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I feel like I was a bit skimpy with the Saturday ebook roundup…Mother’s day and all. So, here is another one. It’s themed too, all about transformation!
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Transform Your Life by, Penny Ferguson
Penny Ferguson’s story is an amazing one. Abandoned as a baby, teased and bullied at school, emotionally and physically destroyed by not one, not two, but three abusive marriages, she found herself on the cusp of fifty, broke, alone, and in despair. Taking stock of her circumstances, she resolved to turn her life around, to break the patterns that had governed her life so far, and to stop wasting her life. In order to change her life, she had to change herself. Penny succeeded in her aims, and is now a successful and happy leadership and team building consultant. Over ten thousand people have attended training courses run by Penny Ferguson Ltd., with an amazing proportion of attendees attesting that they have experienced real change in their lives for the better as a direct result. Transform your life encapsulates the life-changing ideas Penny has passed on to people through her consultancy and training courses. It can inspire you to work out a vision for your personal and business life, and set out clearly an action plan to achieve it.
Manual For Living: REALITY – TIME by, Seth David Chernoff
Over 50,000 Downloads! Award-winning book by two-cancer survivor! TIME, the FREE SAMPLE BOOK. A genuine user’s guide to the meaning of life, the award-winning Manual For Living: REALITY (TIME), A User’s Guide to the Meaning of Life will change the way you see the world. Its straightforward guidance and practical wisdom will help you remain true to your path and purpose in life. Find True Fulfillment and Lasting Happiness, Overcome Your Fear Of Death, Learn How to Fully Experience Life, Reconnect with Your Inner Truth, and Discover Your True Purpose.
Rave reviews from around the country:
I’d recommend this book to everyone. – Luxury Reading
It is a beautiful testament to life and living. A book to help one reach his greatest potential and grasp his dreams. – A Novel Source
I want to say thank you for writing this book! I am only a quarter of the way into it and it is really making a difference in my life! “They say” when you are ready the teacher will appear. I’m glad you did. – Kim G.
A wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate book. It goes to the heart of what it is to be human. We highly recommend Manual For Living! Drink from its wisdom! Ed & Deb Shapiro, authors BE THE CHANGE – How Meditation Can Transform You and the World
Seth Chernoff has taken on the deepest and richest questions of life and death. Listen to his journey, his insight and begin to savor the search for peace within the spectrum of life. – Don Campbell, Musician and Author of Sound Spirit and The Mozart Effect
Manual For Living gives you valuable insight necessary to enhance and enrich your life bringing you closer to fulfillment and true happiness. Manual for Living is full of wisdom to help you find your way. Every page is filled with human emotion about life, death, and everything in between. – TCM Reviews
If you have the chance to pick up this gold mine to read, please do. It is helping me in so many ways. -Read With Tea Book Review Blog
Seth David Chernoff is an award-winning author, two-time cancer survivor, marketing professional, and founder of multiple companies. His work has been featured previously in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Mechanics, Business Week, USA Today, on radio stations around the country, and ABC and PBS TV.
Achieve your goals by, Infinite Ideas
If you have ever set yourself a goal and then watched helplessly as it slipped away this is the book for you. Whatever you want to do in life you need to take charge of your dreams, put a plan in place and follow it. It’s a common problem and has been for hundreds of years. The first of the books we’ve sought advice from was published in the mid-eighteenth century, while the most recent one was published nearly two hundred years later. The ideas in both these and the other five books we’ve turned to are still amazingly relevant. The ideas in Achieve your goals are drawn from best-selling titles in the Infinite Success series. This series takes the most important ideas from self help classics and gives them a contemporary twist, and Achieve your goals contains striking nuggets of wisdom from: Napoleon Hill’s Think and grow rich; Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help; George S. Clason’s The Richest Man in Babylon; Robert Collier’s The Secret of the Ages; Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-reliance; Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness and Benjamin Franklin’s The Way to Wealth. To make these ideas accessible we’ve illustrated the thoughts of the classic writers with examples drawn from twenty-first century life. In the ‘Here’s an idea for you…’ section at the end of every chapter we’ve also given you some hints on how to put the ideas in that chapter into practice right now.
Help! I want to change my life by, Infinite Ideas
Help! I want to change my life is the indispensable guide to identifying and dealing with all the things in life that can get you down and make you feel lost. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice Help! I want to change my life will help you take control of your life and make sure you get to where you want to be, on your own terms. Help! I want to change my life is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value.
