So Good They Can t Ignore You

So Good They Can t Ignore You
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781455509102
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Cal reveals that matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

So Good They Can t Ignore You

So Good They Can t Ignore You
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780349415871
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD. from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers. The title is a direct quote from comedian Steve Martin who, when once asked why he was successful in his career, immediately replied: "Be so good they can't ignore you" and that's the main basis for Newport's book. Skill and ability trump passion. Inspired by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous Stanford University commencement speech in which Jobs urges idealistic grads to chase their dreams, Newport takes issue with that advice, claiming that not only is thsi advice Pollyannish, but that Jobs himself never followed his own advice. From there, Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one's career success is to find out what you do well, where you have built up your 'career capital,' and then to put all of your efforts into that direction.

So Good They Can t Ignore You

So Good They Can t Ignore You
Available:
Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781455509102
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Cal reveals that matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

Texts So Good He Can t Ignore

Texts So Good He Can t Ignore
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Author: Bruce Bryans
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1718642881
Release: 2018-05-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What to Text Him Back to Keep Him Hooked and Make Him BEG to See You Again Did you know that men secretly use texting as a way to "pre-screen" a woman''s romantic value? A woman''s texting habits can reveal a lot about her self-worth, confidence, intelligence, and even her level of class and emotional maturity. Because guys covertly appraise a woman''s relationship potential this way, many women often have no idea that the way they communicate via text is actually sending the wrong message and thus, they unknowingly end up chasing men away. Discover the Secrets of Texting Men to Effortlessly Stand Out from EVERY Other Woman Men have their own unique way of interpreting a woman''s communication attempts. Therefore, although many women mean well, they often do things when texting men that sometimes makes them appear too easy, too needy, too bossy, or too boring...even if these things aren''t necessarily true about them. Texting is the one medium of communication in which a great guy can easily get the wrong idea about you. And as these wrong ideas pile up inside his mind, they usually coalesce into a single romance-killing thought: That he can do better than you. So, what''s a girl supposed to do then? Simple really. All she needs to do is understand exactly how men appraise female texting habits and how to use this knowledge to differentiate herself as being a high-value woman. Doing so will make it easy for her to stand out from EVERY other woman who texts him. How to Use Texting to Tease, Flirt, and Entice Your Way into Becoming His TOP Priority If you want to arouse the kind of long-term desire in a man that makes him eager to pursue you for dates, romance, commitment, and more, you must take advantage of texting and use it to make subtle and seductive displays of your high-status, and thus, your high-value. Fortunately, this is exactly what you''re going to learn in, Texts So Good He Can''t Ignore! In this fun and insightful dating book, you''ll learn the texting habits of high-value women and gain access to a vast collection of irresistible, man-melting text messages that make men EAGER to text you back and desperate to see you again. And because this in-depth guide focuses on how men think (unlike most dating books for women), it will give you a distinct advantage over your peers when it comes to texting men. Here''s what you''re going to learn inside: Exactly what to text a guy when he''s stringing you along and only doing the BARE MINIMUM to keep you interested. How to use mischievous "Feisty Girl" texts to get a man to finally ask you out (or ask you out AGAIN), while making it seem like it was all HIS idea. What to do (and what NOT to do) if a guy suddenly stops texting you or starts responding to your texts less and less. How to get him to CALL YOU instead of texting all the time. What to text a man to "let him down easy" but KEEP him interested whenever he sends an inappropriate or overly sexual text. Exactly what to text a guy who keeps "coming BACK from the DEAD" and suddenly starts taking an interest in you again. (Hint: These cheeky little texts can end his mind games for GOOD!) A simple method for starting conversations that IMMEDIATELY grabs his attention and makes him EAGER to text you back. What to text a guy you know and like to initiate his "Chase Mode" and make him see you as MORE than "just-a-friend." Game-changing answers to every woman''s MOST PUZZLING questions about men''s texting habits. And much, much more... Would You Like to Know More? Get started right away and discover how to text a man to finally get him OFF of his smartphone and ON more dates with you. Scroll to the top of the page and select the ''buy button'' now.

How to Become a Straight A Student

How to Become a Straight A Student
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780767927192
Release: 2006-12-26
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

How To Win At College

How To Win At College
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9780767917872
Release: 2005
Editor: Three Rivers Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.

