Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn´t about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to - this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to. In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack to a self-made multimillionaire by his early 20s. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they, too, could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you choose to pursue. Much of his advice is counterintuitive and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here´s one example: ´´Don´t believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you´ve left the stage. It wasn´t celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work.´´ If you´re serious about making the most of your life and you´re ready to become the ´´rock star next door´´ instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you´ll ever hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Blair. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002946/bk_peng_002946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rocks Into Roses: Life Lessons and Inspiration for Personal Growth: Christine Evangelou
To be a parent is and should be a calling. There is absolutely nothing as great, challenging, or rewarding as raising a child.So says Über-mom Rose Rock, who has raised 10 children in addition to caring for 17 foster children in her 40-plus years as a mother. As a mother who does not shy away from the hard conversations, Rose isn´t afraid to present strong ideas about boundaries, discipline, choices, and consequences - and she tells it like it is. In Mama Rock´s Rules, Rose shares the funny and highly practical lessons she learned both as a parent and an educator, while offering strategies for teaching a child to be self-reliant in this world. Written with a kicky blend of maternal spirituality and a ´´don´t mess with me or you won´t get old´´ sense of authority, the audiobook spotlights 10 vital rules, each tackling a specific parenting issue. From ´´I Am Your Mama, Not Your Friend´´, which helps parents regain their authority and establish respectful relationships with their children, to ´´Don´t Lie Down with Anything You Don´t Want to Live with Forever´´, which takes a different approach to the often tricky conversation about sex, each topic is lovingly explained and bolstered by stories from Rose Rock´s own childhood and parenting experiences. You will also hear from her own kids, as they share memories and anecdotes about what it was like to grow up in the Rock household.Rose´s heartfelt and no-nonsense advice - delivered with a dose of wit and homespun humor - will resonate with thousands of parents and will inspire them to teach their kids right, whether their brood is one child or 10. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rose Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001625/bk_harp_001625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
English Rocks! 101 ESL Games Activities and Lesson Plans (Teaching ESL #1): Greg Strandberg
If you’re looking to be inspired by someone who has truly made the most of life’s opportunities, then listen to this remarkable story of one of today’s most well-known celebrities. Dwayne ´´The Rock´´ Johnson is best known as a former professional wrestler who later came to dominate Hollywood with a series of blockbuster movies. His powerful on-screen presence and strong physique give the impression that he effortlessly reached global success, yet Dwayne faced a series of challenges and setbacks as he rose to the top. From being homeless as a child and later having little more than $7 in his pocket to facing the reality that his dream career in football was over, Dwayne’s life hasn’t always been a linear track of successes. However, rather than let this bring him down, he never gave up and pushed himself to be the best he could in everything he applied himself to. If you want to discover the story behind Dwayne’s extraordinary success, this book takes you on a journey from his childhood to how he became one of Hollywood’s most well-known action figures. Strip away the glitz and the glamor, and you find a remarkable story of persistence, commitment, and deeply ingrained work ethics that kept Dwayne moving forward to where he is today. If you want proof that success is rarely served on a silver platter and the majority of successful people have to sweat blood and tears to reach their goals, then Dwayne’s life story will give you exactly that. In this book, you will find:The story of Dwayne’s childhood and how it shaped the strong core values he lives by todayWhy his football dreams came to an end and how he became one of WWE’s greatest wrestlersHow he moved into Hollywood and became a successful A-list actor - even without any acting background, experience, or qualificationsThe main lessons he learned throughout his lifeDwayne’s 10 rules of success and how 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142530/bk_acx0_142530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to run your own small business? Become self-employed? Freelance full-time, or work as an iPro (independent professional)? You’re not alone. The rise in self-employment, including freelancing, is altering the economies of countries like Canada, the UK, EU member countries, and the US. Soon, you - along with the majority of the global workforce - will need at least some understanding of how to run a business. Because your livelihood will depend on it. Award-winning former journalist Boni Wagner-Stafford and serial entrepreneur John Wagner-Stafford, co-founders of Ingenium Books, help you explore what it takes to work for yourself rather than someone else, including how to find your business idea and who might benefit. You’ll also learn:How your why and your purpose set you apart from competitorsWhich legal matters to address head on and how to choose the right business structureWhat to do about intellectual property, systems, hiring, and meetingsTips for cash flow management, productivity, and how and when to ditch bad customersEverything that goes into creating great brand content that connectsHow to tell it’s the right time to grow your business and when to sellAnd what to watch for when you’re working too long and too hard and you need to take a breakBoni and John aim to help you embrace your own independent nature, get things done faster, better, open new markets, take responsibility, rise from failures, make a significant contribution to the global economy…and rock your Business. Their business and life experience have taught them that you can do what you want and that anything is possible, and that convention and conformity are not always a good thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boni Wagner-Stafford, John Wagner-Stafford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133509/bk_acx0_133509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.