Education & Reference

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Book cover image for Become a Better You: Stop dieting, start living
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If you want to stop bouncing around from one diet to another, make this the last time you ever have to lose weight, regain your confidence, finally feel comfortable in your clothes and transform your life inside and out…then you want to read this book.

And here’s why - traditional approaches to weight loss and improving your health simply don’t work. They didn’t work for me, and they haven’t worked for you, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now. 

The truth is you can get the health and body of your dreams, without giving up all your favourite foods, starving yourself or spending everyday in the gym, and I’m not just going to show you how, I’m going to guide you every step of the way.

What it comes down to is balance, looking at your lifestyle on the whole, and not looking for another one size fits all quick fix.

I really wanted to do something different with this book, that actually works and produces sustainable results, combining scientific research with the help, guidance and support I wish I had back when I was struggling on my own.

That’s why everything in this book can be tailored around you, from your goals to the changes you want to make, fitting around your routine, your commitments and what you truly want in life.

Just a few of the things we will be covering are:
- How to put together a balanced diet, free from restriction, creating healthy meals you love, determining portion sizes without counting calories and how to eat to achieve your weight loss goals.
- Ways to develop healthier habits, manage stress, change your mindset, overcome limiting beliefs and finally reach your true potential.
- Learning to listen to your body, as you start to make more informed choices in all areas of your life, stop acting on impulse and break the control cravings and willpower have over you.
- Becoming active in a way you actually enjoy, that you look forward to and fits into your routine.
- Finding ways to rest, relax and unwind, regardless of how busy you are.
- Getting round the barrier of time, eating healthy on a budget and more.

All of this added together will create a momentum shift in all areas of your life, and there are systems in check to keep you accountable and consistent.

Not only will you lose weight, but you will also boost your energy, improve your mood, focus, sleep and general outlook on life, all while becoming a healthier, happier you.

No it won’t happen overnight, but just think, in 10 weeks you could completely transform your life, finally achieving what you’ve spent years dreaming about, showing you that change is possible and that you are the one in control of your own destiny.

Just remember, this is not a diet, it’s a change in lifestyle, that will help you not only look, but also feel better than you ever have before.

So if you are serious about making this the last time you ever have to lose weight, then the time to take action is now!

SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

As a thank you for buying this book, I’m offering all readers a transformation call directly with me, to help you map out and get clarity on your own journey.

Find out more about my work and how I can help you become a better you at www.tailoredlifestyles.co.uk.

(5.0)

51 reviews*

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Book cover image for FBA - Building an Amazon Business - The Beginner's Guide: Why and How to Build a Profitable Business
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Beginner's Guide to creating your own business Selling on Amazon

Desire for Financial Freedom and the search for a better work life balance have driven most of us (including this author) to explore other sources of income.

This book walks you through the process of building a business on Amazon – a business that you can build almost anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a computer and the internet.

Something with the potential to replace your current income and allow you the freedom to work your own hours; buy goods in one country, have them shipped to another and sold on Amazon without having to touch the products, package them or ship them yourself.

Read this book to find out if “Fulfilled By Amazon” could be a business for you!

(5.0)

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In the early 19th century, when it was the policy of many of the poorhouses and workhouses to deter paupers from applying by making the conditions inside harsh and unpleasant, two boys set out on a journey to Hackney Workhouse in London. Their starting point was in the pleasant Cheshire countryside, where they were apprenticed to the cotton mill built by Samuel Greg in 1784. Children as young as nine would be employed there as scavengers, piecers, mule doffers or can tenters. These jobs could be just as unpleasant and difficult for a poor child as those we may have heard of, such as chimney sweeps and match girls.

Quarry Bank Mill was some 200 miles north of London and the boys had to sneak out unnoticed and then attempt to walk all the way. It was likely that these enterprising travellers took advantage of the drovers’ roads and the newly developed “motorways” of the times—the canals. Perhaps they were lucky enough some days to hitch a lift; their general direction of travel taking them to Beartown, the Potteries, Dunstable Downs and, eventually, to London. Whatever challenges they encountered along the way, archived evidence shows that they made it.

Runaway apprentices had become a problem for society during the years of the Industrial Revolution—so what had prompted Thomas and Joseph to do such a hazardous thing? What happened to them on their long journey? Did they receive any help? Or were they chased relentlessly wherever they ran, since what they were doing was illegal in the eyes of the authorities?

