A call for women everywhere to forget perfectionism and start winging it. Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan. She doesn’t have a list of five-year goals, and she doesn’t believe in work-life balance.
Author: Emma Isaacs
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Business & Economics
Forget perfectionism and start “winging it” with this inspirational guide from Business Chicks CEO Emma Isaacs Arianna Huffington describes Emma Isaacs as “a new role model of success for women all around the world,” and Kate Hudson says, “Everyone can learn something from the way Emma conducts herself and her attitude towards business and life.” Now, with Emma’s revolutionary manifesto Winging It: Stop Thinking, Start Doing, readers will do just that. More than a book, Winging It is a movement, a rallying cry for all women to “try the things that scare them, build their wealth, make an impact, fail lots, and get up and try again.” Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves—that we can follow our dreams and there's no reason not to start right now. Filled with Emma’s wins and failures, key lessons, practical advice, and stories from the many successful women and men she’s met along the way, this book will inspire you to stop hiding behind the easy option or the perfect plan and start Winging It.
Drawing on her own life and the stories of the many men and women she has met and interviewed - from Sir Richard Branson to Bill Gates to Girlboss Sophia Amoruso - Emma tells us how to: * Turn a dream into a job ; * Turn a job into a ...
Author: Emma Isaacs
I'm about to welcome you into my world. Show you what works for me and share openly what hasn't. I hope that what you learn between the pages of this book inspires you to dream up new ways to be kind to people and to think about how the game you're currently playing might be worthy of a bigger court. I hope it stretches your thinking about what's possible, and shows you that when you take giant leaps of faith, the only challenging thing will be some temporary discomfort. Are you ready to wing it? CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn't have a list of five-year goals. She doesn't believe in work/life balance - after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia's largest community for women. Like Sheryl Sandberg, who told us to 'lean in' to find success, Emma wants to show us that you can't plan every detail and wait for the confidence to kick in before you begin; instead, take action now, do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. In other words, you've got to learn how to 'wing it' rather than wait. Drawing on her own life and the stories of the many men and women she has met and interviewed - from Sir Richard Branson to Bill Gates to Girlboss Sophia Amoruso - Emma tells us how to:* Turn a dream into a job* Turn a job into a business* Network like a champion* Protect your time for the things that matter* Get fired up not ground down by the kids/career juggle, and* Understand that sometimes failure is part of the brief. Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves; that you can follow your dreams; and that there's no reason not to start doing so right now."Emma Isaacs is a true force of nature and a role model all women can learn from" Diane von Furstenberg"Emma's energy and enthusiasm for business shine brightly" Sir Richard Branson
It's just, well, Dad has been giving me a really fucking hard time about doing well and I can't stop thinking about it. About what will happen if I ... Rachel starts to speak but I'm just trying to make sense of the last thing she said.
Author: Anna Jefferson
Publisher: Hachette UK
'If you've ever felt like everyone else knows what they're doing when it comes to their baby while you struggle to change a nappy, then this hilarious and all-too relatable novel is for you!' Fabulous ---- Emily is sure she's getting this baby stuff all wrong. Why does everyone else look like they're smashing motherhood when she's barely made it out of her maternity leggings and out of the house? Her other half tries to say all the right things (can't he just keep making her toast?). Her mum is brilliant (but on the other side of the country). Her two new mum-friends seem to feel like misfits too - but there's really just one person she wants to open up to . . . only Emily hasn't spoken to her for fifteen years. Lonely but not alone, Emily's about to discover that when you're starting a family, what you really need are your friends. Hilariously funny and excruciatingly relatable - perfect for fans of THE UNMUMSY MUM, Louise Pentland and Gill Sims. ---- Readers love the relatable, funny honesty of WINGING IT, giving it a 5-star recommendation: 'A frank and funny look at motherhood' ***** 'I didn't want to put this down!' ***** 'From page one she had me hooked' ***** 'Loved, loved, loved this book' ***** 'It has been a long time since I laughed (and cried!) so much at a book' *****
I mean, I started work in the Public Record Office, as it was called in the Four Courts in 1974. I declare myself now as one of ... The fog of war tends to stop people thinking about the unintended consequences of what they're doing.
