101 Years With Frank A. Doolittle: Lessons of Hard Work and Perseverance In the Life of a Local Centenarian of Bainbridge, N.Y. a Memoir: Melanie H. Sheldon
Lakota elder and award-winning storyteller Marshall offers the unique perspective of his people to remind readers that the most important and enduring lessons come through the power of perseverance.
Difficulties are a part of life, but so is the wisdom that helps us overcome them. On Keep Going, Lakota elder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall III offers the unique perspective of his people to remind us that the most important and enduring lessons come through the power of perseverance. In this original author adaptation, Marshall shares with heartwarming understanding and moving insight stories that stretch back across generations through the Lakota oral tradition. Whether you´re currently involved in a challenging situation or simply in need of a voice of encouragement, Keep Going will inspire each and every step along the path ahead of you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Marshall III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000233/sp_true_000233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life has a way of teaching us lessons that we are not ready to learn. For Robert Guliani, an athletic 16-year-old, a simple dive into the ocean left him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Now at the youthful age of 60, he has taken the time to step back and reflect on a journey that has taken him from rehab to marriage, from high school to college, from a successful industry career to a stock market and card-playing retiree in sunny Florida. Live in Rob´s shoes and learn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Werling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102424/bk_acx0_102424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lakota Way received the prestigious Audie Award, considered the ´´Oscar´´ award of the audiobook industry, in 2004 for the category of best inspirational audio. The myth of Deer Woman teaches a lesson on respect. The legend of Crazy Horse illuminates a lesson on humility. And the story of Eagle brings home the importance of compassion. These stories from the heart of Lakota culture and its survival, and their meanings, still resonate deeply with our daily lives. Rich with storytelling, history, folklore, and Marshall´s own personal experiences, The Lakota Way expresses the heart of Native American philosophy and the 12 core qualities that are crucial to the Lakota way of living: bravery, fortitude, generosity, wisdom, respect, honor, perseverance, love, humility, sacrifice, truth, and compassion. Compelling and profound, The Lakota Way gives a fresh outlook to those searching for a new perspective on spiritual and ethical living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001431/bk_blak_001431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country - and have come so far in my own journey - not to believe in those ideals, and my faith in the future is sometimes restored under the darkest clouds.” —Governor Deval Patrick In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for listeners to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living. Warm, nostalgic, and inspirational, A Reason to Believe is destined to become a timeless tribute to a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient. Governer Deval Patrick is donating a portion of the proceeds from A Reason to Believe to A Better Chance, a national organization dedicated to opening doors to greater educational opportunities for young people of color. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Governor Deval Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002568/bk_rand_002568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lessons in applying passion and perseverance from prominent entrepreneurs... In the world of entrepreneurship, your vision solidifies your resolve when things get tough, and it reminds you why you went into business in the first place. Authors, brothers, and serial entrepreneurs, Matthew and Adam Toren have compiled a wealth of valuable information on the passionate and pragmatic realities of starting your own business. They´ve also gathered insights from some of the world´s most successful entrepreneurs. This book delivers the information that both established and budding entrepreneurs need, explains how to implement that information, and validates each lesson with real-world examples. Small Business, Big Vision provides inspiration and practical advice on everything from creating a one-page business plan to setting up an advisory board, and also delivers a call to social entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. This powerful book: Offers instruction in whether and how to seek investors; Outlines the pros and cons of hiring employees and provides guidance on how to find the best outsourced workers; Presents a comprehensive action plan for effective social media marketing; and Explains how to build an information empire and become an expert. Small Business, Big Vision proves that with a flexible mindset, practical skills, and the passion to keep pushing forward, entrepreneurs can find success, even in today´s ever-changing business landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004818/bk_adbl_004818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every leader has stories about the challenges they have faced and struggles they have overcome. In the moment, those situations require strength, patience, perseverance, and courage. With time, those struggles provide us lessons for how to be better leaders. Bobby Herrera learned to see those struggles as gifts.As the co-founder and CEO of Populus Group, Bobby never imagined the challenges of building a $500 million organization that serves tens of thousands of people. Throughout his life, he experienced the divergence between the intentional leader he wanted to be, and the less engaged version of him that showed up at the office every day. One day at a company meeting, he decided to share a story about one of his first struggles as a young adult. That story, a pivotal experience that had transformed Bobby´s life, inspired his employees with its radical transparency, humility, and the idealism of Bobby´s dreams for the company.In The Gift of Struggle, Bobby shares 12 of those stories from his leadership journey. Each section shares the details of the story, the broader lesson any leader can apply, a set of questions to reflect on, and an afterword for how the story later unfolded in Bobby´s life. Building on Bobby´s efforts, this audiobook inspires listeners to find their own stories, share their gifts of struggle with others, and become the leader they imagine they can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Herrera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154963/bk_acx0_154963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. But his preeminence is more than just extraordinary athletic ability: The lessons of his life - such as focus, passion, hard work, perseverance, and accountability - have shaped him into one of the most revered celebrities of the 20th century. In this inspiring audiobook Pat Williams, motivational speaker and senior vice president of the NBA´s Orlando Magic, reveals Jordan´s method for living a life of greatness that we can all incorporate into our lives. Fascinating anecdotes and quotes from those who know Michael best provide a glimpse into a persona as sweeping and immense as any generation has ever witnessed. Peppered with examples from Williams´ life and those of other star athletes and celebrities, this uplifting book shows that we are, indeed, all capable of fulfilling our full potential. Listeners from all walks of life can appreciate and aspire to living life like a champion. 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: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010997/bk_adbl_010997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.