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What do all remarkable people and organizations have in common? They embrace the power of possibility thinking. The most successful people and organizations think again or think differently from those less successful. By developing the habit of possibility thinking, you are mentally prepared to tackle your next challenge and optimize your next opportunity. Everyone encounters circumstances that are uncontrollable and unchangeable, but we can learn to control and change our mindset. When you put the skills of possibility thinking into practice, your productivity increases, performance is enhanced and new possibilities emerge.
'Changes occur all the time. They can be identifiable and dramatic, or they can emerge imperceptibly, creeping up on you until one day you realise your foundations are less solid than you imagined. At this point in your life you need to find a new path.' The Midlife Career Shift looks at why work is such an important part of a person's identity. The book will be filled with case studies of people who have transitioned from one career to another, or stepped back from work to embrace retirement, and will shine a light on the underlying, and sometimes unconscious, psychological and social dynamics involved. The book will offer insight, advice and a practical 7-Step Transition Plan to help the reader make decisions and take account of their domestic and professional situations, looking at what's important and how to cope with change, and providing a road map for the future and all the different opportunities it may bring. Now, more than ever, our working lives have changed and we are all getting used to a new way of doing business. Coping with transition is hard and this book will help the reader to navigate new ways of working, by tapping into the current issues being faced by all workers.
Bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers-athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more-who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? We are capable of so much more than we know-that's the message at the core of The Art of Impossible. Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and over twenty years of research, bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen! Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars . . . space-suit, not included.
In the first book of its kind, an acclaimed futurist gives readers the tools they need to envision and create the future they want. If you're like most people, thinking about tomorrow makes you anxious. You may have dreams of what you want to do or where you want to be in the next few months, years, or decade, but you're fearful because you don't know what may await. Unfortunately, this apprehension affects how you make decisions today-the kind of decisions that will impact your life tomorrow. Acclaimed futurist Brian David Johnson has spent a quarter century helping governments, Fortune 500 corporations, and other organizations chart successful paths forward by showing them what the world will soon look like. Now, he uses his prognosticator's skill to help you be your best self-to help you see the future, and your place in it, in a new light. Johnson's method isn't magic and doesn't rely on a crystal ball. It's grounded in science and highly practical. In Future You, he lays out a series of pragmatic steps to help you better understand the present and to actually envision your tomorrow. In this groundbreaking, eye-opening guide, he makes clear that you're responsible for creating the future you want-and you have the power to do it. The Future You encourages you to dream about your tomorrow-and gives you the tools to make it real.
'Honest, witty and insightful' Emma Gannon 'A brilliant, useful book' Dawn O'Porter 'Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both' Sophia Amoruso, author of #Girlboss While it is human nature to shy away from things that are outside of our comfort zone, it is only by spending time in our discomfort zone that we can grow, and improve, and realise our full potential. Whether it's putting yourself forward for a new challenge, asking for difficult feedback, nailing a presentation or getting a dream job, in this book Farrah Storr shows how you have to push through what she calls brief moments of discomfort in order to get to where you need to be. Farrah describes these brief moments of discomfort as like HIIT training for your life - and shows how the more you force yourself into them, the easier it will get. This book is full of advice, practical exercises and examples both from Farrah's own life and career and from all sorts of other successful people, from athletes to entrepreneurs. By adopting the brief moments of discomfort, or BMD method, you will soon understand that nothing in life is an insurmountable challenge, only a series of small, uncomfortable tests that can easily be overcome. Once you have used Farrah's techniques to transform your fear into bite-size, manageable pieces, you'll be able to take on anything. In fact, in time, you'll even begin to enjoy these moments. When you explore your discomfort zone, you'll find that anything is possible.
The Virtuous Circle is based on a provocative premise: talent and connections do not guarantee a path to success. What is it, then, that sets top achievers apart from everybody else? Gaby Natale, host of the award-winning talk show SuperLatina, has created a system of 7 immanent archetypes that, once activated, create a clear path to achievement. From growing up in a small town in Argentina to winning three Emmys for her nationally syndicated talk show, Gaby Natale has proven that success isn't something you are born into-it's a skill. Success is attainable for anyone who is willing to put in the work to develop the ability to achieve their dreams. These dreamers see beyond their surroundings to transcend the limits of their own particular circumstances. In this book, Gaby interviews successful personalities, such as Carlos Santana and Deepak Chopra, to learn what they did to achieve their dreams. She breaks down their stories to discover how they channeled their innate strengths and abilities to best work for them. Through seven archetypes that trace the path from conception to the consummation of a dream, The Virtuous Circle will teach readers to Identify and cultivate their own potential for greatness Develop an action plan, step by step, in order to make their vision come true Understand what skills they must develop to achieve extraordinary results Convert enthusiasm into fuel so that they can overcome adversity Develop a sense of purpose to become an agent of positive change This is a book for dreamers, the rebels at heart who see beyond the circumstances surrounding them, those who suspect that something wonderful is waiting for them, but they have not yet dared to take that first step that will take them to their new destiny.
