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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break ...
by James Clear

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b><b>The instant </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestseller</b>. <b>Over 1 million copies sold!</b><br /><br /><b><i>Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results</i></b></b><br /><br />No matter your goals, <i>Atomic Habits</i> offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.<br /><br />If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.<br /><br />Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.<br /><br />Learn how to:<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽design your environment to make success easier;<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽get back on track when you fall off course;<br />...and much more.<br /><br /><i>Atomic Habits</i> will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER聽</b><br />#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.</b><br /><br />Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. <br />聽聽聽聽 What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. <i>12 Rules for Life</i>聽shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<p><strong>Elastic habits are easier to form, more impactful, more fun, and more resilient than habits formed with any other strategy.</strong><br /></p><p>These flexible habits are just as easy to form as a mini habit, but with 3x the results (or more). To explain how and why this is possible, here's a hypothetical scenario involving my greatest fear in the world... bears.<br /></p><p>Imagine you鈥檙e trail running in the woods, trying to set a new personal best time. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a large brown object moving towards you with great speed. And now it鈥檚 upon you. You gaze up in horror at a roaring mother grizzly bear. What do you do?<br /></p><ol><li>Continue running (adrenaline boost!)</li><li>Tackle the bear</li><li>Play dead</li><li>Call out 鈥淛umanji鈥?lt;br /></li></ol><p>Go ahead and play dead. It gives you the best chance of surviving a grizzly attack. But if you treated this situation as we are taught to treat goals and habits, you wouldn鈥檛 have that option. You鈥檇 have just one option, because most goals and habits are unchanging. So here鈥檚 your one option.<br /></p><p>1. Continue running (certain death)<br /></p><p>You had a plan (trail running), but your environment changed (momma bear). Whenever that happens, you must <em>adapt</em> to the unexpected situation for the best result. In the case of a bear attack, it can save your life. In the case of behavior change, it can save your habits.聽<br /></p><p>This concept doesn鈥檛 only apply in a negative way, either. There will be times in which a situation is <em>more</em> favorable than anticipated, in which case, adapting to seize the opportunity is in your best interest. But if you follow any other habit book鈥檚 advice, they will tell you to do the same thing every day, to be inflexible.聽<br /></p><h3><strong>The Result of Static Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>If your static habit is small, you鈥檒l achieve remarkable consistency (mini habits). But on days in which you can do more, it will feel (and possibly be) <em>wrong</em> to aim for something that easy. Over time, this may frustrate you.<br /></p><p>If your static habit is large, you鈥檒l have occasional big wins, but whenever life sends you a figurative grizzly bear, you鈥檒l fail and your habit may die young.<br /></p><p>Small habits are the best choice if you choose to form a static habit, but here鈥檚 why you shouldn鈥檛.<br /></p><h3><strong>The Power of Elastic Habits</strong><br /></h3><p>No two days are the same. By making your habits elastic, you can adapt your aim to conquer every unique day of your life. You will still be surprised by the crazy happenings of life, no doubt, but you will no longer be <em>unprepared</em> for them.<br /></p><p>Elastic habits give you an answer for every situation. They destroy excuses naturally, by saying, 鈥淥kay. How about doing this instead?鈥?If normal habits are a hammer, elastic habits are your grandfather鈥檚 garage, a magical place with a tool for every need. It鈥檚 not a burden to have a hammer, a wrench, <em>and</em> a screwdriver鈥攜ou simply select the one you need for the job.<br /></p><p>In this book, you鈥檒l find a comprehensive framework of elasticity for habit building. Elastic materials are stronger than rigid, brittle materials because they can adapt to pressure. The same is true for habits. Any dread or sense of monotony you鈥檝e felt about forming habits will disappear, because this system is dynamic and exciting.<br /></p><p>Your elastic habits can survive threats and thrive in favorable circumstances. There鈥檚 no downside because they鈥檙e simply a smarter version of the habits we typically try to form. <br /></p><p><strong>Read <em>Elastic Habits</em>, and you鈥檒l soon discover the power and freedom of smarter, flexible habits that adapt to your day.</strong></p>
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
by Bren茅 Brown

