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The Discomfort Zone

By Jonathan Franzen
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443432601
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen’s tale of growing up afraid of spiders, school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls, and his parents. It’s also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society. Whether he’s writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka’s fiction on his own protracted quest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between birdwatching, his all-consuming marriage, and the problem of global warming, Franzen’s recounting of a Midwestern youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterizes his fiction. Funny, insightful, and daringly honest, The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen at his most engaging.

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Don’t let life pass you by. Reject judgment, bypass your fears, and design a life of adventure. Your comfort zone provides the safety and security of being tucked into bed. But in that safety, you accomplish nothing, experience nothing, learn nothing, and end up with nothing. It’s a trap, and you need to get out. Life is for living, not merely existing. Which are you doing? The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone is not a motivational “rah rah” book. It is not 10 different versions of “just do it” or “live, laugh, love.” This book is a little different. It is a deep look, backed by science, into what keeps us from doing what we want, when we want. This book answers the question: how do you gain the confidence to consistently break out of your comfort zone to accomplish any goals you have? You’ll learn what actually matters, and what to stop wasting your time on. No more what ifs that keep you from your potential. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Build confidence and understand your subconscious patterns. •Learn the subconscious beliefs that hold you back and how to change them. •The unique balance between planning, thoughtfulness, and simple action. •Grow the habit of daily fearlessness. Become regret-proof and immune to judgment. •The empowering effect of an alter ego. •The psychological benefits of aiming for the scary or impossible. •Reliable methodologies for adventure and breaking comfort zones.

From the Depths of Our Hearts

By Pope Benedict XVI,Robert Cardinal Sarah
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  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Isbn : 1642291196
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 895
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"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.

Happy Planning

By Charlotte Plain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1473580919
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: happy-planning.pdf

Book Summary:

Anything is possible with a plan Bring order amidst the chaos with this practical guide for those who like to prep (or maybe need a little more planning in their lives). Happy Planning will give you the tools you need to plan every aspect of your life, from the weekly shop, daily meal prep and general budgeting, right through to big occasions like weddings, parties and holidays. You’ll cut waste, save more and live better – a little plan goes a long way! Planning is about taking away last-minute panic pressure, gaining control and helping you to be the best version of yourself. Charlotte’s everyday approach has been so successful that she launched a business off the back of it, and is now sharing all of her practical and positive know-how in this book. As well as her planning mantras and toolkit, each section of the book is dedicated to an area of life that benefits from planning and is packed with personal learning experiences, planning methods, tips and tricks, practical guidance and interactive elements. It’s simple, positive and practical planning that will lead to a healthier happier you.

Strong Motion

By Jonathan Franzen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 1429957824
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 175
  • File Pdf: strong-motion.pdf

Book Summary:

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.

Pivot

By Adam Markel
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 147677949X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 289
  • File Pdf: pivot.pdf

Book Summary:

Public speaker, transformative teacher, and CEO of Peak Potentials, Adam Markel has been inspiring people to find their best work for years. Now, for the first time, he presents his practical program for people who are looking to reinvent themselves. Here’s how to “get in touch with your real self, decide exactly who you are and what you want, and make your life into a masterpiece,” raves Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Self-Confidence. Whether you are out of work or want to change where you are now, Pivot inspires you on a cellular level to make lasting life changes possible. This seminal guide to successfully changing your life for the better provides stories, prompts, clear step-by-step exercises, and calls to actions throughout. You’ll follow the steps of career reinvention: Creating a Vision, Getting Clear, Having a Definite Plan, Thinking Boldly, Relentless Focus, Support, and Spiritual Practice. By changing self-limiting beliefs—the internal pivot to finding clarity about what you want—you can effectively deal with the mental and emotional obstacles that normally stop you from reaching your career goals. Based on his own personal story and the success of thousands of students, Markel provides a clear and applicable program perfect for “taking charge of your life and realizing your potential” (Sharon Lechter, author of Think and Grow Rich for Women).

The Demon of Writing

By Ben Kafka
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1942130406
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 935
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Book Summary:

Since the middle of the eighteenth century, political thinkers of all kinds — radical and reactionary, professional and amateur — have been complaining about “bureaucracy.” But what, exactly, is all this complaining about? The Demon of Writing is a critical history and theory of one of the most ubiquitous, least understood forms of media: paperwork. States rely on records to tax and spend, protect and serve, discipline and punish. But time and again this paperwork proves to be unreliable. Examining episodes from the story of a clerk who lost his job and then his mind in the French Revolution to Roland Barthes’s brief stint as a university administrator, the book reveals the powers, failures, and even pleasures of paperwork. Many of its complexities, the book argues, have been obscured by the comic-paranoid style that characterizes so many of our criticisms of bureaucracy. At the same time, the book outlines a new theory of what Marx called the “bureaucratic medium.” Returning first to Marx, then to Freud, The Demon of Writing argues that this theory of paperwork must be attentive to both praxis and parapraxis.

Professional Troublemaker

By Luvvie Ajayi Jones
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1984881914
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 941
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Book Summary:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone. We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no." We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free. With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!

The Best American Essays 2016

By Jonathan Franzen
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : 0544812174
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: the-best-american-essays-2016.pdf

Book Summary:

The National Book Award–winning author compiles a “thought-provoking volume” of essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, Jaquira Diaz and others (Publishers Weekly). As Jonathan Franzen writes in his introduction, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 “was whether an author had taken a risk.” The resulting volume showcases authorial risk in a variety of forms, from championing an unpopular opinion to the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably alienating one’s family. What’s gained are essential insights into aspects of the human condition that would otherwise remain concealed—from questions of queer identity, to the experience of a sibling’s autism and relationships between students and college professors. The Best American Essays 2016 includes entries by Alexander Chee, Paul Crenshaw, Jaquira Diaz, Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kaumar, Sebastian Junger, Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, George Steiner, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and others.

