3 books that will inspire you to stop faffing and get stuff done


No more procrastinating. Whether it's planning for your retirement or finally getting around to writing that book or breaking negative habits - these books will give you the push you need. 

Write Your Book in 100 Days

Write Your Book in 100 Days

By Sarah Bullen and Kate Emmerson with Tessa Graham

Quickshift Publishing

Always dreamed about being an author? This book will help you to turn this dream into a reality. Sarah Bullen and Kate Emmerson are writing coaches who have helped writers to stop procrastinating, develop confidence, shift blockages so they can get the words onto the page.

In this book they offer technical writing tasks and practical tips to help you get things done. No more day-dreaming – it’s time to get to work.

Their plan looks like this:

Part 1: 10 days to design and plot your book

Part 2: 90 days in which you will write hard and fast with a view to getting down a minimum of 50 000 words.

Part 3: 30 days. Pause. Breathe. Put your first draft aside and work on building your author brand.

Part 4: 30 days. You do your edit, second draft and proposal.

That’s a total of 100 days – from pipedream to second draft. But you’re not alone in the process because you have Sarah and Kate prodding and pushing you so you stay on track 

The Gift

The Gift

By Edith Eger


The celebrated therapist and Holocaust survivor’s book The Choice was a smash-hit phenomenon and now in this follow-up she provides practical steps that you can take to escape the prison of your thoughts and destructive behaviours and take charge of your life. And interwoven with all this helpful advice are fascinating stories from her own life and those of her patients. If you’re feeling stuck and need some inspiration, then this book will help.

Secure Your Retirement

Secure Your Retirement

By Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie

Zebra Press

It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand and pretend that your retirement day is never going to come – but it will. And with ratings downgrades, Covid the weak rand, things are looking even more dicey for pensioners. Whether you’re already retired or retirement is a decade or so away or you know someone who is retired and struggling, this book, written by award-winning author Bruce Cameron and financial planner Wouter Fourie, is packed with handy information about what people can do to ensure that they don’t land up in a pickle

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