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“Dare to Dream, Play to Win” by Johnathon J. Smith

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How many children who are passionate about a sport are also very good at school? Exactly! Not many. What happens is that children who practice sports and want to follow this path and turn their passion into a career tend to ignore school. They either believe school is not so important, or they simply cannot focus well enough to learn and get good grades. Johnathon J. Smith decided to address this problem by writing a children’s book that would show kids why they need to take school seriously.

“Dare to Dream, Play to Win” is a heart-warming and motivating story about a boy who loves football so much that he can’t focus on his classes. Cameron is 9 years old and he dreams of becoming a NFL star. All he can think of is football and how to reach his goal. He ends up getting bad grades, and the worst thing is that he doesn’t understand why he needs to study when his intention is to become a popular football player.

Fantasizing about becoming a NFL star can be good because it helps Cameron set some high goals, but, on the other hand, it also prevents him from concentrating on his lessons and homework. When he meets Johnny, a professional football player, Cameron finds out that education is very important. He admires Johnny for his achievements and he wants to be like him one day.

Johnathon J. Smith based his book on his own experience as a young athlete because he felt that children need to learn that football will not support them for the rest of their lives. So, when their football career ends, what will they do? This is where education comes into play, because they can always use what they learned in order to find another job, or even to open their own business. One of the lessons Cameron learns from Johnny is that reading is very important for personal growth. As long as you read, you’ll always be rich and you’ll always be smart and creative enough to find a way to earn money.

“Dare to Dream, Play to Win” is scheduled for release this November. Until then, you can check the author’s website and find him on LinkedIn, where you can learn more about him, about his future projects, and his goal to help children and athletes.

“Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It” by Kenneth Eade

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It isn’t often that we think about our food and by what means it is delivered to us. From the farmer who grew the plants and the animals, to the companies who transported the goods to factories and shops, from the persons who sold the food, to those who cooked the meal for us. It is a complex chain of actions closely interwoven. But in speaking about food and giving thanks for it, have you ever taken into consideration the importance of the existence of bees?

“Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It,” by Kenneth Eade, draws attention to the pressing issue of bees’ extinction. This beautifully illustrated book should be read by each and every individual living on this planet as the fate of our bee population is of global concern. Without pollination a whole natural cycle would be broken, thus strongly impacting our lives.

“Bless the Bees” offers several documented facts in order to better illustrate how we are destroying the bee population. A few of the bees’ extinction’s causes are: the considerably lower amount of wildflowers, parasites, and most importantly, the use of insecticides, pesticides, and genetically engineered foods which contribute to the killing of bees. It should not be taken lightly that the main reason why bees are dying in large numbers is our own actions – mankind is fully responsible for the serious decline in bee population.

As the author puts it himself, “Since 1972, feral honey bees in the United States have declined 80% to near extinction, and domestic bees in the United States are down to 60%. Since 2006, the epidemic has been referred to as colony collapse disorder, describing the disappearance of entire colonies of bees.” Now, these statistics are rather frightening.

Any responsible human-being who cares for their environment should be educated on the importance of pollination and bees. Grab your copy of “Bless the Bees” and help the bee population! 50% of the royalties of this book will be donated to a non-profit organization called “Bee Bay” whose main purpose is to preserve bees and the environment.

Find “Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It” on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1h3x42I .

“No Teacher Left Behind: Keeping Up With and Captivating ‘Generation Next’ in the Classroom” by Bryan Fiese

It is said that change is the only constant in our universe, and the schooling system is no exception from this rule. More and more professors and teachers have begun a learning revolution, advocating that present-day students can’t be taught the same way they were decades ago. Young learners have evolved with time’s passing, becoming considerably more creative, more independent, and more impatient to assimilate new things. Therefore, it is a logical consequence that old teaching techniques can’t be applied anymore with the same success as they once were.

Bryan Fiese argues that educators who continue to use the traditional teaching tactics and philosophies are, in fact, on the sure road to failure.  The first natural response to Fiese’s claim is that bringing something new to the table, in terms of teaching strategies and theories, is a difficult, tiresome task. However, this isn’t the case, as Bryan Fiese proves in his book, “No Teacher Left Behind.”