Author: Tommy Tiernan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Performing Arts
'A great read' Brendan O'Connor, RTÉ In nearly three decades as a performer, Tommy Tiernan has never wanted to play it safe. So, when it came to doing a chat show, he threw out the rule book: going in blind, not knowing who would turn up. It could be a global star, like Adam Clayton, or a statesman like Michael D Higgins, or someone unknown to Tommy (and most of his audience), like autism awareness activist, Ciara-Beth Ni Ghriofa or geneticist Aoife McLysaght. It's high-wire stuff and makes for electrifying viewing. Winging It brings together twenty-one extraordinary interviews from The Tommy Tiernan Show on RTÉ One - a mix of the profound, the profane, the funny and the moving. Tommy's belief in honest conversation is at the heart of Winging It. Whether getting to grips with the finer points of boxing with World Champion Kellie Harrington or preserving history with archivist Catriona Crowe. Or talking God with old friend Michael Harding or mental health with Blindboy Boatclub. Or sitting with moments of pain in conversations about grief (Bob Geldof), FGM (Ifrah Ahmed) or drinking (Paul McGrath). It's all about curiosity, bravery and a willingness to listen. Winging It includes material that did not make the TV screen and the interviews are as gripping to read as they were to watch. 'Tiernan is superb at forming a rapport ... Seeing his words written down, reveals a natural instinct for drawing people out' Business Post
“I couldn't stop thinking about what you told me earlier.” She ruffled the hair she'd ... You'll be tromping through the forest long before I even start showing.” She met his gaze. ... I'm the crazy one who's going to be doing this.
Author: Tina Wainscott
Driven to Distraction by Tina Wainscott Freewheelin' it Six days, five hours, twenty-four minutes—that's all Barrett Wheeler has left. His tree-snail research is due, but he's taken up residence temporarily in the wackiest seniors' community in south Florida. It wouldn't be so bad, but the gorgeous twentysomething free spirit next door, one Stacy Jenkins, keeps distracting him from his work. Will they have a shot at some fun in the sun before time runs out? Winging It by Candy Halliday The sky's the limit Pilot Alec Southerland is just a man who can't say no. Can he help it if women flock to him, or if he's too considerate to hurt their feelings? He's also exactly the type of man Mackenzie Malone's mother always warned her about—too good-looking, too popular with the women and guaranteed to bring heartache. Yet Mackenzie's finding it increasingly difficult pretending her sexy neighbor doesn't get her motor humming, too, especially when the harder she tries to avoid him, the more he happens to turn up!
Stepping out of the car, walking in beside Toby, doing whatever it was we were going to do to make it clear we were together... there was no going back from that. ... But I needed to stop thinking about that. Scott was here, and he was ...
Author: Cate Cameron
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Natalie West and Toby Cooper were best friends growing up, on and off the ice. But when Toby’s hockey career took off, their friendship was left behind. Now Natalie has a crazy plan to land her crush—Toby’s biggest rival—and she needs Toby’s help to pull it off. When Nat asks Toby to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t say no. Not when it means getting his best friend back. But Natalie is all grown up now, and spending time with her—even when it’s just playing hockey together—stirs up a lot of feelings, old and new. Suddenly pretending to be interested in her isn’t hard at all...if only she wanted him and not his enemy. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, ice-melting kisses, and a swoon-worthy hero. This fake relationship romance will have you wishing for a hockey player of your own... Each book in the Corrigan Falls Raiders series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Center Ice Book #2 Playing Defense Book #3 Winging It Book #4 Breakaway
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I disliked the fact that I was even thinking abouttheadvantage of building firewalls between us—never mind that the only way I would be able to check on my own successin doing so would be by seeing him again.
