Life's Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth [NOOK Book]

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Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success

In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of ...
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Life's Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth

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Overview

Bestselling author and marketing guru Joe Vitale offers insights and life lessons for achieving success

In the simple, straightforward tone of an instructional manual, this little book offers big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life. Packed with life lessons most people will wish they'd learned earlier, Life's Missing Instruction Manual uses humor and anecdote to present practical steps readers can use to take control of their lives, overcome any obstacle, and find fulfillment. Each simple lesson is explained and brought into focus with real-life examples and includes practical steps on putting those lessons to work every day. Full of uncommon wisdom and lighthearted humor, this book will help readers develop confidence, create a plan for success, get ahead at work, build rapport with others, develop time-management skills, and find wealth and happiness.

Readers will learn how to live life to the fullest when they discover how to:
* Take chances that lead to success
* Get through the tough times
* Be themselves and like it
* Find their purpose
* Work as a team
* Create their own blueprint for success
* Believe in themselves
* Lead a good and moral life
* Accept their mistakes and move on
* Define success for themselves

Joe Vitale (Wimberley, TX) is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., and author of The Attractor Factor (0-471-70604-3) and The E-Code (0-471-71855-6). He has been called "the Buddha of the Internet" for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Hermann Children's Hospital, and many other small and large international businesses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118046388
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 463,983
  • File size: 545 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Joe Vitale, president of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., located outside of Austin, Texas, is the author of way too many books to list here. Here are just a few of them:

He wrote the number-one bestseller, The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or anything else) from the inside Out, the number-three bestseller The Greatest Money-Making Secret in History, and the number-one best-selling E-book Hypnotic Writing. His latest book, written with Jo Han Mok, is the E-Code: 33 Internet Superstars Reveal 43 Ways to Make Money Online Almost Instantly-with just e-mail. His next book will be There's a Customer Born Every Minute.

Besides all of his books, Dr. Vitale also recorded the number-one best-selling Nightingale-Conant audio program, the Power of Outrageous Marketing in addition, he has a complete home-study course in marketing at HypnoticMarketingStrategy.com. Sign up for his complementary newsletter News You Can Use! at his main web site at mrfire.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

Acknowledgments.

INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL.

Introduction.

YOU: CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR LIFE. 

Your Point of Power Is Now.

“I Wish I Had Learned…” by Jim Edwards.

You Can Be Happy Now.

Life Doesn’t Have to Be Hard.

You Are Behind Your Eyes.

Your Feelings Are Hidden Thoughts.

Everything Is Energy Directed by Your Thoughts.

You Can’t Stop Your Thoughts but You Don’t Have to Listen to Them, Either.

Everything Is a Projection from inside You.

Your nature is your current act.

How to Know What You Want.

You Get More of Whatever You Focus on.

Whatever You Say After 'I Am' Defines Who You Become.

What You Love or What You Hate Will Be Drawn to You.

Your Body Requires No Assembly.

“Great Hair, Great Day”.

Your Memory Will Never Be Accurate.

Love.

Sex.

Food.

Exercise .

"Three Life Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier" By Dr. Paul Hartunian.

INTERNAL CAPABILITIES: UNDERSTANDING YOUR LIFE'S POTENTIAL.

"Anything Is Possible".

You Create Your Future with a Pen.

Achieve Your Goals Is Easy.

Your Mind Operates under Its Own Conception.

How to Feel Better in 1 Minute.

A Smile Is Universally Understood.

Exercise: Laugh Like a Child  with Milk Coming Out Your Nose.

Your Language Can Create Attractors.

Behind Every Behavior Is a Belief.

“Reclaim Your Self-Esteem: Transform Your Self-talk from Negative to Positive” By Dr. Joe Rubino.

Three Secrets to Manage Your Time.

Naps Are Good .

“Letting Go of Your Fears” By Cindy Cashman.

How To Break Through The Hidden Obstacle Holding You Back From What You Truly Want by Craig Perrine.

"Who You See Is Who You Will Be...." By Kevin Hogan.

“To Everything, Turn! Turn! Turn!” By Alan R. Bechtold.

“What I Wish I'd Learned When I Was Younger” By Bob Scheinfeld.

The Great Philosophers Were Only Giving You Their Views.

EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS: CARING FOR OTHERS IN YOUR LIFE.

“The Most Valuable Life Lesson You'll Ever Learn” By Chip Tarver. 

Your Relationships Are for Your Growth.

Your Parents Did the Best They Could.

Your Children Will Become What They Become.

You Can Achieve Anything with Support.

"Listening" By John Milton Fogg.

What You Do Influences People Down the Chain.

People Like Nice People.

People Want to Be Loved.

Having a Role Model Can Bring Out the Best in You.

How to End an Argument.

How to Deal with an Enemy.

The Man Who Offered to Beat Me Up.

Everyone Is Going through Something.

“Failing Life” By Bill Harris.

TROUBLESHOOTING" TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF.

The Universe Always Says Yes.

Once You Get the Lesson, You Don’t Need the Experience.

Give What You Want to Receive.

You Get the Results You’re Supposed to Get.

“This, Too, Will Pass.”

“Be Not Afraid.”

What You Fear May Contain What You Seek.

Be Willing to Delay Gratification to Achieve Astonishing Results.

“The Lesson That Takes a lot of the Speed Bumps out of Life” By Ann Harcus.

Miracles Happen All the Time—No Exceptions.

