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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

By Naoki Higashida
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Naoki Higashida
The Sunday Times bestsellerNaoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it's raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems.With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.
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Farsighted

By Steven Johnson
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Steven Johnson
Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war.Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved.There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively, and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.
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Fearless Living

By Rhonda Britten
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Rhonda Britten
So many of us are held back by fear - in every aspect of our lives. Hugely inspirational writer and speaker Rhonda Britten goes beyond Susan Jeffers' classic "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" to show us how to banish fear entirely. Describing how she herself overcame the personal tragedy of her father's murder of her mother, she explains the 3 key steps involved in reversing fortunes and making a success of our lives. First unblock potential, then dismantle self-defeating habits, and finally re-channel negative self-talk to turn your losses into wins and problems into possibilities. Both motivating and practical, Rhonda Britten includes case histories and exercises to help us identify, transform and move beyond our fears to a new life of physical, spiritual and emotional freedom.
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Fearless Loving

By Rhonda Britten
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Rhonda Britten
Love is one of the biggest casualties of Fear. Charismatic TV life coach Rhonda Britten shows us how we can find the love we crave through conquering this fear and moving forward with our new-found freedom. The foremost expert on fear pushes us beyond our safe-but-stale approach to relationships, radically altering our concept of love with eight illuminating and life-changing truths about love.* Love is up to you* Everyone is innocent* Love is not a feeling - it's much more* Your brain is the key player in your love life* Dating is where you practise being yourself* 'Yes' means nothing if you can't say 'no'* Loss is a fact of love, and life* Love is a risk you have to take.
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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

By Susan Jeffers, Susan Jeffers
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Susan Jeffers
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Susan Jeffers
What is stopping you from being the person you want to be and living your life the way you want to live it? Fear of tackling an issue with your boss, fear of getting to grips with a problem in your home. Fear of change. Fear of taking control...Everyone has their own list of fears which seem to run through their lives. Susan Jeffers' inspiring and mould breaking book shows us how to become powerful in the face of our fears. Feel the fear, she argues, but do it anyway.(P)1997 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
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Fight

By Hazel Gale
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Hazel Gale
On a cold December afternoon in 2013, Hazel Gale was declared the English ABA Boxing Champion. On paper, this wasn't her greatest success in sport, nor was it even her best-fought bout. But as her hand was raised that day, Hazel felt a surge of alien emotion. She wasn't sure whether it was happiness, pride or just a good old-fashioned sense of achievement. But it was new. Looking back, she can tell you that what she'd felt upon winning up until that day had been shame. This time, she owned the triumph. Competing in the sports of kickboxing and boxing for almost a decade, Hazel battled with the monsters of her mind on a daily basis - anxiety, depression, eating disorders and, eventually, burnout. FIGHT takes you on her journey from a life of fearful self-destruction to that moment when she finally felt deserving of success.With self-awareness comes immense power. It was cognitive hypnotherapy that helped Hazel uncover both the root of her problem and the key to her recovery. Ultimately, it was her monster that showed her the way back into the ring and to a state of emotional and physical balance. Feeling compelled to share these profound benefits, she qualified as a therapist and is now one of the most sought-after practitioners in the country.Fight is like a one-to-one session with Hazel. Through vulnerable storytelling, digestible theory and pocket-sized therapeutic processes, this book will teach you how to alchemise your moments of self-sabotage. It's time to emerge victorious from your own battles, whatever they may be.
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Finance For Non-Financial Managers In A Week

By Roger Mason
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Roger Mason
The ability to understand finance is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Roger Mason, a leading expert on business finance as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order become confident with financial issues.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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The Finch in My Brain

By Martino Sclavi
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Martino Sclavi
'Whenever I see Martino I am reminded of how little I know about life and death compared to him. How we don't know what is within us or what may lie on the other side. I hope it's as magical and beautiful as this book.' --Russell BrandWhen film producer Martino Sclavi began experiencing intense headaches, he attributed them to his frenetic lifestyle. As it turned out, he had grade 4 brain cancer and was given 18 months to live. After undergoing brain surgery - while awake - Martino found he had lost the ability to recognise words. His response was to close his eyes and begin to move his fingers across the keyboard to write this, an account of life before diagnosis and since. Defying all predictions Martino is still very much alive, words read out to him by the monotone of a computerised voice he calls Alex. But he must now live in a new way. This book - that he has written but cannot read - charts the effects of his experience: on his relationship with his young son, his marriage, his work and with himself. In the wake of his illness, everything must be reconfigured and Martino is made to question the habits, dreams and beliefs of his old life and confront the present. What he finds is strange and beautiful. Searching for the words between life and death, Sclavi shows that with determination and a subtle, persistent sense of humour, it is possible to change the story of our lives.
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Finding Sisu