Author: Deborah Cooke
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The new Dragon Diary novel from the author of Flying Blind. Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It's bad enough that she's the target of the Mages's plan to eliminate all shifters-but she also has to hide her true nature from her human best friend, Megan. But when Megan gets a last-minute invite to the popular kids' Halloween party-hosted by an apprentice Mage-Zoë must save the day and her best friend without revealing her fire- breathing secrets...
But then last year, it all stopped. Harriet told me in her offhand way that nothing was coming in, and I started to panic. I had heard of the plight of the freelance writer – either feast or famine – but I never thought it would happen ...
Author: Emma Murray
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Brand new from the bestselling author of Time Out and The Juggle. 'Clever, wise and achingly funny.' Cathy Kelly When her husband David announces he’s been offered a job in New York, Saoirse is thrilled. The glamour of the big city, the shopping, the culture, not to mention the free Manhattan apartment and business class air fare – what’s not to like? There’s just the small matter of making it work for their daughter, five-year-old Anna, who isn’t so keen to leave her friends and school behind. The Big Apple in the middle of summer isn’t quite the holiday Saoirse envisaged, and with David away with work, New York apartment sizes on the miniscule side, and the pace of life faster than the sleepy London suburbs, solo ex-pat parenting pushes Saoirse to her limits. And as the pressure builds and ‘faking it till she makes it’ isn’t cutting it, there’s only one thing for it – Saoirse and Anna need a new plan, and ‘Winging It’ might be their best option... Emma Murray returns with this laugh-out-loud funny, compulsively page-turning adventure about parenting, travelling, and finding your tribe – on both sides of the pond. Praise for Emma Murray: 'If you've ever despaired of the school WhatsApp group, torn your hair out over what to cook for the kids' dinner, again, and wonder why your beloved still believes in the Laundry Fairy, The Juggle is for you. Emma Murray's clever, wise and achingly funny novel about life as a modern mum will make you grin with recognition - and not feel alone. It's not just you, then! There are lots of novels about Having It All but The Juggle combines wisdom, humour and utter warmth as Emma Murray's central character, Saoirse, does her best to keep all the balls in the air.... And guess what, she drops some.' Cathy Kelly 'Emma Murray’s writing is so deft: rib ticklingly funny and also heartbreakingly poignant at times that the reader is swept along with Saoirse and her cast of supporting characters as they navigate their increasingly hectic lives. I finished The Juggle immediately wanting more.' Fay Keenan 'Emma tells it how it is with real honesty, and it made me laugh out loud.' Janet Hoggarth 'Witty, fun, beautifully-written. Very highly recommended. Excited to see what comes next from Emma Murray.' Jessica Redland Readers loved Emma’s first book Time Out: ‘Compelling, Uplifting and so very relatable. The characters are superbly written, and I really hope we get to read more from Saoirse.’ ‘I really related to the Saoirse, the main character in this book. I loved her humour, her insecurities, her strengths, her flaws and of course most importantly how she formed a fantastic friendship over a morning bottle of Prosecco.’ ‘Emma Murray has written a 5-star 'how-to' book on being part of the village ... 'it takes a village to raise a child' but it also takes that village to raise up a mom!’ ‘A fabulous read that had me hooked and also made me feel glad that my children were born prior to the arrival of Facebook and social media. But a refreshing read and one I would definitely recommend.’
It is important to put passion into every presentation and to do adequate advance planning in order to create opportunities. You may think you are talking to someone of limited means and authority. However, little fish have a habit of ...
