Win At Losing

Author: Sam Weinman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992328
Size: 16,28 MB
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An engaging, inspiring exploration of the surprising value of setbacks—and how we can use them to succeed As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing—whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test—can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks—and sometimes even new careers—to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. Blending firsthand interviews and advice from professional athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches, Win at Losing reveals how renowned figures—from Emmy Award–winning actress Susan Lucci to golfer Greg Norman and politician Michael Dukakis—have prevailed and even triumphed in the aftermath of loss, humiliation, and rejection. In showcasing the ways our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities, this lively and moving guide asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life. From the Hardcover edition.

Lighten Up Win At Losing

Author: Jane Percy
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1600379664
Size: 18,85 MB
Format: PDF
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In the US, millions of people spend billions of dollars on books, programs, drugs,or surgery that claim to offer a solution to obesity. It is a huge and exploitive industry that flourishes while, per capita, we are becoming heavier and unhealthier by the minute. None of the above fully address the core issue with weight and that is: why are we so hungry? Where do these cravings come from and how do we become craving free and empowered in our food choices? Lighten Up! Win At Losing gives the reader basic information about food (most of what we eat doesn’t nourish) and then it fosters the mind shift necessary for a new relationship with food.

How To Win At Losing

Author: Monica Reinagel
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466804785
Size: 14,86 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 271

Make this the last year that "losing weight" tops your list of New Year's Resolutions! Licensed nutritionist and dedicated myth-buster Monica Reinagel (aka the Nutrition Diva) tackles the 10 biggest weight loss myths that keep you from achieving your goals. Elaborate theories and complicated regimens sell books and magazines but they (obviously) don't offer a real solution. In this brief but empowering book, Monica sifts through the science and the silliness, separates food fact from food fiction, and reveals simple strategies that lead to lasting success.

A Common Failure With Uncommon Success

Author: Thedrus Ray Greer Jr
Size: 10,71 MB
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One of the best teachers in life is failure. It forces you to look at yourself in an entirely different light. Things you may not have known before will come rushing to the surface, and you'll be surprised by what you discover. Successful people get to live the life they've always wanted. They worked hard to be where they are. But, before they got to that point, they probably failed in one or more ways. And I can assure you of what they did, they learned from their failures. Overcoming failure begins with your mind. You're going to have to believe that you can beat the odds, and somehow find a way to succeed. Yes, it may sound like a herculean task, but if you believe in yourself, then you can do it. The truth is, you may fail over and over again. But if you believe in yourself, you'll find yourself getting up faster every time you fall. As long as you keep on learning from your mistakes, then success will soon be within arm's reach!

Weight Loss Boss

Author: David Kirchoff
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1623360234
Size: 13,27 MB
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"A frank, funny, groundbreaking guide to surviving and thriving in an obesogenic world, from the CEO of Weight Watchers International"--Provided by publisher.

Thirteen Women Strong

Author: Robert K. Wallace
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813159814
Size: 13,92 MB
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In 1974, Nancy Winstel joined the women's college basketball team at Northern Kentucky University as a walk-on. She had little basketball experience, never having played on a high school team -- her high school didn't even have girl's basketball. Despite her inexperience, Winstel served NKU as a talented student athlete, but her legacy didn't end there. Appointed head coach at NKU in 1983, she gained a reputation as one of the most successful coaches in women's college basketball history with more than 500 wins. Winstel garnered these victories in an athletic landscape vastly different from the one she knew as an NKU undergraduate. Many of the student-athletes on her twenty-first-century squads have been playing organized basketball for most of their lives. In a post--title IX America, more women than ever are involved in team sports and their teams attract a large following of enthusiasts. NKU professor Robert K. Wallace, one of many passionate fans of the Norse, has brought his appreciation for the team's players and their accomplishments to Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team. Chronicling the 2006--07 season of twelve remarkable student-athletes and their legendary coach, Wallace was granted unprecedented access to the team. Sitting in on closed meetings and practice sessions, he follows the players through grueling training drills, intensely close games, exhilarating wins, and anguished losses. During the 2005--06 season, a squad of NKU women with no seniors achieved unanticipated success, earning a 27--5 record that led to a Great Lakes Valley Conference championship. The entire team returned the following season to expectations of even greater success, but their 2006--07 season was plagued by injuries and other major obstacles. After a string of tough losses, the women mounted a comeback to earn a 21--8 record and reach the NCAA Division II Tournament once again. The team's story is one of loss, triumph, and personal growth. Thirteen Women Strong profiles each member of the team, including the coach. Wallace provides keen insight into the emotional and physical demands of high-level competition. Exploring the impact of Title IX legislation on women's collegiate sports with the critical eye of a scholar and the love of a fan, Wallace documents the story of how thirteen women faced high expectations and difficult trials to come together as a team, their growth culminating in the 2007--08 national championship. Thirteen Women Strong is a fascinating study of this dynamic group of female student-athletes and their renowned leader.