By Katja Pantzar
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Katja Pantzar
Finnish-born writer Katja Pantzar was raised and educated in Canada, where the consumerist and materially obsessed culture left her feeling empty and unhappy. When she received treatment for depression in her mid-20s, the doctor treating her simply prescribed medication and sleeping pills, no thought given to her lifestyle.After moving to Finland, Katja discovered sisu: the Finnish approach to well being defined by a special kind of resilience, grit and courage. She embraced this way of living and experienced a dramatic turnaround in her health and happiness. Simple, functional exercise (as simple as riding her bike to work), the Nordic diet,spending time in nature and water together with a more courageous outlook, all served to transform Pantzar's life: her anxieties, fatigue and pain left behind in the sea. In Finding Sisu, Pantzar offers an honest (no place is perfect - Finland is not an exception) and uplifting account of her physical and psychological health transformation from a slightly lethargic depressive into an energetic optimist. She examines the link between sisu and the Nordic reputation for excellent wellbeing and overall life satisfaction, and looks at the ways in which we, too, can apply sisu to our lives - wherever we may be. Finding Sisu is a personal but also practical approach to the power of this 500-year-old philosophy and how it can help us all to lead healthier, happier - and braver lives.
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Finding Your Next Job in a Week: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By Geoff Ribbens, Peter Maskrey
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Geoff Ribbens, Peter Maskrey
The ability to find a good job in a challenging market, is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Peter Maskrey and Geoff Ribbens, leading experts on business communcation, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to secure the role that's right for you.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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The Fiona Harrold Series: Get Motivated

By Mike Blissett
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Mike Blissett
GET MOTIVATED is your guide to making life work the best way it possibly can for you. Why is it that some people simply coast through life, seemingly oblivious to failure, whilst others struggle and feel overwhelmed by the very thought of creating the life they always dreamed of? The answer could be in the planning, the doing, the getting up and going - in the direction that's right for you.With GET MOTIVATED, you'll be able to develop your personal game plan. By examining what you want, what motivates and moves you, your dreams, goals and ambitions, even the long-forgotten pipe dreams of childhood, you will be able to put together a step-by-step approach to creating the life you want.
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The Fish Finger Years

By Fiona Gibson
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Fiona Gibson
If you have an embarrassing child who bursts into friends' houses announcing 'It stinks in here' or shouts 'why is that man so fat?' on the bus (and not a spooky child who replaces felt-tip lids and enjoys dusting) then this book is for you.Self-confessed imperfect mum Fiona Gibson blends her own hilarious tales of raising three children with anecdotes and nuggets of advice from 300 fellow parents who admit they too get things wrong occasionally. Stories and tips cover a huge range of parenting dilemmas, from 'what to do if your child has a screaming, plank-rigid wobbler in M&S, and everyone's giving you Bad Parent looks' and 'how to handle a foul-mouthed monster obsessed with the toilet parts of horses' to 'sex: should you make the effort or just not bother?'.Above all, this funny, refreshingly honest look at being a real-life mum will come as a welcome reminder that yours is not the only family who can't go to Ikea without tears, tantrums and the threat of divorce...
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Fish Tales

By Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
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Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
This inspiring follow up to FISH! offers exciting case-studies of how companies are applying the fish philosophy to meet their unique goals and needs. FISH TALES features four real-life stories of the fish principle in action - to help you 'reel' in new possibilities in the workplace - and four short chapters, also from actual organisations, on the four principles of the FISH! philosophy. Using a short, easy-to-read format, it effectively communicates a message that applies to every kind of business. These stimulating examples of re-energised companies are perfect for those wanting to dive deeper into the FISH! philosophy and create that amazing environment in their own workplace.
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Fish!

By Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
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Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
An updated edition of the international bestseller with inspirational stories and new resources to transform your life. Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude to the job every day. In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager has the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team.Seattle's Pike Place Fish is a world famous market that is wildly successful thanks to its fun, bustling, joyful atmosphere and great customer service. By applying ingeniously simple lessons learned from the Pike Place, our manager discovers how to energise and transform her workplace.Addressing today's most pressing work issues with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message, FISH! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound.
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Fish! For Life

By Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
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Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
The internationally acclaimed business bestseller FISH! and follow ups FISH! TALES and FISH! STICKS have been a massive global success - with over a million copies sold in the States and over 400,000 copies in the UK. Now, for the first time, we're shown how to put the unique FISH! Philosophy into action in all areas of our lives, ranging from losing weight to improving our personal finances.Using the same easy-to-read parable format used in the original FISH! title, this is a both a true follow-up to that book (featuring two of the original characters) and a stand-alone work that can be read on its own. Through its unfolding story, we witness the many challenges encountered by a newly created family as they start building a life together - working parents, growing family, school tension, economic stress, and weight gain - and just how they are overcome. From this appealing metaphor we can obtain accessible wisdom and applicable insights which can be applied for achieving happiness and wellbeing in our own lives.
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Fish! Omnibus

By Stephen Lundin And Carr Hagerm
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Stephen Lundin And Carr Hagerm
The phenomenal bestseller FISH! has sold more than one million copies worldwide and has appeared on numerous bestseller lists. Now, with the FISH! Omnibus, readers can enjoy the wisdom of FISH! and its sequels FISH! TALES and FISH! STICKS in one book. FISH! is a powerful parable that will help you love the work you do - even if you can't always do work that you love. In this engaging metaphor, a fictional manager transforms a chronically unenthusiastic department into an effective team by applying ingeniously simple lessons learnt from Pike Place Fish, a wildly successful local fishmonger. The parable addresses today's most pressing work issues and offers easy to grasp, profound wisdom - the hallmark of a business classic. With FISH! TALES, readers can learn how people from four real-life businesses boosted morale and improved results by implementing the FISH! principles. Here are specific and tested techniques that can be put to use immediately in any kind of business or organisation - even at home. FISH! TALES features dozens of success stories, and it details a twelve-week programme with specific steps and action plans to help you find greater fulfilment - while inspiring those around you to do the same. In FISH! STICKS, the authors teach you how to create your own vision for your business - and to keep it alive and renewed through the tough and changing times, such as turnover in management and staff. FISH! STICKS will show you sustainable ways to establish an invigorating management style that really works.
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Fish! Sticks

By Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
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Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
The phenomenal international bestseller FISH! told the story of a fictional company that transformed itself by applying lessons learned from Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market. The follow-up FISH! TALES told of real-life companies that boosted morale and improved results by implementing these same principles. Now, following the huge success of these motivational titles, comes the latest inspiring addition to the series: FISH! STICKS. In this new, stimulating volume, the authors teach us how to effect change in our business and make it stick through tough and changing times such as turnover in management and staff. With the appealing, readable style which makes the FISH philosophy so accessible, FISH! STICKS shows us how to keep our work vital, alive and fresh, while maintaining those innovations that really work for your company.
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Fit For Fertility

By Michael Dooley
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Michael Dooley
One in six couples have problems conceiving and many more suffer the pain of miscarriage, which FIT FOR FERTILITY also addresses. Much of the advice they're given is misleading or negative and IVF is often presented as the only option. In fact, it's been shown that an integrated approach to fertility treatment achieved the same success rates as IVF, without medical intervention, worry and expense. This is Michael's approach and is based on his hugely successful Fit for Fertility programme that combines changes to lifestyle, good nutrition and complementary therapies. FIT FOR FERTILITY will allow the reader to self diagnose and tailor their programme according to their needs. It is infused with Michael's up-beat philosophy and builds on his inspiring work to promise a genuine chance of success.
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Flourish

By Martin Seligman
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Martin Seligman
'Admirable and exciting' -Sunday Times'His most personal and boldest book so far' -Nature'This book will help you flourish.' With this promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, the first book to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr Seligman has led for 15 years, is different - it's about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Flourish builds on Dr Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character to show how to get the most out of life.
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The Food Medic

By Hazel Wallace
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Hazel Wallace
Junior Doctor, personal trainer and Instagram hit Dr Hazel Wallace's first book brings you over 70 nutritional recipes to look and feel amazing whilst debunking the diet myths. 'I'm a girl who juggles two jobs, who loves to lift, who adores real food - and can't resist chocolate.As a junior doctor and a personal trainer, I know that we all feel our best when we are free of illness, full of energy and at a healthy weight - and I know it can be done, even if you lead the busiest of lives!I want to debunk the myths that are out there surrounding dieting and instead offer solid, evidence-based advice.I want to bridge the gap between mainstream medicine and nutrition and help you take full control of your fitness and wellbeing, so you will never have to diet again.I want to show you that eating the most natural, unrefined and unprocessed wholefood ingredients can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle.I want this book to change your life.'Hazel x
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