As different artists sculpt different statues from the same block of marble, different environments produce different characters, even in identical twins. Evelyn, a geneticist and amateur archeologist, makes a formidable discovery in Israel, the consequence of which is the birth of Christopher and José, identical twins raised apart, one in affluent Sydney, the other in the slums of Buenos Aires …
Damengin is a country town in Queensland weighed down by the worst drought in living memory, and its inhabitants are all desperately waiting for government drought relief. The bad news is that the funds have been sent and spent by Council’s Shire Clerk Shifty Grey and his corrupt cohorts. This is a rollicking fast-moving story about political skulduggery, greed, love, and lust. It features outrageous characters, blossoming romances, pathos, and, importantly, has an incredibly happy ending.
The French Revolutionary Wars have begun, and as fighting intensifies, Horatio is recalled to sea. As the years pass and the war rages on, Horatio Nelson becomes a lauded hero, while Fanny loyally manages their affairs back in England. But Horatio’s success in battle has changed him – he’s proud, arrogant, bitter. How can a woman like Fanny, self-reliant but bound by 18th century attitudes, face down the Navy’s superstar without losing everything? A compelling exploration of duty in all its forms, Nelson’s Folly is a sweeping, historically rich novel based on the true story of Horatio and Fanny Nelson and their lives together – and apart.
The small matter of size does matter. Studies have found that 46% of men are unhappy with their penis size and this has created a plethora of men who are anxious or underconfident about their manhood. Most have no idea what average even is. Straight, gay, large, small, young, old, rich or poor – it’s a bigger man’s world, and now there’s a safe, effective, and reversable option for expansion that might put paid to the proverbial pissing contests for evermore. It’s men’s turn to use cosmetic medicine to enhance what Mother Nature gave them, and they want their share of filler.
Over 40 and thinking about starting a business? Have you had enough of working for someone else or had your career in corporate interrupted through redundancy? Then this book is a must read for you. Here you will find clear strategies on how to start and run a successful first business in your 40’s and beyond. Hunter Leonard has compiled a comprehensive guide on the 8 skills you’ll need to be successful.
You’re on LinkedIn, but you’re not sure you’re getting the most out of it. You’re open to learning, but you need some guidance on how to be more effective at your time and efforts on LinkedIn. And, you believe you can have fun while learning. I mean, obviously. Otherwise, what the heck are you doing considering buying a book called, “Social Media Pie.” That’s crazy talk, right? Or is it BRILLIANT? Probably a bit of both. In “Social Media Pie: How to Enjoy a Bigger Slice of LinkedIn,” Brenda Meller will share strategies to help you make the most of your LinkedIn presence to help you to reach your business and career goals.
IS THERE A SECRET TO BUSINESS GROWTH? Yes, there is. And it may not be what your think … Telling better stories in business is not about thinking up clever words, images or jingles that will make your products or services seem a little more schmick. That’s called advertising. Stories are about people. Stories embed emotion into a transaction. Great stories linger and make your brand distinctive, trusted and in time, loved.
Set in the foothills of the spectacular Himalayas, Australian surgeon Dr Ray Hodgson and his exceptional team of volunteers battle to improve the lives of desperate Nepalese women. Tackling the overwhelming prevalence of genital prolapse and pregnancy loss in this exotic corner of the world, this spellbinding story details the struggles the team face as they strive to overcome scarce supplies, gender discrimination, and cultural roadblocks.
This is a love story. The story of the world before, but mostly after the day Imagine becomes possible. A tale of dreams and a revolution in love. Imagine a world of reason, intelligence and cooperation.A world with no borders and no countries. A world with no religion but full of spirit and consideration. A place where love, trust and faith dominate. A place where knowledge is shared freely and possessions are not important. Remembering a fabulous song but this time it’s a story. Imagine will change how you think about the world.
Believe in Yourself shares Anne’s life journey; the struggle of overcoming challenges from being unhappy to finding fulfilment and vitality. Relationship experiences that led her to seek counselling and resolving to put herself first have given her real insight. A heartfelt epiphany about her mum was very powerful and confronting, yet freeing in offering true wisdom and solutions. Her limiting childhood beliefs had suppressed her voice. Listen to Anne being interviewed about her book by clicking the following link: https://soundcloud.com/booktrailagency/anne-poole-interview-in-america-tonight-with-kate-delaney
Cam McLellan, successful property investor, businessman and father, shares his knowledge that allowed him the option to retire in his 30s; build a substantial residential and commercial property portfolio and a group of companies listed in seven BRW fast growth lists.
