"Read this book for new ideas to make you a better leader." - Mark Sanborn – President, Sanborn & Associates Inc. Bestselling Author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader
"In BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS Taylor Scott has brilliantly packaged a way forward for Millennials and leaders of Millennials to not only coexist in Corporate America, but to also transform menial jobs into meaningful work. If you loved playing sports as a kid or even as an adult, but find yourself stuck in a career hamster wheel, this book is for you. Prepare to reignite the child-like faith you had back then, realizing actionable steps toward new realms of happiness and success today." - Eric Chester - Bestselling Author of On Fire At Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People Without Burning Them Out, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, and the Founder of the Center for Work Ethic Development.
The Problem: Millennials and those leading Millennials as today’s front-line employees, entry-level managers, middle managers, and even some executives, are caught in the proverbial hamster-in-a-wheel that is Corporate America. A lack of inspiration and motivation looms over people who spend their days, trudging through life as real life ‘Eyeores’. Many are okay with the sea of mediocrity that is their daily routines, but others, in fact, the majority, have a desire for more; for better days and a more enjoyable, meaningful, fulfilling, and a more productive life – at work and at home. Yet, beautiful, smart, intelligent, creative, and really great people are simply stuck, dead in their tracks.
The Millennial generation gets frustrated, fed up, and all too often they’re quick to shut down communication with peers and leaders. This prevents those very peers and leaders from seeing their full talent, potential, and beauty. Furthermore, and possibly even scarier, today’s leaders of the Millennial generation get fed up with their teams and individuals they lead. They mistake their attitudes and uncomfortable, social awkwardness for disinterest, lack of urgency and focus. So we're left with a general lack of connection and engagement among teams all throughout Corporate America. Leaders push rather than pull. They manage through fear as opposed to leading with love. They dictate orders, aiming to break people down as opposed to coaching, building them up.
In BALLGAMES TO BOARDROOMS: Lessons From Our Coaches We Never Knew We Needed, Taylor Scott resurfaces what many have forgotten from those simple, yet profound lessons we learned playing sports at a younger age. Our Little League, High School, and College coaches taught us lessons, values, winning principles, and dropped pearl after pearl of wisdom we never knew we needed back then. Taylor is bringing them back to the forefront, and inspiring anyone and everyone who wants a change in their day-to-day grind. The lessons we learned playing sports when we were younger can be applied today, in the midst of our busy, frustrating, often demoralizing, and stressful corporate climb.
Why can’t we get up and go to work every day to have fun, put our talents to good use, be a part of a winning team, and achieve meaning and fulfillment NOW, just like we did when we played Little League?! This book reminds readers how to do just that, and may very well be the encouragement you didn't know you needed to break through the demoralizing Corporate Corporateness of your daily grind.
Sexy = Yoga is a solid guide that will make you more appealing to others in almost every situation. This book is truly a road map for everyone who wants to unleash their inner sexy, become aligned with their purpose, and live a life that is filled with abundance.
This book features spectacular photos of Ranee practicing Acroyoga, step-by-step yoga sequences to achieve any goal at any level, recipes to complement your yoga practice, and a bonus gift for readers.
Sexy = Yoga is designed to increase your consciousness, become aligned with your purpose, and live a life that is filled with abundance, in this book, Ranee Reese takes you on a journey that will engage your inner confidence, physical strength, spiritual enlightenment and unleash your brilliance through yoga. Along the way, she shares how yoga not only changed her life and perspective, but how it can change yours as well.
Her book is receiving world-wide acclaim from many well known people in the personal development and self help space:
Les Brown, Bestselling Author and World-Famous Motivational Speaker. "As a speaker, Ranee Reese shares her voice and journey to motivate and inspire people. In Sexy=Yoga, she brings her empowering message to people everywhere to impact lives."
Bob Proctor, Bestselling Author and Featured Teacher in the Blockbuster Film, The Secret. "Ranee Reese's book is one that will inspire you to manifest your dream life and attain the positive mindset to be successful. I want to share this with everyone I know. Sexy=Yoga is truly a life-changing read!"
Sharon Lechter, Author of Think and Grow Rich for Women and Co-Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. "Ranee's message in Sexy=Yoga is one that truly empowers women to live their best lives with passion and vision. For any woman who wants to tap into her inner goddess and her full potential, this book is a must-read!"
Greg S. Reid, Bestselling Author of Thoughts are Things and Stickability, and the Founder of Secret Knock. "Having gotten to know Ranee through my Secret Knock networking events, she has shown herself to be a true achiever who has overcome a great deal to get to where she is today. In her book, she shares her journey, so that others will be able to persevere and come through adversity to shine, just as she has."
Berny Dohrmann, Founder of CEO Space International. "After working with Ranee Reese through CEO Space International, I have come to know her entrepreneurial spirit. She is a true visionary, which she proves with Sexy=Yoga. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to achieve more with their lives and go after their dreams."
Arash Ghiasi, Business Consultant, Mentor and Coach. "Ranee's strength and grace emanate the power of a focused mind. The style of yoga she teaches is a reflection of her passion and commitment to perfection.
