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What successful people really do: Part 1

Managing yourself for success

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What objective researchers have discovered about people who succeed. In Part I: Choices to liberate you to achieve more, a special kind of optimism and how to manage anger, anxiety and depression.
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The simple, practical ideas in this book could transform your life.

It’s about the science of success. Forget the myths, like always being positive and reciting affirmations to keep you on track. Read what objective researchers have observed about people who succeed.

You’ll discover choices you can make to liberate you to achieve much more at work, at home and in sport.

You’ll discover a way to train the front of your brain to keep you focused.

There’s a chapter with practical ways to develop a special kind of optimism that keeps top performers motivated.

There’s another on managing emotions that disrupt our lives: anxiety, depression and anger.

What successful people really do is for you, your team and your family. Look out for Parts II and III.

  1. Liberating choices
    1. Become the captain of your ship
  2. One moment please!
    1. Get to know your prefrontal cortex
    2. Ready for some training?
    3. The harm of impulsiveness
  3. Optimism and staying on track
    1. How long and well do you want to live?
    2. Getting specific about optimism
    3. Check your explanatory style
    4. Staying motivated
    5. Motivating children
    6. Staying on track to our goals
  4. Manage your disruptive emotions
    1. Try some therapy
    2. What to do
    3. Manage depression
    4. Manage anger
    5. Manage anxiety
    6. Stay cool under pressure
    7. The everyday magic of positive emotions
    8. Protect your immune system
    9. The sexes and disruptive emotions
    10. Reducing stress at work
    11. Coaching children handling emotions
About the Author

Ralph McKechnie Brown

Ralph has a background in psychology, television and business.

He has spoken to conferences and led workshops throughout New Zealand and regularly in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

His special interests are business writing and positive psychology – the science of achieving more at work and in life.

His series ‘What successful people really do’  and ‘The village that could’, ’70 Ways to Thrive at Work’ and ‘Business Writing Made Easy’ are in Bookboon’s Premium collection.

Ralph has recorded an audiobook edition of ‘The Village that Could’ for Bookboon’s audiobook collection (called Tale of Resilience in Challenging Times).

He has written six other books, academic papers on psychology and more than a hundred blogs and articles. One of his reviews of the research on resilience has been workshopped at the London School of Economics. It is one of two of his articles now published in international research journals.

Ralph founded the corporate training company Skillset New Zealand more than 30 years ago and remains a director.