Advice and How-To

Advice and How-To

Single That

by Acamea Deadwiler


Discover the audacity to be comfortable and confident with every relationship status. 

Single That gives you an immediate nudge toward the belief that you, alone, are enough. Whether single, dating, in a relationship, or in between, this practical guide offers authentic advice on being happy with who and where you are.

Single That will help you take back and harness your power as a woman because it eliminates misconceptions and assumptions that attempt to keep it from you. Each chapter tackles an idea with which the term "single" is often falsely considered synonymous.

Single, that does not mean broken. That does not mean lonely. These are just two of the toxic myths that this book will dispel and equip you to face with defiance. Never again will you believe an idea meant to reduce your self-worth.

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Ultimate Step by Step Guide to Machine Learning Using Python

by Daneyal Anis

 

*Start your Data Science career using Python today!*

 

Are you ready to start your new exciting career? Ready to crush your machine learning career goals?


Are you overwhelmed with complexity of the books on this subject?

 

Then let this breezy and fun little book on Python and machine learning models make you a data scientist in 7 days!


First part of this book introduces Python basics including:
•Data Structures like Pandas
•Foundational libraries like Numpy, Seaborn and Scikit-Learn

Second part of this book shows you how to build predictive machine learning models step by step using techniques such as:
•Regression analysis
•Decision tree analysis
•Training and testing data models
•Tensor Flow, Keras and PyTorch
•Additional data science concepts like Classification Analysis, Clustering, Association Learning and Dimension Reduction

The final part of the book provides a structured framework on how to solve real world problems using data science and how to structure your data science project.

After reading this book you will be able to:
•Code in Python with confidence
•Build new machine learning models from scratch
•Know how to clean and prepare your data for analytics
•Speak confidently about statistical analysis techniques

Data Science was ranked the fast-growing field by LinkedIn and Data Scientist is one of the most highly sought after and lucrative careers in the world!

If you are on the fence about making the leap to a new and lucrative career, this is the book for you!


What sets this book apart from other books on the topic of Python and Machine learning:
•Step by step code examples and explanation
•Complex concepts explained visually
•Real world applicability of the machine learning models introduced
•Bonus free code samples that you can try yourself without any prior experience in Python!


What do I need to get started?

You will have a step by step action plan in place once you finish this book and finally feel that you, can master data science and machine learning and start lucrative and rewarding career!

Ready to dive in to the exciting world of Python and Machine Learning?

Then scroll up to the top and hit that BUY BUTTON!

 

 

 
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Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE!: 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss

by Gundi Gabrielle

 

FREE Blogging Course Included!!

 

STEP-BY-STEP: A Proven, Easy-to-Follow System to Starting a Wordpress Blog from Scratch
(Part 1: Technical Set up)

 


You have thought about starting a blog, but always put it off, because tech stuff really scares you?

You often wondered how top bloggers actually make money? - and what training they had to become successful?

Or you might be a freelancer / business owner trying to use the internet to spread the word about your products and services?

This book will teach you how to start a cool blog the smart way - no prior experience is necessary - and you might even have fun along the way….

 

Building a Foundation for Blogging Success


While some guides promise to get you started with a blog in under an hour - or even 5 minutes - the reality is quite different. Like with anything new there is a small learning curve and the occasional frustration.

Sure, you can rush through it and quickly set something up - without any design or features. But that’s probably not a good success strategy. This book is not about starting a “quickie” blog, but about building a solid foundation for long term success. (Wordpress site).

This includes advice from some of the most successful bloggers in the world, like the guys behind ProBlogger, CopyBlogger, Moz and BoostBlogTraffic who have generated a combined income of more than 50 Million Dollars through their blogs.

 

A well-thought-out Strategy will get you there a lot faster


Starting a successful blog is not just about learning the technical aspects. That is only the beginning - and even there your choices can make or break you, right from the start.

We will cover the different aspects you need to consider for each of the 7 Steps described in this book, including choosing a marketable domain name, a good hosting company, mailing list services - and monetizing strategies.

You will find that - with a few pointers - starting a successful blog is - by far - not as complicated as you might think. Though it will take more than just an hour…;-)


Thanks to an amazing software called WordPress, it has become very easy to start and manage a blog without paying expensive designers or learning complex “code”.

 

If you are comfy with MS Word, a Wordpress site will be a breeze…


More importantly, it will soon become fun to design your own Wordpress site and update it yourself. You might even help others to start their Wordpress blog….


