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Self-improvement books - discussion

Hello, which self-improvement books have changed your life recently? Which of them should everyone read?
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Old 15.04.2015, 12:48
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Hello, which self-improvement books have changed your life recently? Which of them should everyone read?
Which ones are you selling?
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:15
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

Oh, unfortunately I am not selling books, but only looking for something to read in free time.

But placing titles of the books won't be treated as an advertisement, will be?
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:21
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Shouldn't you start by telling us what you need improving?

Cellulitis, smoking, self confidence?

How to write an introduction?
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:26
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

The main interests are self-organisation (something like Getting Things Done) and self-confidence improvement.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:28
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

Home Improvement by Tim Allen.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:30
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

I had one whose basic premise was "Don't do today what you can do tomorrow".

I haven't got round to reading it yet.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:32
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

Living Life: The Common Sense Approach by Urs Truly
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:33
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The main interests are self-organisation (something like Getting Things Done) and self-confidence improvement.
Who needs self confidence, when you can troll the internet anonymously, hiding behind a silly name and picture?


"How to Succeed"

by T. Flessparrit.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:40
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Who needs self confidence, when you can troll the internet anonymously, hiding behind a silly name and picture?
You can improve your self-confidence by adding a witty avatar to your profile.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:46
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

For self confidence, try "Size doesn't matter", by Ivor Bigun.
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:51
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For self confidence, try "Size doesn't matter", by Ivor Bigun.
Or "Overcoming Nocturnal Enuresis" by I.P. Knightly
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Old 15.04.2015, 13:51
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison by Andy Borowitz

Anger Management, by Osama bin Laden and Adam Sandler
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

The Joy of Solo Sex by Master Bates
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Old 15.04.2015, 14:01
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

self-improvement?
I would be interested, had I any further scope for it
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Old 15.04.2015, 14:08
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

There was quite an interesting programme about such books on the BBC's Thinking Allowed. TA is a sociology programme and sometimes it's even too lefty for me. Often I find it insufferably smug, but Laurie Taylor is a genial presenter and frequently it makes me look at things in a different light, which I suppose, is the raison d'etre of sociology.
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

Thank you for your propositions
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Old 15.04.2015, 17:53
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

The books from Richards Branson are fun to read

List you can find here:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/lis...ichard_Branson
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

I really was affected positively by Tony Robbins... Awaken the Giant Within.
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Old 16.04.2015, 14:32
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Re: Self-improvement books - discussion

This is a very good self help book.

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