From the Author
I have made the best book I could. It is a hardbound litho-label, which means it has no dust cover. The cover design is laminated right onto the cover. And it is a sewn binding, which is kind of rare these days, even for a hard-bound book. Sewn bindings lay open easier and don't crack or fall apart, even after years of hard use.
And this book is designed to be USED. It is made to be referred to when you need some counsel. The chapters are short and always end with a simply-stated principle you can apply.
Since the things we learn are not etched in stone but stored in a gooey organ, it's important to not only learn good ideas, but to be reminded of them when we need them. Probably the best way to use Self-Help Stuff That Works is to browse the book when you're feeling a negative emotion like stress or frustration or annoyance. Leaf through the book looking for a chapter that answers your situation. Most of the chapters are short enough to read in five minutes or less. You'll come away from it with a tool you can use to improve either your situation or your attitude toward it.
From the Back Cover
Here are over a hundred ways you can:
Improve your attitude
Become more effective at work
Enjoy better relationships
Self-Help Stuff That Works is based on a collection of columns originally written by Adam for Rodale Press's newsletter, At Your Best, where his column was voted the readers' favorite.
"I've been a fan of Adam Khan's columns for over seven years. Adam is one of those rare writers who takes a simple, profound idea and makes it LIVE for you...and entertains you in the process." - Chris Hill, Editorial Director, Rodale Health Promotions
"Easy reads but deeply meaningful." - Val Goulds, Support Engineer
"Thought-provoking and memorable." - Virginia J. Evans
"It really does work. It's clean and concise, genuinely usable information, without any of the psycho-babble." - Dan Murphy, Afternoon Host, KIXI-AM Radio
"His 'stuff' makes improving myself a fun adventure." - Bob Alford, Manager of Technical Services
"Adam Khan is one of the good guys who genuinely likes people and wants to help them. He was voted the readers' favorite, not only because he's fun to read, but because he has a talent for absorbing large quantities of information, figuring out what's really useful, and relaying those insights in a way that leaves you with tools for building a better life. And that's why this book is a treasure." - J. Klassy Evans