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The Rules to Break

The Rules to Break

Author(s):
  • Richard Templar
  • Author: Richard Templar
    • ISBN:9789352862320
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352862325
    • Price:Rs. 399.00
    • Pages:248
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    The Rules to Break exposes the most common phoney rules, explains what's wrong with them, and then offers a refreshing alternative and a new way of thinking. In this new edition of the worldwide bestseller, Richard Templar has added 10 brand new Rules to help you master the ability to truly think for yourself.

     

    Table of Content

    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    Rules to break
    1. Success is a good job earning lots of money
    Rule 1: Success is what you say it is
    2. Some people are just born lucky
    Rule 2: Don't envy other people
    3. You need the right qualifications
    Rule 3: Exams aren't the be all and end all
    4. Your parents are always right
    Rule 4: Don't expect your parents to be perfect
    5. Your parents are responsible for how you turn out
    Rule 5: Give your parents a break
    6. The world is against you
    Rule 6: You're responsible for your own life
    7. We all have an absolute right to be respected
    Rule 7: There's a balance between the right to respect, and tolerance
     8. You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family
    Rule 8: Your siblings should be your best friends for life
    9. Teacher knows best
    Rule 9: Getting on at school is not the same as getting on in life
    10. Have something to say for yourself
    Rule 10: If you find it hard to talk, try listening
    11. Some people are just difficult
    Rule 11: No one chooses to be difficult without a reason
    12. Don't waste your time on people who aren't worth it
    Rule 12: Suffer fools gladly. Well, suffer them, anyway
    13. You can't be cheerful if you're in pain
    Rule 13: Pain doesn't have to make you miserable
    14. Good work speaks for itself
    Rule 14: No one at work will know how good you are unless you tell them
    15. Do what it takes to get what you want
    Rule 15: Don't emotionally blackmail people
    16. A place for everything, and everything in its place
    Rule 16: It's not morally superior to be tidy
    17. It matters what other people think
    Rule 17: Don't live for other people's approval
    18. Give as good as you get
    Rule 18: You get what you give
    19. Stick with your own kind
    Rule 19: Your friends don't all need to be like you
    20. The best things in life are free
    Rule 20: Everything worth having hurts
    21. You can change people
    Rule 21: Don't try to change people
    22. It's where you're going that matters, not where you came from
    Rule 22: Be proud of your roots
    23. Friends are for life
    Rule 23: Friends come and go
    24. Mistakes are a bad thing
    Rule 24: Mistakes can be good
    25. Be a friend to everybody
    Rule 25: You don't have to like everyone
    26. … and everybody will be your friend
    Rule 26: … and not everyone will like you
    27. If you don't like it, tough
    Rule 27: Remember you have a choice
    28. You need to get your chores over with
    Rule 28: Life's all about the little things
    29. Stay true to your dreams
    Rule 29: Priorities change over the years
    30. People have a right to know
    Rule 30: Know how to keep a secret
    31. Face your fears
    Rule 31: Replace the bad thoughts
    32. Make a New Year's resolution every year
    Rule 32: You can't change habits unless you want to
    33. Respect the elderly
    Rule 33: Respect everyone
    34. Look after number one
    Rule 34: Helping other people makes you feel good about yourself
    35. If you're in the firing line, keep your head down
    Rule 35: They can't walk all over you unless you're lying down
    36. Just ignore the bullies
    Rule 36: Don't let 'em bully you
    37. Think on your feet
    Rule 37: Be in control
    38. What you do is more important than why you do it
    Rule 38: Be honest with yourself
    39. You can  judge a book by its cover
    Rule 39: Everyone has a backstory
    40. Put the past behind you
    Rule 40: You have to deal with your stuff before you can get on with your life
    41. 'What about me?'
    Rule 41: It's not all about you
    42. Just once won't hurt
    Rule 42: Don't let bad habits get a foot in the door
    43. Be spontaneous
    Rule 43: Listen to the voices in your head
    44. Take one step at a time
    Rule 44: If you want big things to change, you have to make big changes
    45. The best people will be there for you for life
    Rule 45: People come and go, and it's OK
    46. Enjoy yourself while you're young
    Rule 46: Your body is for life
    47: Borrowing is OK so long as you can pay it back
    Rule 47: Don't get into debt
    48. Be generous
    Rule 48: Never lend money unless you're prepared to write it off
    49. Believe you're the best
    Rule 49: Know your real worth
    50. Don't allow people to make you feel bad
    Rule 50: The only thing you can control is you
    51. Some people just get to you
    Rule 51: No one can make you feel anything
    52. You can't help how you feel
    Rule 52: You feel what you think
    53. Actions speak louder than words
    Rule 53: Don't take anyone for granted
    54. Avoid unnecessary displays of emotion
    Rule 54: Say thank you out loud
    55. The internet makes you anonymous
    Rule 55: The Rules don't stop online
    56. Always seek to improve yourself
    Rule 56: Accept your shortcomings
    57. Strive for perfection
    Rule 57: Perfection can be a handicap
    58. You are the product of your genes
    Rule 58: You are the sum of your experiences (so make them good)
    59. Tomorrow is another day
    Rule 59: How you spend your day is how you spend your life
    60. There aren't enough hours in the day
    Rule 60: Know your limitations
    61. Always get off on the right foot from the start
    Rule 61: Bide your time to make a good impression
    62. Confident people know where they're going
    Rule 62: Everyone else is as lost as you
    63. Stand out from the crowd
    Rule 63: There's a fine line between being ubercool and being a total prat
    64. Appearances matter
    Rule 64: Be happy with the way you look
    65. It's just a drop in the ocean
    Rule 65: The insignificant is important
    66. The job comes first
    Rule 66: Don't mistake your career for your life
    67. Get it all out in the open
    Rule 67: Avoid conflict
    68. If you know you're in the right, don't back down
    Rule 68: Don't be afraid of compromise
    69. Some people are just asking for it
    Rule 69: Keep the moral high ground
    70. It's good to let your feelings out
    Rule 70: Don't trample on other people's emotions
    71. No one is perfect
    Rule 71: Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts
    72. Meet your deadlines
    Rule 72: Keep ahead of deadlines
    73. Give good advice
    Rule 73: Don't give advice
    74. Let people know when you're right
    Rule 74: Never say ';I told you so'
    75. Stick to what you're good at
    Rule 75: Stretch yourself
    76. You've a right to be treated fairly
    Rule 76: Stop expecting life to be fair
    77. The more you learn about a subject, the more of an expert you become
    Rule 77: The more you know, the more you don't
    78. You can't learn anything from a fool
    Rule 78: Learn from other people's mistakes
    79. If you're going to do something, do it properly
    Rule 79: You don't have to jump in the deep end
    80. Stick with what you know
    Rule 90: Step out of your comfort zone
    81. People will judge you by what you own
    Rule 81: Don't try to keep up with the Joneses
    82. Hide your mistakes
    Rule 82: Remember you could be wrong - someone has to be
    83. Live in the present
    Rule 83: Keep perspective
    84. Know what you want
    Rule 84: You don't have to know what you want
    85. Guilt tells you where you're going wrong
    Rule 85: Don't do guilt
    86. Someone will make it better
    Rule 86: Pick yourself up (no one else will do it for you)
    87. Think through your problems
    Rule 87: Thinking hard doesn't always help

