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Cheat Sheets for Life

Over 750 hacks for health, happiness and success
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by Ayesha Ratnayake  LK Sri Lanka

March 3, 2021   |    445 reads    |   0 comments

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Cheat Sheets for Life - Book coverLearn life-changing insights from hundreds of bestsellers – by reading just one book.

As a busy CEO, Ayesha hated her lengthy commutes – until she turned them into her own mobile library. Soon, she was completing over 70 audiobooks each year on happiness, health, productivity, and success – while stuck in traffic. She began capturing and categorising the most valuable research from her readings for rapid reference. In doing so, she realised that it was possible to derive a handbook for life based on the expertise of hundreds of researchers. So, she set about doing just that.

The output is Cheat Sheets for Life – a concise handbook of science-backed advice on 17 dimensions of life, from health to money to leadership to relationships.

In Cheat Sheets for Life, you’ll learn:
•    How playing the classic game “Tetris” can protect your mood
•    The superfood that is “the most important dietary predictor of lifespan”
•    Why you don’t need to have 8 glasses of water a day – and what to do instead
•    The simple technique you can use to double your weight loss
•    How to increase your chances of finding a partner by 25-46%
•    The one factor that can predict your relationship satisfaction 10 years from now
•    Why using all your vacation days boosts your chance of getting a raise
•    Why you should keep a cute baby’s photo in your wallet
•    How to decide whether to quit your job
•    And 740+ more valuable insights!

Cheat Sheets for Life aims to be the last book you’ll ever need to pick up to improve your life. Using time-tested research, it strives to give even the busiest individual a foolproof guide to leading an optimised life.

Author's Note: 

Why I Wrote This Book

When I was a child, my father encouraged me to read non-fiction. So, in addition to my towers of fiction, I started reading books on science, philosophy, and self-help. And I discovered, between their pages, useful insights that could help me make my life better. As I grew older, I came to love non-fiction even more than fiction, and I started reading deeply about happiness, productivity, and success. I turned my lengthy morning and evening commutes into library visits, listening to audiobooks on my pet subjects, eventually completing over 70 books in a year.

I started jotting down notes from my readings, categorising them according to the area of my life they would benefit. I discovered that, across nearly every dimension of my life, I didn’t need to reinvent the wheel. Someone, somewhere, had performed scientific studies to identify which actions produced the best outcomes the majority of the time. In effect, it was possible to derive a handbook for life, based on the efforts of hundreds of researchers.

So that’s exactly what I did. After decades spent combing through, saving, bookmarking, and taking notes from research, articles, Yale courses, and hundreds of books, I built the book I’ve been seeking all my life – a concise handbook of science-backed advice on 17 dimensions of life – from health to money to parenting.

My hope is that, rather than making it up as you go along, you too can benefit from the knowledge I’ve derived from decades of research. Armed with these insights, I hope you will craft for yourself a life that brings you incredible health, happiness, and success.

ISBN: 
979-8587515901

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