What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-sized increments. You see what sticks, integrate, and move forward. And inevitably, you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success.
Living a start up life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring on-going results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. In Startup Your Life, Akbari shows that after all, it's often the stumbles that pave the way for real happiness.
Do they have a secret recipe for maintaining their equilibrium during tough times?
Is there a special alchemy at work?
'The Secrets of Resilient People' reveals the 50 things you need to know to survive and thrive in tough times, maintaining a positive and productive outlook whatever the circumstances. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you will have a recipe for success, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
In this updated and expanded edition of Laura Berman Fortgang's exemplary business/self-help book, readers will learn:
- how to leap out of that mid-career rut
- how to completely and honestly assess your career's progress
- how to identify obstacles that keep you from reaching your goals
- how to turn your back on what many people might call "success" to discover your true life calling
Master your mental strength—revolutionary new strategies that work for everyone from homemakers to soldiers and teachers to CEOs.Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourselfDon’t give away your powerDon’t shy away from changeDon’t focus on things you can’t controlDon’t worry about pleasing everyoneDon’t fear taking calculated risksDon’t dwell on the pastDon’t make the same mistakes over and overDon’t resent other people’s successDon’t give up after the first failureDon’t fear alone timeDon’t feel the world owes you anythingDon’t expect immediate results
The Live with Intent authors tap into their deep experience to help people create a roadmap for personal and professional reinvention. They teach you how to get from where you are to where you want to be, increase your confidence and live with passion and purpose.
The concept of horizons is introduced, encouraging you to dream about a future without fear or self-doubt clouding the picture. By aiming high, these new horizons, coupled with the planning principles presented, paint a picture of endless possibility. Once your horizon is determined, Live with Intent teaches a system for not only reaching that horizon but seeing the chance for yet another to be developed, fulfilling a broader purpose in life.
Live with Intent mixes anecdotes from the world of business, politics, and history to guide readers into discovering their new horizons. Using practical exercises, meditations, and unique techniques, these Stephen Covey-trained experts will help you understand where you are now, where you are going and exactly how to get there.
What would you do differently
tomorrow if you realized that your life had greater purpose? How much longer
could you go through the same daily routine, knowing that you were meant to do
something more important and meaningful?
“Discover the Unseen” is not just
a book; it is an experience. This experience is designed to lead you through your
personal journey in discovering your deepest desires and to living your
Righteous Cause. Start participating in your life instead of letting life just
You are invited to experience literature
that imparts meaning as well as knowledge. Jeff Wagoner’s self-discovery book, “Discover the Unseen…” is a journey designed around a process we’ve
named Advent5™ which guides you, the participant, in discovering all that is
needed to begin the journey toward your ultimate purpose.
Go on a journey with Jeff to discover
the purpose and righteous cause within you by applying Advent5™, a method
developed through Jeff’s cumulative life experience and wisdom. He has helped
guide countless individuals along their path toward discovering their Desire. His
experience and wisdom has been developed into an engaging and transformative
life experience that will help you discover the passion that drives you deep
Experience the 5 step process
that Jeff has named Advent5™ and hear stories about his own journey toward
discovering his purpose. This action driven and result oriented process gives you
the ability to participate in the design of your life through a 5 step process in
defining your Desire, identifying your Talents, and creating a deliberate
action plan. This process of personal development will be guided by the Advent5™
Elements which support you on your journey to your Righteous Cause.
You’ll build on the Advent5
Fire: Desire and
passion - The focus is rediscovery and defining your desire and passion, and
identifying who and what you are.
Collective wisdom and refreshed growth in flow – The focus is identifying your
natural talents, support system of the people around you, and services that can
help in the fulfillment of your Desire/Fire.
of what is, intention, and actions – The focus is setting your intention in the
face of adversity with concrete actions. Build the Steps to move your
warmth, and focus – The focus is developing a value added path and shining a tightly
focused light on the path to your Desire/Fire.
commitment, and certainty – The focus is in the establishment of measures for
sustainability on your journey in total alignment with your Desire/Fire and
living out your Righteous Cause.
