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TALENT IS OVERRATED
Show how the concept of talent is over rated and most of those we think are very talented are just very hard workers who study and practice their craft.
Author: Geoff Colvin
Category: Self Help/Motivation
This is a practical examination of the seventeen principles of success and how you can incorporate them into your life. Napoleon Hill recognized these principles as being the essence of the action and attitudes of everyone who has ever gained lasting achievement and success. A chapter is devoted to each principle. You can discover how to develop a definite purpose, how to form a master mind alliance, how to generate an attractive personality, how to believe in yourself, how to give that bit extra, how to develop, how to develop personal initiative, how to build a positive mental attitude, how to control your enthusiasm, how to achieve self-discipline, how to think accurately, how to control your attention, how to inspire team work; how to learn from failure and adversity, how to cultivate creative vision, how to maintain good health, how to budget time and money and how to change established habits. Author: Napoleon Hill ISBN:9780452272811
In the spirit of Jocko Willink’s Extreme Ownership and Chris Voss’ Never Split the Difference comes the most empowering sales tool yet: a practical guide on how to use proven spy techniques to bolster your business strategies. Even if you’ve never seen a James Bond film or never met a real-life CIA agent, you should know that spies are geniuses at surviving covertly. Their ability to communicate in code is practically written into their DNA. And while it’s true that spies receive some of the best survival training in the world, there’s another, more critical skill a spy must have to survive… business savvy. In Agent of Influence, bestselling author Jason Hanson, a former CIA special agent and founder of Spy Escape School, reveals how anyone can use spy tactics for increased success, from learning how to strategically plan your day to mastering the steps you’ll need to embrace challenges and set achievable, personal goals. He teaches you how to develop a winning sales personality and target the perfect business opportunity using the SADR cycle—”spotting,” “assessing,” “developing,” and “recruiting.” With this invaluable and unique handbook, you will become a more productive, confidant professional or entrepreneur. Discover how to use proven spy techniques to bolster your business strategies—from self-advocation to selling to interviewing—and ultimately make more money. In our evolving age of entrepreneurships, corporate careers, and self-run businesses, Jason’s message will appeal to those looking for a competitive leg up, and who entrust the insider secrets of spy practice to take them there. Author; Jason Hanson ISBN; 9780062892744
Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multidimensionally. You will learn to reach for the “ultimate step,” which brings you face to face with your personal spirituality. It will be this that helps you appreciate the complexity that is life. Continue the journey of personal and spiritual growth with this wise and insightful book. Author: M Scott Peck ISBN:9780684847238
At a time when it’s harder than ever to get and keep people’s attention, we could all use some help. Enter Sonya Hamlin, author of the now classic How to Talk So People Listen (1988), and one of the country’s leading communication experts. In this revised and updated edition, Sonya Hamlin, arguably America’s leading communication expert, shows us how to successfully capture people’s attention so that they listen, understand, and are persuaded by your message –– especially in the plugged–in, fast–paced, visually–driven atmosphere that is today’s workplace. Whether making a presentation to a large audience or dealing one–on–one with a client or colleague, or communicating by E–mail, Hamlin teaches us that one of the keys to making people listen is to think about and respond to what motivates them – namely, self–interest. She then provides tools to assess others’ self–interest and use it to get them to listen to your message. Hamlin also explains how to capitalize on the latest visual aids we have at our disposal today. We learn to determine what information needs or lends itself to visual presentation, and how to make visuals active, so that they serve as an extension of the speaker. In HOW TO TALK SO PEOPLE LISTEN, you’ll also find practical information on how to understand your audience, how to encourage your listeners to trust you, and how to be yourself when you’re on the podium. Author: Sonya Hamlin ISBN:9780060734077
Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but after the initial excitement wanes you struggle to follow through? If you’re creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes. The problem isn’t you. It’s not that you’re not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven’t yet installed the one key belief that will change everything: Everything is figureoutable. Whether you want to leave a dead-end job, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, or just find two free hours in your day, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more positively and help you break down any dream into manageable steps. Inside you’ll learn: – How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome – Why it’s crucial that you strive for progress not perfection – How to bounce back from failure – How to overcome a lack of time and money You’ll also hear triumphant stories of everyday people using the everything is figureoutable philosophy to transform their life. Everything is figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a practical, actionable discipline. And it’s about to make you unstoppable! Author; Marie Forleo ISBN; 9780241341032
From Chris Widener, the author of the breakout bestseller The Angel Inside, comes an inspiring new parable on the power of influence. The Art of Influence will make you think twice about everything you’ve ever learned about influence. As Chris Widener’s inspiring story reveals, it’s not something you “do” to other people but rather something that starts with how you shape and transform your own life. Forget about manipulation and slick fast-talking; The Art of Influence teaches that your ability to influence others begins from within. Author: Chris Widener ISBN:9780385521031
Throughout history, there’s been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focussed and calm in a constantly busy world. This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions – whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction. Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world. Author;Ryan Holiday ISBN; 9781788162050
The Magic Ladder to Success is the volume in which Napoleon Hill first distilled the seventeen factors that make up his “Law of Success” philosophy. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues, they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits. The Magic Ladder to Success is Napoleon Hill’s lost classic-long out of print, it is newly available as a stand-alone edition, revised and updated for the twenty-first century. The Magic Ladder to Success has been revised by Patrica Horan, who revised The Master-Key to Riches, is a thirty-year veteran of New York book and magazine publishing, as well as an award-winning author, editor, copywriter, and playwright. She has most recently worked as editor of Breakthrough, the quarterly journal of Global Education Associates, a UN non-governmental organization founded in 1973. She is the author of 177 Favorite Poems for Children and Haiti: Vibrant Land of Joy and Sorrow. Author:Napoleon Hill ISBN:9781585427109
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world – Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, diabetes – has very strong causal links to deficient sleep. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life – eating, drinking, and reproducing – the purpose of sleep remained elusive. Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence. Author; Matthew Walker ISBN; 9780141983769
Whether you feel you have little talent and you doubt you could ever learn, or you enjoy drawing, but have not been able to get much beyond a childlike level, this book aims to give you the skill you have always wanted. If you are already drawing as a professional artist or artist-in-training, it aims to give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception. Author; Betty Edwards ISBN; 9780007116454