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It's Your Move: Dealing Yourself the Best Cards in Life and Work

Book Description

Life is like a card game... and you have the power to deal yourself the winning hand! In It's Your Move, image and self-improvement specialists Cyndi Maxey and Jill Bremer use the analogy of life as a card game to introduce you to powerful strategies for improving both your business and personal life... no matter what cards you are dealt.

As in any good game, life offers you multiple options for achieving greatness: listening, learning, attitude, style, balance, flexibility and many more. Maxey and Bremer deliver simple, proven techniques for taking control of your life--presented in the form of a card game. You will follow sample players as they discover their "perfect hands," while learning how to maximize your own strengths and play the game of life with wisdom, courage, strategy, timing and teamwork. Learn the rules of today's game of life--and when to break them. Empower yourself to master dozens of simple techniques to maximize effectiveness and achieve your dreams--without elaborate plans or expensive programs. The authors offer guidance to help you track your progress with practical, easy worksheets.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Praise for It's Your Move
  3. FT Prentice Hall FINANCIAL TIMES
  4. Financial Times Prentice Hall Books
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
    1. Are You Ready?
    2. About Cyndi
    3. About Jill
    4. Play the Game with Us
      1. Begin Game Here
      2. The Preparation Hand
      3. The Attitude Hand
      4. The Visibility Hand
      5. The Style Hand
      6. The Presentation Hand
      7. The Listening Hand
      8. The Learning Hand
      9. The Balance Hand
      10. The Flexibility Hand
    5. Shuffle the Deck and Play against Yourself
  7. 1. Begin Game Here
    1. Read the Rules
    2. Want to Win
    3. Use Your Strengths
    4. Play with Wisdom
    5. Play with Courage
    6. Play with Strategy
    7. Play with Timing
    8. Play Well with Others
    9. Begin the Game
  8. 2. The Preparation Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 1: Step Back & Take Stock
      1. Step Back
      2. Take Stock
    2. SUCCESS CARD 2: Dream Again & Define Values
      1. Dream Again
      2. Define Values
    3. SUCCESS CARD 3: Write Your Goals & Plan in Pieces
      1. Write Your Goals
      2. Plan in Pieces
    4. SUCCESS CARD 4: Know Their Goals & Define Yourself
      1. Know Their Goals
      2. Define Yourself
    5. SUCCESS CARD 5: Make Family Room
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
    6. Endnotes
  9. 3. The Attitude Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 6: Shine Through
    2. SUCCESS CARD 7: Embrace Change & Allow Failure
      1. Embrace Change
      2. Allow Failure
    3. SUCCESS CARD 8: Find the Window
    4. SUCCESS CARD 9: Say Yes & Give More
      1. Say Yes
      2. Give More
    5. SUCCESS CARD 10: Take Risks & Be a Cheerleader
      1. Take Risks
      2. Be a Cheerleader
    6. SUCCESS CARD 11: Forget Perfection
      1. Play The Game: It's Your Move
    7. Endnotes
  10. 4. The Visibility Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 12: Show Up & Be Visible
      1. Show Up
      2. Be Visible
        1. Weekly Plan
        2. Monthly Plan
        3. Quarterly Plan
        4. Annual Plan
    2. SUCCESS CARD 13: Arrive Early & Have Energy
      1. Arrive Early
      2. Have Energy
    3. SUCCESS CARD 14: Start Talking & Talk to Everyone
      1. Start Talking
      2. Talk to Everyone
    4. SUCCESS CARD 15: Sign Up & Reach Out
      1. Sign Up
      2. Reach Out
    5. SUCCESS CARD 16: Re-ignite Supports • Refer Work • Advertise • Make Dinner
      1. Re-ignite Supports
      2. Refer Work
      3. Advertise
      4. Make Dinner
    6. SUCCESS CARD 17: Follow Up
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
    7. Endnotes
  11. 5. The Style Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 18: Know Your Buyer & Understand Perceptions
      1. Know Your Buyer
      2. Understand Perceptions
    2. SUCCESS CARD 19: Know-How • Choose Appropriately • Enhance Yourself
      1. Know-How
      2. Choose Appropriately
      3. Enhance Yourself
    3. SUCCESS CARD 20: Entertain with Flair & Give Gifts
