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You are DESIGNED to choose and DEFINED by your choices.

In front of you are seven choices waiting to be made. Whether you are the leader or those being lead, these choices will determine the quality of your life and the significance of your contribution to the world in which you work.

In BOOM the Freiberg's have distilled 20 years of collective wisdom into 7 essential choices that cause culture, service, success, and business to BOOM

Choice #1: Be a Player

Choice #2: Be Accountable

Choice #3: Choose Service Over Self-Interest

Choice #4: Focus Forward

Choice #5: Play to Your Genius

Choice #6: Get It Done

Choice #7: Risk More - Gain More

These 7 choices are your wake-up call to freedom, and it's your invitation to create a community of like-minded people who - together - will create organizations that can blow the doors off business as usual and cure the Dead People Working™ syndrome

Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg are two of the most influential voices on the professional-speaking circuit today. Their mission: to create corporate cultures where impassioned people exercise the freedom to make a difference and change the world! The Freibergs have coauthored the international bestseller NUTS! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success and GUTS! Companies that Blow the Doors off Business-As-Usual. They have been interviewed by CBS's 60 Minutes and appeared on CNBC and the CBS Morning News for their insights on the links between gutsy leaders, passionate employees, cultures of accountability, and loyal customers.

The classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) that shows you how to make your own opportunities in life, updated for the modern reader by bestselling business author Alan Axelrod

Ever since its first printing by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. Now, more than half a million copies later, Alan Axelrod, bestselling author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO, updates the tale to address today's most pressing work issues.

In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths-a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager.

In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively readable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE

"Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!"
—Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"This book gives you a step-by-step system to transform your thinking about yourself and your potential, enabling you to achieve greater success in every area of your life."
—Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Lee Iacocca & Associates

"Once again, Brian Tracy has written an incredible book which shows individuals how to delve into their inner resources so that they can not only identify realistic goals but develop a plan on how to achieve these goals. This book promises to be a bestseller and to influence the lives of so many. It is must reading."
—Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute

"Outstanding! Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a must-read. Use the powerful 'mental software' program in this book to tap your vast inner resources and bring the life you've been dreaming about into reality."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead!

"As usual, Brian Tracy has hit another home run with Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. It's a must-read!"
—Mac Anderson, founder, Successories, Inc.

"Brian's new book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, will show you how to attract the people and resources you need to achieve any goal you set for yourself."
—Tony Jeary, Mr. Presentation, author of Life Is a Series of Presentations

"This is a masterful book laden with wisdom and knowledge. It'll catapult you from intention to implementation. It arms you with the information and insights you need to achieve success and significance in your life."
—Nido R. Qubein, founder, National Speakers Association Foundation Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

Praise for The Power of Self-Confidence

"Brian Tracy is the master in understanding and teaching self-enrichment. In this priceless book, he unlocks the key to your door of success and fulfillment—belief in your own potential. Internalize his wisdom and you will surely realize your goals."
—DENIS WAITLEY, author of Psychology of Success

"Brian continues to impact the lives of everyone he touches. This book provides a logical road map that everyone can use to maximize their true potential."
—JOSEPH SHERREN, CSP, HoF, author of iLead: Five Insights for Building Sustainable Organizations

"When Brian Tracy writes a new book, I drop everything and start reading. We all need sharp lessons on developing more self-confidence and pursuing challenging goals. This book will make a significant difference in your life."
—PAT WILLIAMS, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and author of Leadership Excellence

"The one quality that makes all the success principles work is unshakable confidence in yourself. Brian now shows you how to grow your confidence to the point where you become unstoppable."
—JACK CANFIELD, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"Lacking confidence erodes your self-worth and paralyzes your productivity. In this book, Brian Tracy shares the secrets to developing and maintaining high levels of self-confidence—so that you can live the greatest life!"
—KRISTIN ARNOLD, author of Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action

