Do you ride the escalator-or take the stairs? No matter how you define success, it always requires one thing: self-discipline. But as popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden explains, we live in an "escalator world"-one that's filled with shortcuts, quick fixes, and distractions that make it all too easy to slide into procrastination, compromise, and mediocrity. What seems like an easier path is really much harder in the end-and, most important, it won't take you where you want to go. How do successful people stay focused and achieve results? This lively and insightful guide presents a simple program for taking the stairs-that is, for overcoming the temptations of quick fixes and procrastination, conquering creative avoidance, and transcending personal setbacks in order to tackle the work that leads to real success. Whatever your goals are, Rory Vaden's proven approach will get you there-one stair at a time.
Longlisted for the 2009 Relit Award for the novel Jarod Palmer is a 32-year-old Toronto writer waiting for his big break--though a small one will do. Haunted by his story of tragic teenage sweethearts in smalltown Nova Scotia--featuring the unforgettable Lana Banana--Jarod is infected by the ancient mariner's curse on all young unpublished novelists to "tell the tale." The problem is that he is trying to pursue his solitary and introspective task in a city that feels like a film set: "the lights are on all the time." Between answering constant phone calls from his doting, overprotective mother and a perpetually neurotic, alcoholic and soon-to-be-divorced film producer determined to convince Jarod into plying his trade for the "dark side," Jarod finds time to communicate just as ineffectively with his volatile Spanish girlfriend. His pursuit of work gives new meaning to the term "odd job": dishwasher, copywriter, telemarketer, door-to-door salesman, film set gofer . . . One day, despite a $50-per-hour press-release-writing gig, Jarod finds himself at a restaurant table with his girlfriend, a bottle of ketchup, a bill, and not a dime in his pocket. Sorting through life in the city, writing, rejection letters from publishers, jobs, and a rocky relationship, Taking the Stairs is fast-moving, risky and infectiously fun. This is the story of Jarod Palmer's self-discovery--a coming-of-age for the soon-to-be-evicted. It's the perfect book for anyone who's ever found themselves an elevator-ride away from their dreams.
Release on 2012-02-01 | by Steve G. Jones,Frank Mangano
Change Your Thinking, Change Your Weight
Author: Steve G. Jones,Frank Mangano
Pubpsher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Finally, a program that promotes weight loss effectively, safely, naturally—and best of all, permanently. Have you tried to lose weight again and again without results? Tired of trying and failing? Then this groundbreaking new weight loss regimen is for you. It will teach you to harness the most powerful weapon you have in the battle of the bulge—your mind. First, you’ll gain access to the solid hypnosis techniques used by Steve G. Jones, so you can reprogram your subconscious mind to operate in alignment with your new lifestyle. Then, you’ll gain access to the years of in-depth research conducted by consumer health advocate Frank Mangano and his team, so you’ll know which foods and resources to turn to once your mindset has changed. Finally, you will learn how to use the same techniques that Steve and Frank have used to attract everything they desire into their lives. With these tools and techniques, you’ll be able to attract—and keep—the body, mind and level of health that you so rightly deserve.
"I opened a newspaper one day and saw an advertisement: 'Buckingham Palace Summer Opening of the State Rooms 1999'. Before even finishing my cursory glance, I had decided that it was me: the big 'Buckingham Palace' in heavy black type crowned by the royal coat of arms did it for me. I sent off my application and magically I was invited to an interview within a week." In 1999 Jack Swift worked for the Royal Household, initially as a Buckingham Palace warden during the Summer Opening and then as a footman. His book, 'Below Stairs', uses his experiences during this time as a vehicle from which to launch the main character, Jason Right, and his story.
Release on 2013-03-15 | by Shlomo Berkovsky,Jill Freyne
8th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, April 3-5, 2013. Proceedings
Author: Shlomo Berkovsky,Jill Freyne
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2013, held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, in April 2013. The 16 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The papers address not only typical persuasive domains like health and environment, but also cover emerging research topics, such as data safety and evaluation of persuasive technologies.
'Cornucopia Radio' is a loose collection of Sheffield based writers and actors who work together to create cutting edge audio-drama and comedy for broadcast on community radio stations across the world, as well as distribution across the internet as a highly successful podcast They've been creating productions since 2008, and as a celebration of their continued output, they've decided to collect some of their short comedy scripts and unusual short stories into one magnificent ebook. It's just like the radio show. Just without the need for the small bones in your inner ear to vibrate causing sounds to form in your head. Instead, light will bounce off the surface of the ebook and into your retina, sending electrical impulses to your brain; in turn forming words within your mind, which you can then interpret into various meanings and emotions!
Release on 2009-01-09 | by David Cowper,Andrew Haynes,Donald Cowper
Secrets of a Master Salesman
Author: David Cowper,Andrew Haynes,Donald Cowper
Pubpsher: John Wiley and Sons
Category: Business & Economics
"No matter what your industry, no matter what your product, if you want to sell in the big leagues, this book is a revelation." -Steve Carlson, Publisher and Editor, Marketing Options "David Cowper is not just one of the world's most successful life insurance salespeople, he is one of the cleverest. He thinks his way into giant cases and so can we, if we follow his strategies." -Tony Gordon, Past Chairman, Top of the Table, Bristol, England "David Cowper's book is, by far, the best I have ever read on the art of selling life insurance. Through fascinating storytelling, David reveals the extraordinary scale of thought and passion devoted to his selling opportunities. His book will inspire every reader to add zeros to their sales numbers." -Leon Lewis, Planning Consultant "David Cowper demonstrates how to achieve sales excellence through creativity, intelligence, and the power of stories. This book is required reading for all sales professionals." -Norm L. Trainor, President, The Covenant Group, and Author of The 8 Best Practices of High-Performing Salespeople When David Cowper began his insurance career, he was alone in a new country with no contacts and only forty dollars in his pocket. Three months after entering the business, he still hadn't sold a single policy. But David stuck with it to routinely make million-dollar sales and become one of the top insurance salespeople in the world. More than a rags-to-riches story, Mega-Selling is a first-hand account of the unique strategies David developed to penetrate new markets and close multi-million-dollar sales. With Mega-Selling, any salesperson can learn from the best and become a top performer.
Phil, a downtrodden journalist, is rested and ready to move on to the next village. When the proprietor of the inn hands him a mysterious envelope and asks him to open it only after he leaves town, Phil stuffs it into his glove compartment without another thought. Phil has no idea that in a short time, the innkeeper and his wife will be dead and his own life will have changed forever. In a village nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, John Abbott has just captured a dark force that had wreaked a terrible vengeance upon the towns unlucky population. As the residents celebrate their victory over evil, they have no idea of the tumultuous events that had been set in motion. Meanwhile, Phil becomes entangled in a series of attacks that baffle police. While struggling with his own inadequacies, he unwittingly becomes the target of evil intent. No one knows if it is just bad luck or fate, but one way or the other, the Devil is determined to get his way. In this gripping thriller, events quickly escalate until a cataclysmic showdown becomes inevitable. Turns out, Phil may just be the only one who can stop the Devilbefore it is too late.