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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Gary Chapman
1881273156
July 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
Unhappiness in marriage often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages, believes Dr. Gary Chapman. While working as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years, he identified five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. In a friendly, often humorous style, he unpacks each one. Some husbands or wives may crave focused attention; another needs regular praise. Gifts are highly important to one spouse, while another sees fixing a leaky faucet, ironing a shirt, or cooking a meal as filling their "love tank." Some partners might find physical touch makes them feel valued: holding hands, giving back rubs, and sexual contact. Chapman illustrates each love language with real-life examples from his counseling practice.

How do you discover your spouse’s...



Let Go and Live in the Now: Awaken the Peace, Power, and Happiness in Your Heart

1590030702


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Book Review
Fans of Guy Finley know he's a repository of "great wisdom" from philosophers, poets, and religious figures from throughout history. He thinks thinkers as diverse as Rumi, Emerson, Thoreau, Saint Augustine, and Krishnamurti all have ideas worth considering as one meanders along the path to happiness. Finley says that contentment comes when one learns how to "bridge the distance between who we are at present and what we may become." While this is certainly material he's covered in his many other titles, here he focuses on the importance of living in "the Now" (which he deems worthy of constant capitalization).

Finley's concept of the "Now" seems to borrow more than a bit from Buddhism's idea of mindfulness, as well as cognitive therapy. He claims those seeking to find internal peace must "[dare] to leave who we have...



The Purpose-Driven Life
Rick Warren
0310205719
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
The spiritual premise in The Purpose-Driven Life is that there are no accidents---God planned everything and everyone. Therefore, every human has a divine purpose, according to God's master plan. Like a twist on John F. Kennedy's famous inaugural address, this book could be summed up like this: "So my fellow Christians, ask not what God can do for your life plan, ask what your life can do for God's plan." Those who are looking for advice on finding one's calling through career choice, creative expression, or any form of self-discovery should go elsewhere. This is not about self-exploration; it is about purposeful devotion to a Christian God. The book is set up to be a 40-day immersion plan, recognizing that the Bible favors the number 40 as a "spiritually significant time," according to author Rick Warren, the founding pastor of Saddleback...


Motivational Interviewing, Second Edition: Preparing People for Change

1572305630


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Review
"Miller and Rollnick have initiated an interdisciplinary movement in how practitioners can interact with patients to facilitate behavior change. The term motivational interviewing (MI) is even becoming part of the vernacular in medicine. However, the diffusion process runs the risk of diluting the spirit and fidelity of MI. This second edition will help to circumvent this tendency. The book adds substance, breadth, clarity, and evidence to the clinical and training processes, and will add momentum to mainstreaming motivational approaches to behavior change in health care. Primary care physicians and practitioners can enrich their professional work and improve patient outcomes by learning about MI. I expect exponential progress will occur over the next 10 years."--Rick Botelho, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
0743269519
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges.

Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your...



1001 Motivational Quotes for Success: Great Quotes from Great Minds
Thomas J. Vilord
0972517405
December 2004
Paperback
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Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul
A Must Have for all who are looking for the motivation to improve the quality of their lives.

Jim Rohn, Author, 7 Strategies for Happiness and Success
This book is a compilation of the best inspirational quotes from the great motivators of our time.

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PostSecret : Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

0060899190


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– A contributor on Postsecret.com
"Humanity at its finest . . . And because of it I am falling in love with the world again."

– TIME.com, "50 Coolest Websites of 2005"
"A fascinating public airing of private thoughts. . . The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you."

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The Right Words at the Right Time
Marlo Thomas
0743446496
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
For everyone who needs a hero or loves a good story, here is an inspiring collection of personal revelations from more than 100 remarkable men and women who share a moment when words changed their lives. Award-winning actress and bestselling author Marlo Thomas is joined by such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Tom Brokaw, Cal Ripken Jr., Steven Spielberg, Venus Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Toni Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Mel Brooks, Laura Bush, Billy Crystal, Tom Wolfe and Katie Couric, who each tell a story of a crucial turning point in their lives brought about by the right words at the right time. These first-person accounts of challenges and victories can provide guidance to all of us as we come to life's crossroads. Al Pacino and Gwyneth Paltrow were instructed by words they heard during a crisis. Billy Crystal and...


Fish!
Stephen C. Lundin
0786866020
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace. While some may find the story line and prescriptions--such...


Now, Discover Your Strengths
Marcus Buckingham
0743201140
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Effectively managing personnel--as well as one's own behavior--is an extraordinarily complex task that, not surprisingly, has been the subject of countless books touting what each claims is the true path to success. That said, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Now, Discover Your Strengths does indeed propose a unique approach: focusing on enhancing people's strengths rather than eliminating their weaknesses. Following up on the coauthors' popular previous book, First, Break All the Rules, it fully describes 34 positive personality themes the two have formulated (such as Achiever, Developer, Learner, and Maximizer) and explains how to build a "strengths-based organization" by capitalizing on the fact that such traits are already present among those within it.

Most original and potentially most revealing, however, is...



The Right Words at the Right Time: Your Turn!, Vol. 2
Marlo Thomas
0743497430
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"That Girl" Thomas follows up her bestselling inspirational volume, which collected stories from luminaries describing times when well-chosen words impacted their lives, with this collection of personal essays from more than 90 "ordinary Americans,", selected from thousands of submissions to a national contest. From the experience of a naval officer who comes to a major career decision in a Burger King to a woman's epiphany at a Zen Buddhist Monastery in Japan, these simple, touching stories highlight the moments when the right phrases or comments made a life-changing difference. Divided into thematic sections like "At a Crossroads," "Taking Chances," and "Letting Go," Thomas's new title may be a little Chicken Soup-esque, but this is no canned concentrate-this is genuine, home-cooked comfort food. Proceeds...


