Isn’t this the greatest time to be in the senior generation? We are the youngest looking feeling and thinking seniors that has ever graced the planet. These next years of our lives should be filled with peace, joy and contentment and we all have the capability to make them just that by using our attitude in the most upbeat and positive way. You can choose to have the most positive attitude in all areas of your life which makes all the difference in how you feel. This guide is about making the most of our thoughts and how they can make our life peaceful and happy.
Martin Butler knows what it takes to succeed when it comes to the modern customer. As an entrepreneur, a marketeer, and more recently author, lecturer and high-end retail consultant, he has worked with many leading names. In this book he distils the essence of a lifetime's work into 50 Steps for true customer excellence. Packed with examples, anecdotes, and quotes from top retailers and businesses around the world, the book will entertain as it will instruct. Butler's knowledge and expertise in this area is well-known. At the end for him, it boils down to one guiding principle: It's Not About Us, It's All About Them! Commerce is going through a period of rapid and fundamental change. To thrive, organisations must find an emotional edge. They must look to be chosen. They must be customer-obsessed. Above all, they must care... This book will show them how
It can hurt to hear someone tell it like it is. But sometimes you need to get the truth, straight up. And the truth is that it's not about you--it's about God. Maybe you have relied on your own strength for far too long. You haven't been able to count on other people, so you just do your own thing. But God has bigger plans for you. God wants to use you to change the world. Rebecca Osaigbovo, conference speaker and author of Chosen Vessels, shows how black women can stand up to Satan's lies and face tough problems, not in your own strength but by finding God's strength in the midst of your weaknesses. She says this to women who want to be the keys to change in their homes, churches and communities: "If you want things to be different, then stop going your own way and follow God's lead. Lean not on your own understanding, and he'll make your paths straight."
It can hurt to hear someone tell it like it is. But sometimes you need to get the truth, straight up. And the truth is that it's not about you--it's about God. Maybe you have relied on your own strength for far too long. You haven't been able to count on other people, so you just do your own thing. But God has bigger plans for you. God wants to use you to change the world. Rebecca Osaigbovo, conference speaker and author of Chosen Vessels, shows how black women can stand up to Satan's lies and face tough problems, not in your own strength but by finding God's strength in the midst of your weaknesses. She says this to women who want to be the keys to change in their homes, churches and communities: ""If you want things to be different, then stop going your own way and follow God's lead. Lean not on your own understanding, and he'll make your paths straight.""
What if you had struggled nearly your entire life with poverty, loss, and personal torment? Would you turn your back on God, assuming He had done the same, or would you push onward, strengthened by your faith in His love? It's Not about Me, It's about You is author Nelda Cantu Garcia's personal tale of hardships and triumph. Born into a God-fearing family, but also into poverty, Garcia miraculously survived taunting, bullying, and three near-death experiences with her faith in God, and in herself, intact. Equally miraculous was her path to fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher despite the odds being stacked against her. Even in the face of losing people she held dear, Garcia retains her sense of hope, her optimism, and her unshakable belief that God is in control. Through her story and the lessons she learned in adversity, Garcia hopes to share God's light. She explores her own commitment to live positively, to thrive, and to nurture those around her and will inspire you to follow a similar path.
This book revolves around a single argument: the influence of Sigmund Freud has had profound influence shaping the contemporary filed of psychology. In fact, there is no other person in the field of psychology who has had greater influence on the course, development and direction of modern psychology than has Sigmund Freud. Psychology today may be thought of as either a clarification of Freud, a revision to Freud, a feud with Freud, critical reaction to Freud or a combination thereof. Freud's psychodynamic theory serves as a thread stitched to one degree or another to a contemporary psychology. Sigmund Freud ushered into the Twentieth-Century his The Interpretation of Dreams, proposing a new idea of psychoanalysis. This explains both personality development as well as the etiology of mental illness. His idea was both innovative and radical. At least radical in the face of an established scientific community claiming to hold the explanation for understanding the human condition. Although Freud's new idea was slow to catch on, by 1909 the tide began to turn for Freud when he was invited to Clark University in Massachusetts to give a series of lectures on psychoanalysis. Momentum was now on his side, and by 1939, the year of his death, he had grown in recognition as a figure known the world over as the likes of Isaac Newton or Charles Darwin.
