Education & Reference
The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Education & Reference:
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!
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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!
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.
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.
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"
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Did Enron really live by its stated value of Integrity? Many companies have values enshrined on a plaque in a prominent location but do their values positively contribute to business success or undermine it?
We all have values, whether we know what they are or not. So, all companies have values, whether they are clearly and honestly articulated or not. Knowing and living by our values reduces conflict. Not living by our standards increases conflict, within ourselves, with others and between teams.
Based on practical experience, this fascinating book provides insight into the concepts of personal and company values, pitfalls of using them incorrectly, and the power they generate, when applied consistently. In particular, the book explores the need for executives and managers, of all company sizes, to be deeply aware of their own values, the impact their collective values have throughout the organisation, and how they can use values to create competitive advantage.
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.
It was Christmas 1942. Eleven young women braved the attentions of Nazi U-Boats in the deep Atlantic on their way to North Africa. About to play their part in defeating Hitler, they called themselves the First Eleven.
According to Winston Churchill, the Mediterranean was the key to defeating the Third Reich. And a crucial part of undermining Fascist power in Italy, France and the Mediterranean islands would be subversion and sabotage. But the undercover fighters needed a springboard to spearhead their operations in the ‘soft underbelly’ of Europe.
Those eleven young women joined heroic soldiers, sailors and secret agents at the Special Operations Executive’s new North African base. Code-named Massingham, it was hidden away among pine trees by a Mediterranean beach. SOE, America’s OSS and the French intelligence agencies worked together to undermine cruel regimes.
This is the remarkable story of Massingham. Its life was short. Less than two years after its formation, its multinational job was done. British, American, French, Italian, Spanish: together they played a key role in the Second World War.
Alongside the espionage of MI6 and the strategic deception of ‘A Force’, Massingham’s men and women launched covert operations at dead of night: by parachute, by submarine, by canoe easing silently on to a deserted beach. In the tradition of Antony Beevor and Ben Macintyre, this book reveals an aspect of WW2 history that has remained hidden for far too long.
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.
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:
Deliver farewell speeches.
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.
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.
“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!
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
Customer Experience Management in Modern Marketing is a dynamic approach to the co-creation of value....
El Gato Gordo y Otras Rimas:
To the Spanish teacher: These fifteen original poems, written in Spanish, offer a unique approach to teaching the Spanish learner. Many of the poems are humorous, others have a profound message, but they all combine rhythm and rhyme, and the unique characters will add spark to any lesson. They are meant to be recited, illustrated, sung, rapped, acted out and memorized. With all the fun, grammar and new vocabulary are subtly introduced. It’s a win-win for both teachers and students.
Laugh at the lizard who lives in my room
Read of the witch eating hotdogs on her broom
Cheer on the turkey who flies away
Learn of a snake in the library all day
Al niño de habla español: Este libro es para todos los niños, y para el niño que vive dentro de cada adulto. No importa nuestra edad; todos merecemos la oportunidad de reírnos y de soñar, de viajar con nuestra imaginación, y de olvidarnos de los problemas que todos confrontamos en la vida, si fuera sólo por unos momentos.
En este libro conocerás
Un pavo, una bruja y mucho más
Con una culebra estarás
De cada poema aprenderás
Rabbit production proved to be not only the upgraded diet but as well as lucrative business time and again to both small scale and large scale farmers. This guide will help you in this business.
Any farmer in this world can confirm that general farming or livestock production is a risky business. It requires personal attention and patience. Technically, you could say that it isn't easy. However, having an invested passion in, some part-time, hard work, determination, and most important learn or research the required know-how you will soon garner lucrative income as commercial rabbit breeder either locally, globally or both.
"Trivia for Thinkers" contains fresh questions and answers in history, geography, science and literature. It is arranged in sets of 20 questions followed by 20 answers.
"Trivia for Thinkers" is different than most trivia books because the answers are usually explained. The reader can learn. For example, Question No. 691, Who was the chief hero of South American independence from Spain?
Answer No. 691, Simon Bolivar was the hero of many South American nations' independence from Spain. Those named after him included a nation, a peninsula in Texas, and many streets and cities in the United States. Bolivar led to independence from Spain, the nations, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
The writer, Joe B. Hewitt, has enjoyed playing trivia on 26 ocean cruises. A member of Mensa, the high IQ society, Hewitt has a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University. He has traveled extensively in Canada, Mexico and Britain. He has visited or served as a temporary missionary in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Cuba, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Kitts; England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Russia, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and all 50 of the United States.
* 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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