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By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron Mcmillan, Al Switzler, David Maxfield. 2011
A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but…also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on. For example, why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year's Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can't people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?Based upon the latest research in a number of psychological and medical fields, the authors of CHANGE ANYTHING will show that traditional will-power is not necessarily the answer to these strivings, that people are affected in their behaviors by far more subtle influences. CHANGE ANYTHING shows how individuals can come to understand these powerful and influential forces, and how to put these forces to work in a positive manner that brings real and meaningful results.The authors present an array of everyday examples that will change and truly empower you to reexamine the way you go about your business and life.
By Brandon P. Fleming. 2021
An inspiring memoir of one man&’s transformation from a delinquent, drug-dealing dropout to an award-winning Harvard educator through literature and…debate—all by the age of twenty-seven.Brandon P. Fleming grew up in an abusive home and was shuffled through school, his passing grades a nod to his skill on the basketball court, not his presence in the classroom. He turned to the streets and drug deals by fourteen, saved only by the dream of basketball stardom. When he suffered a career-ending injury during his first semester at a Division I school, he dropped out of college, toiling on an assembly line, until depression drove him to the edge. Miraculously, his life was spared.Returning to college, Fleming was determined to reinvent himself as a scholar—to replace illiteracy with mastery over language, to go from being ignored and unseen to commanding attention. He immersed himself in the work of Black thinkers from the Harlem Renaissance to present day. Crucially, he found debate, which became the means by which he transformed his life and the tool he would use to transform the lives of others—teaching underserved kids to be intrusive in places that are not inclusive, eventually at Harvard University, where he would make champions and history.Through his personal narrative, readers witness Fleming&’s transformation, self-education, and how he takes what he learns about words and power to help others like himself. Miseducated is an honest memoir about resilience, visibility, role models, and overcoming all expectations.
From Katie Vaz, author of Don&’t Worry, Eat Cake, the beloved Make Yourself Cozy, and The Escape Manual for Introverts,…comes My Life in Plants. Her newest book tells the story of her life through the thirty-nine plants that have played both leading and supporting roles, from her childhood to her wedding day. Plants include a homegrown wildflower bouquet wrapped in duct tape that she carried on stage at age three, to a fragrant basil plant that brought her and her kitchen back to life after grief.The stories are personal, poignant, heartwarming, and relatable, and will prompt readers to recall plants of their own that have been witness to both the amazing moments of life and the ordinary ones. This illustrated memoir covers the simplicity of home, the sharpness of loss, the lesson of learning to be present, and the journey of finding your way.
By Judith Martin. 2020
Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette is a modern guide to modern manners. Facing down the miscreants…purveying false etiquette rules (no, you may not wait a year to send a thank-you note for a gift and yes, in an age of social-media-encouraged over-familiarity you can politely refuse to answer nosy questions), Miss Manners guides you through these turbulent times with her timeless wisdom and archly acid wit.
By Stacie Bloomfield. 2020
&“Give yourself margin&” is a sewing maxim about leaving enough excess fabric to account for potential mistakes. This book is…about giving yourself the space—the mental margin—to reconnect with your creative self by trying new things and, yes, even by failing sometimes. With lush illustrations, empowering interactive prompts, and inspiring personal stories, Give Yourself Margin is the perfect gift for anyone who is looking to rediscover their spark.
By Anna Barnes. 2020
L is for ListeningT is for ThankfulnessV is for VisualizationFrom accepting your thoughts to zooming your focus in and out,…The A to Z of Mindfulness will spark your curiosity about a wide variety of mindfulness subjects and encourage you to practice them with interactive prompts and reflective activities. Bright watercolor paintings and charming design make for a calming reading experience, while quotes and mantras provide the perfect dose of inspiration. Sometimes concrete and helpful, sometimes broad and motivational, The A to Z of Mindfulness is an unintimidating book guaranteed to fuel anyone&’s mindfulness practice.
By Sarajane Case. 2020
The Enneagram personality system consists of a spectrum of nine personality types. Based on the hit Instagram account, @enneagramandcoffee, this…book is an introduction to the Enneagram itself, along with information about each type. With the feeling of your best friend telling you about the Enneagram and beautiful illustrations mixed in with the writing, this book is digestible and engaging for new and seasoned Enneagram fans.
