Purposeful Retirement Journal

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Reclaim Your Time in Retirement

Discover the benefits of aging well. The transition to retirement can be difficult. For many of us, careers are fulfilling and give us a sense of purpose each day. How do you carry that over to the next stage of life? Hyrum W. Smith, award-winning author of the retirement books Purposeful Retirement and Purposeful Retirement Workbook & Planner, offers answers in this motivating guided journal. This book is split into 52 sections to keep you inspired every week of the year. Each section is an invitation to reflect on your values, take purposeful action, and define your future.

Retire inspired. Maybe you’ll rekindle creative hobbies or find new retirement jobs in your post-career years. The path you take is up to you. Each part in this journal gives you the tools you need to find your personal retirement plan and make it happen. After retirement planning with this journal, you’ll be enjoying retirement every day.

Pay It Forward. Give guidance and inspiration to someone you love who’s about to retire. The Purposeful Retirement Journal is great if you’re looking for gifts for elderly parents, the best retirement gifts for women or men, or even 50th birthday gift ideas.

When you’re feeling stuck or unfocused, turn to the Purposeful Retirement Journal. Each page challenges you to:

  • Ask yourself what you really want to do with your time
  • Find new ways to connect with the people you love
  • Bring your values and passions to light
  • Make your dreams a reality–it’s never too late!

This journal is the perfect companion to the book Purposeful Retirement. Readers who enjoyed books on retirement like How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free101 Fun Things to Do in RetirementRetirement Reinvention; and Retirement is a Full-time Job will love this interactive way to find new purpose.

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Betrayed by Work

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Recover from Job Loss with the Support of Other Women

Women who read this book will find examples that inspire and enable them to move forward after the trauma of being fired. The successful women in Betrayed by Work show how they reclaimed and rebuilt their personal power and careers after they were rendered powerless by their employers—and offer practical tools for your own job loss recovery.

Emotionally, getting fired is one of life’s most difficult experiences. When women get fired, it is often devastating, traumatic, and isolating. We experience a sudden powerlessness that can destroy our confidence and feelings of self-worth. We grieve. We feel broken. It affects our self-esteem, our financial well-being, our professional identity, and our ability to look for other work—in short, it affects our entire way of life. How, then, does a woman navigate the emotional impact of this event? With other women.

You are not alone. In Betrayed by Work, authors Julie Erickson, MBA and Suzanne K. Vosburg, PhD bear witness to the stories of women just like you—and just like them. This book shows how women lost their jobs, describes what happened to them immediately and in the aftermath, validates women’s feelings about being fired, and offers a source of hope and companionship to those of us coping with either our own job loss or the sudden job loss of someone we know or love. In reading this book, discover:

  • True stories from women who are honest about how they were fired and what they felt while being let go
  • Key points to help process each story and apply its lesson to your own experience
  • Practical takeaways and suggestions to help you cope in the immediate aftermath of your job loss

If you were encouraged by personal growth books about women in business like In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Presence by Amy Cuddy, or Power Moves by Lauren McGoodwin, then you’ll be inspired and empowered by Betrayed by Work.

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Marketing Mess to Brand Success

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This Book Can Make You a Better Marketing Manager

In this second book of Scott Miller’s Mess to Success series, the FranklinCovey Executive VP reveals 30 career-challenging obstacles that you may encounter as a marketing manager and how he learned to transform them into team-enhancing opportunities.

One man’s mistake is another man’s lesson. Don’t let Scott Miller’s success story fool you. He has made and learned from many mistakes in his career. Featuring thirty chapters with challenges like “A Name is Not a Lead” and “Hire People Smarter Than You,” Marketing Mess to Brand Successshares a career worth of horrifying mistakes, missteps, and lessons learned. Whether you’re starting a new company, figuring out the best brand strategy for a niche market, or trying to land your first job as brand manager, this book is designed to prepare you for many of the inevitable challenges that you will encounter.

Avoid marketing messes and square up to successes. A marketing crash course will not make you a marketing star. But having a better understanding of the role of marketing in business development and making sure you’re focused and aligned with the right areas of an organization may. Each chapter inside Marketing Mess to Brand Success features true stories and relevant questions that challenge you to become a better marketing manager. Learn how to:

  • Navigate a nebulous marketing environment
  • Ensure career relevance inside a marketing division
  • Maximize time and investments with sales marketing strategies

If you enjoyed Management Mess to Leadership Success, or books like This Is MarketingBarking Up the Wrong Tree, or Made to Stick, then you need to add Marketing Mess to Brand Success to your business bookshelf.

