Banish Your Inner Critic and unleash the creative ideas and extreme productivity within you. Open up a world of creative ideas. Denise Jacobs is a Speaker, Author and Creativity Evangelist who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide. As the Founder and Chief Creativity Evangelist of "The Creative Dose", she teaches techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Now, in her book, Banish Your Inner Critic, Denise Jacobs shows you how to defeat those barriers that are holding you back and achieve success through a positive mental attitude. Banish Your Inner Critic shows you how to move beyond those mental blocks to creative ideas: • perfectionism • rationalization • self doubt • self sabotage • self criticism Achieve success through a positive mental attitude. We all have an Inner Critic who says you’re just faking it, that others have more talent, that you’ll never be a success. In Banish Your Inner Critic, widely respected keynote speaker Denise Jacobs uncovers the subconscious deterrents or creative blocks that stand between the seeds of great creative ideas and a successful you. Jacob’s guidebook shows you how to clear out mental clutter so that your brilliant and creative ideas can shine through. Perfectionism and rationalization. Does your Inner Critic show up as a fear of being judged, perfectionism, self doubt, self sabotage, or other blocks to success? The trick is to recognize the Inner Critic and the different ways it manifests, and then have specific tools to deal with each negative inner critic resistance to success. How to make the latest in neuroscience work for you. Say goodbye to creative blocks and deadline panic with practical, effective tools you can start using immediately! Drawing on the latest in neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and productivity research; these game-changing exercises help you overcome self doubt, get into the creative zone, and reach new levels of success. Extreme productivity is our goal. It’s time to dismiss your Inner Critic and do the kick-ass work you’re capable of doing. In this book you will learn how to • Identify and quiet the negative voice in your head (aka your Inner Critic) • Disarm perfectionism • Conquer Imposter Syndrome • Free yourself from anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed • Overcome self sabotage • Make the creative process more productive and fun again
By Sam Bracken
Do you want to understand the difference between head, heart and gut and where each fits into better decision-making? Are you ready for a purpose driven life and all of the joy and contentment it can bring? GUTS will help you find the unique and potent purpose driven life that is yours to live with joy, passion and success. In this modern era, we tap an app on our smartphone and anything you can imagine is delivered to you ─ maybe even by drone. We live in an age of convenience and ease; personal butlers are back in fashion and everyone has a chauffeur on call thanks to Uber. When was the last time you really “went for it?” Does anyone even have to try anymore? Sam Bracken answers that question with an emphatic YES. Now, more than ever, is the time to go for the gusto. In his book GUTS, Bracken explains why we all need to dig deep and do soul searching to see what lights the fire within that brings forth our very best. Bracken’s backstory would make Dr. Phil turn tail and run. His childhood and upbringing are unimaginably tough with years of abuse, even to the point where a relative set him on fire. What didn’t kill Sam Bracken made him stronger and he is on a mission to empower others to live a gutsy life. When we say something takes guts, we usually mean it takes courage to do it. It takes guts to go skydiving or to run a marathon or to try out for the school play. We call it luck or stamina or intestinal fortitude in conquering the hard, albeit exciting, things in life. Look back at the great personalities who made a difference in the pages of history. What did they all have in common? Determination and tenacity. In short, GUTS! They might have had talent too, but without guts they would have gone nowhere. Science now tells us that lots of talented individuals produce great stuff, but very few produce a lot of great stuff—and even fewer produce a lot of great stuff over a long career. What do these few highly productive people have in common? Grit and a large helping of self-belief. This book is about actually getting there. You’ll have to push past failure again and again. And it is also about beating the odds no matter how high they are stacked against you. To be a true leader, you have to start with yourself. Are you ready to do some soul searching and learn the secrets to guts and a purpose driven life?
Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Nick Belardes are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems. Not enough money for crews? You’re probably over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie. Can’t get the attention of an indie studio? You probably should have started with a short film to gain attention. Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies, from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California operation that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn inside this book: - How can planning and shooting a short film today lead to a feature-length project tomorrow? Find out! - Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget. - Get tips on how to find locations and not get arrested. - Shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes! - Sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry. Including puppetry! - Screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy.
"COOKING, BAKING AND MAKING" ─ DIY RECIPES AND DIY IDEAS FOR ALL SEASONS From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! "Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons" includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example: • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.
