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Useful Belief : The Secret of Finding Opportunities Everywhere - Chris Helder

Useful Belief

The Secret of Finding Opportunities Everywhere

Paperback Published: 14th January 2016
ISBN: 9780730327417
Number Of Pages: 112

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Positive thinking has had its time - the new way of overcoming life's challenges is USEFUL BELIEF

Useful Belief turns the "be positive" industry upside down with a fresh and modern approach to achievement. Sometimes things in life are not positive. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If you've had a nightmare of a year, the last thing you want to hear is "Be positive!" Instead, you need an actual strategy to dig yourself out, and a truly useful guidebook to show you where to go next. This is that guidebook.

Through the engaging tale of a business traveller and the three significant encounters on his journey, this book takes you on a journey of your own - to self awareness, and an improved approach to business, parenting and relationships.  You'll learn how thinking "useful" is better than thinking "positive", and you'll uncover the utility of your past, present and future challenges. You'll undergo a major shift in the way you solve your problems, and you'll learn how to navigate your way out of ambiguity and toward success.

If you have challenges at work right now, just deciding to "be positive" will not fix them. Useful belief and strategy will. This book shows you how to frame your challenges to make them surmountable, and how to formulate an action plan for getting where you need to be.

  • Learn a simple self-awareness strategy that turns problems into plans
  • Discover the truth about "truth" and the importance of "useful"
  • Go beyond positivity to actually fix personal and professional problems
  • Uncover the valuable lessons you've learned from the challenges you've overcome

Everything that has ever happened to you has happened for a reason. It doesn't matter if it's true, because it's useful to believe it is true. Useful Belief leads you toward the self-awareness and strategic outlook you need to achieve personal fulfillment and professional success.

About the Author

CHRIS HELDER is one of the world's most outstanding speakers on the topic of communication, leadership and influence. He is the author of the best-selling book The Ultimate Book of Influence.

Great book


This is a grounded approach to positive thinking. The theme of the book is a bit repetative but it works. It is probably one of the best books I have come across because it deals with reality, not fantasy. The author is not implying that what you tell yourself is the truth, he is just saying if it helps, you use it.

Perth, WA

Very useful book


Really easy to read. Goes beyond the usual - wish for something into reality, much more about accepting what is in your life and moving forward.

Perth, WA


Book about mindset


This was a great book. Excellent for the topic of Mindset. Well written in a story format with excellent summary at the end to enforce the messages throughout the book.

Brisbane, Australia




I'm not a fan of self-help books but this one struck a chord. Perhaps because it's not written by an 'expert' such as a psychologist. It's accessible. The story line is a wee bit clumsy, but if you just accept that it is a vehicle to deliver the message it doesn't matter. It's not preachy, it is pithy, and it works.

Brisbane, Australia


Already given away a copy and bought 2 more


For self improvement

York wa


Useful Belief

4.8 5


About the author vii

Preface ix

1 A useful past 1

2 A useful present 21

3 A useful future 41

4 From useful belief to useful action 59

Useful final thoughts 95

ISBN: 9780730327417
ISBN-10: 0730327418
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 14th January 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1