So…did you grow up in a house where everyone was happy?
If you did, chances are you would naturally know how to be happy, and if not, you would need to learn it, step-by-step, one lesson at a time.
Happiness as a Second Language teaches happiness the same way you would learn any language that wasn’t spoken in your home. It starts with the most basic concepts of being happy — learning how to say you’re happy and how to count the things that make you happy. The lessons then turn to more complicated techniques — happy days and weeks, happy colors, happy nouns, verbs and adjectives, and ultimately to advanced concepts, including overcoming the negative form and understanding the past, present, future, and “future uncertain” tense.
Check out the Speak Happiness Reader Gallery to see all the people who are making it work, and snap a picture of yourself with the book (or your favorite person, pet, stuffed animal, potted plant, or anything that makes you happy) and send it to me through Facebook or email to get your smiling face up on this page. Can’t wait to see you there!
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Start now, and you will be fluent in Happiness before you know it.
The Ultimate Guidebook for Personal Success
If you weren’t raised being groomed for success, how would you know how to achieve it now? You would need to learn it step-by-step, like you would any foreign language. That is the purpose of Success as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Defining and Achieving Personal Success.
Using this book as your guide, you will learn:
- How to discuss your goals and achievements in a way that inspires and engages others
- How to avoid falling into the “Failure Spiral” while pursuing success
- How to plan your days, months and years to stay on the Success track
- The nouns, verbs and adverbs of Success
- Success in the past, present, future and “past imperfect” tense
- How to use — and not use — the word, “No” to advance your goals
- How to work past the setbacks that happen when learning anything new
Success as a Second Language is the first step in your journey towards the success you seek. With time, effort and an unwavering commitment to yourself, you can be fluent in Success, as if it was the language spoken in your home.
Women graduate from colleges, law schools, business schools and film schools at the same rate as men, but ten years later, our participation in the upper ranks of almost all industries is less than 20%, and in some fields, less than 10%.
How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”), takes a frank and honest approach to examining what women are doing to hold ourselves back, and how we can compete on a playing field designed by men to reward their achievements.
Author Valerie Alexander uses relevant studies in evolutionary biology, anthropology and sociology, as well as examples from her life as a securities lawyer, investment banker, Internet executive and screenwriter, to explain the evolution of the “gendered” brain and the corporate structure, showcasing and dissecting areas where women’s natural tendencies prevent us from succeeding in male-designed workplaces.
How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace tackles a difficult subject with candor, humor and confidence — and two of those traits are actually welcome in the workplace!