"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)
"Full of historical anecdotes"
Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.
"A true guide for life"
Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!
"Not what I expected, and very happy it's not."
On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
"The audio makes all the difference."
Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.
"NO ONE DOES IT BETTER"
We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.
"Great book I wish I had 25 years ago"
Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.
"Get to the point Tony"
Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.
"Liked it very much!"
Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.
"Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time"
In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting firsthand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this audiobook is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas.
"Get ready to get better."
The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the number-one New York Times best sellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brené Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope.
"Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity."
Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.
"Gems sparsely scattered throughout a desert"
Do you make goals yet get discouraged when your plans don't work? We all know those people who seemingly were born to succeed. Fitness, health, business - they achieve all their goals. You want that success and know you can get it... but how?
"Clear, concise, effective ideas"
The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.
"Say YES to reading this book!"
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?
"Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!"
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
"Would be WAY Better with Brene Brown's Narration"
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
"A better listen than a read"
What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible?
"One Bit of Wisdom, Find the Rest on YouTube"
It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.
"Your Guide to Materialistic Obsession"
Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.
"The Old is New Again - Refreshing reminder!"
Are you infamous for half-finished projects lying around your house? Do you sit down to accomplish work with the best intentions but find your mind wondering within a matter of minutes? Do you find yourself intentionally diverting your eyes as you walk past cluttered, disorganized rooms in our home? Are you the well-known procrastinator among your coworkers, family, and friends? Do you find yourself frequently entertaining the alluring thought of, "I'll just do it tomorrow?" Then this book is for you.
Sruti is a spiritual teacher who writes about her experience with an uncommon and painful illness called Interstitial Cystitis. This ongoing and chronic condition challenged her to stay present with daily pain and to look further inward for answers. In an extreme moment of pain, in which consciousness began to fade, Sruti experienced the erasure of all that clouds over the earliest source of vision. She watched as one by one the layers of the mind, the body, and feelings disappeared before her.
"Thank you Sruti"
This level of peace, harmony, and positivity from Miso in Beyond Words is no less than a miraculous revelation. From paying it forward to words of encouragement, there is something in this audiobook guaranteed to enlighten you, too. A hundred or so relationships, four weddings, and three daughters creates a fairly relevant study in which Miso has made considerable inferences about men, women, and relationships. The most important thing was Miso paying attention.
Every journey begins with a first step, and proceeds to a step at a time! And this first step is to recognize what makes you happy, what motivates you, acknowledge your purpose in life and where you want to go, and then establish your personal and professional goals. Setting goals within an organization or in your life is one of the most important factors to achieve goals. Considering that, to achieve full success, you must know where you want to go.
This is a unique, fun guide to help entrepreneurs with the setbacks, the frustrations, the detours, and the crap that goes along with growing a dream, and to learn ways to access creative solutions and get stronger rather than feeling defeated. Remember, you are not alone; there are solutions, and having a sense of community, vision, and humor really helps. Dream big...droppings and all.
In the 64th chapter of the Book of Isaiah we read: "O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay. Thou art our potter; we are the work of thy hand." When you hear the words Lord, father, and potter, do you think of another? I certainly hope not.
Points to Ponder is a compilation of short stories of situations which may occur in our lives to give the listener something to think about in their own life. Whether one would agree or disagree is up to the listener; however, the material put in words are from the author's heart and may not be the viewpoint of all listeners. The book is meant to give the listener something to think about.
Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....
The Ultimate Guide to Success is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of success. Drawing on over 5,000 hours of research, this book uncovers the success principles of some of the greatest athletes, entertainers, authors, and entrepreneurs of our time. Providing both an interesting and informative roadmap, this book will show you how to achieve your biggest goals in 10 steps or less!
"This book helped me overcome my laziness!" - MartinaJ. "It has useful tips" - Xiaocao X. "Great tips" - Amazon Customer. "It is a useful tool if you want to change your life" - Peter Lo. "Short, straight to the point. I found it useful." - Lotfi Ben Touati. "A must listen! I would give this book 10 stars if I could." - Phil. "I really loved this book!" - Whitney Hart. "Clear, simple, complete." - Lupita Medina. "Very good procrastination book" - Benjamin Jenkins. "I started to applied the tips and advices and I think I'm more effective" - Lex Stark.
Never resting on their laurels and always moving on to their next goal, people become super-achievers only when they believe that good enough isn't good enough for them. These are the personality types that get everything they want out of life. In The Secret to Achieving All Your Goals, Roger Dawson shares the life-changing results of his research into the lives of super-achievers. He gives you a perceptive look at how behavior determines your success.
