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The book reviews in considerable detail the origins of efficacy beliefs, their structure, the processes through which they affect human well-being and accomplishments, and how these processes can be developed and enlisted for human betterment.
The journal that transforms a reading book into a life-changing personal experience. The Self-Empowerment Journal is the perfect companion to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis's The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice, a groundbreaking new book that explains how to take responsibility for the choices you make in life and to liberate yourself from the illusion that you are victim to your own circumstances. The journal contains empowering new material specifically developed to help you to actively apply the authors' suggested exercises and discover for yourself new ways of being that will bring satisfaction and wholeness into your life. There is a special magic to journal writing. It is not enough to merely read about ways to improve your life. Working through the practical exercises and recording them in your journal becomes a genuine process of self-examination and self-discovery, a way of asking yourself meaningful questions and keeping track of your progress in spiritual growth. By looking deeply into yourself, you can determine what works best for you. You will discover countless new opportunities and develop the freedom to experiment, decisively taking charge of your actions. You will also find ways to overcome the problems that hold you back, and practice new ways of achieving authentic power and spiritual growth. The journal is a crucial tool that will keep you focused on your journey, helping to make wise and empowering choices in life.
This companion to The Mind of the Soul shows readers how to improve the quality of their lives by taking responsibility for their choices.
A useful book for understanding and practicing cognitive approaches to the improvement of self-esteem. Contains information and cognitive behavioral activities to help build self-esteem.
Updated with the latest information A completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United States Soon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was established as the definitive resource. In this third edition, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information on: Symptoms and causes of PMS; PMS and perimenopause; Premenstrual magnification (PMM); Diagnosing PMS Treating PMS through diet, exercise, and stress management; Vitamins, minerals, oil of evening primrose, and other nonprescription remedies; Progesterone; Antiprostaglandins, antidepressants, and diuretics; Acupuncture and alternative therapies; Psychotherapy; PMS and its effect on sexuality, the family, and creativity; Support groups; Social and political implications of PMS; Other resources, including information on using the Internet for further research. With its practical advice, friendly approach, and comprehensive resource section, you'll find Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome an invaluable guide to the answers you need.
This manual is written for patients with back disorders, for participants in a back injury prevention program or for anyone who wants to have a healthy back.
Here is a revolutionary approach to coping with habits| Phobias' chronic pain, and other issues using easy-to-use techniques of self-hypnosis. The effect of techniques presented within, like making self-hypnosis tapes to reprogram the subconscious, is to put the "self" back in self-help and eliminate the many dependencies and co-dependencies that complicate and take the joy out of life. Both theory and scripts are presented in this book to help you reach your goals and give you viable solutions for: Increasing self-confidence. Weight reduction. Quitting smoking. Relieving chronic pain. Dealing with phobias and fears. Improving concentration and memory. Slowing down and even reversing the aging process. Enhancing creativity. Sexual dysfunction. By devoting a mere 20 minutes each day to this approach, you can literally take charge of your life. Hypnotic suggestions are effective because they bypass the conscious mind's natural resistance to change and to reprogram the "computer" we call the subconscious to permanently effect these changes. Self-Hypnosis is a compelling book that will change the way you view your life. This is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring self-awareness and taking control of his or her destiny.
From the book: WE HAVE the ability to solve most, if not all, of our problems in life if we know how. Self-hypnosis is one tool that can help us solve our problems and create better lives for ourselves. This book gives actual word-for-word self-hypnosis scripts for twenty three major problem-solving situations. Most of them will most likely apply to you at some point in your life. ... This book also includes very understandable explanations of what hypnosis is and how it works.
A guide to self exploration and greater personal growth
How to cut heating and cooling costs, utilize solar energy, construct nonflush toilets and solar showers, collect rainwater, and apply permaculture techniques. The author explains everything in plain, easily understood, language with hundreds of photographs and diagrams that illustrate ways to use natural resources and embrace self-reliance. Sustainable living advice from self-reliance expert Christopher Nyerges, editor of "Wilderness Way" magazine and author of "How to Survive Anywhere."In an ever-changing economy, cutting costs and utilizing available resources is essential. From embracing solar energy and wind power to using fluorescent bulbs and growing backyard vegetable gardens, there are endless ways to live a more ecological and economical lifestyle. The book offers a collection of testimonials and hordes of practical information on living lightly on the planet.
This book contains all the tactics you need to get appointments with impossible-to-reach top decision-makers.