Restless Ambition

Author: Cathy Curtis
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394520
Size: 12,23 MB
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This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child. Attempting to channel her vague ambitions after an early marriage, Grace struggled to master the basics of drawing in night-school classes. She moved to New York in her early twenties and befriended Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and other artists who were pioneering Abstract Expressionism. Although praised for the coloristic brio of her abstract paintings, she began working figuratively, a move that was much criticized but ultimately vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art purchased her painting The Persian Jacket in 1953. By the mid-fifties, she freely combined abstract and representational elements. Grace-who signed her paintings "Hartigan"- was a full-fledged member of the "men's club" that was the 1950s art scene. Featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Look, she was the only woman in MoMA's groundbreaking 12 Americans exhibition in 1956, and the youngest artist-and again, only woman-in The New American Painting, which toured Europe in 1958-1959. Two years later she moved to Baltimore, where she became legendary for her signature tough-love counsel to her art school students. Grace continued to paint throughout her life, seeking-for better or worse-something truer and fiercer than beauty.

Win Loss Reviews

Author: Rick Marcet
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118102606
Size: 17,68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 387

An effective framework for strengthening competitiveness bylearning from past deals and applying insights derived fromthem. Every sales opportunity, whether won or lost, has useful nuggetsof information that can be harvested and used to improveperformance. When those pieces of information are aggregated,analyzed and made available for all to use, theorganization’s competitive position is greatly enhanced. Reveals how to turn field sales teams, a mostly underutilizedresource, into net producers of competitive intelligence Exposes new and unconventional approaches for gathering anddemocratizing sales insights for a broad stakeholder audience Presents a proven knowledge sharing model that is being adoptedby major companies worldwide Win/Loss Reviews shows how every company can improve top andbottom line performance by systematically capturing the keyinsights from deals that have been won, lost or delayed. While the book talks to decision makers and businessstrategists, the principles and disciplines explored are aimed atbridging the flow of competitive intelligence between sales andmarketing, simultaneously providing insights and line-of-site tothe dynamics affecting business performance.

The Stop Think Parenting Book

Author: Dr. Howie Knoff
Editor: Project ACHIEVE Press
ISBN: 0979656400
Size: 20,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The "Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior" is based on the nationally-acclaimed and evidence-based Stop & Think Social Skills Program. Accompanied by its 75 minute demonstration DVD, this program teaches parents how to teach their children the interpersonal, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills that will help them succeed in all settings. Focusing on the preschool to late elementary school age span, the Stop & Think Parenting Book helps teach children over 20 important behavioral skills%u2014Listening, Following Directions, How to Interrupt, Accepting Consequences and Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, How to Handle Peer Pressure%u2014and how to use them in real life. The Demonstration DVD has nine segments showing real parents with their own children using a number of critical Stop & Think social skills for common home situations%u2014turning off the TV to do homework, dealing with losing, sibling rivalry, going to bed at night, interrupting when you are on the phone. These segments are completely connected to the Parenting Book (icons in the book tell parents when to watch specific segments), and they include important teaching tips, parent interviews, suggestion to help your child to %u201CMake a Good Choice.%u201D Complete with a sample teaching Calendar, Social Skill Cue Cards, easy to follow Parenting Points, and other important resources, The Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior has been successfully used in homes across the country. It also has been used by counselors, social workers, and psychologists as they lead parenting classes in school, agency, and private practice settings.

How To Win At Financial Spread Betting

Author: Charles Vintcent
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273654131
Size: 18,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Financial spreadbetting is the fastest growing sector in the investment field today. It is significant that within the last year, the number of financial bookmakers has increased from two to five, and there are more to come. There are a number of substantial benefits to be enjoyed by using financial spreadbetting, and this book will tell you all about them. Many people are convinced that financial spreadbetting is very risky. There is risk attached, but it is perfectly possible to control the exposure to risk and limit your liability to loss. This book will teach you the techniques for protecting your wealth, as well as showing you how to increase your profits. You can't afford to miss the opportunities that financial spreadbetting opens up for you. You'll be smiling all the way to the bank.