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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 1 million copies sold
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.
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.
As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.
Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.
Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.
A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.