This book follows a proven 7-Step formula with numerous screenshots to illustrate each step.
It will give you the tools to get started with your new Wordpress blog in easy-to-understand language and provide you with a massive resource chapter for further training.

Here is what you will learn:


Step #1: What is WordPress and why do all successful bloggers use it?
...and why you should avoid third party platforms like Blogspot/Blogger, Weebly, Wix, etc. at all cost!!

Step #2: Web Hosting - Finding a good home base for your blog

Step #3: Creating your Brand - Choosing and registering your domain name

Step #4: WordPress Set up: - A first look at your site & features

Step #5: Pick a Theme - Styling your site to awesomeness

Step #6: Plugins, Mailing Lists & Google Analytics - Turning your blog into a performance ninja

Step #7: Blogging & Marketing Training - Learning from the MASTERS

Would You Like To Know More?


Download now and learn how to start your blog today!

Scroll to the top of the page and select the BUY button.

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Your Team Loves Mondays (... Right?)

by Kristin A. Sherry

 

"By leveraging the insights that Sherry details in her book for your organization, you can reach levels of excellence you probably never considered attainable." –Authors Reading

According to Gallup research, 9 out of 10 people are not naturally wired to manage people. Yet, two-thirds of managers are thrown into supervising people without direction. Kristin Sherry had a similar experience leading a team of 31 people for the first time without preparation.

Packed with practical tools, frameworks and tips to grow your confidence and people management capabilities, this book will help you discover if management is the best fit for your talents, reveal directing and delegating styles, offer strategies and tactics for hiring, onboarding, training, developing others, and retaining and offboarding employees.

Readers will find step-by-step support to create development plans, give feedback, motivate others and facilitate feedback sessions in this toolbox of actionable guidance.

Hard learned lessons combined with experience coaching managers to improve their skills are delivered in this easy-to-follow guide to earn your team’s respect, get better results and help your team love Mondays.

 

 
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Holistically Green Homes

by Orlo Stitt


As more and more people are concerned with a greener way of living, there is a rapidly expanding trend for more energy-efficient homes that are uniquely beautiful, economical, and more comfortable.

If this describes you, meet Orlo Stitt, a pioneer and award-winning design-builder of energy-efficient homes. Since 1978, he and his company, Stitt Energy Systems (now operated as The Stitt Group), have been at the leading edge of this movement. In fact, the company has won more national Energy/Value Housing awards than any other company nationwide.

In his book,"Holistically Green Homes", Orlo describes Eighteen Principles of what green home design and building or retrofitting is all about. This book provides the facts and insights that will help you make informed, economic, environmental, and important lifestyle choices.

Discover:

•Creative design and planning ideas with 100s of beautiful photos
•How to create near-zero or Net-Zero PLUS energy bills
•“Technical Notes,” “Sidebars,” and “Over-the-Years” tips gained from Orlo’s experience in planning, designing, and building energy-efficient homes
•How to keep maintenance costs low while maximizing functionality, style, and efficiency
•How to select and work with designers, lenders, appraisers, builders, contractors, and subcontractors
•Checklist, informative links, spreadsheets, and so much more

From initial ideas and dreams, site selection, planning and design, and then budgeting—to solar electric choices and specifications, to construction, and everything in between, “Holistically Green Homes” is a creative guidebook for anyone who wants a beautiful home that provides maximum comfort and style, while giving attention to energy efficiency, tax-free savings, and the environment.

 
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The Book of WHY (and HOW): Discover the Timeless Secrets to Meaning, Success and Abundance

by Corey Poirier


The Book of WHY (and HOW) is designed to help people discover their passion, purpose, and mission while also leveraging the top habits of the world’s top achievers. Broken down into three sections, The Book of WHY (and HOW) reveals the four WHYs that can dramatically change a person’s life, the shortest path to thriving in a challenging world, and the key to becoming more enlightened in the process. In short, multiple‑time TEDx speaker, Corey Poirier, helps readers tap into their purpose so they can thrive in a more enlightened way. The Book of WHY (and HOW) is unique in the way it addresses the importance of uncovering the WHY while also revealing the HOW.


Many people struggle with feeling a lack of purpose in their life and work. They also struggle with how to uncover their purpose as well as what to do with it once they do. The Book of WHY (and HOW) tackles this exact challenge while revealing the timeless secrets Corey Poirier has discovered while interviewing more than 5,000 of the world’s top achievers.

