Life is Short And So Is This Book: Brief Thoughts On Making The Most Of Your Life
Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you cant get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters.
Thats the topic of this book. I dont pretend to have all the answers. Im still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here Ive picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is whats worked for me.
Like life, this book is short. Many books I read could communicate their ideas in fewer pages. So Ive tried to be brief in line with the wise person who noted: If Id had more time I would have written a shorter letter.
I dont think brevity implies lack of content. The concepts here have improved the quality of my life, and I hope theyre useful to you as well.
Using these concepts, I have created a life I love. My job doesnt feel like work. I love and respect the people with whom I spend time. And Im also passionate about my life outside work. Ive learned how to create a balance that makes me happy between work and other interests, including my family, friends and exercise. Sadly I think thats rare. And yet, while I know Im lucky, most people can work towards those goals in their own lives.
My interest in making the most of my life began when I was just starting college, but when I was in my mid-thirties a boss I admired died of cancer. He was young. He had a great wife; he had three young children; he had a fantastic career -- he had everything in life. He just didnt have enough time. So, while Id often thought about how to get the most out of life, the death of someone so young and vital increased my sense of urgency to act on it.
One of the things Ive always wanted to do was to work for myself. As a result, I left an exciting job at Microsoft in 2001 amidst the Internet bust to found the investing firm I now run. It was hard to do, both financially and emotionally. When I left Microsoft, many people friends, family, and even some of the press - thought I was deluding myself to start a fund focused on Internet-related companies during a market crash. A press quote from the time said: "Call him a little crazy. Call him a little nuts." Id never seen that type of coverage before. And, in a sense, the press was right; the business wasnt easy to start. Fortunately, from a vantage point of ten years down the road, its worked out quite well.
A key part of my job is reading and thinking about a broad variety of topics. So writing this book was relatively easy. Its even easier to read. But, like many things in life, actually executing each day on these concepts is extremely difficult. With thanks to Thomas Edison, life is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration. Even so, I hope you have fun perspiring.
Self-Help (Vintage Contemporaries)
"Brisk, ironic ... scalpel-sharp.... A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --The New York Times Book Review
In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.
The 7 Keys to Success: Awakening to Your Life Purpose
Best Seller: Over 2 Million People Have Now Enjoyed This Life-Changing, Inspirational Book
An inspirational book that will change your life, The 7 Keys to Success contains an important message - it is time for you to wake-up and start living the life you were born to live. Once you acquire these seven important keys, you will not only go on to be astonishingly successful in life, you will also know that inner peace that comes from living a life that truly matters; one that actually makes a difference.
A truly motivational, self help book that will challenge you to rethink your life and what is really important to you. Start believing in yourself, develop your confidence and go on to achieve your dreams.
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7 Spiritual Habits to Change Your Life: Free 30-Day Companion Course (Self Help, Spiritual Books, Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Spirituality, Success)
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Do you ever get that niggling feeling that there is more to life? That the way you live, love, work, learn and socialize just isnt cutting it? Are you looking for something MEANINGUL that you can use to change your life TODAY? This is my journey, and the beginning of yours.
My trials and tribulations in life, from the loss of my husband and mother in quick succession to the general woes and anxiety that afflict us all, have led me on a path of discovery. From plowing the ruins and rubbles left behind by Hurricane Katrina to meditating in the heart of the Himalayas, I have been forced to reassess everything I thought I knew, growing and healing every step of the way.
Throughout the years I have come to know my own pillars of spirituality; the beliefs and habits that I consider to be fundamental to a meaningful existence. My journey is by no means over, but every day I wake up and live a life packed with spiritual practice is a day that I become more like the person I want to be.
If you wish to be happier, more present, more aware, then I hope my experiences and guidance will be of great value to you. If you simply want to lose yourself between the pages of a good book for a little while, then I would be honored to share my story with you too.
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Toddler Discipline: 5 Things You Must Know To Have A Well-Behaved Toddler In No Time! (Toddler Discipline Without Shame, Positive Parenting, Self Help)
Discover how to have a well-behaved toddler using these proven principles! (And never feel guilty about disciplining your toddler again!)