Book 6: Nailing being an adult – have the skills. This book takes you from surviving to thriving as an adult. With so many crucial issues covered, it will show you the common sense of healthy adulthood that is sadly not common knowledge. This book is the masterclass for being an adult.
Book 1: Control your consciousness – in the driver’s seat. Are you your own worst enemy or your biggest resource? How can you navigate your day-to-day life without first learning to master your machinery: your mind? In easy conversational language, this book opens the door to your understanding of the complex interplay of your mind, your emotions and your behaviour. Take charge of your thoughts, your fears and the problem habits that keep tripping you up in life. This is a book of practical advice on how to improve your life.
Book 2: Understanding myself – be an expert. This book is about you. It is about understanding the unique experiences that you have in your relationship with yourself, with your people and your world. This book is about untangling you and giving you choice. This is a relatable conversation where you can learn about yourself and put your life on a strong and healthy pathway.
Book 3: Mindfulness and state of flow – living with purpose and passion. Are you diving into life? This book shows you how to experience life literally. It is about being present, being engaged, finding meaning, and being passionate in your day-to-day life, moment to moment. You want to come alive? This is your book.
Book 4: Understanding others – loved ones to tricky ones. We are social creatures, yet we often fear each other. We fear others’ opinions of us and long for acceptance. We struggle with how to navigate healthy relationships and survive unhealthy relationships. This book is about translating the complexities of human relationships the healthy and the unhealthy so that we are skilled, armed and confident with our people. This book is about learning to be empowered and healthy with others.
Book 5: Parenting – love, pride, apprenticeship. We often lament that we don’t get a manual for parenting. So here it is: the psychology of parenting. This book will help you understand the ‘whys’ of your child’s needs, creating the foundation for your parenting skills. This book outlines concrete skills that will increase your confidence as a parent, supporting you in taking this loving leadership role in your family.
Imagine yourself in my shoes. Imagine being 18-years-old, and in just 24 hours the world you knew stopped existing. Imagine being a teenager and learning all these skills that were designed for one purpose – to kill others. Growing up in Communist Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia), Mario Bekes witnessed a lot of social unrest – before finding himself in the middle of the Croatian War of Independence. Mario’s world quickly turned upside down. One morning he woke to a knock at the door. His family and his girlfriend were gone. His neighbours were packing, fleeing the city. And the military were at his door, saying, “Report at the army barracks in one hour.”
Imagine if you could send your child to school secure in the knowledge that they will receive a great education, meet new friends and develop the confidence to be successful in all areas of life. If you want these opportunities for your child, then this is, without a doubt, the book you need to read. Building People Not Fighters™ will show you how to use your knowledge and experience to discover and nurture your child’s true potential. Written specifically for parents with children attending preschool and primary school.
Business owners and leaders are being challenged as never before. The trends are changing fast, business models are under attack, clients are fickle, staff expectations are rising. It can make for very reactionary leadership … but that is not what drives sustainable success. As you’re seeking to drive the growth, performance and, ultimately, value of your business, what must be done to avoid stalling through the climb? At last there is a book that supports leaders in not only surviving, but thriving in this context.
At some point, every small business will face a crisis. When that crisis comes, will you freeze – or flourish? Global pandemics. Raging bushfires. The death of a loved one. Severe floods. Stock market crashes. Sudden illness. It seems that we no sooner get through one crisis when we’re faced with another. That is exactly what does happen, and Australian businesses will continue to be buffeted by such crises.
Busy and reactive? Struggling to focus? Craving time for relationships? If so, perhaps it’s time to make space in your world for the things that really matter. What if you could be productive and rested by living an ordered, rhythmical life? What if habitually unplugging from digital technology was not simply a means of surviving week by week but a strategy to produce your best work and live your best life?