Author: Terri L. Sjodin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Advance Praise for NEW SALES SPEAK . . . "Here comes the book . . . New Sales Speak is the first book on the vital marriage of persuasive selling techniques and crucial speaking skills." -Harvey MaCkay, Author of the New York Times bestsellers Swim with the Sharks and Pushing the Envelope "An incredible book on sales effectiveness! You can learn how to release your brakes and step on your accelerator toward higher sales." -Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International "Loaded with substantive ideas that can help you do more, earn more, and be more!" -Nido Qubein, Chairman, National Speakers Association Foundation, and Past President, National Speakers Association EVERYBODY SELLS SOMETHING While each of us is blessed with a different level of talent, the ability to speak with savvy, polish, style, and humor is a learned skill. Learning how to more effectively sell yourself and your message can give you a tremendous advantage in our competitive world. Written for anyone who gives one-on-one, small group, or large group presentations, whether you are directly in sales, a company manager, teacher, or community volunteer, New Sales Speak identifies the most common mistakes individuals make when presenting and explains how to avoid them in creating your own highly successful presentations. Including a detailed sample outline you can adapt for your own purposes, this book will turn you into a polished and persuasive presenter and a first-class sales professional. Selling + Speaking = Sales Speak * Build and deliver a powerful case for your message * Make the best use of your allotted time * Use visual aids effectively * Transform fear into energy * Tailor your presentation to meet the needs of your listeners * Close the sale
Then suddenly he is off on a long ride, really doing it, shouting with joy. A moment later he falls. ... Sometimes we try to escape the anxiety this creates by deciding to stop thinking and just “wing it” when the hour arrives.
Author: Hal Movius
Publisher: LifeTree Media
Nobody loves conflict. Whether we’re negotiating a salary increase or trying to settle on which in-laws to spend the holidays with, there’s a lot at stake in any dispute beyond the points being argued over. While both sides are pushing for the result they want, there’s a very good chance that someone will feel unjustly treated, hurt or embarrassed along the way. Sometimes one or both parties lose their cool completely, doing damage to the relationship or on their own reputation. Even formal negotiations with nothing personal at stake can feel fraught with risk to the people involved. Many individuals go through life avoiding conflict and dreading confrontation. And yet, there is no escaping the need to negotiate with family members, employers, business partners and tradespeople. What if you could approach your next difficult conversation with genuine confidence that you can reach the best possible resolution without losing face or damaging your relationship with your counterpart? Confidence is not the same thing as self-esteem or bravado, according to psychologist and negotiation expert Hal Movius. To handle all of life’s negotiations more effectively and with less stress, Movius says, we need to develop confidence along three key dimensions: Mastery: The ability to plan for and to deploy optimal behaviours during a disagreement or negotiation Poise: The capacity to manage emotions in the moment Judgment: The knowledge to avoid the most common traps that befall negotiators – and the rest of us – as we think about the problem at hand and the other side’s behaviors. In Resolve: Negotiating Life’s Conflicts with Greater Confidence Movius provides effective tools to boost confidence in all three of these critical areas so you can be more effective in resolving any type of conflict, from spontaneous flare-ups at home to planned business negotiations. Drawing on decades of research in interpersonal psychology and recent advances in social neuroscience, Movius blends science-backed insight with practical techniques developed in his 25-year career as a mediator, negotiation trainer and coach. Readers will learn: That genuine confidence can be acquired, regardless of personality traits How to transform all sorts of conflicts, including influence challenges, into negotiations in order to resolve them more satisfactorily Strategies to use when the conflict is about beliefs or behaviors How to think like a negotiator, with strategies for planned conversations as well as spontaneous conflict How to recognize and respond to difficult emotional and manipulative tactics in counterparts How to cope with emotional flooding if you feel yourself becoming flustered in a dispute How to recognize common errors in judgment that we make before, during and after negotiations What drives the differences in how women and men negotiate The book also shares advice on bargaining with counterparts who act as if they don’t care about the relationship (and indeed may not); negotiating on behalf of others; and settling differences with those we are close to. Whether you negotiate for a living or only in your personal life, Resolve is the only guide you need to get safely and comfortably to the other side of any dispute.
My step-father did not build a successful international business from the ground up by just winging it. He put his goals on paper, made both a short and long-term game plan, and followed through with whatever was necessary to make those ...
