self-help

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self-help

(sĕlf′hĕlp″)
Action taken by a person to improve his or her life educationally, emotionally, financially, interpersonally, or socially.
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According to Master Keys to Success, this is the very essence of self-help and self-improvement.
The concept of self-improvement is clearly visible in modern Japanese though criticism of the system remains.
Chapters operate like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle as they consider the inherent paradox of the self-improvement concept and how myths and reality are juxtaposed in the process of understanding.
McGee proposes that Marx's view of labor is transformed in contemporary self-improvement literature--individuals are urged to work on themselves (p.
It focuses on the ego, compulsions, and self-improvement.
Once unleashed, linear types became so dominant that they seemed to push the new American republic forward in terms both of individual self-realization and of self-improvement as epitomized in the cult of the "self-made man" and the lyceum and Chautauqua movements.
Six months after Election Day, campaign '04 feels a bit like that bourbon-fueled night you made out with the clerk in the next cubicle, or the summer you joined that self-improvement group that turned out to be a cult, or the year in junior high when you wore parachute pants everywhere and insisted against all evidence that you could breakdance.
Practicing for Artistic Success: The Musician's Guide to Self-Improvement, by Burton Kaplan.
While "Look and work toward the future," is a "cute" statement, it manifests itself in our industry in the way we approach self-improvement of ourselves and our metalcasting facilities.
I have the largest self-improvement training company in the country now.
In addition to the three-phase process, self-improvement and team building are promoted.
Little does he know that his new life has more to do with Ladslow's interference than with Lewis's own self-improvement.