Get Organized by, Infinite Ideas
Do you spend your life always in a panic, fighting fires? Are you snowed under by paperwork and constantly wasting time in useless meetings? Do you long to find in your space in your day to do the things you enjoy? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then ‘Get Organized’ provides the perfect answer. Packed full of useful tips and practical guidance, and written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style, this book will teach you how to organize your life, and so become the effective and fulfilled person you have always wanted to be.
Super communication the NLP way by, Russell Webster and Infinite Ideas
Do you find it hard to get people to take notice of you? Do you find that you are saying a lot, but not actually making any impression? Would you like to be better at making and keeping friends? Has your career suffered because you can’t seem to communicate properly? This book aims to show how the skills of neuro-linguistic programming can be used to communicate effectively at work, manage your relationships with others, influence people, make more friends and gain success and happiness
Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior by, Suzanne Davis
Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do? Why do we change our minds? Why do violent video games make some children act aggressively but have little effect on others? Why are reality TV shows, some of which portray contestants as pathetic and dysfunctional, so popular?
Psychological research has answered these and many other questions about human behavior. However, the findings from psychological research live in academic journals and college textbooks, and they are rarely seen by the public. Until now.
What you will find in this book are ten observations about everyday human behavior that are supported by psychological research. Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior is a lighthearted look at the things we do and why we do them.
A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies by, John Wiley and Sons
Twenty years ago the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, was published. From that first printing of that first book came a series unlike anything in the publishing world, one that is global in both geography – we have been published worldwide in some 30 languages – and in coverage. No single volume can hope to summarize what thousands of titles have meant to millions of readers over the years, and we don’t claim to do that in this e-book. Rather, this e-book celebrates the breadth and depth of the For Dummiesseries, offering 20 chapters – in honor of our 20 years – from a list of books compiled by our global colleagues. We are confident the chapters we’ve included give you a representative glimpse at why – no matter what the topic – our products have meant so much to so many by Making Everything Easier. We’ve grouped our chapters into five main parts:
Part I: Dummies Classics, offers four chapters from some of our best-loved books. There’s a chapter from DOS For Dummies, the book that started it all, and chapters from two of our best-sellers: Windows 7 For Dummies and Sex For Dummies. And just for a bit of spice, we’ve included a chapter from French For Dummies.
Part II: Daily Dose of Dummies, offers the kind of lifestyle, self-help, and business skills that our readers have come to treasure. There’s one of our famous Part of Tens chapters from Cognititive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies and a chapter from Meditation For Dummies to help you get your center. Chapters from Leadership For Dummies and Marketing For Dummies help you develop new skills for the marketplace.
Part III, Fun with Dummies, celebrates life and all it has to offer. We’ve got chapters here from The Royal Wedding For Dummies, Guitar For Dummies, Digital Photography SLR All-in-One For Dummies, Puppies for Dummies, Knitting For Dummies, and Wine For Dummies.
Part IV, Get Social, highlights how we help you grow and develop new skills. Chapters here come from Facebook For Dummies, Social Media Marketing For Dummies, and Dating For Dummies.
Part V, Going Global, shares the worldwide appeal of the For Dummies series. These chapters from British History For Dummies, Canadian History For Dummies, and Rugby Union For Dummies were created by our global colleagues and authors and show how the For Dummies approach applies not only to whatever the subject is at hand, but also wherever the discussion is taking place.
Download and enjoy!
Always Know What To Say – Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To Anyone by, Peter W Murphy
Here`s what people are saying about this book at Amazon.com
“If you are a shy person who finds it difficult to communicate with new people then this book will be helpful. Peter Murphy presents conversation starters, explains body language and teaches you what to ask people when you first meet. This book contains simple strategies for entertaining conversations. With this book anyone should be able to survive a party or talk to strangers on a plane. I personally find that listening to people talk about their life is a good way to make people like you. Being a shy person by nature I found some of this book to be very useful.”
“I found a lot of great ideas in this book. I will have to refer back to it frequently to remember some of the ideas. Its a short book but not only is it packed with great ideas but the author has a great free website packed with ideas and there is a free audio on his website. I think it would be worth writing down some of the ideas and reviewing them before a social situation.”
Cynthia from Florida
“As a manager of a retail store that pushes strong customer service, I have a large young staff. I’ve shared excerpts from this book with them and it blows their mind. As a young person they are having a hard time talking to people about something that they are worried doesn’t interest the customer so they are all worried about failure and rejection. This book, I believe, has helped save my store. It is very basic, but almost like, why didn’t I think to tell my staff that!”
Want to know the easy way to approach and make conversation with new people? In this book you`ll discover simple ways to ensure you always have something interesting to talk about.
Find out how popular people make it look so easy and how you can do the same.
