Life's Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth

Life's Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth

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By (author) Joe Vitale

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 218mm x 12mm | 230g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111865966X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118659663
  • Sales rank: 431,596

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Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment. Each simple lesson is explained and brought into focus with real-life examples and includes practical steps on putting those lessons to work every day. Full of uncommon wisdom and lighthearted humor, this book will help readers develop confidence, create a plan for success, get ahead at work, build rapport with others, develop time-management skills, and find wealth and happiness. Readers will learn how to live life to the fullest when they discover how to: * Take chances that lead to success * Get through the tough times * Be themselves and like it * Find their purpose * Work as a team * Create their own blueprint for success * Believe in themselves * Lead a good and moral life * Accept their mistakes and move on * Define success for themselves Joe Vitale (Wimberley, TX) is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor (0-471-70604-3) and The E-Code (0-471-71855-6). He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.

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Joe Vitale is President of Hypnotic Marketing Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor and T he E-Code . He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His articles are widely read and his professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.

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Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, "Life's Missing Instruction Manual" uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment.

Table of contents

FOREWORD Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. xiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv Introduction: How to Use This Manual Introduction 3 You: Congratulations on Your Life Your Point of Power Is Now 7 "I Wish I Had Learned ..." ~ Jim Edwards 9 You Can Be Happy Now 9 Life Doesn't Have to Be Hard 10 You Are Behind Your Eyes 10 Your Feelings Are Hidden Thoughts 11 Everything Is Energy Directed by Your Thoughts 12 You Can't Stop Your Thoughts but You Don't Have to Listen to Them, Either 12 Everything Is a Projection from Inside You 13 Your Nature Is Your Current Act 14 How to Know What You Want 14 You Get More of Whatever You Focus on 15 Whatever You Say after "I Am" Defines Who You Become 15 What You Love or What You Hate Will Be Drawn to You 16 Your Body Requires No Assembly 16 Great Hair, Great Day 16 Your Memory Will Never Be Accurate 17 Love 17 Sex 18 Food 18 Exercise 18 Three Life Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier ~ Dr. Paul Hartunian 19 Internal Capabilities: Understanding Your Life's Potential Anything Is Possible 23 You Create Your Future with a Pen 23 Achieving Your Goals Is Easy 24 Your Mind Operates under Its Own Conception 24 How to Feel Better in One Minute 25 A Smile Is Universally Understood 25 Exercise: Laugh Like a Child with Milk Coming Out Your Nose 26 Your Language Can Create Attractors 26 Behind Every Behavior Is a Belief 27 Reclaim Your Self-Esteem: Transform Your Self-Talk from Negative to Positive ~ Dr. Joe Rubino 27 Three Secrets to Manage Your Time 33 Naps Are Good 34 Letting Go of Your Fears ~ Cindy Cashman 34 How to Break Through the Hidden Obstacle Holding You Back from What You Truly Want ~ Craig Perrine 38 Who You See Is Who You Will Be ... ~ Kevin Hogan 42 To Everything, Turn! Turn! Turn! ~ Alan R. Bechtold 44 What I Wish I'd Learned When I Was Younger ~ Bob Scheinfeld 48 The Great Philosophers Were Only Giving You Their Views 49 External Connections: Caring for Others in Your Life The Most Valuable Life Lesson You'll Ever Learn ~ Chip Tarver 53 Your Relationships Are for Your Growth 54 Your Parents Did the Best They Could 54 Your Children Will Become What They Become 55 You Can Achieve Anything with Support 55 Listening ~ John Milton Fogg 56 What You Do Influences People Down the Chain 57 People Like Nice People 58 People Want to Be Loved 58 Having a Role Model Can Bring