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Do you ever feel burned out, beat up, or just plain bored, wondering, "Is this all there is?" Do you ever feel trapped in a stressful job that leaves you unhappy and unsatisfied? Do you ever question if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing--if you're fulfilling your life's purpose? If so, you are not alone. Like millions of Americans, Brian Souza found himself in this precarious position a few years back. Despite attending dozens of motivational seminars and devouring the best the self-help industry had to offer, Souza was left wanting more. The turning point came when he finally realized it wasn't artificial motivation he was after; he was really searching for a legitimate reason to be motivated. Thousands of hours of research and countless interviews later, Souza finally uncovered the secrets he was looking for all along: Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. True joy and happiness will continue to elude us until we use that gift to become who we were born to be. Become Who You Were Born to Be is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. Souza's program for achieving success in all areas of life reveals: * Four steps to discovering your gift, uncovering your passion, and unlocking your purpose * How to overcome fears and deal with change * How to work passion into your profession * Why a midlife crisis should be celebrated * How to stop stressing and start living * How to diagnose and fix flawed life patterns * The untold secrets of top achievers To illustrate his life-changing philosophy, Souza relates true stories of everyday people and world-famous celebrities-- including Lance Armstrong, Amy Tan, Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks, and Oprah Winfrey-- who became heroes by overcoming adversity and squeezing every ounce of opportunity from their gifts.
If you've ever found yourself picking off your nail polish, sitting in your sweats with an empty carton of Ben & Jerry's, wondering, "Where are all the good men, and why isn't a gorgeous one standing shirtless in my kitchen mixing me up a pomegranate mojito?" I hate to tell you this, but it's your own fault. Not to worry -- I'm here to help you make that fantasy a reality, with one major addition: you'll be sipping that mojito with a big, glittering diamond ring on your left hand. Sounds too good to be true? It isn't. As a third-generation matchmaker and the president of one of the world's most elite dating services -- the Millionaire's Club -- I've put myself in the enviable position of being friend, confidante, and relationship counselor to men and women the world over. I know what the good guys want in a wife, and what sends them screaming into the night. Now I'm sharing their secrets with you. I've compiled my best tried-and-true advice and I'm going to tell you the things that even your best friend doesn't have the courage to break to you. If you follow my formula, the man of your dreams will appear in your life, and you can be in a committed, monogamous relationship with him in less than a year. Get ready -- I'm about to show you how to make all your relationship dreams come true.
This book can help you develop the skills needed to effectively make the many decisions facing you as a citizen, learner, consumer, and human being, and also to be an effective advocate for your beliefs.
is also excellent information regarding study skills in the introduction.
The author of the popular book Building a Relationship That Lasts now directs the single person toward establishing a successful, lifelong relationship as a married person.
Written by a therapist and a psychology professor, this supplementary text for those embarking on a career in the helping professions focuses on the struggles faced by practitioners and the effects of the demands placed on them. Sample topics include understanding your family of origin; dealing with difficult clients; and managing boundary issues. Self-assessments and inventories found in each chapter encourage students to examine their own motives and aptitudes for becoming helpers. The fifth edition contains new information on ethics, diversity, and social activism.
The author of the highly popular and widely quoted Jewish Way in Death and Mourning and Jewish Way in Love and Marriage now offers a work designed expressly for non-Jews who are contemplating converting, for those who have already converted, and for Jews by birth who wish to gain insight into their heritage.
The role of the new manager demands a new mindset, new activities, and new relationships with people throughout the organization. Becoming a Manager guides the first-time manager through these and other challenges. Part One, Making the Transition, explores how to make the critical shift from individual contributor to manager; what it takes to build a successful partnership with your boss; and the key elements of managing time, which is every manager's scarcest commodity. Part Two, Developing Your Management Skills, examines how to use influence and persuasion to manage without formal authority; how to develop a leadership style; the elements of planning and setting goals; and the critical roles of work processes and continuous improvement. In Part Three, Managing Others, readers learn how to master the performance management process; adopt a process for making sound decisions; and handle difficult people and situations, including high-value customers or a difficult boss. Throughout the course, examples, exercises, Think About It sections, and topical sidebars provide readers opportunities for practice, feedback, and application.
Some books should be preserved in pristine condition. This isn't one of them.Something happens when you interact with your book by writing in it. Becoming a Master Student is about learning, and learning is an active pursuit, not a passive one. When you make notes in the margin, you can hear yourself talking with the author. When you doodle and underline, you can see the author's ideas taking shape. You can even argue with the author and come up with your own theories and explanations. In all of these ways, you become a coauthor of this book. You rewrite it to make it yours.