Smart people can and do make dumb decisions when selling their businesses. Don’t be one of them—and save thousands or millions in the process!
With Selling with Certainty, Terry Monroe has written the go-to book for anyone who has considered, is considering, or may consider selling their business. Monroe provides friendly, appealing, no-nonsense advice to business owners about how to avoid the common pitfalls of selling their businesses—while ensuring they get full value from the years of hard work they’ve put in. With real-life stories of owners who ventured blindly into the sale of their businesses, this book is the definitive guide on what todo and not to do when it’s time to sell. Monroe shares a lifetime of experience (and honest insights from his own mistakes), so business owners can bypass any mistakes of their own and come out of the sale with the money they deserve in their pockets.Terry Monroe is a professional intermediary who has been the owner of forty different businesses (including ten national franchises), a franchisor of businesses, and a retailer with more than 200 retail locations within the United States and Canada. As president and founder of American Business Brokers & Advisors (ABBA), Monroe has been in the business of establishing, operating, and selling businesses for more than thirty years.
An expert source in the convenience store industry, Monroe writes a routine “Financial Insights” guest column for Convenience Store News and has been featured in CSP, CSP Independent, CSNews, Single Store Owner, NPN, and National Association of Convenience Store magazines. He has been written about and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur magazine, CNN Money, and USA Today. 
​A past musician of old rock ’n’ roll and an airplane pilot, when Terry is not working with his clients, he likes to seek adventures in places such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the rainforests of Costa Rica, and on the Inca Trail. Terry has volunteered in fund-raising efforts for the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hope for Haiti, Naples Community Hospital, and Duke University cancer research.
As a finance professional, I recognize the need to participate in economic and business affairs in undertakings and play a role in employment. This as such is crucial to the finance professional as input toward the economy. And so, I am participating as an accounting officer at a service sector organization, in which I am in charge of administering its finance function. I recognize that in business and financial management, it is essential to understand the economic systems that businesses operate. So as such, the production of this title, Business Guide and Employment Role, can serve as an aid manual for the professional business and financial manager to learn some tips in smooth facilitation for the purpose of participating in business for economic activity and playing a role in employment. Business Guide and Employment Role can help to understand some impact and can influence key economic behaviors and parameters for managing the affairs of a business entity. Also, various types of engagement in business are detailed to help make the choices in the correct type of business to be committed. In addition, some areas essential for the business and finance manager are noted, which is knowing the importance in following some key accounting measures for the proper management of the business and finance function, as well as other key areas to note in managing the affairs of an entity. Furthermore, the significance to play a role in employment is pointed at. The business and finance manager is thus encouraged to recognize the merits of playing a role in employment and management affairs in an organization. This guide is essential for the entrepreneur/proprietor, the investor in business enterprise, the individual businessmen, and the business and finance professional for them to learn some merits to do business and to play a role in employment.
 “I met last week with your leaders,” Ben began. “I heard what they had to say. And you know, they make a good point.” He paused. Take charge, Ben, he told himself. Take control. He looked around the conference room. Take, take, take. Was that really what he was here to do?
 
With their acclaimed bestseller The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann proved that a heartfelt parable could also express a powerful idea. In The Go-Giver Leader (originally pub­lished as It’s Not About You), they offer an equally compelling tale about a struggling small business and the ambitious young executive trying to lead them to a crucial decision.
 
Allen & Augustine has manufactured high-quality chairs for decades. Its people take pride in their work and feel loyal to their owners and management team. But this revered company is now at a crossroads, hurt by a tough economy, foreign competition, and a cash crunch. The air is filled with the scent of uncertainty, anxiety, perhaps even panic.
 
Into this setting enters Ben, who’s been assigned by a larger firm to promote a merger that will rescue Allen & Augustine. Ben’s facts are undeniable: the chair maker can either merge and modernize or go bankrupt and vanish. So why can’t he persuade anyone to buy in, from the CEO on down?
Will Ben find a way to sway the employee shareholders before the climactic vote? And can Allen & Augustine survive without losing its soul? The answers may surprise you as you follow Ben on his journey to understanding that the path to genuine influence lies less in taking leadership than in giving it.
 
This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.
"To lead ""Like a Boss"" means to develop a new set of leadership skills -leading with style and courage. This collection of leadership principles from authors, PhD's, psychologists, CEO's and professional speakers is designed to help new leaders develop instantaneous leadership results. Would you like to become an incredible leader of change...and have your team love it? Would you like to understand the 3 core traits of young leaders? Perhaps you'd like to discover how leaders face the top 7 personality challenges and succeed? Well now you can. Internationally acclaimed authors present their incredible ideas on how new leaders can adapt to personalities in the workplace and generate loyal followers: 1. How to Leave a Legacy in your Company 2. Understand the Top 7 Personality Challenges 3. Master the 4 Core Strategies Essential to Managing Change 4. How to Lead the Four Stages of Change 5. How to Lead Beyond Your Own Style This team of authors, PhD's, psychologists, CEO's and professional speakers has teamed-up to share their success secrets for developing leadership skills. Every leader is faced with responding to rapid changes in the marketplace with imperfect data to make decisions. Using the concepts in this collection of guiding principles from multiple experts will help you lead your teams and guarantee that they embrace...and yes, even love change! You'll learn what Wikipedia has to say about people skewing their personality profile scores, and discover what Socrates revealed about you...over 2500 years ago. Just like Jim Collins says in "Good to Great," you will discover how to lead your company and create enduring change that lasts. By examining leadership in amazing situations, you'll develop your own leadership philosophies shaped by stories of seasoned leaders including Steve Jobs, Sir Richard Branson, Oprah, Lady Di and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani."
One of the most powerful forces in business today is the positive psychology movement -- overcoming self-defeating attitudes and developing our talents and positive traits. Much of the new thinking, in fact, stems directly from the concepts in Norman Vincent Peale's great classic bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, which has been translated into forty-two languages and has sold over 22 million copies.
Now, after years of extensive research and field testing, working in cooperation with the Peale Center and major corporations nationwide, Scott Ventrella has adapted those concepts into a systematic program for people in business to achieve greater levels of personal and professional performance. The Power of Positive Thinking in Business provides a practical way for each of us to develop and actually strengthen the ten traits of a positive thinker. Inevitably, our performance rises to new levels when we learn how to overcome negative attitudinal barriers such as fear, lack of self-confidence, and low self-esteem, and instead develop the traits that characterize a positive thinker: optimism, enthusiasm, belief, integrity, courage, confidence, determination, patience, calmness, and focus.
The Power of Positive Thinking in Business encourages us to concentrate on objective, rational thinking instead of self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. The result is an increased ability to deal effectively with tough situations and difficult people, in both business environments and personal lives. Together, rational thinking and the ten traits of a positive thinker can turn defeatist behavior into productive actions that will overcome the toughest of challenges with powerful, positive results.
Best of all, these practical yet powerful concepts are applicable to businesspeople at all levels, disciplines, and functions within an organization, and have been adapted to appeal to people of all faiths.
Do people see you as the kind of leader you want to be? Are your strongest leadership qualities getting in the way of your greatness?

