The US space program faced a problem. Astronauts didn't have a pen that could write inside a zero-gravity capsule. NASA invested upward of $1 million to devise a pen that could.
Their rivals faced the same problem, but they solved it for less than a dollar. They decided to use a pencil.
This story is emblematic of two styles of critical thinking and problem solving. America defined its quandary as a pen problem. "Fix the pen" became the marching order.
Others defined the issue as a writing challenge, so alternatives were more likely to be considered and adopted.
Most people lose friends, happiness, and career opportunities because they employ inadequate thinking skills and allow biases, false beliefs, and superstitions to govern their behavior. Even highly skilled professionals, such as physicians and attorneys, are not immune from bad thinking and runaway emotions. They can cost their clients fortunes and even their lives through poor advice and misdiagnoses.
This unique book will help you to:
Identify the strengths and limitations of your dominant thinking stylesConsider various models for tackling common and unusual challengesApply case studies and hands-on opportunities to use different methods to analyze problems and generate multiple effective responsesAdopt easy methods for creating clarity in thought and written and verbal communicationsTake practical pathways to success
What do you want most out of life? If you can answer that question with complete integrity and clarity, you are at the starting point of greatness. In his classic guides Think and Grow Rich and The Law of Success, motivational pioneer Napoleon Hill taught that finding your Definite Chief Aim is the most decisive and important step you can take in life. In this compelling and eminently practical "master class," acclaimed historian and New Thought writer Mitch Horowitz takes you for a deep dive inside Napoleon Hill's key principle. Through concrete techniques and examples, Mitch shows you how to identify your true aim, refine and act on it, and overcome setbacks. Approved by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.
Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with business colleagues, family members, or friends? Wouldn't you like to make yourself heard and understood in all of your relationships? Using vivid examples, easy-to-learn techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener-and making yourself heard and understood, Dale Carnegie will show you how it's done, even in difficult situations. Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie Training has evolved from one man's belief in the power of self-improvement to a performance-based training company with offices worldwide. Dale Carnegie's original body of knowledge has been constantly updated, expanded and refined through nearly a century's worth of real-life business experiences. He is recognized internationally as the leader in bringing out the best in people and over 8 million people have completed a Dale Carnegie course.
Recently, there has been a great deal of hyperbole disseminated by mass media about "The Top 1%." Most of this press has cast the 1% as the villains, and the 99% as the victims. Most every major problem in our society, and in individuals' inability to progress, has been blamed on this "elite" income class. Yet the vast majority of Americans strive every day to become part of that 1%. Why? Because, most people intuitively understand that the picture of the 1% is largely incorrect at worst, or incomplete at the very least. In this compelling book, personal development expert and researcher Dan Strutzel, will give you a completely new-and ultimately inspiring view of this income class. And, best of all, he will outline the specific things you need to do to become a proud member of The Top 1%. Dan has worked directly with some of the most well-known members of The Top 1%, including the late Sir John Templeton.
A guide to the modern woman on finding the rules to living a sweet life by being fierce,confident and by believing in yourself. It will inspire both men and women o finding inner peace, trust their own intuition, and go after what they truly desire. You will be taken on a spiritual journey that will lead you to look at life in a whole new perspective. A series of life stories that will help find meaning to life, motivate those who want to give up, and inspire others to want to do better. It shares insights on friendship, love, spirituality, and motherhood.
We all want success, but oftentimes don't know where to start. Expect Miracles can teach you where to start looking for success, starting with learning to help yourself through your perception of the world. Manifesting your dreams and wishes is easier than we think it is. Vitale's practical, easy to apply psychology involves attracting your life desires by understanding and accepting them. We all struggle against the paradox of wanting wealth, but believing that it is evil. This book enables readers to see through that facade, showing results on their own quickly and easily. Miracles are neither impossible to experience nor difficult to achieve if we allow ourselves to make them possible. @16@With an interesting and unique take on spirituality and an aggressive edge to keep the reader motivated, it asks more out of us than any other of its kind, and if anyone knows about going from poverty to world-renowned success, it's Dr. Joe Vitale. No matter what it is that holds you back from success, whether you are afraid of your own success, whether your beliefs are holding you back, or even if you simply don't believe that success is possible for you, Expect Miracles can teach anyone how to live a better life by simply changing their perspective.