The thirteenth edition of the bestselling BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT continues to lead the way in meeting the changing needs of today's first-year students. Through interactive journaling, a motivational writing style, and hands-on activities that students can apply right away, this text helps students succeed in college and in life. The thirteenth edition's clean, sophisticated interior design appeals to both traditional students and adult learners. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. In this latest edition, students will find even more ways to connect to the content with the new Master Students in Action feature and end-of-chapter Skills Snapshot exercise.
The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student, Concise helps students examine their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises show students how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. With updated coverage of diversity, money management, and technology, the text is fresh and relevant to today's students.
From the book: "Becoming a Public Relations Writer" has been written to help guide you through the writing process. It will lead you through the various steps and stages of writing and will help you explore many formats and styles necessary to public relations writers. Because this book grows out of the author's professional and teaching experience, it is limited to the insight of one person. Your own experiences and those of your instructor and colleagues are likely to add to the conclusions and the advice offered here.
This is an exciting time to begin a career in the hospitality industry. More new restaurants are opening each year, and many restaurant chains are ranked among the nation's top corporations. Many jobs and opportunities exist in the food-service industry for people who possess the right combination of interests, skills, education, and training. Job opportunities in this industry are varied and unique.
This is an exciting time to continue a career in the hospitality industry. More new restaurants are opening each year, and many restaurant chains are ranked among the nation's top corporations. Many jobs and opportunities exist in the food-service industry for people who possess the right combination of interests, skills, education, and training. Job opportunities in this industry are varied and unique.
This book provides students and novice clinicians with nuts-and-bolts advice about the process of doing therapy, starting with the first contact with a new patient. Suzanne Bender, at the time a junior clinician, and Edward Messner, a seasoned practitioner and supervisor, provide a unique, combined perspective on how therapy is conducted, what works and what doesn't work in treatment, and how to take care of oneself as a clinician. Organized around the treatment of one fictitious patient, with other case examples brought in as needed, the book speaks directly to the questions, concerns, and insecurities that beginning therapists typically face. Written with candor and empathy, it offers authoritative guidance for understanding and resolving common clinical dilemmas.
From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep comes a book that uses true stories backed by scientific research to explore the way young animals discover their worlds and learn how to survive. How does a baby animal figure out how to get around in the world? How much of what animals know is instinctive, and how much must they learn? In Becoming a Tiger, bestselling author Susan McCarthy addresses these intriguing matters, presenting fascinating and funny examples of animal behaviour in the laboratory and in the wild. McCarthy shows us how baby animals transform themselves from clueless kittens, clumsy cubs, or scrawny chicks into efficient predators, successful foragers, or deft nest-builders. From geese to mice, dolphins to orang-utans, bats to (of course) tigers, McCarthy's warm, amusing, and insightful examinations of animal life and developments provides a surprising window into the mental worlds of our fine fuzzy, furred, finned, and feathered friends. oReaders will be fascinated by a close look at animal intelligence, learning, and family life.
Seeking citizenship? Here's everything you need to know! The path from green card to U.S. citizenship can be a long and winding one -- and bureaucratic hassles are inevitable. But with Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can shave months or years off the time it takes to become a citizen. Find out how to: . determine your eligibility . make sure you won't risk deportation by applying . prepare your application packet . study for the citizenship exam . have a successful interview . appeal the exam and deal with setbacks . help family members immigrate . enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special procedures if you are disabled, in the military, the spouse of a U.S. citizen, or for other special circumstances. This revised edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures. Plus, learn about new rules governing naturalization through Armed Forces service, and get the most up-to-date contact information available.
The entry to this book is the opening of a college lecture. Green guides a dialogue with students, leading them to a new way of perceiving sex vs. gender vs. sexual orientation. At a later point, he uses a computer analogy: hardware is sex (the body), gender is software (the soul or heart or mind), then the operating system is the congruence or lack of between the two. What if your hardware is a PC running Windows but your software is all MAC based? How long do you suffer in silence before taking action to have them be the same, work together, and feel whole? Green skillfully weaves through multiple related topics of transsexuality, with the focus on female to male, a rapidly growing percentage of the community. He includes current history of the movement to create community rather than isolated individuals, a community far behind its opposite of male to female people. He cites the slower advances in surgical techniques, plus the unwillingness of the "System" to grant them entry. Green, like many others, is not satisfied with the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards of Care, which sets the "rules" and timelines of processes that most Gender Identity Clinics follow. Green found himself not only transitioning into a male body, but into an activist role. He writes about issues related to hormones, explains surgery options and techniques, social and family ramifications, fears and facing discrimination and bigotry, emotions, sexuality, the push-pull desires of just blending in and being a "guy in the crowd" vs. a spokesman and advocate to further advance transsexual acceptance into mainstream society.
It's Sabrina's first day at a new school. Sabrina is excited and nervous-and then her aunts tell her that she's a witch! A what?! Making friends as a mortal is hard enough! But when things begin to happen-like meeting a really cute guy, being called a freak by the most popular girl in school, and getting hit on the head with a football- Sabrina begins to realize that being a witch may not be a bad idea after all.
