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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 World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remembe...
by Fred Rogers

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 08, 2003

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<b>A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the beloved PBS series <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.</i></b><br /><br />There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.<br /><br />Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i> is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.<br />
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the W...
by Brené Brown

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<b><b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. </b>1 million copies sold!<br /><br /><b>Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special <i>Brené Brown: The Call to Courage</i>!</b><br /><br />From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.</b><br /> <br /> <i>“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while <b>daring greatly.</b>”—</i>Theodore Roosevelt<br /><br />Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.<br /><br />Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, <i>and</i> the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”<br /><br /> <i>Daring Greatly</i> is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. <i>Daring Greatly</i> is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Mayb...
by Admiral William H. McRave...

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<b>Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (<i>Wall Street Journal</i>).</b><i><br />If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.</i><br /><br /><i></i>On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.<br /><br />Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve <i>more</i>, even in life's darkest moments. <br /><strong>"Powerful." --<em>USA Today</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>"Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --<em>Washington Post</em></strong><br /><br /><strong><em>"</em>Superb, smart, and succinct." --<em>Forbes</em></strong>
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns

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English

Pages

736

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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<p>The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.</p><p>Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.</p><p>Recognise what causes your mood swings.</p><p>Nip negative feelings in the bud.</p><p>Deal with guilt.</p><p>Handle hostility and criticism.</p><p>Overcome addiction to love and approval.</p><p>Build self-esteem.</p><p>Feel good everyday.</p><p>Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.</p>
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>, the international bestselling book in 18 languages, comes a smarter approach to habit-building.</strong></p><p>If an elephant charges at you, what do you do? </p><ol><li>Scream, yell, and wave your hands.</li><li>Dive between its legs.</li><li>Run away while calling the elephant names, like “dork.”</li></ol><p>According to National Geographic, standing your ground and making noise gives you the best chance of surviving an elephant charge. The other two are ... not recommended.</p><p>But if a mother grizzly bear charges at you, playing dead is your best option. The elephant defense strategy does not work against grizzly bears; only those who adapt can survive both attacks. </p><p>In your journey to form better habits for a better life, you will face <em>figurative elephant and grizzly bear attacks. </em>They take form as depression, demotivation, fatigue, distraction, health problems, and busyness, and they constantly threaten to derail you. What is the ideal response?</p><p><em>Varied</em>.</p><p><strong>Just as no single approach will work for all animal encounters, <em>what works for you in habit pursuit one day might not work the next day.</em></strong></p><p>Legendary war general 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><h3><strong>Give Your Habits a Brain</strong></h3><p>Think of some good habits you’d like to form or strengthen: fitness, cleaning, meditation, business-related habits, writing, reading, playing guitar, skill-building, and so on. If you pick up any other habit book besides this one, it’s going to suggest that you make your habit the same thing every day, <em>incapable of adjusting to the environment</em>. </p><p>Wouldn't it be smarter to adapt your habit precisely to the unique situations you face? Yes, and it’s called an elastic habit.</p><h3><strong>What Is an Elastic Habit?</strong></h3><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>A traditional habit is rigid: the same behavior is done at the same time to the same level every day. Unless it's small (like a mini habit), the pressures of modern life tend to break its rigid and brittle shell. 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> On Monday, you're tired and busy, so you do 5 push-ups to meet the easy level. Success. The next day, you have more time, energy, and motivation, so you go to the gym for a 45-minute workout. Big success! The next day, you do a workout video for 20 minutes for a medium-sized win. Success. With what I call “3x3 flexibility,” elastic habits give you nine win conditions instead of one; you can win every day and form life-changing habits.</p><p>Whether it’s fatigue, a busy day, or something else charging at you, 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>Read <em>Elastic Habits</em> now, and give your habits the elasticity to survive and thrive in all circumstances.</p>
Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Chang...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

