Mark Forster argues in refreshingly sharp prose that time management is too difficult for most people. There is nothing you can do to change the pattern of 24 hours, seven days, 52 weeks and so on. "There is no such thing as time management", he says. "Time just is." But what you can do is to focus more effectively. Confiding that he is naturally disorganised, Forster, a life coach, manager of his own network marketing business and Resources Officer for the Diocese of Chichester, shares his own "attention focusing" techniques. His methods are based on his own experience and on the workshops and seminars he runs on how to get everything done. These include looking beyond the immediate tasks, learning to say "no", sorting out the significant from the trivial, and costing everything you do against a notional hourly rate of pay so that you can evaluate every activity against its "cost"--from watching the television news to going to a meeting or praying. Accept, he says, that the main reason most people don't do things is disinclination--not lack of time. So you must be honest to identify resistance--the "R factor"--in yourself. Then deal with it. It is important to make time every day for "depth" activities too. Yoga, meditation or journal writing, for example, can create "an oasis of calm" in "the daily grind of clashing priorities". Or it could be learning a language or playing a sport. But don't try and do many different things. Foster laments our modern tendency to favour depth over breadth by getting involved in "more and more things in a shallower and shallower way". There is plenty to think about here and some sound practical advice. The only problem is that you have to find time to read it! --Susan Elkin
How to survive the Credit Crunch
This is a great little book that gives you the background to the bank influenced credit crunch. It also offers very practical every day tips on how you can survive this credit crunch . Worth every penny !
You simply couldn't fit more good advice about saving money into a smaller package than has been accomplished here. If any book ever is going to pay for itself in no time, it's this one. --David Sexton, Evening Standard, 16 December 2008.
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The Power of Self Belief by Oluseyi Eyitayo
Oluseyi Eyitayo looks closely at our attitude to life and the fundamental importance of positive thinking in achieving our goals. He takes us through various mind-training processes, encouraging us to identify our desires in our life, form a plan as to how to achieve them and then work assertively towards the fulfillment of those goals. He stresses the need for the strength of will not to give up in the face of adversity. The Power of Self-belief can lead to success and tackles issues that affect many of us at some point in our lives, especially during periods of frustration or stagnation. it is a practical and accessible guide to facing life head-on and throwing down the gauntlet to good fortune and success.
The Landlord's Survival Guide
All the things you need to know about to be a successful landlord in short. Ms Henderson is a practical landlord and tells it how it is. Her tips come from experience. Her book will doubtless be great comfort to inexperienced landlords and indeed will be a useful addition to any landlords reference shelf.' Landlord-Law 'A must-have for anyone considering a buy-to-let investment.' HotProperty'Eminently readable and also a useful reference during problem times.' Eastern Landlords Association'A book that shares the secrets of how landlords can avoid such pitfalls, regardless of the state of the market. The must-have bible for anyone considering investing in property to rent out.' The Oxford Times Lettings'The Landlord's Survival Guide has been written by someone with real experience in the practicalities of the lettings business and a through understanding of the pitfalls many unsuspecting new landlords may have yet to discover - she really does not pull any punches.Though the book very well covers the relevant legislation and a landlord's main responsibilities under the law, including multiple occupation, its a real strength lies in it's practical management advice on how to do it right. Well worth buying' Landlord Zone 'Extremely thorough, pleasurable and effortless read.' UK Landlord
'A must-have for anyone considering a buy-to-let investment.' 'The Landlord's Survival Guide has been written by someone with real experience in the pracalities of the lettings business and a through understanding of the pitfalls many unsuspecting new landlords may have yet to discover - she really does not pull any punches.
'Though the book very well covers the relevant legislation and a landlord's main responsibilites under the law, including mutiple occupation, its a real strength lies in it's practical management advice on how to do it right.
Well worth buying' Landlord Zone
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