Uncovering your authentic self
and aligning with your Desire in living your Righteous Cause will generate a
feeling of purpose and completeness. I know this, as it has happened to me in
the process of completing this book and the development of the processes of Advent5™.
Remember, it all begins when you Discover the Unseen…
A practical and inspirational guide to examining your career and deciding whether it truly makes you happy—this book will show you the steps it takes to find a job that truly makes you thrive.
The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age. This book reveals explores the competing claims we face for money, status, and meaning in our lives. Drawing on wisdom from a variety of disciplines, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric sets out a practical guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming fear of change, and finding a career in which you thrive. Overturning a century of traditional thought about career change, Krznaric reveals just what it takes to find life-enhancing work
Robert Kelsey's internationally bestselling self-help books have helped tens of thousands of people overcome fear of failure and under confidence. Now Robert is back and is here to debunk the ever pervasive myths around the trail-blazing rebel outsider....
Our culture celebrates outsiders while – in reality – slamming the door in their face. The modern world craves innovation while alienating original thinkers. It encourages creativity while shutting-out all but a privileged few from individualistic expression. What a waste!
Yet achieving great things as a genuine outsider is possible. Outsiders can find their own way – succeeding without compromising their individuality. They just need to forge an edge.
The Outside Edge is all about learning to harness the unique vantage point you possess in order to give yourself the edge required to succeed. It will show you when to embrace your outsider status and go against convention, and when to play the game, do as the insiders do and make sure you can get progress. Think of The Outside Edge as a manual for positively directing your insecurity, awkwardness and role-confusion – towards a meaningful future, shaped and pursued on your own terms.
By getting The Outside Edge you can:Identity and understand the causes of feeling like an "outsider" Accept yourself while focusing on "finding meaning" for your life Motivate yourself using strong goals, often harnessing creativity Acquire the skills needed to succeed on your own terms Avoid pitfalls such as poor judgement, negativity and extremism.
Positive thinking is an approach and a set of skills that we can all learn. But it’s not just about how and what you think; you’ve got to do something! In a range of situations, positive thinking needs to be followed by positive action. The good news is that whatever life has thrown at you in the past and whatever is you want to achieve in the future, the Positive Thinking Pocketbook will help you think and behave more positively.
Inside, you’ll find out how to use tips, techniques and advice on creating a positive mindset and developing your positive thinking. Next, you’ll find out how to apply that positive thinking to a range of potentially difficult situations.
• Little approachable exercises make it easy to get started
• Full of scenarios, ideas, advice, tips and techniques
• Learn how to overcome negative thinking, get motivated and stay motivated
• Discover how to make positive thinking a habit
Whenever you want a shot of positivity, simply pick out a few ideas, tips and techniques that appeal to you and give them a try!
There is an unofficial rule for success: you need to change who you are to achieve greatness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if you could leverage your so-called vices and shortcomings and make them your super powers?
— Rebellious. Audacious. Obsessed. Hot-Blooded. Weird. Hypnotic. Emotional —
These seven vices are what acclaimed leadership and brand experts Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger identify as keys to becoming a Rare Breed—those standout leaders and achievers—in any career.
Rare Breed is an unorthodox business book for the rebels, outsiders, and provocateurs — anyone with the ambition to lead, create, inspire and provoke change on your own terms by owning all of who you are, not just the pretty parts. But be careful, each virtue has a seductive and dualistic nature that can lead to success or sabotage.
Unique stories. Unconventional advice. Practical tools. Bonnell and Hansberger lay it all out to help fellow Rare Breeds understand, unlock, and direct the potential that’s been slumbering in them to rise above the ordinary, own who they are, and push things forward.
