By Conari Press
Community of Kindness
Reconnecting to Friends, Family, and the World Through the Power of Kindess
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By Conari Press
Want to Feel Hopeful About the Future?
Share in inspirational stories of generosity written by children of all ages that reveal their surprisingly insightful feelings about kindness and compassion.
Look back at why the Random Acts of Kindness series was such a sensation. When the adult version of Random Acts of Kindness was first published, hundreds of teachers across the country gave assignments to their students to write about unsolicited acts that they had experienced or initiated. Teachers sent the results to Conari Press which then put out a call for similar stories in a teacher’s magazine. Stories poured in and the result was Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness. Whimsical and funny to moving and thoughtful, Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness helps restore your belief in the potential for goodness in man.
In Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness, you will see how children are the truest examples of open-hearted giving:
- Kids are hopeful. They believe they can change, easily and often. They look forward not back. They like to think about what could be, not what was.
- Kids are possibility addicts. They’re always working on something. If you listen you’ll hear a language of hopefulness and striving, an elasticity that keeps them going and trying.
- Kids love to master challenges. They want to try new things, move in new directions, be productive. They are risk takers, sometimes out of faith, sometimes out of desperation. More than anything else, children want and need to belong, to partner, to collaborate.
Readers of other books in the Random Acts of Kindness series and motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, and You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Kid's Random Acts of Kindness.
Words of Wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh
“Rashani’s extraordinary collages perfectly mirror Thich Nhat Hanh’s simple yet powerful teachings. An exquisite collection.” —James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy
Thich Nhat Hanh is a spiritual luminary, second only to the Dalai Lama. Now in a beautifully curated collection, the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh and the colorful collage art of Hawaii’s Rashani Réa are yours to enjoy in Go Slowly, Breathe, and Smile.
Life lessons and positive thinking from a master. Thich Nhat Hanh is globally renowned and admired and has sparked change in the minds of many. He has published over 130 books and sold over 5 million worldwide. His words of wisdom have helped millions find peace in every moment.
Positive thinking starts with Go Slowly, Breathe, and Smile. Every word in this book was intentionally chosen with you in mind. Absorb Thich Nhat Hanh’s words of wisdom and learn to reduce stress and improve your mental health.
Life-changing mindful meditations. Strengthen your Buddhist beliefs with these empowering words of wisdom that provide essential advice on how to grow spirituality and mentally strong. Meditation practices are essential to building mindfulness.
Read Go Slowly, Breathe, and Smile and find:
- Encouraging words of advice from a wise monk
- Words of wisdom for mind and body
- Life lessons and tools for mindful meditations
Thich Nhat Hanh’s other books include the bestselling Peace Is Every Step, Being Peace, and Living Buddha Living Christ. If you liked Beyond Order, Wisdom of the Heart, or Meditations on Self-Love, you’ll love Go Slowly, Breathe and Smile.
By Alex Amouyel
Problem-Solving Requires Innovation, Activism, and You
People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world.
Now Alex Amouyel is inviting you to become part of the solution. Alex, author of The Answer is You, is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and funds them to develop lasting, transformational tech-based solutions.
Changing the world begins one person at a time with innovation, both big and small. The Answer is You is here to inform you that being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper. Everyone can do something with the skills and resources they already have─they just need ideas for how. The Answer is You inspires every person to start thinking critically about the problems we face and the solutions we might be able to offer to enact change.
Take action for social impact. A change agent is anyone who sees a challenge in their community and decides to do something about it. It’s being a community helper and devoting your time, skills, and resources to problem-solving, innovation, and activism in a way that impacts the world by improving communities around us.
Inside, you’ll find:
- Motivating and encouraging stories of amazing impact innovators from MIT Solve
- Guidance on how to take action in the world in big and small ways to get results
- A path to hope and action for problem-solving in your community and within society
If you like books by women in leadership and enjoyed reading Create the Future + the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, you’ll love The Answer is You: A Guidebook to Doing Good.
Superior Sales Success
You are competing with the top salespeople in your industry for the same customers. For each sales opportunity there is only one winner. What separates a “winner” from the rest of the very best and makes them “strikingly different”? Six years of intensely focused research involving more than 2,800 sales professionals from 135 countries reveals the 6 vital skills that differentiate top sales performers from the herd. Now you can learn what it takes to be that one winner.
In sales, what is it that really works to stand out and sell more? In their book Strikingly Different Selling, Dale Merrill, Scott Savage, Jennifer Colosimo, and Randy Illig (the sales performance experts at FranklinCovey) reveal the secrets to consistent, predictable sales success.
The 6 Vital Skills. The author team found that most consultants and sales professionals believed they were doing a great job in their client interactions. Yet, some 70 percent of the time client executives felt their meetings with sales professionals were a waste of time. To the authors, this was a major surprise. But, for the “Strikingly Different” sales professionals, there were six things they did to consistently outperform their competitors and radically change their client interactions and results.
In Strikingly Different Selling: 6 Vital Skills to Stand Out and Sell More, learn the details behind the six skills and go from being just one of the crowd to the superior choice.
6 Vital Skills to Stand Out and Sell More:
- Capture Attention with Verbal Billboards
- Create Excitement with Movie Trailers
- Build Confidence with Flashbacks and Flashforwards
- Become Essential with “Why Us!” Differentiators
- Get Curious and Find the Gaps
- Navigate Traffic Lights and Close the Gaps
If you have found books such as SPIN Selling, The Challenger Sale, To Sell is Human, The Secrets of Closing the Sale, or Start with Why to be useful; then your next read should be Strikingly Different Selling.
By M.J. Ryan
The Pursuit of Happiness Starts Within
“By giving us daily happiness activities that touch our hearts and souls, M.J. Ryan empowers each of us to experience the joy of living.”—Jackie Waldman, author of The Courage to Give
Daily tasks to improve how you feel—mind, body, and spirit—from the bestselling author of Attitudes of Gratitude.
From M.J. Ryan, bestselling author and international expert on change and personal fulfillment, comes 365 Health & Happiness Boosters to help in your pursuit of happiness, so you can choose to be happy no matter who you are or the challenges you face.
Develop an attitude of gratitude. When a person thinks happy thoughts, those thoughts project outward and that feeling transfers to others. One third of the population knows the secret to happiness is an inside job—not contingent on possessions, status, or even life circumstances, and research shows it leads to better health.
We can all choose to be happy. In 365 Health & Happiness Boosters, a book of daily reflections, M.J. Ryan lays a path for the pursuit of happiness by employing a wide variety of spiritual, emotional and practical suggestions.
Discover 365 ways to experience happiness. Some of the tasks are lighthearted, others quite serious. They all have a positive effect and contribute to inner peace.
- Cultivate contentment and change your outlook on the art of happiness
- Lift your spirit in the moment and build inner peace
- Address eating habits and develop better
- Improve interactions with others through meditating on happy thoughts and doing random acts of kindness
If you enjoyed The Happiness Advantage, How Happiness Happens, the Happiness Workbook, or other M.J. Ryan books such as Attitudes of Gratitude or Random Acts of Kindness Then & Now, then 365 Health & Happiness Boosters should be your next read.