This is the story of their adventure and it concludes with the events in the Middlesex courthouse, known then as the Old Sessions.

(4.1)

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Book cover image for Getting It Write: Common Sense Copywriting for your Business
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a book on Writing for your Business could guide you, gently but firmly down the path to security, success and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Unfortunately, life’s no fairy-tale, so I wouldn’t lay bets on the pot!

Fact is, there’s never an approach to anything that suits everyone and writing’s no exception. What works splendidly for someone else, might not tick your boxes. Which is why, in this book, you’ll find no absolute rights, wrongs or rules, just plenty of options, opinions and suggestions including such weighty matters as:

~ Not Murdering your Message
~ Marketing Hits and Myths
~ Creating Killer Copy Lines
~ Public Speaking or Root Canal Treatment?

I certainly hope some of what I’ve put together (based on more years of writing than I care to remember) will nudge you to approach things from new angles, encourage you to trust your own instincts, help avoid unpleasant pitfalls and help you make words work harder for you.

As a writer for businesses, the tools I work with are words (and multiple cups of coffee) but because we use words all the time, we can easily forget just how powerful they are and how they can work in oddly contradictory ways.

Doubtful?

Well, suppose I say, 'The meeting starts at 12.00.' Pretty straightforward statement. How about if I say, 'I’m sure the meeting starts at 12.00.' The addition of that one word changes the statement. How odd is that? 'Sure' is an unequivocal endorsement, yet put it before a statement and it instantly casts doubt, making you sound less rather than more certain. Words can be pesky but if you're running a business your communication has to be good, if it's not, you won't be running a business for long.

"5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, succinct - with brilliant tips.
This book has inspired me to change my copy on every single forum out there! There are so many brilliant tips and Marilyn’s engaging humour shines throughout. I have a long list of to do's and ideas to follow through. Aside from the tips, I learned simply from her style of writing - she practices what she preaches. It's helped me focus, refine and step into my authenticity in the material I put out there. Sometimes you read a book that really changes how you think, this is one of those.’ Welshy. 7 February 2019"

(4.8)

26 reviews*

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Book cover image for Gratitude for Happiness: How to exercise your gratitude muscles
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Gratitude for Happiness: How to exercise your gratitude muscles

This book is written to be used at any stage of your gratitude journey.
Our gratitude muscles are like any muscle in that if they haven’t been used for a while they may need warming up.
This book provides you a process to help you flex those muscles and build a gratitude habit of building on your happiness.
The issue that most of us have is that we focus more on what we haven’t got than what we have got. In a difficult financial climate, it can seem that we are struggling and have little to be grateful for.
The sixty sections and over four hundred and ninety genuine gratitude statements provided here cover a wide spectrum of your life, including finance, relationships, and even basic shelter.
In order to obtain the most benefits from Gratitude, you should express emotions for the things that you are grateful for.
Just reading a book isn’t going to provide you the benefits you seek so this book provides you an exercise at the end of each section.
Whether prefer to progress steadily or are a binge reading type of person, this book suggests three optional timeframes to develop your habit.
It is widely accepted that gratitude is one of the secret sauces that successful people use regularly for their happiness.
Read this book, work through the exercises, express your emotions for even the smallest gratitude’s and you’ll be amazed by the results.

(4.8)

24 reviews*

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This is the book that proves that Birmingham is not just the crucible of the Industrial Revolution, but the cradle of civilisation. From the team behind hit Birmingham miscellany, Paradise Circus, comes the definitive guide to the 101 things that made the world what it is today - and all of them were made in Birmingham. Read how Birmingham gave the world the wonders of tennis, nuclear war, the Beatles, 'that smell of eggs' and many more… 97 more. “101 Things Birmingham Gave The World, is not a Birmingham of the memory. It is a living breathing thing, wrestling with the city’s contradictions, press-ganging the typically arch and understated humour of the Brummie, and an army of little-known facts, both trivial and monumental, into reshaping its confusing reputation.” Stewart Lee

(4.2)

24 reviews*

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(4.2)

18 reviews*

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Book cover image for Animal Alphabet Search: Learn your ABC's and 1,2,3's
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Your child will love this book!
You can read it to your little baby or an older child, the book's ideal for ages between 0 months and 5 years
It's fun and educational, and your child will learn their ABCs, 123s and animal names.
Remember: Every child needs to spell and count.
Every child needs encouragement, love and support to find their way in life.
They depend on YOU to choose the best for them.
This book gives you the opportunity to teach the Alphabet and Numbers, together with animal recognition, in a fun way.
It also gives your child a head start!