Drawing on fascinating psychological research on how we are affected by these ever-shifting goalposts The Complete Life is a radical new perspective on making the best of our lives. Distinguished psychologist Maureen Gaffney applies a unique full life approach to navigating these complicated times. In The Complete Life she:
- explores how our past, present and future are inextricably linked and how they influence each other in surprising and complex ways;
- explains what motivates us to grow and develop and be at our best at every age and stage;
- suggests how we can sustain our most important relationships and also manage the key elements of our lives - learning, working, mental and physical wellbeing - in every decade.
The Complete Life is full of lively examples and concrete strategies. It is an inspirational, timely and essential manual for 21st-century living by the renowned author of the Number One bestseller, Flourishing.
Positive change can happen in sudden and profound leaps. Quantum Leap Thinking provides the foundation for breakthrough thinking that will trigger astonishing growth in your personal and professional life.
• What if it was possible to break through fear and make positive changes in your life in an instant by a simple shift in your thinking?
• What if you could lower your anxiety in a matter of seconds by changing your perceptions?
• How would your life change if you had unshakable motivation for whatever you chose to do?
Quantum Leap Thinking is the key to unlocking the door to new-found potential and peak performance.
"An extraordinary guide to thinking your way to the next level in your life, within your career, your relationships or your self."—Joan Lunden, journalist and author
"Quantum Leap Thinking [is] an opportunity to get our energy out and target it in the direction of great productivity, leaving us with a feeling of accomplishment."— Leon Tec, M.D., author of The Fear of Success and Targets
You want to be an entrepreneur, a successful entrepreneur. You know what you have to do to get your business off the ground, but do you know how to face the mental challenges of starting, running and eventually selling a business?
The entrepreneurial mindset is unique – entrepreneurs embrace problems, think on their feet and aren’t afraid to take risks. They persevere through good and bad times and are adept at spotting talent and opportunities. WithThink Like An Entrepreneur you too can get this mindset.
Drawing on powerful psychological techniques from neuro-linguistic programming and transactional analysis, you’ll be taken through the life cycle of a business and coached into thinking and behaving as a successful entrepreneur. You’ll build a rock solid foundation of self belief, learn to be open to the wealth of opportunities around you, gain a positive forward thinking ‘can-do’ approach and much much more.
Think your way to success!
'... a wonderful guidebook for anyone who is ready to start their own business and begin living their dreams.'
Robert Dilts, Founder of NLP University and leading contributor to the field of NLP since the 1990s
'Robbie combines the best commercial acumen with some of the most cutting-edge personal development tools on the planet.'
Kimberley Hare, Co-Founder and CEO, Kaizen Training Limited
‘An authoritative and sharply written guide to the psychology of success in business.’
Al Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, Critic and author of many highly praised non-fiction books including The Biggest Game in Town
Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You’ll learn:
• Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength
• Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers
• Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution
• The secret ingredient to “grit” that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going
• How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man
By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them—and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn’t so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.
We may all have different abilities, interests, beliefs and lifestyles, beliefs but there is one thing that we all have in common: We want to be happy!
Happiness shows you how to be happy by adopting lifelong “happiness habits” that bring and fulfilment and pleasure to your days.
These habits will help you manage life’s inevitable ups and downs; consistent practice will develop your happiness abilities and help you live the happy life you want.
Aristotle believed that happiness was comprised of pleasure and a sense of life well-lived. Today’s research agrees, suggesting that “happiness” is defined by your overall satisfaction with your life as well as how you feel from day to day. This book shows you that happiness is a skill made up of a particular set of habits that you can bring in your life starting today.Identify your own, personal definition of “happiness” Learn why we need to be happy and what often gets in the way Develop habits that help you create and maintain happiness long-term Learn how to be happy when you’re stuck in an unhappy situation Discover the often-overlooked happiness that surrounds you every day
While happiness is not feeling good all the time you do have the ability to control how you feel
Happiness gives you the skills and perspective to recognise happiness and pursue a happy life—whatever that may mean for you.