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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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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we <i>are </i>worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>—which has sold <b>more than 2 million copies </b>in more than <b>30 different languages, </b>and <i>Forbes </i>recently named <b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<BR><BR>A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.<BR> <BR> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
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.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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English

Pages

288

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>and <i>City of Girls</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.
The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

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English

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Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You’re ready to write your book. You’ve accumulated hardwon knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world— and be recognized for your expertise, like those you’ve watched reap the benefits of a published book.<br /><br />You know you have to write it. You’ve heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. They’re right. It’s time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people—and maybe even the world.<br /><br />So why haven’t you done it yet?<br /><br />The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it’s bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar, The Scribe Method will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts Tucker Max and Zach Obront, you’ll overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
Think Out of The Box: Generate Ideas on Demand, Improve Problem S...
by Som Bathla

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

June 12, 2019

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<h2><strong><em>'Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.' ~ Deepak Chopra <br /></em></strong></h2><h2><br /></h2><h2>Learn how to think differently, solve complex problems quickly, and radically transform the way you make decisions.</h2><p>Thinking out of the box is powerful way to <u>separate average from the exceptional</u>. It’s your secret tool to attract expert insights that will empower you to <u>make difficult decisions with speed and confidence</u>.</p><p><br /></p><h2>Filter information overwhelm, invite creativity breakthroughs & instant understanding to <u>solve complex challenges effortlessly</u></h2><p><br /></p><p><strong></strong><u></u><strong>Som Bathla </strong>is an avid reader, and researcher of human psychology and behavior.  He has written multiple bestselling books on <strong>how to <u>redesign your mind </u>by learning and thinking better and take consistent actions to achieve professional success and greater happiness in life</strong>.</p><h2><br /></h2><h2>Idea is modern world currency for any startup, business or for rewarding professional success.<br /></h2><p>In <strong>Think Out Of The Box</strong>, you’ll be embarked on an exciting journey to understand how anyone can think smarter, quicker and more creatively by <u>instilling right beliefs</u> (with easy to implement techniques). </p><p>Whether you are a <strong>student, employee, professional, or running a business</strong>, discover how by specifically <u>designing your surrounding environment</u> and <u>practicing just a few creativity routines</u> followed by smartest thinkers of the world, you can transform the way you think and predict the future.</p><h2><br /></h2><h2>Learn how to generate exceptional ideas in plenty (and on demand), be known as “idea person”, make smarter decisions to start getting things done in less time</h2><ul><li>Understand how offering challenge <strong>triggers your mind to look for best ideas</strong>.</li><li>Understand your brain. Find neuroscience of how ‘logical’ <strong>left brain </strong>and ‘imaginative’ <strong>right brain </strong>can be used to accomplish more with less efforts.</li></ul><h2><br /></h2><h2>Design a creative thinking environment, install super-quick habits to boost your creative confidence</h2><ul><li>How <u>openness to experiences </u>enhances brain’s neuroplasticity and prompts divergent thinking</li><li><strong>Become a creative thinker </strong>just by strengthening your creativity beliefs with Tick-Tock Exercise.</li><li>How only a <u>few habits and routines</u> directly release brain’s creativity chemicals like dopamine, BDNF etc. and help you master the art of creative thinking.</li></ul><h2><br /></h2><h2>Become an idea machine, Gain new perspective and make you mark with innovative thinking</h2><ul><li>Find how consulting non-subject experts <strong>offers more ideas (counter-intuitive approach)</strong> and produce sparks of genius</li><li>How creative thinkers like Einstein, Tesla, Archimedes used <u>chilling out technique </u>to invite innovative ideas and make insightful observations.</li><li>Find how a <strong>counter-intuitive multi-tasking can release creative juices.</strong></li><li>Learn <u>specific questioning techniques </u>that activate your brain to create a storm of ideas in no time.</li></ul><h3><strong></strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>This creative thinking handbook offers practical tools to get started instantly and unleash the creative potential within all of us.</strong></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong>Are You Ready?</strong><br /></h2><p>Don’t let your most creative ideas buried in your overloaded brain anymore.<br /></p><h2>Get Out Of Your Own Head, Trust Your Intuition; Take Your First Step Towards Your Idea Treasure by Clicking the BUY BUTTON</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>
The Science of Getting Started: How to Beat Procrastination, Summ...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

May 17, 2019

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<h2><b><u>Outsmart your lazy and undisciplined tendencies.</u> Become a productivity machine and achieve your goals quickly.</b></h2><br />Procrastination is the monster that we are always running from. It lurks around every corner, and can completely sabotage your life. But you can learn to defeat it every time.<br /><br /><h2><b>A blueprint for getting into motion from a complete standstill. Understand and defeat your psychological blocks.</b></h2><br /><b><u>The Science of Getting Started</u></b> is a deep dive into our tendency to push things until the last minute possible. It uncovers the biological and evolutionary science behind procrastination, and how we can beat these instinctual drives to triumph in our career and personal life. A plethora of studies are analyzed and put into illuminating contexts.<br /><br /><b>Best of all, it’s a book of scientific solutions boiled down to everyday usefulness.</b> <i>You’ll be able to apply insight from this book immediately to slay your procrastination monster and get ahead of the pack.</i><br /><br /><h2><b> Get started instantly; now; today. Stop saying “I’ll do it later…”</b></h2><br /><i>Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and entrepreneur.</i> His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He has battled the procrastination monster his entire life and brings proven techniques to you. <br /><br /><h2>Discover discipline, willpower, and motivation that works for you. Defeat your inner sloth. Channel your inner beast.</h2><br />•A scientific and biological overview of your procrastination habit.<br />•<b>Warning signs to monitor your work ethic.</b><br />•Psychological tactics to trigger your brain to productivity.<br />•<b>How to structure and schedule your life to safeguard against procrastination.</b><br />•Simple yet effective tactics to get off your butt and into action.<br />•<b>How to beat analysis paralysis and other causes of mental freezing.</b><br /><br /><h2>Get more done in less time so you can enjoy your life instead of avoiding it.</h2><br />Become the most reliable person you know. Break your habit of missing goals and letting people down. The ability to defeat procrastination is the ability to accomplish exactly what you want and gain access to wherever you want to go. <br /><br /><h2><u>GET OFF YOUR BUTT and just get started by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page!</u></h2><br />
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
by Adam Savage

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR><b>“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman</b><BR> <BR> <b>Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s <i>Mythbusters </i>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.</b><BR><BR><i>Every Tool</i>’<i>s a Hammer </i>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.<BR> <BR>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: <b>In Every Tool There Is a Hammer</b>—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; <b>Increase Your Loose Tolerance</b>—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; <b>Use More Cooling Fluid</b>—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; <b>Screw Before You Glue</b>—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.<BR> <BR>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.<BR> <BR>I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</b></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><b>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the ...
by , Amy Wallace

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b><b><b>From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios—the Academy Award–winning studio behind <i>Coco, Inside Out, </i>and <i>Toy Story</i>—comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.</b></b><br /><br /> <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Huffington Post</i> • <i>Financial Times</i> • <i>Success</i> • <i>Inc.</i> • <i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br /></b><i>Creativity, Inc.</i> is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”<br /><br /> For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the <i>Toy Story</i> trilogy, <i>Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, </i>and <i>Inside Out, </i>which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really <i>is</i>. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.<br /><br /> As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, <i>Toy Story</i> was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:<br /><br /> • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.<br /> • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. <br /> • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them.<br /> • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. <br /> • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

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