The author presents his insights on how to use the Internet and social media to market a business and gives advice on how to use face-to-face and social networking techniques to grow a brand and a business.
A former drug-addicted alcoholic, Young has had a life of magnificent ups and debilitating lows, feeding his addiction while simultaneously exploring life's greater questions. He tells his astounding story of living as a vagabond and an outlaw, one step ahead of the law at all times, and of his recovery.
A study of the controversial case where members of the Duke University lacrosse team were accused of rape offers the perspective of Mike Pressler, the long-time Duke lacrosse coach, who lost his job in connection with the incident.
Examines the physical, emotional, and spiritual problems behind eating disorders
During his many years as a senior executive at Starbucks, Howard Behar helped establish the Starbucks culture, which stresses people over profits. He coached hundreds of leaders at every level and helped the company grow into a world-renowned brand. Now he reveals the ten principles that guided his leadership-and not one of them is about coffee. Behar shows that if you think of your staff as people (not labor costs) they will achieve amazing results. He discusses the importance of building trust, telling hard truths, thinking independently, and more. And he shares inside stories of key turning points for Starbucks, as it fought to hang on to its culture while growing exponentially.
Jay Maisel has been hailed as one of the most brilliant and gifted photographers of all time. But he is also much more than that–he is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography. He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stage. In his first educational book, Light, Gesture, and Color, Jay put his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicated the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Here, in It’s Not About the F-Stop, Jay builds on that success to take you beyond the buttons and dials on your camera to continue to teach you how to “see” like a photographer, and how to capture the world around you in a way that delights, intrigues, and challenges the viewer. Each page unveils something new and inspires you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. And nobody communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel.
After working for four years at a leading London book publisher, Polly Evans moved to Hong Kong where she spent many happy hours as a senior editor on the city's biggest entertainment weekly. But fighting deadlines from a twizzly office chair and free use of the coffee machine seemed just too easy. So Polly exchanged the shiny red cabs of Hong Kong for a more demanding form of transport - a bicycle - and set off on a voyage of discovery around Spain. From the thigh-burning ascents of the Pyrenees to the relentless olive groves of Andalusia, Polly found more adventures that she had bargained for. She survived a nail-biting encounter with a sprightly pig, escaped over-zealous suitors, had her morality questioned by the locals, encountered some dubious aficionados on the road and indulged her love of regional cooking. While she pedalled, Polly pondered some of the more lurid details of Spanish history - the king who collected pickled heads, the queen who toured the country with her husband's mouldering corpse, and the unfortunate duchess who lost her feet. And wherever she cycled, she ate and ate - and yet still she shrank out of her trousers.
Meet a mouse narrator who stubbornly insists that this book contains absolutely no dragons--not even a claw nor a flame nor any large, pointy scales. Readers will know better--and enjoy being in on the joke--as a flock of dragons chase the mouse to the very end of the book within the book. Suspense builds humorously as the energetic text insists there are no dragons in this book, leading to a clever, unexpected ending. Clever artwork by Fred Koehler provides fun scenes to linger on and details to discover over multiple readings.
"When the odds were against me, I was always at my best." When she retired at age 19, Shannon Miller did so as one of the most recognizable gymnasts in the country. The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells a story of surviving and thriving. A shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, Shannon fell in love with gymnastics at a young age and fought her way to the top. In 1992 she won five Olympic medals after breaking her elbow in a training accident just months prior to the Games. Then, in 1996, a doctor advised her to retire immediately or face dire consequences if she chose to compete on her injured wrist. Undeterred, Shannon endured the pain and led her team, the "Magnificent Seven," to the first Olympic team gold medal for the United States in gymnastics. She followed up as the first American to win gold on the balance beam. Equally intense, heroic and gratifying is the story of her brutal but successful battle with ovarian cancer, a disease from which fewer than fifty percent survive. Relying on her faith and hard-learned perseverance, Shannon battled through surgery and major chemotherapy to emerge on the other side with a miracle baby girl. Her story of trial, triumph and life after cancer reminds us all that its life's bumps and bruises that reveal our character. From early on in her career, Shannon knew that life wasn't about perfection. In this incredible and inspirational tale, Shannon speaks out so as to be seen and heard by thousands as a beacon of hope.
Angela wondered why she had so many cosmetics. Surely she didn't need so much. It wasn't logical. Why not clean it up? It sounded so simple until she realized that she couldn't let it go.