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After interviewing fifty of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world's #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron's. Together they reveal how to become unshakeablesomeone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many. In these pages, through plain English and inspiring stories, you'll discover -How to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom. -Strategies from the world's top investors on how to protect yourself and your family and maximize profit from the inevitable crashes and corrections to come. -How a few simple steps can add a decade or more of additional retirement income by discovering what your 401(k) provider doesn't want you to know. -The core four principles that most of the world's greatest financial minds utilize so that you can maximize upside and minimize downside. -The fastest way to put money back in your pocket: uncover the hidden fees and half truths of Wall Streethow the biggest firms keep you overpaying for underperformance. -Master the mindset of true wealth and experience the fulfillment you deserve today.
Winner of the 2009 Audie Award for FictionDon't miss the thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King about what happens when the barrier between our world and that of the supernatural is breached...No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through... A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle’s right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn’t survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a “geographic cure,” a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else. “Edgar, does anything make you happy?” “I used to sketch.” “Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night.” Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth’s past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating.The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory, and the nature of the supernatural—Stephen King gives us yet another novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.
Ken HondaJapan's #1 bestselling personal development guruteaches you how to achieve peace of mind when it comes to money with this instant national bestseller. Too often, money is a source of fear, stress, and anger, often breaking apart relationships and even ruining lives. We like to think money is just a number or a piece of paper, but it is so much more than that. Money has the ability to smile, it changes when it is given with a certain feeling, and the energy with which it imbues us impacts not only ourselves, but others as well. Although Ken Honda is often called a ';money guru,' his real job over the past decade has been to help others discover the tools they already possess to heal their own lives and relationships with money. Learn how to treat money as a welcome guest, allowing it to come and go with respect and without resentment; understand and improve your money EQ; unpack the myth of scarcity; and embrace the process of giving money, not just receiving it. This book isn't to fix you, because as Ken Honda says, you're already okay!
The revelatory and wildly bestselling memoir by legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen: ';Gloriousa philosophically rich ramble through a rock 'n roll lifeIt's the lyric he was born to write' (USA TODAY, 4 out of 4 stars).Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life. The result is ';an utterly unique, endlessly exhilarating, last-chance-power-drive of a memoir' (Rolling Stone) that offers the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as ';The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (';Thunder Road,' ';Badlands,' ';Darkness on the Edge of Town,' ';The River' ';Born in the U.S.A,' ';The Rising,' and ';The Ghost of Tom Joad,' to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences. ';Both an entertaining account of Springsteen's marathon race to the top and a reminder that the one thing you can't run away from is yourself' (Entertainment Weekly), Born to Run is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This book is a ';a virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more' (NPR).
The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and 10 percent defiant. At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But heres the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out. In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities shes experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she canfrom her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial dating experiments (including only liking boys who didnt like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual man-child. Enter Annas world and follow her rise from scrappy little nobody to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the pagewith an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
Learn how to think like some of the greatest nonconformist minds of our era, and how to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life in this inspiring manifesto to defining success on your own terms. What if everything we think we know about how the world worksour ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and loveare based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date? The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choicebut instead by conditioning and habit. Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. He developed this framework based on his personal experiences, the five million people he's reached through Mindvalley, and two hundred hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders. As you learn to integrate Lakhiani's 10 Laws into your daily life, you'll never again be fooled into following a rule that doesn't serve your best interest. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before. You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way to achieve happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, this New York Times bestseller is ';an extraordinary achievement' (The New Yorker)a magnificent, profoundly humane ';biography' of cancerfrom its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived withand perished fromfor more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out ';war against cancer.' The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
All golfers have fourteen clubs in their bag, but the real winners have a little something extrathat mental attitude that puts their game above the others. Dr. Bob Rotella, author of the bestselling book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, brings together his skills and years of experience as a golf psychologist to give readers the insight they need to improve their gamebefore they ever step up to the tee.The 15th Club is the tool that golf stars like Tiger Woods use to block out negative thoughts, doubt, and fear. It is what allows champions to perform at their peak both in practice and during the game. Golfers who lack it find the game elusive and frustrating. Confident golfers play the game as they have always sensed they could play it. Now, one of the most renowned golf writers offers up the foolproof methods that will allow golfers at any skill level to give their game that extra boost. Dr. Rotella provides tips and techniques for how to learn from better golfers, overcome fear in pressure situations, and keep a clear mind, no matter what. He tells golfers that inner arrogance is not a negative trait, but instead is something that can improve performance on and off the course. In order to perform at peak levels and achieve your goals, you must believe that you can win. Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool, and it can change the way a player approaches the game. Knowing how to focus on the challenge at hand and understanding your own talent are crucial parts of becoming a confident golfer. Dr. Rotella provides a detailed plan that anyone can use to build the self-image of a winner. He offers a one-year schedule in diary and calendar form that will incorporate the daily mental routines that he assigns to players on the PGA Tour. This is how the pros learn to ignore negative influences, focus on productive advice, and take pride in their abilities. Your 15th Club will tell golfers of all abilities how to develop the confidence they need to maximize their physical gifts and defeat the Tigers of their world, whether that world is the PGA Tour or the third flight of the club championship.
Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
Best-selling classics by Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (special 35th anniversary edition). The greatest inspirational best seller of the century offers confidence without fear and a life of enrichment and luminous vitality. Inspiring Messages for Daily Living. Realistic, practical answers to the hundreds of problems we face from day to day -- ordinary problems encountered in personal difficulties, in family relationships, on the job, and in dealing with those around us. You Can if You Think You Can. Dramatic, heartwarming stories of how men and women -- of all ages and in all walks of life -- transformed their lives and careers by following Dr. Peale's philosophy of positive thinking. Learn to develop the vital knowledge of inner power to carry you over every obstacle. The Art of Real Happiness (written with Smiley Blanton, M.D.). An unusual blend of age-old truths and modern psychiatric techniques. Peale and Blanton identify -- and show how to overcome -- essential problems and conflicts that so often plague us and frustrate our chances for happiness.
As a speech communication consultant and speech pathologist, Dr. Carol Fleming has helped people work on their voice images for many years. In this remarkable audio program, Dr. Fleming helps you identify your "e;voice image"e; and provides techniques for correcting any communication problem. The Sound of Your Voice takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals of good vocal technique. You will learn: What your voice says about you How to analyze your voice and diagnose its problems How to modify regional dialects and get rid of annoying mannerisms How to become more assertive Breath and tonal support exercises to bring strength and clarity to your voice Using real-life speaking situations to demonstrate various voice characteristics, The Sound of Your Voice is an essential audio program for anyone who needs to communicate confidently and clearly.
An audio companion to the enormously successful New York Times bestselling relationship book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.In 1988, Harville Hendrix in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, published a terrifically successful relationship guide, Getting the Love You Want. The book introduced thousands to their Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Doctors Hendrix and Hunt managed to aid scores of couples in their pursuit of more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The Getting the Love You Want Audio Companion, is designed for couples seeking a practical route back to intimacy and passionate friendship. This companion contains a unique twelve-week course which includes complete step-by-step instructions for transforming relationships into a lasting source of love and companionship. For those of us struggling to maintain our most precious relationships, the Getting the Love You Want Audio Companion helps us grow aware of our individual, unconscious agenda while steering us towards a more harmonious link with our loved ones that will satisfy our deepest need.
You can go after the job you wantand get it! You can take the job you haveand improve it! You can take any situationand make it work for you!Dale Carnegie's rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potentiala must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Learn how to break the worry habit -- Now and forever! With Dale Carnegie's timeless advice in hand, more than six million people have learned how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier! DISCOVER HOW TO: Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately Reduce financial worries Avoid fatigue -- and keep looking young Add one hour a day to your waking life Find yourself and be yourself -- remember there is no one else on earth like you! Fascinating to read and easy to apply, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and life-changing ideas. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active life!