This short 17 page book covers the following strategies:
– How to Approach Someone to Start a Conversation
– 9 Great Ways to Confidently Approach Anyone
– How to Stop Feeling Nervous When Meeting New People
– What to Say When Introducing Yourself to New People
– 6 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Stuck for Words
– 10 Interesting Topics of Conversation for Every Occasion
– The Best Questions to Keep a Conversation Going
– How to Shine in Conversation with Listening Skills
– How to Use Body Language to Read People Like a Book
– Show People You Like Them and Make Friends with Ease
Start reading this book right away and you`ll enjoy better conversation skills and have much more fun talking to the people in your day to day life.
Secrets of True Happiness by, Tai Sheridan
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan’s ‘Secrets of True Happiness’ is a short, simple, and straight forward guide to becoming Truly Happy by living wisely. When you are truly happy you can be at ease in the world as a Buddha in Blue Jeans: a person of presence, openness, love, and benefit.
Topics include True Happiness; Wanting; Anger; Pride; Life and Death; Uncertainty; Change; Openness; Time; Creativity; Work; Family; Solitude; Nature; Love; Buddha in Blue Jeans is Truly Happy; A Wish for The World. This book is for people of any faith, religion, race, nationality, gender, relationship status, capacity, or meditation background.
The Zen Experience by, Thomas Hoover
(New American Library,1980)
“The best history of Zen ever written.”
Beginning with Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism it shows Zen as it was created by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries.
Gradual and sudden enlightenment, shock enlightenment, the koan, the migration of Zen to Japan. With anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work restores Zen to its living, human form.
The truth of Zen has always resided in individual experience rather than in theoretical writings. To give the modern reader access to understanding of this truth, THE ZEN EXPERIENCE illumines Zen as it was created and shaped by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries.
Beginning with the twin roots of Zen in Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism, we follow it through its initial flowering in China under the First Patriarch Bodhidharma; its division into schools of “gradual” and “sudden” enlightenment under Shen-hsui and Shen-hui; the ushering in of its golden age by Hui-neng; the development of “shock” enlightenment by Ma-tsu; its poetic greatness in the person of Han-shan; the perfection of the use of the koan by Ta-hui; the migration of Zen to Japan and its extraordinary growth there under a succession of towering Japanese spiritual leaders.
Rich in historical background, vivid in revealing anecdote and memorable quotation, this long-needed work succeeds admirably in taking Zen from the library shelves and restoring its living, human form.
The Art of Zen Meditation by, Howard Fast
Bestselling author Howard Fast’s straightforward introduction to Zen meditation
Howard Fast began to formally practice Zen meditation after turning away from communism in 1956. The Art of Zen Meditation, originally published by the antiwar political collective Peace Press in 1977, is the fruit of Fast’s study: a brief and instructive history of Zen Buddhism and its tenets, written with a simplicity that is emblematic of the philosophy itself. Fast’s study of Zen also inspired his popular Masao Masuto mystery series about a Zen Buddhist detective in Beverly Hills, which he published under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham.
The Art of Zen Meditation is illustrated with twenty-three beautiful photographs.
An Easy Guide to Meditation by, Roy Eugene Davis
Techniques and routines for all levels of practice and holistic lifestyle guidelines. Some practical benefits of regular superconscious meditation practice: stress is reduced, the body’s immune system is strengthened, thinking becomes well-ordered and rational, intellectual and intuitive powers improve, biologic aging processes are slowed, appreciation for living is enhanced, spiritual growth progresses naturally.
An Introduction to Yoga by, Anne Wood Besant
Zen Culture by, Thomas Hoover
The Center for Asian Studies
Anyone who examines the Zen arts is immediately struck by how modern they seem. The ceramics of 16th-century Zen artists could be interchanged with the rugged pots of our own contemporary crafts movement; ancient calligraphies suggest the monochromes of Franz Kline or Willem de Kooning; the apparent nonsense and illogic of Zen parables (and No theater and Haiku poetry) established the limitations of language long before the theater of the absurd; 400-year-old Zen architecture seems to be a copy of modern design ideas such as modular space and a California marriage of house and garden.
Zen values experiencing things over analyzing them. Perhaps if we can take the power of direct perception, sharpened by the devices of Zen art, back to everyday activities, we will find a beauty in common objects that we previously ignored.
The notoriously grumpy Kirkus Reviews said, “Thomas Hoover has a considerable gift for expressing his appreciation and understanding of various arts associated with Zen. . . . These are deftly treated, with a concise synopsis of the historical development of each; and together Hoover’s discussions provide an excellent introduction to the aesthetics of Japanese culture.”
