Act Like a Success Think Like a Success

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 22 Aug, 2016

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Pic from amazon.com

In his #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success , Steve Harvey explains how you can achieve your dreams using the gift you already have —something you do the best at with very little effort. No one can take your gift away, you are the only one who can use it—or waste it and this is by itself both a liberating and scary thought at the same time.

Steve shows you how that gift holds the greatest chance at success and helps you to learn how to define your gift—whether that might be (problem solver? people-connector?).

He also explains that your job is not your gift; your gift can be used in your work, but it can also be used in every aspect of your life.

The book is your road map to identifying what your gift is, acknowledging it, perfecting it, connecting it to a vehicle, and riding it to success, and in every page there are anecdotes from his own life, practical advice, and insights. Steve Harvey is definitely an accomplished storyteller and you can almost hear his voice ringing in your ears in his typical funny drawl (if you have never seen him in action, go on You tube, priceless).


The book is broken down into 4 sections:

  1. When Enough is Enough - this section puts the spotlight on who you are right now and you have to be honest with yourself.
  2. Discovering and Embracing your gift - Steve explains this in a very easy to understand way.
  3. Maximising your gift - this is really key to the success of the book, the "Tale of the Tape" a boxing analogy using Ali and Foreman's great rope a dope is a great story.
  4. Creating your Legacy - this is all about how you can really make a difference.

The book holds your hand through a life improvement process.

Once concept that I found particularly useful was “ Taking The Lid Off The Jar ” (Chapter 3): inspiring information on why it is important to avoid being boxed in by one’s external circumstances, their race, gender, economic background, age. Watch you on You Tube and then get the book.

No nonsense, funny and most certainly useful.

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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