Twenty Five Books on Motivation and Personal Improvements for Life and Business

  Twenty Five Books on Motivation and Personal Improvements for Life and Business

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Title: A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think! An engineering professor who started out doing poorly in mathematical and technical subjects in school offers tools, tips and techniques to learning the creative and analytical thought processes that will lead to achievement in math and ...
Author(s): Barbara Oakley
ISBN 13: 9780399165245
Pages: 316
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Title: Energy Addict 101: Physical, Mental and Spiritual Ways to Energize Your Life

<p>If you have ever said "I wish I had more energy" or "I just don't have the energy" then you need to Become an Energy Addict. We all wish we had more energy to meet the increasing demands of every day life. And we all wish we had more time to do all the things on our to-do list. Many of us are overstressed, overworked and overtired. The problem is that it's not getting any easier. Somehow the days are getting shorter while our to-do lists are getting longer. Our pace of life continues to get faster and the demands continue to increase. We fight through each day, battling fatigue and headaches, stress and frustration, depression and grumpiness, back and neck problems. We attempt to fight back with caffeinated drinks and candy bars with the hope that they will give us just enough energy to accomplish our tasks before we crash. But when the caffeine and sugar wears off we are left feeling tired once again. Tomorrow it starts all over. We need more energy and time but where do we find them? Unless Congress passes the 25 hour day, we can't increase the amount of hours in our day. Thankfully, there is another way. We can become an Energy Addict. We can learn simple, powerful strategies to increase our mental, physical and spiritual energy. We can become addicted to positive energy and habits. And we can make small changes in our lives that will produce big results.</p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780399530890
Pages: 256
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Title: The Secrets of Closing the Sale

Doctors, housewives, ministers, parents, teachers ... everyone has to "sell" their ideas and themselves to be successful. This new guide by America's #1 professional in the art of persuasion focuses on the most essential part of the sale -- how to make them say "Yes, I will!"
Author(s): Zig Ziglar
ISBN 13: 9780425081020
Pages: 416
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Title: There's No Such Thing as Business Ethics: There's Only One Rule for Making Decisions

<p>There's no such thing as business ethics. How can that be? Because a single standard applies to both your business and personal life-and it's one we all know and trust: the Golden Rule. Now bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how this revered ideal works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends. There's No Such Thing As "Business" Ethics offers:<br> • Stories from history, business, government, and sports that illustrate how talented leaders invoked this timeless principle<br> • Examples of difficult business decisions-layoffs, evaluations, billing clients, expansion-and how the Golden Rule applies to each<br> • The five most common reasons people compromise their ethics-and how you can prevail over such moral obstacles<br> • How applying the Golden Rule to business builds morale, increases productivity, encourages teamwork, lowers employee turnover, and keeps clients coming back. John C. Maxwell not only reveals the many ways the Golden Rule creates the perfect environment for business success, but does it with great wisdom, warmth, and humor. Backed by flawless research and the ideas of history's best thinkers, this engaging book brilliantly demonstrates how doing the right thing fosters a winning situation for all, with positive results for employees, clients, investors, and even your own state of mind. Business runs much more smoothly, profits increase, and you know that you've set the groundwork for years of future prosperity...and it's all thanks to the tried-and-true Golden Rule.</p>
Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780446532297
Pages: 160
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Title: Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know

Bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how the Golden Rule works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends.
Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780446578097
Pages: 128
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Title: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

