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A prescriptive, commonsense approach to self-confidence and successWith his bestselling book, What's Stopping You, Robert Kelsey helped thousands of people conquer their fear of failure and unlock their full potential in life. Now Robert is applying his unique approach to the subject of confidence. According to Robert, it's not something that can simply be injected into us through motivational exercises and positive thinking. What's Stopping You...Being More Confident? highlights the key reasons why you might be lacking confidence in the first place, what causes self-doubt or makes you feel less able than others. Then we are shown how to turn this around, by examining the traits that make someone confident.Follow-up to the ground-breaking bestseller, What's Stopping You?, with the same intelligent approach to self-helpA road map to help us break down the barriers that make us shy away from achieving our full potentialHow to recognize what you're good at, but also what you're not good atIncludes tactics for maintaining self-assurance and learning how to apply these in real-life practical situationsBased on extensive research and personal experience"Everyone has moments of doubt - this practical and persoanl book can help remove those demons and boost morale. I recommend it strongly"Luke Johnson, RSA Chairman, Financial Times columnist and author of Start It Up!"This combination of searing honesty and genuine curiosity about how our lives are shaped makes for compelling reading"Fi Glover, multi-award winning braodcast journalist and BBC radio presenter"An invaluable resource for anyone lacking confidence"John Caunt, author of Boost Your Self-Esteem
A refreshingly simple, easy-to-read guide to getting started in business If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, this book will give you the information, inspiration, and reassurance you need to get started. It encourages budding entrepreneurs to take the leap into the dark, while shining a bright light on the first six months of a successful start-up. It breaks down what appears to be an Everest-size challenge into a series of small hills for you to conquer. Written by successful entrepreneur Jeremy Harbour, Go Do! argues that the skills and tactics of successful entrepreneurship can't be learnt except by doing. So this book offers the guidance and the confidence you need to just go do it.
How do I know if my idea will work? How do I decide on the business model? How do I find my audience? Your digital business start-up journey begins here. From the bestselling author of The Small Business Start-up Workbook, Cheryl Rickman brings you a thoroughly practical guide to starting up a digital business, covering the full journey from idea to exit, with easy-to-implement strategies to make your online venture an ongoing success. With a combination of tips, exercises, checklists, anecdotes, case studies and lessons learned by business leaders, this workbook will guide you through each step of digital business. Learn how to: * Assess whether your business idea will work online/digitally * Choose the right business model for your proposition and avoid wasting time * Assess demand, viability and uncover untapped needs and gaps in the market * Build a usable, engaging website and mobile app * Create a buzz using social networking * Drive high quality traffic to your site and convert visitors into paying customers * Use search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) tools effectively * Raise finance and protect your business * Build and maintain a strong brand * Recruit and retain a strong team * Sell the business or find a suitable successor. Reviews for the book: "If you want advice on starting your own internet business, don't ask me, read this book instead. It is more up-to-date and costs far less than a good lunch. " Nick Jenkins, Founder of Moonpig. com "This book excels in providing practical guidance on how to create a successful digital business which exceeds customer expectations and keeps customers happy each step of the way. " Scott Weavers-Wright, CEO of Kiddicare. com, and MD of Morrison. com (non-food) "If you read just one book on digital business, make it this one. . . It is inspirational, informative and interactive in equal measure. Highly recommended!" Rowan Gormley, Founder and CEO of NakedWines. com "Interspersed with inspiring and useful stories from successful entrepreneurs, this book can help aspiring business owners through a step-by-step process of refining their start-up ideas and building a solid business. " Elizabeth Varley, Founder and CEO of TechHub
Small Business Book Award Winner 2013, Small Business Book AwardsThe secrets of the UK's biggest online entrepreneurs revealed Thinking of starting a business? Already have a business online and looking to take it to the next level? The wonderful world wide web has made creating a start-up that much easier. Thousands of people are out there reaping the rewards the web can bring. If you want to join them, you've come to the right place. Profiling today's foremost web entrepreneurs, Lucy Tobin - who meets successful business founders every week writing an enterprise column for The Evening Standard - takes us through their start-up stories and maps out exactly what's made them so successful. You'll hear first hand from the bright sparks behind some of the UK's top online businesses. With interviews, practical advice and insights, you'll learn how they did it, what they recommend, and how you can do it too.
The new edition of the personal development classicThis long-awaited second edition gives us even more of Paul McGee's unique look at boosting our confidence - with his much-loved wit and good humour. The new edition includes a brand new chapter and a host of new exercises.Paul's approach to confidence is different. According to Paul, we don't have to raise our self-confidence to the roof; just increasing our confidence by a small amount can dramatically change our lives. Paul explains exactly what confidence is, why it's so important and just how to develop it in ourselves and others. This honest, practical and realistic book covers:Confidence in business Being more confident in your love life Confidence in social situations Confidence in job interviews and presentations A brand new chapter on handling conflict confidently Experiences from real people who have followed Paul's advice and improved their lives
Learn to be a people person with international bestselling author Paul McGee!Let's face it, if you want any sort of success in life you're going to have to deal with other people at some point. All success requires input from other people - even if you've invented something in your bedroom, eventually, you're going to need to interact with people to take it to the next level. And even if you don't desperately hanker after success, you surely want to be liked, have friends, get on well with people? Learning how to better communicate and interact with others can really help to improve your life - from ensuring you enjoy parties more to turning you into a roaring success magnet. So whether you dread social events with a passion and spend evenings cringing in a corner, or just want to have better relationships at work and in life, then How to Succeed With People, written in Paul's characteristic down to earth, approachable style, can help you become a people magnet.Learn how to:Hold people's attention when you talkListen and react properly to what others are saying or doingBetter confront, complain and deal with difficult conversationsGive compliments and praiseDeal with interviews, networking events, difficult conversations and moreAnd much more
How to defeat stress, worry, and anxiety to achieve more in business and life. From the international bestselling author of Self-Confidence. Are You A Worrier?Do you seem to worry more than most? Do you find that insignificant things stress you out? Do you sweat the small stuff and the big stuff too? Well, now's the time to stop worrying and start living.Worry, stress, anxiety - whichever label you prefer to use - can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us. When we worry it's like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn't allow us time to switch off and rest. It tires you out. And when you're tired you're less likely to think straight. And when you're not thinking straight it's easy to make stupid mistakes and confuse priorities... But relax. There is a way forward.In How Not to Worry Paul McGee shows us that there is a way to tackle life's challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. With down to earth, real life advice, How Not to Worry helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it, exposing the behavioural traps we fall into when faced with challenges. It then helps us to move on with tools and ideas to deal with our worries in a more constructive way.
Stop working for the man - break free and make sure you're getting paid what you're worth Stop slogging away 9 - 5 for a set salary (plus the overtime you inevitably do and don't get any credit for). Abandon the day job and go it alone. Start doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There are currently 4 million self-employed people in the UK -be one of them, join them, set yourself free. It's not about becoming an entrepreneurial whiz-kid, it's about working the way you want to work, on the things you want to work on, and in the location you want to do it from. Remember, you don't have to sit in an office to get a job done. Self-Made Me shows you how to work how and where you want and earn exactly what you're worth - not what an employer wants to get away with giving you. Be your own boss and increase your value. It's never been easier to be self-employed than it is today, with increased communications, mobile working and outsourcing This straight-forward and engaging guide will help you make being self-employed a success Shows you how to get paid what you are actually worth, and how to work as hard or as little required to create the lifestyle you choose Self Made Me is for a new breed of people, and will show you how to make self-employment work for you.
FROM MARC WOODS "I love to read and listen to inspirational stories, but sometimes it is difficult to apply any of their content to your own life. In writing Personal Best I wanted to share my life experiences, to relate how I dealt with, and overcame, the different challenges that I faced and then went on to achieve success. But, more importantly, I wanted to do it in a way that might be useful to others. In beating cancer as a teenager, I may have lost a leg, but I gained a new respect for life and a second chance. My experience taught me to approach life in a different way. It taught me to measure myself against my potential and not against others. It taught me about personal responsibility. It taught me that life is about being the best person you can be. If you are lucky, life teaches you what you don't learn at school. I've been very lucky. I've learnt some tough, but invaluable lessons about life on my journey. I'd like to share those lessons with you. " "Personal Best is a truly inspirational book, written with great honesty, compassion and humility. Marc's ability to overcome adversity and triumph in so many diverse areas is an example to us all. His immense sporting achievements and his work on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust is unequalled and his indomitable spirit shines through. " -Sarah, the Duchess of York "Marc has a remarkable story and is an absolute inspiration. " -Roger Daltrey
Get a Life focuses on raising self-awareness and finding proactive ways to improve your life. Guides you through six key areas of your life: Career, Mind/Body, Finance, Relationships, Fun and Contribution. Features text case studies and challenge points all designed to help you get to the heart of what it is that motivates you and what you wish to achieve. Challenges you to reflect upon the way you think and behave and provides strategies for implementing changes. "Get a Life adds new and compelling dimensions to the idea of personal effectiveness both at work and at home. It balances some 'killer app' personal productivity tools alongside tremendous insights to manage your life goals and excellent advice on physical and mental well-being to achieve a winning performance-indispensable. " -Mike Dunlop, HR Mananger, Sun Microsystems
"An absolute must read! It encapsulates the principles which we have used as a fundamental part of our people strategy here at microsoft in the uk 'creating an environment where great people can do their best work', the foundation of which is there will come a time when people will choose which employer they contract with, not the other way around'. Act now before it is too late" --Steve Harvey, Group Director, People and Culture, Microsoft UK. "Nicholas brings the best personal development training with simple sysytems and strategies for growth. He has helped me and many others here take a grip of their lives and fast forward to the results they desire. " --Michael Wood, Retail Academy, Marks & Spencer
This is the business book we have been waiting for. Whilst we watch in horror as the consultants, the gurus and the management experts interfere with our jobs and lives with no apparent benefit, along comes this latest book from Geoff Burch that confirms that all our fears were true. This waspish, funny and often downright vicious expose of everything from marketing to HRM and even change management leaves no stone unturned and no taboo untrampled. But this is no mere hatchet job. Writing on the Wall exposes the stupidity of fashionable management fads, but by stripping the subject to the bone, the true secrets are uncovered. By facing the stark truth of poor products, difficult customers and mutinous staff, Burch is able to show, with bizarre examples such as the child with the squashed head, and hard hitting advice such as "smile or sling your hook", just how we can make success inevitable.