THIS BOOK IS A MUST-READ FOR EVERY SENIOR LEADER AND PROJECT OWNER FOR THE DIGITAL WORKFORCE JOURNEY IN HR, HCM OR WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT. In the successful digital workforce, people – in partnership with algorithms – will be at the heart of every decision made over the next few years, which Jarrod addresses in this book. Businesses around the world can use the real-world examples, anecdotes, stories, methods and powerful expert interviews to enable successful digital transformation.
My favorite time of the day is bedtime story hour. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of bedtime, the hour or so before the lights go out I either lose or find myself in a story. I spend as much of my free time as I can, thumbing through the pages of books and connecting with the characters I find inside. It is here that “Why Bedtime Sucks” became the opposite of a bedtime story.
When Poppy Picker keeps putting her finger up her nose, we know it won’t end well. Her parents are disgusted, her teachers upset and her friends grossed out. She’s been warned about the Booger Monster many times. But will she listen before it’s too late?”
Annie is a speaker, teacher, coach and mindfulness educator working with individuals and groups on their emotional wellbeing and resilience. Her great strength is empowering others to cut through the ‘noise’ and boost their own sense of wellbeing. Annie has been practising what she preaches for more than 10 years. In 2017 Annie spoke from the famous red dot at TEDxAdelaide, one of more than 50 new things that she added to the list in her 50th year! The Little Book of Still is for those of us who believe that we are just too busy to meditate, too busy to stop, even for a moment, and make time for ourselves.
Hello, I’m Brian James, you’re going to love Lucky the Amazing Dog Jockey. You’ll discover how this three legged little Aussie terrier goes from a city dog, who’s never seen a horse, to become a world famous jockey, accidentally! In the second part, we follow Lucky and his horse friend Bardot, to America, where he rides in one off the world’s most famous horse races, the Kentucky Derby. What happens in that race will amaze and surprise you. Children and adults will love Lucky; come on the ride of your life, with Lucky, the Amazing Dog Jockey.
“Confidence starts from the hair down”. Love Your Hair is your personal guide to finding your best hairstyle. Natalie Varrasso takes you on a journey of discovery as she shares her knowledge and creativity. You will be encouraged and empowered to find the stylist and style that complements your personality. Love Your Hair gives you permission to change how you look and feel. It gives you permission to be you.
If the thought of another money guru telling you what you have done wrong and talking down to you makes you feel like throwing in the towel and hitting the shops with your credit cards, then this is the book for you. The Happy Money Journey is a step-by-step guide on how to change your beliefs about money so that you can start making good money decisions and living life on your own terms (and no one else’s!).
To rise to a higher level, to advance your career, to intensity your impact and performance, you need new skills, techniques and strategies to succeed in this fast-paced world. So, let me ask you; Are you looking for an edge to advance your career? Do you have the right skills to lead successfully over the next decade and beyond? Are you ready to increase your influence, your impact, your executive presence, and your ability to deliver results? Well, Lead Beyond 2030 is the book for you. While some of the core elements of leadership will remain the same over time, such as creating future vision and executing strategy, our future leaders will need a new collection of skills to succeed.
Do you feel as though you are constantly ‘on’? Do you project as though everything is under control but on the inside you are barely keeping your head above water? That each day is a constant struggle of competing priorities? Rather than juggling the two worlds of career and life, what if you could create a third alternative, your own, new, evolved world: one that works for you rather than against you? Breaking the Gender Code not only unpacks why women feel the constant pressure to keep so many balls in the air but also where this pressure comes from.
IS YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE DUE FOR A BUSINESS MEDICAL? Have you started a medical business, but found that working harder isn’t growing the practice? Do you want to know what’s holding back your business? Have you always been the smartest person in the room, but somehow you just can’t seem to get on top of everything now that you are a practice owner? Many medical professionals feel like they’ve been studying their whole life, through Medical School, working as a registrar and then specialist training, but despite all that study they feel like they have never learned how to run a successful business. They build a business around their medical skills, but despite their high level of medical achievement they feel like their finances, overall stress levels and personal life are suffering, and they don’t know where to start to fix it.
Do you ignore your own warning signs sometimes, and then pay the price? Ever shut up when you needed to speak up and regretted it for years? Ever had to live with consequences you should have seen coming? Only read this book if you’re choosing to grow yourself. Choose spotlights a simple truth: our best selves do not come from being told the answers; they live in the questions we ask of our self, of others and of life itself. In your hands is a simple system for making better decisions so that you thrive in this risky world of the 2020’s.