In Zero Limits best-selling personal development author Craig Beck shows you how to dramatically change your perception of risk and fear so you can easily smash through your current self-imposed limitations. If you follow this unique path, you can start to live a fearless life way beyond what you currently believe you are capable of.
Dr. Joseph Murphy has been acclaimed as a major figure in the human potential movement, the spiritual heir to writers like James Allen, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Norman Vincent Peale and a precursor and inspirer of contemporary motivational writers and speakers like Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, and Earl Nightingale. He changed the lives of people all over the world and was one of the best-selling authors of the mid-20th century.
What is it you want most in life? More money, better health, more friends, a loving relationship? These are all worthy goals, and they are ultimately achievable through the discipline of personal mastery. Inside this fantastic work, you'll follow the author through multiple chapters, each dealing with a certain aspect/area of life. You'll discover how to identify your failings and overcome them by setting a new course that will lead to ultimate mastery in any area of your life you choose.
If you're struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or insecurities, then Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may be the answer for you. Mindfulness is a skill that anyone can attain. CBT has been used to combat many conditions and disorders, and give the person a greater degree of control over their emotions and greater awareness of themselves and their issues.
Start being more productive! Stop doing what doesn't work and start implementing the best strategies available to live a much more productive and fulfilling life! There are skills, strategies, and techniques that the most productive people on the planet use daily to greatly increase their success potential. Just from making a few basic changes in your life, you, too, can be much more productive and getting things done like a pro!
"Find out your productivity"
You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until you become the architect of your own reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well-being through positive affirmation. Because you can. You will be able to release all fear and doubt, simply because you know that you can. Utilize this simple, proven technique to regain the lost comforts of joy, love, and fulfillment in your life.
Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well-being through positive affirmation. Because you can. You will be able to release all fear and doubt, simply because you know that you can. Utilize this simple, proven technique to regain the lost comforts of joy, love, and fulfillment in your life. Remember, anything you think or say is an affirmation. Your everyday negative thoughts are powerfully damaging affirmations that can do grievous harm to your precious well-being.
Do you want to finally reach all of your goals? Most of us have big goals but for whatever reason, sometimes we can't seem to reach them. Let me help you break down your mental walls. This book will explain your mindset and its ability to limit or maximize your potential to succeed. It will also guide you through forming and breaking habits that either support or interfere with your happiness and success journey. It's time to start finally living your life.
Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career of studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.
"Takes long, deliberate practice to be an expert"
Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.
"Good self-help book; not well-suited for audio."
The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence.
"too much cussing"
Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.
"Seth Should Have Quit"
By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.
"The Tyranny of Pop Economics"
The difference between the life you want and the life you have is you! So what are you waiting for? Michelle Bridges knows what it feels like to face your fears, chase your dreams and handle setbacks - she's been there too and has come out stronger through self-belief, hard work and having a plan.
Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some!
"A Whole Lot of Nothing"
The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
"The Antidote explores the negative path."
Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture.
The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.
"Prepare to Pause and Ponder"
When people and therapists alike have a problem they can't fix, they call Richard Bandler because he delivers--often with miraculous results. Hailed as one of the greatest geniuses in the field of personal change, and the father of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Richard Bandler has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe rid themselves of 'incurable' phobias, fears, anxieties, addictions, negative habits, and past traumas often in a single session.
"Essential portions are omitted in the audiobook"
For the past five years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wannabe daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life.
"I purchased the book, now I have to buy the site?"
Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn't kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn't just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop.
In this essential volume, Dr. Peale takes the positive thinking idea a step further. By employing a potent mental process called "imaging", you can eliminate problems and take firm control of your life. Keeping a clear and vivid picture of a desired goal in your mind until it becomes part of your subconscious will help you actualize your objectives by releasing previously untapped inner energies.
"Athletes use it - why shouldn't you?"
Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an adult child of an alcoholic. Today, she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of adult children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than 10 years of working with ACoAs, she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Listen to Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with 32 practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable 35-year career.
"A much-needed shout-out to good habits"
It's easy to identify rage in people who lose their temper at traffic jams, unruly children, unresponsive coworkers, and unrealistic bosses. But we may not recognize more subtle manifestations of anger, such as being uncomfortable with loose ends, acting impatiently, or being overly critical. That is anger, too. And, as is so often the case, angry folks don't seem to realize that the behavior causing them problems at home or at work actually stems from unrecognized and unresolved pain and emotional injuries from the past. Is all this negative emotion inevitable, or are there choices about how to respond.
"Troubling but enlightening"
The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.
"Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!"
The 20th anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration - the stories you've always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today's thought leaders.
"wonderful mind food"