Get a Life That Doesn't Suck: 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride [NOOK Book]

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Life can really suck. But it doesn't have to. With the help of esteemed consultant and coach Michelle DeAngelis, life can really rock. DeAngelis serves up a combination of street-smart wisdom and cheerful irreverence as she shows readers how to enjoy the "ride of their lives," regardless of the roadblocks or potholes along the way. By providing the specific mechanics to joy, DeAngelis shows that joy is a repeatable by-product of living one's life in integrity and of making conscious choices every day that kick ...

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Overview

Life can really suck. But it doesn't have to. With the help of esteemed consultant and coach Michelle DeAngelis, life can really rock. DeAngelis serves up a combination of street-smart wisdom and cheerful irreverence as she shows readers how to enjoy the "ride of their lives," regardless of the roadblocks or potholes along the way. By providing the specific mechanics to joy, DeAngelis shows that joy is a repeatable by-product of living one's life in integrity and of making conscious choices every day that kick misery, worry, and guilt to the curb. She explains how most people are not naturally equipped to deal with life's challenges and then introduces foundational tools and effective techniques to take readers from crappy to happy.
She starts with a Joy Quotient Quiz that gives readers their "JQ" score and identifies their "Gap"--the measurable difference between what people think and what they do--which is where life sucks. She then teaches a four-step, fast-acting process that provides "suck relief" to solve everyday problems. The centerpiece of the work is DeAngelis's 10 Life-Changing Ahas.
From the title to the very last line, Get a Life That Doesn't Suck is not your everyday self-help book. Through humor and real-life examples, DeAngelis explains how readers can reduce their stress, improve their outlook, and get rid of whatever is holding them back. She provides the formula for readers to make joy real and accessible so that the journey from "life sucks" to "life rocks" is worth the trip.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605299181
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 412,502
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

MICHELLE DEANGELIS is founder and president of Michelle Inc., a management consulting firm in its fourteenth year serving Fortune 500 companies, and Planet Joyride, a company dedicated to showing people how to create lives that fuse joy and purpose. A sought-after consultant, speaker, and executive coach, Michelle shows CEOs, midlevel managers, and individuals everywhere how to have a company, and a life, that "Doesn't Suck." DeAngelis and her work have been featured in Self, Redbook, More, and iVillage.com

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Table of Contents


Why I Wrote This Book     vi
Introduction     viii
Why Your Life Sucks
Just How Much Does Your Life Suck?     3
Wouldn't You Rather Be Joyriding?     29
The 10 Life-Changing Ahas
"I had no choice." (Sucks)- Choose.- You always have a choice     49
"Dammit, I knew that would happen." (Sucks)- Think good thoughts.- Your thoughts affect your life     69
"It's waited this long; I'll do it later." (Sucks)- Start. Do it now.- Action banishes fear     89
"I'm exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out." (Sucks)- Honor your health.- Everything is better when you feel good     103
"I'm all over the place. I just can't get it together." (Sucks)- Get a system.- Life is easier when you manage yourself     123
"What a mess! That completely screws up my plans." (Sucks)- Expect surprises!- Problems are opportunities     143
"I'm such a loser. I can't believe I did that." (Sucks)- First, love yourself. Then love others.- Love is the ultimate operating system     161
"I know I said I would, but I can't." (Sucks)- Say what you mean. Do what you say.- Your integrity is up to you     183
"One for you and two for me." (Sucks)- Give. Be grateful.- There is plenty for everyone     199
"I can't remember the last time I really had fun." (Sucks)- Have fun! Celebrate life.- Having fun is good for you     215
How to Enjoy theRide of Your Life
Dejoy Vu: Make Every Day a Joyride     233
Joy It On! Share Your Best with the Rest     251
References     265
Acknowledgments     268
About the Author     270
Index     272
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  • Posted January 2, 2009

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    This book doesn't suck

    This is an excellent book. I am a student of self help books and have read many. This one is a great summary of much of the best stuff I have read. It is enjoyable, useful, motivating. I went on this site today, not to write a review but to order extra copies so that I can give them to friends that would benefit as well as to get a copy for me that I can underline and take notes in without ruining my original version. Seeing how few reviews were written called me to action. DeAngelis deserves to sell a million copies and a million readers need to immediately work on getting a life that doesn't suck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Wow

    Saeryosly i can get a boy to like me let alone make out with me biys today

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    This is a must read; VERY REVELANT!!!

    This book is the launching point if you're ready to strengthen your back-bone and learn how to fully command respect from others, and have respect for yourself. You have to be ready though; totally at your wits ends with the way your life is going. It's "YOUR PERSONAL" Eat, Pray, Love experience. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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  • Posted December 17, 2008

    I loved it!

    Like the Owners Manual for Life we all wish we had. Well now we do! Thanks!

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