By Matthew McConaughey. 2020
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way…about living with greater satisfaction <P>I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.” So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops. Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears. It’s a love letter. To life. It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Good luck. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Nedra Glover Tawwab. 2021
End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.Healthy boundaries. We all…know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others?Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today's world. In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.
By Ryan Holiday. 2014
The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply…its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck.If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.From the Hardcover edition.
Querida mía, Si quieres resolver aspectos decisivos para ti y para tu vida de una manera fácil, fresca y en…clave femenina, estás en el lugar correcto. ¿De qué va mi libro? Va de que te priorices, de que te empoderes, de que saques una bonita versión de ti misma siéndote fiel y soltando aquel papel que a veces pones en marcha para gustar. Va de que construyas relaciones que te sumen y que te hagan sentir valiosa y sueltes las que te hacen sudar sangre y que acaban haciéndote dudar de quién eres y de lo que vales. Si todavía dudas, este libro es para si tu cabeza dice "Sí" en algunas de estas líneas: Si tienes ganas de encontrar el amor. Si repites patrones que no te funcionan. Si tienes miedo al amor y no fluyes. Si te atrae quien no te hace bien. Si te sientes sola. Si piensas tanto que no vives. Si temes que el tiempo pase sin que tú avances. Si tu vida te aburre y no sabes cómo remontarla. Si sientes que vives tu soltería esperando. Si quieres fluir y dejar de programarlo todo. Y necesitas creerte lo que vales y darte el permiso para brillar, comerte el mundo y dejar de esperar a que alguien resurja de las tinieblas, te tienda la mano y te rescate cual princesa encerrada en el torreón del castillo. ¿Empezamos? Cartas, posts y microrrelatos para despertar a la mujer granDiosa que hay en ti.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, pocket-size inspiration and guidance to keep your transformation on track.For anyone who…has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards success, YOU ARE A BADASS EVERY DAY is the concise, crystal clear companion which will keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you how to keep the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero's iconic books YOU ARE A BADASS and YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY going. Owning your power to ascend to badassery is just the first step in creating the life you deserve--YOU ARE A BADASS EVERY DAY is the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness, and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.(P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio
By Anne-Marie. 2021
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERSometimes it feels so hard to love yourself. We worry that we're not good enough or we're…being selfish if we take time to prioritise what we need. But self-love is so important and even if we're our own biggest critic, it can be done! You deserve better xxxHands up if you're fed up with being told you need to go on this diet, you need to behave this way, or you probably shouldn't wear this outfit...the list goes ooooon. Anne-Marie's been told these things her whole life too and they didn't make her feel any better. But now, she's discovered the simple tools that mean she treats herself with the love and respect she needs and this, in turn, means she's able to go out into the world and be as strong, confident and true to herself as she can be. And she wants YOU to be able to do the same. You Deserve Better is the must-read book from singer-songwriter Anne-Marie that doesn't give you fluffy promises about self-care but speaks honestly about body image, mental health, being successful at work and more. It's the real advice that every person needs to hear to be happier in themselves and in the world. Cause you know what? YOU DESERVE BETTER.
Embark upon the ultimate journey of self-discovery, then make your life truly happen.How long are you going to wait to…live the life you truly want? Too many of us are existing on autopilot, sleepwalking through life with no purpose and neglecting our dreams. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if it could be different? What if you could be different? What if you remembered that you have the power to make every single day count? How would it feel to design a life that you truly want, and know how to make it happen? This book is here to show you that positive thinking is just the beginning. From there you'll start to demand more of yourself and for yourself. You'll ask big questions and start attracting BIG successes. You'll learn how to take control, gain a new and healthier perspective and see that life is for the making and the taking. You only live once. So let's live on purpose.(P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
By Abdullah Saeed. 2007
There is much more to the Qur'an than the selective quotations favoured by Islamic fundamentalists. This book provides a student-friendly guide…to the many ways in which the Qur'an can be read. Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students, it examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship as well as giving an overview of the rich interpretive traditions from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day. This guide is a concise introduction to all aspects of the Qur'an: history, understanding and interpretation, providing: coverage of both pre-modern and modern periods plenty of examples to illustrate key points and aid student understanding summaries, timelines and a glossary.
