The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life

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The first edition of The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This revised edition includes nine new rules to take you further, faster. Author Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small ...

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Overview

The first edition of The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This revised edition includes nine new rules to take you further, faster. Author Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference.

Templar offers real wisdom on:

  • Deciding what's important and what isn't
  • Focusing on changes you really can make
  • Using your intuition
  • Learning positive lessons from your regrets
  • Having great dreams and making practical plans
  • Staying young
  • Forgiving without becoming a pushover

Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place.

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"The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life" is a motivational guide from Richard Templar, as he explains how to live life with your head held high, understanding how to live and work with the many different personalities around you. With plenty of common sense and simple wisdom, "The Rules of Life" will motivate and inspire many a reader.”

--Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132485562
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Series: Richard Templar's Rules Series
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 231,858
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Templar is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide towards success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules.
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Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Part I Rules for You 1

1 Keep It Under Your Hat 4

2 You’ll Get Older But Not Necessarily Wiser 6

3 Accept What Is Done Is Done 8

4 Accept Yourself 10

5 Know What Counts and What Doesn’t 12

6 Dedicate Your Life to Something 14

7 Be Flexible in Your Thinking 16

8 Take an Interest in the Outside World 18

9 Be on the Side of the Angels, Not the Beasts 20

10 Only Dead Fish Swim with the Stream 22

11 Be the Last to Raise Your Voice 24

12 Be Your Own Adviser 26

13 No Fear, No Surprise, No Hesitation, No Doubt 28

14 I Wish I’d Done That--and I Will 30

15 It’s OK to Give Up 32

16 Count to Ten--or Recite “Baa Baa Black Sheep” 34

17 Change What You Can Change; Let Go of the Rest 36

18 Aim to Be the Very Best at Everything You Do--Not Second Best 38

19 Don’t Expect to Be Perfect 40

20 Don’t Be Afraid to Dream 42

21 If You’re Going to Jump Off a Bridge, Make Sure You Know How Deep the Water Is 44

22 Don’t Dwell on the Past 46

23 Don’t Live in the Future 48

24 Get on With Life--It’s Whooshing Past 50

25 Be Consistent 52

26 Dress Like Today Is Important 54

27 Have a Belief System 56

28 Leave a Little Space for Yourself Each Day 58

29 Have a Plan 60

30 Have a Sense of Humor 62

31 Choose How You Make Your Bed 64

32 Life Can Be a Bit Like Advertising 66

33 Get Used to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone 68

34 Learn to Ask Questions 70

35 Have Dignity 72

36 It’s OK to Feel Big Emotions 74

37 Keep the Faith 76

38 You’ll Never Understand Everything 78

39 Know Where True Happiness Comes From 80

40 Life Is a Pizza 82

41 Know When to Let Go--When to Walk Away 84

42 Retaliation Leads to Escalation 86

43 Look After Yourself 88

44 Maintain Good Manners in All Things 90

45 Prune Your Stuff Frequently 92

46 Remember to Touch Base 94

47 Draw the Lines Around Yourself 96

48 Shop for Quality, Not Price 98

49 It’s OK to Worry, or to Know How Not To 100

50 Stay Young 102

51 Throwing Money at a Problem Doesn’t Always Work 104

52 Think for Yourself 106

53 You Are Not in Charge 108

54 Have Something in Your Life That Takes You

Out of Yourself 110

55 Only the Good Feel Guilty 112

56 If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t Say

Anything at All 114

Part II Partnership Rules 117

57 Accept the Differences, Embrace What You Have in Common 120

58 Allow Your Partner the Space to Be Themselves 122

59 Be Nice 124

60 You Want to Do What? 126

61 Be the First to Say Sorry 128

62 Go That Extra Step in Trying to Please Them 130

63 Always Have Someone--or Something--That Is Pleased to See You 132

64 Know When to Listen and When to Act 134

65 Have a Passion for Your Life Together 136

66 Make Sure Your Love Making Is Making Love 138

67 Keep Talking 140

68 Respect Privacy 142

69 Check You Both Have the Same Shared Goals 144

70 Treat Your Partner Better Than Your Best Friend 146

71 Contentment Is a High Aim 148

72 You Don’t Both Have to Have the Same Rules 150

Part III Family and Friends Rules 153

73 If You Are Going to Be a Friend, Be a Good Friend 156

74 Never Be Too Busy for Loved Ones 158

75 Let Your Kids Mess Up for Themselves--They Don’t Need Any Help from You 160

76 Have a Little Respect and Forgiveness for Your Parents 162

77 Give Your Kids a Break 164

78 Never Lend Money Unless You Are Prepared to Write It Off 166

79 Keep Quiet 168

80 There Are No Bad Children 170

81 Be Up Around People You Love 172

82 Give Your Kids Responsibilities 174

83 Your Children Need to Fall Out with You to Leave Home 176

84 Your Kids Will Have Friends You Don’t Like 178

85 Your Role as a Child 180

86 Your Role as a Parent 182

