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The rules of life : a personal code for living a better, happier, more successful kind of life / Richard Templar.

By: Templar, Richard, 1950-2006.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006Description: xiv, 219 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 027370625X.Subject(s): Conduct of life | Self-actualization (Psychology)DDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Some people seem to be just good at life. They glide onwards and upwards, always seeming to know right things to say and do, in every situation. Everybody likes them - they are great to work with and to live with. This book provides guiding principles that aims to help you achieve more, shrug off adversity, be a happier, calmer, fulfilled person.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction Rules for You
  • 1 Keep it under your hat
  • 2 You'll get older but not necessarily wiser
  • 3 Accept what is done is done
  • 4 Accept yourself
  • 5 Know what counts and what doesn't
  • 6 Dedicate your life to something
  • 7 Be flexible in your thinking
  • 8 Take an interest in the outside world
  • 9 Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts
  • 10 Only dead fish swim with the stream
  • 11 Be the last to raise your voice
  • 12 Be your own adviser
  • 13 No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt
  • 14 I wish I'd done that - and I will
  • 15 Count to ten - or recite +Baa baa black sheep'
  • 16 Change what you can change, let go of the rest
  • 17 Aim to be the very best at everything you do - not second best
  • 18 Don't be afraid to dream
  • 19 Don't dwell on the past
  • 20 Don't live in the future
  • 21 Get on with life - it's whooshing past
  • 22 Dress like today is important
  • 23 Have a belief system
  • 24 Have a little space for yourself each day
  • 25 Have a plan
  • 26 Have a sense of humour
  • 27 Choose how you make your bed
  • 28 Life can be a bit like advertising
  • 29 Get used to stepping outside your comfort zone
  • 30 Learn to ask questions
  • 31 Have dignity
  • 32 It's OK to feel big emotions
  • 33 Keep the faith
  • 34 You'll never understand everything
  • 35 Know where true happiness comes from
  • 36 Know when to let go - when to walk away
  • 37 Look after yourself
  • 38 Maintain good manners in all things
  • 39 Prune your stuff frequently
  • 40 Remember to touch base
  • 41 Draw the lines around yourself
  • 42 Shop for quality, not price
  • 43 It's OK to worry, or to know how not to
  • 44 Stay young
  • 45 Throwing money at a problem doesn't always work
  • 46 Think for yourself
  • 47 You are not in charge
  • 48 Have something in your life that takes you out of yourself
  • 49 Only the good feel guilty
  • 50 If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at allPartnership Rules
  • 51 Accept the differences, embrace what you have in common
  • 52 Allow your partner the space to be themselves
  • 53 Be nice
  • 54 You want to do what?
  • 55 Be the first to say sorry
  • 56 Go that extra step in trying to please them
  • 57 Always have someone - or something - that is pleased to see you
  • 58 Know when to listen and when to act
  • 59 Have a passion for your life together
  • 60 Make sure your love making is making love
  • 61 Keep talking
  • 62 Respect privacy
  • 63 Check you both have the same shared goals
  • 64 Treat your partner better than your best friend
  • 65 Contentment is a high aim
  • 66 You don't both have to have the same rulesFamily and Friends Rules
  • 67 If you are going to be a friend, be a good friend
  • 68 Never be too busy for loved ones
  • 69 Let your kids mess up for themselves - they don't need any help from you
  • 70 Have a little respect and forgiveness for your parents
  • 71 Give your kids a break
  • 72 Never lend money unless you are prepared to write it off
  • 73 There are no bad children
  • 74 Be up around people you love
  • 75 Give your kids responsibilities
  • 76 Your children need to fall out with you to leave home
  • 77 Your kid will have friends you don't like
  • 78 Your role as a child
  • 79 Your role as a parent Social Rules
  • 80 We're all closer than you think
  • 81 It doesn't hurt to forgive
  • 82 It doesn't hurt to be helpful
  • 83 Take pride in what we do collectively
  • 84 What's in it for them?
  • 85 Hang out with positive people
  • 86 Be generous with your time and information
  • 87 Get involved
  • 88 Keep the moral high ground
  • 89 Have a plan for your career
  • 90 Learn to see your community as part of a bigger picture
  • 91 Look at the long-term ramifications of what you do for a