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Jo Usmar



Jo Usmar is the co-author of six titles in the This Book Will Make You series and sole author of This Book Will Make You Fearless and This Book Will Make You Successful.

Through her work as a journalist for magazines, newspapers and websites including the Telegraph, Huffington Post, Stylist, ShortList, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, the Mirror and Look, Jo is well known for her entertaining tone and light touch with tricky subjects. She has appeared on Radio 4 Woman's Hour and Sky News discussing her work and is the founder of the Instagram self-help vlog project Bite Sized Psych.

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This Book Will Make You Successful

Jo Usmar
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Jo Usmar

'Take on January with new-found serenity with this series of self-help books' StylistFind success in both your professional and your personal life.Success means different things to different people, yet there are essential key skills and knowledge that will help you to achieve your goals, whatever they are - be it progressing in your career, getting a pay rise, setting up your own business or negotiating Christmas dinner arrangements with your in-laws. This Book Will Make You Successful is a straight-talking and practical guide to getting what you want out of life. Using extensive research, plus interviews with professionals across all fields of expertise, Jo Usmar delivers strategies for becoming successful in both your work and your day-to-day life. This little book covers everything from networking, conflict resolution, stress management, productivity and being more persuasive, to not feeling like a fraud and moving on from setbacks. Prepare to feel both motivated and motivational, confident, productive and courageous. So many other books on 'success' confine themselves to target-hitting and positive thinking. This is broader, hugely useful, and entertaining to read.Chapters include: goal-setting exercises, anti-procrastination techniques, stress management, persuasion strategies, negotiation tips, mistake management, productivity tools, creativity boosters, work-life balance, managing difficult conversations (and difficult people).Praise for the This Book Will series:'Top tips for making your life loads better.' Cosmo'The answer to all my problems.' Katie Piper

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This Book Will Make You Fearless

Jo Usmar
Authors:
Jo Usmar

'Take on January with new-found serenity with this series of self-help books' StylistOvercome your fears and change your life.We all feel frightened sometimes - it's totally natural - but if fear is holding you back, making you feel stuck in a rut and hindering your ambitions, it's time to make changes. Jo Usmar provides a concise, straight-forward guide to battling your fears. There are strategies, tools and relatable examples throughout that offer simple and effective ways to feel brave, independent and confident. Pushing through your fear will allow you to take back control of your life so you can make changes, accept that you have choices and recognise that you absolutely can cope with whatever life throws at you. Anxiety is one of the biggest mental health challenges of our times. Rather than a downbeat 'coping with' book this is an inspiring modern take on 'feel the fear and do it anyway'. Chapters include: CBT-based techniques, dealing with physical anxiety, getting to the root cause of your fear, negotiating obstacles, stopping self-sabotage, building confidence, combatting guilt and shame, feeling more powerful, breaking negative patterns.Praise for This Book Will series:'Top tips for making your life loads better.' Cosmo'The answer to all my problems.' Katie Piper

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This Book Will Make You Feel Beautiful

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
Authors:
Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar

Body image insecurities can affect your entire life. Constantly worrying about how you look can ruin your day-to-day experiences, curb your ambitions and make you feel you don't measure up in some way. If this sounds familiar, it's time to take action. This friendly book addresses the root causes of body image anxiety and breaks them down so you can start changing how you view yourself, your appearance and any difficulties you're facing. You'll learn how to stop destructive behaviours, limit self-criticism, manage emotional eating and see yourself differently. Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar use the latest CBT techniques with practical exercises to enable you to build your self-esteem so you'll feel confident, self-assured and beautiful.Chapters include: Why Do We Hate the Way We Look?Cognitive Behavioural TherapyStopping Bad Body Image BehaviourFood for ThoughtJudgement DayFacing Your Fears

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This Book Will Make You Mindful

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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This Book Will Make You Sleep

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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This Book Will Make You Confident

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
Authors:
Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar

Have you ever felt like something is holding you back? That other people seem to breeze through life, but self-doubt and insecurity prevent you getting the things you want - at work, in family life or relationships? Well, fear not: no matter how low you feel it is possible to overcome vicious cycles in your mood and behaviour. This little book will allow you to change how you think. Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar will provide you with the tools to build your self-esteem and realise your full potential. With practical exercises and techniques based on the very latest cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) research, their friendly results-driven approach will give you a new sense of confidence in every area of your life.

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This Book Will Make You Calm

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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This Book Will Make You Happy

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
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This Book Will Make You Happy

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar
Authors:
Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar