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Make Your Bed

By Admiral William H. McRaven
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781455570232
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 472
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Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal). If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments. "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes

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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Isbn : 9781455534692
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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By Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101222980
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: the-girls-from-ames.pdf

Book Summary:

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

The Flourishing Teacher

By Christina Bieber Lake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 9780830853946
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 663
  • File Pdf: the-flourishing-teacher.pdf

Book Summary:

Drawing on more than twenty years of teaching experience, Christina Bieber Lake helps you rediscover your passion for the teaching profession. Creatively structured around the typical rhythms of the academic calendar, this book offers refreshing and practiced advice about how to flourish in the midst of the teaching life.

Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts

By Susan Strauss,Parastou Feiz,Xuehua Xiang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317665045
  • Pages : 478
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: grammar-meaning-and-concepts.pdf

Book Summary:

Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts: A Discourse-Based Approach to English Grammar is a book for language teachers and learners that focuses on the meanings of grammatical constructions within discourse, rather than on language as structure governed by rigid rules. This text emphasizes the ways in which users of language construct meaning, express viewpoints, and depict imageries using the conceptual, meaning-filled categories that underlie all of grammar. Written by a team of authors with years of experience teaching grammar to future teachers of English, this book puts grammar in the context of real language and illustrates grammar in use through an abundance of authentic data examples. Each chapter also provides a variety of activities that focus on grammar, genre, discourse, and meaning, which can be used as they are or can be adapted for classroom practice. The activities are also designed to raise awareness about discourse, grammar, and meaning in all facets of everyday life, and can be used as springboards for upper high school, undergraduate, and graduate level research projects and inquiry-based grammatical analysis. Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts is an ideal textbook for those in the areas of teacher education, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, second language teaching, ESL, EFL, and communications who are looking to teach and learn grammar from a dynamic perspective.

Your Fully Charged Life

By Meaghan B Murphy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780593188583
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 729
  • File Pdf: your-fully-charged-life.pdf

Book Summary:

A high-energy guide to living with presence, optimism, and joy--one yay at a time! Ever wish you were one of those upbeat, positive people who embrace every day with a can-do mindset that motivates others and simply makes life more fun? Longtime magazine editor Meaghan B Murphy is one of those high-energy people--and she's here to share her secrets for finding more yay every day. Your Fully Charged Life is Murphy's practical guide to bringing your best self to every moment, even when the pressures of daily life leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and wallowing in negative thoughts (and a pint of your favorite gelato). Spanning health, work, family time, and more, this book reveals small changes in outlook and habits that yield big results, without ever sacrificing who you are. Informed by the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and inspiring examples of women and men who live fully charged every day, the book presents simple ways to: • cultivate gratitude--and pass it along • make meaningful connections with the people around you • learn to say no--so you can fill your days with things that matter to you most • recharge when you need it • spread the positive charge to others to make the world a happier, healthier place Going beyond platitudes and shallow Insta-inspiration, this inspiring and empowering book provides a blueprint for feeling less stressed and genuinely making the most of your every day.

Speaking by the Numbers

By Sean Palmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Isbn : 9780830841677
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 711
  • File Pdf: speaking.pdf

Book Summary:

It's not just what you say, but how you say it. Combining communication principles with Enneagram wisdom, Sean Palmer teaches leaders, pastors, and teachers how to convey content in ways that both inspire and connect with their audiences. Providing real-life examples of speeches, Palmer develops communication strategies that lead to connection, transformation, and mobilization.

The Book You Were Born to Write

By Kelly Notaras
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781401955618
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: the-book-you-were-born-to-write.pdf

Book Summary:

A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life. "I know I have a book in me." "I've always wanted to be an author." "People always ask me when I'm going to write my book." "I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write." These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way--offering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

To Lead A Good Life… A Wealth of Inspiration, Motivation, and Leadership

By Tony Legando
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Isbn : 9781506909684
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: to-lead-a-good-life-a-wealth-of-inspiration-motivation-and-leadership.pdf

Book Summary:

To Lead a Good Life... is a self-help book, featuring a collection of sixty-two, motivational stories, inspirational essays, and lessons on effective leadership. From cover to cover, it offers unique examples of people with a little moxie, finding their strength, courage, and passion.

Everything You Need

By Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 9780785224006
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 580
  • File Pdf: everything-you-need.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you feel unprepared to be a difference maker in the world? In Everything You Need, New York Times bestselling author and beloved Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah equips you with eight critical tools from God’s Word to empower you to live confidently, act boldly, and never stumble. Are you searching for greater confidence, purpose, and peace in your life? Are the distractions and pressures of this world weighing you down? If you’re overwhelmed, there’s help at your fingertips—help that will give you everything you need to walk life’s journey with resilience and strength. In Everything You Need, bestselling author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah uses 2 Peter 1:3–11 to show you the path to spiritual and personal transformation through some of the critical tools the Lord provides—diligence, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and love—to help you live boldly and confidently. Dr. Jeremiah also highlights the extraordinary resources God has already provided for your growth: His divine power and precious promises. Everything You Need contains: Specific ways to take your divine gifts and develop eight remarkable character qualities Inspiring stories and practical truth to help you walk and work with confidence as a member of God’s kingdom Knowledge to strengthen you to soar above your circumstances and make the most of every opportunity It’s time to unpack all that God has provided and take your next step toward a life of confidence in His promises. You already have everything you need!

