Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness

Book description

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen

Amazing Things Will Happen offers straightforward advice that can be put into action to improve your life. Through personal anecdotes from the author's life, and interviews of successful individuals across several industries, this book demonstrates how to achieve success, in all aspects of life, through hard work and acts of kindness. Split into five sections, this book details how to begin the self-improvement journey.

  • Explains how to cope with the situation you are currently in, and how to make the most of it until you can break free

  • Shares exercises and practices that can help define your goals and how to set realistic tasks to reach them

  • Helps you to navigate the seas of doubters and obstacles to get to where you want to be

  • Ensures that you help others, once you have reached your goals

Each of us has different goals in life, but everyone wants to succeed, and have as much fun as possible along the way. Amazing Things Will Happen shows how to get on this path to success.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. You Choose the Path to Follow
  8. Preface
  9. Short On Time, But Still Crave Amazing Things?
  10. Why a Guide?
  11. Introduction: My Journey So Far
  12. Chapter 1: How to Be a Passion Hit
  13. Chapter 2: Trust Your Gut
  14. Chapter 3: Take Stock
  15. Chapter 4: Knowing When to Move On
  16. Chapter 5: The Power of Writing It Down
  17. Chapter 6: The Three-Word Exercise
    1. Self
    2. Circles
    3. Amazing
  18. Chapter 7: The Magic of Turkey Pot Pie
  19. Chapter 8: Don’t Let the Seagulls Get You Down
  20. Chapter 9: Simplify, Focus, and Attack
    1. Simplify
    2. Focus
    3. Attack
  21. Chapter 10: Everyone Has Excuses
  22. Chapter 11: No More Saying, “I Can’t”
  23. Chapter 12: Stop Talking; Start Doing
  24. Chapter 13: Risk Can Be Scary; Embrace It and Move Forward
  25. Chapter 14: Quitting Is Always an Option
  26. Chapter 15: Know What You Hate and Then Don’t Do It
  27. Chapter 16: With a Little Help from Our Friends
  28. Chapter 17: Life Is Too Short for Bad Wine
  29. Chapter 18: Be a Duck
  30. Chapter 19: To Each Their Own . . .
  31. Chapter 20: Forget Skipping Pebbles; Throw a Boulder!
  32. Chapter 21: Living the Road Less Traveled
  33. Chapter 22: Focus on the Flame
  34. Chapter 23: Learning to Say No
  35. Chapter 24: Have a Small-Town Mentality
    1. Always Say, “Good Morning”
    2. Talk to Strangers
    3. Learn People’s Names and Then Use Them
    4. Develop a Reputation
    5. Help Your Neighbor
    6. Be Involved in the Community
  36. Chapter 25: Workshifting
  37. Chapter 26: Rules Are Like Rubber Bands
  38. Chapter 27: Beer and Coffee
  39. Chapter 28: Hallway Magic
  40. Chapter 29: Celebrate Success of All Sizes
  41. Chapter 30: Learn from Failure, But Don’t Seek It Out
  42. Chapter 31: Don’t Let the Asshats and Ankle Biters Get You Down
  43. Chapter 32: Can You Idle Well?
  44. Chapter 33: Giving Back and Gratitude
  45. Chapter 34: Play in the Rain
  46. Chapter 35: The End and the Beginning
  47. Appendix: Dangerous Books

Product information

  • Title: Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: November 2012
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118341384