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What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You

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Use Science to Understand Why People Buy

“The most important business book to come out in years.” –Michael F. Schein, author and columnist for Forbes, Inc, and Psychology Today

What Your Customer Wants (And Can’t Tell You) explains the neuroscience of consumer behavior. Learn exactly why people buy—and how to use that knowledge to improve pricing, increase sales, create better “brain-friendly” brand messaging, and be a more efffective leader.

Behavioral economics is the future of brands and business. What Your Customer Wants (And Can’t Tell You) goes beyond an academic understanding of behavioral economics and into practical applications. Learn how real businesses and business professionals can use science to make their companies better. In this book, business owner, consultant, and behavioral economics expert Melina Palmer helps leaders like you use the psychology of the consumer, innovation, and truly impactful branding to achieve real, bottom-line benefits.

Discover information and tools you can actually use to influence consumers. Go beyond data science for business and apply behavioral economics. Learn how the consumer brain works. Become a better leader and creatively and effectively market your brand by understanding the true needs of your customers.

Dramatically improve your effectiveness as a leader and marketer with the practical tools in this book, including:

  • Real-world examples that bring a concept to life and make it stick
  • Ideas to help you with problem solving for your business
  • Ways to hack your brain into coming up with innovative programs, products, and initiatives

If you liked marketing and business books like Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, or This is Marketing by Seth Godin, you’ll love What Your Customer Wants (And Can’t Tell You).

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The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business

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Achieve Your Goals. Start Your Small Business. Be Unstoppable.

The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business is a book for freedom-seeking female entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to know how to connect with their true passions, skills, and desires—and want to get honest with themselves about their reasons for wanting their own business, so they can find true and personal success.

Learn what type of new business you want to lead. Through a combination of data, neuroscience, true stories, humor, and the type of frankness that you would expect from your best girlfriend, this book will help you determine the real reasons and motivations behind starting a business—and then dare you to dream big about what being the head of a woman-owned business can do for you.

Find real tools for real women in business. When creating a start-up, it can be difficult to stay the course—to choose yourself and stay motivated on the hardest days. Ameé Quiriconi, author and entrepreneur behind the One Broken Mom podcast, has your back. In The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business, learn about:

  • The main reasons business owners report why they closed their businesses—and how you can avoid their failure
  • Specific techniques and insights needed for building a new business and brand that is authentic to who you are
  • How to turn your side hustle or hobby into a money-making endeavor
  • Strategies for navigating the sometimes-hostile world businesswomen live and work in every day

Readers of business books and entrepreneurship books for women like Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba, Fear is my Homeboy, or Boss Up! will love The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business.

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The Entrepreneur's Paradox

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Conquer the 16 Pitfalls That Can Block Entrepreneurial Success

"…shows prospective business men and women how to reach their goals while creating a launchpad for a business" ―Ryne Williams, Daily Herald

Every entrepreneur is typically doing the same 16 things wrong or just not doing them at all.

What is the “entrepreneur’s paradox”? Author Curtis Morley coined a term that identifies the 16 pitfalls that many entrepreneurs fall into. He calls it the “entrepreneur’s paradox”. Morley is an educator, thought leader, patent holder, and innovator.  He is also a 5x Entrepreneur (achieving $5 in revenue for every dollar spent on marketing, advertising, sales, and any other growth expenses) who has actually produced 10x startup results. Morley explains that the exact qualities that aid an individual in founding a startup company (brilliance and expertise) are what prevent them from realizing expected success. What starts out as freedom and financial independence turns into grueling hours, stress and bills, and ultimately failure. This is the paradox that is entrepreneurship.

Understanding the “entrepreneur’s paradox” can be your key to success. Morley is here to show startup businesspersons how to achieve the golden rule of successful entrepreneurs—5x results. By teaching and coaching clients on the 16 pitfalls faced by all startups, he has promoted entrepreneurship development in multiple industries, sharpened entrepreneurial skills, and revealed the keys to superior, “next-level growth”. Morley’s guidebook contains all you need to conquer the entrepreneur’s paradox and put yourself on a defined pathway to business success.