Rose Handy had a great life with a good job, great boyfriend, and was nine months pregnant. Realizing too late that her boyfriend was pocketing the rent money and were now being evicted, the boyfriend left and Rose was forced into giving birth in a women's shelter. Angry, frustrated and embarrassed, she decided to fight back creating a company that will hit $1 million in 2010. The shelter provided Rose with a good environment in which she could take care of her newborn while also dealing with the trauma of what had happened to her. Rose was able to take advantage of the services that were made available to her in the shelter: counseling, education, and resources, while having a bed to sleep in and food to eat. Rose started her bilingual consultancy in the shelter. Today Rose's business has grown and she has run countless bilingual job fairs, helping to connect 16,000 people to jobs. Rose now teaches how to overcome adversity,anger and jealousy tocreate a successful and happy life.@30@@30@ Rose is from Cameroon and was voted Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada in 2009 and has found jobs for 16,000 people.@30@@30@
This deluxe edition of the classic work, Think and Grow Rich, includes a 21st century study guide filled with practices and exercises that will flood your conscious and subconscious mind, heart, and soul, with positive energy and life-enhancing ideas. Be all you are capable of as you start a journey of self discovery on your way to accumulating all of the riches that you desire. @16@@16@
For the last twenty-five years, Jeff Silverman has been the President of Yuk Yuk's comedy club: one of the world's largest stand-up comedy chains. With a career spanning more than forty years, Jeff has helped launch the careers of Jim Carey, Howie Mandel and Russell Peters, and started his business career with the 99-cent Roxy Theatre back in the '70s, showcasing cult underground movie marathons. He went on to run the New Yorker Theatre and Horseshoe Tavern music venues, bringing in bands like The Police and The Ramones for the very first time. In the '80s, Jeff turned his attention to television production, and produced Canada's first all-night television show, The All-Night Show, which was a fusion of zany experimental television, old favorites and interactive programming never seen on the air before, or since.
The secret to knowing whether a person is telling the truth or not@16@isn't from their words, but from their actions! Body language will always tell the truth no matter how much a person may try to hide it. @16@@16@Now you can learn when a celebrity, politician or even someone around you is being honest! Is that person telling the truth if they look@16@you in the eye? No. That's a myth. Learn the truth and dispel the myths to get a better read on your boss, friend, family or even the people you watch on TV!@16@@16@Examples from: TIGER WOODS, JESSE JAMES, MEL GIBSON, BILL CLINTON, PARIS HILTON and many others.@16@@16@
Frank D'Angelo is an intrepid entrepreneur, singer, restaurateur, and the James Bond of the Canadian beverage world. At least one of his products can be found in almost every convenience store in Canada under the brands D'Angelo or Arizona, and he has raised thousands of dollars for charities through his music.@16@@16@Born to Sicilian parents in Toronto, Frank nurtured his keen business sense as a boy by buying and consolidating paper routes, and then contracting them out. He flipped his first house at age twenty. Six years later, he mortgaged his house to buy $150,000 worth of apple juice, which he used to start a multi-million dollar business empire from his truck.@16@@16@Frank appears in lots of his TV commercials, in various incarnations, and his inimitable "Eye-talian" style is arguably as famous as his drinks. You need only mention the catchphrase, "I Cheetah all the time," and the infamous Ben Johnson Cheetah energy drink commercial springs to mind. Frank D'Angelo doesn't just push the envelope-he pushes the entire post office; and in so doing, revolutionizes the very idea of merchandising.@16@@16@With a raw wit and seasoned debonair, Frank now hosts his own Friday night variety talk show, the Being Frank Show, with A-list guests and an assortment of comedy skits and live music.@16@@16@Despite his huge successes and achievements, Frank D'Angelo is probably best known for just... Being Frank!@16@@16@
Addressing areas of everyday life-from the anxiety of visiting the dentist to personal depression-this guide helps listeners eliminate the prohibitive nature of fear and sadness. Incorporating such techniques as visual meditation and self-recorded transcripts to listen to while sleeping, listeners learn to gain control over their negative thoughts and feelings and conquer the paralyzing and unhealthy symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.
