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release date: Sep 21, 2017
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7 Minute Change (3 Book Series)
From Book 1:

WARNING: Your Life Needs To Change...

Whether you know it or not, your life is subpar.

I don't say that to point fingers or anything.

But it's true.

Your life is not nearly as great and happy as it could be. As it should be.

Don't believe me?

How many days do you come home from work, completely beat and feeling like crap?

How many days are you too tired to play with your kids and create memories that are actually worth something?

How often do you feel like you're just wasting your time, and not accomplishing anything worthwhile?

If you're like most people the answer to all of those questions is: too often.

But I'm Here To Help You Make The Changes You Need!

You see, I used to be exactly where you are now.

Each day seemed like a dreary, worthless...nightmare.

I was never happy, didn't exercise anymore, barely got anything done, and was a complete wreck.

But then one day everything changed...

See, one day I discovered something that completely changed everything, and allowed me to do things I had never thought possible before.

With one simple technique I was able to:

  • Double and sometimes TRIPLE productivity.

  • Relieve the mountain of stress on my shoulders.

  • Pack on some much needed muscle.

  • Feel great 24/7.

  • Sharpen my talents. (And learn new ones.)

  • And much, MUCH more.

And the best part?


How is this possible, you ask?


The 7 Minute Superhuman Method

If your life is lacking, (which, to be blunt, it undoubtedly is) then the 7 Minute Superhuman technique could be the ONE thing you're looking for to turn your world right side up.

The 7 Minute method incorporates the use of snazzy little 7 minute routines that help motivate you, prepare you, inspire you, and destine you for success!

That may seem over-simplistic -- but that's the point!

Most self-help books and courses teach you how to use long elaborate techniques and programs to supposedly change your life.

The problem?

They're too complex, so you get bummed out and quit.

And never make any lasting improvements in your life.

7 Minute Superhuman will change that.

While simple enough that a child could use them, the techniques in this book will change your life dramatically and help you break out of the "dreardom" that is your current lifestyle.

If you want to break away from unhappiness and become FREE -- NOW is your chance!

This book contains the simple and easy to implement techniques and methods that you need to change your life.

All you have to do is buy the book, read through it one time, apply what you learn, and then reap the rewards for years to come.
release date: Sep 21, 2017
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Smashwords Guides (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Smashwords Style Guide has helped indie authors produce and publish over 130,000 high-quality ebooks. 200,000 copies of the Smashwords Style Guide have downloaded!

This guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create and format an ebook using Microsoft Word.

The Smashwords Style Guide is required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.

Authors and publishers who don't yet use Smashwords can still benefit from the Guide. It provides detailed information on how ebook formatting is different from print formatting, how to create a reflowable ebook, and it offers step by step illustrated instructions on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.



Welcome to Smashwords!
Do-it-yourself, or hire help?
Good formatting examples
What Smashwords publishes, what we don’t publish
Five common formatting mistakes to avoid
How Smashwords publishes books
How Smashwords distributes books
How ebook formatting is different from print formatting
How we convert your book into multiple ebook formats
The three secrets to ebook formatting
How to avoid (and fix) AutoVetter errors
Introduction to Meatgrinder conversion system
Your required source file
Understanding the different ebook formats



Making Word Behave
Step 1: Make a back up
Step 2: Activate Word’s Show/Hide
Step 3: Turn off Word’s “AutoCorrect” and “AutoFormat” features
Step 4: Eliminate text boxes
Step 5: The Nuclear Method

Step 6: Unify Manuscript around Normal paragraph style
Step 7: Managing and modifying paragraph styles, fonts
Step 7a. How to choose the best paragraph separation method (first line indent or block?)
Step 7b: How to implement your chosen paragraph separation method
Step 7b-a: How to define a proper first line indent
Step 7b-b: How to define trailing “after” space for block paragraphs
Step 7b-c: Special tips for poetry, cookbooks and learning materials
Step 7b-d: How to define proper line spacing
Step 8: Check your normalized text
Step 9: Why you should never use tabs or the space bar for indents
Step 10: Managing paragraph returns
Step 11: Managing hyperlinks
Step 12: Designating chapter breaks, page breaks, section breaks
Step 13: Working with images
Step 14: Text justification
Step 14a: Centering text
Step 15: Managing font sizes
Step 16: Style formatting, symbols and glyphs
Step 17: Headers and footers
Step 18: Margins, page sizes and indents
Step 19: Add the Heading style to your Chapter headers (optional)

