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The Little Book of Thinking Big
Newton, Richard.
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It pays to think big This little book will set you on your way to big things. Bigger ideas, bigger answers and bigger plans than you've ever had before. About who you are, what you want, what you're doing and where you're going. Thinking big is not just for dreams and fairy tales. Your mind has awesome potential and boundless ambition. How you use that potential will steer and shape your life. Think small and that is the life you will have. Think bigger and you will never limit yourself. Ignore the manual Let yourself be unshackled from the busyness of life and all the noisy small stuff. Demolish the barriers of narrow thinking, expand your frontiers and you'll overshoot your current reality by a distance. Whether you have an ambition to be somewhere, a passion for something, an appetite to change direction or a problem to solve, thinking bigger is your route to success. It will grow your ambition, your art, your business or any aspect of your life. Get your imagination and determination flowing. Who knows where you could end up? 'It pays to think big. This small book will set you on your way' -Tim Davie, CEO BBC Worldwide 'Serious mind food that upsizes your thinking. A must read, but also a fun read: damn that Richard Newton!' -Robert Kelsey, bestselling author of What's Stopping You? and Get Things Done 'Chock full of inspiration and advice to find your next big idea' -John Williams, bestselling author of Screw Work, Let's Play
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THE LITTLE BOOK OF THINKING BIG: Aim higher and go further than you ever thought possible; Contents; White Horse Whispering; Habit 1 Swim Don't Float; Life lessons from a sea squirt; The First Lesson of the Sea Squirt: Use it or Eat it; Handbag de Sea Squirt; Energy begets energy; Any mind will do; W.A.I.T. What Am I Thinking?; Massive Monday; It's very easy to stop thinking; The Second Lesson of the Sea Squirt: Either you Digest Life or Life Digests you; Habit 2 Clear Some (Head) Space; The Sargasso Sea of the mind; Your true north; Beware the pre-occupation of narrow thinking

"Excellent Sheep"Appreciate and contemplate; Life Before Death; Important stuff can't be measured; Life has more to offer than Bling and the Sweat that Pays for it; The cult of busyness; Snakeskin; It's hard to love a fake; Habit 3 Feed Your Mind; The cargo cults; You are not a tabula rasa; Mash it up; Hotei's mashup bag; Bring a long, broad spoon; Throw some people in your mashup bag; A final thought about the cargo cults; Habit 4 Notice Things; Oh...; Wobbliness and a razor sharp mind; Hidden in plain sight; Bringing it to the surface; Jootsing; Habit 5 Change reality (...don't deny it)

Resistance is futilePush and pull; Winners keep the ball in play; Habit 6 Have a big ego and a small ego; Be an amateur; Seek mountains and obstacles; Fight your corner; You are a born optimist; Habit 7 Know your weapon; Stacking and flowing; Passing the parcel; Habit 8 Travel light; Check your assumptions; Beware the baggage you project onto the world; Beware the baggage of consistency; Ignore the manual; The hot dog champ of thinking big; Tips for seeing clearly; Habit 9 ...Twang!; It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that twang; Spread the word; Being vulnerable; Don't wrestle the wind

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Sunday Times #1 bestseller and long-awaited follow-up to the #1 bestselling Stop Talking, Start Doing

You can think big or you can think small, it all starts in the mind. What have you got to lose? If you aim for the stars you might just get there. Sometimes it pays off to think BIG and Richard Newton is here to get us thinking on a bigger scale than we ever imagined.

With the right thinking tools and the right approach you can release your inspiration and creativity, reset your ambition and direct your attention to the things that truly matter to you. And that can change your life.

Short and punchy with quick tips and inspiring graphics, The Little Book of Thinking Big will have your imagination, creativity and determination firing on all cylinders. You'll come away with a set of BIG goals to fuel and drive your BIG life.

Here's where it starts. This is a reset button. Push it.

Think bigger.

Author Notes

Richard Newton is an entrepreneur, consultant and writer. After spending almost ten years writing about business for The Sunday Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday , Richard decided to switch sides, walk the talk and run his own business. He co-founded a software company that supplies brand management solutions for many of the world's largest consumer brands.
He is now co-founder, director, board adviser and mentor at a number of tech companies and start-ups including Call Trunk, Screendragon and Txt2Buy. (Calltrunk, an audio and video search tool, is tipped to be one of the fastest growing search companies of 2014.)
He runs consultancy Newton Principles and writes about being creative in business, the importance of good language in business and the urgency to do things.