You have to do it. . . you might as well enjoy it No one likes a pushy, smarmy salesman - no one wants to be that guy . . . but most of us need to sell to some extent. How else can we get any business? We all have to do it now, whether we're lawyers, accountants or start-ups. But don't despair - there's no need to go on some cringey sales training day. How to be Great at the Stuff You Hate shows you how to develop all the skills you need to sell yourself, your business and your ideas. So ditch the dread, forget the fear and start enjoying yourself! Selling isn't something you 'do' to people, it's not some dark art practised by pushy and manipulative people - it's a process, it's a relationship . . . it's fun! All you need to do is cut the crap, be yourself and win some business. How to be Great at the Stuff You Hate shows you how to: Pull together a target list - who do you want to approach and do business with? Connect with those people - writing letters/emails Master meeting and networking - conquering small talk! Follow up once you've chatted to someoneAsk for what you want
The first book to market on the hottest topic on the web Social commerce is the new buzz word and this book will be the first to cut through the hype and tell you exactly what it all means. . . and how to do it. Social media has moved on, it's not enough to just be engaging your customers in fun chit-chat, now you can sell to them directly through their favourite social media platform. ASOS, the fashion website, have just set up a commerce site on Facebook and people are scrambling to follow in their footsteps. No longer do you have the nightmare of dragging people from their social networking site to your homepage - you can get them buying right where they are! In this follow up to This Is Social Media Guy Clapperton uses the same easy-to-follow visuals and instructions to break the process down and show you exactly how to set up your own social commerce operation and how to make it a success. Includes: Step-by-step guide to setting up your own commerce site within social media platforms such as Facebook Building a loyal community who will keep coming back and buying from you How to offer superb customer service to your social media consumers Developing new product especially for this new environment Measuring your ROI
A complete course in do-it-yourself digital marketing in 14 bite-sized lessons The global recession has sent tens of millions scrambling for alternative employment opportunities, and a great many of them have taken the leap into becoming their own bosses. As a result there is a crying need among small business startups, entrepreneurs, and independents working on a shoestring for expert guidance on marketing themselves and their businesses online. Pimp My Site fills that void. It is a complete, do-it-yourself toolkit structured as a fourteen-day course. Rather than fry readers' circuits with a lot of jargon-heavy technical descriptions, Paula Wynne, a successful publicist, marketer and award-winning online entrepreneur, takes a show-and-tell approach. Her step-by-step descriptions are concise and in plain English, and each step is illustrated with vivid screenshots and illustrations, making the coverage eminently digestible, even for complete novices. From keywords and YouTube to search marketing and optimization, Pimp My Site, offers much for beginners and advanced users alike. Notable experts describe, in their own words, quick, easy techniques for driving traffic to your site and achieving online success An excellent do-it-yourself resource for complete beginners as well as experienced users looking to plug a few holes in their online marketing know-how Provides practical coverage of all important trends and technologies, including optimization, search marketing, social media, YouTube, keywords, email marketing, and more
Let's face it, if you want to get ahead in business you cannot avoid people management - but we're often promoted because we're good at what we do, not because we display great management skills. We owe it to the people we manage to read up on the subject and get skilled! Luckily Jo Owen has laid out 50 essential lessons we need to learn to become the best manager we can be. Jo has studied what makes a good manager everywhere from British soap powder companies, to inner city schools and Japanese banks. So whether becoming a manager has brought out the inner dictator in you or left you feeling painfully awkward, Management Rules will have you relaxed, confident and effective in no time.
