Cliff Michaels has been a broker, strategic coach, angel investor, education activist, and social entrepreneur for over 25 years. His e-learning programs and live training provide Essentials for life, careers, and entrepreneurs (CliffMichaels.com). From 1996-2004, Cliff was a member, education chair, forum trainer, and President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles (known today as EO). He also launched EO’s first student mentor programs and philanthropy events. Cliff Michaels & Associates (real estate, mortgages, investments) has closed one billion dollars in transactions since 1992. Cliff was also Co-Founder of First Use (1999), a pioneering online platform that featured the world’s first digital-notary technology. A Southern California native, Cliff ’s passions include movies, music, yoga, animal rights, helping kids at risk, and raising the bar for global education.
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Smart Security: Practices that Increase Business Profits offers proven concepts and practices for those seeking new and creative ways to understand and shape security that are tailored to the needs of their business or organization. In this 58-minute Proven Practices presentation, presenter J. David Quilter discusses how a fully integrated security program increases business profits while delivering smart security practices at the same time.
The term "smart security" means to be simple, knowledgeable of both business and security basics, knowledgeable of the business market, and having a clear understanding of business principals. Using this definition, the presentation covers how to win and sustain executive leadership, deal with business realities, identify the root causes of business losses, and how to hold a frank and open discussion on loss when dealing with business risk.
Smart Security: Practices that Increase Business Profits is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.The 58-minute, visual PowerPoint presentation with audio narration format is excellent for group learningExplains how to determine the root causes of business losses, such as internal fraud, counterfeit products, and theftShows how to collaborate with operations and other business functions such as human resources, environmental health and safety, audit, legal, and more
• Habit 1: Be Proactive
• Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
• Habit 3: Put First Things First
• Habit 4: Think Win-Win
• Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood
• Habit 6: Synergize
• Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
The 7 Habits book: Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an interactive format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's habits of successful people.