This is a guide created specifically for those who feel like they’ve been left behind by the rapid evolution of the educational system. In “No Teacher Left Behind: Keeping Up With and Captivating ‘Generation Next’ in the Classroom,” the author offers several tips and strategies regarding the process of educating this new generation of students – “Generation Next” – who have a wide range of interests, being continuously on the look for something new and engaging. Having studied the process of change that kept intensifying with each generation of learners, Fiese has created “10 Rules of Student Engagement”, one of his successful national seminars part of the No Teacher Left Behind training series. The aim of this seminar is to motivate educators and to provide them efficient methods of engaging their students.

The information provided by Bryan Fiese is both inspirational and motivational. His observations and suggestions are based on the reality of today’s schooling system, aspect which turns “No Teacher Left Behind” into more than just a theoretical approach to teaching. Therefore, any professor or teacher who reads this guide can actually apply Fiese’s techniques and strategies in their day-to-day school-related activity. The program created by Fiese is approved in Texas (through Texas Education Agency ), Arkansas (through Dept of Education and in Kentucky through Department of Education) in offering CPE credits.

A great number of people who have read “No Teacher Left Behind” or who have attended one of Bryan Fiese’s presentations have been positively influenced by his teaching philosophy, describing it in terms such as “engaging,” “humorous,” and “helpful.” You may find “No Teacher Left Behind: Keeping Up With and Captivating ‘Generation Next’ in the Classroom” on the Motivated Teacher site and on Amazon.

“Unlock Your Emotion Code” by Pamina Mullins is Free on 10/17 and 10/18

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When it comes to negative feelings, we all have the tendency to dismiss them, to ignore them, or try to suppress them as best as we can so we can go on with our lives. No one wants to feel angry, frustrated, betrayed, jealous, helpless… and the list may continue. It makes us look vulnerable, and other people may believe that we cannot control our own feelings and our lives. However, the truth is that this attitude towards negative feelings is all wrong. What we need is a change of perspective that would place negative feelings and their effects on our lives in a whole new light.

This is exactly what Pamina Mullins does in her book, “Unlock Your Emotion Code: How to Turn Negative Feelings into Positive Energy and Actions”. She suggests a complete change of perspective. Has it ever crossed your mind that negative feelings might actually be positive actions in disguise? Or that they are our feedback system and that we can rely on them to tell us exactly what is wrong with us and what we need to do to change it? If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll see it makes perfect sense. Negative feelings are the ones that push us forward, that make us step out of our comfort zone and try something new.

The secret is to know how to decode your emotions. This book will teach you how to interpret the language of your feelings by asking yourself some simple questions. When you feel bad, the first thing you have to do is to take some time off and ask yourself things such as: “Why do I feel this way?”, “How would I like to feel?”, or “What needs to change to make this happen?” You’ll find all the questions you need in this guide, and you can even come up with some of your own. It’s important to answer them honestly, because when you get your answers you will also get the solution to your problem.

Pamina Mullins says there are no good feelings or bad feelings, but only feelings that carry a valuable message that is up to you to decode. Her book is easy to read, and it is full of illustrations that will help you understand the message better. In just a couple of minutes you can learn how to turn your negative feelings into positive actions that will lead to a major change in your life.

“Unlock Your Emotion Code: How to Turn Negative Feelings into Positive Energy and Actions” is free on Amazon on 10/17 and 10/18, so make sure you grab your copy.

“Manifesting the Secret: The Seven Highly Effective Words for Applying Law of Attraction” by Kanth Miriyala Free on Amazon on 10/15 and 10/16

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After “The Secret” came out, people started chasing their dreams like never before, relying on the Law of Attraction in order to achieve their goals and become the accomplished individuals that they’ve always wanted to be. However, while using the Law of Attraction is a 100% positive and sure-to-work technique – if done right –, too many people overcomplicate the entire process. It should come as a relief to learn that applying this Law correctly is, in fact, very simple.

Kanth Miriyala tried to send this very message through the guide “Manifesting the Secret: The Seven Highly Effective Words for Applying Law of Attraction.” The author strongly believes that people are more likely to succeed in their endeavors if things are kept simple. Therefore, the guide’s purpose is to simplify the process of using the Law of Attraction, so that readers may effectively change their lives, manifesting whatever it is that they wish.

