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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 War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

Language

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.
Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction
by Chris Bailey

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<b>A practical guide to managing your attention--the most powerful resource you have to get stuff done, become more creative, and live a meaningful life</b><br /><br />Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains struggle to multitask. Despite this, we feel compelled to do so anyway while we fill each moment of our lives to the brim with mindless distraction. <i>Hyperfocus</i> provides profound insights into how you can best take charge of your attention to achieve a greater sense of purpose and productivity throughout the day.<br /><br />The most recent neuroscientific research reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention effectively: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. <i>Hyperfocus</i> helps you access each of the two mental modes so you can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately every day. Chris Bailey examines such topics such as:<br /><br />  <b>*</b>  identifying and dealing with the four key types of distraction and interruption;<br />  <b>*</b>  establishing a clear physical and mental environment in which to work;<br />  <b>*</b>  controlling motivation and working fewer hours to become more productive;<br />  <b>*</b>  taking time-outs with intention;<br />  <b>*</b>  multitasking <i>strategically</i>; and<br />  <b>*</b>  learning when to pay attention and when to let your mind wander wherever it wants to.<br /><br />By transforming how you think about your attention,<i> Hyperfocus</i> reveals that the more effectively you learn to take charge of it, the better you'll be able to manage every aspect of your life.
Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarit...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

July 31, 2018

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<h2><u>Instantly have flashes of genius, solve mysteries, read people’s minds, and size up situations.</u> <i>Well, sort of</i>...</h2><br />Sherlock Holmes, famous detective of 221 Baker Street, is one of literature’s most beloved figures. Why? Because he is able to unravel a complex story from simple observation, perception, creative thinking, and problem-solving. <br /><br /><b>No book can make you Sherlock.</b> But this book can teach you his most practical tactics and introduce you to the building blocks of what it takes to be a famous detective. <br /><br /><h2>Sharpen your judgment and instincts for better decisions.</h2> <br /><b><u>Think Like Sherlock</u></b> is as close as you’ll get to thinking like a sleuth. There are references and case studies sprinkled throughout to illustrate just how you can improve your thinking habits to not only solve the mysteries in your life, but approach life with analysis, care, and creativity.<br /><br />You’ll find a plethora of techniques and illustrative examples. <b>No other book provides you with such a clear blueprint of the skills you need to think with clarity and understand what really matters.</b><br /><br /><h2>Learn everyday deductive reasoning to decipher the events in your life.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Techniques from a wide range of disciplines to solve problems.</h2><br />•How to shift your perspective and open up a new world of thought.<br />•<b>The process of observation and deduction, and how to works on an everyday basis. </b><br />•How altered states of consciousness contribute to clear thinking and how Einstein and Salvador Dali took advantage of this.<br /><br /><h2>How to systematically and consistently think outside the box.</h2><br />•Critical thinking and why you shouldn’t take things or people at face value.<br />•<b>How to invert, reverse, substitute, adapt, magnify, minimize, lateral, and distance (and more…) your thinking for flashes of genius.</b><br />•Learn how to use reverse brainstorming and the Fishbone technique to solve the ‘crimes’ in your life.<br /><br /><h2>Sherlock sees the world for what it is, underneath the mask and facade - and so can you.<br /><br /><b>This book gives you a pair of glasses to finally view the world accurately and clearly. </b>Imagine what you could do with this simple superpower. You can apply this to analyzing and reading people and situations to understand what is really happening. You can draw conclusions based on little to no information. You can become as creative as you are required to be to solve the problems in front of you. <b>Let your newly-improved instincts lead the way.</b><br /><br /><H2>Solve problems and analyze people/situations with a single glance - by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.</h2> <br /><br />
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>
The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Life...
by Steven Pressfield

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

July 11, 2018

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<p><b>"No one's insights about the craft and journey of being an artist have guided me in the day-to-day struggle of this profession more than Steven Pressfield. Wherever you are, whatever you've been called to make, you need to read this book...and everything else he has written."</b></p><p>— Ryan Holiday, Bestselling Author of <i>Ego Is the Enemy</i> and <i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></p><p><b>YOU ARE AN ARTIST ... AND YOU HAVE AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY</b></p><p>I have a theory about the Hero’s Journey. We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero’s journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling.</p><p>The hero’s journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started.</p><p><b>What then?</b></p><p>The passage that comes next is <i>The Artist’s Journey</i>.</p><p>On our artist’s journey, we move past Resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create.</p><p>You are an artist too—whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not—and you have an artist’s journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your Muse and do the work you were born to do?</p><p>Ready or not, you are called.</p>
Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in th...
by Jeff Goins

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace.</strong></p><p>For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world’s most successful artists did <em>not</em> starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In <em>Real Artists Don’t Starve</em>, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving, including:</p><ul><li>steal from your influences (don’t wait for inspiration),</li><li>collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve),</li><li>take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones),</li><li>make money in order to make more art (it’s not selling out), and</li><li>apprentice under a master (a “lone genius” can never reach full potential).</li></ul><p>Through inspiring anecdotes of successful creatives both past and present, Goins shows that living by these rules is not only doable but it’s also a fulfilling way to thrive.</p><p>From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins’ revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits. In fact, success in business and in life flow from a healthy exercise of creativity.</p><p>Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller <em>The Art of Work</em>, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn’t a disadvantage for success; rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.</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.
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>
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.

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