...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.