John Bird - How to change your life in 7 steps
Want to improve your life but don't know where to start? Then this is the book for you.
this lively self-help book, Big Issue founder John Bird explains his
seven simple rules that could help you change your life. Whether you
want to get a new job, quit smoking, give up drinking or go back to
college, How to Change Your Life in 7 Steps explains how you can take
what you've been given and turn it into something you'll be proud of.
Table of contents:
1. Start with 3%
a) The despair of depression
b) Remember - one small step at a time
2. Stop thinking like a victim
a) The blame culture
b) The world may screw you up - but you have to sort yourself out
c) Pat's story
d) Stop making excuses
e) Stop feeling sorry for yourself
f) What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
g) You are no longer a victim if:
3. Be true to yourself and others
a) Lying feels good - until you get found out
b) Lying can even be dangerous...
c) Truth leads to freedom
4. Stop knocking everyone else
a) Put your energy to better use
b) Me, on the receiving end
c) People don't like facing up to change
d) Try to find sources of genuine support
e) Negative vibes in the workplace
f) Is it a broken egg? Or an omelette?
5. Think for yourself
a) Think, before you believe
b) Give your own true opinion, even if it's different
c) Listen to others, but believe in your own ideas
6. The importance of making mistakes
a) Some you lose
b) Maybe next year...
c) What are you afraid of?
d) Remember: you only have to start with 3%
7. Be your own leader
a) Times when someone has to take charge