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>鈥?lt;b>聽Bren茅 Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she鈥檚 showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.<br /><br /><b>Don鈥檛 miss the hourlong Netflix special聽<i>Bren茅 Brown: The Call to Courage</i>!</b> <br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>BLOOMBERG<br /></i></b><br /> Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.<br /><br /> When we dare to lead, we don鈥檛 pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don鈥檛 see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don鈥檛 avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it鈥檚 necessary to do good work.<br /><br /> But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we鈥檙e choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we鈥檙e scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can鈥檛 do better and faster. What can <i>we</i> do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.<br /><br /> Four-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Bren茅 Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question:聽<br /><br /> <b>How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?聽</b><br /><br /> In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS<i> </i>style that millions of readers have come to expect and love.<br /><br /> Brown writes, 鈥淥ne of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It鈥檚 learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It鈥檚 why we鈥檙e here.鈥?lt;br /><br />Whether you鈥檝e read <i>Daring Greatly </i>and<i> Rising Strong</i> or you鈥檙e new to Bren茅 Brown鈥檚 work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
A New Earth (Oprah #61): Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

August 29, 2006

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<b>The 10th anniversary edition of <i>A New Earth</i> with a new preface by Eckhart Tolle.<br /></b><br /> With his bestselling spiritual guide <i>The Power of Now</i>, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived 鈥渋n the now.鈥?In <i>A New Earth</i>, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.<br /><br /> Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, <i>A New Earth</i> is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life鈥攁nd for building a better world.<br /> 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...
by Robin J. DiAngelo

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.</b> <br /><br />In this 鈥渧ital, necessary, and beautiful book鈥?(Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and 鈥渁llows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 鈥榖ad people鈥?(Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Bren茅 Brown

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion鈥攐ur goodness. They insist, 鈥淚 am not worthy.鈥?But we聽<i>are聽</i>worthy鈥攐f self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Bren茅 Brown鈥檚 game-changing聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller聽<i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>鈥攚hich has sold聽<b>more than 2 million copies聽</b>in more than聽<b>30 different languages,聽</b>and聽<i>Forbes聽</i>recently named聽<b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>鈥攚e find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<br /><br />A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Bren茅 Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an 鈥渋mperfect鈥?life and embracing living authentically. Brown鈥檚 鈥渢en guideposts鈥?are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty鈥攁 perfectly imperfect life.<br /> <br /> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to 鈥渄ig deep鈥?and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can鈥檛 hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the W...
by Bren茅 Brown

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<b><b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller.聽</b>1 million copies sold!<br /><br /><b>Don鈥檛 miss the hourlong Netflix special聽<i>Bren茅 Brown: The Call to Courage</i>!</b><br /><br />From thought leader Bren茅 Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.</b><br />聽<br /> <i>鈥淚t is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while <b>daring greatly.</b>鈥濃€?lt;/i>Theodore Roosevelt<br /><br />Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Bren茅 Brown聽PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.<br /><br />Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, <i>and</i> the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: 鈥淲hen we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.鈥?lt;br /><br /> <i>Daring Greatly</i> is not about winning or losing. It鈥檚 about courage. In a world where 鈥渘ever enough鈥?dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It鈥檚 even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there鈥檚 a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena鈥攚hether it鈥檚 a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. <i>Daring Greatly</i> is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help...
by , Rachel Heller

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

December 30, 2010

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<p>聽</p><br /><p>聽</p><b>Is there a science to love? </b> <br /><br /> In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. <br /><br /> Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. <br /><br /> In <i>Attached</i>, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: <br /><br /> *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. <br /><br /> *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. <br /><br /> *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. <br /><br /> <i>Attached</i> guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, <i>Attached</i> offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol S. Dweck

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 28, 2006

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<b>The updated edition of聽the book that has changed millions of lives聽with its insights into the growth mindset.</b><br /><br /> After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a <i>fixed mindset</i>鈥攖hose who believe that abilities are fixed鈥攁re less likely to flourish than those with a <i>growth mindset</i>鈥攖hose who believe that abilities can be developed. <i>Mindset</i> reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.<br /><br /> In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love鈥攖o transform their lives and your own.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Mindset</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎 good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.鈥?lt;b>鈥擱obert J. Sternberg, co-author of <i>Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎n essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擫ibrary Journal </i>(starred review)</b><br /><br /> 鈥淓veryone should read this book.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟hip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of <i>Made to Stick</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淥ne of the most influential books ever about motivation.鈥?lt;b>鈥擯o Bronson, author of <i>NurtureShock</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚f you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read <i>Mindset</i>.鈥?lt;b>鈥擥uy Kawasaki, author of <i>The Art of the Start 2.0</i></b>

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