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This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over Maybe after a job interview a performance or a difficult conversation The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless Too often we approach our lives biggest hurdles with dread execute them with anxiety and leave them with regret By accessing our personal power we can achieve presence the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we re making on others and instead adjust the impression we ve been making on ourselves As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy s revolutionary book reveals we don t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence Instead we need to nudge ourselves moment by moment by tweaking our body language behavior and mind-set in our day-to-day lives Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about power poses Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments perform at our best and connect with and empower others... to do the same Brilliantly researched impassioned and accessible Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret more
Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world Malcolm Gladwell 1 New York Times bestselling author of Outliers and The Tipping Point Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read full of surprising and powerful ideas It will not only change the way you see the world it might just change the way you live your life And it could very well inspire you to change your world Sheryl Sandberg chief operating officer of Facebook and 1 New York Times bestselling author of Lean InThe New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations With Give and Take Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation s most compelling and provocative thought leaders In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world but now from the perspective of becoming original choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain battle conformity and buck outdated traditions How can... we originate new ideas policies and practices without risking it all Using surprising studies and stories spanning business politics sports and entertainment Grant explores how to recognize a good idea speak up without getting silenced build a coalition of allies choose the right time to act and manage fear and doubt how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him and a TV executive who didn t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo more
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea the power of our mindset Dweck explains why it s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardize success With the right mindset we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades as well as reach our own goals personal and professional Dweck reveals what all great parents teachers CEOs and athletes already know how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area Praise for Mindset Everyone should read this book Chip and Dan Heath authors of Switch and Made to Stick Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation Po Bronson author of NurtureShock A good book is one whose advice you believe A great book is one whose advice you follow I have found Carol Dweck s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges... that over the years become more demanding rather than less This is a book that can change your life as its ideas have changed mine Robert J Sternberg IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University director of the PACE Center of Yale University and author of Successful Intelligence If you manage any people or if you are a parent which is a form of managing people drop everything and read Mindset Guy Kawasaki author of The Art of the Start and the blog How to Change the World Highly recommended an essential read for parents teachers and coaches as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment Library Journal starred review A serious practical book Dweck s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one least of all yourself and that a change of mind is always possible is welcome Publishers Weekly A wonderfully elegant idea It is a great book Edward M Hallowell M D author of Delivered from DistractionFrom the Hardcover edition more
The instant 1 NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerNamed a Hot Fall Read by USA Today Vanity Fair Newsday O Magazine the Seattle Times Minneapolis Star-Tribune Mashable Pop Sugar and the San Antonio Express-NewsNamed a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life I dare you not to be inspired to be brave to be free and to be curious PopSugarFrom the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love the path to the vibrant fulfilling life you ve dreamed of Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity With profound empathy and radiant generosity she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear She discusses the attitudes approaches and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden... within each of us Whether we are looking to write a book make art find new ways to address challenges in our work embark on a dream long deferred or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy more
Each of us has but one life to live on this earth What we do with it is our choice Are we drifting through it as spectators reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway Or are we directing it maximizing the joy and potential of every day living with a purpose or mission in mind Too many of us are doing the former--and our lives are slipping away one day at a time But what if we treated life like the gift that it is What if we lived each day as though it were part of a bigger picture a plan That s what New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to do to design a life with the end in mind determining in advance the outcomes we desire and path to get there In this step-by-step guide they share proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so that they can get from where they are now to where they really want to be--in every area of life
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhen we deny our stories they define us When we own our stories we get to write the ending Social scientist Bren Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage vulnerability shame and worthiness Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth Vulnerability the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome is the only path to more love belonging creativity and joy But living a brave life is not always easy We are inevitably going to stumble and fall It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong As a grounded theory researcher Brown has listened as a range of people from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists couples in long-term relationships teachers and parents shared their stories of being brave falling and getting back up She asked herself What do these people with strong and loving relationships leaders nurturing creativity artists pushing innovation and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common The answer was clear They recognize the power of emotion and they re not afraid to lean in to discomfort Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous But the process of regaining our footing in the... midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged Our stories of struggle can be big ones like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship or smaller ones like a conflict with a friend or colleague Regardless of magnitude or circumstance the rising strong process is the same We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we re feeling we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth and we live this process every day until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness It s the process Brown writes that teaches us the most about who we are ONE OF GREATER GOOD S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARmore
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