(4.6)

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Book cover image for Weed Out The Users The Couch Potatoes And The Losers: Expose And Dump Toxic Men In Your Life
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Weed Out the Users, The Couch Potatoes and The Losers!Every day, I receive emails from readers who have been caught up in the tricks of users and losers. Intelligent women who fall for the chiseled good looks, the boyish grins, and smooth lines are desperate to understand what they did wrong.The answer is simple - you chose the wrong man - and that is your only mistake!You’ll meet a user – you’ll probably meet many and you may even have an enjoyable night or two with a couple of them, but he won’t date you – not in the way you want to be dated anyway. He won’t meet your parents. He’ll say he likes your cat when he doesn’t. And then one day, he will stop calling and returning your texts. Even though you had a feeling, a hunch he was using you, it will still hurt like hell because you’ve been used, and that just sucks. After you do this enough times, you’ll die for a decent man.When a woman dates blindly, she gives up her heart too fast without a proper screening mechanism. She compromises her boundaries just to keep a man in her life. She chases and nurtures a bad man when she should be screening him and potentially dumping his ass if he doesn’t make the cut.There is no guide, until now, to help women weed out the users and losers. Women are wasting days, weeks, months, and even years of their lives getting played because they don’t understand how to properly expose men who currently are not, and may never be emotionally available.Until now!This book is that guide. This book fixes what’s wrong with dating. This book ends your frustration!Inside this dating advice book, I have included the characteristics of not only these toxic men but Mr. Right as well. I want you to be able to recognize just which guys are worth your time and which ones don’t deserve one friggin' ounce of your energy.Here's what you're going to learn inside:The 4 types of men – 2 to avoid, 1 that can be converted, and Mr RightThe patterns of their behaviors so you can categorize eachHow to expose them before you commitHow to recognize, attract, and keep Mr. RightLearn how to "build yourself" so Mr. Right will comeThe 8 things high value men look for in a womanHow to spot the ever dangerous narcissistBut, I take it even further than that! You’re also asking me to help you dump these idiots, so that’s here too, as well as much more! I will help you understand why your milestone tally is leading you astray, what 6 things most often cause relationships to fail, and what high value men consider when looking for Ms. Right.Stop trying to impress him and start making him impress you!Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button’ NOWStop these cons in their tracts! Form an armor suit around yourself to protect you from the next user to come along so you can concentrate your precious time finding the RIGHT guy.About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches both men and women in how to become more confident in both your ‘regular’ life and your dating life.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!

(4.7)

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Book cover image for He's Gone Now What?: How to Get Over a Breakup and Prepare to Love Again (Relationship and Dating Advice
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I Can Help You Stop Feeling Like Crap! Get a Plan to Recover from Your Breakup from a Life Coach!This book is written for women only. You gals have specific stuff happening inside you and the last thing you need is a "one size fits all" coed read.
You feel like total crap, I get it, and you need some motivation to get you out of bed. I can supply that in spades. Understand what is happening inside youProcess these feelingsGrieve but with a time limitFollow my unorthodox plan Come out the other side a new woman, ready to kick some male butt!You have, in the clutches of your nicely manicured hands, the keys to recovering from this devastating breakup and then returning with a vengeance!Your friends and family are telling you to get back on the horse – not to be afraid – to forget that jerk and meet someone new. I agree with all of that, but I don’t agree with the timing. Heck, you may still be in shock - the last thing you can think about is another guy.Before you can get back out there, you need to process the breakup. There are many things going on in your mind and body that you need to address. These effects are hampering your progress. Inside you will Get my 14 Survival TacticsHi I'm Gregg. I have sold a quarter million books. I am a dating coach AND a life coach. This is a great advantage for you. The life coach will get you motivated and the dating coach will prepare you for love again. You are in good hands. I’m the guy who actually talks to his lady readers through his books and doesn’t just sell you a copy and wish you the best! My email resides inside the book. I am surrounded by (and coach) women psychologists and psychiatrists that help me understand you too.As a bonus, you get my best selling eBook, Own Your Tomorrow 14 Steps to Prepare for Love. I know you are not ready to love again yet, but trust me, you will be after this read!This Breakup Recovery Book is split into three phases:Phase 1 explains to you everything that’s going on in your mind and body and gives you the strategies to counter these things.Phase 2 takes you through the process of healing from the breakup. You’ll find strategies for proceeding through your pain into a healthier, more independent and ready for a relationship you.Phase 3, you are going to move forward. We’re going to examine a few topics of importance like where happiness comes from, setting boundaries and how to know when you’re really in love, just to name a few.This is your time, while you are single, to pull yourself back together into a stronger, confident woman who chooses great men! Gone are the days of being grateful to be chosen by a man who turns out to be a loser.Rest assured, I plan to take it slow, but I am your coach and I am going to push you, just a bit at times, to help you recover and become the best version of you possible!Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Now’ button NOW. About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches men and women on how to become more confident in both their ‘regular’ lives and their dating lives.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!

