Chris Powell’s Choose More, Lose More for Life by Chris Powell

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Each season, millions of viewers tune in to see Chris Powell lead extraordinary transformations on ABC’s breakout hit Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Now, building on the basic weight-loss philosophy introduced in his bestselling bookChoose to Lose, Chris has created a transformation plan anyone can follow–one that recognizes that no weight-loss journey is the same, and that more options mean longer-lasting results.

At the center of Chris Powell’s Choose More, Lose More for Lifeis Chris’s carb-cycling plan, which kicks your metabolism into full gear by alternating between low- and high-carb days. Never carb-cycled before? No problem. Powell provides all the information you need to get started and see immediate results. Been carb-cycling but need to shake things up? This book provides four different cycles–Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit–to help you find a plan that fits you.

Chris also understands that weight loss plateaus when we get bored. So in this book, he focuses on choices–including more than twenty new workouts called Nine-Minute Missions–that pack maximum results into minimal time. He also offers more delicious and easy recipes to keep you eating well, more tracking logs to keep you motivated, and more success stories to inspire you as you write your own–one that lasts for the rest of your life!

“If you want results–if you want to lose that weight and transform your life¯you need to stop thinking about it and get going! You hold in your hand the map to an incredible path to success, and I’ll be right beside you 100 percent, cheering you all the way to your finish line. You’re choosing to make a healthy change, and I’m choosing you. It’s going to be a wonderful journey for both of us!”

– Shape Your Body in Just Nine Minutes Each Day

– Find a Carb Cycle That’s Made for You

– Build in Cheat Days to Enjoy Foods You Love

– Eat Carbs to Lose Weight

– Transform Your Body, One Success at a Time

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Hardcover – Bargain Price by Michael Hyatt (Author)

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Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.

 

To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningfulplatform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.

 

In Platform, Hyatt will teach readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By building a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . .  The book includes:

 

  • proven strategies
  • easy-to-replicate formulas
  • practical tips

 

Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed—and win big!—in an increasingly noisy world.

 

Endorsements:

 

“I’ve known Michael Hyatt for more than a decade, and during that time I’ve seen him master just about every social media platform that’s hit the scene. He’s used blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more to expand his personal platform from a successful book publisher to a leading national brand of his own. Trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about—so pay attention!” —DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times Best-selling Author, Host, “The Dave Ramsey Show”

 

“A generous book from a man who knows what he’s talking about. Michael Hyatt has built a platform, and you can too.” —SETH GODIN, New York Times Best-selling Author, We Are All Weird

 

Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fan of Michael Hyatt, I’m excited he’s sharing this with you. Your job? Learn about this and implement it. Your success depends on it.” —CHRIS BROGAN, President, Human Business Works, New York Times Best-selling Author

 

“Michael Hyatt is the authority on creating a platform in our crowded world, and Platform is the definitive, step-by-step guide to building a platform—from the ground up. If you’re longing to become a true influencer in this world, Hyatt can teach you how. With Platform, Hyatt’s done the near-impossible: create a guide even more useful than his wildly popular blog!” CLAIRE DÍAZ ORTIZ, Social Innovation, Twitter, Inc.

 

“I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the ground up to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with the strategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author, speaker, or small business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attention and visibility they want, needs to read this book.” JOHN C. MAXWELL, New York Times Best-selling Author, and Leadership Expert

 

“Michael Hyatt is a pioneer in social media who is now generously sharing his ‘secrets’ with those of us who have been marveling at his success for many years. Whether you are a seasoned writer, blogger, speaker and social media enthusiast, or just now starting out, this book will help you take that next step and begin to build a platform of your own.” DAN T. CATHY, President & COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

 

“In today’s world, having an idea isn’t enough to land a book or record deal, get a movie made or find funding for your startup.  You need a platform: A connected following that’s ready to try, buy and spread the word. Finally, in a single book, the blueprint for your platform is revealed by blog wunderkind Michael Hyatt.  You’ll finish this book slowly, because his simple but powerful advice will interrupt you with go-do-it-now urgency. Read it and expand your influence.” TIM SANDERS, Former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, Author of Today We Are Rich 

 

“When I finished the last page of Platform, I realized I had more actionable notes from the book than from any other business book I’ve read in years.  This is the definitive guidebook for building an online presence.  Michael Hyatt, one of the pioneers of social networking and blogging, shares his successful blueprint for raising your visibility.  Learn from his experience and save yourself time, money, and frustration by following his step-by-step advice.” SKIP PRICHARD, President & CEO, Ingram Content Group, Inc.