This book will help you maintain your rightful position as the "Goddess of Your Universe!"@16@-Sitara Hewitt, Actress, Little Mosque on the Prairie@16@@16@Tired of dating losers? We were too! So we wrote the ultimate guide to weeding them out. Save time and energy by ditching the duds. In this book you'll find rules to follow to help you snag your dream-date along with hilarious real-life stories of what can happen when you don't kick the losers to the curb!@16@@16@The Red Flag Rulebook is a varied assortment of unsavoury male personality traits to "red flag" with candid testimonials.@16@@16@
How is this program different?@16@@16@What if I told you that it's as important to manage the thoughts you feel yourself as it is to manage the food you eat? What if your physical condition is simply a reflection of your inner world? Perhaps in the past you have managed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. However if you didn't address the underlying subconscious thoughts that created the problem in the first place, the weight probably returned.@16@@16@As a hypnotherapist I have come to deeply respect the power of the subconscious mind. I believe the root cause of becoming overweight is usually mental, emotional and spiritual, rather than physical. When you change your mind, the body follows automatically. Then you lose weight easily, steadily, seemingly without effort.@16@-Linda Gabriel
"You have an easy way of explaining things."@16@-Shirley Maclaine@16@@16@See what is not being shown and hear what is not being said.@16@@16@Did you know that a micro-gesture occurs 1/8 of a second before a word is spoken? Or how about the person that pats you on the back while hugging you is actually uncomfortable? When you try to impress her and she smiles without showing "crows feet" around her eyes, don't feel good about yourself.@16@@16@By looking at a desk, tell how the person reacts to pressure. Find what a person is most insecure about, and what they truly feel towards you.@16@@16@Reading people takes observing people. Through the exercises in the book you will get more comfortable doing so, and the techniques can help you in our personal and professional life.@16@@16@Don't guess! Let them tell you everything!@16@@16@
Dealing with adversity is the toughest thing you will ever go through in life. You may think you are the only one dealing with it, but you aren't. These women have all achieved incredible success against the odds. Learn from the best mentors because they want you to succeed too!@16@@16@Making It In High Heels is never easy, so carry your own support team with you!@16@
The art of using the Law of Attraction in your environment has been passed down to us from the ancient Chinese Grandmasters. In "The Very Simple Law of Attraction", Marie Diamond, internationally known Feng Shui Master, teacher and featured "The Secret" contributor, teaches you how to develop your personal and work environments to further support your wishes and requests to the Universe...and gain the best results from the Law of Attraction.
"Sir, thank you so much, you've done a great job here."@16@-Former U.S. President Bill Clinton@16@@16@From celebrities like Bill Clinton to Jamie Foxx, Lloyd Vaughan is the one they call. With no gun or violence necessary, Lloyd had been protecting high profile people with just one weapon...his instinct. Learn how to turn off your email properly, avoid stalkers and not be an identity theft victim. A must read for you, your family, friends and colleagues.@16@@16@Lloyd Vaughan has been an undercover police officer and personal bodyguard and is currently a private investigator. With years of experience, he is able to reflect on how he nurtured his instinct and the near death consequences of not listening to it. Now he can teach you to do the same.@16@@16@
We read what motivational speakers teach us, but what do they teach their families behind closed doors?@16@@16@The proctor family shares what they have learned from the Godfather of motivation, Bob Proctor. From his 9 year old grandson relaying how Bob gently explained the meaning of death, to his son's view of money, the Proctor family relay what they have learned from living with Bob Proctor.@16@@16@The chapters are honest, emotional and funny. They expose Bob Proctor's traits as a dad, husband, grandfather and much more!@16@
"This is an honest and engaging story of the struggles and triumphs of a Canadian Muslim woman. Farheen Khan demonstrates in a charming and humble manner how we all need faith, family and friends to bring us through the dark times and reconnect with our true selves."@16@-Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)@16@@16@"Farheen's story of victory over spiritual and physical hardships speaks to the point that we often overlook the cures in front of us. As a result, we find ourselves embracing irrational behavior, and belief in our arrogance. As a black man in the world, I was taught to be a warrior because true success as an African American is defined by how well I play with "injury." Farheen demonstrates the ultimate "Think Blackness" in that she exhibits that above all trials and tribulations Allah (God) is just, merciful, and ever-present. To my little sister, I thank you. You remind us all that playing with "injuries" is not how we are limited. But ultimately how we are tested. Indeed Allah is God. Keep it Simple."@16@@16@