      1. Entertain with Flair
      2. Give Gifts
    4. SUCCESS CARD 21: Celebrate You
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
    5. Endnotes
  12. 6. The Presentation Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 22: Write Often
    2. SUCCESS CARD 23: Speak Often
    3. SUCCESS CARD 24: Be Unique & Look Globally
      1. Be Unique
      2. Look Globally
    4. SUCCESS CARD 25: Know Your Tools
    5. SUCCESS CARD 26: Build Your Case
    6. SUCCESS CARD 27: Keep Current
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
  13. 7. The Listening Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 28: Listen to Learn
    2. SUCCESS CARD 29: Listen to Language
    3. SUCCESS CARD 30: Listen for Style
    4. SUCCESS CARD 31: Listen with Your Eyes
    5. SUCCESS CARD 32: Listen Up
    6. SUCCESS CARD 33: Be Accepting
    7. SUCCESS CARD 34: Acknowledge Mistakes
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
    8. Endnotes
  14. 8. The Learning Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 35: Be Aware
    2. SUCCESS CARD 36: Ask for Help
    3. SUCCESS CARD 37: Develop Yourself & Take Responsibility
      1. Develop Yourself
      2. Take Responsibility
    4. SUCCESS CARD 38: Read
    5. SUCCESS CARD 39: Learn Generations
    6. SUCCESS CARD 40: Learn Cultures
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
    7. Endnotes
  15. 9. The Balance Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 41: Address Anxieties
    2. SUCCESS CARD 42: Simplify Daily
    3. SUCCESS CARD 43: Breathe In and Out and Manage Thoughts
      1. Breathe In and Out
      2. Manage Thoughts
    4. SUCCESS CARD 44: Say No
    5. SUCCESS CARD 45: Family Plan
    6. SUCCESS CARD 46: Affirm Yourself
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
  16. 10. The Flexibility Hand
    1. SUCCESS CARD 47: Accept Change
    2. SUCCESS CARD 48: Let Go
    3. SUCCESS CARD 49: Communicate
    4. SUCCESS CARD 50: Change Habits
    5. SUCCESS CARD 51: Break Rules
    6. SUCCESS CARD 52: Move Forward
      1. Play the Game: It's Your Move
  17. End Game? Never!
    1. Play to Win
      1. Wise Moves
      2. Courageous Moves
      3. Strategic Moves
      4. Well-Timed Moves
    2. Play On!
    3. The Game Plan
      1. Card 1: Step Back and Take Stock
      2. Card 2: Dream Again and Define Values
      3. Card 3: Write Your Goals and Plan in Pieces
      4. Card 4: Know Their Goals and Define Yourself
      5. Card 5: Make Family Room
      6. Card 6: Shine Through
      7. Card 7: Embrace Change and Allow Failure
      8. Card 8: Find the Window
      9. Card 9: Say Yes—Give More
      10. Card 10: Take Risks—Be a Cheerleader
      11. Card 11: Forget Perfection
      12. Card 12: Show Up and Be Visible
      13. Card 13: Arrive Early and Have Energy
      14. Card 14: Start Talking and Talk to Everyone
      15. Card 15: Sign Up and Reach Out
      16. Card 16: Reignite Supports—Refer Work—Advertise—Make Dinner
      17. Card 17: Follow Up
      18. Card 18: Know Your Buyer—Understand Perceptions
      19. Card 19: Know How—Choose Appropriately—Enhance Yourself
      20. Card 20: Entertain With Flair—Give Gifts
      21. Card 21: Celebrate You
      22. Card 22: Write Often
      23. Card 23: Speak Often
      24. Card 24: Be Unique—Look Globally
      25. Card 25: Know Your Tools
      26. Card 26: Build Your Case
      27. Card 27: Keep Current
      28. Card 28: Listen to Learn
      29. Card 29: Listen to Language
      30. Card 30: Listen for Style
      31. Card 31: Listen with Your Eyes
      32. Card 32: Listen Up
      33. Success Card 33: Be Accepting
      34. Success Card 34: Acknowledge Mistakes
      35. Card 35: Be Aware
      36. Card 36: Ask for Help
      37. Card 37: Develop Yourself and Take Responsibility
      38. Card 38: Read
      39. Card 39: Learn Generations
      40. Card 40: Learn Cultures
      41. Card 41: Address Anxieties
      42. Card 42: Simplify Daily
      43. Card 43: Breathe In and Out—Manage Thoughts
      44. Card 44: Say No
      45. Card 45: Family Plan
      46. Card 46: Affirm Yourself
      47. Card 47: Accept Change
      48. Card 48: Let Go
      49. Card 49: Communicate
      50. Card 50: Change Habits
      51. Card 51: Break Rules
      52. Card 52: Move Forward
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