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Do you need help with toddler discipline?
Is your toddler starting to get an attitude, throwing tantrums, and not listening?
Is your level of stress increasing because youre at your limit and dont know how to discipline your toddler without feeling guilty?
What about when youre in public and your toddler does the opposite of everything you want them to do?
Its so frustrating right!
Especially when you just want to enjoy being with your toddler and watching them experience the world.
Because they can be so cute when they want to be!
If you answer yes to any other these questions above, then youre about to discover how to have a well-behaved toddler using these easy to follow practical techniques & strategies!
So you can solve their discipline issues for good and have a happy family life like your deserve.
Heres a preview of what youll discover in this book:
- How and why they act the way they do (learning these principles will help you understand the world through their eyes)
- How to respond to your child without overreacting (its much simpler than you think)
- The 3 best strategies for disciplining with positivity (this will reduce your stress too)
- The most common parents/caregivers make (and how to avoid them)
- How to be a positive role-model for your child (these tips will help create a strong bond between you both)
So, if youre serious about having a well-behaved toddler but still has their cheeky and loveable personality, then you need to get this guide right now!
The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World
From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book which is now Free on Amazon.
Written primarily to inspire and encourage, Ezike takes us through peaks and valleys of his life leaving the reader spellbound and utterly amazed and most importantly motivated in finding one's true passion and calling in life.
In this soon to be classic, Ezike dives right in and depicts detailed examples of how each one of The Greatest Ten Self-Help books in the world affected and improved his life; starting with The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino all the way to Neville Goddard's Resurrection.
Ezike writes with such poignant and dramatic precision that one is left inspired and simultaneously entertained. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World proves to be at par with some of the self-help classics of our times; and Ezike could and if not be one of our modern day Philosophers and Thinkers. His life chronicles periods of deep frustration, challenge and ultimate success that is common amongst many high achievers. A writer for our times, he is poised to say much more of what this era needs to showcase how one can come from the bottom and edge their way to the top. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World is a book you will definitely want to keep close to your heart!
About the Author:
EMMANUEL C. EZIKE II is an award winning Screenwriter, Author and Entrepreneur. His screenplay When All is Said And Done won Best Break-thru Screenplay in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. He was born in Monrovia Liberia and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager fleeing the Uncivil war in Liberia in the late 90s. He writes prolifically in the genre of Self-help Fiction, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction. Ezike currently resides in the Carolinas with his family and their Boston terrier; ginger, parakeets bluey & joey. He can be reached via email at [email protected]
The Highly Sensitive: How to Stop Emotional Overload, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Energy
Do you feel too sensitive for this world?
Are you at the mercy of your emotions, overwhelmed by your environment, and easily triggered by other peoples feelings?
You arent alone. Millions of Highly Sensitive People (HSP) feel exactly the same way.
If youve always felt more delicate, more easily overwhelmed by sensory input, and more empathetic than those around you, you are probably an HSP. Sensitivity is a blessing, but its hard to thrive as an HSP in a competitive society that perceives emotional expression as a sign of weakness.
So how do you develop the skills and tools you need to successfully navigate your way through life as an HSP? As someone attuned to the emotions of everyone around you, how can you protect yourself against emotional overwhelm, negative energy, and psychological distress?
In The Highly Sensitive: How to Stop Emotional Overload, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Energy, you will discover why high sensitivity is a gift that requires careful management. You will learn how to solve the common problems faced by HSPs the world over and how to live a happy, fulfilling life that lets you use your abilities to the fullest.
Specifically, you will discover:
- What it means to be an HSP, and what sets HSPs apart from the general population
- How to cope with emotional overwhelm
- How to protect yourself from the negative energy of other people
- How to cleanse yourself of toxic energy and live in harmony with your environment
- How to form healthy relationships
- How to set boundaries and say no to people and situations that are not right for you
This book is packed with helpful advice and strategies you can use to live a balanced and meaningful life as an HSP. You can start implementing the simple yet powerful techniques in this book today!