Part IV Social Rules 185

87 We’re All Closer Than You Think 188

88 It Doesn’t Hurt to Forgive 190

89 It Doesn’t Hurt to Be Helpful 192

90 What’s in It for Them? 194

91 Hang Out with Positive People 196

92 Be Generous with Your Time and Information 198

93 Get Involved 200

94 Keep the Moral High Ground 202

95 Just Because You Have, Doesn't Mean They Have Too 204

96 Do Compare Yourself with Other People 206

97 Have a Plan for Your Career 208

98 Look at the Long-Term Ramifications of What You Do for a Living 210

99 Be Good at Your Job 212

100 Be Aware of the Damage You Are Doing 214

101 Be for the Glory, Not the Degradation 216

102 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 218

103 Check What History Would Say About You 220

104 Not Everything Can Be Green 222

105 Put Something Back 224

106 Find a New Rule Every Day--or Occasionally at Least 226

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed this book. Information and reminders that we should use each day of our lives.

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    AWESOME READ!!!!

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH LIFE

    17 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    GOOD READ

    Really enlightning

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    This is a good book

    I personaly love this book it teaches you about what to do in your life.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    THIS BOOK IS SO COOL!!!!!!

    I have a really hard life with my family and at school, but with this book, but with this book, my life has gotten a little better. THANK YOU WHOEVER WROTE THAT BOOK! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Great book

    Great book

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Good freebie!

    Interesting and sensible.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Great book

    This book is a great read especially for business people. It reminds me of Bill Flint's book on servant leadership.Practical steps to a better life and better relationships
    I love to find books that give me a leg up in the business world.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Bible

    I have the bible to make me feel better and live better!!!!

    7 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    Has some good rules.

    I am actually still reading this book. I pretty much live by these rules so the rules to me are common sense mostly. The book is fairly long and I can't imagine what more can be said. It is a bit repetitive.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Nothing new here.

    After reading the first 72 rules, I got so bored, I quit.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Great book!

    This book makes you think. I use it as a daily thought for the day. I read one rule a day.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Worth the read....very interesting and practical

    I thoroughly enjoyed "The Rules of Life". It's one of those books you can read, put down, come back to and take up right where you left off without missing a thing. Good solid information and will be of use as a 'life-time' reference to assist through the hard times and life in general. I liked that it has short chapters, easily referenced in the table of contents and written in a style that is almost conversational. It's like you are sitting down with a close friend to talk about what's happening in your life. Enjoyable!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Interesting!

    I found this book very thought provoking. It was a very good book to read with the starting of the new year. I thought about the way i am/was doing some things & how I could change some things for the better!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Common Sense Ain't So Common

    Better than the Bible for day to day advice on how to be the Best you can be. "Oh! of course!". "Why didn't I think of that?" "Oh! I can do that!" "I never thought about it like that!" Easy to read, and you'll find yourself telling others to read it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Highly recommended ---- this book is a MUST READ

    I enjoyed reading this book & have told others that it is a book they just have to read & apply to their everyday lives. There are so many things that makes one a better person if you just do as recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    I Highly Recommend this little book.

    In our busy lives this little book was a great reminder of how to keep your life in perspective for me it was like sharpening your pencil. The pencil with use becomes dull & needs to be sharpened or refreshed. This book was like that for me & my life. Also a great book to share with a graduate from High School or perhaps college or someone who has recently been promoted a work. and all around great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    This is a test. My nook server is down.

    Disregard this messeage. Thanks! •~KaTiE~•

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Very good

    This book is packed with good advice. I definitely recommend it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    A must

    I didn't know what I would get except for the obvious title, but it is much more. Interesting, a bit entertaining, and broken down into different categories for lifes challenges. I would recommend this to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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