John Myers has fought his way nearly to the top of the corporate ladder. He's got it all—the doting wife, the supercar, the mansion, and now his first son on the way. Most importantly to John, he's on the verge of becoming CEO at the one of the most renowned IT companies in the world. Can he truly achieve all his goals through sheer determination and grit? Who will have to suffer for him to succeed?
When both his company and his family face sudden crises, John will have to account for more than the bottom line. The fearlessly independent man who thought he knew how to succeed in any situation finds himself for the first time at a loss for answers. He'll have to face his deepest fears and transform his perspective in order to overcome these staggering challenges. His dark, terrifying journey will force him to look in the mirror and make hard choices.
This book's peek into the mind of a business leader combines the genres of psychology, fiction, business/leadership literature, and graphic novel to offer a stunning insight that no business professional should miss.
Madhu Einsiedler has been training and coaching teams and individuals for more than twenty years. Each individual must undergo a unique process to develop, to transform, to grow. This story touches the fundamental pillars of any successful business and personal growth. Together with John Myers you'll discover what these pillars mean for you and your path to growth. This book will not leave you untouched; it will spark and further your growth.
Here, you'll discover
- a fresh and revealing perspective on how we can face our fears instead of hiding from them,
- how we limit our own potential by clinging to unexamined assumptions,
- how we can create a mind-set of growth,
- how we can seek help without sacrificing independence, and
- how we can trust life's challenges to nudge us toward growth in the face of our own resistance.
Madhu Einsiedler, Author, Business and Personal Coach
Madhu works internationally and cross-industry with corporations, executives, teams, and individuals to foster their personal and business growth. She has 20+ years of experience as a leadership coach and consultant for organizational and personal change.
She holds a master's degree in organizational theory, marketing and psychology from Johannes-Kepler University, Austria, and she earned an MBA in international business at Texas A&M University in the United States and Koriyama, Japan.
She is educated in a broad variety of psychological and therapy-related methods from Gestalt to trauma to imagination-and-trance techniques. She developed her script writing skills mainly at UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, USA. She has been a guest lecturer on leadership at several universities in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. She works in English and German.
Find out more on growth and her work: www.madhueinsiedler.com or contact her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Hartwig, Illustrator
After graduation, Gerald Hartwig moved to L.A. to study film. He lived in the U.S. for ten years and was fortunate enough to collect a myriad of valuable experiences that sparked his growth. His art was exhibited in L.A., Berlin, Dresden, Mexico, Trinidad, and Austria. He then moved to Berlin to explore this city as well. After five years of living and working there, he moved back to his home town of Graz in 2013, where he lives now with his wife and three children.
In 2013 Luftschaft Verlag published his first graphic novel, Chamäleon. He founded “Edition Brudertwist” in a partnership with his brother. Georg. Their family-run book publishing company produces humorous books once or twice a year. Together with Madhu Einsiedler, he has collaborated on this graphic novel and the “Growth Is” cartoons.
Find out more about his work: www.zeichenstrich.de or contact him directly: email@example.com
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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.
What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different countries.
Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself.
With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.