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The Rules of life: a personal code for living a better, happier, more successful kind of life

Author: Templar, Richard Publisher: Pearson , 2006. ; Prentice Hall, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 219 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0273707620Type of document: Book
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Contents The Rules of Life The Rules of Life Introduction xi Rules for You 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 2 1. 22. 23. 24. Keep it under your hat 4 You'll get older but not necessarily wiser 6 Accept what is done is done 8 Accept yourself 10 Know what counts and what doesn't 12 Dedicate your life to something 14 B flexible in your thinking 16 e Take an interest in the outside world 18 B on the side of the angels, not the beasts 20 e Only dead fish swim with the stream 22 B the last to raise your voice 24 e Be your own adviser 26 No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt 28 I wish I'd done that - and 1 will 30 Count to ten - or recite 'Baa baa black sheep' 32 Change what you can change, let go of the rest 34 Aim to be the very best at everything you do - not second best 36 Don't be afraid to dream 38 Don't dwell on the past 40 Don't live in the future 42 Get on with life - it's whooshing past 44 Dress like today is important 46 Have a belief system 48 Leave a little space for yourself each day 50 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 3 1. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. Havea plan 52 Have a sense of humour 54 Choose how you make your bed 56 Life can be a bit like advertising 58 Get used to stepping outside your comfort zone 60 Learn to ask questions 62 Have dignity 64 It's OK to feel big emotions 66 Keep the faith 68 You'll never understand everything 70 Know where true happiness comes from 72 Know when to let go - when to walk away 74 Look after yourself 76 Maintain good manners in all things 78 Prune your stuff frequently 80 Remember to touch base 82 Draw the lines around yourself 84 Shop for quality, not price 86 It's OK to worry, or to know how not to 88 Stay young 90 Throwing money at a problem doesn't always work 92 Think for yourself 94 You are not incharge 96 Have something in your life that takes you out of yourself 98 49. Only the good feel guilty 100 50. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything atall 102 Partnership Rules 105 5 1. Accept the differences, embrace what you have in common 108 52. Allow your partner the space to be themselves 110 53. Benice 112 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. You want to do what? 114 B the first to say sorry 116 e Go that extra step in trymg to please them 118 Always have someone - or something - that is pleased to see you 120 Know when to listen and when to act 122 Have a passion for your life together 124 Make sure your love making is making love 126 Keep talking 128 Respect privacy 130 Check you both have the same shared goals 132 Treat your partner better than your best friend 134 Contentment is a high aim 136 You don't both have to have the same rules 138 Family and Friends Rules 141 67. If you are going to be a friend, be a good friend 144 68. Never be too busy for loved ones 146 69. Let your kids mess up for themselves - they don't need any help from you 148 70. Have a little respect and forgiveness for your parents 150 71. Give your kids a break 152 72. Never lend money unless you are prepared to write it off 154 73. There are no bad children 156 74. Be up around people you love 158 75. Give your kids responsibilities 160 76. Your children need to fall out with you to leave home 162 77. Your kids will have friends you don't like 164 78. Your role as a child 166 79. Your role as a parent 168 Social Rules 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 171 We're all closer than you think 174 It doesn't hurt to forgive 176 It doesn't hurt to be helpful 178 Take pride in what we do collectively 180 What's in it for them? 182 Hang out with positive people 184 B generous with your time and information 186 e Get involved 188 Keep the moral high ground 190 Have a plan for your career 192 Learn to see your community as part of a bigger picture 194 91. Look at the long-term ramifications of what you do for a living 196 92. B good at your job 198 e World Rules 20 1 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. B aware of the damage you are doing 204 e B for the glory, not the degradation 206 e B part of the solution, not the problem 208 e Check what history would say about you 2 10 Keep your eyes open at all times 2 12 Not everything can be green 2 14 Put something back 216 Find a new Rule every day - or occasionally at least

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