(4.9)

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A humorous, animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds.

When Mr Woodland Mouse mysteriously disappears, Constable Mole is quick to enlist the help of Leon Chameleon, Private Investigator, whose expertise enabled the Pigeon Valley Police to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

After organising a search, Leon realises that there is only one creature in the valley who can spring the captured mouse from his prison. But just when he thinks Mr Woodland Mouse is safely on his way home, the plan goes horribly wrong..."

All the animal details of food, habits, and lifestyle are true to nature (apart from Constable Mole’s sunglasses!) and the animals solve the crimes using their own natural abilities. Children will absorb much knowledge of the small creatures of Africa without being aware of it.

A section of interesting facts has been added to this second detective story in the Leon Chameleon PI series. It provides valuable and little-known information on chameleons, moles and other creatures featured in the story.

(4.4)

12 reviews*

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Book cover image for The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers)
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Vicky is left-handed and teased for being clumsy, but a visit from her Gran changes everything.

Vicky’s Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering a cushion as a gift, but Vicky is left-handed and she struggles to learn how to sew. She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans?

The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers.

At the end of the book is advice on how to help left-handers; how to tell if a child is left-handed; the correct way for a left-hander to hold a pencil and to slant the paper; famous left-handers; percentage of the population who are left-handed; career choices for left-handers and cultural issues for left-handers.

Now also available in CHINESE

(4.6)

11 reviews*

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A true story told in pictures to help your child understand their Hospital visit.

This book is based on a young child's real experiences. It contains a story, a Hospital checklist (what to take), useful games & tips to keep your child (and you) as stress-free as possible.

(4.0)

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Book cover image for A Beginner's Guide Profitable Stock Options Trading: Lessons I learned losing $100,000
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Stock Options and other derivatives are becoming more and more accessible.
Whereas some books provide only a simple introduction to Stock Options and others provide a more detailed framework for how to use Stock Options, this book provides both.
Lessons I learned losing $100,000 To Accelerate Your Trading Success is a collection of eighty consolidated learnings from over twelve years of derivative trading.
If you don’t want trade options daily you should still look at Stock Options as Insurance for your long term stock portfolio.
Inside this frank compilation you will find:
•An explanation of basic Call Options and Put Options in layman’s terms.
•An introduction to using Stock Options as insurance for your stock portfolio.
•Discussions and explanation of candlesticks bar charts and the display of financial information.
•A breakdown on liquidity and market makers.
•The benefits of trend trading and optimizing your profits during price movements.
•The importance of Psychology in profitable trading.
•Criteria for choosing the best Mentors and the training that suits you.
•Money management and capital preservation tools.
•Realistic focus on the time commitments and the opportunity costs of trading.
•Emphasis on the importance of your own written trading rules.
•Recognition that trading is a business and help in defining your own trading business plan.
•An introduction to more advanced Options trading strategies plus the use of strategic action plans to reduce your reaction times.

(4.9)

8 reviews*

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Book cover image for Escape from America: An Introspective Journey from America into China…
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On the surface, Escape from America is the story of an American aspiring to change his life and plan a future in China. Beneath the surface, however, this book features critical analysis of both countries in an effort to promote greater understanding.

China, in spite of its long history, is still a very “young” country where development is slow and unsteady. Sure, we from the “West” can say we’ve arrived—but have we really?

EFA is meant to educate and entertain readers who wish to truly "know" two of the world’s dominant superpowers, as well as provide powerful insight from someone approaching the subject from both a local and global perspective.

But that's not all..

