Old School Grit

Author: Darrin Donnelly
ISBN: 0692816429
Release Date: 2016-12-04

The 15 Unbreakable Rules for Building Grit and Achieving Your Dreams! Psychologists tell us that the secret to a successful and happy life, more than anything else, is something called GRIT. Defined as the willpower to persevere with passion and a sense of purpose, research shows that grit is what matters most in whether a person succeeds or fails. That same research shows that previous generations had a lot more grit than today's younger generations. This isn't surprising. After all, most of us would agree that those older, wiser, and tougher members of the Greatest Generation are prime examples of what it means to persevere, to never back down, and to make sacrifices for a greater purpose. We could all use more of the OLD SCHOOL GRIT they embraced. In this book, Bob Flanagan represents the voice of old school grit. A legendary college basketball coach who thinks like John Wooden and talks like Mike Ditka, Flanagan is entering the final days of his coaching career. While his team tries to advance through the NCAA postseason tournament, Flanagan uses his last days as a coach to write his grandchildren letters revealing the rules for a successful and happy life. The rules of grit. Though Coach Flanagan's letters are intended for his grandchildren, they might as well be for America in general. This is a man who lives by the old school code of faith, family, courage, and character; and he believes too many people have gone soft these days. They give up on their dreams too easily. They whine, complain, and pass the blame. They spend all their time and energy trying to avoid challenges instead of bucking up and powering through them. Flanagan's letters are a rallying cry for toughening up and building grit. His fifteen rules provide a clear path to success in any endeavor. Consider this book an instruction manual for getting back to the values that truly lead to success and developing the type of old school grit that will get you through anything.

Think Like a Warrior

Author: Darrin Donnelly
Publisher: Shamrock New Media, Incorporated
ISBN: 0692705465
Release Date: 2016-05-04

Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world's greatest achievers. If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a "warrior mindset." This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior. In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he's doing wrong or how to get back on track. Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history's greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to "think like a warrior" and take control of his life. The "warrior mindset" he develops changes his life forever-and it will change yours as well. Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams-whatever those dreams may be. This book will show you how to... - Build your self-confidence - Develop mental toughness - Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm - Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more - Harness the power of positive self-talk - Be a positive leader for your family and your team - Become the person you were born to be - And much more... The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

The 10 Day Screenplay

Author: Darrin Donnelly
ISBN: 0692582622
Release Date: 2015-11-18

This #1 Bestseller in Screenwriting is now COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! The Step-By-Step Course That Shows You How to Write Your Screenplay in Just 10 Days! "If you want to write screenplays for a living, there is nothing more valuable for a writer than being able to produce a quality screenplay quickly. We created this course to give you all the tools you need to accomplish exactly that. This system is laid out in a way that we hope writers of all experience levels will find easy to use. Our promise is simple: follow this system and in 10 days, you'll have a powerful scriptfinished!" - Travis Donnelly, writer & producer of Medium,co-author of The 10-Day Screenplay Some of the most famous movies in history were written in 10 days or less. Sylvester Stallone wrote Rocky in just three days. The movie became one of the most successful of all time and made Stallone an international superstar. Kevin Williamson wrote Scream in four days. The script created a hot bidding war and made Williamson one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood. John Hughes, one of the most successful screenwriters ever, loved to write fast. He wrote National Lampoon's Vacation in seven days, Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles in three days, and The Breakfast Club in just two days. Joe Eszterhas wrote Basic Instinct in 10 days. When he was finished, he shipped the script to his agent and sold it three days later for $3 million. Not only is it possible to write a great screenplay in 10 days or less, but spending too much time on a script is actually one of the worst mistakes a screenwriter can make! It can lead to boring, dull, and unoriginal scripts. Stop wasting so much time and energy trying to write your next screenplay. Simply follow this program and in as little as 10 days, you'll finish the screenplay that could just launch your screenwriting career! The 10-Day Screenplay system works like this: STEP 1: The 10-Day Screenplay shows you how to evaluate your initial idea using the five requirements of every great movieidea. Is your idea unique? Is it big enough? Will it make for a compelling two-hour movie? What can be done to make your idea bigger and better? STEP 2: The 10-Day Screenplay system forces you to flesh out your characters. Contrary to anything you may have heard, great characters make great movies. You need to really know your characters and let THEM dictate your plot, NOT the other way around. Amateur screenwriters come up with a plot and then plug in forced characters to play it out. This is a huge mistake and you'll never succeed this way! STEP 3: Once you have your idea and your characters, it's time to write your script following The 10-Day Screenplay course. Each day of the course includes an important lesson on what your story objective should be for that day along with a manageable writing assignment. If you simply follow this course, at the end of the 10 days, you will have a finished script! To make this process easy to understand, The 10-Day Screenplay breaks down 10 blockbuster movies along the way - Rocky, Braveheart, Home Alone, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, There's Something About Mary, Bridesmaids, Toy Story, Back to the Future, Die Hard, and Scream. You'll see how our plot and charactertechniques worked in each movie and how they can be applied to your screenplay. It's time to stop dreaming and start writing! This book will show you theway.