From the man behind the bestselling How to series comes more essential business wisdom. . . and this time, it's nicely broken up into 50 digestible nuggets. This is dip-in, dip-out content - easily read, understood and implemented and complete with engaging illustrations. There are a handful of truly inspired and inspirational leaders in the world - you know who they are. . . and probably wish you were one of them. But leadership isn't easy - some say it's an innate quality, a natural skill that only a select few demonstrate - but this thinking is nonsense, according Jo Owen. We can all become respected and effective leaders if we just follow some fundamental rules. Jo has studied what makes leaders effective everywhere - from the world's leading banks and management consultancies, to the world's oldest tribes in Africa. And he has distilled his observations into 50 practical rules that we can all follow and use to become the leaders we aspire to be.
The first installment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management is the first in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on. Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for business managers, whether they manage a few people or a few hundred, and whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant. Proven, practical business wisdom for managers The first in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday management success For real management wisdom from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management offers everything you need to be your brilliant best.
The final instalment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity is the second title in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on. Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for businesspeople in need of fresh new ideas, whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant. Proven, practical business wisdom for anyone who must create to succeed The second book in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday business success For effective tips on creative thinking from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity offers everything you need to invent your own success in business.
Everything You Need to Communicate Effectively. . . in an Instant John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Brilliant Communication is all you need to master the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading, from one of the world's best-known and moist sought-after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find: 10 Greatest Ideas for Giving Presentations 12 Greatest Ideas for Leading Effective Meetings 5 Greatest Ideas for Delighting Your Customers 24 Greatest Ideas for Effective Speaking 9 Greatest Ideas for Clear Writing . . . and 40 other fantastic ideas, tips and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Decision Making is a one-stop of practical advice and tips on problem solving and productive thinking from one of the world's best-known and most sought after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find: 11 Greatest Ideas for Practical Wisdom 8 Greatest Ideas for Problem Solving Strategies 13 Greatest Ideas for How Your Mind Works 8 Greatest Ideas for Clear Thinking 13 Greatest Ideas for Productive Thinking . . . and 47 other fantastic ideas, tips and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Body language matters. From getting a job to getting a pay rise, and from closing a deal to managing the people around you, it makes a big difference. Robert Phipps, one of the world's leading body language experts shows you how to make it work for you. Busting some of the biggest body language myths, Phipps shows how to read other people's body language and to use yours to succeed in business and life.Loaded with practical tips, this book covers everything you ever need to know about body language, in a variety of business situations:GreetingsMeetingsPartingsPresentationsNegotiationsMotivationDeceptionManagingInterviewingDisciplining
Ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Ever wanted to control what you do, when you do it and stop just making money for someone else? Now is your chance. Starting up a business has never been more exciting. This book explains what you really need to know to make your business a success: * How you'll know if you've got a good idea * The practicalities of setting up a company * How to manage the money * How to sell what you do * How to make sure you stay soon through it all. This is the book you need to swagger into the Dragon's Den full of confidence. Introduction Chapter 1 - The Idea Chapter 2 - The Business Plan Chapter 3 - Systems, Tools and Legalities Chapter 4 - Money Chapter 5 - Sales & Marketing Chapter 6 - People Chapter 7 - Growth and Staying Power Chapter 8 - Lifestyle
What could be worse than being stuck in an office all day? Meetings, deadlines. . . colleagues. Surely no torture can crush the spirit so completely as prolonged exposure to these people. You?ve faked phone calls to avoid them. You?ve hidden in toilet cubicles until they?ve gone away. At last there?s an effective way to fight back. Pains in the Office will help you identify, shun and plan your revenge on the 50 worst types of people you meet at work. Your job may be awful, you may hate your colleagues with a passion, but here at least is a happy place to retreat into. This is your comfort blanket, hidey-hole and fire escape all rolled into one. Pains in the Office is guaranteed to become as indispensable to the office worker as cigarette breaks and free stationery. It?s the perfect antidote to nightmarish co-workers everywhere!
Between one and four people in 100 experience panic attacks at some stage in their lives. An upbeat guide for those affected by this common, disabilitating disorder, Overcome Panic and Anxiety offers a treatment plan, loaded with practical tips and trustworthy advice from a formersufferer. The book's eight chapters detail all the techniques necessary for coping and conquering panic attacks (including breathing, centering, and distraction techniques), all peppered with excerpts from the author's diary. With 121 tips in all, here is a practical, quick guide for those with the disorder or those who care for them.
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