My “story within a story” is one that I believe can encourage you, whatever your background, to take a closer look at your country, your life, and take everything into account. Step back and examine your world, ask yourself: Am I happy? Do I like what I see? What future goals might I wish to pursue?

Broadly speaking, for anyone who is not satisfied with the status quo and feels there are better ways forward, this book will inspire you.

(4.9)

7 reviews*

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Bheki is small for his age and is bullied by the bigger herdboys in his African village, but his magic light wins him friends and respect – until the light begins to fade. Bheki then embarks on a life-changing journey to bring power back to the magic light.
Perfect for teaching children about science, other cultures, and self-worth.

'The big day has arrived and Bheki’s house is flooded with electric light for the first time. He remembers the time, many years before, when his father gave him a light that really did seem to be magic. The torch brought him many friends and a new status in the kraal, until its beam began to fade. Bheki’s journey to bring power back to the magic light tested him to the limit but ended in magic of a different kind. It gave him a belief in himself.'

At the end of the story, Bheki explains how batteries work and how electricity is generated and brought into homes across the world.

If you watched Nelson Mandela's funeral service at Qunu you will recognise the similar rural setting in the story. (Nelson Mandela was also a herd boy)

Bheki and the Magic Light was first published by Penguin Books SA.

(4.8)

7 reviews*

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Book cover image for Riding Solo: How to Embrace Being Single and Prepare to Find Mr. Right
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Men don't bring you happiness - you do. And being single is when it happens - Learn how!

Society, and your mother, is always busy telling you that you need to find a good man, “Why can’t you find a good man like Julie did? She got a great guy. You’re not getting any younger you know!”

The truth is that you don’t need to find a good man.

Needing to find a guy puts you in a desperate frame of mind.

Being desperate puts you in the wrong mindset for finding a great guy. If and when you do meet a guy, you will cling to him like saran wrap on a leftover pan of lasagna.

You’ll change who you are so you think you’re his perfect woman.

When you’re desperate, you drop everything in your life to be available to him when he beckons. This tells him you’re too available and he loses interest. There’s no chase…

You’ll share every detail of your life with him, before the end of the first date, or maybe even before you have a first date. This takes all of the mystery away and leaves him nothing to uncover on his own.
Instead, Build Yourself and He Will Come!

Wanting to find a great guy puts you in the right frame of mind – a confident mindset where you are choosing a great man from the large pool of men.

When you choose, you look for a man who complements your assets, has values that line up with yours and proves himself to be worthy of you.

You look for a guy who doesn’t just say the right things, he does the right things. He respects your boundaries and he treats you with respect.

When you want, rather than need a man, your rose-colored glasses fall off and you see the jerks for who they are and you dump them, if you give them the time of day to begin with.

Riding Solo is about shifting your mindset from one of needing a man to wanting a man, but not until you’re ready. This book helps you learn how important it is to embrace being single in preparation for finding that awesome guy!
Inside Riding Solo you'll discover:

Why being alone is so scary
Flawed thinking habits and action steps to fix them
How to create your vision and live the part
The benefits of shattering your comfort zone
When you are truly ready to date
Why this is the year of you!

He’s out there, and he’s waiting for you, but he wants you to be confident, active and engaged in your own life. Riding Solo comes with a free workbook full of Single Steps you can take to advance you toward being that confident, active and engaged woman!

He’s seen all of the clingy females he can handle. He’s as sick of crappy relationships as you are. He is working on bettering himself for you! Now, it’s your turn to do the same!

You can’t go wrong with this book! Click “Buy Now” above to begin your journey to finding a great guy! It costs less than a cup of that caramel mocha stuff you were going to get in the morning and you’ll get a lot more out of it!
About the Author

Gregg Michaelsen is a top dating and life coach focused on helping women find great men and succeed in experiencing deep, long-lasting relationships. Gregg has sold over a quarter million books to date. His books focus on helping women understand men and themselves so they can have what they want from any relationship. His main goal is to help women not only find the man of their dreams but keep him around forever!

Riding Solo is just one of more than two dozen best selling books focused on relationship building for women. Thousands of women have already benefited from reading Gregg's books! Now, you can too!

(5.0)

6 reviews*

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Book cover image for How to Choose a Writing Coach - A Beginner's Guide: Ensuring your best chance for publishing success
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WHAT IS STOPPING YOU BEING A SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHED WRITER?