Building Navigation
Step 20: Building navigation into the manuscript
Step 20a: Creating the NCX
Step 20b: Creating the linked Table of Contents
Step 20c: Advanced link building (Footnotes, Endnotes)
Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testing

Front Matter
Step 21: Front matter
Step 21a: Blurbs (optional)
Step 21b: Title and copyright page (required!)
Step 21c: Add a Smashwords license statement below copyright page

The End of Your Book
Step 22: The end of your book

Step 23: Preparing your cover image
Step 24: Review requi
release date: Aug 20, 2017
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Purposeful Productivity: A Guide to Goal Planning, Stopping Procrastination and Building Online Businesses.
A collection goal setting and planning essays for building online businesses.

This essay collection will show you how you can get clear on your goals, create a plan to achieve them and stay focused on your most important tasks until you’ve hit your target.

By the end of reading this collection, you’ll know how to put into place a simple, effective planning system which actually gets you results.

We all know it’s hard to stay focused.

With so many distractions, it can feel impossible to stay on track. It’s easier than ever to get distracted by shiny object syndrome.

Yet, it’s clear that staying focused and confident in your direction are essential for your business's long term success.

It’s one thing to know and another to actually do. Small Business owners and entrepreneurs often spend their time running around putting out fires, going down paths that have nothing to do with what they want to achieve, or where they want their businesses to be going.

Download this free, short essay collection and get yourself up and running with a system that’s proven to get results.

The concepts in these essays have helped hundreds of business owners stay accountable, on track, and stress-free

This collection is based on my own personal planning system, one that’s evolved over nearly a decade of working with six-figure eCommerce businesses and entrepreneurs from all over the world.

It’s the same system I used to stay on track while I wrote my best-selling book The End Of Jobs.

After you read this book:

You’ll finally be clear on where you want your business to go.

You can wake up every day confident about what you’ll be working on, and where it’s moving you towards.

You’ll be stressed free, focused on your work, and finally have space again to think.

Inside Purposeful Productivity:

Integrated systems-science principles like Antifragility and Optionality, so that you can be ahead of the game with the right approach to 21st century, online entrepreneurial thinking.

A step-by-step guide to your own business system plan, balancing the above concepts so you can work towards your goals with clarity, confidence, and focus - while also staying flexible to change and surprises.

The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Review, so you can stay on track,reorient, and recap the most effective way at the end of the week.

The Entrepreneur's Daily Ritual, so you’ll know how to manage your time, jump-start your day, and learn the tricks for getting things done fast.

TEMPLATES - for every system covered: Everything you need to get started constructing a system that fits your needs and gets you on track, today.


These are some of the most popular and impactful essays I have ever written, available here, for your convenience.

I’m throwing in the above bonuses because I want to make sure you have everything you need to make this information as actionable and as useful as possible.

All of this content, all of these templates, links, tools, advice, examples and explanation are yours for free.

Once you decide you're ready to join the hundreds of other entrepreneurs the concepts in these essays have helped regain their clarity, confidence and focus, simply click the download button and get started.
release date: Sep 11, 2017
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Stock Market Trading: 2 Books In One - Penny Stocks, Day Trading
Penny Stocks: Proven Strategies for Maximum Profit is your ultimate guide to everything that you need to know about investing in and trading penny stocks. This is your handy manual that will teach you the effective strategies and best practices that will significantly increase your chances of success.


  • What penny stocks are

  • The difference between penny stocks and blue-chip stocks

  • The different factors that cause the high volatility of penny stocks

  • The benefits and risks of investing in penny stocks

  • What to look for in a penny stock broker

  • How to open an account with an online broker

  • A list of well-established brokers

  • The winning strategies and best practices

  • The common pitfalls beginners and even intermediate traders fall for

  • Everything that you need to stay on top of your investment and keep the profits flowing

Many investors lose their hard-earned money by investing in penny stocks. But, there are also people who make a living simply by trading penny stocks. These are the people who truly understand how the penny stock market works. They are the ones who know the right time to place a buy or sell order, as well as which penny stocks to invest in. If you are tired of losing your investment or simply want to have an excellent beginning, then this manual will teach you the essentials that you need in order to succeed.

