During the past 20-plus years, Phil Randazzo has worked with more than 600 businesses, business owners, highly-paid executives and sales people with incomes well into the six figures. When times were unbelievably good, nobody thought they would end. After the crash of 2007 and 2008, everything changed. This is where the story contained in this book becomes a valuable lesson. Luckily, there are steps you can take, no matter where you are financially, to take control of your future. The key is to follow this step-by-step game plan to Funding Your Bigger Future. This book is the compass you need for your personal "financial freedom" day. Phil Randazzo will illustrate the following: Setting up very specific "funds and buckets" Protecting your assets with rock solid asset protection The secret to tax-free retirement income (approved by the IRS) How to truly diversify your assets from crazy market fluctuations Why "giving back" is the key to gratification The most important thing in life- it's actually priceless 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Randazzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054996/bk_acx0_054996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the innovators and upstarts who are inventing the future of business. Their unconventional ideas and groundbreaking strategies can become your business plan for the 21st century: a better way to lead, compete, and succeed. Business as usual is a bust. In industry after industry, the old guard is cutting back and losing ground. Meanwhile, organizations that were once dismissed as upstarts, or "mavericks", are making waves and growing fast. The only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something truly original. That's the lesson behind the companies, executives, and entrepreneurs you'll meet in Mavericks at Work. They have devised exciting new answers to the timeless challenges facing organizations of every size and leaders in every field: how you make strategy, unleash new ideas, and connect with customers. Their success demonstrates that: Being different makes all the difference The company with the smartest customers wins Great leaders are insatiable learnersMavericks at Work will help you to think bigger, aim higher, and win more decisively. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barrett Whitener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001331/bk_harp_001331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billie B Brown’s best friend, Jack, finally gets to be the star of the show in the second collection of stories from the popular Hey Jack! series. 'The New Friend': Jack has found a lost puppy! It is so cute. But can he convince his mum and dad to let him keep it? 'The Worst Sleepover': Jack is having a sleep over at his friend’s house! He can’t wait. It’s going to be the best fun ever...isn’t it? 'The Lost Reindeer': Jack can’t wait to give his best friend, Billie, her Christmas present. He made it himself! But what will happen when Billie’s present for him is way cooler? 'The Circus Lesson': Jack’s new babysitter is awesome but a bit crazy. Pizza for dinner, juggling lessons and sleeping outside - with no tent! But will Jack let his worrying get in the way of having fun? 'The Bumpy Ride': Jack can’t wait to stay at the farm! But when he gets there, the animals are a bit bigger than he imagined. Will he be able to face his fears and still have an awesome time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003927/bk_boli_003927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is the story of sailing across the ocean from Guam to San Francisco on our wonderful sailboat, the "Spirit of the Wind", a 41 foot Taiwan-built Ketch designed by William Garden. A group of 20-something kids went to Guam looking for the meaning of life, bought a boat, fixed it up, and learned to sail across the ocean. It was a beautiful and spiritual journey, while at times was totally and completely terrifying. It introduced me to the South Pacific Islands and the wonderful and gracious people there - it was truly a paradise. The warm trade winds that I can feel sometimes in my dreams, the feel and sounds of the wind in the sails and moving through fear. I learned to improvise in the moment, how to deal with life then there was no land for weeks on end, with just the horizon all around - as if we were sailing on a mirror. It introduced me to the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants. This trip changed my life and what I thought the world was. It enabled me to see, feel, and do things that I didn't know I was capable of. It was a serious lesson in being with three other people, all men, in a 40 foot sailboat with very little privacy. It taught me that the weather goes on - it doesn't help to pray for it to change and is bigger than us. It was transformational in so many ways, facing death almost daily. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natasha Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095655/bk_acx0_095655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are living in a world in which cows send texts to farmers when they're in heat, where the most valuable real estate in New York City houses computers, not people, and some of humanity's greatest works are created by crowds, not individuals. We are in the midst of a networking revolution - set to transform the way we access the world's information and the way we connect with one another. Studying biological systems is perhaps the best way to understand such networks, and nature has a lesson for us if we care to listen: Bigger is rarely better in the long run. The deadliest creature is the mosquito, not the lion. It is the quality of a network that is important for survival, not the size, and all networks - the human brain, Facebook, Google, even the internet itself - eventually reach a breakpoint and collapse. That's the bad news. The good news is that reaching a breakpoint can be a step forward, allowing a network to substitute quality for quantity. In Breakpoint, brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Stibel takes listeners to the intersection of the brain, biology, and technology. He shows how exceptional companies are using their understanding of the Internet's brain-like powers to create a competitive advantage by building more effective websites, utilizing cloud computing, engaging social media, monetizing effectively, and leveraging a collective consciousness. Indeed, the result of these technologies is a more tightly connected world with capabilities far beyond the sum of our individual minds. Breakpoint offers a fresh and exciting perspective about the future of technology and its effects on all of us.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert David Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016219/bk_adbl_016219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The noted research psychiatrist explores how life's disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become better, bigger, and more resilient human beings. