Twice As Hard by Opeyemi Sofoluke and Raphael Sofoluke

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Twice As Hard is an exploration of Black Identity in the working world and a blueprint for success.  You will learn what obstacles limit opportunity for Black professional progress, how to understand and overcome racial stereotypes, be productive, find purpose, and ultimately thrive in business.

Authors Opeyemi and Raphael Sofoluke explore their own personal brand of ethics, the challenges they have faced in their careers, and the learnings they took from them, before inviting other successful business people in a broad range of industries to share their experiences and the practical measures they take to realise their goals, too.

Featuring tips on entrepreneurship, as well as insights on the corporate world, this book highlights the positive advancements made in recent years, and equips individuals and businesses with the tools they need to continue to progress.

Twice As Hard aims to empower and inspire Black professionals, get everyone thinking and talking about their actions, and continue the fight for a truly inclusive, understanding society.

TWICE AS HARD was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd June 2021.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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You Will Be Okay by Julie Stokes and Laurène Boglio

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”Someone in your life has died, and they are not coming back.”  What a HUGE thing to say.

Grief can feel like a boat ride on a stormy ocean, but what if you had a lighthouse to guide you safely to shore?  You Will Be Okay will help you navigate through the hard emotions you feel when someone you know has died, with practical activities, stories from others who have been through it and tips on how to talk about your grief.  There is no right or wrong way to grieve, you just need to find your way.

You will be okay.

YOU WILL BE OKAY was released in the United Kingdom on 19th August 2021.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

You can order YOU WILL BE OKAY by Julie Stokes and Laurène Boglio from Amazon USAAmazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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The Little Book Of Results: A Quick Guide To Achieving Big Goals by Jamie Smart

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Focus.  Simplify.  Achieve.

What would you love to have happen?

Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker and executive coach Jamie Smart will help you unleash your potential and achieve the things that matter to you in every aspect of your life.

– Replace stress with calm

– Experience elite-performer flow

– Make better, more confident decisions

– Increase your influence

– Get the results you desire 

You can order THE LITTE BOOK OF RESULTS by Jamie Smart from Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Diary Of A Brilliant Kid: Top Secret Guide To Awesomness by Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey

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This is a diary with a difference.  More of a do-ary.  Scribble in it, dribble on it, nibble it when you’re peckish.  Read, enjoy, learn, laugh but most of all DO.  Because your future’s so bright you’re gonna need shades!

This book is an instruction manual for life.  It tells you how to be epic so grab a hot choc, make your bum comfy and read on.  It’s even got pictures!

It’s time to shine …

From the multi-layered cupcake consisting of Andy Cope (Doctor of Happiness), Gavin Oattes (stand-up comedian), Will Hussey (an actual real teacher) and Amy Bradley (best illustrator evs) – this is your recipe book for having your cake and scoffing it.  Diary Of A Brilliant Kid works up your appetite to enjoy and savour every last dollop of whatever life serves you.  As well as putting-the-cherry-on top, it inspires you to:

– Think big, sparkly brightly and by your absolute best

– Be a mover, shaker and relationship maker 

– Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons

– Feel the fear and do it anyway

– Embrace the magnificent seven works that will change your life (yes, really!)

#Fact: The average person lives for 4000 weeks.  Life’s short.  It’s a gift.  Let’s not send it back unwrapped.

You can buy DIARY OF A BRILLIANT KID: TOP SECRET GUIDE TO AWESOMENESS by Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey from Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Silence Is Not An Option: You Can Impact The World For Change by Stuart Lawrence

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Silence is never an option – stand up, speak out, be the difference.

In his non-fiction debut, Stuart Lawrence talks about what he had learned from life – the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been tough.

From role models to self-control, failure to imagination, Stuart uses his own experience to help young people – to help all people – harness the good in themselves and in the world around them, using that fire of positivity to create change in their lives. 

You can buy SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD FOR CHANGE by Stuart Lawrence from Amazon USA, Amazon UKWaterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Think Critically by Tom Chatfield

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Critical thinking is essential in higher education.

Think Critically gives you simple, direct advice on ow to effectively assess and critique the world around you.

– understand the nature of assumptions and claims

– grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence

– gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research.

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Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

You can buy THINK CRITICALLY by Tom Chatfield from Amazon USA, Amazon UKWaterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Manage Your Stress by Clare Wilson

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Knowing how to stay on top of stress is a vital life skill.

Manage Your Stress equips you with practical, effective techniques to manage life at uni in a stress-free way.

– recognise and understand your body’s response to causes of stress  

– learn techniques for changing stressful thinking patterns

– build your resilience so you can handle stressful situations

Succeed at university with Super Quick Skills.

Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

You can buy MANAGE YOUR STRESS by Clare Wilson from Amazon USA, Amazon UKWaterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Avoid Plagiarism by Thomas Lancaster

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Need guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it?

Avoid Plagiarism makes understanding plagiarism simple, giving you the know-how to write confidently and independently.

– understand what plagiarism is and why it is important to avoid it.

– grasp the notion of studying with integrity

– know when and how to accurately credit your sources

Succeed at university with Super Quick Sills

Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life.