Confusion Is the Wonderful State before Clarity.

The More Clutter around You, the More Clutter in You.

The Night Window is Your Chance to Place Your Order.

Welcome Ghosts.

Do not strive for perfection.

“Perfect As Is” By John Burton.

“How You Feel Really Does Matter” By Mandy Evans.

“Forgiveness” By Jeremy Likness.

Logic Doesn’t Exist.

How to Make a Decision.

You Will Always Want to Be Right, and Rarely Will Be.

Everything You Hear Isn’t True.

"Judgment Is Not Evil" By Bruce M. Burns.

Names Do Hurt.

Predicting the End of the World Will Make You Look Bad.

All Time Happens Now.

What Time Is It For?

OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR LIFE.

Indian Wisdom: Two Wolves.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help.

To Change, Burn Your Bridges.

“What to Do When You Are Afraid” By Dr. Larina Kase.

“My Inherited Fear of Financial Ruin” By Dr. Robert Anthony.

Are You Playing the Role of Victim? By Nerissa Oden.

How to Get a Job.

Get a Pet.

Illness Is a Call from Your Body.

Pay Your Taxes.

The Favorite Question of Your Mind Can Drive You Batty.

SPECIFICATIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OTHERS.

People Idolize the Past, Complain about the Present, and Fear the Future. 

People Never Question Their Own Beliefs, so Don't Try to Change Them.  

People Will Tend to Say Yes If You Start Them Saying Yes.      

People Only Do Things for the Good Feelings They Get.      

People Will Pay Any Amount of Money to Have Their Inner States Changed.           

People Want to Be Happy. Period.

"People Respond to Flattery".          

People Will Never Argue with You If You Never Make Them Wrong. 

People Always Act for Positive Reasons, Even If the Behavior Is Negative.      

People Will Respond to You If You Get out of Your Ego and into Theirs.  

People Want to Be Recognized.

People Universally Feel Deprived.         

People Are Collectors of Something, Whether Books, Thimbles or Recipes.

People Will Continue with a Bad Habit until It Hurts.

People Will Do Whatever You Want As Long As They Don't Have a Counter-Thought to Your Request. Handle the Objection and They Will Comply.           

People Feel That Someone Else Is in Control & Desperately Seek Ways to Have Power Again.  

People Will Follow Commands That Make Them Feel Superior .         

People Are Deeply Affected by What Others Think.   

People Only Act for Self-serving Reasons, No Matter What They Say or You Think.       

People Unconsciously Respond to Your Unconscious Intentions.         

People Will Never Change Their Human Emotions or Basic Desires, Only Their Dress and Their Tools Will Change.

PROPER USAGE: DEFINING YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE.

You Can Have Whatever You Want As Long As You Don’t Want It.

“Rags to Rages” By Mark Joyner.

“Crazy Wisdom” By Blair Warren.

Growing Old May Be a Choice.

Money Is Energy.

”Marketing is Not Evil” By Dr. Joe Vitale.

Failure Is Not Death.

How to Handle Death.

“The Only Thing You Can Count On”  By Dr. Joe Vitale.

"The Healer's Secret - How Can This Secret Transform Yourn Relationships?

By William Wittmann, M.Ed., LMP.

Three Secrets By Marc Gitterle, MD.

ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: CREATING YOUR FUTURE.

Almost All First Steps Are Awkward.

"Don't Fall Back" by Bill Hibbler.

“A New Way to Easily Achieve Your Goals” By Dr. Joe Vitale.

Spinning the Roulette Wheel to Self FulfillmentBy Dr. Rick Barrett.

"The Top 10 Destructive Money Beliefs (and How to Overcome Them)" By Dan Klatt.

“Your Mind Is an Instrument for Poverty or Prosperity” By Randy Gage.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

Everything You Do Will Be a Success.

“Life is Short” By Jillian Coleman.

"The Owner's Manual I Wish I Had Gotten at Birth''  By Pat O'Bryan.

"Aude Aliquid Dignum".

About the Author.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Definitely Recommended

    Originally, I bought this book for my nephews then purchased more copies for myself and others.
    It is a great conversation starter and a good book for reference. I was unsure when or if my nephews (teenagers) would read it but they actually did! It is full of wonderful wisdom and not trite anecdotes.
    Overall, it is very positive, insightful and helps keep a balanced perspective with gentle, practical guidance.
    Topics range from: Relationships, Understanding your life's potentials, taking care of yourself, Life's purpose (dealing with failures or death etc), Creating your future, Getting the most out of your life...etc.
    Wonderful gift for anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    A mix of maxims in a manual for living

    Joe Vitale¿s life manual is packed with his highly personal brand of new-age wizardry and inscrutable passages from other modern day self-help philosophers. With aphorisms, maxims and fables on ideas and subjects ranging from sex, food and forgiveness to personal finance, taxes, purpose in life and how to handle death, he proffers a broad, mixed bag of advice - some he wrote and some he anthologizes - with a touch of humor and a dash of preachiness. Rather than presenting a singular world view or moral system, Vitale combs popular self-help best sellers, consults some sweeping religious concepts, and synthesizes their teachings with his own insight. The resulting book is at times quite sharp and smart, and at times simplistic and sentimental. We recommend it to those who are seeking meaning in their lives and peace in their relationships. Vitale offers enough diverse insights, both familiar and fresh, that some of them are bound to apply - if only to spur your thinking.

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    Posted March 31, 2011

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