Leading authority on success Brian Tracy gives proven principles and step-by-step tips for raising self-esteem and improving your life.Brian Tracy is one of the world's leading authorities on success and personal achievement, addressing more than 100,000 men and women each year in public and private seminars. In Maximum Achievement, he gives you a powerful, proven system -- based on twenty-five years of research and practice -- that you can apply immediately to get better results in every area of your life. You learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving people in every field everywhere. You learn how to unlock your individual potential for personal greatness. You will immediately become more positive, persuasive, and powerfully focused in everything you do. Many of the more than one million graduates of the seminar program upon which this book is based have dramatically increased their income and improved their lives in every respect. The step-by-step blueprint for success and achievement presented in these pages includes proven principles drawn from psychology, religion, philosophy, business, economics, politics, history, and metaphysics. These ideas are combined in a fast-moving, informative series of steps that will lead you to greater success than you ever imagined possible -- they can raise your self-esteem, improve personal performance, and give you complete control over every aspect of your personal and professional life.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEN KINGSLEY READS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE THICH NHAT HANH'S INSPIRING MASTERPIECE "e;When you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa."e; -- Thich Nhat Hanh World-renowned thinker and scholar Thich Nhat Hanh, considered by many to be a "e;Living Buddah,"e; explores the spiritual crossroads where the traditions of Christianity and Buddhism meet. Living Buddha, Living Christ reawakens our understanding of both religions and the connections between them. The bestselling author of Creating True Peace, and one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and reawakens our understanding of both. "e;On the altar in my hermitage,"e; he says, "e;are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors."e;
Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring New York Times bestselling memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome of independent, millennial-defined success: after being voted off the set of Americas Got Talent, she went on to amass more than ten million social media fans, record two full-length albums, release multiple hits with billions of YouTube views, and to tour sold-out venues across the world. Lindsey is not afraid to be herself. In fact, its her confidence and individuality that have propelled her into the spotlight. But the road hasnt been easy. After being rejected by talent scouts, music reps, and eventually on national television, Lindsey forged her own path, step by step. Detailing every trial and triumph she has experienced until now, Lindsey shares stories of her humble yet charmed childhood, humorous adolescence, life as a struggling musician, personal struggles with anorexia, and finally, success as a world-class entertainer. Lindseys magnetizing storyat once remarkable and universalis a testimony that there is no singular recipe for success, and despite what people may say, sometimes its okay to be The Only Pirate at the Party.
This audio exclusive short tells of events from Sweet Filthy Boy from a new perspective.
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this second book in the sexy, suspenseful new The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series picks up Amy and Liams story after the cliffhanger ending of Escaping Reality. Overhearing her lover, Liam Stone, in an incriminating conversation, Amy Bensen flees, intending to disappear and start over with a new identity. But no matter how clever she is at covering her tracks, the billionaires resources enable him to track her down. And if he could do that, so can the mysterious, murderous people shes been running from for six long years. But Amy is done running now, determined to uncover why her family was killed, and who is hunting herand why. Liam vows hes there to protect her, but can she trust him? Every time she questions him, his explanations are so easy to believealmost too easy, given the dark, edgy passion that burns between them. If hes part of them, hes a deadly danger to her. And if hes not, then shes a danger to him: because hell become a target along with her. Does love stand a chance?
From #1 bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a haunting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption. Now available on CD and as an audio download for the first time!Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyones counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. Shell clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her paststarting with a new phone number. But old ties arent so easy to sever. When Shannons new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected. Gripping, suspenseful, and smart, Disconnected is a riveting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption.
This New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking guide to success from Americas preeminent sports psychologist is so good that this reviewer has recommended it to all, golfers and non-golfers alike (Library Journal, starred review).Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Rotellas philosophy is astonishingly simplehis success rateis phenomenal (The New York Times). Now, for the first time, hes distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone, from businesspeople to athletes to parents. Most psychology is focused on trying to make abnormal people normal. Bob Rotellas work is to make normal people exceptional. Intriguing and persuasive (Publishers Weekly), How Champions Think takes readers inside the minds of winners in many fields. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. Its about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure. Its about how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment. Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nations preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams. Straightforward and simple...Do the math. Read Rotella (The Wall Street Journal).
New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans expands upon the intense love story begun in Real and Minethis time from Remington Riptide Tates point of view.In REAL and MINE, Brooke introduced you to Remington Tate. Now witness their story through his eyes. What moves a man as complex as Remington Tate? Let him tell you in his own words. . . . Underground circuit fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, tortured and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured; at others, they spin out of control. No woman before Brooke Dumas has ever glimpsed his deepest secrets, his most intense passions. But from the first moment he laid eyes on her, he knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing hes ever had to fight for. Through it all, theres been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke. Now, as the couple takes their overpoweringly sensual bond to the next level, enter the unique mind of Remington Tate, Brookes Real.