Do you want what you do for a living to have a positive impact on the world? Do you want have a successful career and make a difference? In short... do you want to do Good Work? Let this book show you how. Packed with useful tools and exercises, this step-by-step guide will help you figure out your passion and purpose, and how to effectively harness it to make real and positive change - on the world, and on your career. Whether you want to battle climate change, promote diversity and inclusion, work in sustainability - or if you're not sure, but just want to leave things a little better at the end of every work day - let this book support you in turning that passion into action. Written by corporate responsibility consultant and certified coach Shannon Houde, this book is part career guide and part job search help - and all purpose-driven. From understanding what the 'purpose economy' is and how you fit into it, to what jobs to go for and how to land them, Good Work is the helping hand you need to make a career out of changing the world.
There's no such thing as a pre-set path to career success. Following the footsteps of others can only get you so far - and for women, there are often additional obstacles. But what if you could design your own path to your career goals? What if you could Make Your Own Map? Based on material from the popular Women Transforming Leadership course from Said Business School, University of Oxford, Make Your Own Map will help you develop a resilient and aspirational strategy for your career - whatever your starting point. Effective methods of strategic planning have been tried and tested in the corporate business world, and this book shows you how to repurpose those methods for yourself, even if you're not in the corporate world. Packed with strategic tools and practical exercises, this book will help you: -Assess and define your career goals -Make a plan -Implement your plan to find the work that fits your needs, your skills, and your direction. With your best career as the goal, this book will help you forge your own path and Make Your Own Map.
Attaining the Unattainable Is Within Our Reach Captain William T. Thompson's accomplishments are many: US Air Force pilot, Delta Airlines captain, lawyer, award-winning businessman, and professional speaker. But Thompson did not start out in life with any special advantages. In fact, being born and raised in segregated South Carolina meant that the difficulties he faced growing up were many. But realizing his aspiration to become a pilot and becoming the first African American from the state to be accepted into the prestigious United States Air Force Academy was just the beginning of a pattern of successes in a life that extended far beyond its origins. Thompson uses his life's challenges and his personal story to prove that we can all accomplish much more than we previously considered possible--and that we should strive for things that we have even considered unattainable. It doesn't take special gifts or talents either, the author insists. He credits his P4 System (Principles, People, Flight Plan, and Performance) as the foundation that enabled him to literally pilot his way to success and ultimately become a multimillionaire in the process. With an attractive and distinctive aviation motif, The Flight to Excellence inspires and instructs executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a strong desire to reach extraordinary heights on how we can each build a Culture of Excellence in our own professional and personal lives by applying his methodical process and concepts and our own discipline and hard work. The proof is in the captain's own successes. Captain William T. Thompson's accomplishments are many: US Air Force pilot, Delta Airlines captain, lawyer, award-winning businessman, and professional speaker. But Thompson did not start out in life with any special advantages. In fact, being born and raised in segregated South Carolina meant that the difficulties he faced growing up were many. But realizing his aspiration to become a pilot and becoming the first African American from the state to be accepted into the prestigious United States Air Force Academy was just the beginning of a pattern of successes in a life that extended far beyond its origins. Thompson uses his life's challenges and his personal story to prove that we can all accomplish much more than we previously considered possible--and that we should strive for things that we have even considered unattainable. It doesn't take special gifts or talents either, the author insists. He credits his P4 System (Principles, People, Flight Plan, and Performance) as the foundation that enabled him to literally pilot his way to success and ultimately become a multimillionaire in the process. With an attractive and distinctive aviation motif, The Flight to Excellence inspires and instructs executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a strong desire to reach extraordinary heights on how we can each build a Culture of Excellence in our own professional and personal lives by applying his methodical process and concepts and our own discipline and hard work. The proof is in the captain's own successes.
The Laws of Happiness: Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection and Progress is the eighth volume of Ryuho Okawa's celebrated Laws Series, commencing with 1994's The Laws of the Sun, and endeavors to answer the question, What is true happiness? This milestone text introduces four distinct principles, based on the Laws of Mind and sourced from Okawa's real-world experience, to guide readers towards sustainable happiness. Okawa's four Principles of Happiness present an easy, yet profound framework to ground this rapidly advanced and highly competitive society. In practice, Okawa outlines pragmatic steps to revitalize our ambition to lead a happier and meaningful life. In Chapter One, to counter states of unhappiness, Okawa reveals the two important purposes of life and encourages readers to nurture a mindset that pledges to turn weakness (negative tendencies) into strength (positive tendencies). Once we accept life's two purposes, we can change the course of life and overcome bouts of unfavorable destiny through our own diligent effort, regardless of circumstance. Chapter Two elucidates the importance of nurturing happiness in the workplace, while kindling professional aspirations. Okawa introduces practical steps to improve work- life balance and navigate stressful activity without sacrificing peace of mind. Okawa underscores the importance of finding a mission at work, and outlines steps to improve our skills, with tips to boost self-planning and time management efficacy. Chapters Three and Four offer an in-depth exploration of Okawa's Principles of Happiness - Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection, and Progress, with recommendations on how to apply them in daily personal relations. Chapter Five introduces the ideal world that Okawa aspires to create, based on concepts introduced in his landmark text, The Laws of the Sun. According to Okawa, through individual effort to progress in concert with the Four Principles of Happiness introduced in this text, we can collectively harmonize to bring forth a new age - coined by Okawa as The Age of the Sun - where humanity thrives in peace and prosperity.