In The HARVARD Effect Author John-Leslie Brown asks, "Why will the world be different because you were born?"
Farrah Gray, Self-Made Millionaire, "You may have thought you've heard it all, but you haven't, until you've read the HARVARD Effect ..."
Under the tutelage of his legendary father, Les Brown, John-Leslie Brown began speaking at the aleatory age of 10, later becoming the highest paid speaker in America at age 14 and commanding audiences as large as 20,000. by the time he reached his early twenties, John-Leslie began sharing the state with pioneers in business and entertainment such as The Dalai Lama, Richard Branson, T.D. Jakes, Gladys Knight, Bob Proctor, Berny Dohrman, Ice Cube, and Krs-One. Now in his early 30's John-Leslie has developed a unique ability to deliver passionate messages of inspiration which transcend cultural and generational boundaries.
In the HARVARD Effect you will gain a 100 plan for your life, allow yourself to bounce back from falling, learn resource management that will allow you to virtualize yourself, acknowledge your journey, rise to the occasion, and dwell in gratitude.
"I have no words to describe the service you have rendered to the twelve Harvard Graduate and Profesional Schools' (HGPSG') and Harvard Extension Entrepreneurship Association' (HEEREA') mission. We are dedicated to sharing our highest gifts to the world; we are grateful you have come to us to share your highest gifts, gifts of wisdom man and knowledge. You genuinely inspired the entire community. This is truly a value-added for all." Dolly Amaya - Harvard Leadership Conference.
"Your book engaged me and energized me to the end...I'm done with most books after 50 pages but not yours. I hope I can hook people until the end like that in my books. It is a gift. You are truly a creative spirit filled with ideas and thoughts that never end." Myra S. White, JD, PhD Harvard Professor
Follow Author John-Leslie Brown at HarvardEffect.com for all of the latest.
"Ron Lewis has helped more young people answer the Call to ministry than anybody I know. These principles will guide you confidently into the purposes of God."
Dr. Rice Broocks, Co-founder, Every Nation,
Author of God's Not Dead and Man, Myth, Messiah
WHAT IS FULL-TIME MINISTRY?
"'Come follow me, ' Jesus said, 'and I will send you out to fish for people.' At once, they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:19-20
What do you think of when you hear the phrase, "full-time ministry?" Maybe you think of a man in a collar or flowing robes, a preacher on TV, or a missionary in the bush of Africa, the frozen tundra of Siberia, or the jungles of the Amazon. Perhaps you think of a campus minister who has helped you get to know Jesus in a personal way. To a degree, these can all be examples of full-time ministry. From here on, when I use the phrase "full-time ministry," I am mindful that all ministry--in every sphere of life--is a full-time calling. However, for the sake ofclarity in this book, when I refer to full-time ministry, I am referring to a man or woman whose primary occupation is gospel ministry and all it entails.
Full-time ministry is a job, a vocation, and a career, but, as we will see, it is so much more.
This subject is often misunderstood and usually brings with it a handful of questions:
-Does God want you to go into full-time ministry? (Chapter 2)
-What is the real difference between a Christian who works a "secular job" and a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)
-Does it please God more if you are a full-time minister? (Chapter 3)
-If I go into ministry, where do I begin? (Chapter 5)
-What will it cost me to follow Jesus into full-time ministry? (Chapter 7)
-How can I be paid for doing Christian ministry? (Chapter 9)
Darryl and Sherrie Clark had never intended to become foster parents; they didn't think they could handle becoming attached to a child and then having to give her back. But they took a chance with their hearts and became foster-to adopt parents. Their lives changed forever.
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They couldn't be happier when they learn they'll be adopting the two little girls they had been fostering. Then unexpectedly, everything changes.
The Clarks race against time to save their foster children, who are -positioned- to become sacrificial lambs. They're surprised to discover how the system silences the voices of the foster children. But it doesn't stop there. When they struggle to expose the deceit, manipulation, and corruption occurring within this powerful establishment, it silences their voices as well.
In Small Voices Silenced, author Sherrie Clark reveals her family's experiences after being inducted into this secret society where even some of its members are unaware of its existence. She shares her suspenseful journey into this unique world where laws designed to protect children are twisted, leading to further victimization of these same children.
When this appalling practice is applied to their small foster girls, it shakes Darryl's and Sherrie's faith to the very core. Then they're given a second chance. But will it lead to another heartbreak, or will it be an answer to prayer?
Everything you think you know about success is wrong. Set Goals. Work Hard. Be Persistent. It's the typical success advice you can probably repeat in your sleep. The type of advice that doesn't seem to work for you - or anyone you know, for that matter. You work your butt off, but at the end of the day, you're no closer to success than you were yesterday. The ugly truth is that it's not what you're doing that is holding you back. It's who you are. It's the baggage between your ears that keeps you from achieving your dreams and goals. That's why we have to change the dialogue about success. It's why we need to have an EDGY conversation.