Chop Wood Carry Water How to Fall In Love With the Process of Becoming Great

Author: Joshua Medcalf
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483441771
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Self-Help

Guided by “Akira-sensei,” John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy’s journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be CLUTCH curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way. Some things you will learn... —No matter how it feels, you are always building your own house. —How and why you must surrender to the outcome in order to be at your best. —Why you never want to have your identity wrapped up in what you do. —Why your strength lies in faithfulness to the little things. —How to develop a heart posture of gratitude. —How to use the biggest challenges as a training ground for greatness. —Why the process is more important than the goal. —Why comparison is the thief of all joy. —How to develop a growth mindset. —Why talent is more of a curse than a blessing. “So many valuable stories and lessons!” —Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Book of Basketball

Author: Bill Simmons
Publisher: Espn Books
ISBN: 9780345520104
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

40 Days of Dating

Author: Jessica Walsh
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613127155
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Self-Help

When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.


Author: Angela Duckworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501111129
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Self-Help

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Among Grit’s most valuable insights: *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances *How lifelong interest is triggered *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.


Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141903491
Release Date: 2008-11-18
Genre: Psychology

From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank
ISBN: 9789887739531
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.

The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway
Publisher: Al Manhal
ISBN: 9796500118482
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Fiction

This is an Egyptian edition of one of the most internationally celebrated works of fiction, Hemingway’s The old Man and the Sea. A Pulitzer-award and - Noble-prize winner, this work has cer- tainly become so extensively known all over the world, receiving a myriad of critical studies and translations. Hemingway himself could have never imagined such a sweeping success for his novel- la, devised while temporarily staying (for a few weeks) at a fishing village in Cuba. It is not simply the story of a big fish catch, but it is the story of a touching human relationship between old age and younghood, not to mention its highly philosophical message that it carries. All this, apart from other equally significant factors, makes Hemingway’s work worth reading and contemplating.

The Hidden Brain

Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 1588369390
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: Social Science

The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Extreme Winning

Author: Pat Williams
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757317811
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Self-Help

Drawing on more than a half century in professional sports, as well as decades as a motivational speaker, Pat Williams has spent a lifetime researching what it takes to be a winner. What he has observed and recorded in this magnum opus on the topic is that all winners--whether in sports, business or everyday life--share 12 characteristics, and they do them to an extreme. Through exhaustive research, Williams discovered that winning has a broader meaning than a mark on a ledger after a competition. In fact, it doesn't even mean someone has to lose. Winning is the way you approach what you do. It's a mindset; a way of life. It can be your life, a life of Extreme Winning.

The Prophet

Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 9781786695994
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Fiction

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. Originally published in 1923, it is Gibran's best known work and has been translated into over 40 different languages. The prophet, Almustafa, has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with work, love, marriage, eating and drinking, joy and sorrow, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, pleasure, beauty, religion, crime and punishment, reason and passion, and death.

Good to Great

Author: James Charles Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780712676090
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business

Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how? After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind. Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.


Author: Jay Bilas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451414687
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player reveals the successful work ethic he learned under Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, tracing his career while imparting the importance of his mentors' respective definitions of toughness to explain how they can be applied effectively to athletic and personal goals. 50,000 first printing.