Do people drive you nuts? Are silos and turf wars challenging the culture? Wondering if it ever gets any easier? The toughest – and best – part of leadership is the people. But let’s face it, people dynamics can be tricky. Solutions are within. People Stuff is your map to the complex territory of human behaviour and leadership strategies. People Stuff goes well beyond frustrating ‘personality clashes’ to uncover the dynamics of human interactions at work. You’ll clarify how you see yourself, your people and your organisation to avoid ineffective superficial solutions to complex problems. Perspective is power. Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards 2020 – Book of the Year – winner, Management and HR – winner, Leadership – Finalist, Book Cover Design – Finalist
LinkAbility: 4 powerful strategies to maximise your LinkedIn Success is packed with valuable insights, essential know-how and practical tips for using LinkedIn to achieve your professional and business goals. Lynnaire Johnston, the Word Wizard, is ranked New Zealand’s No. 1 LinkedIn expert. In LinkAbility she reveals her unique blueprint for effective communication and networking on LinkedIn. LinkAbility covers all you need to know about current best practice for connecting, posting, engaging and direct messaging.
Tactical Pipeline Growth (TPG) is your new favourite ‘how-to’ sales handbook. A tactical, step by step guide to help today’s frontline reps create new valuable business conversations. Whether you’re an individual rep or leading a sales team, the simple processes outlined in TPG will have you talking to more valuable prospects in the shortest time possible. All without needing to ruin your personal brand. TPG is a spam-free zone. Most’ sales books’ are written primarily to help the author secure more consulting fees; they are aimed at the sales director or VP of sales with a strong focus n strategy. Not this book! TPG is an action guide for those that do and will. Sales Trainers and Thought leaders tell reps to “Lead with insights”, “Bring value”! But how do we do that in today’s selling environment? What does that even mean?
Do you constantly think about food, your body shape or weight? Do you feel guilty if you eat something ‘bad’ or miss out on a gym session? Do you experience negative thoughts that get in the way of you living an optimal life? Well, guess what? You are not alone. Food Jail is written by Psychologist, Public Speaker and Food Enthusiast Stephanie Georgiou. In this compelling Self-Help Book, Stephanie shares her own dark and personal journey through an eating disorder which lasted almost a decade. She describes it as the ‘devil entering your mind’ and nothing else existing. She lets you take a deep dive into the brain of someone with an eating disorder and helps you understand how the mind works and how you can change any aspect of your life using her strategies. Become part of something great. It all starts with a decision to try.
In 2015 Benji had the picket-fence cottage in the quiet suburban street, a promising career and a loving wife. Three months later it was all gone. What do you do when the world crumbles around you? Where do you go when you have nothing to lose? Benji tells his story with brutal honesty, describing some of the wildest parts of Australia with a passionate attention to detail. Jump on and hold tight for the ride of a lifetime as he takes you from his rock bottom to the highs of setting a new Guinness World Record: The fastest man across 10 Australian deserts…
Do you understand your business numbers? Do you want to grow your business? Do you want to take control of your business and stop stressing about your cash flow? Then now is the time to listen to Unscramble Your Numbers and unravel the mysteries of your numbers. Twenty-first-century technology is giving you the tools and providing the numbers instantly from within your accounting system. There has never been a better time to understand the figures, graphs, and numbers that your cloud system is showing you.
The Experience Equation helps mature individuals create a future where their experience is valued. If you’re over 50 and feeling undervalued, then this book is for you. The book explores how to make your own future plan, the future of work and what the journey to the future will look like for you. It helps the mature individual take back control and overcome the challenges of discrimination and ageism which is endemic in the workplace today.
‘To Hell and Back’ is a memoir detailing one policewoman’s trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victoria Police Force from the early 1980’s to the present day. Carolyn Pethick joins the police academy at the age of 21, having always wanted to be a police officer her whole life. She completes her training and does well, and is then assigned to the Victoria Police Station. Here she soon finds out, as a woman, the other police officers, the men, are not eager to work with her.
Positive thinking coupled with positive doing is a must for anybody in today’s disrupted, distracted world where change is the new normal. It’s All Possible shows how to embrace change through insightful stories and proven possibility hacks from everyday people, business leaders, sports stars and entertainers that will inspire and motivate you. It is backed with the latest research on mindset and personal development.
