The Going Green Handbook

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Easy, healthy, money-saving DIY ideas for a sustainable lifestyle

Inspired living for the environment: Make your footprint planet-positive. With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to living the green good life! Level up your eco-knowledge with these 52 creative ideas and easy ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home.

Grow organic, reduce waste, live toxin-free, and save money: Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small, simple changes and work your way up to raising chickens, planting a bee-friendly garden, and growing organic veggies instead of a high maintenance grass lawn. Also find easy composting tips and recipes for toxin-free homemade eco cleansers and paint.

A DIY handbook for all levels: Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year. The Going Green Handbook is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Use little, live big!

Readers will learn:

  • why we live the way we do and how we can become less wasteful and greener
  • tips, tricks and secrets for a self-sufficient sustainable home and lifestyle
  • starter garden tips for growing your own healthy food, fruit, veggies, and fresh herbs
  • how to save money by going green

Save money, be inspired, and go green with this helpful and easy handbook!

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You Can Be a Winning Writer

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ So you want to publish a best seller?

You can learn to be a successful author ─ the 4 C's approach to successful authorship: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C's to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer’s conferences for the past ten years, and helping writers around the country realize their dreams of becoming successfully published. Joan has taught her 4 C's method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEO's, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights.

On writing well: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s discusses craft, commitment and gives solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. Unfortunately, becoming a successfully published author does not stop with mastering craft, commitment and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, Ph.D., Joan defines clear steps writers can take to overcome the demon of lack of confidence.

Writing strategies book filled with authorship and publishing tips: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and a volume of support, mastering the 4 C’s includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous ─ but successful authors. You Can Be A Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, to writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. The 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage.

You Can Be A Winning Writer includes:

  • Post-publication strategies
  • The mistakes that even the most talented prize-winning authors have made
  • How, with the help of the 4 C’s, those same authors could have enjoyed greater success
  • What it means to ‘fire on all burners” and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously

Maybe you've read Stephen King's On Writing, Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Annie Lamott's Bird by Bird, or William Zinsser's On Writing Well ─ Now you need to read You Can Be A Winning Writer.

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Dark Moon Magic

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Your Practical Wiccan Guide to Life

Take advantage of centuries of knowledge: In this utterly unique grimoire, bestselling author Cerridwen Greenleaf gathers celestial lore, history, and mythology, drawing from the Dark Ages mystical practices of the original Gothic tribes, Scandinavian shamans and other medieval sources to infuse these spells with the magic of the ancients, allowing the modern reader to tap into that pure power. Here, you’ll learn how to call upon the fairy world and little-known gods and goddesses to empower your magical workings, as well as ways to consecrate and wield magical tools, create a home and garden full of enchantment, and rituals to enhance every aspect of your life. With Dark Moon Magic, she has crafted nothing less than a Wiccan mystery school in book form.

Live in tune with the moon: Magicians, alchemists, witches and wise women of ancient times knew how to harmonize their lives with the heavenly cycles and seasons and were able to navigate these tides to benefit their lives, both in the inner and outer spheres. We can all use some assistance with our love (and sex!) lives as well as with more worldly matters like money, and Dark Moon Magic’s tools of divination, spellwork, amulets, and charms can make a key difference. And with life’s increasingly frantic pace, the search for serenity is now more important than ever. Herein may be found the keys to rising above the fray and embracing a life of abundance and joy.

Reach the ultimate serenity: All of us need an edge in these difficult times, and Dark Moon Magic can help. Think of these as pagan prescriptions for the twenty-first century, guaranteed to banish stress, ease tension, and add comfort, joy, and magic to your daily life. Learn which moon phase is best for manifesting money, as well as how to recognize the optimal star signs for love and romance, the ideal timing for a job interview, or when to ask for a raise or even the best time to plant your magical herbs.

What You’ll Learn Inside Dark Moon Magic:

  • The magical origins of “Winter is Coming” and how it applies to 21st Century Wicca
  • How to Plant a Fairy Garden that will call benevolent spirits to help you!
  • The importance of creating an altar and caring for your crystals and tools of magick
  • The art of “Wiccan feng shui” and how to create sacred space and sanctuary
  • A Conjuring Calendar for an entire year of spells, charms, festivals and rituals
  • Astrological and lunar connections you can use for money, love, success and healing
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Plan Be!

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Adjust your attitude with daily affirmations

Mastering the art of thinking happy: The affirmations, quotes and ideas in this book are a set of tools for you to use in your self-development. They are for “inner work.” And, you know what they say about happiness, that it’s an “inside job,” which is 100% true. These suggestions vary widely from spiritual aspirations to very simple, straight forward and practical ideas. Much has to do with adjusting your attitude. Depending on the day, it might be a slight adjustment or a major overhaul but the more you practice daily affirmations, the fewer adjustments you’ll need. One day, you will realize you have mastered the art of “thinking happy” and are looking at the bright side of life, every day. Incorporating this as a daily practice will build “mental muscle” and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.