Are you overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start?
Perhaps you haven’t even written a word and need help converting your life's vision into text?Is a lack of motivation and accountability holding you back?Perhaps you have written the content but don’t know what to do next?Maybe you have already self-published something that isn’t selling?A successful writing Coach can help you to succeed in your publishing career!

Your next hurdle is where to find the right coach that meets your needs.

This book lays out a full process, providing exercises and information encompassing:Identifying what you want from a writing coach.Determining what time and money you can commit to a coach.Matching your learning styles with a potential coach.Leading you by the hand throughout the research process.Culminating in you actually employing a coach.This is A book full of actions and exercises, not just passive reading!

Still unsure if you need a coach?

A 2014 survey of over 9000 current and aspiring authors produced the following results:Of the 9000 respondents approximately 58% had actually completed a manuscript. 6000 of the 9000 respondents were only "aspiring" authors and of them only 36.7% had completed a manuscript.Only 23% of all the survey respondents (who had completed their manuscript) had actually published their first book.If we look at those figures we can see that with a roughly 60% chance of getting to the stage of completing a manuscript you then have less than a one in four chance of continuing and  publishing it.

Although there may be various reasons why other writers don’t publish their books, surely you want to have the best chance to beat those odds?
Read this book to determine if you want a writing coach, how a coach can help you and how to find one that suits your needs.

(5.0)

4 reviews*

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Book cover image for Would You Rather Be in the Coffin Than Give the Eulogy - how to take the terror out of public speaking and advance your career and social ne
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The book that could change your life.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or an expert in your field you will need some basic skills in public speaking – and some practical advice. Here it is.

The ability to speak in public is probably the most rewarding skill you will ever learn. It will not only improve your career prospects, but will also boost your self-confidence at social functions (you may never become the life and soul of the party, but at least you won't have to remain a wallflower!)

Have you ever:

Been nervous about a promotion because it involved public speaking?
Been afraid to speak up in meetings?
Turned down an invitation to speak at your garden club or similar (or choked horribly in the attempt)?
Been unsure about proposing a toast, or introducing and thanking a speaker?

Then you will benefit from the tips and guidelines in this book. Self-confidence comes from knowing the correct way of doing things - and how to avoid the pitfalls.

As you advance in your career you might be expected to:

Give presentations.
Deliver farewell speeches.
Compere functions.
Do media interviews.
And yes, give eulogies.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for giving these, and many other speeches, with examples that show you what to do, what not to do - and what can go hilariously wrong! (Some things are only learned by experience).

Jan Hurst-Nicholson has used her 35-year involvement in public speaking training, and her experiences giving talks at numerous events and organisations to compile this practical guide. Uniquely geared towards the average person who does not aspire to become a professional speaker, (although there's good stuff for them as well) but merely wants practical advice on speaking in public, (don't drink anything fizzy before a speech) it is packed with meaty information that provides the tools for a better, confident you. Use them and you will soon have those butterflies flying in formation - and it might even change your life.

* Makes a great graduation gift.

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In his late fifties Doctor X realised that he was in the ‘death zone,’ and didn’t want to go out feet up, sitting in front of the TV in the UK – he wanted to continue to live a life. Journey with him on his five-year love and hate affair with China, seeking out a new life, and enjoying strange encounters - boldly going where no English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher has gone before.

Doctor X gives us his unexpurgated insight into an ESL teacher’s life in China. What it’s really like in the high schools of China. He outs the unprofessional, and drunken behaviour of the riff raff that wash up professing to be teachers but are really professional bar flies. He also provides crucial hints, and tips for the new teacher thinking about giving China a go.

He writes frankly about his relationship with some of the women that were just ships that passed in the night. From Little Yellow, and the ladyboys of Bangkok to meeting E - his eventual life partner. This erotilogue will show you a China hidden from the tourist – the bathhouses, and the pink curtained massage parlours. Doctor X does not regret one moment of it - it has been an experience worth living – one moment close to death, the next in the arms of random women.

And to think Doctor X could be back home in Britain stacking shelves in Tesco.

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“How could I have been so stupid?”

That was Jen Pattison’s overwhelming thought when reflecting on too many years of living on the edge with overspending and juggling credit payments. It all collapsed when an unexpected crisis happened in her life. This is a familiar story for many people, and she will help to guide you out of the debt problems that have blighted your life with practical solutions and ways to save money. She will help you to think more deeply about what led you into overspending, by casting a critical eye on the insecurities in modern British life and the subtle and insidious forces that seduce customers into spending on things that they don’t need - aspects that are common in other countries too.

