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Book Recommendations:

The Miracle Morning: The Not -so-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life ( Before 8am) by Hal Elrod

What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined—is about to begin. It’s time to WAKE UP to your full potential…

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

The book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, accomplishes this task first by telling a story. The author, Patrick Lencioni tells the tale of a fictitious CEO who takes the helm of a struggling technology firm in Silicon Valley, and turns around the leadership team. The story is engaging and clear, and it demonstrates, in a way that is broadly relevant and real, how an effective senior team really works. Then to make the case even stronger, Lencioni finishes the book explaining more directly his model for team development, including a brief assessment instrument teams could use to start the conversation.

The Now Habit, by Neil Fiore, PH.D 

Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated. Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

Your Best Year Yet!: 

Ten Questions for Making the Next Twelve Months Your Most Successful Ever

by Jinny S. Ditzler

Within every successful person is an ordinary person who found the courage, heart, and discipline to act and face the big challenges to make their dreams come true. The life you want is yours for the taking. This unique, bestselling guide from a successful corporate coach shows you how. Jinny Ditzler has helped thousands of men and women achieve new milestones of personal and professional success over the past twenty years. YOUR BEST YEAR YET! is a fun, proven, interactive workshop-in-a-book that offers a transformational, goal-oriented program based on ten simple questions. These straightforward, life-changing practical steps will help you make this year -- and every year -- the best year of your life as you achieve:
-- Greater income -- Time for what matters -- Fulfilling relationships -- A satisfying career -- Physical wellness -- Spiritual abundance


The Present:

The Gift For Changing Times 

by Spencer Johnson M.D.

For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring readers with his simple yet profound stories of the challenges we face in these times of unprecedented change. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his tireless search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a wise old man. This Present, according to the old man, is the most valuable gift a person can receive. Why? Because it is the one thing that doesn’t change in changing times.
As the young boy becomes a man, he grows disillusioned with his work and his life. So he returns to ask the old man to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” Heeding the old man’s advice, the young man embarks on a worldwide search for this magical gift that remains unchanging in a changing world, and holds the secret to personal happiness and lifelong success.
It is only after the young man has searched high and low and all but given up his relentless pursuit that he discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give to yourself — and to those you care about.​

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

                         ~ Lao-tzu, Chinese Philosopher, 604 BC- 531 BC

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph.D

If you’re ready to move forward and get yourself unstuck, consider picking up a copy of One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, by Robert Maurer, Ph.D. In this compact little book lies the secret to making lasting change in your life – the easy way. Unleash the potent force of kaizen, the Japanese technique of achieving great and lasting success through small, steady steps. Whether the goal is as specific as getting more sleep or as broad as meeting the love of your life, kaizen works because it melts away resistance—in particular, the "fight-or-flight" brain chemistry behind people’s underlying fear of change. An expert on the art of success, Dr. Robert Maurer has helped countless people and businesses use kaizen to reach their objectives and maintain excellence. Distilling its secrets, Dr. Maurer shows not only how and why kaizen works, but how to make it work for you—how to position yourself for change and make your life more effective, whether at home or in the office; how to address personal changes and career changes; how to realize ambitions by sidestepping any impediments. As one client succinctly put it, "the steps [are] so small I couldn’t fail." And as far as being too busy to solve a problem, learn a new skill, overcome a fear, or curb a bad habit, forget it—who doesn't have the 30 seconds it takes to get started? The road to a life of continuous improvement begins with a single step.  

About the Author

Robert Maurer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of the UCLA and the University of Washington Schools of Medicine. He is the founder of the Science of Excellence, a consulting firm, and travels extensively presenting seminars and consulting on kaizen to diverse organizations, including corporations, hospital staffs, universities— even the U.S. Navy. Dr. Maurer lives in Spokane, Washington.