A hands-on tool for conducting the successful, profitable sale of a business. As business owners gray, trends have shown that they start thinking of cashing out. Selling Your Business For Dummies gives readers expert tips on every aspect of selling a business, from establishing a realistic value to putting their business on the market to closing the deal. It helps them create sound exit plans, find and qualify, find and qualify a buyer, conduct a sale negotiation, and successfully transition the business to a new owner. The accompanying CD is packed with useful questionnaires, worksheets, and forms for prospective sellers, as well as a blueprint for customizing and assembling information into business sale presentation materials sale presentation materials -- including snapshots of revenue and profit history, financial condition, market conditions, brand value, competitive arena, growth potential, confidentiality agreements, and other information that supports the sale price.
From the book: The text's three parts and the appendixes cover the full array of topics needed for developmental writing. Part One: Writing Sentences includes parts of sentence structure, phrases and clauses, kinds of sentences, sentence combining, sentence problems, pronoun use, modifiers, punctuation, and spelling. Part Two: Writing Paragraphs and Beyond covers the writing process with instructions, examples, demonstrations, and exercises in freewriting, brainstorming, clustering, topic sentence writing, outlining, revising, and editing. Part Three: Connecting Reading and Writing provides guidance in reading critically and writing summaries; practicing reading-related responses; and recognizing patterns such as process, cause and effect, and exemplification. Reading selections by students and professional writers are dually grouped by pattern and theme. Appendixes cover parts of speech, taking tests, writing a letter of application and a resume, and a guide for ESL students.
The man Time magazine hailed as one of America's finest preachers presents a collection of forty timeless addresses to guide us through the year. With his characteristic eloquence and compassion, quoting from scripture as well as from T.S. Eliot and Woody Allen, Gomes offers us the tools we need to understand the wisdom of the Bible and the joy and inspiration it can bring to everyday life.
The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale and Improve Bottom-line Performanceby James A. Autry
Servant leadership is leadership the right way--a better way of being a manager and part of organizational life. Servant leadership will produce fulfilling emotional, psychological, and spiritual rewards for everyone involved. It will enhance productivity, encourage creativity, and benefit the bottom line. In The Servant Leader,top-selling author, former Fortune 500 executive, and business consultant James A. Autry shows you how to remain true to the servant leadership model when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations. You'll learn how to manage with respect and honesty and how to empower employees to achieve new levels of satisfaction. Plus, you'll learn why servant leadership can be the guiding light to becoming the kind of leader and person you want to be. You'll discover how to: Maintain your spiritual focus while dealing with such challenging issues as firing, harassment, substance abuse, and performance problems; Provide guidance during conflict and crisis; Assure your continued growth and progress as a leader; Train managers in the principles of servant leadership; Transform a company with morale problems into a great place to work; And more. Real leadership begins on the inside with your own commitment to inspire the best in others. But it's one thing to make the commitment; it's quite another to develop the skills to make that happen. If you are an executive, a manager, or someone who aspires to be in a leadership role, you will find the servant leadership philosophy to be a valuable, refreshing, and rewarding approach to leading others and to business life. "This is an awesome book. James Autry's gift is that he brings lofty ideals down to earth with general illustrations that make them easy to understand and apply. I highly recommend it!" --Jack Canfield, coauthor,Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. "The Servant Leader illuminates a clear path to personal, spiritual, and material actualization, which, in return,creates an infinite circle of prosperity." --Tom Gould, retired chairman and CEO, Younkers, Inc. "Quite simply, this is an extraordinary book. It is a classic already and the first truly great leadership book of the new century." --John Noble, director, Greenleaf Center, UK. "The Servant Leader is really the best field guide I've seen for helping managers transform themselves into true leaders." --Doug Greene,CEO, New Hope Group. "Servant leadership is key to surviving and thriving in the twenty-first century. Let both Jim Autry and his book, The Servant Leader, be your guide." --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager.