 

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Resume 101: How to Write an Effective Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Cover Letter

by Steven Mostyn

 

Resume 101 will give you step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of popular job search tools, including showing you how to:

  • Write a winning resume – and what to do if you’re out of work or a new grad.
  • Utilize knowledge of SEO and Applicant Tracking Systems, which increase your resume’s chances of being seen by hiring managers.
  • Create an effective LinkedIn profile.
  • Write cover letters that will stand out.
  • Navigate top job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, Facebook, Glassdoor, and more.
  • Answer hiring managers’ typical interview questions.
     

For over 20 years, Steven Mostyn’s custom resumes have helped thousands of people – from entry-level employees to CEOs – get the job they wanted. He understands what it takes to successfully compete for jobs in dynamic, emerging companies and large enterprises like Amazon, Marriott, Microsoft, IBM, and Walmart. In Resume 101, he distills decades of experience into simple tips and provides an insider’s view of what works for job hunters.

 

 
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The Cosmic Playbook: 30 Vital Mini Meditations For Love, Hope and Courage

by P.K. Davies

 

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or frantic? Cuddle up with this little Playbook, filled with new age daily inspiration and designed to elevate your emotions in just 3 minutes a day!

Would you like to instantly break through doom and worry, and burst into a life you love?

This collection of mini meditations are packed with powerful Universal connection and sprinkled with a little magic.

They will soothe you and remind you of the power you carry within you to manifest your desires. Simply read for 3 minutes every day and feel your hope and fearless spirit take root once again!

The Cosmic Playbook also includes 2 special Bonus Treats:

  • Bonus Treat 1: Vital Affirmations. Enjoy over 190 epic affirmations in 28 life areas! Revel in a jubilant celebration of life!
  • Bonus Treat 2: Clearing & Energizing Affirmations for Money and Abundance. A unique and soothing set of affirmations and intentions that empower you to truly let go of old money blocks and stories so you can welcome in fresh prosperity!

Created by award-winning author P.K. Davies from Joyful Life Mastery – a Law of Attraction and manifesting playground.

Download The Cosmic Playbook today and get ready to unleash your skills and talents upon the world!

 

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GameChanger Investing: How to Profit from Tomorrow's Billion-Dollar Trends

by Hilary Kramer


Investment analyst and portfolio manager Hilary Kramer—called "a one-woman financial investment powerhouse" by Financial Times—provides a blueprint for investors to navigate the rapidly changing trends in today's economy. Kramer’s investment style puts her ahead of the curve as she relentlessly researches to find the next big company to invest in long before anyone else does. In doing so, over the past three decades, she has generated more than $100 billion in wealth for people by putting in the hard work for them, the old-fashioned way—researching and analyzing the fundamentals of a stock, one company at a time. Using that same strategy, GameChanger Investing helps readers navigate the current political climate, understand the enormous potential Trump has for creating wealth, and offers up 10 investable trends and 24-must-own stocks that will make you rich through a second Trump term. A graduate of Wellesley College and The Wharton School of Business, Kramer began her career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, making her first million dollars by age 30 and retiring at age 37. Now, she’s helping engaged investors get rich too.

 
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Reflective Awareness: Experience Life to the Fullest

by Elizabeth Cook

 

Are you so worn out from taking care of everyone else that you’ve forgotten how to take care of yourself?

We each have multiple, all-consuming roles in life: hard worker, parent, significant other, friend, social organizer. It can seem that different people want parts of you at any time of the day, sometimes simultaneously—these demands can be endless. In the midst of trying to meet all of these needs, you can quickly become overwhelmed, frustrated, depressed, or exhausted.

If you are exhausted from being stretched too thin for too long, discover how Reflective Awareness offers you hope for taking control of your life, beginning with changing yourself. A new outlook and positive habits will empower you to transform your life and experience the full, successful living you’ve longed for. It’s possible!

 

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A Culture of Predictable Sales: One Sales Manager's Journey

by Michael Andersen


"...a mandatory read for sales managers and CEOs who want more predictable sales." --Robert Sher, author of Mighty Midsized Companies and Forbes.com columnist

This gripping sales manager fable pulls you in as it instructively unveils the proven framework that's helped hundreds of major U.S. companies escape sales volatility and achieve strong, predictable revenue.
 
For the first time, renowned sales expert Michael Andersen opens the curtain on the secretstrategies he's used to help presidents and CEOs of many of the bestmid-size companies across North America improve their sales results.
 