Read The Entrepreneur’s Paradox and understand the 16 pitfalls that can block entrepreneurial success, including:

  • Climbing without a map
  • Building not selling
  • Losing sight of culture

Learned from books like The E-Myth Revisited, Traction, The One Thing, The 4-Hour Workweek, or Execution? Then The Entrepreneur’s Paradox is a must read!

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Your Work from Home Life

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Reorganize and Optimize Your from Home Remote Work Life

“A productive guide for our new world of remote work.” —Paula Rizzo, media consultant, speaker, and author of Listful Living

Whatever your remote work circumstance, learn how to be productive at home with nuggets of hard-earned wisdom. From choosing the best colors for workspace productivity to starting a business, these remote work gurus offer everything needed for a smooth work-to-home transition.

The new world of working from home. No longer does the average worker have long, frustrating commutes to crowded offices for jobs more comfortably worked from home. In this day and age, not only are more employers offering remote work, more people are creating their own opportunities for non-traditional work from home. Whether you are a remote work employee, freelancer, or someone who dreams of giving up the daily grind for a career of your own design,  Your Work from Home Life  is the next step to becoming the ultimate work nomad.

Productivity tips and much more. Remote work gurus Becca Anderson and M.J. Fievre guide you through the online search process and help you create a list of online certification programs, blogging opportunities, and jobs that allow you to work from home. Together, they offer advice on planning, budgeting, contingency plans, and other resources. Along with advice on how to be productive at home, this fun and uplifting book includes bonus checklists and templates to help you:

  • Take advantage of technology and platforms, home office set-ups, and breaks at work
  • Work with colleagues while redefining collegial camaraderie, avoiding overwhelmed and isolated feelings
  • Develop time and distraction management to meet pressing deadlines and achieve focused, deep work
  • Discover the important role of self-care and personalize your very own self-care strategy

If you enjoyed books like RemoteIndistractableThe 4 Hour Work Week, or Nine Lies About Work, you’ll love  Your Work from Home Life .

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The Myth of Multitasking

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Multitasking Doesn’t Work—Learn What Does!

“…multitasking is, in fact, a lie that actually wastes time, energy, and money. Most of all, it robs us of life and our relationships with others.” —Chuck Norris, world-renowned actor and martial artist 

Through anecdotal and real-world examples, The Myth of Multitasking proves that multitasking hurts your focus and productivity. Instead, learn how to be more effective by doing one thing at a time.

Productivity and effective time management end with multitasking. The false idea that multitasking is productive has become even more prevalent and damaging to our productivity and well-being since the first edition of The Myth of Multitasking was published in 2008. In this revised and updated second edition, author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw provides a solution for the chaos of distraction that multitasking creates—and a way to combat the temptation to constantly switch between tasks.

Learn how to actually get things done. Dave Crenshaw takes the idea of multitasking as a productivity tool and smashes it to smithereens. But rather than leaving you with the burden of wading through the wreckage all by yourself, he shows you how to focus, move forward, and free up more time for what you value the most.

In this new edition of The Myth of Multitasking, discover:

  • Updated research on how and why multitasking doesn’t work
  • Worksheets to help you figure out how to manage your day effectively
  • Easy, actionable steps to manage your life well and accomplish your dreams and goals

Readers of self-improvement books and time management books like IndistractableFree to Focus, or It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work will love increasing productivity and personal success with The Myth of Multitasking.

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Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs

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Take Control of Your Startup―and Watch it Grow

“This book delivers clear thinking for entrepreneurs who want to control their own destiny and grow their business without the need for venture capital.” −Joel Cannon, co-founder and president of Cannon Technologies

An analysis of success.  Award-winning professor of entrepreneurship Dileep Rao presents readers with a detailed guide to success through his interviews and analysis of billion-dollar entrepreneurs (those who built a venture from startup to more than $1 billion in sales and valuation) and 100 million-dollar entrepreneurs (startup to $100 million).

Build your business without venture capital (VC) funding.  Rao is here to show entrepreneurs that it is possible to start a business without outside help. He shares how more than 90 percent of America’s billion-dollar entrepreneurs in the VC era (since 1946) avoided or delayed VC, and instead used finance-smart expertise―skills that combine business-smart, capital-smart, and leadership-smart strategies.

The right mix of internal and external financing. It takes more than one person to grow a business from the bottom up. But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice control of the venture in the process. Armed with 23 years of experience as a financer, Rao shows readers how to optimize internal financing so as to attract external financing. By keeping control of the venture, entrepreneurs keep more of the wealth, as well.

In Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs learn about:

  • Pre-financing, financing and post-financing skills and strategies of finance-smart entrepreneurs
  • The ins and outs of venture finance, applicable to anyone looking to start a business
  • Tips on increasing capital productivity and attaining financially sustainable entrepreneurship

If you’ve enjoyed entrepreneurship-focused titles like The Lean StartupThe $100 Startup, or Venture Deals, then Rao’s Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs is the next book for you.

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Your Leadership Moment

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Leading Every Moment

Each of us has the potential for a leadership moment. Reading this book will help you find yours.” —Dr. Marty Linsky, faculty at Harvard Kennedy School & author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

#1 New Release in Business & Money Skills and Office Management

You face leadership moments every day. Would you recognize a leadership moment if it came your way? Would you know what to do when it did?

You can be a leader. Your Leadership Moment brings adaptive leadership to life for novices and advanced leadership practitioners alike. The framework it provides draws on the extensive personal research, travel, conversations, and reflections of author Eric Martin, a prominent leadership expert. His  quest to democratize leadership has taken him around the world―from the White House and corporate boardrooms to the foothills of the Himalayas. Through poignant stories of both success and failure, Your Leadership Moment teaches what’s possible when people discover the capacity and courage to lead regardless of identity, history, or access to power and financial capital.

You can change the world. Your Leadership Moment is an unforgettable account of the democratizing leadership of three ordinary people leading extraordinary change. It’s an exciting expansion of Adaptive Leadership―an unconventional and provocative leadership practice developed at Harvard University―that can help anyone learn to lead. It provides practical tools and techniques to discover and leverage your own leadership moments in the service of creating a more beautiful world.

In this book you’ll understand:

  • A Leadership Moment and the key concepts of Adaptive Leadership
  • How to stop solving the wrong problems and start solving the right problems
  • How to think politically and mobilize others to make real, positive change

Readers of leadership books like The Practice of Adaptive LeadershipLeadership on the Line, or Immunity to Change should read Your Leadership Moment.

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The Tao of Influence

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How to Become a Great Leader

By translating The Tao Te Ching into simple steps for greater influence, Karen has created a powerful tool for today’s leaders.” —Andrea Menard, Métis Song Keeper

Wall Street Journal Bestseller and #1 New Release in Eastern Philosophy, Taoism

People are yearning to make an impact and create much needed change. Building a business, starting a movement, generating a new initiative in the workplace, creating change within a family, or supporting a non-profit enterprise in the community? People want to be part of the solution. Author Karen McGregor believes the 4000-year-old “Four Pillars of Influence” of the Tao Te Ching may be the key.

A unique leadership skills book. The Tao of Influence stands apart as a business book. It speaks ancient wisdom to the modern-day leader, while providing practical and tangible actions that lead to high levels of sustainable influence and positive power. Discover an easy-to-follow roadmap to creating lasting change in your workplace, community, and family, while navigating chaotic and demanding environments.

The power of influence to create much needed change. As “old world” manipulation, hidden agendas, control and greed crumble, people are seeking replacements. The Tao of Influence fills the gap between old and new world influence through the teachings and applications of the 4000-year-old wisdom of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu.

Positive vibes and how to influence others. Author Karen McGregor is an international keynote and TEDx speaker, and a guide to thousands of entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to become more influential leaders. In this book each chapter begins with a quote from the Tao Te Ching that connects with that chapter’s theme, then concludes with reflections and recommended actions. Learn to:

  • Handle challenges and difficult people
  • End the dynamic that heightens power struggles and destroys influence
  • Create stillness and space to generate authentic power

If you have read books such as WeconomyLeaders Eat LastRadical CandorDifficult Conversations, or Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, you will want to read and learn from Karen McGregor’s The Tao of Influence.

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The 7 Habits on the Go

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A Condensed Guide to Improving Personal and Business Health and Reducing Stress

The world is changing dramatically and it’s easy to be alarmed and lose focus of what matters most. Don’t fall into that trap! Build leadership skills, boost productivity, and learn and apply the time-tested principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

It’s never too late to develop a growth mindset. Want to discover life-changing habits that will propel you toward a more productive and effective life? This compact adaptation of Stephen R. Covey’s all-time international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, offers an efficient―yet in-depth―guide to becoming your best self and reaching your goals.