What Do Citicorp, UPS and Marriott have in common? They are "breakthrough" service providers,firms that changed the rules of the game in their respective industries by consistently meeting or exceeding customer needs and expectations. To find out how these companies do it, service management experts James Heskett, Earl Sasser, and Christopher Hart put the question to the chief executive officers of fifteen of America's leading service firms attending a workshop at the Harvard Business School. Breakthrough leaders, they discovered, think very differently about their businesses than do their competitors, in distinct and well-defined ways. Now, in Service Breakthroughs, based upon five years of exhaustive research in fourteen service industries, Heskett, Sasser, and Hart show exactly what enables one or two companies in each industry to constantly set new standards for quality and value that force competitors to adapt or fail. At the heart of breakthrough performance, the authors contend, is a sometimes intuitive but thorough understanding of the "self-reinforcing service cycle" that replaces traditional management of "trade-offs." The "cycle" is a paradigm derived from the research results suggesting direct links between heightened customer satisfaction, increased customer retention, augmented sales and profit, improved quality and productivity, greater service value per unit of cost, improved satisfaction of service providers, increased employee retention, and further heightened customer satisfaction. With detailed examples and dramatic case studies of Mark Twain Bancshares, American Airlines, Florida Power & Light, Federal Express, McDonald's and many other companies, Heskett, Sasser, and Hart show how this self-reinforcing cycle of behavior differentiates breakthrough leaders from their "merely good" competitors. The authors describe how breakthrough managers develop counter-intuitive, even contrarian, strategic service visions. These companies define their "service concept" in terms of results achieved for customers rather than services performed. They target market segments by focusing on psychographics -- how customers think and behave -- instead of demographics. And instead of viewing a service delivery system as a facility where the service is produced and sold, breakthrough firms see it as an opportunity to enhance the quality of the service. These profound differences in thought and action have brought spectacular results. For managers who wish to set the pace in their service industries, Service Breakthroughs will be essential reading.
The Serving Leader: 5 Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Companyby Ken Jennings Ken Blanchard John Stahl-Wert
A unique and practical action approach to servant leadership-a popular and widely espoused concept that figures prominently in the writings of Ken Blanchard, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Peter Block, and many others * Uses a compelling story format with highly sympathetic characters to make servant leadership accessible to a wide audience At a time of increasing concern about ethics at the top, The Serving Leader makes the case for an approach to leadership that is both more moral and more effective than the ruthless, anything-for-the-bottom-line approach that has brought disgrace-and often ruin-to many once-mighty organizations. Serving leaders lead by serving others, not by using them. As one of the characters in the book notes, A leader qualifies to be first by putting other people first. It sounds paradoxical, but it works-and The Serving Leader shows precisely how and why. While The Serving Leader uses a parable to outline the basics of servant leadership, all the people in it are based on real people, the organizations depicted are based on real organizations-and the results they achieved are what really happened. Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert use an engaging and moving story about an estranged son, his dying father, and a remarkable group of innovative leaders in business, volunteer organizations, and civic groups to illustrate five pragmatic principles of servant leadership. On one level The Serving Leader is the most practical guide available to implementing servant leadership; on a deeper level, it is a book about the personal journey of growth that real leadership requires.
Internationally acclaimed for his work as a vocal coach to a wide range of top recording artists and celebrities -- among them Eminem, Wilson Phillips, Smashing Pumpkins, Al Jarreau, the Beach Boys, Phish, Billy Idol, Tyra Banks, Billy Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, and many others -- Roger Love has pioneered a technique that effectively connects speakers and singers to parts of their voice they've never used before. Whether your goal is to carry a tune, expand your vocal range, or speak with ease and confidence before an audience, Roger Love provides you with exactly the help you need. Through the innovative techniques and enjoyable exercises in this book and accompanying CD, Love demonstrates how you can strengthen your "middle voice" and navigate smoothly through several octaves without pressure or strain. Set Your Voice Free holds the key to vocal success and satisfaction -- it's like professional voice lessons in book form.
Freedom from impurity can be a reality in the life of anyone who will apply biblical principles. Far more than explaining how we become enslaved to impurity, or revealing the addiction process, the purpose of this book is to bring true freedom to captives. The biblical teachings presented here have been used in the lives of many in setting them free from bondage. Mike Cleveland, founder and president of Setting Captives Free, writes: "Friend, are you tired of struggling to become free? I was enslaved to impurity for fifteen years and I know the power it has; but I also know that the power of God's grace is stronger than the pull of sin. I invite you to come and enjoy the freedom that is in Jesus Christ." This workbook is designed for either individual use with an accountability partner, or as a small group study. "There can be no doubt that pornography has captured the hearts of many men today. An alarming percentage of Christian men have become enslaved by it. Thankfully, Setting Captives Free provides the keys to unlock the chains that bind men to this sin. I found it to be scripturally sound and personally relevant. It is exactly what I was looking for in my own life, and in my ministry to men struggling with lust." --Pastor David Fidati, Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church, Orrstown, PA "Setting Captives Free is a resource I highly recommend to other pastors who need help to combat pornography in their churches!" --Pastor Dan Page, Senior Pastor, Calvary Community Church, Stow, Ohio Individuals in bondage to sexual sin typically need help in three key areas if they are to truly break free to a life of righteousness. First is the need to understand key biblical truths that are the foundation for lasting change. Second are concrete, practical steps on how to apply God's Word to their thinking and behavior. Third, they need hope to persevere. This book provides all three. That is why I use it regularly when I counsel people in sexual sin. --Randy Patten, Executive Director, Natl. Assoc. ofNouthetic Counselors (NANC) Mike is a full-time airline pilot with Continental Airlines and he and his wife, Jody, have six children (four of whom are still at home). Mike has written seven books, is the speaker on "Setting Captives Free Radio," and is currently working on his PhD in Pulpit Communications and Expository Preaching from Trinity College and Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.
