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Change Your Life by Becky Tirabassi

Putnam, January 2000.
Paperback, 206 pages.
ISBN: 0399145435.
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Change Your Life
by Becky Tirabassi This positive, spiritual self-help book provides tips and exercises for readers to motivate themselves into improving their lives. Author Becky Tirabassi shows readers how to take actions that will lead to their recovery, including making lists of people to forgive and ask for forgiveness from, donating money and pledging and removing items or things from your life that are harmful to you. Tirabassi focuses on all facets of life to help readers build more successful lives including physical and mental health, faith and emotional well being. She guides readers through the process, beginning with the awareness and admission of their problems and ending with accountability. Accountability is having a group of family, friends or peers to rely on for encouragement and support. Tirabassi provides exercises, tips and examples along the way. Charts for recording each day's activities into a daily journal are also provided.

Becky Tirabassi has been through numerous hardships in her life including alcoholism, drug abuse, troubles with the law and feeling suicidal, but she managed to turn her life completely around. In her book she conveys what helped her and motivates readers to understand her message with exercises, examples and through communication with others. Change Your Life is an uplifting book with practical advice for turning one's life around by using forgiveness, faith, generosity and positive energy.

Getting Started in Sales Consulting by Herman Holtz

John Wiley & Sons, January 2000.
Trade Paperback, 287 pages.
ISBN: 0471348120.
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Getting Started in Sales Consulting
by Herman Holtz Independent consultant Herman Holtz provides advice and information about the business of sales consulting in this comprehensive reference. Holtz covers every detail a person needs to know about becoming an independent sales consultant, including founding your business, business plans, managing cash flow, taxes, insurance, pricing your services, lawyers, accountants, marketing, finding niches, selling to the government, proposal writing, ancillary services, contracts, negotiation, client relationships and writing. Holtz provides numerous tips and suggestions along the way to help readers start a successful sales business. A special glossary for the independent sales consultant is also provided.

Herman Holtz has been a successful independent consultant for over two decades, with a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies. He is also an excellent writer and is able to convey his vast knowledge to the reader in an easy to understand way. Anyone serious about sales or becoming an independent contractor should read Holtz's in-depth guide.

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