    88. Narrow down your options
    Rule 88: Look at all the options
    89. Stick to a plan
    Rule 89: Life is unpredictable
    90. Trust no one
    Rule 90: Trust everyone
    91. Trust everyone
    Rule 91: Trust no one
    92. Sometimes you need a good moan
    Rule 92: There are people who moan, and people who just get on with it
    93. Don't sacrifice yourself for a relationship
    Rule 93: It's the compromises that make relationships worth having
    94. Feelings should be rational
    Rule 94: Feelings aren't right or wrong - they just are.
    95. Eat, drink and be merry …
    Rule 95: Stay alive
    96. I want doesn't get
    Rule 96: Ask for what you want
    97. If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Rule 97: Look up
    98. Find yourself a safe job
    Rule 98: Follow your passion
    99. Protect your property
    Rule 99: People are more important than things
    100. You can't change horses in midstream
    Rule 100: It's never too late to start following the real  Rules
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    Salient Features

    Rule 1: No man is an island
    Rule 2: Two wrongs don't make a right
    Rule 3: When in Rome, do as the Romans
    Rule 4: Don't judge a book by its cover
    Rule 5: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
    Rule 6: There's no such thing as a free lunch
    Rule 7: Do as you would be done by
    Rule 8: The pen is mightier than the sword
    Rule 9: Keep dry, and away from children
    Rule 10: Give it time