Faithful to the idea of simplicity, “Manifesting the Secret” is only fifty pages long, comprising a wealth of images. These illustrations together with the seven key words that Kanth Miriyala considers to be essential to manifesting the Law of Attraction are bound to reach deep into your subconscious mind, thereby reinforcing the positive changes and thoughts that you wish to promote in your life on a daily basis.

This new guide on the Law of Attraction is structured in a question and answer format, aspect that turns your reading experience into a pleasant process and that facilitates your understanding of the information provided by the author. Given that the Law of Attraction relies on the saying “Like Attracts Like,” Miriyala believes that there are two types of likes: the Inner Like and the Outer Like, the Inner Like being the one which attracts the Outer Like through the Law of Attraction. Taking into consideration this distinction, the author’s purpose is to help you create an Inner Like that will attract the things you desire the most.

Don’t wait any longer, get your copy of “Manifesting the Secret: The Seven Highly Effective Words for Applying Law of Attraction,” free on Amazon on the 15th and 16th of October.

“The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes” (Illustrated) by Holy Ghost Writer

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Stories of mystery and crime, gripping and thrilling – this is just one concise way to describe novels written by Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Many people from all four corners of the world have read and enjoyed their works, living alongside Holmes, Watson, and Poirot adventures marked by complex investigations, strange symbols, and unexpected twists.

“The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes,” by Holy Ghost Writer, brings together all these well-known characters into one work that can be considered – without a shadow of a doubt – a true piece of literary craftsmanship. This book is a retelling of Agatha Christie’s debut novel, in which it is revealed that she is the apprentice and protégé of Sherlock Holmes. It is a well-known fact that Christie drew inspiration from Conan Doyle’s characters for her own novels, fact on which the Holy Ghost Writer relied on in writing “The Mysterious Affair at Styles.”

Just like in some other novels by the Holy Ghost Writer, Sherlock Holmes is a center-piece of the whole story, but this time he is disguised as Hercule Poirot, while Hastings – the narrator – is, in fact, Doctor Watson. Also, in “The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes,” Agatha Christie is Holmes’s assistant. The story’s catalyst is the death of a character who attends a certain event. Beginning with a gathering at which one of the guests suddenly dies is one of Christie’s novels’ distinctive features. This creates tension and ambiguity, because everyone becomes a suspect, each having a motive. The only one who can shed light on this situation is Holmes.

The author inserted several twists in the plot in order to increase the mystery and to keep the readers guessing until the very last page. The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are a pleasant addition to the book.

Find “The Mysterious Affair at Styles as Retold by Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes” on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ed0kT5 .

“Forgiven. Not Forgotten” by Dominique Wilkins

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Relationships are difficult to maintain regardless of their nature: amongst family members, friends, or lovers. Two elements that are bound to destroy any relationship are mistrust and jealousy. These two act like worms that eat up an apple from its core to the outside, spoiling the fruit which, despite looking fine when seen from the outside, is actually rotting. Joy and Kenny’s marriage is the apple in Dominique Wilkins’s “Forgiven. Not Forgotten.”

Author of several short books that are part of the Contemporary Christian and Inspirational fiction genre, Dominique Wilkins is well-known for works like “Theresa in Wonderland”, “The Bad Parent”, “Mother-In-Law Guilty of Murder”, and “7:10.” She has brought to thousands of readers heart-touching and highly relatable stories, with the characters of which people can identify, drawing valuable lessons from their actions.

Joy Pembrooke, the protagonist of “Forgiven. Not Forgotten,” is a woman who constantly tries to be a good wife and a good Christian. Marrying Kenny, she thought she had found the love of her life, her soul mate, the one and only man that would be there for her unconditionally. However, things aren’t quite like that. The relationship between the two of them weakens because of her husband’s jealousy and lack of trust. When he finds Joy in the company of another man, he immediately presumes that she has been cheating on him. Without believing any of Joy’s words, Kenny cheats on her in – what he considers – a means of making things even. Caught in this unhappy marriage, Joy strongly wishes to forgive her husband, but she can’t forget just as easily.

“Forgiven. Not Forgotten” is a fast-paced short story, that treats subjects such as low esteem, relationships, jealousy, mistrust, and how Joy Pembrooke gracefully overcomes all of these issues keeping her head high and a positive attitude. The question is whether the protagonist will only try to ignore her husband’s infidelity or will she set herself free by forgiving him?

