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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach ...
by Mark Manson

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>Over 1 million copies sold</strong></p><p>In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.</p><p>For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. <em>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k</em> is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. </p><p>Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. </p><p>There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, <em>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k</em> is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.</p>
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are s...
by Rachel Hollis

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>#1 <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: <em>that’s a lie</em>.</strong></p><p>As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.</p><p>With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.</p><p>With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, <em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em> shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.</p>
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
by David Goggins

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.”<br /><br />In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.
Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope (The Subtle Art of Not Gi...
by Mark Manson

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p><strong>From the author of the international mega-bestseller <em>The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck</em> comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. <br /></strong><br />We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. </p><p>What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published <em>The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck</em>, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries. </p><p>Now, in <em>Everthing Is F*cked</em>, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself. </p><p>With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come. </p>
Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>Instant #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller & </b><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><b> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>In </b><b><i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Ego Is the Enemy</i></b><b>, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, </b><b><i>Stillness Is the Key</i></b><b>, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.</b></b><br /><br />All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. <br /><br />In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.<br /><br />Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. <br /><br />More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. <i>Stillness Is the Key </i>offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.
Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life (Unfu*k ...
by Gary John Bishop

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<p>Joining the ranks of <em>The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, You Are a Badas*</em>, and <em>F*ck Feelings</em> comes this refreshing, BS-free, self-empowerment guide that offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations.<br /><br />Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ''Wake up to the miracle you are,'' he directs. ''Here's what you've forgotten: You're a fu*king miracle of being.'' It isn't other people that are standing in your way, it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.<br /><br />In <strong>Unfu*k Yourself</strong>, Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:<br /><br />I am willing.<br />I am wired to win.<br />I got this.<br />I embrace the uncertainty.<br />I am not my thoughts; I am what I do.<br />I am relentless.<br />I expect nothing and accept everything.<br /><br />Lead the life you were meant to have—<strong>Unfu*k Yourself</strong>.</p>
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.
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
by Admiral William H. McRave...

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, the celebrated author of <i>Make Your Bed </i>shares amazing adventure stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.</b><br />Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.<br /><br /><i>Sea Stories</i> begins in 1960 at the American Officers' Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II -- the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. <i>Sea Stories</i> is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.<br /><br />Action-packed, inspiring, and full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, <i>Sea Stories </i>is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.
Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<p><strong>From the author of <em>Mini Habits</em> comes a smarter approach to habit-building.</strong></p><p><strong>In <em>Elastic Habits</em>, You’ll Learn How to:</strong></p><ul><li>Strengthen existing or new habits by making them elastic</li><li>Easily overcome resistance at any time (and never have a “zero day” again)</li><li>Use vertical and lateral flexibility to create <em>nine win conditions</em> for each habit</li><li>Effectively triple your motivation by using all three of its “sweet spots” (standard habits use only one)</li><li>Create a custom and flexible habit plan that fits your unique life</li></ul><h2><strong>How Flexible Habits Bring the Greatest Results </strong></h2><p>In your journey to form better habits for a better life, you will face ups and downs. What is the ideal response to these?</p><p><em>Varied</em>.</p><p><strong>What works best in habit pursuit one day might not work <em>at all</em> the next day.</strong></p><p>Flexible habits are better than small habits; they’re better than large habits. Why? <em>Flexible habits give you the power and benefits of all goal sizes</em>—meaning more success in more situations.</p><h2><strong>Adapt and Conquer the Day</strong></h2><p>Chinese war strategist Sun Tzu said, “Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.”</p><p>If you pick up any other habit book besides this one, it’s going to suggest that you make your habits the same thing every day, <em>incapable of adapting to the environment</em>. It will ask you to repeat the same tactics every day. That's why people quit—their habits can’t adapt when “life happens.”</p><p>Wouldn't it be smarter to be able to adapt your habits precisely to the unique situations you face? Yes, of course! I call them <em>elastic habits</em>.</p><h2><strong>What Is an Elastic Habit?</strong></h2><p>Elastic habits are daily behaviors with multiple win conditions. You get to choose your win condition every day, because some days you feel like you’re being attacked by a bear and other days <em>you feel like the bear</em>.</p><p>Most people associate “elastic” with yoga pants and rubber bands. But the word also means “resilient”—the ability to withstand pressure.</p><p>Non-elastic habits are rigid: the same behavior is done at the same time to the same level every day. The pressures of modern life tend to break such rigid and brittle shells. Elastic habits are fluid: they can change their form and intensity to suit each unique day. They survive busy, tired, bad days. They thrive on better days. </p><p><strong>Elastic habit example (fitness):</strong> </p><ul><li><strong>Monday:</strong> You're tired and busy, so you do 5 push-ups to meet the easy level. Easy success!</li><li><strong>Tuesday:</strong> You have more time, energy, and motivation, so you go to the gym for a 45-minute workout. Big success!</li><li><strong>Wednesday:</strong> You feel somewhere in between, and do a workout video for 20 minutes. Moderate success! </li></ul><p>All three days were winners, and valuable contributions to building your habit. With what I call “3x3 flexibility,” elastic habits give you <em>nine</em> win conditions instead of one, giving you the ability to adapt to the positive and negative circumstances you encounter; that's a recipe for forming life-changing habits.</p><p>Whether it’s fatigue or a busy day, your elastic habit can adapt to the exact threat it faces. And if the wind is at your back, watch out world, because your elastic habit can also expand for an inspiring big win! That's what makes an elastic habit smarter (and more fun) than the rest.</p><p>Give your habits the superpower of elasticity to survive and thrive in all circumstances. Read <em>Elastic Habits, </em>and experience the freedom of flexibliity.</p>

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