Out the Best in You 58 How to End an Argument 59 How to Deal with an Enemy 59 The Man Who Offered to Beat Me Up 59 Everyone Is Going through Something 61 Failing Life ~ Bill Harris 61 Troubleshooting: Taking Care of Yourself The Universe Always Says Yes 67 Once You Get the Lesson, You Don't Need the Experience 67 Give What You Want to Receive 67 You Get the Results You're Supposed to Get 68 This, Too, Will Pass 68 Be Not Afraid 69 What You Fear May Contain What You Seek 69 Be Willing to Delay Gratification to Achieve Astonishing Results 70 The Lesson That Takes a Lot of the Speed Bumps Out of Life ~ Ann Taylor 70 Miracles Happen All the Time--No Exceptions 75 Confusion Is the Wonderful State before Clarity 75 The More Clutter around You, the More Clutter in You 75 The Night Window Is Your Chance to Place Your Order 76 Welcome Ghosts 76 Do Not Strive for Perfection 78 Perfect As Is ~ John Burton 79 How You Feel Really Does Matter ~ Mandy Evans 80 Forgiveness ~ Jeremy Likness 83 Logic Doesn't Exist 84 How to Make a Decision 85 You Will Always Want to Be Right and Rarely Will Be 86 Everything You Hear Isn't True 86 Judgment Is Not Evil ~ Bruce M. Burns 87 Names Do Hurt 87 Predicting the End of the World Will Make You Look Bad 87 All Time Happens Now 88 What Time Is It For? 88 Optimum Performance: Getting the Best Out of Your Life Indian Wisdom: Two Wolves 91 Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help 91 To Change, Burn Your Bridges 92 What to Do When You Are Afraid ~ Dr. Larina Kase 92 My Inherited Fear of Financial Ruin ~ Dr. Robert Anthony 93 Are You Playing the Role of Victim? ~ Nerissa Oden 98 How to Get a Job 99 Get a Pet 100 Illness Is a Call from Your Body 100 Pay Your Taxes 101 The Favorite Question of Your Mind Can Drive You Batty 101 Specifications: What You Need to Know About Others People Idolize the Past, Complain about the Present, and Fear the Future 105 People Never Question Their Own Beliefs, so Don't Try to Change Them 105 People Will Tend to Say Yes If You Start Them Saying Yes 106 People Do Things Only for the Good Feelings They Get 106 People Will Pay Any Amount of Money to Have Their Inner States Changed 107 People Want to Be Happy--Period 107 People Respond to Flattery 107 People Will Never Argue with You If You Never Make Them Wrong 108 People Always Act for Positive Reasons, Even If the Behavior Is Negative 108 People Will Respond to You If You Get Out of Your Ego and into Theirs 109 People Want to Be Recognized 109 People Universally Feel Deprived 109 People Are Collectors of Something, Whether of Books, Thimbles, or Recipes, Though They May Deny It 110 People Will Continue with a Bad Habit until It Hurts 110 People Will Do Whatever You Want as Long as They Don't Have a Counterthought to Your Request. Handle the Objection and They Will Comply 110 People Feel That Someone Else Is in Control and Desperately Seek Ways to Have Power Again 111 People Will Follow Commands That Make Them Feel Superior 111 People Are Deeply Affected by What Others Think 112 People Only Act for Self-Serving Reasons, No Matter What They Say or What You Think 112 People Unconsciously Respond to Your Unconscious Intentions 113 People Will Never Change Their Human Emotions or Basic Desires--Only Their Dress and Their Tools Will Change 113 Proper Usage: Defining Your Life's Purpose You Can Have Whatever You Want as Long as You Don't Want It 117 Rags to Rages ~ Mark Joyner 117 Crazy Wisdom ~ Blair Warren 118 Growing Old May Be a Choice 119 Money Is Energy 120 Marketing Is Not Evil 120 Failure Is Not Death 123 How to Handle Death 123 The Only Thing You Can Count On 123 The Healer's Secret--How Can This Secret Transform Your Relationships? ~ William Wittmann, M.Ed., LMP 127 Three Secrets ~ Marc Gitterle, M.D. 130 Assembly Required: Creating Your Future Almost All First Steps Are Awkward 137 Don't Fall Back ~ Bill Hibbler 137 A New Way to Easily Achieve Your Goals 140 Spinning the Roulette Wheel to Self-Fulfillment ~ Dr. Rick Barrett 142 The Top 10 Destructive Money Beliefs (and How to Overcome Them) ~ Dan Klatt 147 Your Mind Is an Instrument for Poverty or Prosperity ~ Randy Gage 150 When Bad Things Happen to Good People 150 Everything You Do Will Be a Success 151 Life is Short ~ Jillian Coleman 152 The Owner's Manual I Wish I Had Gotten at Birth ~ Pat O'Bryan 153 Aude aliquid dignum 157 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 158