Description : Do you ever find yourself putting off something that you need to do but you don't want to do? Even though you know you are doing it? And even though it makes you feel guilty? If so, you are one of millions of procrastinators, and this book can help you. Unlike other books on the subject, it starts by explaining the common causes of procrastination, which can range from the psychological (fear of failure, or performance anxiety) to the practical (the task is boring or repulsive). This understanding will form the first step of your journey from procrastination to productivity - a journey in which you will be accompanied all the way by Adrian Tannock, an ex-procrastinator who is now a prolific author and coach, with qualifications in hypnotherapy and NLP.
Description : There are many brilliant books out there, which have not been published because their author has not been able to successfully navigate the minefield that is finding a publisher. In many cases, authors make basic mistakes in their submissions, which ensure that they do not even get read by the correct person. Even if they do reach someone with decision-making power, they often fail to clearly explain the proposition of their book, or the target market. Claire Gilman is the perfect person to help you find a publisher for your manuscript. She has done it successfully, having had twenty of her own books published. She has spoken to many commissioning editors and agents about what they look for (and look to avoid) in a submission. And she has worked as a literary consultant, helping all sorts of authors to improve their proposals. Now, she combines all this wisdom into one book, explaining clearly 50 common mistakes which authors make, and how you can avoid them and ensure that your work receives the attention and the publisher that it deserves.
Description : 'Hits the bull's-eye with every chapter... Very highly recommended.' - The Independent This is a fully updated new edition of the bestselling guide for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. It covers both the strategic and practical issues in the ideal level of detail for budding entrepreneurs, and is full of insider tips which will help give your business the edge in a tough marketplace.
Description : No-one has ever said on their deathbed 'I wish I'd spent more time at the office'. But we all have regrets - losing touch with people, not spending enough time with our family - things that seem insignificant at the time but actually make a huge impact on our wellbeing and other peoples' lives. In this book, trusted counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman sets out a 7-step action plan for living a life free from regrets and toxic decisions. From making more time for your children to keeping in touch with friends, this book is a roadmap you can follow on both a daily basis and in the long term, making small changes that will dramatically improve the way you feel about your life.