Becoming a better you: I very much like the idea of idea of undertaking the inner work of self-development and working your way to a better you. I am also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can easily be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations and talking to yourself in the positive.

Build your inner optimism: Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self belief brings you closer to your life’s purpose, your personal mission and will absolutely make you a happier camper. Daily affirmations help build the optimistic mindset. So, try it. Easy as pie and just as sweet.

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Super Ager

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Live long and prosper

One of America's top yoga and embodied mindfulness teachers reveals secrets and practices for optimal aging

Relationships matter: Super Ager has everything you need to know to "live long and prosper"; from movement, diet, fasting, brain and memory health to the major impact of relationships on longevity.

Younger aging: Filled with science, suggestions for gentle daily movement, natural remedies and modern wisdom, Super Ager is a practical and concise guide to optimal aging. Yoga instructor, nutrition expert and healthy living blogger Elise Marie Collins has compiled a comprehensive look at what “Super Agers” are doing to live long and prosper. Learn about movement at any age, brain fitness and memory maintenance, foods, vitamin and mineral content cues and clues, and what they do to promote health, prevent disease, and decrease and reverse symptoms of illness.

Increased lifespan, better healthspan: In her revolutionary book, Collins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our lifespan but also our health span. Through a journey of cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Collins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From India to Japan, northern Europe and the Greek Island of Ikaria “where people forgot to die,” she shows how the unique lifestyles of these people can influence and improve our own lives.

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A Cookie to Celebrate

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#1 Amazon New Release ! ― Life is short―celebrate with cookies!

Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, with recipes that are gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested along with tons of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram―or in person!

Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is its step-by-step how-to instructions for gorgeously personalized cookies for all kinds of occasions, from birthdays to anniversaries to the changing of the seasons. These cookies are ornamental edibles that are perfect for the holidays, and because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, kids’ parties, and potlucks.

Bake cookies with professional-level flavor and design right at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, an artisan bake shop specializing in custom decorated cut-out cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise as a veteran baker and recipe developer along with her recipes, inspiring you to create your own new classics. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out.

Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with new twists on cookie concepts, like Engagement Ring Cookies and Baby Onesie Cookies―confections decorated for every season and reason. Try something new with ice cream cone cookies with sprinkles in summer, conversation heart cookies for Valentine’s Day, or even decorating a birthday cake with cookies!

A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ideas. With Jana’s cookbook, you will discover:

  • How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough
  • Helpful tools and techniques for coloring and piping icing
  • Creative ways to spice up classics―or try something new!
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Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Cartoons about feminism, relationships, self-love and adulthood by Planet Prudence

Planet Prudence book of comics: Popular online illustrator and Instagram sensation Prudence "Planet Prudence" Geerts presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice.

Funny Planet Prudence comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Never before seen comic strips bundled with all the best Planet Prudence comics. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society and, hopefully, learn to make the world a better place.

Graphic novel of humor, feminism, and relationships: We all think: “Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?” Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you’re not. It laughs with you at the struggles you’re going through as women fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models. Filled with love, laughter and food Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we’re all not so different after all.

Readers will find:

  • Comic strips about the hilarious reality of work, relationships, dating, exercise, and beauty
  • Inspirational illustrations about being confident and loving yourself

If you liked We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, or Herding Cats: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen, you'll love Planet Prudence's Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism  

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Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Resistance Crafts

Craftivism can be your voice of resistance: Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism.

In Guerrilla Kindness: artist, scholar, activist, and YouTube art teacher Sayraphim Lothian gives you an introduction to the art of craftivism, and provides a brief history of creative resistance. This master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes including:

  • Embroidery
  • Cross stitch
  • Knitting
  • Stenciling
  • Decoupage
  • Stamping
  • and much more

Join us in the Craftivism movement: Craftivism is a growing worldwide movement in which hand crafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them. While it might seem that this most colorful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.

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The Starter Garden Handbook

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How to grow vegetables

Reduce your food budget, eat organic and be eco-friendly: Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too! Inside, you'll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas in The Starter Garden Handbook.

The Starter Garden Handbook: Start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees. Learn how to rise many kinds of vegetables and fruits, and get tips on composting weeds, clippings and leftovers so you have nutrient-rich soil. Whether you are at the green rookie level, eco-master or full-on gardening guru, you can learn to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year with The Starter Garden Handbook.

