The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works.
Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.
True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
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
If you want to make positive changes in your life and achieve your long-term goals, I can’t think of a better way to do it than to learn how to become more self-disciplined.
Science has figured out a lot of interesting aspects of self-discipline and willpower, but most of this knowledge is buried deep inside long and boring scientific papers.
If you’d like to benefit from these studies without actually reading them, this book is for you. I’ve done the job for you and researched the most useful and viable scientific findings that will help you improve your self-discipline.
Here are just a couple things you will learn from the book:
- what a bank robber with lemon juice on his face can teach you about self-control. The story will make you laugh out loud, but its implications will make you think twice about your ability to control your urges.
- how $50 chocolate bars can motivate you to keep going when faced with an overwhelming temptation to give in.
- why President Obama wears only gray and blue suits and what it has to do with self-control (it’s also a possible reason why the poor stay poor).
- why the popular way of visualization can actually prevent you from reaching your goals and destroy your self-control (and what to do instead).
- what dopamine is and why it’s crucial to understand its role to break your bad habits and form good ones.
- 5 practical ways to train your self-discipline. Discover some of the most important techniques to increase your self-control and become better at resisting instant gratification.
- why the status quo bias will threaten your goals and what to do to reduce its effect on your resolutions.
- why extreme diets help people achieve long-term results, and how to apply these findings in your own life.
- why and when indulging yourself can actually help you build your self-discipline. Yes, you can stuff yourself (from time to time) and still lose weight.
Instead of sharing with you the detailed "why" (with confusing and boring descriptions of studies), I will share with you the "how" – advice that will change your life if you decide to follow it.
You too can master the art of self-discipline and learn how to resist temptations. Your long term goals are worth it. Scroll up and buy the book now.
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book is a sometimes-painful journey through a past we would most like
to forget. For younger people, it fills in gaps in our local history that had
national and international dimensions. At the same time, it is a reminder
of the integrity, tenacity, and courage of the few brave souls who kept
faith in the sure knowledge that right will win out and whose leadership
has led us to a new day in our citywarts and all!
This is the story of the Dallas Chapter United Nations Association, long
overdue. Norma and Bill Matthews, both of whom are past presidents
of DUNA, have done a masterful job of probing the past, ferreting out
nuggets of history tucked into boxes and stashed away in family attics,
backroom nooks, and office storerooms. For much of the time since its
founding in 1953, DUNA has had no permanent home or office, and its
records have been at the mercy of whoever was its leader, always with
the possibility that succeeding generations of its founders would not
recognize the merits of those sealed boxes and would destroy them.
Using endless newspaper files, mostly from the Dallas Morning News and
some from the late Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
the Matthews writing team has been able to follow the founding,
development, and leadership of DUNA, vastly enriched by
personal stories of individuals who kept the flame alive in good times
Norma and Bill Matthews teamed their professional degrees in
education, communication, music, and theology to serve as volunteer
activists for human rights and peace endeavors. Married 63 years, and
retiring as teacher and minister, they committed themselves to research
and preserve the history of advocacy for support of sustainable goals of
individual and universal dignity and freedom.