By Paul Gerrard
WHY SHOULD YOU JUST BE GOOD WHEN YOU CAN BE GREAT? Optimum Drive is about achieving peak performance. As a professional racing driver, as well as a driving coach for over 20 years, Paul F. Gerrard believes that driving greatness is within our grasp. He teaches you about what it means to drive and how that connection with your car transcends life. Behind the wheel man and machine become one. In order to achieve this feat at the highest level takes: • MENTAL TOUGHNESS • FLOW • UNDERSTANDING YOUR TALENT • UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAR "If you know all about threshold braking, late apexes, and trolling for sponsors, but you’re still not achieving racing success, Paul Gerrard’s new book might be able to help.” - Csaba Csere Editor-in-Chief, Car and Driver 1993-2008
In seventh grade, my now 20-year-old daughter came to my husband and I and said that she, “might like girls.” Unlike made-for-television movies, I hadn’t known or secretly suspected that she was gay. Even though I have many family and friends who are gay, including my sister who identifies as lesbian and my niece who identifies as bisexual, I still was taken by surprise and had immediate concerns and questions about parenting a child who was “different.” This book is a combination of our story, other parents’ stories and research as well as anecdotal evidence showing the strong need for familial support for LGBTQ children to be successful and emotionally healthy in our still very biased world.
Is there anything more likely to make you laugh or put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Such remarks are not only endless, but often an endless source of joy, like these hilarious quotes: • Dylan, age 5, "Mom, did it hurt much when you gave birth to Daddy?" • Keira, age 8, "Being in love is like having a birthday in your stomach." • Miley, age 3, "When I grow up, I want to be pregnant. Or a princess." • Jayden, age 5, "Mom, how old were you when you were my age?" I Am So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children, aged two to ten years. All of the stories have a very real and personal feel, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes “tongue-in-cheek” tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning and laughing long after you’ve turned the last page. More from the book- Round and Round it Goes Samuel, age 4: “Mom, does the Earth ever get dizzy?” Insightful Abigail, age 4: “Mommy, do you know why it snows?” Mother: “Hmm no, why?” Abigail: “It’s because the clouds wants to give the kids something funny to play with.” Astrology for Beginners 3 girls, age 4, during nursery school lunch-break discuss zodiac signs: Jessica: “I’m a Capricorn.” Taylor: “I’m a Virgo.” Ashley: “I’m a Princess.” Jurassic Dad Sydney, age 7: “Dad, you’re so old you must remember what the dinosaurs looked like?”
While the legalization debate rages on, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to be the most convincing argument yet. Marijuana Miracles shares the heart-felt triumphs of those who claim medical marijuana miraculously saved their lives. People suffering from Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, brain seizures, advanced type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many cancers. Cannabis and the unique chemical compounds produced by the plant, called cannabinoids, have been at the center of one of the most exciting—and underreported—developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a molecular signaling system in the human brain and body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes: hunger, sleep, inflammation, stress, blood pressure, body temperature, glucose metabolism, bone density, intestinal fortitude, reproductive fertility, circadian rhythms, mood and much more. Under the radar, a healing revolution is taking place for people whose doctor’s told them they were terminal with no options for further treatment. Documentary filmmaker Daniel Morii has gather these stories of miraculus healings and people literally brought back from death’s door in Marijuana Miracles, working with a team of heroic physicians and medical professionals. From Jimmy Carter to CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Montel Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, senior citizens and sick children, cannabanoids are quickly becoming the answer to many people’s prayers. From the Author: "Over the past four years I have been interviewing and filming medical marijuana patients and key stakeholders in the industry throughout the 25 states that have legalized marijuana as a medicine. This manuscript will feature those stories with important background material on the historical use of marijuana as a medicine, it’s demonization and current renaissance. Stories include patients from age 6 through 93, who have struggled with cancer, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, AIDs and HIV, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, seizure disorders, autism, PTSD, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, depression, sleep disorders, anorexia, opioid abuse, alcoholism, psoriasis, and glaucoma. It also features an interview with co-author of California proposition 215, the compassionate use act that passed in 1996, with images and stories about the first medical marijuana dispensary in the U.S. the “San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club.” Additional stories will include physicians, pharmacists, cultivators, formulary medicine makers, dispensary owners, and nonprofit agencies advocating for their patients."