This is a call to everyone struggling with debt to break free of this hell – becoming debt-free will liberate you, improve your life and you will never look back. No matter how much you owe, you can do it!

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The only novel to put you in the shoes of an exhibitor, teaching you about trade shows and providing practical solutions to boost your ROI The Trade Show Chronicles offers you all the tricks of a good exhibit strategy. Become a trade show expert while reading the story of Andrew, a young salesman organizing his company's booth at an exhibition. Learn about planning, budgeting, promotion, booth staffing, lead capture, results tracking and much more. Don't miss out on this great adventure! You won't get long checklists or theories - the Trade Show Chronicles is full of directly applicable tips and very concrete suggestions. Event management can be easy - learn while entertaining yourself. What trade show experts say about The Trade Show Chronicles: "If you want a different way to learn best practices for an exhibitor; planning, managing (tasks and people) and executing with efficiency, take a journey through a clever narrative that is packed with real-life situations, issues, and personalities. Enjoy and learn." Matthew Hill, President, Expert, Trainer| The Hill Group "The Trade Show Chronicles is a relatable guide that provides crucial information that will help even the most seasoned planner cultivate an impactful trade show program." Trevor Lewis, Experiential Marketing Strategist | Skyline "This is a complete masterpiece from A-Z for everyone who plans to exhibit. It is an amazing journey. You want to be an event pro? Then do not miss this book!" Rauno Ramo, Trade Show Business Consultant | Event & Exhibition Subcontractors World Wide

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Customer Experience Management in Modern Marketing is a dynamic approach to the co-creation of value....

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Here are the author's collected essays about her Newbery Honor book Enchantress from the Stars and other Young Adult and adult science fiction novels, plus two autobiographical essays illustrated with photos. Her comments on Enchantress deal with issues she would like all its readers to be aware of.

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* The art of effective communication is described. * What is the theory and practice of effective communication. * Barriers and belief systems that create our opinions and how we express them. * Practical advice and examples. * Practice examples provided.

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Your First Text Could be Your Last! Why? Because most women text guys like they text other women.You can have all the dating skills in place but if your texting sucks he's gone. STOP! Understand the male brain so your texting captures his attention and keeps him hooked and attentive until the next date. To understand his mind, you need a top male dating coach.Hi I'm Gregg. I write books based on your needs. Thousands of you bought and read Power Texting Men so you are killing it already. Now, let's step it up a notch with texting for the more mature crowd, regardless of your age. This texting book is for you.By the end of this texting book, your competition for him is toast - he's into youAs a woman, you have a built-in ability to be charming. You deliver a look or you use a certain tone of voice and you're able to work your way with men. In an instant, you can melt a man's heart.When you meet a man you're attracted to, you turn on that charm, you deliver a coy smile, you walk away and he's hooked. Yet, when it comes to texting, you're all thumbs. You're anxious and you feel incompetent. You lose all confidence.As a result, you text instinctively, like a woman, which is the natural thing for you to do. You can quickly get emotional and frustrated when he doesn't respond as soon as you would like. You might bomb him with texts, getting more worried with each one.All this emotion, anger and frustration is normal. Your flirting skills have evolved over millions of years. Flirting comes as naturally to you as flight to a bird. When you're standing face-to-face with a man, you're good but when you're facing the tiny screen on your phone, you're perplexed.That's because you expect him to respond like your girlfriends do.Guy's don't! We never evolved!Inside Text Him This Not That is not just how to formulate a great text but how to understand the male mind. This is as much about learning how his mind works as it is about learning how to formulate texts he can't resist. How can you communicate with him if you don't understand what he's looking for or what turns him on?Here's what you will learn inside:The catch me if you can mentality and why it worksThe 10 rules of engagement that gets him to respond consistently and fastHow to build attraction by destroying boredom and shattering all things conventional!How to revive a man who is texting less and lessThe texting blunders and how to avoid themWhat to text him so he asks you outThe power of delaying, radio silence, and texting like his best friend texts himText examples that are so unique that he will want more!And a ton more! Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Now’ button NOW.About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life coaching books. He coaches men and women on how to become more confident in both their regular and dating lives.He has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!

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