5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014 by Addicted2Success™

5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014 by Addicted2Success™

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Title: The Promise of a Pencil

The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently ...
Author(s): Adam Braun
ISBN 13: 9781476730639
Pages: 288
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Title: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men´s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you´re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.
Author(s): Ryan Holiday
ISBN 13: 9781591846352
Pages: 201
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Title: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

How do successful companies create products people cant put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Modela four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive hook cycles, these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyals years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up foundernot abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. Eyal provides readers with: Practical insights to create user habits that stick. Actionable steps for building products people love. Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.
Author(s): Nir Eyal;Ryan Hoover
ISBN 13: 9781591847786
Pages: 256
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Title: Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Presents practical advice for increasing productivity on creative projects and improving their chances for success through strategies of networking and sharing works and ideas with like-minded members of the community and on the Internet. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. Its about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. Its not self-promotion, its self-discovery; let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Dont Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a users manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity; what he calls the ecology of talent. From broader life lessons about work (you cant find your voice if you dont use it) to the etiquette of sharing; and the dangers of oversharing; to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), its an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
Author(s): Austin Kleon
ISBN 13: 9780761178972
Pages: 215
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Title: The Motivation Manifesto

"Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom.
Author(s): Brendon Burchard
ISBN 13: 9781401948078
Pages: 256
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