<p class="null1">Praise for <i>The Energy Bus</i></p> <p>"Jon's book <i>The Energy Bus</i> and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential."<br> —<b>Mike Smith</b>, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons</p> <p>"Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today, Jon Gordon provides a clear road map to navigate the negativity and pitfalls that too often sabotage individual and team success as he shines a light on the truths that define great leaders, great teams, and great energy. I especially loved the part about leading with purpose. I consider this a valuable book for anyone looking to bring out the best in themselves and their team."<br> —<b>Tom Gegax</b>, founder of Tires Plus</p> <p>"Purpose, vision, enthusiasm, and spirit are all critical elements for individual and team success. The Energy Bus does a masterful job of weaving together these principles to create a dynamic and entertaining read that will infuse you and your team with positive energy. Get on the bus and enjoy the ride."<br> —<b>Pat Williams</b>, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic</p> <p>"The world would be a much better place if we all focused on being positive. Gordon is 'the Pastor of Positive Energy' and I'm one of his believers."<br> —<b>Danny Gans</b>, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year</p> <p>"Gordon so inspired our sales professionals with his positive energy that they were asking for more. Now, here is his philosophy in a book we can read and quote—and we will!"<br> —<b>Linda H. Sherrer</b>, President and CEO of Prudential Network Realty</p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470100288
Pages: 192
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Title: The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

<p>The No Complaining Rule</p> <p>by Jon Gordon</p> <p>A Story About Positive Ways to Turn Complaints into Solutions, Innovations, and Success</p> <p class="null1">Every complaint represents an opportunity to turnsomething negative into a positive!</p> <p>"Excuses always come from the losing locker room. In Jon Gordon's book <i>The No Complaining Rule</i>, he provides the winning edge." —Coach Lou Holtz</p> <p>"In a world in which so many, it seems, focus on the glass as half empty, Jon Gordon sets out a clear blueprint in <i>The No Complaining Rule</i> to help each of us better ourselves. His approach will cut negativity and can impact our workplaces and our families, and help us carve out more productive, lower-stress environments."—Nathan Whitaker coauthor (with Tony Dungy) of <i>Quiet Strength</i></p> <p>"Complaining is one of the biggest problems in business today. It undermines the effectiveness of a team and organization, leading to contempt and an inability to adapt and change. In <i>The No Complaining Rule</i>, Jon Gordon offers the antidote."—Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist, author of <i>The Only Three Questions That Count</i></p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470279496
Pages: 176
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Title: Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else

<i>Training Camp</i> is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. If you want to be your best—<i>Training Camp</i> offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470462089
Pages: 176
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Title: Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture

<p class="null1">Praise for <i>Soup</i></p> <p>"So often we only concern ourselves with wins and losses. We overlook what is at the core of success, and that is the 'culture' of the team that is created by the leader or leadership group. If you create a culture where all members of the team can thrive and do their jobs effectively, then the score will take care of itself. Jon gives you the recipe of how to create a culture of greatness for your team, organization, or family."<br> —<b>Mike Smith, Head Coach, The Atlanta Falcons</b></p> <p>"In a world where leaders are pulled in a million different directions, <i>Soup</i> reminds us that we must make time to cultivate engaged relationships in order to build a winning organization and team."<br> —<b>Margaret Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, RE/MAX International Inc.</b></p> <p>"A lot of my job as a leader is to help others unleash their gifts and passions. Sometimes these gifts appear to be hidden beneath the surface but with a little heat and care, they bubble up to the surface. That's what you'll find in Soup by Jon Gordon. Told in an entertaining parable form, <i>Soup</i> will help you understand how to nurture the greatness in others so that you can become great as a team."<br> —<b>Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church and author of Primal</b></p> <p>"Jon Gordon continually finds unique and creative ways to reveal the essential components of an efficient organization and always does so with great depth and insight. <i>Soup</i> provides the key ingredients to establishing culture and is another example of how Gordon's writing transcends common thought."<br> —<b>Sam Presti, Executive Vice President and General Manager, the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder</b></p> <p>"There's a common problem in business today. It's a people problem . . . but maybe not in the way you would think. We spend so much time focusing on the bottom line that many fail to focus on the people who make the bottom line what it is. People matter and how we lead them matters. This is why I recommend Jon Gordon's new book. It provides the recipe for mobilizing and engaging a team."<br> —<b>Chris Brogan, New York Times bestselling author of <i>Trust Agents</i> and <i>Social Media 101</i></b></p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470487846
Pages: 164
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Title: The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change