In this revolutionary new book, you'll discover how to:

  •  Get free-wheeling salespeople to buy in to an intentional sales system
  •  Combine the art of sales with the science of sales management to boost results on both individual and company levels
  •  Transform your hiring, accountability, coaching, mentoring, and more
  •  Foster an organizational culture that drives predictable sales


This book reveals field-tested, proven best practices of sales management, showing them at play in a relatable context for easy learning and instant lightbulb moments.
 
Rolland Mandat, afterproving himself as a salesman, finally got promoted to manager. But sales are below par, and Dom, the CEO, needs to see better results, fast! He wants to see Rolland succeed, and he believes that with the right support, he has what it takes. So he brings in expert coach Monroe to guide the intrepid sales manager in developing an effective system to get the results the company needs. 
 
You'll witness the personal and professional life experiences, of the primary characters, that form the foundation for the creation of a new culture within the organization. And it brings out the best in everyone.
 
Easy-to-digest takeaway sections augment thestory with key insights for each chapter. As you discover the principles that help them succeed,you'll be empowered to lead your team to predictable sales.

About the Author

Creator of the breakthrough system Intentional Sales Management™, Michael Andersen helps company leaders stuck with uninspiring revenue move the needle to generate strong, predictable sales results.

Michael has partnered with executive and sales leadership of hundreds of companies in numerous industries, from Fortune 100 to successful family-run businesses, helping them:

  •  Build their sales departments
  •  Develop complete and effective sales processes
  •  Implement training and coaching programs that get buy-in and results
  •  And refine their go-to-market strategies for maximum advantage

As a nationwide leading sales coach and fractional CSO, Michael has trained thousands of sales professionals and leaders. He is known for his ability to ask the right questions and integrate unique market positioning with proven best practices.

 

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Better Than You Think: Developing Awareness for a More Fulfilling Life

by Robert Commodari

 

You know there's more to life than what you're experiencing now.

But how do you go deeper?

Life today moves faster than it ever has before, and perhaps you're feeling the toll. You work all day, raise your children, slip in activities with your family and friends, and maybe take a few moments for yourself. But despite having a full life, you don't feel fulfilled.

Robert Commodari has been there. A husband, father of three, and a real estate professional, he lived frantically, moving through his days at ninety miles an hour and yet never feeling like he was getting anywhere. Desperate for change, Rob slowed down to reflect on the kind of man he wanted to be, and he had an epiphany: If he sought more meaning in his life, he had to start by focusing on what his experiences, big and small, meant in the greater scope of his existence rather than just rushing through each day blindly.

This was his first step on the path of awareness.

Awareness is not something that comes naturally. It takes work and mindfulness. In Better Than You Think, Rob uses his own experiences and stories to explain how a daily awareness practice will help you:

  • build the four traits that contribute to a fulfilled life

  • identify exactly what you want from life and how to get it

  • recognize and appreciate the blessings you already have

  • embrace the power of unconditional love

As you develop your own awareness with Rob as your guide, you will be inspired. Every day will bring new revelations about who you are and an understanding about who you are becoming. You will find peace with yourself and others, reducing the conflict and stress in your life. You will feel a deeper connection to God and your personal desires and passions, allowing you to confidently share your wisdom with friends and family.

When you are aware of your experiences and their meaning, you will find the satisfaction and joy you seek. Begin your journey to a more fulfilled life today.

 

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ONLINE MARKETING CRASH COURSE

by Gundi Gabrielle

 

*Top 15 Marketing Strategies for 2020!*

Do feel overwhelmed with marketing? - Struggling to reach new clients, customers, or social media followers?

 

Frustrated with Facebook ads not producing good results?

 

 

Then let this snappy, little guide from the INFLUENCER series help you in typical, fun - SassyZenGirl - style!

 

What 98% of businesses miss + why they fail!

 

PART 1 starts with the 10 must-have pillars for any internet marketing success. This is what 98% of entrepreneurs and business owners miss and why they fail!

 

Your marketing campaigns cannot be successful if you forget even one of these marketing basics, and you need to have them in place before even considering any marketing strategies!

 

Learn how the 2% of successful entrepreneurs smartly position their brands, so customers will always choose their business over everyone else (hint: it’s not luck - there is a proven branding strategy at play here and you can apply it, too!).

 

In PART 2, we will cover the psychological principles of effective copywriting and how you can make your sales copy instantly more effective by just changing one or two words.

 

You will see what your #1 FOCUS needs to be, especially during your first year (it's probably not what you expected...).