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative best-selling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision making, a desire to test one's mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life's most important lessons - from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners - can be best learned from it. Running counter to society's current prevailing message that "excellence" must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life - including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist - as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001067/bk_gdan_001067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience more joy and meaning each day - and have greater resilience when times get tough What if you could be happier, right now, without radically changing your life? As nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches, happiness is not a nice feeling or a frivolous extra. It’s a critical, non-negotiable ingredient for living a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life - and it's a skill that we can all learn and improve through practice. In Happier Now, Nataly shares an illuminating, inspiring, and science-based guide to help you build your happier skills and live with more joy, starting now. Nataly’s own journey from Russian refugee to successful investor, tech executive, and founder and CEO of Happier taught her an important lesson: no matter how much you accomplish, how much you live the "right" way, or even how much gratitude you practice, life won't always be smooth. "We experience genuine and lasting happiness when we stop trying to turn the negative into the positive," Nataly writes, "and when we embrace the full range of our human emotions with compassion and strength." Throughout this unabridged audiobook, Nataly describes how she went from being cynical and resistant to the ideas behind self-improvement and spirituality, to studying everything she could on the science of happiness, to completely shifting her mind-set. You'll learn five core practices for building your happier skills - acceptance, gratitude, intentional kindness, knowing your bigger why, and self-care - along with the scientific research that supports each one. Highlights include: Daily anchors - cultivate a custom set of simple daily practices, fine-tuned for your emotional health needs Bring more joy and meaning into your life as it is - without needing to make difficult or time-consuming changes How happiness leads to many of the th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nataly Kogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/001516/sp_true_001516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfumer Amanda Whitfield no longer sees the science geek when she looks in her mirror - thanks to the makeover her best friend gave her - but she still feels like that geeky girl inside. She knows all about the science of smell and the science of sex appeal in a strictly intellectual way, but when it comes to a practical application of the knowledge, as in romance and sex, Amanda draws a blank. To hook a man, Amanda, following her best friend's advice, plans to portray an empty-headed hottie whose bra size is a bigger number than her IQ. Stuff like that works in the romantic-comedy books and movies Amanda loves, so maybe it will work in real life. She'll do whatever it takes to get a date for her cousin's wedding because there's no way she'll attend what is supposed to be the "wedding of the year" without a man on her arm. Chalk it up to years of rivalry between Amanda and her cousin or to the fact that her cousin takes every opportunity to belittle Amanda. In truth, it's because Amanda, stung by her cousin's endless needling, told the biggest fattest lie - in front of her entire family - that she had a handsome, charming, successful boyfriend. Now the wedding looms on the horizon like the iceberg that collided with the Titanic. Amanda's desperate. She'll do anything to get a date. Enter a matchmaking mom with a son to marry off. Computer genius Harrison Kincaid is fed up with his mother's crazy schemes. He's determined to teach her a lesson but first he must deal with her latest prospect, Amanda Whitfield. Desperate to put an end to his mom's attempts to marry him off - and to escape the latest blind date - Harrison hatches a plan to make Amanda kick him to the curb. Amanda and Harrison may be desperate, but the moment they meet, everything changes. Desire - unbidden, unwanted, impossible to fight - sizzles between them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018801/bk_acx0_018801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Picture this: You wake up, grab your phone, and open Instagram, tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen, select a photo, add a filter and a caption, tap "publish", and you call it a day. Thirty minutes later, you get a notification from PayPal: "Someone sent you $500".Would you like your average "workday" to look like this?See, contrary to what you believe, you don’t need to be an artist, a comedian, or a particularly attractive individual in order to get paid on Instagram.In fact, you don’t have to excel in any way, shape, or form.All you need is a simple, actionable marketing plan that will allow you to get the most out of the resources you already have and outmaneuver bigger, more experienced influencers.That’s exactly what you are going to find in this book.Here are some of the lessons we are going to cover:10 tips for growing a sustainable personal brand on Instagram for years to come (if you only take one lesson from this book, let it be this)The quickest way to research your target audience and learn exactly what types of content they are most likely to engage with3 types of influencers in terms of size - and how many followers you need to have before you can start making money on Instagram3 proven techniques to earn sponsorships (all 3 are free and work like a charm)10 platforms big companies like coca-cola use to hire influencers - and how to use them to land your biggest contract fastHow to market your brand and scale your business to the moon if you are not a charismatic, smooth-talking extrovert7-step guide to creating Instagram captions that will make your content stand out and get people to like, comment and save itWhen is the best time to post on Instagram, really? (the oldest Instagram marketing question finally answered)Best trends from 2018 and what to look for in 2019 (plus some predictions for 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heston Mosher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152734/bk_acx0_152734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.