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Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts.
Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.
Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all.
Simplify your life: In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.
Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.
In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:
• Create a Household Management Binder
• Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
• Create an IN/OUT system
• Organize paperwork based on your unique style
• Create a Kitchen Command Center
• Organize your holidays with a gift closet
• Build the best toy organizing system
• And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home
Our pace of life has increased exponentially in the last few decades. We are often too busy or preoccupied to attend to our emotions until they hit with the strength of a tornado. When anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams and our spirit. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You shows the reader a framework to manage both anxiety and panic in a simple to implement six-step framework. It is possible to stop anxiety from stopping us in our tracks. In this book Dr. Odessky shows the reader how to understand the process of anxiety, and how to arm themselves with strategies that work. Dr. Odessky draws on her fifteen years of clinical experience to guide the reader through the process of not only reducing anxiety, but also enriching their life. Dr. Odessky is the right person to write this book and this is the right time. She writes with optimism and passion, as she has truly utilized her experience and knowledge to develop a system that shows the reader the tools they need to address their panic and anxiety. Stop Anxiety From Stopping You is a compelling and optimistic guide to moving the reader from difficulty to hope in reducing their anxiety and empowering themselves. Dr. Odessky shows the reader the steps to do this.
"TINY HOUSE BASICS" ─ THE JOY OF TINY HOUSE LIVING TINY HOUSE LIVING IS SUSTAINABLE LIVING: "Tiny House Basics" is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked. TINY HOUSE LIVING TIPS AND TRICKS: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about: • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space • Practical downsizing for everyone • Small space living with pets • The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living • How to make your small space feel big • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips • Equipping your space for entertaining • Accordion/bi-fold style windows • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time
By Marc Silber
In Advancing Your Photography, Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the cycle of photography, Silber makes it so you can master the art form. Purposefully compact, this handbook is meant to fit in your camera bag as it will be your guide and coach as you expand your artistic endeavor. Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will carry you forward in a lifetime of pursuing the art and chairmanship of photography. What you’ll learn from this book: * The top tips for making outstanding photographs from Ansel Adams and other top photographers — with many examples and step by steps to implement * How to put this advice into use and train your eye to see composition with emotional impact * Know and master the key points of operating your camera like a pro * How to capture remarkable photographs with more tips from the pros * How to process your images to professional standards From the book: "What makes this books so powerful is that I have been able to distill from my 1000s of hours of interviews with top photographers high level knowledge, that would take decades to acquire — but I have presented this knowledge in a way that even a new photographer can grasp and put right to work. If someone applies themselves and rolls up their sleeves, with this handbook, they can become an excellent photographer and make photographs that they and others will love."
Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. (All after a long day at the office.) Women have always been strong- true heroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised for the future. The amazing women inside include: Dian Fossey, Martina Navratilova, Sojourner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Aretha Franklin, Margaret Mead, Coretta Scott King, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Joan Baez, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel, Anita Hill, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, and many more. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!
By Henry Green
|Over the last decade, more than 10 million refugees have fled the Middle East and North Africa. There is not a day that goes by without the media highlighting another human interest story. The Great Uprooting stands out in the crowd. It targets Arab Jews, a million strong that were displaced before the Arab spring and scattered to many Diasporas. Invisible and ignored, the volume gives voice to these Jews from Islamic Lands, a forgotten exodus and reveals a human rights story that foreshadows what lies ahead for many of today's refugees.|
Be Brave… Stay Wild! Coyote Peterson’s… Bravest Animal Adventures chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had with wildlife over the course of his life. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch at the age of 8 and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness Shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to a 700lb Grizzly Bear that helped Coyote teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild. Each and every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure as Coyote, driven by a natural curiosity and love for animals, gets dangerously close to these incredible wild creatures. This collection of short stories aims to inspire a healthy dose of adventure and a fascination with wildlife for children of all ages. While the danger is eminent for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet and as long as we respect them from a safe distance even the most frightening of creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them
"EATING WELL TO WIN" ─ SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS LEARN ABOUT PEAK PERFORMANCE EATING FROM CHEF RICHARD ─ CHEF AND SPORTS DIETITIAN TO THE STARS THESE STARS ARE EATING WELL TO WIN WITH CHEF RICHARD: • Jon Jay • Patrick Ewing • Michael Oher • Manny Machado • Kelly Rowland • Santana Moss • Gabrielle Union • John Wall • Dwyane Wade Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade FOR more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. He’s worked with top tier athletes in all the major sports including Asante Samuels, Santana Moss, Antrel Rolle and Michael Oher from the National Football League, Manny Machado and Jon Jay from Major League Baseball and NBA stars Patrick Ewing, John Wall and of course, Dwyane Wade. Chef RLI has also worked with top entertainers such as Gabrielle Union and Kelly Rowland. The company’s corporate clients include the Food Network and Walmart. HOW YOU CAN HAVE A PEAK PERFORMANCE DIET AND LEARN THE BENEFITS OF EATING WELL TO WIN Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve peak performance, whether that be at the gym or the office. This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes he will show the CrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for inspired living.