 

In PART 3, we will cover the:

 

TOP 15 most effective Digital Marketing Strategies for 2020

 

so you can pick the ones best suited for your business while maximizing their effectiveness. Whether you:

 

  • Have struggled to gain traction with your blog posts or want to use blogging for profit...

  • Want to leverage the amazing power of influencer marketing, learn the most effective influencer strategies and how to find influencers on Instragram, Facebook & Youtube that will actually bring you results...

  • Read every social media bible…:) but are still struggling with social media copywriting or branding, still not gaining any followers in large numbers…

  • Want to explore newer strategies like messenger chat bots & Medium

  • Discover how Pinterest can generate you a 100K a month (not a typo!)

Or…

  • Still wondering how to start a business online and

What do I need to start a business?

 

You will have a clear action plan in place once you finish this book and finally feel that you, YES YOU (even the quiet introvert in the back...:), can master marketing and get your business the attention - and financial rewards - you deserve.

 

Ready to #ShareYourAWESOME with the world?

 

Then scroll up to the top and hit that BUY BUTTON!

 

 
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Dropshipping: Mastery - How to Make Money Online and Create $10,000+/Month

by Chandler Wright

 

Would you like to know what makes Dropshipping such an incredible business model, and exactly how to scale the business to earning over $10,000 a month?

If you’re new to dropshipping and don’t know where to start, don’t know if you’re the type of person who should do dropshipping, or don’t know how to scale your existing business, then this book is for you:

In this book you will discover:

  • What dropshipping is and what it isn’t.
  • The pros and cons of dropshipping
  • The huge potential you can tap into with this business model
  • How to know if this type of business is a good fit for you
  • How to build a dropshipping business from scratch – without a huge upfront investment
  • All the tools you need to start your online store, source your products, market your products, and monitor and hook your customers to become repeat buyers
  • The confusing legal stuff explained in simple terms
  • Best platforms you should use
  • How to build a hyper-successful brand
  • Cutting-edge strategies that will work in the coming years
  • Step-by-step method to scaling your business to earn thousands per month
  • And much more

The techniques, tools, tips, pitfalls, and other details described and mentioned in this book are drawn out from years of personal experience. I have tried and failed and then tried and succeeded in this business and I’m sharing my experience with you.

The journey wasn’t easy—in fact often it was rather disappointing with a lot of trial and error behind the scenes. I will share you my failures that I’ve made which helped me move forward into success

Dropshipping is not a get rich quick scheme. If you’re looking for that sort of thing then this is not the book for you.

But if you’re looking for a step by step guide that will show you how to build your very own successful dropshipping business, then you’re in for a treat.

Click “Buy Now” and get started today.

 

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Sickened: How the Government Ruined Healthcare and How to Fix It

by Shawn Needham RPh


~ 67% of families are very worried or somewhat worried about the ability to afford
unexpected medical bills for them or their family.
~ 1 in 3 GoFundMe campaigns are medical fundraisers.
~ 57% received a bill they thought would be covered by insurance.
~ 53% are worried about affording their health insurance deductible.
~ Over 40% are worried about affording prescription drugs.

Changing health care is weighing heavily on the average American’s hearts and minds today. In the quest for cheap healthcare, they’re wondering if purchasing private health insurance is the answer? Healthcare in America is stressful to deal with, ineffective in getting to the root of the problem, and inefficient in health care delivery in United States.

In Sickened: How the Government Ruined Healthcare and How to Fix It, we’ll take a look at…

Ch 1 ~ The Day That Changed Everything
Learn about the pivotal moment in author & compounding pharmacist, Shawn, & his wife, Janet’s career that hit them like a 2x4 and what they decided to take a stand for.

Ch 2 ~ The Problem Today
There’s so much noise about changing health care, but what’s the truth? We’ll sift through the latest stats, updated for 2020, taking a look at costs, trends, and the most alarming, killer trend today.

Ch 3 ~ Look Back to Move Forward
We’ll take a look at 4 monumental milestones in our nation’s history and how they specifically shaped our current heatlh care solutions . We can only move forward by 1st looking back!

Ch 4 ~ What Happens If We Don’t Make Different Choices?
Sure, we all want cheap healthcare, but are we on track? What will happen if we don’t all commit to a change in health care and health care delivery in United States in 2020?

Ch 5 ~ Imagine a World Where…
So, what’s possible with healthcare in America? What would a dream story look like? Here we create a crystal clear picture with some fun humor.