Library Journal said, “Hoover covers the ground in an easy and informative way, describing the origins of Zen itself and the Zen roots of swordsmanship, architecture, food, poetry, drama, ceramics, and many other areas of Japanese life. The book is packed with facts, the bibliography is excellent, the illustrations few but most appropriate, and the style clear and smooth. A most useful book for all collections.”
Asian Studies declared, “Highly recommended. ZEN CULTURE moves easily from the political climate that gave rise to Zen to the cultural areas – art, architecture, theatre, literature, flower arrangement, design, archery, swordsmanship – where Zen has manifested itself.”
As for the influence of the Zen aesthetic, the Houston Chronicle said, “Hoover suggests we need only look around. Modern furniture is clean, simple lines in unstained, unadorned woods. And that old fad became a habit, houseplants. These are all expressions of ideas born with Zen: understatement, asymmetry, intuitive perception, nature worship, disciplined reserve.”
“Highly recommended,” said The Center for Asian Studies.
“Western intellectuals have tried to represent the height of Buddhist mysticism within the pages of mere books, reducing an ineffable experience into a written report. Predictably such attempts have failed miserably. ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding,” said Hark Publishing
“ZEN CULTURE, concerned as it is with the process of perception as much as with actual works of art, can open our sense so that we experience anew the arts of both East and West, ancient and modern.” declared the Asian Mail.
And to go multi-media, NYC-FM in New York said, “Hoover takes us on a grand tour of Zen archery and swordsmanship, flower arranging, drama, food, gardening, painting, poetry, architecture. His book is essentially one by a connoisseur.”
LOA for the Real World: 7 Big Fat Clues to Getting What You Want by, Jeannette Maw
Deliberate creation is not just for woo-woo folks! Every day people are leveraging the law of attraction to get what they want … how about you? People everywhere already practice this – not just energy healers and life coaches, but athletes, executives, students, homemakers, leaders, etc. This ebook will help you manage your vibration to get what you want.
A few of the things you’ll learn in this ebook…
1. The key to effortless manifesting
2. The one time it’s ok to ignore the advice you hear again and again from many LOA experts
3. The addiction that prevents you from getting what you want (and how to fix it)
4. You’ve probably heard that “nothing is more important than that you feel good”… which is true! But I’ll tell you when you absolutely must ignore this advice if you want success in your manifesting
5. How to handle manifesting failure
6. And the most powerful habit you can embrace to amp up your manifesting success
As someone who has spent over a decade fine tuning my own creation skills and making a living helping others do the same, it’s my pleasure to offer you personal insights about where we often get hung up and what to do about it.
Love & Miracles –
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The Secrets of Success; A Young Man’s Journey (Power Principles) by, H. Bradley Stucki
“What a great book. I recommend it to anybody regardless if you’re wanting to go into business for yourself or not. Simple instructions to lead a successful life written in story form.” Shootion
Young Joshua left the only security he’d ever known to traverse the desert and persuade the Merchant Prince Jairus to teach him his Secrets of Success. What Joshua learns is a bit of a shock. What he gains is beyond his wildest dreams.
In the spirit of Paulo Coelho’s, “The Alchemist,” the Secrets of Success are taught in a compelling story that teaches and warms the heart.
Go green! by Infinate Ideas
Millions of us want to do our bit to help the environment, and there’s tons of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? What we need are failsafe short cuts to reducing our carbon footprints and cutting down on waste. Go green! is the indispensable guide to living the most eco-friendly life possible, without having to chuck out the TV or dress only in hemp. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Go green! will help readers make a difference and help to halt the destruction of our planet.
What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving by, Gina Lake
What About Love? Reminders for Being Loving is a collection of 23 essays and 58 short quotes about love and relationship taken from Gina Lake’s many books, which are meant to expand your understanding of love, drop you into a more loving space, and inspire you daily to be more loving.
Here are some sample quotes:
“It is actually possible to love anyone. There are people whose heart doesn’t close to anyone, no matter what someone looks like or how someone acts or how different he or she is, because they see beyond the person’s disguise to what is Real. The Real-the divine Self-is apparent in everyone if we choose to look for it. It’s easier to see it in some people than in others, but it can be seen in the eyes of anyone. The eyes are where it is most easily seen. Everyone knows what it looks like, although not everyone looks for it or chooses to see it.”
“There’s a deeper satisfaction to be had, and it isn’t based on having anything but on being. When you are happy just being, then you don’t need your partner to be anything for you. You don’t need anything. Then it’s possible to have a truly loving relationship, one based on celebrating the truth-the ultimate reality of who you are.”