How to Be a High School Superstar

How to Be a High School Superstar
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307715814
Release: 2010-07-27
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

Be So Good They Can t Ignore You

Be So Good They Can t Ignore You
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Author: Star Power Publishing
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1539786986
Release: 2016-10-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Daily Notebook / Daily Planner / Gratitude Journal / 100 Pages Ruled This high-quality journal notebook can serve as an all-purpose notebook that is handy for everyday use. You can use it as a place to keep your daily to-do lists, create grocery lists, keep track of appointments, journal, doodle, keep notes, and much more! This is not just a notebook. It serves as a multi-purpose journal/notebook with a lovely matte cover that is durable and handy for daily use. Each one has a different inspiring message, quote, or design. 30 light lines per page 100 pages on white paper Perfect for use as a notebook, journaling, list-making, or anything else High-quality matte cover for a professional finish Perfect size at 8.5"x11" -- Larger than most Wonderful as a gift, present, or personal notebook About Star Power Publishing Star Power Publishing (SPP) is known worldwide for their high-quality notebooks, journals, planners, and other stationery needs. What makes SPP stand out are their inspiring and positive messages and designs they put on their products. SPP's mission is to promote, inspire, and celebrate happiness, confidence, and good vibes. With powerful and uplifting messages and quotes, we can remind and inspire greatness from within. Each image or message is carefully designed to promote and instill self-worth and confidence. Browse SPP's vast catalogue to find the perfect notebooks, journals, and planners for all of your needs. Scroll up and click 'buy' to get your inspiring notebook journal today!

The Start up of You

The Start up of You
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Author: Reid Hoffman,Ben Casnocha
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307888921
Release: 2012-02-14
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Why? Start-ups—and the entrepreneurs who run them—are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today. This book isn’t about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to: * Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change. * Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities. * Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. * Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth. * Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis. * Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions. A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.

Deep Work

Deep Work
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Author: Cal Newport
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1455586676
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & LeadershipWall Street Journal Business BestsellerA Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

Be So Good They Can t Ignore You Notebook with Inspirational Quotes Inside College Ruled Lines

Be So Good They Can t Ignore You  Notebook with Inspirational Quotes Inside College Ruled Lines
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Author: Nadia Adler
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1798072580
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Journal with Empowering Messag

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This inspirational notebook comes with motivational and empowering quotes for women and girls. Every other page has a beautifully designed quote to inspire and lift your day. Get inspired every time you open up this notebook with over 50 beautiful and empowering quotes in 108 lined pages Convenient size at 6 x 9 inches, bring it everywhere you go Great for notetaking, journaling, or writing anything Perfect as an uplifting gift for yourself or any woman or girl in your life

The Jesus You Can t Ignore Study Guide

The Jesus You Can t Ignore  Study Guide
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Author: John F. MacArthur
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781418578046
Release: 2009-07-26
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you want to learn more about who Jesus really is? In The Jesus You Can't Ignore, author and pastor John MacArthur reintroduces a critical aspect of the Savior that has seemingly been forgotten. Yes, the Savior tenderly held little children in His arms but He also violently overturned tables in the temple. He gently touched a blind man's eyes but He scourged pompous thieves with a whip. His words soothed grief-stricken parents and angered the religious establishment of His day. Because some prefer the meek and mild Jesus, it's become commonplace to ignore the fullness of the Savior. In this study guide, you will dig deeper into the Savior as He truly is, gaining the lifelong impact of knowing His character and His ways using the following tools: Probing questions for personal reflection Multiple-choice exercises to get to real answers to your questions Deeper discussions of the biblical text and cultural context of Jesus' day Rewind, reflect, and react sections to increase your knowledge and inspire new action. Verse by verse, John MacArthur unpacks the Jesus Christ the Bible presents. Page by page, you will reach new conclusions about the Jesus too often overlooked. Discover a vivid portrait of the Messiah as He really is!

The Productivity Project

The Productivity Project
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Author: Chris Bailey
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345815798
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Random House Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: · slowing down to work more deliberately; · shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; · the rule of three; · striving for imperfection; · scheduling less time for important tasks; · the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; · and the concept of productive procrastination. In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
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Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

You Couldn t Ignore Me If You Tried

You Couldn t Ignore Me If You Tried
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Author: Susannah Gora
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780307716606
Release: 2011-02
Editor: Golden Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A social evaluation of the influence and legacy of the "Brat Pack" films explores their 1980s cultural themes, in an account that draws on interviews with such celebrities as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and John Cusack. Original.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
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Author: David Mitchell
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780679603580
Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable. The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?” A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author. Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail
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Author: Daron Acemoğlu,James A. Robinson
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9780307719218
Release: 2012
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind
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Author: Jonathan Haidt
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780307455772
Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Essentialism

Essentialism
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Author: Greg McKeown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780804137409
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the way out is the way of the Essentialist. Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. Only once we discern what is absolutely essential and eliminate everything else can we make our highest possible contribution toward things that truly matter. By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for where to spend our precious time and energy, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices, instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing to do. It's a whole new way of doing less, but better, in every area of our lives"--Back cover.

Remarkability

Remarkability
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Author: Lorraine Murphy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780733636431
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Be so good they can't ignore you. How to succeed at business and life by one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs and founder of The Remarkables Group. Success isn't made up of huge leaps forward, but instead small repetitive actions completed each day. These small steps eventually lead to great achievements in the pursuit of your goals. This book is an inspiring look at the lessons Lorraine has learned during her entrepreneurship journey - through study, trial and error; the strategies she has developed and the habits she religiously follows. Be remarkable in work and life, following the advice of one of Australia's most exciting thought leaders.