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INSPIRING LEGENDS: Real Life Inspirational Stories (Book 1)
Do you think that you are stuck while chasing the dream of your life and need the start to do the things that you always want to do?
Dont worry! This book has a plenty of inspiration & motivation for you. Read the 40 real life inspirational & motivational stories of popular & famous people around the world and get inspired & motivated to chase your dream and start doing the things that you always want to do.
This is the first book from the series Real Life Inspirational Stories where you will find inspirational stories of famous people like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, Aung San Suu Kyi, Charles Darwin, Claude Monet, Conan O'Brien, Daniel Craig, Dick Cheney, Djimon Hounsou, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Halle Berry, Harry Houdini, Harry Truman, Hilary Swank, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, John Grisham, Lady Gaga, Leonardo Da Vinci, Lionel Messi, Lisa Kudrow, Lucille Ball, Mahatma Gandhi, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Michael Oher, Oliver Stone, Pope Francis, Richard Branson, Socrates, Stephen King, Steve Jobs, Susan B. Anthony, Swami Vivekananda, Thomas Edison, Tina Fey, Vincent Van Gogh, Warren Buffet.
Our mission is to inspire & motivate everyone to find their real value to the life and make the best out of it to change the world into better place.
If you are a person who struggles in life with facing problems, setbacks and dont find the right motivation to do things the way you wanted to be, also you have tried everything that gives you the motivation but doesnt last long then you need to ask yourself one question.
Are you giving up on your dreams of your life?
Your positive answer depends on how motivated you are. The biggest problem for everyone is to stay motivated all the time and get what they want. When you start living in fear and being the victim of what life gives you, the frustration starts to make you to give up on everything, the aspiration that you seek in life seems impossible most of the times.
Ignoring this problem only make it worse and put you at risk of living an ordinary and suffered life. Your dreams will never become true.
I know how you feel but I found a way out and I can show you how to overcome this. I went through very tough situations in my life, I was homeless, broke and frightened. Getting the right Motivation was never easy, but I found a way to deal with it and get what I want.
Just look at the results of what I have generated for myself. I have been able to do the things that I would not have imagined. Today, I have a successful life, because I am doing what I always wanted to do. I like to inspire other people and help them to approach their dreams. I am motivational speaker and writer.
I have written motivational books, also speaks at schools and events as a motivational speaker. After reading my books and listening to my speeches others have responded that their life is now much more meaningful.
Imagine what it will feel like to live your dream. Every day you able to do what you love. Stay motivated and strong in tough times. Isnt it great?
Heres what you get from me is a gold mine of inspiration. I have written some amazing motivational books like this one. Staying motivated is your goal and it is served and I promise that these books will become your source of inspiration.
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Self Esteem Mastery (Workbook Included!): What Healthy Self-Esteem Is & How To Get It
Are you struggling with low self esteem and feel that the traditional self help advice is not working for you?
Then download this FREE book today to learn an evidence-based approach to how to have a healthy self esteem.
In this book Martin Kaye explains the science and research behind self esteem, and why much of the advice out there on this topic is either incorrect, or even counter-productive.
For example, did you know that saying positive affirmations to yourself in the mirror may have negative effects on your self esteem?
In this book you will learn why this is, along with the following:
- The history of the self esteem movement
- What the modern psychology has to say about the early studies
- What a healthy self esteem is and how it is different from high self esteem
- The most common pitfalls of traditional solutions for low self esteem
- Why dealing with negative thinking or negative thoughts by turning them into something positive may not be a good strategy
- What happy people have in common
- What self love actually means
- What role self discipline plays when it comes to self esteem
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Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety is for those of us that find the prospect of reading a traditional self help book to be way too boring. How are you supposed to make positive change in your life if the book itself feels like a chore? This book is definitely not a chore.
In Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety, I talk to you like a friend. There is a lot of swearing and humor along with loads of helpful and actionable information. You learn about anxiety and how to find the weapons within yourself to slay it for good.
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