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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start L...
by Jen Sincero

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<div>Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in <i>You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life</i>. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. <br /><br /> <br /><br />Via chapters such as "Your Brain is Your Bitch," "Fear is for Suckers" and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.<br /><br />By the end of <i>You Are a Badass</i>, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.</div>
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b>What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.</b><br /><br />Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. <br />     What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. <i>12 Rules for Life</i> shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol S. Dweck

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 28, 2006

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<b>Now updated with new research—the book that has changed millions of lives</b><br /><br /> After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a <i>fixed mindset</i>—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a <i>growth mindset</i>—those who believe that abilities can be developed. <i>Mindset</i> reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.<br /><br /> In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Mindset</i></b><br /><br />“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”<b>—Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of <i>Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success</i></b><br /><br />“An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.”<b><i>—Library Journal </i>(starred review)</b><br /><br />“Everyone should read this book.”<b>—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of <i>Made to Stick</i></b><br /><br />“One of the most influential books ever about motivation.”<b>—Po Bronson, author of <i>NurtureShock</i></b><br /> <br />“If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read <i>Mindset</i>.”<b>—Guy Kawasaki, author of <i>The Art of the Start 2.0</i></b>
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

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English

Pages

371

Publication Date

February 28, 2012

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<p><b>OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER LIST</b><br /><br /><b>With a new Afterword by the author</b><br /><b> </b><br />In <i>The Power of Habit, </i>Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter<i> </i>Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, <i>The Power of Habit</i> contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.<br /><br /><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • NPR<i> </i>BESTSELLER • <i>WASHINGTON POST </i>BESTSELLER • <i>LOS ANGELES TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <i>USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER • <i>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br />  <br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>The Wall Street Journal • Financial Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sharp, provocative, and useful.”<b>—Jim Collins</b><br />  <br /> “Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. <i>The Power of Habit </i>is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br />  <br /> “A flat-out great read.”<b>—David Allen, bestselling author of <i>Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”<b>—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of <i>Drive </i>and<i> A Whole New Mind</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /></i></b><br />“Cue: see cover. Routine: read book. Reward: fully comprehend the art of manipulation.”<b>—<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br />“Absolutely fascinating.”<b>—<i>Wired<br /></i></b><br />“A fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change . . . The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits.”<b>— Associated Press</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “There’s been a lot of research over the past several years about how our habits shape us, and this work is beautifully described in the new book <i>The Power of Habit</i>.”<b>—David Brooks, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.”<b>—<i>The Economist</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “I have been spinning like a top since reading <i>The Power of Habit,</i> <i>New York Times</i> journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller about how people, businesses and organizations develop the positive routines that make them productive—and happy.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post<br /></i></b></p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Brene 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, Bren頂rown, 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.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”<BR><BR>Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR>In <i>Grit</i>, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR>Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights:<BR> <BR> *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal<BR> *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances<BR> *How lifelong interest is triggered<BR> *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy<BR> *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards<BR> *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule<BR> <BR>Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
The Road to Character
by David Brooks

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE ECONOMIST • </i></b>“I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks</b><br /><br /> With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his <i>New York Times</i> column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In <i>The Social Animal,</i> he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in <i>The Road to Character, </i>he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.<br /><br /> Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade.<br /><br /> Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, <i>The Road to Character</i> provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth.<br /><br /> “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.”<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Road to Character</i></b><br /><br />“A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “David Brooks—the <i>New York Times</i> columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name—offers the building blocks of a meaningful life.”<b>—<i>Washingtonian</i></b><br /><br /> “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”<b>—Andrew Solomon, author of <i>Far from the Tree</i> and <i>The Noonday Demon</i></b><br /><br /> “The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author’s moral and spiritual judgments.”<b><i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”<b><i>—The Guardian </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br /> “This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures.”<b>—<i>Newsday<br /></i></b><br />“Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br />“There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others.”<b>—Rebecca Mead, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-C...
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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<div><B>The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies</B><BR>  <BR> An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.</div>
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your...
by Spencer Johnson

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English

Pages

108

Publication Date

September 08, 1998

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<b>THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 10 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!<br /><br />A timeless business classic,<i> Who Moved My Cheese?</i> uses a simple parabel to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.<br /><br /></b><i>It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.</i><br /><i>If the same old routines worked.</i><br /><i>If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."</i><br /><i>But things keep changing...<br /><br /></i>Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller <i>The One Minute Manager,</i> uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.<br /><br />Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, <i>Who Moved My Cheese?</i> can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with...
by Mel Robbins

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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#1 for Top 5 All Ears on Audible!<br />#6 for Top 10 Most Read Nonfiction Books in 2017!<br /><br />Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? <br /><br />Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.<br /><br />It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. <br /><br />In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:<br /><br />Become confident<br />Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt<br />Beat fear and uncertainty<br />Stop worrying and feel happier<br />Share your ideas with courage<br /><br />The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face —we hold ourselves back. <br /><br />The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it. <br />

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