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Life Management

If your life suddenly turns upside down, you need some outside advice – even if it’s just to help you analyze your own views. These summaries provide some trustworthy guidance.

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The One Thing
Book
 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Bard Press, 2013

(8)

How to Make Hard Choices
Video

Ruth Chang

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

(8)

The Greatest Salesman in the World
Book
 

Og Mandino

Bantam, 1983

(7)

Focus
Book
 

Daniel Goleman

Harper, 2013

(8)

Crucial Confrontations
Book
 

Kerry Patterson et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2004

(9)

Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work
Video

Sandra Aamodt

TED Conferences LLC, 2013

(8)

Finding Your Element
Book
 

Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Viking Press, 2013

(7)

Wellbeing
Book
 

Tom Rath and Jim Harter

Gallup Press, 2010

(6)

The Last Lecture
Book
 

Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

Hyperion, 2008

(10)

Sometimes You Win – Sometimes You Learn
Book
 

John C. Maxwell

Center Street, 2013

(7)

10 Simple Solutions to Worry
Book
 

Kevin L. Gyoerkoe and Pamela S. Wiegartz

New Harbinger, 2006

(8)

The Surprising Science of Happiness
Video

Dan Gilbert

TED Conferences LLC, 2004

(9)

The Instant Survivor
Book
 

Jim Moorhead

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(8)

The Plateau Effect
Book

Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson

Dutton, 2013

(7)

Clutch
Book

Paul Sullivan

Portfolio, 2010

(6)

Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life
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Larry Winget

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004

(9)

Coach Yourself to Win
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Howard M. Guttman

McGraw-Hill, 2010

(8)

Startup Life
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Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

The Power of Story
Book

Jim Loehr

Free Press, 2007

(9)

The Promise
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Graham W. Price

Pearson Education Limited, 2013

(6)

The Happy Secret to Better Work
Video

Shawn Achor

TED Conferences LLC, 2011

(9)

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Life Management

Those who are blessed in life often enjoy extended periods – weeks and sometimes months – when everything is running smoothly and happiness prevails. Yet it only takes one crisis, mishap or unforeseen circumstance to send things spinning out of control. Life management, relatively easy during the good times, becomes a bigger challenge when you hit a bump in the road.

In our Life Management section, you’ll find an assortment of summaries that address some of the most significant – and often traumatic – events in life. If you’re struggling with relationship issues, getAbstract can offer guidance. Our seasoned writers expertly distill the key points from the most popular books, meaning you only need to invest around 10 minutes to read a summary. And since we are constantly adding new summaries to the thousands of titles we already have, your knowledge base will continually expand.

Rough Going

Psychologists say that divorce is among the top five most traumatic events in a person’s life. Our Life Management category includes a number of summaries that explain how to deal with the emotional fallout of a divorce and why you have reason to be optimistic about the future. Our summaries also cover depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery from physical, mental and sexual abuse. The bottom line is that getAbstract can help you make sense of your situation and offer ways to restore equilibrium and hope to your life.