The USA TODAY bestseller that introduced Sienna Jensen and Lucas Wolfe and launched new adult romance novelist Emily Snow.Siennas dreams lie in California, but when she discovers her grandmothers Nashville home has been foreclosed, she has no other choice than to move back to Music City, where she comes face-to-face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought shed see againand who now holds the deed to her grandmas estate.Millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe is just as surprised to find the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom. He still cant get the night Sienna spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as ever. Now, Lucas is determined to do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, so he makes a deal with her: if she spends ten days with him, playing by his rules, hell hand over the deed to her grandmothers home.Though she agrees to the arrangement for her familys sake, Sienna struggles with the promises shes made to herself and a past that still haunts her. As Lucass game of seduction continues and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this elegant and entertaining (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments does more than open our eyes...opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a worldin fact, many worldsweve been missing (USA TODAY).Alexandra Horowitz shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinaryto practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, the observation of trifles. Structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, On Looking features experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. Horowitz also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to seeif only we would really look. Trained as a cognitive scientist, she discovers a feast of fascinating detail, all explained with her generous humor and self-deprecating tone. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real worldwhere strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universewhere, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within worlds.
Since the fateful night of his car accident, Brendon has lived a fully charged life, and hes helped millions of people around the globe transform their lives and feel more alive, engaged, and fulfilled.In The Charge, Brendon argues that the only way to measurably improve the quality of your life is to learn how to activate the very ten drives that make you most human. These drives are your desires for more control, competence, congruence, caring, connection, change, challenge, creative expression, contribution, and consciousness. These drives shape everything you think, feel, and do in life, so understanding and mastering them is critical to your success and happiness. Strategically activating these drives on a consistent basis is the fastest path to living a fully charged life. Harnessing our human drives is not easy; if it were, we wouldnt see so much restlessness in the world. Thats why Brendon has devised what he calls the true activators of human experiencea series of powerful yet simple actions you can take to radically increase your levels of energy, engagement, and fulfillment in all areas of your life. What Brendon uncovers in The Charge will surprise and challenge you. It turns out that most of the ways we seek to meet our human drives are actually counterproductive. We all want more control, for example, but seeking to have more certainty in our daily lives or to control other people will actually decrease our levels of control (and happiness). We have a deep desire for change, too, but we often fail to make the right kinds of change that would make us feel more alive and in command of our lives. In The Charge, Brendon helps us overcome these mistakes and illuminates the path for strategically and intelligently activating our 10 human drives so that we can have the one thing we all want: more life in our lives! Brendon Burchard is the founder of High Performance Academy and author of the #1 New York Times and #1 USA TODAY bestselling book The Millionaire Messenger. He is also the author of Lifes Golden Ticket and one of the top motivation and high performance trainers in the world. His famous training events and videos inspire millions of people to find their charge, share their voice, and make a greater difference.
The international bestseller Between a Rock and a Hard Place is now a major motion picture starring James Franco. Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beauty of the natural world. Then, at 2:41 P.M., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron's right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape option one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder--and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable. Honest, inspiring, and undeniably astonishing, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place has taken its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.
Bestselling author of The Bro Code, Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother fame, presents The Playbooklike Neil Strausss The Game for Bros, The Playbook offers advice on the many creative and resourceful ways Barneys developed to wine, dine, and score with The Ladies.Since the dawn of history man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: Why am I herenot banging chicks? The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, youll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use that to trick her into sleeping with you. Youll master more than seventy-five seduction techniques, developed by pickup guru and all-around good guy Barney Stinson, guaranteed to turn you into a bona fide ladies man. Featuring the famous plays including: The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Mrs. Stinsfire The Ted Mosby The Time Traveler The SNASA The Scuba Diver The Hes Not Coming and other greatest hits from Barney Stinsons secret Playbook of legendary moves. So suit up and get ready to be schooled in awesomeness.