<p class="null1">What do you want to be?</p> <p>Every day, you have a choice of whether you are going to be a shark or a goldfish. You have a choice of whether you are going to wait to be fed or whether you are going to find food. Each day, you make this choice with your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. The choice is yours. What do you want to be?</p> <p class="null1">A shark or a goldfish?</p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470503607
Pages: 112
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Title: The Carpenter

A memorable read for anyone." —Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group; Bestselling Author The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage "The Carpenter is just another example of Jon Gordon as a master storyteller—unforgettable ...
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470888544
Pages: 160
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Title: The Positive Dog: A Story about the Power of Positivity

<p>From the Author: 11 Benefits of Being Positive<br> <br> 1. Positive people live longer. In a study of nuns, those that regularly expressed positive emotions lived an average of 10 years longer than those who didn't (Snowdon, 2001).<br> <br> 2. Positive work environments outperform negative work environments (Goleman, 2011).<br> <br> 3. Positive, optimistic salespeople sell more than pessimistic salespeople (Seligman, 2006).<br> <br> 4. Positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure (Institute of HeartMath, 2012).<br> <br> 5. Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5-to-1 ratio of positive to negative interactions, whereas when the ratio approaches 1-to-1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce (Gottman, 1999).<br> <br> 6. Positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges, and adversity.<br> <br> 7. Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture, which helps them identify solutions, whereas negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems (Fredrickson, 2009).<br> <br> 8. Positive thoughts and emotions counter the negative effects of stress. You can't be thankful and stressed at the same time.<br> <br> 9. Positive emotions such as gratitude and appreciation help athletes perform at a higher level (Institute of HeartMath, 2012).<br> <br> 10. Positive people have more friends, which is a key factor of happiness and longevity (Putnam, 2000).<br> <br> 11. Positive and popular leaders are more likely to garner the support of others and receive pay raises and promotions and achieve greater success in the workplace.<br> <br> </p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470888551
Pages: 128
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Title: The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

<p class="null1">A story for anyone searching for more passion, purpose, and happiness</p> <p>Bestselling author Jon Gordon has inspired countless people in business, education, professional sports, and ministries to work with more passion and purpose, and in his new inspiring fable he shares powerful insights and proven truths to find purpose and happiness in your life and work.</p>
Author(s): Jon Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780470888568
Pages: 146
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Title: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement

CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE

"Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!"
—Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"This book gives you a step-by-step system to transform your thinking about yourself and your potential, enabling you to achieve greater success in every area of your life."
—Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Lee Iacocca & Associates

"Once again, Brian Tracy has written an incredible book which shows individuals how to delve into their inner resources so that they can not only identify realistic goals but develop a plan on how to achieve these goals. This book promises to be a bestseller and to influence the lives of so many. It is must reading."
—Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute

"Outstanding! Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a must-read. Use the powerful 'mental software' program in this book to tap your vast inner resources and bring the life you've been dreaming about into reality."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead!

"As usual, Brian Tracy has hit another home run with Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. It's a must-read!"
—Mac Anderson, founder, Successories, Inc.

"Brian's new book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, will show you how to attract the people and resources you need to achieve any goal you set for yourself."
—Tony Jeary, Mr. Presentation, author of Life Is a Series of Presentations

"This is a masterful book laden with wisdom and knowledge. It'll catapult you from intention to implementation. It arms you with the information and insights you need to achieve success and significance in your life."
—Nido R. Qubein, founder, National Speakers Association Foundation Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

Author(s): Brian Tracy
ISBN 13: 9780471735380
Pages: 288
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Title: Getting Rich Your Own Way: Achieve All Your Financial Goals Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible

"Save yourself ten years of hard work. Read Brian's powerful book and let him show you the shortcut to success. He'll show you the fastest way for you to get rich."
-Robert Allen bestselling author, Multiple Streams of Income

"Millions of people start with nothing and become wealthy as the result of doing certain things in a certain way, over and over again. This book by Brian Tracy shows you how you can achieve all your financial goals, starting from wherever you are today."
-Jack Canfield coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series and The Success Principles

"This is the only book you need to read to become wealthy! It is loaded with practical ideas and strategies to propel you onwards and upwards."
-Nido Qubein Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company, and founder, National Speakers Association Foundation

"Another great book from Brian Tracy. Tangible, practical ideas that will make you money and make you rich!"
-Bill Bachrach President, Bachrach & Associates, Inc.

