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The Power of Intention
Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull
kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving
up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work
with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed.
However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W.
Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act
of creation to take place. This book explores intention—not as something you
do—but as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the
invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as
a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with
the power of intention.
The Best Year of Your Life
Maybe you have slipped into the pattern
of waiting for the day when your fantasy life will arrive. You might be
hoping that the day is coming when you will finally have more success,
money, love, or happiness. Like so many, you may be waiting for something to
happen tomorrow that will make you feel better about your life today. But I
ask you, has that tomorrow shown up yet? It's time to break through the
illusion that the best year of your life exists somewhere out there, in the
future, when the reality is it exists right here and now.
The 8th Habit
In the more than fifteen years since its publication, the classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has become an international phenomenon with over fifteen million copies sold. Tens of millions of people in business, government, schools, and families, and, most important, as individuals have dramatically improved their lives and organizations by applying the principles of Stephen R. Covey's classic book.
The world, though, is a vastly changed place. The challenges and complexity we all face in our relationships, families, professional lives, and communities are of an entirely new order of magnitude.
Being effective as individuals and organizations is no longer merely an option -- survival in today's world requires it. But in order to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead in what Covey calls the new Knowledge Worker Age, we must build on and move beyond effectiveness. The call of this new era in human history is for greatness; it's for fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution.
Accessing the higher levels of human genius and motivation in today's new reality requires a sea change in thinking: a new mind-set, a new skill-set, a new tool-set -- in short, a whole new habit. The crucial challenge of our world today is this: to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs. It is what Covey calls the 8th Habit.
So many people feel frustrated, discouraged, unappreciated, and undervalued -- with little or no sense of voice or unique contribution. The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice." Profound, compelling, and stunningly timely, this groundbreaking new book of next-level thinking gives a clear way to finally tap the limitless value-creation promise of the Knowledge Worker Age. The 8th Habit shows how to solve such common dilemmas as:
Covey's new book will transform the way we think about ourselves and our purpose in life, about our organizations, and about humankind. Just as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helped us focus on effectiveness, The 8th Habit shows us the way to greatness
Some people just won't take no for an answer. In Influence, Dr.
Robert Cialdini explains the six psychological principles that drive our
powerful impulse to comply to the pressures of others and shows how we can
defend ourselves against manipulation (or put the principles to work in our
Influence guarantees two things: Readers will never say yes again when they really mean no, and they'll be more persuasive than ever before
Getting Things Done
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts,
"flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and
usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen
should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.
The Book of Secrets
Assuring readers that "finding the hidden dimensions in yourself is the only way to fulfill your deepest hunger," bestselling author Chopra shares 15 spiritual secrets for enlightenment. These secrets may sound easy—"the world is in you," "what you seek, you already are," "freedom tames the mind"—but Chopra offers sophisticated thought to challenge a reader's spiritual status quo. Blending science and spirituality, he shows how the mystery of life can be illustrated by the wisdom and workings of one's body, as "every secret in this book goes back to the existence of an invisible intelligence that operates beneath the visible surface of life."
The most important secret is transcending one's egocentric viewpoint and accepting a single, unified reality: "you are not in the world; the world is in you." Each well-written chapter offers a vibrant discussion of these distilled principles, including exercises to help readers apply these secrets to their lives. For example, Chopra focuses a chapter on how death makes life possible: "Only by facing death can you develop real passion for being alive."
Chopra recasts death as a way to "imagine yourself into a new form with a new location in space and time." To do this, he suggests exfoliating one's self-image by imagining oneself at various stages of life, past and future: "When you see every earthly vestige of yourself vanish," he concludes, "you realize you will never succeed in extinguishing yourself." This isn't easy enlightenment. Chopra pushes his readers to do hard spiritual work in this thoughtful and thought-provoking book
It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies
worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more
than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an
inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach
the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and
In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death." Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment
The Power of Full Engagement
The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels.
"Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart highlighting Action Steps, Targeted Muscle, Desired Outcome and Performance Barrier and apply these tenets to individual cases.
A chart analyzing the benefits and costs to taking certain action shows the impact negative behavior can have on both physical and mental well-being. However, the actual "training program" whereby readers can learn how to institute certain rituals to change their behavior is less well-defined. Managers and other employees who have attended HR seminars may find this plan easy to use, but self-employed people and others less familiar with "training" may be unable to recognize their behavior patterns and change them
The Success of Principles
When it comes to success, Canfield knows of what he speaks: he is co-creator, with Mark Victor Hansen, of the seemingly endless Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He presents 64 success principles that he claims "always work"—and draws on his own experience and that of others to illustrate them.
Sixty-four principles may seem like a lot, but each receives a concise, easy-to-digest chapter that challenges readers to risk creating their lives exactly as they want them. Many of the principles are familiar—e.g., "Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life"—but Canfield has a nifty way of summarizing them ("Reject rejection"), and some are inventive: "Become an Inverse Paranoid" means see the world as out to help you instead of out to get you.
He also offers specific techniques, such as positive-thinking exercises and visualizations. A section on transformation provides even more on how to overcome self-defeating beliefs, fears and habits. Further sections offer principles on building good teams and better relationships at the office. Canfield acknowledges his predecessors in the success advice field, such as Napoleon Hill, and is also clear that while he gives information, motivation, and inspiration, readers must contribute their own hard work. Canfield's energy and enthusiasm bounce off the page; many will flock to this inspiring (and very rich) teacher.
And those starting off in business or in need of a refresher course may consider this title required reading.
EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING: THE ASTONISHING POWER OF FEELINGS
picks up where most positive thinking books have left off, giving us the
rather startling new information that every moment of our lives is governed
by our EMOTIONS, not by luck, or hard work, or circumstance, or good
thoughts, or visualization.
The material in EXCUSE ME has never been told before, because it was
never known before, and clarifies why the majority of us have lived with
all-too-empty bank accounts, tough relationships, failing health, and often
spiritually unfulfilling lives.
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