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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Brené Brown

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.<BR><BR>Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself? In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living--a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Li...
by , Benjamin Zander

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

September 24, 2002

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<b>A NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />The perfect gift for Graduation! <b>Rosamund Stone Zander's new book, <i>Pathways to Possibility</i>, is now available from Viking.</b></b><br /><br />Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, <i>The Art of Possibility</i> is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. <i>The Art of Possibility</i> combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 11, 2011

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Think of The War of Art as tough love... for yourself.<br /><br />Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "Resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.<br /><br />"As I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can win, so can you." - From the foreword by Robert McKee, screenwriting guru"<br /><br />[The War of Art] aims to help readers channel creative energy, unlock potential and overcome the fears that stop us from reaching our fullest potential. With courage, following the right formula and working hard, the book proposes that passion can be turned into purpose." - Ellen Degeneres book pick<br /><br />"Resistance is the voice in the back of our head telling us to back off, be careful, go slow, compromise. . . . [Steve Pressfield is] the godfather of the resistance, the five-star general in the war against fear." - Seth Godin<br /><br />"A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass." - Esquire<br /><br />"I've never read a self help book that wasn't fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It's amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I'd assign, along with the letters of Flannery O'Connor." - Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls<br /><br />"Yes, The War of Art is hell. But Steven Pressfield is our Clausewitz who shows how you too can battle against The Four Horsemen of The Apologetic: sloth, inertia, rationalization and procrastination. Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven all are proof of what you can do with talent and General Pressfield." - Frank Deford, author and NPR commentator<br /><br />"A marvelous help for anybody who has ever encountered the resistance of a blank page, an empty canvas or an unyielding musical scale." <br />- Stan Berenstein, co-creator of The Berenstein Bears<br /><br />Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance (made into the movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith), Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, and The Profession. His nonfiction includes The War of Art, The Warrior Ethos, and the upcoming Turning Pro. His books are included in the curriculum at West Point and the Naval Academy, and are on the Commandant's Reading List for the Marine Corps. <br /><br />In 2012, Pressfield will launch his independent publishing company, BLACK IRISH BOOKS with his longtime editor, agent, publisher, and friend, Shawn Coyne.
Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself
by Henri Junttila

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English

Pages

85

Publication Date

June 19, 2013

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<h2>Are You Ready to Finally Find Your Passion?</h2><br />What if you could say bye bye to confusion? What if you had a way to uncover what you were truly meant to do?<br /><br />In <b><i>Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself</i></b> you'll discover a powerful set of questions that will help you do exactly that.<br /><br />I've been helping people find and follow their passion for over a decade, and some of the things I've discovered are weird, surprising, and fascinating all at the same time.<br /><br />In this book, I share a simple process that will help you gain more clarity, and access the answers that were always waiting within you.<br /><br />Here's a taste of what you'll discover when you read this book:<br /><br /><ul><li>How <b>your definition of passion stops you</b> from living the life you want</li><br /><li>A simple way to <u>connect to your inner wisdom</u> (and get the guidance you need)</li><br /><li>How to discover if <b>you're on the right track</b> (or on the wrong track)</li><br /><li>Tap into your personality to <i>uncover your true passion</i> and purpose</li><br /><li>Why using negativity can dramatically <b>increase the positivity</b> in your life</li><br /><li>How to <u>activate</u> the creative problem solving powers of your brain</li><br /><li>Uncovering <i>what's really holding you back</i> from getting what you want</li><br /><li>A powerful exercise that will help you <b>easily overcome challenges</b> in your life</li></ul><br />When you're done reading, you'll have the answers you need, and you'll know how to take the next step toward your dream life.<br /><br /><h2>Pick up your copy by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</h2>
The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.” —Elizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist’s Way</b> is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today<b>—</b>or perhaps even more so<b>—</b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of <b>The Artist’s Way</b> and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes <b>The Artist’s Way</b> for today's creatives.</p>
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b>The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller<br /><br />"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar<br /><br />From the worldwide bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love</i>: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of</b>.<br />  <br /> Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, <i>Big Magi</i>c cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to th...
by Roman Gelperin

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English

Pages

123

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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<h2> Learn to Take Control of Your Life, Through an In-Depth Understanding of Motivation: </h2><br /><strong>What is motivation?</strong> Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates.<br /><br />This book is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works. In it, you’ll learn: <br /><br />• What is the nature of motivation, on its deepest psychological level<br /><br />• Why addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coin<br /><br />• Why there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addiction<br /><br />• Why willpower is rarely the solution to anything<br /><br />• Why and how emotions motivate<br /><br />You’ll also learn fifteen powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence.
The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning
by Gary Hoover

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English

Pages

183

Publication Date

July 10, 2017

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Book lover Gary Hoover lives in a 33-room building, of which 32 contain his 57,000-book personal library. Few people have “consumed” or learned from and remembered as many books. In The Lifetime Learner’s Guide to Reading and Learning, Gary lays out his method for capturing important ideas contained in books in 30 minutes (or less) without speed-reading. The book contains a multitude of tips about how to learn efficiently, how to find and buy books, and an annotated list of 160 books for expanding your knowledge – from history and geography to entrepreneurship and architecture. The book concludes with an extensive section on how to think creatively and see things that others do not, and how to separate the wheat from the chaff and see the forest beyond the trees.
Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
by Michael Michalko

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

December 01, 2010

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<b>Rethink the Way You Think</b><br /> <br />In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? <br />In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking <i>Thinkertoys</i>, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different. <br /> <br />With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, <i>Thinkertoys</i> will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems.
Running Down a Dream: Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
by Tim Grahl

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English

Pages

198

Publication Date

July 11, 2018

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<strong>A Deeply Personal Field Guide to Defeating Your Own Worst Enemy</strong>.<br /><br />When you dream, you envision a magical future. You have heroically slayed the dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside.<br /><br />But how do you actually get there?<br /><br />You can analyze the myths of visionary creators–artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc that have accomplished the impossible. You’ll read about how they went for it, refused to quit, and would not be denied. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. They seem to have secret sauce inside that you just don’t possess.<br /><br />Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth behind all creations and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.<br /><br />The good news? You don’t have to be an Austen or a Michelangelo or an Oprah to create a work of art.<br /><br />The bad news? There is no glossing over the pain, embarrassment, and financial terror necessary to contend with on your journey to mission accomplished.<br /><br />More good news? What lies ahead for you is the realization of your heroic self. The run is worth it in ways you can’t yet imagine.

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