In our culture, artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked, but does it have to be that way? Jim Henson didn’t think so. An iconic creator and savvy businessman, Henson is a model for artists everywhere: Without sacrificing his creative vision, Henson built an empire of lovable Muppets that continues to educate and inspire - and a business that was worth $150 million at the time of his death. How did he ever pull it off? And how can other creators follow in his path? In Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career, journalist and educator Elizabeth Hyde Stevens presents 10 principles of Henson’s art and business practices that will inspire artists everywhere. Part manifesto, part history, part cultural criticism, part self-help, Make Art Make Money is a new kind of business audiobook for creative professionals: A guide for creating and succeeding thanks to lessons from the Muppet Master himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005955/bk_brll_005955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program includes original recordings of interviews from the New York Times series Based on the popular New York Times series, life-changing wisdom from an unexpected source: America´s oldest old In 2015, the award-winning New York Times journalist John Leland set out to meet some of the city´s oldest inhabitants for a series on America´s fastest-growing age group: those over 85. Leland was at a crossroads in his own life. His marriage had fallen apart, and, at 55, he was alone for the first time. He was also caring for his elderly mother, whose main desire was to die. He understood aging, like many of us do, as nothing more than the relentless deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. He wondered: Is there a threshold at which life is no longer worth living? But the six elders Leland interviewed took him in a different direction. Beyond illuminating what it´s like to be old, physically and materially, they provided a life-changing education in resilience and joy. They had lived long enough to master the art of living, and they shared their wisdom generously. Leland did not anticipate all that he would learn, nor did he anticipate the popularity of the series: Its following grew to nearly half a million online views for the finale, plus print readers. Happiness Is a Choice You Make, based on the series, is a rare, intimate glimpse into the end of life and the insight that can enhance the years preceding. What he finds is deeply heartening: Even as our faculties decline, we still wield extraordinary influence over the quality of our lives. Happiness is a choice we make. Learn how to live from those who have mastered the art 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002764/bk_aren_002764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to find what needs to be done to make America great again? Do you want to find out what Donald Trump´s goals are? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions then Donald Trump: 20 Life Lessons on How To Make American Great, Business Bible and Short Biography is the book for you! We all know that Donald Trump is quite the man of mystery, be it with his brilliant policies or with him playing caricatured versions of himself on the television. He certainly knows exactly how to appeal to the average American, making himself both relatable and someone that could bring America back out of the dark. In this book, you´ll find 20 life lessons you can learn from Donald Trump, be it with regards to what he will change when he becomes president, or what he has learned from his own life. If you want to see what helped shape him to become the man that he is today, then look no further. He will surely teach you a lesson or two that you can use within your own day to day life. As Donald Trump´s main focus is for the average American, and making sure we live happy, healthy lives, he´s a brilliant role model to learn from. What will I learn in this book? Here are some of the topics you will learn about in this book: Making America Great Again Tax Reform But what will he do with our current tax plan? Veteran´s Administration Reforms - Funding Veteran´s Administration Reforms - A Better Healthcare View Should our Second Amendment be protected? The US-China Trade Relationship The US-China Relationship - American Businesses The US-China Relationship 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058214/bk_acx0_058214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A must-read for every dog lover - a short, tender, and uplifting tale of a cancer survivor and the life lessons shared with him by his beloved family dog. Our dogs come into our lives as ´´just the family pet,” but before we know it they become drinking buddies and fuzzy shrinks, playmates and Cheerios-munching vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks and sleeping partners. And, in their mysterious and muttish ways, our dogs become our teachers. When Dana Jennings and his son were both seriously ill - Dana with prostate cancer and his son with liver failure - their 12-year-old miniature poodle, Bijou, became even more than a pet and teacher. She became a healing presence in their lives. After all, when you’re recovering from radical surgery and your life is uncertain, there’s no better medicine than a 23-pound pooch who lives by the motto that it’s always best to play, even when you’re old and creaky, even when you’re sick and frightened. In telling Bijou’s tale in all of its funny, touching, and neurotic glory, Jennings is telling the story of every dog that has ever blessed our lives. The perfect gift for animal lovers, What a Difference a Dog Makes is a narrative ode to our canine guardian angels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002422/bk_rand_002422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Disclaimer: This is not the original book. With all odds against him, Kevin Hart managed to climb his way to the top and lived to tell the tale in his book. I Can’t Make This Up gives Kevin Hart’s story and how he managed to overcome every obstacle and become the most successful comedian in the world. Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com. It is not affiliated with Kevin Hart in any way. ´´It turns out that the things I hated most as a child are the same things that serve me the most as an adult.” (Kevin Hart) Kevin Hart managed to be the man that he is today not only by determination and working hard each day but also due to his unique vision which he shares in his book to help you reach your goals and move forward. Kevin Hart stresses the importance of believing yourself and actively seeking self-improvement. P.S. I Can’t Make This Up will make you climb those mountains that you thought were unreachable. With effort, determination, and the right advice, you can be well on your way on the path of success. The time for thinking is over! Time for action! Download your copy of this summary right away! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104507/bk_acx0_104507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller. It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys. The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way). But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the listener on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he´s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today. And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion. He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself. ´´Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter,´´ he says. ´´So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030323/bk_adbl_030323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times best-selling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she’s learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead. In her first book, There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa shared how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit. Now, in You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings. Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world. With lessons revolving around themes such as choice, faith, fear, gratitude, healing, surrender, relationships, compassion, and living each day to the fullest, the book also includes information from Theresa about spiritual concepts like Angels, Heaven, signs, miracles, intuition, dreams, and God. These compelling and healing messages will guide listeners toward happier lives by focusing on what really matters to their souls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theresa Caputo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006836/bk_sans_006836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Add Rocket Fuel to Your Business with These 38 Must-Learn Strategies Want to start or grow a business but not getting any traction? Worried that you chose the wrong business idea? Entrepreneurship is a hard game to play, but it doesn´t have to be as hard as many people make it out to be. Matthew Paulson outlines the business growth hacking and personal development shortcuts that multimillionaires use to get ahead of the game in Business Growth Day by Day. Here´s what you´ll learn: The simple strategy that millionaires use to become smarter than everyone else How to recognize and attract new business opportunities (and avoid the wrong ones) The single best way to make more money than you are making today Why using the word no might be the key to unlocking business growth Why SEO, Google AdWords, and Facebook Ads might not be right for your business The biggest small-business mistakes commonly made by new entrepreneurs (and how to avoid them) How much your business ideas are actually worth - it may be less than you think How your business can maintain an 80 percent profit margin each and every month How to effectively pitch your small business and yourself to others When you should quit your day job and go full time with your business What other business books aren´t willing to tell you about entrepreneurship Whether you should make a small business plan or just get started launching your business right away Business Growth Day by Day has been referred to as ´´one of the must-read small business books to grow your company in 2016 and beyond´´. Business Growth Day by Day is chock-full of unique business ideas, plans, and strategies that will help you take your company to the next level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Woosley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064473/bk_acx0_064473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I started selling audio lessons in 2008. Since then, I´ve made tens of thousands of dollars online. I´m going to show you how you can get started with a very small investment that can yield massive amounts of money on the Internet. Most of the tools I use to create and sell my audio lessons are totally free, including what it takes to sell Audible books. Yes, I teach you about making money with Audible books. The lesson includes all of the steps required to hire a narrator on Audible and publish your audiobook. It´s going to take some work, but it will be worth the effort. Every passive income stream that you create on the Internet is worth it. I´ve never done anything that is as foolproof as making money on the Internet. You will always get a return on your investment of time. I´m going to show you how you can get started with a very small investment that can yield massive amounts of money on the Internet. The key to real success online is found in offering solutions to problems. That´s where I want you to focus your attention. In the time we live in, everyone is on the fast track. If people can find the information they want to learn about in audio form, they will buy it. Why? It´s much easier to listen to a CD in the car or on an electronic device than sitting down and reading a book. I don´t know about you, but I don´t usually read a book 10 times. I will, however, listen to an audio recording repeatedly while traveling by car or while walking. In this book, you will learn how to make money through selling your audio CDs without needing to keep an inventory. Get this book today, and learn how to create and sell audio recordings and Audible books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056312/bk_acx0_056312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make money work for you! Learn the 30 best lessons to kickstart your investing journey! It is not a secret that the wealthiest people in the world leverage their money to produce additional streams of income. It is not possible, in fact, to produce prosperity without making your money work for you. However, how can a beginner start investing? This is the main question the book tries to answer. Often times, people save money but when it comes to investing it, they do not know how to proceed, especially at the early stages, when the capital is not so big. It is important to follow specific rules and strategies that have been proved over time. This is why the book offers an atypical approach from other titles. After a general overview of the standard terms and concepts, the book offers the right mindset to acquire and the strategies to apply in 30 valuable lessons. Furthermore, the manual provides the listener with a list of the 15 most common mistakes beginners make when starting to invest, along with practical ways to avoid them. Thanks to this innovative approach, the listener will be able to ´´get his hands dirty´´ from the start and acquire the necessary knowledge to make conscious decisions. During the course of the book, the listener will learn about: The difference between saving and investing The five most common excuses that broke people make to avoid learning about money The 15 most popular mistakes made by beginners and how to avoid them 30 premium rules for investing in the right way from the start (with advice from some of the richest people on the planet) Different type of investments The criteria to select the perfect stock to invest in It is important to note that the audiobook does not offer ´´get rich quick solutions´´. Easy money does not exist, especially at the early stages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114517/bk_acx0_114517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.