After decades of advising and inspiring some of the most eminent chief executives in the world, Lolly Daskal has uncovered a startling pattern: within each leader are powerful abilities that are also hidden impediments to greatness. She’s witnessed many highly driven, overachieving leaders rise to prominence fueled by well-honed skill sets, only to falter when the shadow sides of the same skills emerge.

Now Daskal reveals her proven system, which leaders at any level can apply to dramatically improve their results. It begins with identifying your distinctive leadership archetype and recognizing its shadow:

■ The Rebel, driven by confidence, becomes the Imposter, plagued by self-doubt.
■ The Explorer, fueled by intuition, becomes the Exploiter, master of manipulation.
■ The Truth Teller, who embraces candor, becomes the Deceiver, who creates suspicion.
■ The Hero, embodying courage, becomes the Bystander, an outright coward.
■ The Inventor, brimming with integrity, becomes the Destroyer, who is morally corrupt.
■ The Navigator, trusts and is trusted, becomes the Fixer, endlessly arrogant.
■ The Knight, for whom loyalty is everything, becomes the Mercenary, who is perpetually self-serving.

Using psychology, philosophy, and her own experience, Daskal offers a breakthrough perspective on leadership. She’ll take you inside some of the most cloistered boardrooms, let you in on deeply personal conversations with industry leaders, and introduce you to luminaries who’ve changed the world. Her insights will help you rethink everything you know to become the leader you truly want to be.
An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men and women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace.

Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. Only four of the Fortune 500 company CEOs are women, and it's only been in the last few years that even half of the Fortune 500 companies have more than one female officer.

A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business. 

Throughout her career in the super-competitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions. In this book, she reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage.

Men know the rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career.  Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. Among the rules you will learn are:

• How to Keep Score at Work
• When to Take a Risk
• How to Deal with the Imposter Syndrome
• Ten Vocabulary Words That Mean Different Things to Men and Women
• Why Men Can be Ugly, and You Can't
• When to Quit Your Job
 
"I want to let you women in on a secret I've learned through my years in the corporate world: There is a set of unwritten rules in business and, while you may not choose to follow all of them, if you don't know what they are, you might as well be playing the game with both hands tied behind your back."
--Gail Evans
The myth: If you get into a good college, study hard, and graduate with excellent grades, you will be pretty much set for a successful career.
The reality: The biggest thing you won't learn in college is how to succeed professionally.

Some of the smartest, most successful people in the country didn't finish college. None of them learned their most critical skills at an institution of higher education. And like them, most of what you'll need to learn to be successful you'll have to learn on your own, outside of school.

Michael Ellsberg set out to fill in the gaps by interviewing a wide range of millionaires and billionaires who don't have college degrees, including fashion magnate Russell Simmons, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and founding president Sean Parker, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, and Pink Floyd songwriter and lead guitarist David Gilmour. Among the fascinating things he learned:

How fashion designer Marc Ecko started earning $1000 a week in high school with his own clothing business, and later grew it into an empire. How billionaire Phillip Ruffin went from lowly department store employee with no college degree, to owner of Treasure Island on the Vegas Strip. How John Paul DeJoria went from homelessness to billionaire as founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems Hair Care Products.

This book is your guide to developing practical success skills in the real world. Even if you've already gone through college, the most important skills weren't in the curriculum-how to find great mentors, build a world-class network, learn real-world marketing and sales, make your work meaningful (and your meaning work), build the brand of you, master the art of bootstrapping, and more.

Learning the skills in this book well is a necessary addition to any education. This book shows you the way, whether you're a high school dropout or a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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