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Lead The FieldIF THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE…

It’s probably getting better care. Success is not a matter of luck or circumstance. It’s not a matter of fate or the breaks you get or who you know.

Success is a matter of sticking to a set of commonsense principles anyone can master. In Lead the Field Earl Nightingale explains these guidelines: the magic word in life is ATTITUDE. It determines your actions, as well as the actions of others. It tells the world what you expect from it. When you accept responsibility for your attitude, you accept responsibility for your entire life.

Earl Nightingale — the “Dean of Development” — offers you a treasure trove of uplifting and insightful information like:

* The importance of forgiveness

* How “intelligent objectivity” can improve your professional life

* The usefulness of constructive discontent

Now it’s your turn to bring positive changes to your own life, changes that will allow you to lead the field yourself!

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A Guide to the Good LifeOne of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives.

In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have.

Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

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The Art of Exceptional LivingBegin by making your life a work of art. You don’t have to be a super-achiever. You don’t have to be unusually creative. You don’t have to endure great obstacles. According to success expert, Jim Rohn, you don’t have to do exceptional things at all. Just do ordinary things exceptionally well. That’s The Art of Exceptional Living.

There are things you can, should and must do to get your life on track of success. You may not be aware of it, but they are already in your heart. In The Art of Exceptional Living, Rohn provides the ideas and inspiration that lead to unstoppable daily progress. Using his exceptional powers of communication, he helps you through difficult subject matter, and teaches you how to get beyond personal setbacks to begin living according to ypour own rules. You’ll begin by following the strategies of exceptional living, including:

  • Four major lessons that must be mastered in life
  • The most common self-imposed limitations and how to deal with them
  • How to get a miracle going in your life
  • The foundation of good financial strategy

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