The Burnout Epidemic

By Jennifer Moss
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Isbn : 9781647820374
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 921
  • File Pdf: the-burnout-epidemic.pdf

Book Summary:

In this important and timely book, workplace well-being expert Jennifer Moss helps leaders and individuals prevent burnout and create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. We tend to think of burnout as a problem we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions to an epic and rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon isn't enough—in fact, it's not even close. If we're going to solve this problem, organizations must take the lead in developing an antiburnout strategy that moves beyond apps, wellness programs, and perks. In this eye-opening, paradigm-shifting, and practical guide, Jennifer Moss lays bare the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle that an alarming number of workers suffer through. The Burnout Epidemic explains: What causes burnout—and what organizations can do to prevent it Why traditional wellness initiatives fall short How companies can build an antiburnout strategy based on prevention, not perks How leaders can measure burnout in their own organizations What leaders can do to develop a healthier culture that prioritizes resilience and curiosity As the pandemic has shown, self-care is important, but it's not a cure-all for burnout. Employers need to do more. With fascinating research, new findings from the pandemic, and interviews with business leaders around the globe, The Burnout Epidemic offers readers insightful and actionable advice that will empower them to help themselves—and their employees—feel healthier and happier at work.

The Power of Teammates

By Roger Lajoie,Jim Rooney,Chris De Piero
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 9781525599545
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: the-power-of-teammates.pdf

Book Summary:

"We should always be looking for a Teammate to assist us in becoming better and I can’t think of three more appropriate people to get on your team than these three individuals. This book and their program helps you to use their rich and varied experiences to help you grow faster and stronger." - David E. Branch, Commissioner, Ontario Hockey League Take a moment to answer these three questions honestly. They could change your life: 1. Are you seriously looking at ways to make your life better? 2. Do you see the value of having experienced mentors in your corner to help you navigate through your life journey? 3. Do you feel stuck in a rut, or feel that you aren’t making the most of your life right now, and could use some help? If you said YES to all three, then you need to discover The Power of Teammates! You already know what to do in order to improve your life. You've read self-help books. You know that you need to work harder, work smarter, have a positive mindset, be creative, etc. etc. etc....Sure you do! Then why aren't you doing it? What's missing? The Power of Teammates is what's missing. Your TEAMMATES – that’s what Roger Lajoie, Chris De Piero and Jim Rooney are, along with our support team. We are here to help you find ways to get what you want to get out of life the most. We are here to help you get to where you want to go. This book contains practical lessons and exercises that can help you get to where you want to go in life faster with the power of having teammates in your corner to help. Our trio of coaches has more than 120 years of business experience combined in all areas of teaching, coaching, managing, broadcasting and mentoring. Follow the lessons in this book to help you improve the quality of your life as hundreds of their clients have over the years. Get to the next level in your life both professionally and personally with The Power of Teammates! "It was what it was and it is what it is, but it will become what you make it. Discover the Power of Teammates today!" - Roger Lajoie

Seeing the Light Through Black Death

By Laurence W. Trotter II
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781698702148
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 423
  • File Pdf: seeing-the-light-through-black-death.pdf

Book Summary:

The bull thought I was dead. He looked up from the shattered mess he made of my bow and arrows and stared directly into my eyes. His empty gaze pierced through me while he prepared to mount his final charge. I knew my life was over. This was the day I was going to die. Only a miracle could change that. As it turned out, that was exactly what happened. This is a true story. Not your typical outdoor exploits set in the wilderness pitting good guys against bad but rather a metamorphosis that would question virtually everything I knew about my life,—who I was, what I needed to change, and how I was supposed to live. It’s a story about redemption and working out my salvation, a story about how I seemingly had it all—a successful string of businesses, a long-term marriage, four loving children, and more friends than I could count. The only part of the equation missing was me,—my true purpose for being on this planet and a deeper relationship with God.

Earn It!

By Mika Brzezinski
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 9781602865921
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 126
  • File Pdf: earn-it.pdf

Book Summary:

A straight-talking guide for the newest members of the workforce, with road-tested advice for landing a job, navigating the new world of work, establishing a personal brand, and getting the recognition (and money) you deserve. The whirlwind of job applications, interviews, follow-up, resume building, and networking is just the beginning. What happens after you've landed the job, settled in, and begun to make a difference-where do you go from here? What if you feel stuck in what you thought would be your dream profession? New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski and producer Daniela Pierre-Bravo provide an essential manual for those crucial next steps. Earn It! is a practical career guidebook that not only helps you get your foot in the door; it also shows you how to negotiate a raise, advocate for more responsibility, and figure out whether you're in the career that's right for you. A blueprint for your future success, Earn It! features insightful and inspiring interviews with leaders in media, fashion, and business, recruiters, HR, execs, and kickass young female entrepreneurs like Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin of theSkimm, Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud, and Jane Park, founder of the cosmetic subscription company Julep.

Enjoying God’s Gifts

By Fr. Kevin E. Mackin OFM
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 9781973639602
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: enjoying-god-s-gifts.pdf

Book Summary:

God speaks to us in the Bible so we can grow in holiness. With every reading, new understandings of our life with God emerge, and we will be better inspired to enjoy God’s many gifts for us. Some texts in the Bible evolved over decades; others did so over centuries. In fact, at least forty authors probably wrote the Bible over fifteen hundred years, and the texts aren’t always easily understood. This collection of homilies by Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, features drama, wisdom, and humor. They illuminate Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, and “ordinary time”; and they prompt the reader to contemplate and celebrate God’s gifts.