By Susyn Reeve
Is unresolved anger holding you back from happiness today? Do you wonder if it is really possible to free your heart and mind of the emotional wounds of the past?Letting go of the past. In Heart-Healing: The Life-Changing Power of Forgiveness and Letting Go of the Past you are expertly guided to put compassion and unconditional love into action in practical, easy, and lasting ways. Susyn Reeve invites you to address the emotional wounds in your life that are calling for forgiveness and letting go of the past. Some of the topics get right to the core of the broken heartedness of life’s challenges; others may be surprising; and many may have gone unnoticed in your life - until now. This book is filled with potent opportunities for lasting life-changing heart-healing. Each lesson includes stories, exercises, and powerful affirmations to free you from any resentment and anger you are holding towards yourself or others. The “emotional clutter” of old resentments, grudges, guilt, and shame are blocks to love and a direct call for heart-Healing. When you dive deeply into Heart-Healing you will learn: • About the science of forgiveness and the studies that show that the desire to forgive and be forgiven are a major focus of those facing death • To identify the specific beliefs that continue to activate your emotional wounds and unresolved anger • How to forgive yourself and others • How healing your heart contributes to healing the broken-heartedness in the world today. Letting go of anger, letting go of guilt, and letting go of shame. Susyn Reeve, an interfaith minister who apprenticed under Don Miguel Ruiz, takes readers through a process of heart-healing: acknowledging old grievances and wounds, childhood programming, memories of being bullied, relationships with family, friends, break-ups and divorces, betrayal and work issues, and all the events which bruise us in our day-to-day life. In addition she addresses the pain and suffering caused by current global issues and crises, that impact our communities and the world. Reeve shares her own 9/11 story and how that galvanized her to help others practice forgiveness. Written in her wise and warm trademark style, Reeve’s book is an insightful, inspiring, refreshingly honest, and practical guide to living a life of contentment, connection, and long-overdue joy. The helpful and hopeful advice and lessons on these pages add up to a transformative journey of peace of mind. Susyn does not gloss over life’s pain and struggles rather she shows how to use them as springboards to new open-hearted perspectives and possibilities so you can readily feast on the magnificent gift of life.
|SEEKING SELF PUBLISHING SUCCESS? ─ LEARN HOW TO SELF PUBLISH A BOOK FROM AN EXPERT HOW TO SELF PUBLISH A BOOK: "How to Self-Publish for Under $100" is THE bible for getting published. Publishing expert and author, Cinquanta Cox-Smith offers all her tips and tricks on how to self publish a book on a reasonable budget. This book is especially valuable to content creators who: • don't have a publishing deal • have a strong following on their social platform • want to learn how to get their manuscript out in the market • and, want to produce residual income HOW TO SELF PUBLISH ON AMAZON AND OUTSIDE OF AMAZON: Cinquanta details all the ins-and-outs of a successful book launch from the basics to the in-depth. Her secrets arm you with the best possible chance to have your book shine. This isn’t just another guidebook about ISBNs, covers and word count. Some of the keys to self-publishing success covered by Cox-Smith include: • the benefits of beta readers • vanity publishing • hybrid publishing • the secrets to successful categorizing • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) • discounting • blog tours and endorsements • the ins-and-outs of how to self publish on Amazon • and, the growing scene outside of Amazon