Less stress, more success. Readers who have never learned The 7 Habits before―as well as longtime fans who want a refresher―will find wisdom, direction, self-reflection, and life-affirming challenges that easily can be applied to your professional and personal life. The 7 Habits on the Go isn't just a productivity planner or habit tracker. If you’ll devote just minutes each day, you can develop the principles needed to stay proactive and positive. The positive paradigm shifts that The 7 Habits can produce help you:

  • Break free of old beliefs
  • Motivate toward meaningful change.
  • Develop positive behaviors to bring clear communication

If you’re looking for motivational books, self-improvement books, or business books—or enjoyed How to Win Friends and Influence People, Atomic Habits, or High Performance Habits—then you’ll love The 7 Habits on the Go.

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Words Whispered in Water

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The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Disasters

 “Anyone who is interested in Hurricane Katrina, and in America’s failing infrastructure, will want to read this book told in a fast-paced narrative.” —Scott G. Knowles, Drexel University professor and author

#1 New Release in Civil Engineering & Environmental, Urban & City Planning, Development, and Disaster Relief

In the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Words Whispered in Water tells the story of one woman’s fight—against all odds—to expose a mammoth federal agency—and win.

It’s a horror story, a mystery, and David and Goliath story all in one. In 2005, the entire world watched as a major U.S. city was nearly wiped off the map. The levees ruptured and New Orleans drowned. But while newscasters attributed the New Orleans flood to “natural catastrophes” and other types of disasters, citizen investigator Sandy Rosenthal set out to expose the true culprit and compel the media and government to tell the truth. This is her story.

When the protective steel flood-walls broke, the Army Corps of Engineers—with cooperation from big media—turned the blame on natural types of disasters. In the chaotic aftermath, Rosenthal uncovers the U.S. corruption, and big media at root. Follow this New Orleans hero as she exposes the federal agency’s egregious design errors and eventually changes the narrative surrounding the New Orleans flood. In this engaging and revealing tale of man versus nature and man versus man, Words Whispered in Water proves that the power of a single individual is alive and well.

If you enjoyed books like The Johnstown FloodBreach of Faith, or The Great Deluge, then Words Whispered in Water is your next read!

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The Burger King

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The Life and Legacy of an American Original

Co-founder and first CEO of Burger King, Jim McLamore, recounts the entrepreneurial journey of an international fast food chain and offers a message to today's budding entrepreneur.

A rags-to-$9-billion-riches story. A crash course in Burger King history and fast food in America, The Burger King is McLamore’s candid and conversational memoir. Written before his death in 1996, he talks of his life, the birth of the whopper, and the rise of Burger King. Inside, find out:

  • How Burger King managed to create the worst advertising campaign of 1985
  • What Burger King shares with Pitbull, Scarface, and Marco Rubio
  • Why Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas called McLamore an “American original”

A message for today’s young entrepreneur. McLamore’s account of Burger King offers an instructive and inspiring tale to young entrepreneurs. Here’s a story of entrepreneurship development from one of the top entrepreneurs of fast food chains. Want to learn how to start a food business? Burger King’s journey from south Florida drive-ins to international corporation reveals the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, whether in the food service industry or elsewhere.

Now what? But the autobiography of McLamore doesn’t end when he exits the company. So, what comes after success? To McLamore, it comes down to what’s truly needed to live a full and good life—personal values, impacting the people around you, and juicy hamburgers.

If you want to have it your way, and enjoyed books like Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald'sDave's Way: The Story of Wendy’s, and Papa: The Story of Papa John's Pizza, then you’ll love The Burger King: A Whopper of a Story on Life and Leadership.

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Unbox Your Life

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Develop Confidence and Self Esteem

Unbox Your Life will take you on an exciting journey of self-discovery and to a fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.” –Sean Covey, president of FranklinCovey Education and New York Times bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Successfully steer your own life instead of having it determined by others, advises German speaker and consultant Tobias Beck in this international best-seller.

The empath’s guide to a liberated mind. Keep killjoys, energy vampires, and chronic complainers out of your life with Tobias Beck’s Liberated® philosophy. Polarizing, provocative and exaggerated, Unbox Your Life urges readers to liberate themselves from a negative attitude, navigate a highly sensitive personality, and finally live successfully and authentically.

