Publisher: Church House Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Christian life
An exciting short course for 13-18 year olds exploring issues of vocation, calling, gifts, passions, and the big question that many young people dread being asked: 'What do you want to do with your life?'. Ideal for use with young people making big decisions about the future.
The key to enjoying the single life is to lead a full and rewarding existence. For dating to be successful, single women must first acquire the most attractive quality--a fun, happy, and productive life. From setting goals, nurturing friendships, and being kind to oneself, Jennifer Bawden provides both practical and inspirational guidance for women who desire a whole new outlook on their singlehood. Once they have gained esteem and support, readers are ready to apply Bawden's frontline tactics for meeting men. From the first approach in a crowded room and strategies for "the call back" to handy icebreakers for the first date, Bawden shows how to proactively pursue a variety of interesting prospects. Get a Life, Then Get a Man inspires women to take back their dating destinies--to get confident in their actions and smart about their choices. In the process, they'll discover that being single can truly be fun, free, and satisfying.
Author: Lawrence Baines, Ph.D.
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
Release Date: 2004-06
In their sequel to the popular “How to Get a Life, Vol. I,” college professors Lawrence Baines and Daniel McBrayer are back, this time offering up more thought-provoking morsels from some of the world’s greatest minds. “How to Get a Life: Empowering Wisdom from Thinkers and Writers” takes the reader beyond history to describe how some remarkable men and women made their indisputable marks on the world. Written in the biological sketch format made popular by “How to Get a Life, Vo. I,” each notable subject gives compelling advice on how to conquer adversity and achieve greatness with courage, tenacity and focus. The easy-to-follow lineup features insights into the art of living from 15 magnificent lives - Plato, Aristotle, William Shakespeare, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.D. Salinger, Marcus Aurelius, Mihaly Csisksznetmihalyi, Walt Disney, Laura Esquivel, Eudora Welty, Colin Powell, Conan Doyle, and Catharine Sedgwick. The second book in the “How to Get a Life” series, “Empowering Wisdom from Thinkers and Writers” illuminates as much as it inspires.
Author: John L. Werrill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Autobiographical writing has a particular value as a literary form, especially when, as seems clear, the written style is quite to the point, lucid and communicates well. The richly detailed and colorful account of the life, loves and friendships built up around the most extraordinary life of John L Werrill . The panorama of experience, trials, determination, effort to succeed in a worldly competitive arena, is richly textured, well observed, and not without more than the usual touch of spice and intrigue. No matter what obstacle, the writer seldom say's no, to anything especially on any or all challenges that he faces, along the way, compelling the reader to remain with him as each incident unravels. Working up the chain of command in a ship's galley, John's efforts are relentless, imaginative, creative, inspiring, and not without his inherent humor which carries him over many seemingly, insurmountable issues and ongoing incidents. Seldom he is boring, and slow to think, plus without a definitive plan of future life, we can learn a good lesson of achievement and a sense of purpose as one reads. From one arena, to the other, aboard cruise liner's of mammoth proportions, the Chef de Cuisine is held in high regard, as well he should, and John continues on his helter skeltor journey to the eventual pinnacle, but not without stark reminders of daily life's realities, unfazed by many, who would prefer the home comfort's he left behind. To luxury, spacious yachts with no limits on time, demand, and satisfaction, for the very rich and some famous, we get a very rare insight into the daily goings on, both on shore in sumptuous homes around the globe. Sailing to parts unknown on a whim. Immaculate turn out, undeniable hilarity, to keep one guessing from the beginning to the end. One might very well feel out of breath, when you have read it. Book Reviews I found this book to be quite delightful. In all of Mr. Werrill's travels and experiences, given his writing style, I felt I was right there with him. In his colorful and careful descriptions of his life, one was left with a feeling of what's next for this very adventurous gentleman. He left me with a sense of my own personal longing to write of my adventures. Who knows, perhaps you'll have another interesting book to publish one day. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and certainly would buy any future books written by Mr. Werrill. -Marlene Cooper Williams Readers' Comments 1) Uproarious antics and escapades with shipmates, employers, colleagues, and lovers. 2) Rivals and surpasses "Benny Hill" in being rather risqueacute; and absolutely hilarious. 3) Always the sense of family, especially Mother, Louise 4) Uncanny ability to think on his feet to avert nearly all matters of trouble...virtually rendering himself unscathed nearly every time. 5) Strong sense of faith, and three true loves, Beverly, Kirsten and mother. 6) One event after another, stealing your breath one moment, with an OMG, then total laughter. 