Mario Bergner tells the story of his journey through life as a gay man in search of spiritual healing and acceptance from God. He shares the hope, questions, and truths he learned along the way. He shows how he came to know God and his understanding of the Bible. He believes that God loves everyone whether they are gay or straight and that God can restore and redeem anyone who seeks Him.
All of us will experience grief in our lives and in SEVEN CHOICES, the reader is guided through the often-confusing range of emotions and issues that occur during the grieving process. The author identifies the 7 major phases of grief, each of which offers the griever a choice that will engender growth and allow them to break with the past and experience the discovery of a stronger and balanced self. IMPACT, SECOND CRISIS, OBSERVATION, THE TURN, RECONSTRUCTION, WORKING THROUGH and INTEGRATION. Elizabeth Neeld lost her own young husband 10 yrs ago and her own journey through grief is poignantly told, as are the stories of others who have have coped with loss, helping readers understand that they are not alone in their chaos and confusion. Her familiarity with the scientific literature gives the reader invaluable information on how our choices and behavior determine our progress. Enriched by the experiences of people who have found a renewed zest for life, this beautifully written book provides the deep compassion, the keen insight, and the practical steps that will empower the bereaved person to become a healthier, happier and wise individual.
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.
A lot of teens read books, but I [author] wasn't one of them. (I did read several Cliffs Notes book summaries, however.) So if you're like me, you may be ready to shelve this book. But before you do that, hear me out. If you promise to read this book, I'll promise to make it an adventure. In fact, to keep it fun, I've stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world ... along with a few other surprises. So will you give it a try? Okay? Okay! Now, back to the book. This book is based on another book that my dad, Stephen R. Covey, wrote several years ago entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Surprisingly, that book has become one of the best-selling books of all time.
We All Crave An Authentic Experience Of Intimacy. Though our hearts crave intimacy, though our minds understand our deep need for it, the self-revelation it requires is often too daunting a task. Complete and unrestrained sharing of self exposes the deepest human fear of being rejected for being ourselves. In The Seven Levels of Intimacy, Matthew Kelly both acknowledges and calms our fears, while teaching us how to move beyond them to experience the power of true intimacy. Matthew reveals that each relationship is built upon a pattern of interaction. In the beginning stages, we rely on casual interactions, gaining familiarity by focusing on superficialities and facts. We grow closer and begin to share our opinions, learning to accept each other and embrace the growing relationship despite the difference in our experiences and viewpoints. Once our differences and opinions are shared and accepted, we feel safe enough to reveal our hopes, dreams, and feelings, developing trust. With this trust, we open ourselves and are able to share our legitimate needs, becoming liberated from carrying the burden of our real needs alone. At last, we are deeply intimate and both willing and able to reveal our deepest fears. We are beyond judgment and feel trust and acceptance. By moving through and building upon each level of intimacy, we find comfort and gain trust in our partners and ourselves until, by developing and deepening our intimacy within each level, we are able to fully open ourselves, finally opening to the possibility of truly being loved. It is through mastering the seven levels of intimacy that we will break through to fully experiencing love, commitment, trust, and happiness. The Seven Levels of Intimacy is a brilliant and practical guide to creating and sustaining intimacy, whether you are looking for a deeper sense of connection with your spouse, looking for more fulfillment in your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, trying to improve your relationships with your children, or simply wondering what you should be looking for in a partner. With profound insight and the use of powerful, everyday examples, Matthew Kelly explains how we can nurture the intimacy in our relationships. The Seven Levels of Intimacy redefines how we view our interactions with others. This new understanding leads us to successfully create the strong connections, deep joy, and lasting bonds that we all long for.