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Everything starts with a thought. The plane we take to travel around the world starts with a thought of someone with a great vision. The way we think can change our life for the better.

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Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill
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Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you’ve read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you’ll be the one with an edge. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!

The Magic of Thinking Big
David J. Schwartz
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More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big. First published in 1959, David J Schwartz’s classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better – starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to: defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates; make your mind produce positive thoughts; plan a concrete success-building programme; do more and do it better by turning on your creative power; capitalise on the power of now updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.

The Power of Positive Thinking
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

The Art of Thinking Clearly
Rolf Dobelli
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The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning – essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making-work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

Inspirational quotes

Inspirational quote is a short read but can have a profound positive impact on the way we think. It can help to unstuck our mind as we borrow the thinking of famous thinkers.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.- Steve Jobs

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”- Andrew Jackson

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”- William Shakespeare

“Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”- Harvey Mackay

“Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.”- Zig Ziglar

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Michael Michalko

We should read content that can positively impact our mind on a daily basis so that it stick to our mind.

Bookdepository Celebrates New Look With Discount

Bookdepository is still the same old online bookstore that provides FREE delivery worldwide. However, they have changed for the better with a bright new look by using light blue colour. They listen to feedback from customers and gave a fun and brighter look for their website. To celebrate their new look, Bookdepository provides up to 50% off selected titles!

They have strictly limited numbers of these books so when they sell out they’ll disappear from this offer page. So, be sure to get in quick with your order!But don’t worry about missing out; they’ll be adding new titles over the next few days so remember to check back in for more deals.

With gifting season just around the corner they have beautiful editions of favorite books, great boxed sets as well as top titles and bestsellers. Enjoy.

Offer ends 5pm BST Tuesday 11th October 2016

After browsing through the discounted titles, I found three books that I am interested in.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom
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THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel’s protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the ‘Free Fall’, dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom’s huge readership.

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro
Bobbi Brown
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This is the book that makeup fans have been waiting for – Bobbi Brown’s twenty-five-plus years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup – from how to find the right colour and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (brows, eyeliner, eye shadow and eyelashes) no matter the eye colour and shape. Of course there are never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, lip liners, lipstick and more. And Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on head-to-toe beauty and the science of skin.

I have always interested in improving personal productivity. We all have limited time in life but a lot to achieve in order to be success. I always wonder why some people are able to achieve more in life and what do they do differently?

Productivity For Dummies

Productivity For Dummies
Ciara Conlon
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Take your productivity to the next level and make the most of your time! Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Don’t we all! Productivity For Dummies shows you how to overcome this common problem by tackling key issues that are preventing you from remaining focused and making the most of your time. This insightful text gets to the root of the problem, and shows you how to identify and analyze the items on your to-do list to deliver on deadlines and maximize your schedule. Numerous techniques and technologies have been developed to address productivity needs, and this resource shows you which will work for your situation. Productivity is crucial to your success – whether you want to find a new job, earn a promotion you’ve had your eye on, or generally progress in your career, understanding how to improve your productivity is essential in increasing the value you bring to your organization. At the very least, increased productivity means that you get things done faster which translates into fewer overtime hours and more time concentrating on the things that are most important to you. * Eliminate procrastination and laziness from your daily routine * Organize your work environment to create a space conducive to productivity * Increase your concentration and stay focused on the task at hand * Make decisions quickly, and stay cool, calm, and collected no matter what the situation is Productivity For Dummies helps you solve the age-old problem of having too much to do and not enough time to do it.

 

All About Reading

Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy

Benefits of reading a book

When Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” Buffett takes this habit to the extreme  —  he read between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career, and still devotes about 80 percent of each day to reading.

Other than building up knowledge, reading indeed has many other benefits.
– Reading boosts brain power. Reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a complete work out and can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
– Research suggests that reading can work as a serious stress-buster.
– A book can be a good companion when you are alone and helps to kill boredom.

Where to buy books online?

Bookdepository is a UK based online bookstore that provides free worldwide shipping. It was acquired by Amazon in Year 2011. I have personally bought several books from them. Amazon also has millions of titles of books for you to choose from. You can check out the Bestsellers list on Amazon and choose books with many five stars reviews. You cannot go wrong with these books since many other people are buying them to read.

If you are not keen in book collection, you can consider selling your old books to Amazon for a few bucks. It is a great thing to do since you can free up space for your new books and allowing others to buy your pre-loved books at a low price.

How to read a book?

I would suggest that you choose what you read by assessing the kind of skills you are lacking of. As I need to improve my productivity, communication and writing skills, I will read books like Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, How to Win Friends & Influence People and The Elements of Style. This helps to fill your skill gaps.

As I read a book, I will write page numbers of the book that contain what I think are the nuggets of wisdom of the book. I will paste a post- it note on the book and write the page numbers on it. You can also write down key points on a notebook as you read a book. It is good to enjoy the process of reading a book but what is even more important are what you can gain from the books in the end. There will hardly be a time when we are able to finish reading a book at one go. A bookmark comes handy in reminding us we are on which page of the book.