"Brian Tracy has put together a masterpiece of common sense for getting rich. If you wish a different life, commit now to different actions-read this book!"
-H. J. (Jim) Graham President and CEO, Cyber Broadcast One, Inc.

"Brian Tracy shows you how unlimited wealth starts in the mind, and how anyone can focus their time and energy to earn millions. It's the readable, riveting primer for countless new American fortunes."
-Peter Montoya CEO, Peter Montoya Inc.

Author(s): Brian Tracy
ISBN 13: 9780471768067
Pages: 304
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Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s commonsense approach to communicating has endured for a century, touching millions and millions of readers. The only diploma that hangs in Warren Buffett’s office is his certificate from Dale Carnegie Training. Lee Iacocca credits Carnegie for giving him the courage to speak in public. Dilbert creator Scott Adams called Carnegie’s teachings “life-changing.” To demonstrate the lasting relevancy of his tools, Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., has reimagined his prescriptions and his advice for our difficult digital age. We may communicate today with different tools and with greater speed, but Carnegie’s advice on how to communicate, lead, and work efficiently remains priceless across the ages.
Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671027032
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Title: Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Succeed in a Changing World

For nearly a century, the words and works of Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., have translated into proven success — a claim verified by millions of satisfied graduates; a perpetual 3,000-plus enrollment roster per week; and book sales, including the mega-bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, totaling over thirty million copies.

Now, in The Leader In You, coauthors Stuart R. Levine and Michael A. Crom apply the famed organization's time-tested human relations principles to demonstrate how anyone, regardless of his or her job, can harness creativity and enthusiasm to work more productively — 1990s style.

With insights from leading figures in the corporate, entertainment, sports, academic, and political arenas — and encompassing interviews and advice from such eminent authorities as Lee Iacocca and Margaret Thatcher — this comprehensive, step-by-step guide includes strategies to help you:

  • Identify your leadership strengths
  • Achieve your goals and increase your self-confidence
  • Eliminate an "us vs. them" mentality
  • Become a team player and strengthen cooperation among associates
  • Balance work and leisure
  • Control your worries and energize your life

And much more!

The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself — once you discover the key that unlocks The Leader In You.

Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671519988
Pages: 256
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Title: Unlimited power

Author(s): Anthony Robbins
ISBN 13: 9780671610883
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Title: Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking: Modern Techniques for Dynamic Communication

Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker--every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.
Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671724009
Pages: 224
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Title: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


This book can change your life!

Through Dale Carnegie's six-million-copy bestseller recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry hobbit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today. In the fast-paced world of the 1990's -- formulas that will last a lifetime!

Discover how to:

  • Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Avoid fatigue -- and keep looking you
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
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    Find yourself and be yourself -- remember there is no one else on earth like you!

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to read and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active and happy life!

Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671733353
Pages: 352
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Title: How To Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People

Dale Carnegie shows you how to:
  • Develop poise
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Improve your memory
  • Make your meaning clear
  • Begin and end a talk
  • Interest and charm your audience
  • Improve your diction
  • Win and argument without making enemies

How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking also offers hundreds of practical and valuable tips on influencing the important people in your life: your friends, your customers, your business associates, your employers.

The information in this book has been tested and used successfully by more than one million students in the world-famous Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations.

Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9780671746070
Pages: 240
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Title: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical, & Financial Destiny

Wake Up and Take Control of Your Life!

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.

The creator of acclaimed personal achievement programs and the author of the bestselling Unlimited Power reveals the proven steps to self-mastery. Robbins shares the secrets of his exclusive "Date with Destiny" seminars, describing how unconscious beliefs control our behavior and how we can make immediate changes to accomplish our goals. Charts and graphs.

Author(s): Anthony Robbins
ISBN 13: 9780671791544
Pages: 544
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