You can buy AVOID PLAGIARISM by Thomas Lancaster from Amazon USA, Amazon UKWaterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Give Great Presentations by Lucinda Becker

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Terrified at the thought of giving presentations?

Give Great Presentations gives you the tips and tools you need to feel confident and ace your presentations.

  • Master your brief and prepare great presentations
  • Hone your body language and use your nerves to your advantage
  • Make the most of it and learn from each presentation 

Succeed at university with Super Quick Skills.

Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

You can buy GIVE GREAT PRESENTATIONS by Lucinda Becker from Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Good Money: Understand Your Choices by Nathalie Spencer

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We all make choices with money – understand yours.

Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how w think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances.

From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, through to exposing what it really means to be an effective forecaster, Good Money reveals how you can be motivated to be better with money and provides you with essential tools to boost your financial wellbeing. 

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Communication: How To Connect With Anyone by Gill Hasson

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Discover the principles to effective communication.

Communication is the key to connecting with others.  All too often, however, poor communication leads to misunderstandings between people.  How can you better hone your communication skills?

Become an accomplished communicator.

Communication expert and bestselling author, Gill Hasson, reveals how to become a communication who delivers any message clearly and confidently.  As an adept communicator you will foster trust, respect, confidence and empathy between yourself and others.  Using the techniques and methods outlined in Communication will give you the information needed to:

– Identify the issues that lead to miscommunication

– Interact with people who have different opinions, beliefs and needs to you

– Make small talk and turn it into meaningful conversation

– Become a good listener and be able to ‘read between the lines’

– Persuade others and support them

Communication explores the fundamental principles of good communication and explains how to connect more easily and feel more confident about communicating with a diverse range of people.

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How To Own The Room by Viv Groskop

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Why are we completely blown away for the whole nine minutes and forty seconds of Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes?  What is it about the power of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 lecture, which grew into A Room Of One’s Own, that makes it resonate with us nearly a century later?  Why do people quote Michelle Obama’s ‘When they go low, we high?’ Rather than any speech from her husband’s eight-year presidency?  What is it that women do when they make us sit up and listen – really listen – to their every word?  And how can we all get a bit more of that in our own lives?

How To Own The Room explores the presence, performance and authenticity of recent history’s great women speakers, and reveals what they do when they deliver those game-changing moments, so that you can apply their qualities to your own life.  From political leaders and stand-up comedians to campaigners and feminists, this is a powerful book about what happens when women find their voice.

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The Art Of Communication by Judy Apps

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Become an amazing conversationalist.

Are your conversations so controlled they lack the ability to connect with other people?  Do you find yourself holding back for fear of revealing too much or saying the wrong thing?  What can you do to make your conversations more real?

Tap into your intuition and speak from the heart.

Drawing on the expertise of bestselling author and communication expert, Judy Apps, The Art of Communication shows how to develop the ability to become a nuanced conversationalist – one who connects with others and is more fearless, more genuine, more engaging and more creative.  The author reveals how to communication in a meaningful way and:

– Build closer relationships and create intimacy

– Overcome the artificiality and awkwardness of your interactions

– Converse successfully with people of different backgrounds

– Get more rewarding results from your conversations

– Operate from your intuition rather than with self-consciousness and control

The Art of Communication builds your confidence so you can converse from a place where being counts more than conventional skills, and an open heart brings connection and rewards you could only dream of before. 

You can order THE ART OF COMMUNICATION by Judy Apps from Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

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Productivity – Get Motivated, Get Organised And Get Things Done by Gill Hasson

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Do you want to get more done with less stress?  Being productive involves finding your own rhythm and getting things done in a way that works best for <u>you</u>; according to your circumstances, your skills and abilities, and the time, energy and resources you have.

Develop your own productivity mindset with a positive, adaptable and flexible approach.

Personal development author Gill Hasson shares her approach to personal productivity – helping you determine what works best for you in prioritising your goals, managing your time and organising your life.  <u>Productivity</u> will help you:

  • Identify what’s stopping you from being more productive
  • Balance your work and personal life
  • Plan your time more purposefully
  • Identify the best time of day to get things done
  • Manage difficulties, stress and setbacks`

Rather than work harder, work smarter.  <u>Productivity</u> show you how!  It explains how to get things done efficiently and effectively on your own terms and in your own way.  

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Step Into Your Power by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins

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Slay your fear!  Get out of your comfort zone and express yourself.

Find the lesson!  Bounce back from the dumps, failures and other bummers.

Lift as you climb.  Support your squad.

Speak truth: know your rights and take action

Don’t fit in? Pave new ground

Learn how to step into your power with the help of friendly big-sister figure Jamie Wilson.

How do you achieve your dreams?  And what are your rights?  Find out in this friendly guide, with mentoring moments by Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins.  This book gives young girls the tools to unlock their power, be themselves, and maybe just change the world.  

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Be More RBG by Marilyn Easton

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Make yourself heard – on and off the bench

Whether you spend your days arguing your case at work, fighting gender discrimination, or raising the next generation of dissenters, call an adjournment and ask yourself,

”What would RBG do?”