Amusing stories, funny illustrations, and proven techniques. Unbox Your Life follows Beck’s own inspiring story about success and what it really means. Pairing fifteen years of experience in personality development and behavioral psychology with stories that are as entertaining as they are instructive, Unbox Your Life is as easy-to-read as it is unconventional. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Self-motivation tips to help you forge your own path and be guided by your dreams
  • Advice to seek out people who support you, let you grow, and move forward
  • Funny comics that illustrate proven-to-work strategies

If you’re looking for self-empowerment gifts or positive thinking gifts—or read books like The Empath’s Survival Guide, The Power of the Subconscious Mind, or Get Out of Your Own Way—then you’ll love Unbox Your Life.

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Real Estate Rescue

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#1 New Release in Home Design Remodeling & Renovation ─ A Must-Read for Success in the Housing Market

The advice you didn’t know you needed. Because most people only enter the real estate world once a decade or less, few really know how it works. The housing market elicits a lot of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Oftentimes, this can blind us to the realities of how the market works. Top residential real estate agent Tracy McLaughlin is here to change our understanding of the home sale process. From those buying their first home to sellers with some experience, this book is packed with essential advice.

A roadmap for buyers and sellers. In nearly all real estate sales, buyers and sellers leave behind thousands—or even hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars—on the table. As frightening as this reality is, it continually happens because one simple decision, among the countless made during the entire process, can greatly impact the outcome of the transaction.

Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Because of the way technology has impacted real estate sales, buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process. While knowing market information is helpful in real estate sales, most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLaughlin provides a guide for maximizing the value of the sale and purchase of homes.

In this book by real estate expert Tracy McLaughlin, readers will find…

  • Detailed guidelines for how to save money and make money
  • Advice for finding the right real estate agent
  • The real estate for dummies book every home buyer or seller needs

If you’ve looked for guidance in books such as Dream Home, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, and Home Buying Kit For Dummies, then you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Real Estate Rescue with Tracy McLaughlin.

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Your Goal Guide

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Accomplish Your Goals—Without the Stress

“Deb Eckerling’s Your Goal Guide is a thoughtful roadmap to help you get from here (the good idea) to there (actually accomplishing what you want to do). —Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D., president of Austin Career Packaging & Marketing

Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success. 

A method that works. Eckerling presents readers with her own tested and proven method: The DEB Method. DEB is a brainstorming and task-based system and stands for: Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path. Eckerling's method is a roadmap for goal setting that helps professionals lay down a plan and accomplish their mission. 

Making the process as stress-free as possible. Goals can be intimidating because of the pressure we often put on ourselves to succeed. However, Eckerling believes that setting goals should be easy—we just need the right tools to tackle them. Through a combination of writing exercises and systems, Eckerling provides readers with a process for making and setting goals that is stress-free and easy-to-manage.

Debra Eckerling’s Your Goal Guide is your next step to success. Open it up and find:

  • To-the-point advice and user-friendly recommendations 
  • Easy-to-read examples and case studies 
  • Adaptable worksheets and numerous resources to bring you one step closer to goal achievement 

Readers of books like Atomic HabitsYour Best Year Ever, and The Bullet Journal Method will love Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals.

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The Illusion of Invincibility

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A Glimpse Behind the Facade of Success

In The Illusion of Invincibility, Paul Williams and Andreas Krebs take a no-punches-held look at the stories we tell ourselves about business success. The rags-to-riches tale is tempting, but we don’t have to search far to see that most organizations rise for a time, only to experience a dramatic fall from grace. Just look at some of the companies that used to be household names: Nokia, AOL, Pan Am, Woolworth and Blockbuster.

Move from good to great. You’ll learn the secrets to clear-eyed, value-driven leadership with stories from top managers from international companies, major family businesses, start-ups, consulting firms, the public sector, and NGOs. They offer lessons on how to be a successful and reflective boss in an age of digitization and disruption. Each chapter includes a “stress test” to help you to take an honest look at your own organization and yourself.

Can leaders today be inspired by the Incas? You may be surprised. When the authors added a few days to a business trip to Peru, instead of relaxing, they found themselves exploring one of the greatest civilizations in human history...with unexpected lessons about successful businesses and great leadership.

The Illusion of Invincibility examines the why of success and failure. It’s a smart, funny, and radical look at how to build and sustain a great organization, inspired by those who have done it well...in today’s world and five hundred years ago.

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