matthew Aldrich
Authors:
Matthew Aldrich
How To Stop Smoking offers anyone who wants to stop honest, balanced and trustworthy advice on how to kick the habit - forever. Written by a former smoker, now personal trainer and health guru, this is a practical guide which demolishes all the reasons for continuing to smoke one by one.It offers a variety of solutions to suit you, and also focuses on such key issues as physical and mental addiction and the questions and issues that surround giving up, and prevent people from doing so. Enjoyable, motivating and fundamentally true, this realistic handbook really will work for you, whoever you are and however much you smoke.
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How to Be Happier: Teach Yourself (New Edition) Ebook Epub

By Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner
Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).
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How to Be Happier

By Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner
"It's an easy read and will help you find the silver lining behind every cloud." - PrimaEveryone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).
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Have a Happy Family Life

By Suzie Hayman
Authors:
Suzie Hayman
Why do some families work better than others? What are the ingredients for a fulfilling family life? In this wide-ranging and practical book, respected counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman explains how you can make your family work, whatever stage of life you are in. This book is about you and your family - your development, your children's development, your relationships not only with your partner and immediate family but with those who raised you and those you care for and about. We'll be looking at the vital questions; How do children develop? How do families bond? How do our experiences as children help or hinder us later in life? What happens in your family of origin to give you and the best start and continuing opportunities, and how do those influences affect your ability to help your own children go on to thrive and develop? What are the issues that come up in everyday life between you and your family, and how may understanding why you behave and feel the way you do allow you to control what happens, for the best?
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The Happiness Workbook: Teach Yourself

By Hilary Pereira
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Hilary Pereira
Do you want to find happiness? Or to be one of those people who it seems nothing can get down?This new Teach Yourself Workbook doesn't just tell you how to be happy. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. The book starts by helping you identify the factors currently constraining your happiness, and their causes. It then helps you set specific goals to improve on; as you progress through the book, you will be able to keep checking your progress against these goals. Specially created exercises, using the tools of NLP, hypnotherapy and cognitive psychology, will help you to boost your happiness so that you can feel happy whatever life throws at you.
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How to Reach Enlightenment

By Polly Campbell
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Polly Campbell
How to Reach Enlightenment offers practical strategies for those who are struggling to find an enlightened way of life, bringing straightforward self-help techniques to the world of spirituality. It shows you what enlightenment is before moving on to the various ways in which you can create a sense of awareness in your life. Covering everything from the basics of self-acceptance to meditation and mindfulness, each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Chapters conclude with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
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How to Remember Anything: Teach Yourself

By Mark Channon
Authors:
Mark Channon
What would you do if you could remember anything? "How to Remember Anything" shows how a radically improved memory can add real value in life and in business and can help build your career and your personal life. It is full of practical techniques that will not just show you how to remember things such as numbers, dates and facts, but also real and innovative insight into new ways of learning and processing information that could completely change your life. The goal of this book is to show you how to use your new, improved memory to enhance your career, your personal life and your leisure time, and because of this it is more practical and transformational than any other 'Memory boosting' title available.
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Hypnotherapy for a Better Life: Teach Yourself

By Tig Calvert
Authors:
Tig Calvert
Would you like to learn self-hypnosis and specific techniques to help you become a more happy and fulfilled person, or to overcome issues such as anxieties or phobias? Are you interested in how self-hypnosis can help you perform better at work, in relationships, at sport or creatively? This book gives you all you need to gain a thorough understanding of hypnosis and, more importantly, to use practical and safe self-hypnosis techniques to overcome problems and improve all aspects of your life. If you want to take things further and become a professional, there is also plenty of practical advice and clear guidance.
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How You Can Talk To Anyone: Teach Yourself

By Keith Souter
Authors:
Keith Souter
Tongue-tied at parties? Shy on dates? Dreading the next 'networking' event? Tackle your inner critic and find self-assurance with this empathetic and practical guide to overcoming your social pariah status and learning to make small talk that could seal your success at work, at home or in romantic situations. With an opening chapter on how to simply feel more confident about your ability to charm and impress, this book is packed with psychological insight and advice and, more importantly, with strategies for being charming in any social situation. From parties to work outings, it gives opening lines and practical advice on things like body language - and will even help you cope with the difficult times, when tackling conflict or facing an argument. You will learn to love the prospect of a dinner party with even the most challenging guests, and never be lost for words again.
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