An EDGY conversation is a gut-wrenchingly honest, no-holds-barred discussion about confronting and fixing the beliefs and behaviors that limit your ability to be amazing. It tackles head-on the uncomfortable yet powerful truth that pain, fear and love - yes, love - have a huge impact on success. EDGY is how ordinary people become extraordinary. EDGY is how a master chef, a World War II veteran, a 15-year-old girl, a homeless retired paramedic, an Australian potato farmer and a shoe executive became amazing, did the unthinkable and forever changed their corner of the world. And EDGY is how you can achieve outrageous success, regardless of who or where you are in life right now. You don't need another book on success. You just need to be more EDGY. Let's talk about it.
Homosexuality has taken center stage in our nation, churches, and homes. Everyone knows or cares deeply for someone who experiences same-sex attraction, sexual confusion, or practices homosexuality. While the entire world talks about homosexuality, the subject remains taboo in many churches. The fear of being labeled as hateful, a bigot, or ignorant has kept many Christians out of the conversation. The church remains silent, leaving many people who love God confused about what the Bible really says about sexuality.
Did God make people gay? Does God love homosexuals? Will people have to deal with same-sex attraction their entire lives? Landon Schott brings truth and clarity to sexual confusion, using over 400 scripture references to reveal the heart of the Father and mind of Christ.
Gay Awareness exposes false teaching and deception that have created a false identity through the lens of sexuality instead of the eyes of God's Word. Gay Awareness will stretch you and challenge you, but with relentless love bring you comfort and healing.
In Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ, top-selling author and nationally known speaker Landon Schott addresses:
- What the Bible actually says about marriage, sexuality, and homosexuality.
- Mistakes the Church makes when addressing homosexuality and the gay community.
- Contradictions between the gay lifestyle and the Christ-centered lifestyle.
- Clear insight into how to genuinely show Christian love to those who practice homosexuality.
- How people can experience deliverance and freedom.
Featuring an extensive interview with highly respected authority Dr. Michael L. Brown, a multiple book best-selling author and expert on spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, Gay Awareness is the book you've been looking for to find clarity, teach you what Scripture says about homosexuality and how to respond to people with love, grace, and truth.
-Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.-
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel--a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice--but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many dis-tinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication.
Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published.
Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator.
Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.
These days, people are accustomed to seeing chocolate labeled 54%, 61%, or 72% on grocery store shelves, but some bakers are still confused by what the labeling means and how to use it. In Seriously Bitter Sweet, Alice Medrich presents 150 meticulously tested, seriously delicious recipes--both savory and sweet--for a wide range of percentage chocolates. "Chocolate notes" appear alongside, so readers can further adapt any recipe using the percentage chocolate on hand. The book is a complete revision of Alice's 2003 Bittersweet, which was named the 2004 IACP Cookbook of the Year. Since 2003, the world of chocolate has grown exponentially and terms like "bittersweet" and "semisweet" no longer suffice as chocolatiers everywhere are making chocolates that are labeled with specific percentages of cocoa.Alice clearly outlines the qualities of different chocolates as she explains how to cook with them. With tricks, techniques, and answers to every chocolate question, Seriously Bitter Sweet will appeal to a whole new audience of chocolate lovers
Just remembering the crispy fried chicken and luscious peach cobblers a grandmother or aunt used to make can set your mouth watering. And since remembering is no substitute for eating, cooks across the country have turned to Cooking Texas Style to find recipes for the comfort foods we love best. Thirty years after its first publication, popular acclaim has made this collection of favorite family recipes the standard source for traditional Texas cooking.
Here are over three hundred tasty recipes from the kitchens of Candy Wagner and Sandra Marquez. You'll find classic Texas dishes such as chicken-fried steak, barbecue, chili, guacamole, and cornbread hot with jalapenos, as well as novel, exciting ways to prepare old favorites such as Tortilla Soup, Fajitas, and Chicken and Dumplings. Organized for easy reference, all the recipes are clearly explained, simple to prepare, and simply delicious. Cooking Texas Style is an invaluable addition to the kitchen bookshelf of anyone interested in cooking--and eating--Texas style.
Andrew Roberts's Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon's sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.
Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times.
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture.
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him "The Legend"; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war--including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates--and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle's masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Graham's resonant voice and chiseled profile entered the living rooms of millions of Americans with a message that called for personal transformation through God's grace. How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as "America's pastor"? Why did listeners young and old pour out their grief and loneliness in letters to a man they knew only through televised "Crusades" in faraway places like Madison Square Garden? More than a conventional biography, Grant Wacker's interpretive study deepens our understanding of why Billy Graham has mattered so much to so many.
Beginning with tent revivals in the 1940s, Graham transformed his born-again theology into a moral vocabulary capturing the fears and aspirations of average Americans. He possessed an uncanny ability to appropriate trends in the wider culture and engaged boldly with the most significant developments of his time, from communism and nuclear threat to poverty and civil rights. The enduring meaning of his career, in Wacker's analysis, lies at the intersection of Graham's own creative agency and the forces shaping modern America.
Wacker paints a richly textured portrait: a self-deprecating servant of God and self-promoting media mogul, a simple family man and confidant of presidents, a plainspoken preacher and the "Protestant pope." America's Pastor reveals how this Southern fundamentalist grew, fitfully, into a capacious figure at the center of spiritual life for millions of Christians around the world.