';Fascinating...[Bamberger] knows the world of professional golf, and the pressures it exacts, like few others.' The Wall Street Journal It's one of the greatest comebacks of all time. And for Tiger Woodshis game, his body, and his life in shamblesgetting back to the winner's circle was only half the story. Here's the rest of it. Tiger Woods's long descent into a personal and professional hell reached bottom in the early hours of Memorial Day in 2017. Woods's DUI arrest that night came on the heels of a desperate spinal surgery, just weeks after he told close friends he might never play tournament golf again. His mug shot and alarming arrest video were painful to look at and, for Woods, a deep humiliation. The former paragon of discipline now found himself hopelessly lost and out of control, exposed for all the world to see. That episode could have marked the beginning of Tiger's end. It proved to be the opposite. Instead of sinking beneath the public disgrace of drug abuse and the private despair of a battered and ailing body, Woods embarked on the long road to redeeming himself. In The Second Life of Tiger Woods, Michael Bamberger, who has covered Woods since the golfer was an amateur, draws upon his deep network of sources inside locker rooms, caddie yards, clubhouses, fitness trailers, and back offices to tell the true and inspiring story of the legend's return. Packed with new information and graced by insight, Bamberger's story reveals how this iconic athlete clawed his way back to the top. Here you'll meet the people who have shaped and saved Tiger's life. It's a disparate group: a Florida police officer, an old friend from Tiger's boyhood, his girlfriend, his manager, his caddie. You'll go inside the ropes and see Tiger's interactions with fellow pros, with broadcasters and rules officials and Tour executives, with legends young (Rory McIlroy) and old (Jack Nicklaus) and in between (Fred Couples). On the Sunday before Masters Sunday, you'll join Tiger as he takes a long, slow, contemplative walk across Augusta National, and you'll be with him again seven days later in the splendid isolation of the tee at thirteen, in the rain, his right foot slipping while he swings his driver at 120 miles per hour. This is an intimate portrait of a man who has spent his life in front of the camera but has done his best to make sure he was never really known. Here is Tiger, barefoot, in handcuffs, showing a police officer a witty and self-deprecating side of himself that the public never sees. Here is Tiger on the verge of tears with his children at the British Open. Here is Tiger trying to express his gratitude to his mother at a ceremony at the Rose Garden. In these pages, Tiger is funny, cold, generous, self-absorbed, inspiringand real. The Second Life of Tiger Woods is not only the saga of an exceptional man but also a celebration of second chances. Bamberger's bracingly honest book is about what Tiger Woods did, and about what any of us can do, when we face our demons head-on.
Wall Street Journal Bestseller New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers.So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems. Cops chase robbers, doctors treat patients with chronic illnesses, and call-center reps address customer complaints. But many crimes, chronic illnesses, and customer complaints are preventable. So why do our efforts skew so heavily toward reaction rather than prevention? Upstream probes the psychological forces that push us downstreamincluding ';problem blindness,' which can leave us oblivious to serious problems in our midst. And Heath introduces us to the thinkers who have overcome these obstacles and scored massive victories by switching to an upstream mindset. One online travel website prevented twenty million customer service calls every year by making some simple tweaks to its booking system. A major urban school district cut its dropout rate in half after it figured out that it could predict which students would drop outas early as the ninth grade. A European nation almost eliminated teenage alcohol and drug abuse by deliberately changing the nation's culture. And one EMS system accelerated the emergency-response time of its ambulances by using data to predict where 911 calls would emergeand forward-deploying its ambulances to stand by in those areas. Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we've forgotten that we can fix them?
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office.Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the world's most powerful and influential intelligence service. With unprecedented, deep access to nearly all these individuals plus several of their predecessors, Chris Whipple tells the story of an agency that answers to the United States president alone, but whose activitiesspying, espionage, and covert actiontake place on every continent. At pivotal moments, the CIA acts as a brake on rogue presidents, starting in the mid-seventies with DCI Richard Helms's refusal to conceal Richard Nixon's criminality and continuing to the present as the actions of a CIA whistleblower have ignited impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Since its inception in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency has been a powerful player on the world stage, operating largely in the shadows to protect American interests. For The Spymasters, Whipple conducted extensive, exclusive interviews with nearly every living CIA director, pulling back the curtain on the world's elite spy agencies and showing how the CIA partnersor clasheswith counterparts in Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Topics covered in the book include attempts by presidents to use the agency for their own ends; simmering problems in the Middle East and Asia; rogue nuclear threats; and cyberwarfare. A revelatory, behind-the-scenes look, The Spymasters recounts seven decades of CIA activity and elicits predictions about the issues--and threatsthat will engage the attention of future operatives and analysts. Including eye-opening interviews with George Tenet, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, and David Petraeus, as well as those who've just recently departed the agency, this is a timely, essential, and important contribution to current events.