The Fred Factor
Mark Sanborn
0385513518
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Review

The Fred Factor is a powerful, poignant parable of success. It’s about going the extra mile and always doing more than is expected. It is revolutionary, yet simple. It is life changing.”
--Brian Tracy, author of Focal Point and Goals: How to Get Everything You Want—Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible


Book Description

Meet Fred.

In his powerful new book THE FRED FACTOR, motivational speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Because of that, he is constantly going the extra mile handling the mail – and sometimes watching over the houses – of the people on his route, treating everyone he meets as a...



The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
Don Miguel Ruiz
1878424319
November 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. It's the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering. --P. Randall Cohan

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Ruiz's...


How Full Is Your Bucket
Tom Rath
1595620036
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging...


The One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688014291
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This compact edition of the authors' 1981 bestseller is an example of how great ideas can be made accessible in audio format. Going beyond the premise of managing in one-minute chunks, the broader lessons are the values that get expressed in those minutes--such as respecting people, providing emotional security for them, setting reasonable but challenging goals, and expecting them to develop excellent work habits. There's also the value of being concise in all communication, which confining one's input to one-minute chunks certainly facilitates. The lessons are both simple and profound, and are crafted and expressed with as much elegance as any management advice I've heard in the years since they first appeared. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This...


Eat That Frog!
Brian Tracy
1576751988
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
For people who are overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes, this book provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. By identifying, then tackling, their biggest, most unpleasant task first — the philosophy of "eating a frog" — readers learn to plan and organize each day, set priorities, get started right away, and complete jobs faster. Written in a fast-moving format and breezy style, this book is immediately accessible and applicable for readers in any occupation.

Book Info
For people who are overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes, this book provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. Written in a fast-moving format and breezy style. Softcover.


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini
0688128165
October 7, 1998
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Arguably the best book ever on what is increasingly becoming the science of persuasion. Whether you're a mere consumer or someone weaving the web of persuasion to urge others to buy or vote for your product, this is an essential book for understanding the psychological foundations of marketing. Recommended.

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
The materials in Cialdini's Influence is a proverbial gold mine.

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Wooden on Leadership
John Wooden
0071453393
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow." --Coach John Wooden John Wooden is without question one of the most respected and honored sports coaches in our nation's history. But it wasn't winning games that drove him; it was ensuring that, regardless of the final score, his players always put forth their utmost effort and performed to the best of their abilities. One of the lesser-known aspects of Wooden is the notebooks in which, beginning in 1948, he regularly recorded his thoughts, inspirations, and life lessons. In Wooden on Leadership , the legendary coach and his longtime collaborator Steve Jamison combine the best of those notebooks with Wooden's far-more-celebrated Pyramid of Success to create a leadership skills guide designed to...


Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Red Book of Sales Answers : 99.5 Real World Answers That Make Sense, Make Sales, and Make Money
Jeffrey Gitomer
0131735365
February 21, 2006
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
Salespeople are looking for answers.They want them now.They want them fast.They want them free.   Buy this book: You'll get two out of three.   Every salesperson on the planet, at some point during their sales day, needs an answer or 10 about what to do in a given selling situation. But there's a big difference between AN answer and the BEST answer. I have compiled 99.5 BEST ANSWERS to the barriers salespeople face every day.   These answers will get you from:What do I do next? to:Where is the bank so I can deposit this money?!   Salespeople need answers, fast! Now, one book brings together all the proven, tested, instant answers they'll ever want: Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Red Book of Sales Answers. This is the legendary Jeffrey Gitomer, the world's #1 sales...


Zapp! the Lightning of Empowerment
William Byham
0449002829
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Most managers know that revitalization in their companies must occur from the ground up. But how to get that message to employees without applying the kind of pressure that makes them even less productive? The answer is empowerment. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you encourage responsibility, acknowledgment, and creativity so that employees feel they "own" their jobs. It's all here, in an accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow.

Book Info
Audio cassette of the contemporary fable that shows what supervisors, managers, and organizations must do to create and maintain an empowered workforce. Audio cassette. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
T. Harv Eker
0060763280
February 15, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eker's claim to fame is that he took a $2,000 credit card loan, opened "one of the first fitness stores in North America," turned it into a chain of 10 within two and a half years and sold it in 1987 for a cool (but somewhat modest-seeming) $1.6 million. Now the Vancouver-based entrepreneur traverses the continent with his "Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar," on which this debut motivational business manual is based. What sets it apart is Eker's focus on the way people think and feel about money and his canny, class-based analyses of broad differences among groups. In rat-a-tat, "Let me explain" seminar-speak, Eker asks readers to think back to their childhoods and pick apart the lessons they passively absorbed from parents and others about money. With such psychological nuggets as "Rich people focus on opportunities/ Poor...


Left To Tell : Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Immaculee Ilibagiza
1401908969
February 15, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her devout Catholic family, when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsis in the country. She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny bathroom with seven other starving women for 91 cramped, terrifying days. This searing firsthand account of Ilibagiza's experience cuts two ways: her description of the evil that was perpetrated, including the brutal murders of her family members, is soul-numbingly devastating, yet the story of her unquenchable faith and connection to God throughout the ordeal uplifts and inspires. Her account of the miracles that protected her is simple and vivid. Her Catholic faith shines through, but the book will...

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