Author: Zig Ziglar
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2007-09-16
The Ultimate Challenge: To Be Better Than Good He has spent his life helping other people to realize their dreams and experience maximum success. Now comes Zig Ziglar's high-impact work that calls you to the passion, purpose, and practical tools that can ignite the peak performance you long for. In the real-life stories Zig shares, drawn from nearly fifty years as a world-class motivatinal author, speaker, and businessman, you'll discover how others have risen above fear and failure to embrace the quality of life they were meant to have. Their experiences will teach you how to accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible, even as you learn: the three pillars of the Better Than Good life new discoveries that will motivate you for life how to develop a strategic plan that accomplishes your goals what often keeps good people from reaching the ultimate level of productivity and happiness ways to form better-than-good habits that can take you to new horizons of success . . . and much, much more! Let the master of motivatin help you clear your mind of failure-prone thinking, as together with Zig Ziglar, you redefine success and take hold of your dreams. Let him inspire you to be Better Than Good!
Als ihr Freund sie betrügt, indem er als Quarterback beim Erzrivalen anheuert, sieht die Football- Spielerin Ashtyn rot. Wenn sie die Meisterschaft nicht gewinnt, kann sie sich ihr Sportstipendium abschminken und wird in diesem elenden Nest in Illinois verschimmeln! Eine Idee muss her, um diese Schmach für das Team auszubügeln. Schnell hat Ashtyn einen genialen Plan ... Einziger Nachteil: Sie müsste diesen Bad Boy Derek einweihen. Einen Typen, der Ärger magisch anzieht. Sie weiß, es ist ein Spiel mit dem Feuer. Aber hat sie eine andere Wahl?
Author: Michael F. Hoyt
Release Date: 2013-08-21
There are stories that we use to explain what happened to us twenty years ago or last wee, those we use to explain why the world works the way it does, and those that we sue to "fix" the world when it doesn't work the way other stories said it should. And as the author points out in this collection of essays and interviews, some of these stories are better than others. This book is an investigation into which might be the better stories and how they can help clients reach their goals in therapy. This book contains fifteen essays and interviews written or co-written by Michael Hoyt. The collection represents Dr. Hoyt's recent thinking on helping clients with the brief, future-orientated therapeutic approaches.
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Luke Preston hat gerade erst seine Beziehung mit einem Mann beendet, von dem er misshandelt wurde. Er ist ängstlich und schreibt Gedichte, um seine Panikanfälle in den Griff zu bekommen. Aber eigentlich sehnt er sich nach einem Neubeginn und nimmt deshalb den Auftrag an, ein heruntergekommenes Strandhaus zu renovieren. Das Haus gehört einem professionellen Fußballspieler, der dort mit seiner Freundin einziehen möchte. Luke hat mit Sport nicht viel am Hut, denn seine Leidenschaft ist die Literatur. Die Arbeit hilft ihm jedoch, sich von seinen Angstzuständen abzulenken. Bis dann der Job sich als wesentlich komplizierter herausstellt, als im Vertrag stand. Fußballstar Michael Martinez muss eine Verletzung auskurieren und sein altes Strandhaus kommt ihm da wie gerufen. Es neu einzurichten, ist genau die richtige Ablenkung, um nicht ständig an das lädierte Knie denken zu müssen. Nicht eingeplant war jedoch, dass er sich in den hübschen Innenarchitekten mit seinen merkwürdigen Macken verlieben würde. Unglücklicherweise hat Luke keinen Schrank eingeplant, der groß genug wäre, um Michael darin zu verstecken. Michael hat bisher nur für seine Karriere auf dem Spielfeld gelebt und ihr alles untergeordnet. Jetzt muss er sich einen neuen Plan zurechtlegen und die richtigen Worte finden, um mit Luke mehr aufzubauen, als nur ein altes Strandhaus.
Author: Heather Jarman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-09-01
What's Past A special six-part S.C.E. event that flashes back to previous adventures of the S.C.E. crew from the 23rd century to the height of the Dominion War, with special guests from all across the Star Trek universe! 2374: The planet Bynaus has always been a haven of order in a chaotic universe. Its inhabitants, the Bynars, live in harmony with computers, functioning in binary pairs to keep their society alive. Two Starfleet officers arrive in an attempt to recruit Bynars for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers -- but when one of the potential recruits is found dead, it's up to Citizen Services investigators 110 and 111 to determine the cause of death. But their investigation will lead them to a startling revelation that will rock Bynaus to its very core!