A HILARIOUS AND UPLIFTING MOTIVATIONAL BOOK LIKE NO OTHER@16@@16@In this candid confessional, comedian Carla Collins divides the world into the angels who guide us, inspire us, and save our butts; the sexy and trendy vampires who suck the life out of us; and the douche bags who constantly annoy, disgust and taunt us.@16@@16@With a fast wit, fake breasts and real heart, Collins shares her unconventional journey from a small steel town in Ontario, Canada to Tinseltown L.A. On this wild and revealing romp, she navigates her way through seventy-two imaginary friends, multiple fiancAcs, eight dogs, two marriages, and one topless grandmother. Her hard-earned life lessons will show you that by taking risks, embracing humiliation and tapping into the power of laughter, anything is possible-and everyone is manageable.@16@@16@Attract more angels into your life, control your vampires, and keep all the douche bags at bay. Angels, Vampires and Douche Bags is original, edgy, uplifting and laugh-out-loud funny.@16@@16@
In good times and bad, in times of economic downturn and times of wartime peril, we as Americans have shown our mettle. There is something in the historical DNA of this people - a resilience, a power, a talent for innovation, a unique and empowering bravery - that has carried us forward as a nation and a people for nearly 250 years. This book is about this history, this inheritance, this people.@16@These characteristics apply not just to the people of the United States as a whole, but to each of us as individuals. Whether we are leaders, followers, friends, co-workers, parents, spouses, partners or simply sojourners in this thing we call life - it is rare for us to see those we care about suffer and not want to change their circumstances or alleviate their suffering. It is an almost in-born trait that we as individuals and as a nation tend to seek ways to overcome the challenges we periodically face.@16@Home of the Brave is about meeting our individual challenges and the challenges of those we care about and care for. It is about finding the time-proven principles in the historical DNA of great Americans that we can draw on - not only for strength but for practical insight and action that can make even the most challenging times more manageable, even conquerable.
This book is written for great leaders, parents, coaches and mentors who want to become great teachers. The Seven Laws of Learning examines why people like Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Jesus, Winston Churchill, Evita Peron, Mahatma Gandhi and other extraordinary leaders were able to teach new ideas in ways that not only engaged people but persuaded them to use their free will to bring about personal and global change.@16@Too many leaders forget the universal truth that messages-instead of being filled with facts and data-are most effectively communicated by storytelling, metaphor, and teaching that motivates and inspires. In the clutter of all of the data and discussion and PowerPoint slides and lists and handouts, too many leaders do little or nothing to capture the imagination and inspire us to improve, to grow and to change ourselves and our organizations in ways that matter.@16@When you understand and apply the age-old principles you'll learn from The Seven Laws of Learning, your leadership, parenting, coaching and working with others will be more effective, and you will reap the rewards that always accompany great teaching. And, you will have a more positive and lasting impact on those with whom you interact.
Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He shows you how to rethink the way you think by helping you discover your natural ability to create, communicate, and lead in every area of your life-from designing a dinner party to mapping out your life goals, from running a more effective business meeting to improving memory and increasing your creative power.@16@ @16@Thinking for a Change unveils fresh strategies for thriving on change and increasing productivity through synvergent thinking, the art of balancing logic and imagination, reason and intuition. It is a way of seeing the whole picture by integrating the larger elements and the details. It is the ability to entertain multiple pairs of seemingly opposite ideas simultaneously.@16@ @16@Thinking for a Change also teaches readers how to facilitate the mind's ability to link disparate ideas. This process of association is the basis for the skill of mind mapping, a method-originated by British psychologist Tony Buzan-that improves the organization of ideas and encourages synvergent thinking. Based on a practical understanding of the structure and design of the human brain, and research into the thinking patterns of history's great achievers such as Darwin, Edison, and Leonardo da Vinci, mind mapping unleashes your ability to generate new ideas quickly and organize them effectively.@16@ @16@In today's global marketplace everyone from retailers and restaurateurs to computer consultants and communications companies are restructuring, reengineering, and reinventing themselves. In a world of accelerating change, individuals and organizations can no longer afford to approach information-age problems and opportunities with industrial-age thinking skills. A more fulfilling life, a stronger organization, a saner society-they all start with your thinking, your actions, and your courage. So it's time to begin Thinking for a Change.@16@