Grab your collar and get motivated to change the world with words of inspirational wit and wisdom from Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  

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Master Your Mind by Roger Seip and Robb Zbierski

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Fed up with trying to get ahead in business by working longer hours and continually racing your brain at a hundred miles an hour?  Unfortunately, success in business is spelled M-O-R-E: better results, faster growth, more revenue, greater efficiency.  Do more.  Make more.  Achieve more.  And do it now.  Master Your Mind offers an antidote to the endless (and pointless) cycle of “doing more” in order to succeed.  Throughout the book, Roger Seip and Robb Zbierski – Seip is the author of the bestselling book Train Your Brain For Success – explain how the counterintuitive approach of slowing down can help optimise your performance and get you the positive results you’ve been searching for.

Master Your Mind reveals the tactics and methods that lead to increased energy, revenue, and good health in a self-sustaining way.  The approaches presented are not pie-in-the-sky but have proven to be effective with the authors’ thousands of clients.  The book shows how to stop thinking your success relies on quantity, and start on the road to improving the quality of your effort.  The book clearly demonstrates what it takes to up-your-game by combining the right amount of effort (after all, it takes work) with a high degree of presence, focus, intentionality, and being in the “Zone”.  Filled with illustrative examples, Master Your Mind shows why slowing down your brain gives you a much better understanding of what is really going on in your head that will get your desired results.  The book also explores the obstacles that are holding you back.

Drawing on discoveries in neuroscience (the authors don’t claim to be scientists), Master Your Mind offers a basic understanding of the root causes and benefits of slowing down and includes techniques for applying the scientific lessons.  The approaches and tactics outlined in Master Your Mind work because they align with what’s most deeply important to you and they are done in a way that actually works for your brain.

Once you apply the book’s lessons and put the winning strategies into practice, you will be amazed that success will come your way with little or no extra effort.  

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Positive Thinking Pocketbook by Gill Hasson

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If you can change your thinking, you can change your life.

Positive thinking – and positive actions – can bring about significant shifts for the better in many areas of your life. But what are the practical steps to achieving an optimistic outlook?

Over 100 tips and techniques for thinking positively in every situation.

Following on from her bestselling book Positive Thinking, personal development expert and bestselling author Gill Hasson distils the power of positive thought into practical activities and suggestions that will really help you think and act positively. IN the Positive Thinking Pocketbook, you will learn to:

– Recognise negative thinking and make the shift towards positivity;

– Transfer positive thinking into positive action and outcomes;

– Avoid getting stuck in negative patterns by making positivity a habit;

– Employ positive thinking to manage feelings in difficult situations.

Positive thinking is a skill anyone can learn. The Positive Thinking Pocketbook can become your constant companion as you work towards confidence and optimism in your everyday life. For any situation needing a dose of positivity, flip through these pages and find a technique, activity or suggestion to inspire you and propel you forward. 

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The Free-Time Formula by Jeff Sanders

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How many hours have you worked this week? When you’re working, do you constantly feel stressed, rushed, and under pressure?  Has it reached the point where you delay restroom visits because three minutes away from your desk will throw everything off-schedule?  You, my friend, are overworked – and you’re not alone. We are all being asked to do more and more with less and less, and it’s all so vitally important and has to be done ASAP.  Lacking a magic wand, we work at a furious pace for hours on end, only to collapse into bed so we can wake up and do it all again tomorrow.  There is always more to be done, but the days aren’t getting any longer; something’s got to give, but don’t let it be your sanity.

The Free-Time Formula is your lifelines back to happiness, focus, and true productivity.  Action-packed and to-the-point, this sanity-saving guide will help you reclaim your days as you discover just how much power you have. Prioritising is key, but deprioritising is even more critical – and this book gives you a clear and workable framework for becoming the focused, efficient achiever you’ve been trying to be for so long.  You’ll begin with a time assessment that gauges your current levels of stress, strategies, and output, then you’ll work step-by-step toward a new daily routine that will reawaken your spirit as you start to get it all done – with time left over!

  • Gain an extra hour of free time – every day – to read, exercise, or spend time with friends and family.
  • Double your productivity without feeling overworked or overwhelmed.
  • Ask the right questions, clarify what matters, and cut out the nonsense to reclaim your day.
  • Predict and prevent distractions in order to stay on track with the important stuff.
  • Formulate a seven-day action plan for revamping your calendar and revitalising your life!

Productivity is not about cramming more “stuff” into each day.  It’s about focusing on what matters to you and your current goals, and building the habit of saying “no” when you want to.  It’s about never again missing a deadline or being late for a meeting, but also attending every single one of your kid’s recitals.  It’s about climbing the ladder while building a life, and feeling absolutely a-okay about leaving your phone in the hotel room on vacation. Life is what happens outside of work, and The Free-Time Formula helps you reformulate your day to enjoy more of it. 

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The Power Of Yes by Abbie Headon

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Discover the power of YES and all the amazing things it can do for you.

So often we are afraid of failure, of disappointment, of being vulnerable, and we settle for ‘no’.  The practical tips and inspirational advice within these pages will help you embrace positivity and find a new sense of freedom in each area of your life, from your career, to your relationships, to your dreams and ambitions. 

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