Do you look into the future and see a healthy person? Are you thinking about your bank balance or what’s left in your physical tank by the time you hang up your boots? Have you wondered what it would feel like to have an unbreakable mind, body and spirit, capable of weathering any storm? This is the book for you! This book is designed to get you thinking about your future, not in terms of what you have but who you are, and to inspire you to take action now, laying a new foundation that will keep you healthy inside and out for years to come.
At some point, every small business will have to take on a contract with a large organisation if they are going to grow. But less than 15% of small companies are actually ready to take this step. Over more than 20 years in business, Bronwyn Reid has seen time and time again how winning one, initial contract with a “big name” can be the spark that lets a small company realise its potential growth. But as Bronwyn knows from first-hand experience, becoming a supplier to a large company isn’t easy – and there’s a lot to know and do. But almost everything that has been written about the small business/big business relationship is from the big company point of view.
This is the story of Noel who lost Maris, his beloved wife of 42 years, to suicide following years of struggling with depression. The abrupt ending of a life by suicide can be the most catastrophic of events for those left behind. Survivors experience intense pain and massive guilt. Grief banishes survivors to a place so removed from the normal hurly-burly of everyday life that they feel close to madness. Somehow they have to claw their way back. Noel accepted there was no way around his anguish and met suffering head on. His pain allowed him to discover the richness within him and to grow in wisdom which he hopes might be of benefit to others. Maris’ death did not shut her out of Noel’s life. She remains a very real presence. This is a love story with a difference.
SMART Time Investment for Business provides 128 short, sharp, and practical productivity strategies that you can start implementing today for immediate results, punctuated with tips and anecdotes from leading business people from around the world who share how they use time to their advantage.
Gin’s resurgence is a global phenomenon and a new generation of gin makers are forging an exciting future. Armed with this book, you can count yourself among today’s intrepid creators and build upon gin’s legacy. Award-wining distiller, Marcel Thompson describes the building blocks to help you create high-quality gin.
Does the job you have (or the job you want) require customer interactions?Do you want to handle difficult customers with ease?Do you long for recognition of your customer service skills?Do you know what it takes to be a customer service professional?Every business has customers, and employers are seeking to hire, retain and reward employees who have the skills, the knowledge and the motivation to provide a consistently superior level of service to every customer, every day. No longer is a bright smile and a friendly hello enough to satisfy customers and keep them coming back. Employers and customers want Customer Service Professionals.
Have you ever wondered how to gain that extra edge?Perhaps you know your stuff, but just need something more to help you reach your potential. Or maybe you’ve watched the achievements of others and thought – that should be me!Athletes who reach the pinnacle of their sport have found the mental edge that sets them apart from everyone else and that edge is within your reach.For over 25 years, Dr. Jo Lukins has helped individuals, teams and organisations achieve success at the highest level. In this book, she reveals the 10 key secrets that enable elite performers to master their craft.
If you have finally had enough of the constant cash flow struggle and you are ready to make a change, Profit First for Tradies will guide you. Katie Crismale- Marshall has taken the core concepts of Mike Michalowicz’s Profit First method and customised it to meet the specific needs of Australian tradies. In this practical, easy-to-listen-to book you will learn how to: * Check the foundations of your business to make sure they are rock solid *Live the life you dreamed of when you first became self-employed *Find profit in your business you didn’t know you had *Recognise common mistakes so you can avoid them *Organise your finances to make them actually useful to you *Make a profit in your business from day one *Find your financial rhythm and stick at it *Set up Profit First without being overwhelmed
Are you a small business owner who wonders how are you ever going to be able to retire?Have you come to realise that if things do not change you will not be able to afford a comfortable retirement?Even if your business is making you money today, do you have significant debt that you are not reducing?If so, it is time to make some changes, and make them quick!
Grip onto your love seat and get ready for the heart racing ride of your lifeYou’ll claim self love, and #knowyourworth as you read about this new way of how we court and connect!Andi’s 7th book takes her back to where she started as a TV presenter and entertaining storyteller by playing the role of Cupid. This time she researched the wonderful world of dating and how we are now finding love on Apps.Want to understand the world of the social media dating culture, and how to swipe right for more than one night?