November 27, 2016

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<strong>You will never diet again.</strong><br /><br />Say goodbye to calorie counting, restrictive food bans, or other forced behaviors. In <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, you will learn how to lose weight naturally, in the precise way your body and brain are meant to change.<br /><br /><strong>We’ve blamed ourselves for lack of discipline. That didn’t help.</strong><br /><strong> We’ve blamed calories, carbs, and fat. That didn’t help.</strong><br /><strong> We’ve blamed our diet formulas. That didn’t help.</strong><br /><br /><h2><strong>It’s time we looked at the practice of <em>dieting</em>.</strong></h2><br />Nearly all diets are ineffective because they’re based on <em>dieting</em>. Every person has a <em>diet</em> (noun), but it’s only if you are trying to lose weight that you <em>diet</em> (verb). <em>Dieting</em> is eating and drinking sparingly or selectively to reduce your weight.<br /><br />It doesn’t work. If you’ve tried dieting, you know that.<br /><br />Even the “perfect diet” with the right foods will fail if it’s approached from the traditional dieting perspective. Since weight loss experts are more concerned with biology than neuroscience, we get brilliant discussions on nutrition followed by the same dumb suggestion to “immediately start eating completely different foods than the ones you’re habitually used to eating, and give up everything else.”<br /><br /><h2>Are You Fighting Your Own Body and Brain?</h2><br />The brain resists dramatic behavioral shifts. Recognizing this and developing a strategy around it made the original <em>Mini Habits</em> the #1 selling self-help book in a number of countries. In <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, you’ll see that we also biologically resist such changes, which explains why most dieters and smoothie-cleanse aficionados lose weight in the short term, only to gain it all back (and more) when the body adjusts.<br /><br /><strong><em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em> will show you how to make dietary changes in a sustainable, permanent way that doesn’t trigger biological or neurological resistance.</strong><br /><br />It’s a specialized version of the method that made the original book a hit in 14 languages. The mini habits remain easy to implement, but the reasoning and supporting tactics are more sophisticated. This is by necessity, as weight loss factors are many and varied. The strategies in the book are rooted in extensive biological and neuroscience research.<br /><br /><h2>You’ll discover:</h2><br /><ul><li>Why it’s a terrible idea to forbid junk food.</li><br /> <li>How some of the most impactful changes you can make don’t involve either diet or exercise.</li><br /> <li>Why conscious calorie restriction causes long-term weight GAIN, and how this science has been publicly available (and ignored) for more than 30 years.</li><br /> <li>How the body’s change process mirrors that of the brain, and why that is great news for losing weight.</li><br /> <li>Creative strategies to mitigate weight gain from eating out, social events, and holiday binge sessions.</li><br /> <li>Why eating fruit is essential to losing weight (for lots of reasons).</li><br /> <li>The role of exercise and an active lifestyle in weight loss, with appropriate strategies.</li></ul><br />Most importantly, you’ll learn how to change your behavior and lose weight in the long term with mini habits.<br /><br />Instead of reading yet another dieting book, why not try a <em>proven behavioral change strategy</em> that your brain and body will welcome and respond to?<br /><br /><h2>Lasting change won't happen until you take that first step toward a strategy that works.</h2> <br />Read <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, and you’ll never diet again.
Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focu...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Control your brain so it doesn’t control you. A science-based approach to getting things done and avoiding laziness and procrastination.</b></h2><br />Our brains are not wired for goal achievement. They are wired only for speed, survival, and the present moment. It’s time to defeat this primal tendency and make self-discipline your new normal.<br /><br /><h2><b>Stop leaving tasks unstarted and/or unfinished. You’re better than that.</b></h2><br /><u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> tells the tale of two battling brains, and why we are predisposed to laziness and energy conservation. Time after time, we take the path of least resistance to our detriment. The key to beating this is understanding the brain’s imperatives and working with them. <u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> is your layperson’s guide to self-discipline success - just enough biology and psychology to give important context, while ensuring that you don’t get stuck in the minutiae. <br /><br /><h2><b>This isn’t a textbook; it has over 20 actionable tips you can use TODAY.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to beat your temptations, excuses, and weaknesses.</b></h2><br />•Learn about the two brains and the two versions of you that are always locked in battle.<br />•<b>How to trick the brain for action and productivity without working against it.</b><br />•The role of dopamine and how we can simulate it for our own purposes.<br />•<b>How to talk to yourself and design your environment to stay on track.</b><br />•Reframing excuses and dissecting your emotional reactions.<br />•<b>How to create a calm mind for ruthless execution. </b><br /><br /><h2><b>Discomfort, boredom, frustration, and laziness are temporary. Self-discipline is forever.</b></h2><br />We aren’t meant to lie in bed and relax. We are meant to pursue our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment. Along the way, self-discipline is the most required ingredient. The ability to do unpleasant and uncomfortable things is what determines how our lives play out. How will you live your life?<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br /><br />This is the third book in the “Live a Disciplined Life” series, as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals <br />2.Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline<br />3.Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focus, and Defeating Your Brain’s Impulsive and Distracted Nature<br />4.Mind Over Matter: The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up<br />
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and Wh...
by Michael E. Gerber

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. </p><p>Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.</p><p><em>The E-Myth Revisited</em> will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.</p>
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Tran...
by Hal Elrod

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English

Pages

138

Publication Date

December 07, 2012

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“Hal Elrod is a genius and his book <i>The Miracle Morning</i> has been magical in my life. What Hal has done is taken the best practices, developed over centuries of human consciousness development, and condensed the 'best of the best' into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day.” <br /><br /><b>—Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of <i>Rich Dad Poor Dad</i></b> <br /><br /><br />What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.<br /><br /><br />What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? <em>The Miracle Morning</em> is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.<br /><br /><br />Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined—is about to begin. Buy the book and WAKE UP to your full potential!

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