The Universal Rules of Life: 27 Secrets for Managing Time, Stress, and People

The Universal Rules of Life: 27 Secrets for Managing Time, Stress, and People

by Nabil Fanous MD
The Universal Rules of Life: 27 Secrets for Managing Time, Stress, and People

The Universal Rules of Life: 27 Secrets for Managing Time, Stress, and People

by Nabil Fanous MD


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Developed by Dr Nabil Fanous—a surgeon, university professor and sought-after speaker—The Universal Rules of Life offers valuable insights into effective time management, personal fulfillment, and the path to professional success.

Discover the easy and smart answers to the following questions that have intrigued you for years:
  • What’s the one sentence that will get you what you want 50% of the time?
  • What are the 3 time management secrets of doing what you don’t have time to do?
  • What are the 4 best-kept and indispensable secrets to achieving happiness?
  • How you can create a commanding presence, before you even utter a word?
  • How you can mesmerize anyone you talk to?
  • What are the 9 crucial steps for prevention and early detection of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What should you do when you feel torn between several options, and can’t make a decision?
  • How you can break the “I will” habit, and do now what you've always wanted to do, but never did?
  • How can you get people to appreciate you, to relish hearing from you, and compete to get together with you?
  • How you can give criticism and disagree, yet remain liked and respected?
  • How can you solve any worrisome problem in less than 5 minutes?
  • How can you create smart effortless habits that simplify your life?
  • What are the 2 questions you must ask yourself when faced with a life crisis or a serious health problem?
  • What’s the secret recipe for managing the difficult people in your life?
  • What are the 2 questions that will instantly make you feel better when you’re disappointed or depressed?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637630235
Publisher: Forefront Books
Publication date: 04/05/2022
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 342,468
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Nabil Fanous is a triple board-certified surgeon, university teacher, and renowned speaker at major international medical conferences. After completing an advanced training (Fellowship) in Boston with Harvard teacher and world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr Richard Webster, Dr. Fanous was offered a teaching position at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he is presently chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and associate professor at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery. He is a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr Fanous is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications, introduced numerous new surgical techniques, and designed multiple surgical instruments. He is married with two children and lives in Montreal, Canada, where he practices as director and senior surgeon at The Canadian Institute of Cosmetic Surgery.

Table of Contents

Preface 12

Universal Rule 1 Do It Now, Perfect It Later 17

Stop the "I Will" Habit

Universal Rule 2 Ask Once for What You Want 25

And You Will Get It 50% of the Time

Universal Rule 3 Start Every Criticism with a Compliment, and Every Argument with an Agreement 33

How to Criticize and Argue, Yet Remain Liked and Respected

Universal Rule 4 Stand Straight, Look Straight 45

How Your Posture and Gaze Can Create a Commanding Presence … Before You Even Utter a Word

Universal Rule 5 Listen First, Talk Second 53

How to Mesmerize Anyone You Talk To

Universal Rule 6 Eliminate It, Delegate It, or Shrink It! 61

The Three Time-Management Secrets of Doing… What You Don't Have Time to Do

Universal Rule 7 Don't Dilute Your Presence … with Too Much Presence 73

The First Spoon of Honey Is a Delight, the Tenth Is a Turnoff!

Universal Rule 8 Put Your Problems on Paper 81

How to Solve Any Problem in Less Than 5 Minutes

Universal Rule 9 What's the Worst-Case Scenario? 93

And What's the Most Probable One?

Universal Rule 10 Your #1 Goal in Life Is Happiness 101

How to Implement the Four Indispensable Secrets of Living Happily

1 Working and peeping Busy

2 Having Exciting Expectations

3 Staying Healthy

4 Having a Family and Friends Network

Universal Rule 11 When You Don't Know What to Do … Do Nothing! 127

Time Will Often Reveal the Solution

Universal Rule 12 When You Don't Know What to Say … Say Nothing! 135

Silence Is Often Your Best Reply

Universal Rule 13 Don't Gamble with What You Can't Afford to Lose 141

Luck Is Fickle

Universal Rule 14 That Sinking Feeling Inside Means-STOP 149

That Four-Million-Year-Old Alarm System within Us

Universal Rule 15 Create Smart Habits That Simplify Your Life 155

The Magic of Automated Living

Universal Rule 16 Unitask, Don't Multitask 169

How to Be Laser-Focused and Highly Productive, Yet Totally Stress-Free and in the Moment

Universal Rule 17 Flip the Freebie … and Look for the Hidden Price Tag! 179

Nothing Is Free

Universal Rule 18 People Don't Change 187

And Even If They Do Change, They Often Change Back!

Universal Rule 19 Seed A Will Give You Plant A … Every Single Time 193

If You Want a Different Plant, Try a Different Seed!

Universal Rule 20 Think of What You Have, Not What You Don't Have 203

And Think of What Other People DON'T Have, Not What They DO Have

Universal Rule 21 Learning from Your Own Mistakes Is Good, Learning from Other People's Mistakes Is Even Better! 211

It's Smarter to Use a Scientifically Tested Medicine, Than to Try an Experimental One

Universal Rule 22 When Other People Trust You, Be Honorable, But When You Trust Other People, Be Careful! 219

Trust Is Tricky

Universal Rule 23 Don't Get Even, Get Smart! 233

Do What's Best for You, Not What's Best for Your Anger

Universal Rule 24 Always Have a Safety Net-Just in Case! 241

The Wisdom of Plan B

Universal Rule 25 Appearance Counts 247

For You, and Everyone, and Everything Around You

Universal Rule 26 If You Feel Unbeatable, You Are 265

Only YOU Can Lower Your Head!

Universal Rule 27 TODAY Is All You've Got! 273

It's the Only Live Movie You Can Act In, Edit, and Enjoy; Yesterday's Movie Can't Be Rewound, and Tomorrow's Movie Isn't Out Yet!

Acknowledgments 287

Disclaimer 288

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