Author: Jason Hyland
Publisher: Jason Hyland
An Athlete's Road to Redemption from Addiction Hyland's charismatic, witty, and candid writing style brings you onto the couch with him as he takes you through the wallows of addiction and alcoholism at their greatest depths, to a rejuvenated, motivated, inspirational rebirth. He is an example that addiction does not discriminate and puts to rest the stigmas attached. He was a man who seamlessly had it all with a bright future ahead, but the power behind drugs and alcohol took a stranglehold on him, halting any progression. Stop Thinking Like That is not your typical addiction story leaving you solemn, rather you end each chapter inspired and uplifted.After a nearly two-decades long run in and out of the bowels of the diseases he finally surrendered and found the courage to ask for help. His journey in recovery gives hope to anyone facing great challenges in life, that no matter how far down you have dropped, you can pick yourself up, and be even better than you ever imagined. During his first couple months sober, a newfound passion and burning rush filled him within. This passion has brought to light what is now Stop Thinking Like That. All the while living in a sober-home with upwards of eighteen other addicts and alcoholics, he relentlessly pursued his passion of spreading the message of hope. His tireless efforts seep through the pages in his quest to find the greatest version of himself that exists. He will have you jumping out of your chair to attack life, with constant motivation and reminders of what we are capable of despite how lost we may feel we are. Hold on tight, because this journey is one helluva roller coaster ride that will leave you inspired to be a better person and with the drive to help others. No matter the adversities you face in life, you can overcome them and live out the life you always dreamed of. Hyland is living proof that anything is possible, No Matter What.
She had to stop thinking and start talking before she lost her leverage. She would have to wing it: go through Windsor's problems; see if his reactions affirmed her analysis; and win his confidence that together they could solve things.
Author: Hugh H. Evans
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
It's spring, 1969. Gary and Priscilla, graduating high school seniors, consider the precepts of their classical education against the alluring "freedom" of the war-driven radical counter culture. Conversation leads to romance, indiscretion, and crises when Gary faces expulsion from boarding school for allegedly violating the Honor Code. Gary's apparent guilt plays into the hands of his corrupt uncle, who seeks to solidify his control over the family fortune by using Gary's ''moral turpitude'' to eliminate him from serving as a co-trustee. Gary, Priscilla, family, and friends are forced to make moral decisions in the reality of life, rather than in theory. Readers of any age will not soon forget this coming-of-age story that conjures up nostalgia as well as heavy implications for the modern generation and beyond.
Starting school in September, I decided to stop thinking about it and simply wing it, follow those instincts that, despite not unearthing any solutions, had served me fairly well in the past. My status as a jock, a popularity derived, ...
Author: Mel Watkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A renowned editor of The New York Times movingly recounts his life, remembers a turbulent childhood as an African American growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, a brother addicted to drugs and violence, and a grandmother who inspired him to reach for the sky. 17,500 first printing.
Arichel wants nothing to do with humanity but comes to the appalling conclusion that her involvement with them is not over ... a businesslike and reprimanding sort who tells her to stop thinking about Arichel and to get on with her life ...
Choose to Kind Results goals Honest thinking Commitment Contribute Willing to deal with Long-term satisfaction Straight talk Feedback tolerant Proactive acceptance Stop stopping Start starting Owner Choosing to be effective Focus I'm ...
Author: Dusan Djukich
Publisher: Corporate Reinvention and Associates
Category: Business & Economics
Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times is Dusan Djukich's highly anticipated introduction to his potent world of straight-line coaching. Within these pages he dramatically unveils exactly what it takes to live a powerful and effective life both personally and professionally. Regardless if you are a CEO, small business owner, parent, or someone who simply wants to make a difference, you will learn to master powerful distinctions that you can apply immediately to resolve the challenges that you are presently up against. You will also become adept at assisting others in solving their most pressing problems with precision and grace. "This book boldly demonstrates why Djukich is regarded as the ultimate performance catalyst to business. He simply kicks the hell out of the sacred cows that keep individuals and businesses stuck." Brandon Craig, CEO, BiltRite Corporation
Stop thinking there's a special pricing strategy ; most people are winging it ( and second - guessing it ) as much as ... You'll convince yourself that nobody will ever pay your new rate and that taking this step will spark a downward ...