A good understanding of penny stocks is crucial to success. Although many books have been written on the subject, only a few possess the information that can turn a negative expectation into a positive profit. Find out why the penny stock market is a goldmine for winners.

Stop wasting your money and learn how to properly invest in penny stocks in a way that will allow you to rake in serious profits. NOW is the time to make a difference. Change your life now and start earning continuous profits.

Day Trading: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Successful Trading is your one-stop guide to everything that you need to know about day trading. This book is your handy manual that will teach you:

  • The basics of day trading

  • What to look for in a broker

  • A list of trustworthy brokers

  • Effective strategies

  • The best practices

  • The common mistakes and how you can avoid them

And so much more!

This book is specially written for beginners, but even intermediate and advanced traders will find this book useful in many ways. Day Trading: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Successful Trading lays down the fundamentals of day trading, as well as how you can turn it into a goldmine.

You can hardly find any career that can offer the same benefits and satisfaction as day trading does. Unfortunately, only a few truly understand how to day trade effectively. This book is packed with useful information that you need to be a successful trader. To be a successful trader, you need the right knowledge and guidance. With this book, you will not just be taught about what day trading is, but you will also learn how to approach and practice day trading professionally.

If you are tired of your eight-hour office job or simply want to earn more income, then learning how to day trade successfully can change your life for the better. This book unveils the secrets of day trading. This book reveals what you need to know to rake in serious profits. By following the strategies and best practices in this book, you will significantly increase your chances of success. This book is the goldmine that leads to happiness.

Happiness is a choice. Change is always possible. If you seek financial freedom, then this book is for you. Now is the time to change your life.
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release date: May 29, 2017
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Minimalism: The Path to an Organized, Stress-free and Decluttered Life
Ever been stressed out by the clutter on your desk? Or when you’re trying to find an important document, or a specific outfit from a messy closet? The truth is – the more stuff we have, the more difficult it is to keep them organized. The more clutter and mess we end up with as a result can lead to a stressful day, and this stress can build up over time. This has to stop.

Minimalism: The Path to an Organized, Stress-free and Decluttered Life is my humble attempt to help you realize the benefits of incorporating a minimalist lifestyle in order to rid your life of excess in a systematic and strategic way. Here’s a quick overview of the book:

•The first section of this book highlights a brief history of minimalism and its origins. It also covers how the minimalist movement has evolved over time, what modern day minimalism looks like, and its benefits.
•The second section covers a wide range of strategies and techniques that you could use to declutter, get organized, and live in a stress-free and minimalist home.
•The last section highlights what a minimalist lifestyle could look like; it covers a wide range of topics including minimalism in money, health, relationships, and much more.

My goal, through this book, is to empower you to find joy in simplifying and to find happiness in fewer things that truly matter. To move towards a more organized, peaceful and decluttered life, read this book today!

PS. Join my VIP mailing list to receive a FREE copy of “The Minimalism Toolkit” which highlights the key strategies from the book. Sign up by clicking the link on the first page. Enjoy!
release date: Jun 10, 2015
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The Little Big Small Business Book
Over 15,000 copies sold!

How do you plan to grow your business this year?

Inside of The Little BIG Small Business Book, you’ll discover 17 money making (or saving) lessons that will leave you with more customers, sales, and money in your pocket come tax season.

CPA Micah Fraim offers a unique and truly rare perspective on succeeding and growing your small business while maximizing financial savings and gains using tax tactics and tips.
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release date: Jul 07, 2016
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Winning Techniques for Public Speaking and Presenting: How to Influence People with Social Communication Skills
Do you wish you were a more memorable and confident communicator? Discover the power of some easy to remember techniques to finally achieve the change you want!

Does preparing to deliver a presentation get in the way of what's really important? Have you toyed with the idea of getting help, but somehow never quite got around to it? Ground-breaking speaker and expert communicator Chris Davidson is here to take you where you want to be.

Completely revised for 2017, the 5th edition of Winning Techniques for Public Speaking and Presenting isn't only applicable to people who want to present better. It's an easy-to-read blueprint that contains material that Davidson's been teaching to international clients for well over a decade. Both simple to apply and revolutionary in impact, Winning Techniques and the associated presentation benchmark tool give you skills to achieve your big dreams, win more sales, improve your social communication skills and develop your influence.