 

 

 

“Yes, talent, desire and passion are key elements for success as an author, musician, artist, coach or speaker. But this book identifies the elephant in the room—the other 90% of the process necessary to have a voice in today’s arena.”  —DAN MILLER, Creative thinker at 48Days.net and  Author of, 48 Days to the Work You Love

 

 

 

“For the last five years, if I ever had a question about platform building, social media or standing out amidst the clutter, I turned to one place—Michael Hyatt. As an author who turned a blog into a book and made countless mistakes along the way, I couldn’t get my hands on Platform fast enough. Michael Hyatt has written THE handbook to one of the biggest cultural revolutions in the last fifty years.” —JON ACUFF, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between YourDay Job & Your Dream Job

 

 

 

“Michael Hyatt has given much of his professional career to helping others achieve their potential. And he helps others by pioneering a way and then teaching people his way. In Platform, he’s accumulated the best of his counsel and advice. If you’d like to expand your influence, read Platform and then read it again.” – DONALD MILLER,  New York Times Best-selling Author of Blue Like Jazz

 

Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis , Michael Hyatt

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What is the most important ingredient for an effective speech or presentation?

Whether you are one who speaks only on rare occasions or you find yourself addressing an audience every day, this book will be an invaluable tool.  Beneficial to the experienced pro as well as the new beginner,Secrets of Dynamic Communication is a practical and effective handbook for powerful presentations of all kinds. It takes the reader through the process of selecting and developing a theme, giving it focus, fleshing it out, and communicating well with the audience.  The first half is devoted to preparation, the second to delivery.

Author Ken Davis is frequently hired by individuals and companies around the world to bring his humor and expertise to others in the speaking field, and he is now bringing those concepts to the wider community as well.  No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results!  You’ll soon develop the dynamic speaking skills associated with the very best in the field.

About the Author

Ken Davis, best-selling author and frequent radio and television guest, is a sought-after speaker. As president of Dynamic Communications International, he teaches speaking skills to ministry professionals and corporate executives. Ken’s daily radio show, Lighten Up!, is heard on more than 1,500 stations in the United States and around the world. He and his wife, Diane, live in Tennessee and have two daughters and six grandchildren.

The Art of Communicating Hardcover by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life’s most important skill.

 

How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear?

 

How can we listen with compassion and understanding?

 

Communication fuels the ties that bind, whether in relationships, business, or everyday interactions. Most of us, however, have never been taught the fundamental skills of communication—or how to best represent our true selves. Effective communication is as important to our well-being and happiness as the food we put into our bodies. It can be either healthy (and nourishing) or toxic (and destructive).

 

In this precise and practical guide, Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how to listen mindfully and express your fullest and most authentic self. With examples from his work with couples, families, and international conflicts, The Art of Communicating helps us move beyond the perils and frustrations of misrepresentation and misunderstanding to learn the listening and speaking skills that will forever change how we experience and impact the world.

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classicsPeace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

 

Hope Conquers All: Inspiring Stories of Love and Healing from CaringBridge by Sona Mehring (Author)

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“Sona shares her personal cancer experience and her VISION to create something much bigger than just one family-a powerful vision that has become one of the biggest, most powerful forces of good in the cancer world today! Amazing person, awesome vision, and beautiful story! Thank you Sona for all you do!!” (Jonny Imerman,Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support)

“There is an old saying in medicine: ‘The secret of patient care is in caring for the patient.’ That’s a way of saying that love and compassion help people heal. This is what CaringBridge stands for, and it’s what makes our world a better, kinder place.” (Larry Dossey, MD, author of the Healing Words and Prayer Is Good Medicine)

“I connected immediately with HOPE CONQUERS ALL because of my daughter’s leukemia diagnosis at age 12. We used the CaringBridge website mentioned in this book, and I can vouch for it’s benefits. Not only did CaringBridge bring encouragement to my daughter and our family during the long months she was hospitalized, but it was also a way to connect with concerned friends and family. This collection of stories would be a great gift to someone in a situation where health issues are overwhelming.” (Karla Blackwood)

 

About the Author

 

Sona Mehring is founder and CEO of CaringBridge.org. In 2011, she was a finalist for Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and was also named as one of Fast Company‘s Most Influential Women in Technology. Sona Mehring lives in Minnesota.

 

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

40102In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant–in the blink of an eye–that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of “blink”: the election of Warren Harding; “New Coke”; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren’t those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of “thin-slicing”–filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.