The Kraus Project

By Jonathan Franzen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443423645
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 972
  • File Pdf: the-kraus-project.pdf

Book Summary:

Strikingly original in form, The Kraus Project is a feast of thought, passion and literature. A hundred years ago, the writings of Viennese satirist Karl Kraus were among the most penetrating and prophetic in Europe--a relentless criticism of the popular media’s manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumerism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire. But even though Kraus’s followers included Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, he remained something of a lonely prophet, and few people today are familiar with his work. Thankfully, Jonathan Franzen is. In The Kraus Project, Franzen not only presents his definitive new translations of Kraus but annotates them spectacularly, with supplementary notes from the Kraus scholar Paul Reitter and the Austrian/German writer Daniel Kehlmann. Kraus was a notoriously cantankerous and difficult author, and in Franzen he has found his match: a novelist unafraid to strongly voice unpopular opinions, and a critic capable of untangling Kraus’s often dense arguments to reveal their relevance to contemporary America.

Summary of “The Discomfort Zone” by Marcia Reynolds - Free book by QuickRead.com

By QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
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  • Publisher : QuickRead.com
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 628
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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The Discomfort Zone (2014) outlines Marcia Reynolds’ vital new method for tackling tough conversations with compassion and finesse. If you’ve ever avoided a difficult conversation because it’s just too tough or you’re not sure what to say, The Discomfort Zone will change your life. Inviting us to enter “the discomfort zone,” an emotional space in which we affect positive change through confronting our negative realities head on, Marcia Reynolds outlines a step-by-step method for making every tough talk a little less stressful and a lot more productive.

Peak Performance Every Time

By Simon Hartley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136497056
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 693
  • File Pdf: peak-performance-every-time.pdf

Book Summary:

Peak performances should not be left to chance. Rather than hoping that you will perform at your best, why not engineer your performance? Peak Performance Every Time incorporates principles from sport psychology and performance coaching and applies these to all areas of life. Using illustrations and real-world examples from top athletes and business executives, it focuses on the three main components that underpin performance: Confidence Motivation Focus. As well as offering practical strategies to help the reader achieve their optimal mindset, it also explains how to coach others to perform to their potential. Throughout, the book is underpinned by theoretical frameworks, literature and research findings and will be invaluable to anyone trying to reach their full potential, in particular athletes, coaches, managers and executives. It may also be of interest to sports psychology, management and business students.

The Perfect You

By Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1493409522
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 777
  • File Pdf: the-perfect-you.pdf

Book Summary:

There are a lot of personality and intelligence tests out there designed to label you and put you in a particular box. But Dr. Caroline Leaf says there's much more to you than a personality profile can capture. In fact, you cannot be categorized! In this fascinating book, she takes readers through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique design--the brilliantly original way each person thinks, feels, relates, and makes choices--freeing them from comparison, envy, and jealousy, which destroy brain tissue. Readers learn to be aware of what's going on in their own minds and bodies, to lean in to their own experience rather than trying to forcefully change it, and to redefine what success means to them. Released from the suffocating box of expectations, they'll embrace their true identity and develop a clear sense of divine purpose in their lives. Knowing and understanding our identity empowers our choices. Unlocking one's you quotient is not optional--it is essential.

Transactions on Foundations for Mastering Change I

By Bernhard Steffen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319465082
  • Pages : 257
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 423
  • File Pdf: transactions-on-foundations-for-mastering-change-i.pdf

Book Summary:

The LNCS Transactions on Foundations for Mastering Change, FoMaC, aims to establish a forum for formal-methods-based research, dealing with the nature of today’s agile system development, which is characterized by unclear premises, unforeseen change, and the need for fast reaction, in a context of hard-to-control frame conditions, such as third-party components, network problems, and attacks. Submissions are evaluated according to these goals. This book, the first volume in the series, contains contributions by the members of the editorial board. These contributions indicate the envisioned style and range of papers of topics covered by the transactions series. They cross-cut various traditional research directions and are characterized by a clear focus on change.

Introductory Macroeconomics

By Michael Veseth
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 1483257681
  • Pages : 426
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 724
  • File Pdf: introductory-macroeconomics.pdf

Book Summary:

Introductory Macroeconomics, Second Edition deals with national economic issues, such as unemployment, inflation, the aggregate demand-aggregate supply model of macroeconomics, government economic policy, exchange, rates, international trade, and finance. The book examines national economic problems, economic goals, the role markets play in the economy, price control, unemployment, and inflation. By using the Phillips curve trade-off, the text notes that inflation increases the demand for labor. In the long term, according to the long-run Phillips curve, increased inflation does not actually lessen unemployment levels (known as the natural unemployment rate hypothesis). The text also examines whether minimum wage laws are necessary (to fight poverty, prevent exploitation) or cause poverty (in which the imposition of minimum wage results in lower demand for unskilled labor). The book notes that politics and unions favor minimum wage laws. The poor, uneducated, and unskilled laborers are left out. The text also tackles goals and trade-offs: for example, that economic growth suffers from both inflation and unemployment, or the trade-off that preventing unemployment only results in worse inflation problems. Economists, sociologists, professors in economics, or policy makers involved in economic and social development will find the text valuable.