Speed reading can increase your ability to read quickly and efficiently. Great techniques that you can use when practicing speed reading, include reading blocks of words, and breaking the habit of sub-vocalization. Sub-vocalization is the habit of pronouncing each word in your head as you read it. By practicing speed reading, you can read more in the same space of time.

Although a lot of people still prefer to read hard copies of books, e- books are getting popular since they can be stored digitally and are available for download immediately upon buying them online. Kindle books are usually cheaper than hard copies of books. With e- books, you do not have to carry bulky books around if you travel a lot. If you would like to invest in an E- Reader, I would highly recommend Kindle Paperwhite E- reader from Amazon as it is affordable at the price of $119.99 and comes with great functions.

Some of the functions of Kindle Paperwhite E- reader are:
– 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
– 4GB on device storage to hold thousands of books.
– No glare in bright sunlight
– Build your vocabulary. Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention.
– A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours

Audiobooks are another great option for accumulating knowledge from books. By listening to books, you can improve your pronunciation and listening skills. Take notes while listening to audio books are useful in writing a summary of the book. You can listen to a book while you commute or are driving a car. An abridged audiobook is a shortened version of the audiobook. It is condensed by using fewer words, but retains a sense of the book. An unabridged audiobook contains the original content. It is not condensed or shortened in any way.

If you are an avid reader, you should try out this Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30- Day Free Trial.
This membership program offers special benefits for just $9.99 per month:
– Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks
– Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
– Read on any device

I am currently reading Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy and I would like to build up the number of books I read. Start your reading habit today and increase your intelligence!

14 Online Shopping Tips For The Shopaholics

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Online shopping is an ongoing trend and has become a habit of many. Online shopping is so convenient and can inadvertently lead to a lot of unnecessary spending. I will share some online shopping tips so that you will have a better online shopping experience. I believe you can save a lot of money in the long run if you use the following shopping tips.

1. Before you shop online, I would like to highlight the importance of safeguarding your personal data in your system. Anti- virus software like AVG is very important to keep your computer safe. If you are using mobile phone, you can download a phone version of anti- virus software. It is highly recommended to use Internet protection software. I have been using AVG for 8 years and I find it very reliable. It is my first choice. AVG Internet Security provides an enhanced firewall to block hackers for safer online shopping experience. Now, you can get 30% off if you purchase AVG Internet Security

2. Sign up for a Paypal account and you type in the credit cards and bank accounts you wish to use for purchases one time on the PayPal secure system. You do not have to key in your credit card details over and over again on different online retailers when you shop online. You just need to key in your Paypal e-mail address at the online store checkout. This helps in safeguarding your confidential credit card details. Paypal is widely accepted on the Internet and it will soon be accepted in many physical stores as well.

3. Make the habit of only shopping at reputable online retailers such as Amazon. They provide more reliable service in safeguarding your payment details in their system and deliver goods to you on time.

4. Check out for coupons and rebates. Online retailers will give out coupon codes from time to time to attract shoppers. Remember to get a discount coupon codes before you shop. Ebates is a free membership cash back rebates site that provides up to 40% cash back on almost everything you buy, 20, 000 stores with cash back, 10,000+ coupons to stack your savings. This can save you quite a lot of money in the long run and if you are a big spender online. These rebates websites are mostly affiliates of the retailers and they pay out part of their commission earnings to their website users to create a win- win situation. I have earned $10.96 of rebates from Ebates and $49.83 from Mr. Rebates to date. They are combination of cash back rebates and members referral earnings.

5. Some online stores provide free gift on your first time purchase.

6. Some luxury goods online retailers such as Forzieri.com organize time limited flash sale from time to time.

7. You can also get discount if you sign up for newsletters of online stores. The good thing about signing up for their newsletters is that you get informed about special promotions and new items from time to time.

8. Labour Day, Cyber Monday, Black Friday and Christmas seasons are times of the year when you can get deep discounts on your online purchase.

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By signing up for Amazon Prime, you can save a lot on your shipping fee. With FREE Two-Day Shipping from Amazon Prime, your shopping problems are solved. You get unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size, and with 20 million eligible items, the options are practically limitless. Prime members also get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items when shipping to selected metro areas across the US. Start your 30 –Day Amazon Prime free trial. After your free trial, Amazon Prime is just $10.99/month OR $99 per year. You can save $32.88 if you sign up for the yearly Amazon Prime plan.

10. Purchase from online retailers like ASOS and Bookdepository that offer free shipping worldwide.

11. Take up the free trial of subscription program to find out if it is suitable for you. Some programs provide 30 days free trial for you to try out their services.

12. Purchase from online retailers that offer money back guarantee. My website is hosted by Dreamhost and they provide 97 days money back guarantee. Dreamhost is so confident you’ll love their web hosting service that if you cancel within the first 97 days, they will return all your money, minus any domain registration fees. Basically you have nothing to lose in using their service. You can get $50 off the one year shared hosting service of Dreamhost if you use this link https://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?2157867/promo/dreamsavings50 . I am in fact sharing my commission with you as I will be earning $47 instead of $97 commission per sale.

13. You can use price comparison site like Priceline to compare the prices of items you want to buy among various retailers. The same item might have different price at different website.

14. Students should take note of special discounts that are catered for them. Unidays is a website that provides a list of discounts and deals just for students.