If you're a fan of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, you'll love The Starter Garden Handbook

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Badass Affirmations

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Positive affirmations for a badass

Fans of Rachel Hollis and Girl, Wash Your Face will love Becca Anderson's Badass Affirmations

Even a badass needs daily affirmations: We all need reminders now and then. You don’t leap out of bed every day knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do’s and responsibilities so we find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Most of the time, you find yourself at the back of your own bus, having made everyone else happy but your own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?

The incredible art of self-affirmation: Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson is here to remind you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself of that but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best possible way. While this might seem like a fluffy little exercise, it actually runs quite deep and will serve you the rest of your life. There are reasons we need esteem boosters here and there; we pick up scars along the way and get bumps and bruises in the wake of daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have these old “tapes” from poor parenting that loop around in your brain on an unconscious level, “You’ll never amount to anything. You’re not good at sports. Your sister has a much better singing voice than you, so we’re sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.” Even really nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on the souls of their children. But, this can all be overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.

Self-affirmation adjustment: If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by the busyness of life with too many demands, you need to stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a “gratitude adjustment.” Whenever you have gotten to this point, you have need for some “me TLC” and a dose of radical self-affirmation.

The habit of daily affirmations builds self-esteem: If you affirm yourself every day, you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard. Through the art of self-affirmation or daily affirmations, you can take control of your own destiny and create your ideal life. If it sounds easy, it can be but it does require the discipline that you reflect upon positive affirmations each day. These affirmations are a mindfulness practice that will strengthen your self-esteem. Like a muscle, the more you do it, the stronger your confidence and sense of self will be. Positive Affirmations for a Badass is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. These very wise words and affirmative sayings have the power to touch our hearts, make us laugh and alleviate our stress, while realizing the vast potential life has to offer.

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Creating Business Magic

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• Key Selling Points: • These three authors have significant recognition in their respective fields: government, business, and magic • This book will be accompanied by a dedicated website, audio, and video support demonstrations, and a training and presentational format and program supported by the authors. The power of magic will be leveraged visually with vintage footage of the world’s greatest magicians and with performances by the authors illustrating the Nine Disruptions of Magic. This book will come alive in written word, spoken word, and in powerful video examples. • The authors control websites for their companies, for example: David Morey’s MMG, Inc. (http://www.moreymagicgroup.com), Core Strategy Group (http://www.corestrategygroup.com/), DMG, Inc. (http://www.dmghq.com), and www.playoffense.com; These will all be used extensively to promote the book • David Morey has a 10,000-person targeted database to be used in generating blogs and outbound e-campaigns. Moreover, David Morey is a graduate of the Wharton School and currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania—and the book will thus be promoted within this institution’s 290,000-person alumni data base. • David Morey and John McLaughlin speak and perform extensively around the world and often appear in the media. Recent speaking engagements for David Morey include NBC, Samsung Electronics, Sandbox, LLC, Merck, Delloite, BMW, Audia Group, AFM, IAPC, Johnson & Johnson, Healthbox, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the President’s Club, the World Footwear Council, CVS, and AVG Technologies. • John McLaughlin has spoken most recently at the Aspen Security Forum and appeared in the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Manhunt. He frequently publishes articles on foreign affairs in venues such as Foreignpolicy.com, CNN.com, and Ozy, an online journal of news and opinion. He is a frequent commentator on numerous network news programs, such as MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, and PBS. • Since David Morey and John McLaughlin are intensively engaged as board members and consultants to numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 firms, agencies of the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, charitable organizations, and educational institutions, the book will receive extensive exposure to major thought leaders in the U.S. and globally.
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Embracing the Awkward

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From First Day of School to First Dance. It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and be confident in yourself is a step by step process, and in this down-to-earth guide written by the popular teen advice YouTuber The Josh Speaks will help any you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great.
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La Première Grandeur

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Dans ce travail posthume, Covey expose clairement les 12 leviers de succès qui mèneront à une vie de grandeur primaire: l'intégrité, la contribution, la priorité, le sacrifice, le service, la responsabilité, la loyauté, la réciprocité, la diversité, l'apprentissage, l'enseignement et le renouvellement. Pour la première fois, Covey définit chacune de ces 12 qualités et comment elles peuvent être mises en valeur et adoptées dans votre vie quotidienne pour vous guider vers le succès et le bonheur. Donnant sa sagesse trademarked qui est aimé et a inspiré d'innombrables lecteurs et leaders, la grandeur primaire offre de nouveau les conseils classiques de Covey d'une manière concise et amicale.
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The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

Learn the secrets to composition: There's a common misconception that composition is mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that composition involves a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal―you don't have to be a famous French chef―you also can take amazing photos by just following a recipe!

Easy-to-follow photography composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love! The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow "recipes" that will improve your photography right now! Take your photography to the next level: Composition is one of the biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you're using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art.