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau

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How would you like to earn a good living, live out your dreams and fulfill a great purpose all at the same time?  The author Chris Guillebeau, after already visiting 175 countries, is in the process of visiting every country on earth.  He doesn’t support his lifestyle by working a 9to5 job, he has a genius for turning ideas into income and  he always makes sure to give back.  Personally I feel it’s essential to give back, this is the way you raise others up which also raises you.

There are more people like Chris than you know.  When he was researching the book he identified an amazing number of people who started their businesses with about $100.00 or less that were now earning about $50,000.  They may not be a genius like Chris but they have identified an expertise that they have. They also may have another interest that they use.

For this book he has picked 50  individuals who have a great story and success.  They live lives of freedom and self-fulfillment.  These individuals aren’t remarkably talented in their field, but they have expertise for the product and/or service and have set up for their business.

Sure, sure that’s nice for them, it could never happen to me,  I hear you mumbling.  Here’s your opportunity.  Here’s the guidebook  to establish yourself as a business person.  Identify your expertise and have people pay for it.  It doesn’t have to be your primary passion or talent, but something you have been thinking about and want to get it started.

Ready to get your income so you can live the life you want?  Want to be successful and free?  Here’s your guide, it’s your choice.  You can buy this book on Amazon.  Find it here – http://amzn.to/1f1Aa7Z

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

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Starting a new business is  daunting.   It’s a well known fact that most startups fail.  It seems that you’re doomed before you even start.  The reality is that many of those failures are preventable.  There is now a new approach called the Lean Startup.  It’s being adopted across the globe and it’s making a big change in the way companies are created and products are developed and launched.

Startups are all faced with huge obstacles, whether they are a one man garage or a Fortune 500 type of organization.    Startups must be prepared to push through and be able to create  a way to succeed.

The Lean Startup is able to foster companies that are capital realists and seek to use the assets that are right there which is  the human creativity of their personnel.  Lean Startups is inspired by lean manufacturing and  it’s called “validated learning”.  There are several parts to this process, a combination of many methodologies  to learn what customers really want.  These methods allow companies to be flexible in an extremely fast manner.

This method eradicates the old model of business plans and continuous strategy meetings and allows companies to change minute to minute.  This allows constant innovation which makes your company market responsive.

Eric Ries, the author, developed this methodology after experiencing failure, several times, with products that should have been successful.  After studying the methods that successful companies were able to adapt and succeed, he came up with the plans set forth in “The Lean Startup”.

Want to learn the steps and methods used to succeed? You need to buy “The Lean Startup”.  You can buy it on Amazon.  Find it here – http://amzn.to/1f1zXS8

 

 

“The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life” by Tory Johnson

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Every woman out there has some sort of weight issues, either perceived issues or real ones. This, in turn, leads to women taking drastic measures in order to lose weight, techniques that eventually only create a lot of frustration, low self-esteem, and – paradoxically – even more weight gain. Tory Johnson was confronted with this very situation when she decided to change her lifestyle, to turn her life around, and to live the way she had always wanted to: as an energetic, lively, slim woman.

As someone who worked in television, Tory was risking her career because of her weight gain. She was fully aware that she had a problem, yet she couldn’t find the determination to solve it. Until one day a coworker made a comment regarding her weight and its implications on her job, and that was the eye-opening factor that sparked the need for change in Tory’s mind and heart. Now it wasn’t just a matter of wishing to change, it was something more profound, a much deeper need.

The journey on which Tory Johnson embarked is depicted, with both its ups and downs, in “The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life.” If you have ever struggled with weight gain, poor body image, and low self-esteem, then you should read this book, because it comprises a wealth of life lessons, inspiring and encouraging messages, and honest pieces of thought that are bound to help you change your life.

The first stage of Tory’s weight loss and life-changing journey was to give up on certain things. It may sound like something negative, yet renouncing those things actually empowered Tory to move forward and to do so considerably faster. “The Shift” offers an honest and oftentimes hilarious insight into the realities of weight loss as it follows Johnson’s story of how she lost more than sixty pounds. The author is now dedicated to helping other women create lives that they are proud of, empowering them and motivating them through the account of her own struggles and successes.

Find “The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life” on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1f1AnI9 .