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Rand O'Malley träumt vom Ruhm. Er hofft, eines Tages den Blues so zu singen, wie nur ein Superstar des Rock es vermag. Nach New York zu ziehen und einen neuen Manager anzuheuern, sind wichtige Schritte auf dem Weg, seinen Traum Realität werden zu lassen. Leider geht nichts so schnell, wie Rand es gerne möchte, und jeder hat eine Meinung - er solle bestimmte Aspekte seines Lebens privat halten, wenn er es im Big Apple zu etwas bringen will zum Beispiel. Will Sauders ist ein begnadeter Musiker, der Rand mit der Gabe bezaubert, einer E-Gitarre die erstaunlichsten Töne zu entlocken, um anschließend Klavier zu spielen wie ein Profi. Er ist ein 'Nerd' - ein seltsamer Vogel -, aber Rand lässt sich von Wills zugeknöpftem Äußeren, das nicht so recht zu den Tattoos passen will, nicht beirren. Sein Interesse gilt der Musik. Dennoch; Will hat das gewisse Etwas, das Rand ahnen lässt, dass da mehr an Will Sanders ist, als der stille Collegestudent, der er vorgibt, zu sein. Als Rands Traum Gestalt annimmt, ist er gezwungen, seine Prioritäten neu zu überdenken, und seine eigene Wahrheit zu finden. Eine, die Will mit einschließt.
Author: Hillary Frank
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2002-09-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Having left behind the melodrama of her solitary high school days—and the beheaded martyrs in her paintings—Ellie arrives at the New England College of Art and Design. Looking forward to the opportunity to recreate herself and her art, she begins her first day by dirty dancing with the Devil. Then she makes out with him. Ellie soon learns a lot about herself in this story about independence, trust, and boys.
Author: Anna Kerz
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries, Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since Aaron's mother's death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he's worried that his dad will think he's weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart.
Life is too short to gain all knowledge by personal experience; one needs to learn from the experiences of others. The best way to do this is through books. A short story deals with an issue generally faced by us at different stages in life and interestingly shows how to tackle it. Whether you agree with the author or not it is certainly educative. Stories may be short but their impact would continue to reverberate for a long time in the reader’s mind. Beware! Authors have a knack of casting a spell on you and attracting you to their point of view. Readers should step off from the author from time to time and reexamine author’s logic critically. This is a collection of stories; therefore I am giving a brief idea of each story. Time warp: One is likely to face several crossroads during life, at which one needs to take a decision. One’s experiences are one’s past; one’s expectations and ambitions are one’s future. The former tends to caution the latter. In this story both of them were personified and brought to the same plane as the present to advise Murthy who was at a crossroads in his life. Another world: This is fiction drifting into a fairy tale; it is a boy’s first contact with a raw unkind world. Crime and punishment: Some husbands are unreasonably cruel toward’s their wives. Once the torture crosses the limit of tolerance of the woman, she chooses an effective way to set things right. A.I.I.E. : Sometimes, well known persons might look bewitchingly attractive and make you run after them! So was it written: A construction worker found a copper plate which lured him to find the treasure. He succeeded but could not survive to enjoy the find! Divine justice: Disputing the parentage of a claimant, a greedy woman tried to grab that property by disputing the parentage of the claimant. Scientific evidence nailed her lie in the open court. Scorpion’s sting: In a weaker moment, even a good person might fall victim to evil influence. A circumstance might induce him to reform himself. A husband’s folly: Husband and wife should trust each other implicitly (In spite of occasional lapses). Extraction of truth: Professional etiquette is essential for every professional, more so for physicians. A tale of two ‘Friends’: Beware! Sometimes, we come across wicked persons who use friendship for purely selfish purposes.
Do you think that you are stuck while chasing the dream of your life and need the start to do the things that you always want to do? Don’t worry! This book has a plenty of inspiration & motivation for you. Read the 40 real life inspirational & motivational stories of popular & famous people around the world and get inspired & motivated to chase your dream and start doing the things that you always want to do. This is the first book from the series Real Life Inspirational Stories where you will find inspirational stories of famous people like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, Aung San Suu Kyi, Charles Darwin, Claude Monet, Conan O'Brien, Daniel Craig, Dick Cheney, Djimon Hounsou, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Halle Berry, Harry Houdini, Harry Truman, Hilary Swank, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, John Grisham, Lady Gaga, Leonardo Da Vinci, Lionel Messi, Lisa Kudrow, Lucille Ball, Mahatma Gandhi, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Michael Oher, Oliver Stone, Pope Francis, Richard Branson, Socrates, Stephen King, Steve Jobs, Susan B. Anthony, Swami Vivekananda, Thomas Edison, Tina Fey, Vincent Van Gogh, Warren Buffet. Our mission is to inspire & motivate everyone to find their real value to the life and make the best out of it to change the world into better place. If you are a person who struggles in life with facing problems, setbacks and don’t find the right motivation to do things the way you wanted to be, also you have tried everything that gives you the motivation but doesn’t last long then you need to ask yourself one question. Are you giving up on your dreams of your life? Your positive answer depends on how motivated you are. The biggest problem for everyone is to stay motivated all the time and get what they want. When you start living in fear and being the victim of what life gives you, the frustration starts to make you to give up on everything, the aspiration that you seek in life seems impossible most of the times. Ignoring this problem only make it worse and put you at risk of living an ordinary and suffered life. Your dreams will never become true. I know how you feel but I found a way out and I can show you how to overcome this. I went through very tough situations in my life, I was homeless, broke and frightened. Getting the right Motivation was never easy, but I found a way to deal with it and get what I want. Just look at the results of what I have generated for myself. I have been able to do the things that I would not have imagined. Today, I have a successful life, because I am doing what I always wanted to do. I like to inspire other people and help them to approach their dreams. I am motivational speaker and writer. I have written motivational books, also speaks at schools and events as a motivational speaker. After reading my books and listening to my speeches others have responded that their life is now much more meaningful. Imagine what it will feel like to live your dream. Every day you able to do what you love. Stay motivated and strong in tough times. Isn’t it great? Here’s what you get from me is a gold mine of inspiration. I have written some amazing motivational books like this one. Staying motivated is your goal and it is served and I promise that these books will become your source of inspiration. What are you waiting for? Go and get your copy to start reading these amazing inspirational stories.