Carry The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos in your camera bag: The book is compact in size and easy to carry with you, so you can flip to the look you want and follow the recipe for creating an image that inspires you. Use it when you're out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You'll be able to rapidly up you photography game by learning the skills in Picture Perfect Processes.

Key benefits of owning The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos include:

  • Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition
  • Having quick and easy to follow "recipes" for composition at your fingertips
  • Learning the secrets of composition from the masters of classical art and photography
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Anime Impact

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! — The life-changing power of Anime

A celebration of Anime: While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.

Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You’ll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars Robert Walker, Bennett “BennettTheSage” White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.

Each writer has detailed their personal experiences of discovery and how anime has changed their life. Many discuss the implications that some anime shows and movies have on our society. Readers will learn about the impact of:

  • anime classics such as GundamAkiraSailor MoonSpirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films
  • the biggest names in anime like One PieceDragon Ball ZPokémonNaruto, and Attack on Titan
  • movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
  • truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
  • and much more

Anime from the heart: While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!

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Building A Winning Culture In Government

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Building Successful Government

Government Culture — Our government organizations face political fallout, media scrutiny, reduced funding, and the many challenges involved in motivating large, multi-layered and highly regulated organizations. It’s no surprise that many government organizations report that their employees are less engaged than ever and that leaders feel helpless to change the situation. In many cases, employees and government leaders are caught in a vicious cycle. Performance declines, scrutiny increases, and employee paralysis ensues.

How do you break this cycle and begin building successful government? You change the mindset from “leaders are a select few in the organization” to “everyone can and should be a leader.” This simple shift is key to building successful government organizations in the 21st century. If every member of the organization is a leader, it enables government organizations to leverage the power of five highly effective and proven FranklinCovey practices that have made private sector organizations successful and are now bringing about positive change in public sector organizations.

Five highly effective practices that you will learn in Building a Winning Culture in Government: These five practices will transform your government organization into one that is more responsive to the public interest and provide a more rewarding, less stressful, and overall better life for your employees:

  • Practice 1: Lead with purpose and find your organization's mission, mantra, or manifesto: An engaging mission must appeal to people’s passionate interests, leverage their distinctive talents, satisfy the conscience, and meet a compelling market need. You will learn how to find the voice of the organization and connect and align accordingly.
  • Practice 2: Make the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People your organization's operating system: Move the 7 Habits to the next level by learning how to execute your strategy with excellence and precision using the "4 Disciplines of Execution". Learn the significance of "wildly important goals", "lead measures", creating a "compelling scoreboard" and a "cadence of accountability".
  • Practice 3: Unleash and engage people to do infinitely more than you imagined they could: You will learn the process for building successful government and reducing stress within your team by applying a system that enables you to "Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent".
  • Practice 4: Inspire trust and be the most trusted organization possible: Trust is the great accelerator. Where trust is high, everything is faster and less complicated, and where trust is low, everything is slower, costlier, and encumbered with suspicion.
  • Practice 5: Create intense loyalty with all stakeholders: Loyal workers and loyal customers are worth gold. Mission Essential: Building a Winning Culture in Government will help government leaders create lasting change in their organizations ─ build a culture of passion and excellence, serve the public interest, provide satisfaction to team members, and create a better life for everyone involved.
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Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

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#1 Amazon Best Seller & Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well ─ Over fifty, retiring and childless?

Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours!

Baby Boomers retiring: American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is a passionate exploration of the path ahead for “Solo Agers.” It includes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more – and urges the solo ager to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it, as author Sara Zeff Geber believes it will!

Solo Agers aging well: In Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager” to refer to the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and believes they will be on their own as they grow older. However, it’s not just the Solo Ager that can learn from this book. Financial advisors, elder law and estate attorneys, senior care managers, and others whose clientele is on the far side of sixty will benefit as well.

Retirement and good living: With a compelling and readable style, Geber takes her readers on a journey, starting with the choice for childlessness and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. She then reviews the role of adult children in an aging parent’s world and suggests ways in which Solo Agers can mitigate the absence of adult children by relationship building and rigorous planning for their future. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life and, finally, planning for the end game.

Retirement guide: Through stories and narrative, the author explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. You will learn about:

  • different levels of care and independence in various types of living arrangements
  • how to initiate discussions among friends and relatives about end-of-life treatment
  • ‘what if’ scenarios
  • who to talk to about legal and financial decisions

Geber's stories of Solo Agers are gleaned from friends and clients in a variety of circumstances. Each one demonstrates decisions and choices these people have made and illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and taking action now.

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is pragmatic and provocative, but softened with humor. Many of the chapters include worksheets or checklists, encouraging the reader to go beyond imagining and begin his or her own planning for the voyage ahead.

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