Author: Denise Duffield-Thomas
Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
Feeling burned out by your business? Sick of the 'hustle and grind' culture of your industry? There's a better way! Get over your perfectionism and embrace the flow of the Chillpreneur. Denise Duffield-Thomas, money mindset coach and best-selling author, will show you how with her trademark humor and down-to-earth wisdom. In this book, she shares invaluable business advice and counterintuitive millionaire mindset lessons (no blood, sweat, or tears necessary) which will set you on the path of abundance - without all the hard work. You'll discover how to find the business model that works perfectly for your personality, learn about key concepts - such as the Golden Goose and the Keyless Life - to help you work less and earn more, and become a marketing pro without feeling like a sleazy car salesman. Plus, Denise talks you through the smaller - but no less important - details of being an entrepreneur, including how to deal with awkward money situations and find the most effective ways to price your offers. Full of reassuring and practical advice, Chillpreneur challenges the old, boring assumptions of what it takes to create success in business, so you can create financial independence with ease and grace.
He thought about it for a week, during which he tossed up whether to write out a speech or just wing it. In the end, he decided both to wing it and to call her right this second, mainly so that he could stop thinking about it.
Author: Melanie La'Brooy
Publisher: Hachette UK
The big day is fast approaching, but so is a big disaster... Sabrina Falks is the golden girl - a star actress engaged to the too-good-to-be-true Edward. Her younger sister Mimi is funny and bright but hopelessly lost, with no career prospects, no money, no love life and a string of disastrous mistakes in her past. When Sabrina asks Mimi to be her bridesmaid, Mimi soon learns that 'bridesmaid' actually means 'unofficial wedding planner - servant, slave and general dogsboddy'. And, to her horror, she knows that it's going to take more than just patience to whip up the wedding of the century, especially when the official wedding planner has a murky secret that could rock Sabrina and Edward's world...
Palio was winging it, which was quite out of character for him. Chatham was in shock. Right next to her was the man she couldn't stop thinking about at every turn. But what was Palio doing at a hotel at 8:45 on a Saturday morning?
When our thinking starts to be irrational, when our thoughts start dragging us down a road where we never wanted to go, when we feel helpless to stop the unraveling that ensues, we're not trusting God in the present moment because, ...
Author: Christine Caine
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Christine Caine helps readers who are feeling weary and like things somehow aren't quite right to identify how they ended up where they are and what they need to do to course-correct and anchor themselves in the only One who does not change or shift with the currents. We've all at some point looked up from the daily grind and realized we had somehow drifted off course. Maybe we've been doing all the right Christian things and saying all the right Christian words, but inside we know something is just a bit off. Like we've run out of energy, vision, passion, and feel unable to move forward. The question we're pondering is not only How did I get here? but also What do I do now? In this new book, Caine meets us all in that place of weariness and uncertainty, sharing her own journey of discovery with vulnerability, candor, and self-deprecating humor. She lays out what she has learned about staying the course when you're feeling untethered and guides us each to learn the questions to ask about our relationships with God, with others, and with our own hearts to stay continually anchored despite the world's shifting currents; discover how to trust God more deeply by moving from a "what if?" kind of faith to an "even if" kind of faith; identify nine signs we are drifting off course and learn how to reposition ourselves to get back on track; and wrestle honestly with life's hard questions so we can respond faithfully to all the ways God answers, including the times when it feels like he doesn't. Christine offers up deeply personal stories, scriptural insights, and an eye-opening admonition to start paying closer attention, helping us to stop drifting and start thriving as we place our anchor on our unchanging, trustworthy God.