Ch 6 ~ Shawn’s Solution
Learn Shawn’s 6-Step framework for health care solutions. Practical, proven, common sense, with a twist, and jaw dropping patient and provider stories alike, are shared!

Ch 7 ~ YOU Are the Hero
Is changing health care really a pipe dream or is it doable for the average American today? This is the most exciting time to be a problem solving, solution focused, health care entrepreneur today and in the coming 20+ years. There IS a better way & hope to #ThinkOutsideTheSystem because #OptimalHealthMatters.

Join the Movement.

#ItsTime

#SickenedTheBook

 
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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

by Rick Warren

 

The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand the purpose of your life. As one of the best-selling nonfiction books in history, with more than 34 million copies sold, and more than 70 translations available, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the roadmap for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life.

"Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people - from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates - meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.

-Time

In The Purpose Driven Life you'll find the answers to three of life's most important questions:

  • The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?
  • The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?
  • The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?

Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond survival or success to a life of significance - the life you were meant to live.

You will discover the five benefits of knowing your purpose:

  1. It will explain the meaning of your life.
  2. It will simplify your life.
  3. It will focus your life.
  4. It will increase your motivation.
  5. It will prepare you for eternity.

The Purpose Driven Life is designed to be read in 42 short chapters that will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill. It also includes links to 3-minute video introductions to each chapter and a 30 to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. There are also appendixes including questions for further study and additional resources.

Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live - here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how.

The Purpose Driven Life is available in audio book, ebook, softcover, and hardcover editions. Also available: The Purpose Driven Life video study and study guide, journal, devotional, book for kids, book for churches, Spanish edition, Large Print edition, and more.

 

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The Obscured Journey: Rise from the Fog of Uncertainty

by Jerald Albritton

 

The human condition is one riddled with complexities about the path we yearn for, who we are and what we believe.

 

We have become so dogmatic in our own beliefs that when they don’t come to fruition or we find them to be a hoax, our journey can come crashing down with doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Many individuals think they know why they are doing what they do, where they will end up, or who they wish to be in 3 to 7 years until a catastrophic event called life occurs.

We dream to live adventurously but the fear of change confines us to only existing, which is to survive in the fog of society thus creating a disoriented/invisible sensation. The unknown causes our thoughts to imprison us as we ponder if we will ever be content or if we will forever be in debt paying bills. We work hard to be accepted instead of acknowledged. We wonder about our next occupation or what comes after retirement. We worry about things we can’t control then suffer from anxiety. Our breath is limited by our determination and imagination yet those things we can take hold of.

We exclaim at times to be lost, but to be lost is to know where X marks the spot yet unclear on how to get there. So the question is:

 

What’s the Journey Toward X?

 

This book is meant to help you not only choose your path, but how to choose it wisely and magnanimously.

 

 
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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

by Kerry Patterson et al

 

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive

 

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

by Jim Collins

 

The Challenge
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

The Study
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

The Standards
Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.

The Comparisons
The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?

Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.

The Findings
The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include:

  • Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness.
  • The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence.
  • A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology.
  • The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap.

“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”

Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

 

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Financial Freedom and the American Dream: Five Steps for Financial Independence and Early Retirement

by Justin Boucher


Imagine for a moment that you could achieve financial freedom and live the American Dream …

What would it mean to you? Retiring early? Freedom to live life the way you want? Work when you want or not? Travel? More time with your family? The resources to explore hobbies and things you have been wanting to do for years?

I realize that for many people the idea of true financial freedom may not be believable. This is understandable as a lot of us have grown up with very little education around money and creating wealth. However, as a Certified Financial Planner® who has worked with hundreds of people in different stages of life, I am here to tell it is very possible to reach financial freedom. It takes the right mindset and a willingness to follow a few essential principles which I lay out for you in this book. As you read through it you will discover:

•Unique and effective methods to significantly reduce or eliminate taxes

•Clever ways to create an everlasting portfolio for generations to come so no one in your lineage ever struggles with money again

•The secrets for managing debt (including credit card and student loan debt)

•How to stretch your dollar further than you ever imagined

•How to make sure you never run out of money in retirement

•Why investing in yourself first is critical to your financial freedom

This is not a get rich scheme or a program of severe budgeting, it is however a very clear and defined path to achieving financial freedom and living the American Dream. Whether you are already on track for reaching your goals, just getting started, or are struggling financially, you can start or dramatically accelerate your journey for achieving your financial dreams today!

 
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