Author: Jon Vroman
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Discover the Art of Moment Making"It's time to live life in the Front Row(tm)'," says Jon Vroman, author of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making. This book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that teaches you about the power of hope for the future and celebrating your past to bring power to the present moment.It helps readers cultivate an empowering mindset, create life-long relationships and design an environment where you can thrive regardless of life conditions.As the founder of Front Row Foundation, Jon has spent more than a decade helping children and adults with life threatening illnesses have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. This book is everything you can learn about life from those fighting for it.More than anything, The Front Row Factor will challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect you to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life. The author reveals timeless principles that help you Live Life In The Front Row(tm) so you can make the most of every moment, starting now.
When you get to the end of your life, imagine looking back and asking these questions: Did I live life my life to the fullest? Did I make a difference? This book will guide you to answer "YES!" to those questions. You will learn to clarify your values, establish priorities, reconnect to a higher purpose, and find a deeper meaning within your life. The Front Row Foundation, a charity Jon co-founded in 2005, helps children and adults with life-threatening illnesses to have a front row experience at the live event of their dreams. This inspiring book shares the compelling stories and lessons about life from those who are fighting for it. The biggest lesson: Your entire life is made up of countless moments, and each one carries an opportunity to experience joy, fulfill your sense of purpose, and make a difference. This book helps you make the most of each and every moment, starting now.
Author: David Osborn
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller Stack the odds in your favor and start building your wealth today! David Osborn and Paul Morris, two of the most popular and celebrated wealth-building minds in the game today, have mastered the art and science of sustainable wealth creation through entrepreneurship, passion, and a relentless focus on growth, success, and fulfillment. In Wealth Can’t Wait, they share their decades of knowledge, debunk the myth that building wealth is often difficult, and demonstrate how you can create horizontal income streams to enjoy more financial freedom throughout your life. Far from a get-rich-quick formula, Wealth Can’t Wait equips you with a comprehensive set of wealth-building skills that will serve you throughout your life. Osborn and Morris’s tested and proven five-part strategy outlines what is required to build wealth—from making the initial choice to dealing with setbacks—and details how to cultivate the mindset, habits, business, and momentum to secure the greatest results. The book’s valuable tips, building blocks, and lessons from the authors’ own experiences will inspire you to start achieving your financial ambitions today.
Author: Mark Van Stratum
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2017-02-23
If a millionaire told you that he found success after being hit by a train, going to prison, dealing drugs and forgetting friends... would you follow his footsteps? Mark is a successful affiliate marketer with several businesses boasting millions of dollars in profit. He has created a fulfilling life, which he shares with his beautiful fiancé and a world-wide circle of friends. But his inspiring life of today grew out of a dark and dangerous past. In this gripping tale, van Stratum brings a once-in-a-lifetime read of his experience growing up with one arm in a small town where he developed a savage temper and a criminal mindset. After a violent robbery by rival drug dealers he had a flash of insight that his life must change, or it would quickly end. After moving to a new country without telling a soul, Mark penetrates the secret world of pick-up artists and learns an incredible skill set that enables him to get the most desired women on the planet. In Drug of Choice, Mark offers insightful lessons about the power of choices to change your business, relationships, and life. Drug of Choice: The Inspiring True Story of the One-Armed Criminal Who Mastered Love and Made Millions will make you believe again that it is never too late to change.
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.
Author: Jeff McManus
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Aristotle and Nike got it right – GREATNESS is what we humans DO – when given the challenge, the encouragement, the environment, and the opportunity. At some point in this postmodern life, individual greatness has lost its appeal for many of us. It has been commodified and relegated to those who are measured by shortest/longest times, impressive distances, highest heights, lowest lows, medals won, honors given...and again...Aristotle and Nike got it right...GREATNESS is what we can DO...every day...without recognition or reward, but for the satisfaction that comes from meeting the challenge, creating a team, and overcoming the odds. And that is what Growing Weeders into Leaders is about. It is an entertaining and thoughtful look into the hearts and the workday lives of ordinary people - just like you and me - who tapped into their inner greatness in pursuit of a vision. Creating one of America's most beautiful college campuses, at Ole Miss, did not happen overnight and, inside these pages, Jeff McManus describes the joys, the defeats, the brilliant problem-solving and the "best laid plans" that are proven worthless...until the bigger picture is told. It is the "bigger picture" told from the ground level. Growing Weeders into Leaders takes you through the practical applications of empowering people to experience not only what it means to grow outstanding landscapes, but also to grow greatness in themselves and encourage it in others.
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Release Date: 1987-05-15
In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy. JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one “The Third Space War” (or the fourth), or whether “The First Interstellar War” fits it better. The soldiers just call it “The Bug War.” Everything up to then and still later were “incidents,” “patrols,” or “police actions.” In the Mobile Infantry, everybody fights. But you're just as dead if you buy the farm in an “incident” as you are if you buy it in a declared war... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi
Author: Rock Thomas
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Your Epic Life Blueprint is not so much a self-help or personal-growth book as it is a personal change tool.Discover your unique abilities, get in touch with your inner badass, and accelerate toward the extraordinary life you've always dreamed about, complete with peace and personal freedom.For over a decade, Rock Thomas has taught people how to get out of the rat race and create lives full of meaning, adventure, and fulfillment. Now, it's YOUR turn to create an epic life using Rock's cutting edge self-development techniques.After studying with some of the most successful business people and mastermind mentors in the world, Rock identified ten principles--that when acted upon consistently--result in measurable increases in performance and high levels of success. Rock will guide you through step-by-step actions to create a tested blueprint to "whole-life wealth".Each life blueprint will be as unique as you are. Through exercises and actionable steps, you'll recharge areas of your life that have been running on autopilot. This disruption of your comfort zone will totally change your life!
Author: Hanna Rosin
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Social Science
“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.
We're used to thinking about the self as an independent entity, something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain - an internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we experience is ''a virtual self in a virtual reality.'' But if the self is not ''real,'' why and how did it evolve? How does the brain construct it? Do we still have souls, free will, personal autonomy, or moral accountability? In a time when the science of cognition is becoming as controversial as evolution, The Ego Tunnel provides a stunningly original take on the mystery of the mind.