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This edition contains 29 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is known for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases. Table of Contents: - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia / The Adventure of the Red-Headed League / A Case of Identity / The Boscombe Valley Mystery / The Five Orange Pips / The Man with the Twisted Lip / The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle / The Adventure of the Speckled Band / The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb / The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor / The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet / The Adventure of the Copper Beeches - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze / The Adventure of the Cardboard Box / The Adventure of the Yellow Face / The Adventure of the Stock-broker’s Clerk / The Adventure of the ‘Gloria Scott’ / The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual / The Adventure of the Reigate Squire / The Adventure of the Crooked Man / The Adventure of the Resident Patient / The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter / The Adventure of the Naval Treaty / The Final Problem - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Part 1): The Adventure of the Empty House / The Adventure of the Norwood Builder / The Adventure of the Dancing Men / The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist / The Adventure of the Priory School
Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections
Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody is a collection of five extended essays that appeared in The New Yorker from 1978 to 1986. In the tradition of A. J. Liebling and Joseph Mitchell, Frazier raises journalism to high literary art. His vivid stories showcase a strange and wonderful parade of American life, from portraits of Heloise, the syndicated household-hints columnist, and Jim Deren, the urban fly-fisher's guru, to small-town residents in western Kansas preparing to celebrate a historic, mutual massacre, to which they invite the Cheyenne Indians' descendants with the promise of free bowling.
Then I looked him in the eyes and said. "Remember this Tommy. There is always something. If you can,t find it just know there is no such thing as bad luck or accident. All is Gods will. There is always something. Ask God. Know always, God helps." Yes, I know the answer to Tommys question. I accepted it initially without doubt. Gods heavenly spirit flows out into us all, with the truth. The Mystical experience will lead to the making of a new generation of Great Grandmasters. They will be Christ bearers, to the world in the future. Tommy must carry on. It was so ironic that Tommys father had been a top-notch policeman. Then Tommy had to watch his mother being killed by a policeman. What meaning, psychic or otherwise could I get from it? I guess the answer to that might lie in the fact that God is concerned about making our souls perfect. Tommy would need to gain the faith to make his limitations become possibilities and turn his fears into unconditional love. Years ago, I was training Tommys father, in martial arts and he asked me to ride with him from midnight till 8 AM. He was the only sheriffs deputy in the county, of 500 square miles, on the road. It was not like today when you dont pull up on a dangerous situation without backup. Bar fights, domestics, robberies, and what ever, you responded to alone. The tactics that Tommys father used, would get him fired today. We got a call that a boy had a gun and was shooting up a small town that had no police protection. Tommys father turned on his flashers and started to respond to the call. I could tell by the way he was driving that he was using his intuitive talents. All at once he hit the brakes, and pulled the car to the side of the road. He said. "You drive." I was not a sheriffs deputy and did not have any right to drive that vehicle. Tommys father wouldve been fired if the Sheriff found out. I drove, and he meditated. I knew Tommys father was heading for trouble not just by disobeying the rules, but also if anything went wrong, no one would believe his story. Tommys father would never be able to explain that he was using his sixth sense to link with the higher realms of perception, and God Almighty. He must have read my mind. He said to me. "I have to try to save that boys life! I am receiving an energy that is higher in vibration and totally spiritual. God Almighty has a reason for that boy to live." He picked up my coat that was laying in the back seat and put it on, covering his uniform. The boy was last seen on Main Street in the downtown area. Tommys dad directed me to turn and drive towards the school. As I did it came over the radio. Someone shot back at the kid, from an upstairs window. The kid ran towards the school. As we got close to the school Tommys father jumped out of the cruiser and ran towards the playground area. I followed on foot. I know that most people will not believe what Im about to say. Before the end of the story youll understand how this happened, because Tommy is so much like his dad, in reaching into the depths of the unknown. The boy pointed the gun at Tommys father. Tommys father said. "Im on your side. I come to fight the evil." The boy raised the gun pointing it. He fired over Tommys fathers left shoulder. Tommys father was walking towards the kid and did not stop. He said in a loving voice. "You got it! Put the gun down, your safe." Tommys father was staring into the eyes of the kid as he continued to walk towards him. The boy handed the gun to him. Tommys father placed his hand on the kids shoulder. I could see the healing energy of Ki or Spirit transfer to the young boy. We walked back to the cruiser, and the boy said, crying. "I dont know what happened. All I
New York Times Bestseller | Washington Post Bestseller The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can’t change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why? • How quickly can I change a habit? • What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit? • How can I help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can’t make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book.