In the book of Ruth, Boaz describes Ruth as being a woman of excellence. The book of Proverbs compares a woman of excellence to precious jewels. God Himself beckons us to become women of excellence. But what exactly is He asking? Does He intend for us to keep homes as beautiful as Martha Stuart or become women who lead ministries like Beth Moore? Can we even hope to reach the excellence that God invites us to reach for? This Bible study is designed for group or self-led study and explores what excellence really means in areas such as Surrender, Obedience, Discipline, Discretion, Wisdom, and Purity.
Discover the key to becoming an extraordinary coach.Coaching is more than simply learning a process and set of skills. Exceptional coaches draw on their professional experience, knowledge of organizationally relevant topics, strong helping skills, coaching-specific competencies, and most important, their ability to use their own intuition in the service of the client. Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach is the first book that brings all of these elements together to guide readers in developing their own personal model of coaching. Beginning with a self-assessment, readers will examine the core content areas crucial in any coachÆs work, from engagement and goal setting to needs assessment, data gathering, feedback, and development planningùand then learn how to combine that knowledge with the unique perspective they bring to the table as individuals in order to achieve maximum coaching effectiveness. Each chapter includes a case study that brings the practice of coaching to life. Tools include charts, development plans, contracts, and more, plus ongoing discussion of the role of coaching in organizational contexts.
My name is Anna Strong. I am a vampire. How I became one is the reason for this story. I tell it the way it happened. It may not be what you expect. She's a bounty hunter-tough, beautiful, and trained for the unexpected. Until the night she's attacked and left closer to death than she can imagine. She awakens to an indoctrination into a dark new world where vampires walk among us. But this time, a tight grip on a .38 won't stop what she's hunting for. Existing between the worlds of the living and the dead, Anna is torn by her love for two very different men. Max, a DEA agent, all too human, and vulnerable. And Avery, a Night Watcher who's joined Anna in pursuit of the rogue vampire who changed her life that terrifying night. Now, as her two worlds collide, fire plunges Anna into the ultimate battle between good and evil where survival is not just for the living...
Allport outlines the need for a psychology of becoming, of growth and development of personality, one that can best be discovered by looking within ourselves.
In a series of free-verse poems and bluesy lyrics, headed by song titles, Weatherford retraces Holiday's childhood and early career in the renowned jazz singer's own voice. "At eleven, I had the body / of a grown woman, / the mouth of a sailor, and a temper / hot enough to fry an egg." Growing up in Baltimore, she moved to Harlem with her sometimes-absent mother after being molested by a neighbor, and quickly fell in love with late-night life. Dubbed "Lady Day," she earned money singing in clubs, was "discovered" by jazz-enthusiast John Hammond, and battled racism on a groundbreaking tour with Artie Shaw's all-white band. Closing with Holiday's spectacular headline gig at the Café Society, where she sang "Strange Fruit"--"how could I not claim: / this is my song?"--Weatherford leaves the 25-year-old at a high spot in her career, before later troubles and drug addiction. After the whole story readers will find a generous assortment of recommended reading and listening at the end of this proud, clear-voiced testimonial. Grades 6-9. --John Peters
Becoming Black is a powerful theorization of Black subjectivity throughout the African diaspora. In this unique comparative study, Michelle M. Wright discusses the commonalties and differences in how Black writers and thinkers from the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, France, Great Britain, and Germany have responded to white European and American claims about Black consciousness. As Wright traces more than a century of debate on Black subjectivity between intellectuals of African descent and white philosophers, she also highlights how feminist writers have challenged patriarchal theories of Black identity. Wright argues that three nineteenth-century American and European works addressing race--Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, G. W. F. Hegel's Philosophy of History, and Count Arthur de Gobineau's Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races--were particularly influential in shaping twentieth-century ideas about Black subjectivity. She considers these treatises in depth and describes how the revolutionary Black thinkers W. E. B. Du Bois, Aim Csaire, Lopold Sdar Senghor, and Frantz Fanon countered the theories they promulgated. She explains that while Du Bois, Csaire, Senghor, and Fanon rejected the racist ideologies of Jefferson, Hegel, and Gobineau, for the most part they did so within what remained a nationalist, patriarchal framework. Such persistent nationalist and sexist ideologies were later subverted, Wright shows, in the work of Black women writers including Carolyn Rodgers and Audre Lorde and, more recently, the British novelists Joan Riley, Naomi King, Jo Hodges, and Andrea Levy. By considering diasporic writing ranging from Du Bois to Lorde to the contemporary African novelists Simon Njami and Daniel Biyaoula, Wright reveals Black subjectivity as rich, varied, and always evolving.
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