By Adrianne Lee, Jenn Granneman. 2017
An introvert guide and manifesto for all the quiet ones—and the people who love them. Is there a hidden part…of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too "quiet,” "shy,” "boring,” or "awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn’t seem to get the real you? If so, you might be an introvert.On behalf of those who have long been misunderstood, rejected, or ignored, fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication-exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts that, only until recently, has begun to peek out and emerge into the larger social narrative. Drawing from scientific research, in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts, and her personal story, Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert’s mind-and why so many people get it wrong initially.Whether you are a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how we tick, or a curious ambivert, these revelations will answer the questions you’ve always had: What’s going on when introverts go quiet? What do introvert lovers need to flourish in a relationship? How can introverts find their own brand of fulfillment in the workplace? Do introverts really have a lot to say-and how do we draw it out? How can introverts mine their rich inner worlds of creativity and insight? Why might introverts party on a Friday night but stay home alone all Saturday? How can introverts speak out to defend their needs?With other myths debunked and truths revealed, The Secret Lives of Introverts is an empowering manifesto that guides you toward owning your introversion by working with your nature, rather than against it, in a world where you deserve to be heard.
By Martha Clarke. 2015
The Big Dictionary of Dreams is an essential work for entering and understanding the enigmatic world of dreams. What we…dream can unravel mysteries from the past, show unknown facets of our personality, and even open the door to the future. It is therefore very useful to know the symbolism of dreams, forged from personal experience and the collective unconscious. In part one, The Big Dictionary of Dreams explores the historical and cultural significance of dreams, analyzes their purpose, explains how to predict and decipher them, and provides guidance on how to best achieve a lucid dream state. In part two, gain insight into nearly 1,500 dream images, discover the messages held within each, and learn how to effectively shed light on the mysterious and personal world of dreams. Also included: Explanation of the phases of dream activity An exploration of the types of dreams Information on psychoanalysis and archetypes Keys to interpreting the meaning of dreams How to make a special dream pillow and a dream catcher Accounts of famous dreams Advice on how to remember dreams Beautifully illustrated, The Big Dictionary of Dreams will help you unlock the mysteries of your mind so that you may continue on your path of self-discovery.
By Yuval Abramovitz. 2017
Refreshingly honest, fast-paced, and full of humor, The List is full of practical advice and inspiration that will help you…achieve your goals. Already an international bestseller, the book began as a list of 10 things the author wanted to accomplish in 400 days. He posted the list on his blog and asked for help-and within 24 hours was overwhelmed by responses. The key idea is as simple as it is powerful-let others know about your dreams and they will help you achieve them.Why do some people succeed where others fail? What makes some push past their financial hardships while others lag behind? What is holding you back? Yuval Abramovitz provides thought-provoking true stories, tips, insights, and techniques to show readers how to move past roadblocks, ask and receive help, and reach even the loftiest of goals.The List is filled with exercises and prompts for lists that help you make your dreams a reality. The author’s journey-from writing his first list in a wheelchair to becoming a well-known author, cultural reporter, actor, and media personality-and the stories of people around the world using his method to achieve success prove that this is a motivational book that truly works.
By Adam Savage. 2019
<P><P>Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules…of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. <P><P>Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. <P><P>Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and breaking, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool <P><P>There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. <P><P>This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By John Kiriakou. 2022
With an experienced CIA officer as your teacher, you&’ll gain the knowledge and necessary tools to protect yourself and the…ones you love.No matter where we go, we leave tracks and clues of our existence without even knowing. Our electronic footprint becomes our invisible trail. In this day in age where the world seems to be at our fingertips and social media plays a huge role in our daily lives, it&’s hard not to leave part of our digital selves for others to find.Whether you&’re fascinated by the idea of disappearing, want to erase your digital footprint, or simply concerned about your safety and privacy, knowing how to become invisible is a survival skill that will come in handy.Through the easy-to-follow instructions, tips, tricks, and professional anecdotes in How to Disappear and Live off the Grid: A CIA Insider's Guide, you&’ll learn to vanish without a trace from John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the capture of Abu Zubaydah.