7) Life onboard ship, private yachts and in the servitude of some of San Francisco's wealthiest. 8) Left with the feeling of having been that fly on the wall, witnessing one man's life that goes beyond all others. 9) When asked: Is there anything you have not done, anyplace you have not been, and anyone you have not met...the simple answer would be "NO". 10) John L Werrill should receive an honorary professorship, and hit the lecture circuit, especially at the commence- ment of universities; he simply has so much to share of life experiences, which most people could not possibly envision. 11) An unbelievable sense of sadness upon Mr. Werrill's admission of a deep depression as he searches for his true SELF. 12) Having been there, done that...from top to bottom, front to back, and in between...there is renewal. 13) Yes, there should be a movie, but who would play this
Author: Nicholas Bate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics
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
She was tried in the fires of adversity and came out as pure gold... Get a Life is the story of Fiona, the daughter of a well-to-do businessman and his wife. Fiona was brought up in the days during and after the Second World War, in a world full of hope and an increasingly opulent lifestyle. Her beliefs and faith were instilled in her by her mentors, but she felt the need to question what she was taught. As a teenager, tragedy struck. Her dearly loved boyfriend was killed in an accident and she was abducted by criminals and held hostage. She was assaulted and as a result, found herself pregnant. Her dilemma as to whether to go ahead with the pregnancy was made more difficult due to the beliefs she had grown up with – after much soul-searching, she decided to have the baby and put it up for adoption. As the years went on, she tried to carry on with her life, going to university and studying business studies, but on the untimely death of her father joined the family business. She eventually married and made a fresh start, only for her eldest son to have a high-profile affair with a woman five years his senior, resulting in heartache and potential disaster for the whole family. As Fiona got older, however, the strength of spirit she had acquired through her troubled early life came into play. She became the CEO of her late father’s company. In charge of a large workforce and with a busy family life, her own life was hectic and challenging. In spite of all this, she succeeded no matter what difficulties she faced. Get a Life, with its message of strength and success despite adversity, will appeal to those looking for an uplifting tale.
Author: Paula Caligiuri Phd
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2010-10-01
This Element is an excerpt from "Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You" (9780137058495) by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D. Available in print and digital formats. Build a great career on "your terms," consistent with "your" career-related values and "your" priorities in life. Like high-dollar lottery winners who kept working, you want to focus on the stimulation gained from doing what you enjoy most. You want a career on "your" terms, consistent with "your" career-related values, leaving enough time and emotional resources for those you love. The big news: You don't need to win the lottery to make this happen.
Author: David R. Pratt
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book came into being as the result of years of personal research. This research was on scraps of paper, filled note pads, and grew by exchanging ideas with like-minded individuals. Having so much information necessitated some sort of organization. This book is the labor of love that resulted from that organization.
When Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in Africa, is diagnosed with cancer and prescribed treatment that makes him radioactive, his suddenly fragile existence makes him question his life for the first time. He is especially struck by the contradiction in values between his work as a conservationist and that of his wife, an advertising agency executive. Then when Paul moves in with his parents to protect his wife and young son from radiation, the strange nature of his condition leads his mother to face her own past.
Do you find yourself struggling with life even though you’re doing everything you can to get ahead? How to Find Your Vision and Get a Life! shows you how you can create a life worth living. It takes you step-by-step through the process of creating your own personal vision and mission statements – the foundation necessary to accomplish your goals. You are taught the importance of the “Five P’s”: Possibility, Power, Passion, Practice and Purpose. Here’s what others are saying: Terry doesn’t preach, he shares ideas. His ability to relate both his successes in life as well as his personal demons provide a refreshing atmosphere to promote action and healing for the reader.– Dennis Merritt Jones, author of Your (Re)Defining Moments: Becoming who you were born to be This book provides simple, easy explanations to the challenges of life without the metaphysical psycho-babble often seen in topics like this. – James Mapes, author of Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind Terry presents an easy-to-understand personal manual ... written in his authentic and humorous style. It engages the reader immediately! – Maxine Kaye, author of Alive and Ageless: How to Feel Alive and Live Fully Every Day of Your Life