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...And Then You're Dead! Jim Rai

...And Then You're Dead! By Jim Rai

...And Then You're Dead! by Jim Rai


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...And Then You're Dead! by Jim Rai

A stimulating motivational handbook ...and then you're dead! is a must-read for booklovers looking for tips on life improvement or simply an indispensable pick-me-up. Written in an effortless, conversational style, this book speaks directly to the reader. Without lecturing, the book provides just the inspiration needed to make life more rewarding. It has been written in such a way, that you could keep it with you at all times, as your new best friend. Split into 47 succinct chapters, the book explores different ways on how to improve the quality of your life. With concise and direct advice, ...and then you're dead! aims to stimulate, inspire and encourage people to stop existing and start living. Taking the reader through the key areas of life, each chapter delivers straightforward guidance mixed with personal anecdotes, which creates a friendly and engaging style. Punchy quotes feature throughout the book to keep the reader inspired and encouraged to stay positive. Each chapter begins with direct advice such as, Never allow your mind and body to retire - keep that engine running at all times. and Reduce the amount of oil that goes into your body to create effective messages which the reader can take away with them. The book incorporates thought-provoking chapters including: No More Excuses, Do You Know Your Weaknesses? and Look Forward To One Thing Each Day. The opening chapter - Two Categories of People - invites the reader to take a self-reflective look at themselves in order to determine which group of individuals they associate with most. The chapter encourages the reader to think about their lives in the most general sense, laying the foundation to delve deeper in subsequent chapters. The chapter raises the question; have you built your life on positivity or negativity? The conclusion encourages readers to make a change if it is the latter. Essentially taking the reader on a journey through various aspects of life which they can make positive changes to, the book concludes with the concept of The Orchard of Life. The orchard is the author's vision of a physical representation of the different aspects of life through trees which feature inspirational and advice-giving quotes from famous names in history. Penned by Jim Rai, who was inspired by the wisdom of his late grandmother - Sant Kaur Bajwa - who was the oldest woman in the UK when she passed away in July 2013 aged 115 - this book summarises 'three centuries of wisdom in six coffee breaks.' Combining his grandmother's knowledge and his own life experience, ...and then you're dead! is a simple yet comprehensive guide on how to make the most of your life before it's too late.

...And Then You're Dead! Reviews

The book is packed with small, practical changes he says can transform your outlook but there are two bits of advice in particular he says sum up his grandmother's attitude to life. One is the '70 per cent rule' - to make sure at least 70 per cent of your day is filled with happiness and 'positive energy', even if the remaining 30 is 'neutral'. The other is to look forward to at least one thing each day, however small, rather than looking too far ahead and letting your life pass you by. The book is dedicated to his late grandmother and mother, who he describes in the dedication as 'two truly amazing women'. It even comes with a companion volume, ...And Then You're Alive!, in which readers can jot down their own thoughts and feelings. Robert Cumber of Get West London - And Then You're Dead! is a 'companion' that you take with you wherever you go. It is a 'friend' who you can share your thoughts and aspirations with confidentially. It is also a wakeup call, to let you know that despite your feelings of despondency, you are and will be ok. The book is designed to stop you in your tracks and take a breather to reconnect with yourself. It does not expect anything from the reader other than just asking them to take time out for some quite reflection about their life. Most of us run around on autopilot, getting on with life that we forget how to connect with the world in a meaningful way. We tend to forget about the most important aspects until one day you find you are still unfulfilled, time has passed and then it becomes too late. Lucy Watson from Female First 'I enjoyed, - and then you're dead! very much. It contains lots of common sense advice and suggestions which I'm sure will be of great help to those who are unfamiliar with a solution focused approach and who are working to make simple, positive changes in both their life and their relationships with others. The book is a helpful companion to anyone who wants to make the most of what they have before time runs out. The complementary notebook which arrives with the book is a lovely idea. It is a gentle push to anyone reading to start making changes and produce a record to show how their life is moving forwards in a positive direction. There is a multitude of self - help books available today. Jim Rai has made a very genuinely helpful addition to the literature with - and then you're dead! and I wish him well with his future endeavours.' Sarah Head Jim has written 47 chapters in his book (one for each year of his life) and each chapter reflects on his life so far and invites you to reflect on yours along with some motivational prompts to plan your future. The introduction suggests that the book would only take 90 minutes to read and to think about what has happened in the past and what lies ahead. Chapters include Life is life, fight for it, Your happiness rests with you and Same old... day in, day out. NOW do you see what I am so excited about this? When I first opened this book I thought it should have been a 52-chapter book so that there was an opportunity to sit down once a week and think about a specific subject but now I have had chance to review this concept properly, I haven't read the chapters in order - I have just picked up the book and read for a couple of minutes when I have had time. There are also blank pages at the back of the notebook for you to create your own 'chapters' or write further notes. I love this book set and I think you will too! Nickie O Hara His book is not only a motivational companion that encapsulates knowledge and values he feels many of us are leaving behind, but also a thought-provoking title that challenges readers to think about the life they are leading. Asjad Nazir

About Jim Rai

Jim Rai was a senior partner at a leading law firm, before becoming a management consultant to a prominent Indian conglomerate. Although Jim had achieved what many would define as the pinnacle of success, he was not fulfilled, and felt that he spent too much of his time 'living a life of maintenance'. A moment of reflection served as the catalyst for Jim to focus, apply and communicate what he defines as the 'more important things in life'. The product of this is a simple, yet profound and inspirational companion that encapsulates the knowledge and values, that Jim believes many of us are disregarding in life. Paradoxically, Jim's thought-provoking book is entitled - and then you're dead! Born in 1966, the younger half of twins by 11 minutes, Jim grew up in a family of five brothers in Southall, West London. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1990 with a degree in Law. After training with law firm Glenisters Solicitors in 1991, Jim successfully qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Jim worked for several respected legal practices such as Lewis Silkin and Winckworth Sherwood. Having immersed himself in a successful legal career for over two decades, Jim felt compelled to accept new challenges, rather than maintaining the pragmatic and prosaic lifestyle he had been accustomed to. That's when he decided to stop, reassess and change direction. He left his senior legal post in 2012 and turned his attention to promoting the knowledge and skills that he considered fundamental to life. - and then you're dead! is the result.

Table of Contents

Introduction How many summers do you have left to go? Take a guess... Two categories of people - which one do you fall into? The 70% rule Too much thinking - relax! No more excuses! Life is life - fight for it You and your relationships It's your journey A little bit of love goes a long, long way Laugh and be happy Keep it simple Health is true wealth Let them talk Do you know your weaknesses? Where are the crutches? Take advantage of your strengths Your happiness rests with you At times do you feel all alone? Look forward to one thing each day The London cab driver Only one set of shoulders - easy on the weight Congratulations! You have won the lottery Give with your hands Life's special moments Just set some goals, any will do, but just do it please The virtues of garlic, ginger, chilli, lemon & turmeric Same old... day in, day out Remember to lead by example Blue sky time Family peace conference Parlez - vous francais? Play, rewind and pause - press play The amazing healing qualities of time The three faces Win yourself and you will win the world Ego meet humility - arrogance meet wisdom Box clever It's not the place, it's the people What is the true test when measuring your success? Character over gifting The best anti - ageing product Say it before it's too late, while you still can The key elements to a meaningful life One's nature and one's habit The orchard of life Forgiveness - a beautiful gift you give to yourself The 14 - year life certificate 47 years and 47 lessons About the author A note for the reader Acknowledgements

Additional information

GOR006750410
9781907308277
190730827X
...And Then You're Dead! by Jim Rai
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Compass-Publishing UK
20140301
224
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