In this book you'll discover:

- A step-by-step process for creating the best workplace presentation
- The best way to start a presentation and capture your audience
- The biggest error presenters make and how to avoid it
- How you can use presentation structure in your other workplace communications
- Tips for networking and running effective meetings

Through applying the lessons in Winning Techniques and the associated presentation benchmark tool, you'll improve your confidence as a communicator, networker and meeting participant. You'll prepare better presentations, quicker - spending less time getting people getting on your side. Winning Techniques for Public Speaking and Presenting is the helping hand you need to boost your career and get ahead.
release date: Dec 20, 2015
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Slipstream Time Hacking: How to Cheat Time, Live More, And Enhance Happiness

“The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.”—Peter H. Diamandis

Time is the number one currency of life

Time is the new money. People want it more than anything else. As you read SLIPSTREAM TIME HACKING and apply the principles contained therein, you will learn to:

  • Quickly design the life of your choosing
  • Add decades of quality time to your life
  • Achieve bigger goals than you can presently conceive
  • Command time rather than the other way around

This book will provide you a mind-bending and soul-expanding experience like no other self-improvement book you’ve ever read. The goal is to radically alter your entire perception of reality and what’s possible.

Take control of your time – take control of your life

Our time should be of utmost quality and memorable. As you read these pages, you will see in a very real way, that most people spend only a few minutes living every 24 hours. Most people’s time is on fast-forward to their deathbed. This may be you right now.

The goal is to get where you want to be—your ideal life—quickly so you can live there as long as possible. You can live thousands of years’ worth of life in a single life-time by understanding the principles in this book.

SLIPSTREAM TIME HACKING will challenge you to answer these questions:

  • Ideally, how would you spend your time?
  • What activities, if you could spend the majority of your time doing, would be most impactful?
  • What activities would be most meaningful and important?
  • What lifestyle resonates with your firmest convictions?

Take action

Read SLIPSTREAM TIME HACKING and live the life you always wanted to live right now.

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release date: Sep 15, 2015
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Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself

Learn The Secret To Building A Better Life

Author Harry Hoover learned these secrets while working for a creative agency, and now he shares them with readers. Born Creative teaches you that:

  • Being able to spot issues and solve problems is a competitive advantage in any setting
  • Building your creative confidence boosts your self-confidence
  • Unlocking your creative visualization abilities puts you on the path to greater individual freedom
  • Mastering the ability to let ideas flow at will, breaking your creative block makes you realize that nothing can stand in your way

Add Born Creative to your cart and start building a better life now…to creativity and beyond!

So, take the creativity challenge today by reading Born Creative and applying your new knowledge to build the life you desire. A happier life is just a few creativity exercises away!

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release date: May 30, 2017
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The Art of Getting to YES: How Using Questions Correctly Inspires Action, Agreement, and Connection with Anyone

Do you consciously frame questions so the easiest answer is "Yes"?

"We need to talk, can you meet me at noon?"

Fear strikes the heart of most folks when they hear, "We need to talk..." from their boss or spouse. Heart rates soar, blood pressure rises, and concentration on anything else is pretty much toast. Unless the specific intent was to cause panic, one bit of questionable communication can ruin your day.

Effective communication is hard. Concise effective communication is an art. For those who don’t have the gift, questions can even the playing field. That’s how questions became the foundation of the author's career and inspired this short-read book.

People who ask brilliant questions are often more successful than people who give brilliant answers. It's like the old story about the difference between giving someone a fish or teaching them how to fish. One answer won't make your career, but skillfully asking the right questions might.

˃˃˃ Personal and professional relationships are fed by trust. Properly using questions inspires trust.

Most people look for a yes - action, obedience, or agreement - from customers, colleagues, families, and even horses. This short book addresses the reasons why you don’t get the response you want and the unintended consequences of asking the wrong question.

Easy-to-understand and packed with illustrations, "The Art of YES" shares the 4 Types of Questions and teaches you to wield them effectively and responsibly. Has a question ever made you feel uncomfortable? If that wasn't the intent, what went wrong?

Written by Lynn Baber, best-selling author, World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder, and promoter of the concept of Message over Market. A serial entrepreneur, Lynn credits her success in large part to the savvy use of questions.

Scroll up, grab a copy, and unlock the power of questions today.

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