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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - by Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 
by: Stephen R. Covey
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Blink - Malcolm Gladwell Blink
by: Malcolm Gladwell
Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.
Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: marketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us "mind blind," focusing on the wrong cue leaves us vulnerable to "the Warren Harding Effect" (i.e., voting for a handsome but hapless president). In a provocative chapter that exposes the "dark side of blink," he illuminates the failure of rapid cognition in the tragic stakeout and murder of Amadou Diallo in the Bronx. He underlines studies about autism, facial reading and cardio uptick to urge training that enhances high-stakes decision-making. In this brilliant, cage-rattling book, one can only wish for a thicker slice of Gladwell's ideas about what Blink Camp might look like. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Influence: Science and Practice
by: Robert B. Cialdini
 
Synopsis Over a quarter million copies sold! How does this information make you feel about the book? If, even for a moment, you thought that a proven and popular book might be the one you were interested in, you may have been persuaded by a potent principle of influence-in this case, the principle of social proof. Have you ever found yourself saying "yes" to a telemarketer or to a child selling candy and then wonder why you have just agreed to subscribe to a magazine that you really arent interested in or to buy a candy bar that you really dont want? In this revised, updated, and expanded book, not only will you find out what techniques were used to get you to say yes, but you will also learn some worthwhile ways to defend yourself from future requests.
 
 

Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way To Deal With Change In Your Work And In Your Life
by: Spencer Johnson
 
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.
 
 

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by: Dale Carnegie
 
This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the other person's point of view and "arousing in the other person an eager want." You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, "let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers," and "talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person." Carnegie illustrates his points with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world, and everyday folks. --Joan Price
 
 

The Greatest Salesman in the World
by: Og Mandino, George
 
The Greatest Salesman in the World is a tiny book, and it is a treasure. First published in 1968, Og Mandino's classic remains an invaluable guide to a philosophy of salesmanship. Mandino's clear, simple writing style supports his purpose: to make the principles of sales known to a wide audience. A parable set in the time just prior to Christianity, The Greatest Salesman in the World weaves mythology with spirituality into a much needed message of inspiration in this culture of self-promotion. Mandino believes that to be a good salesperson, you must believe in yourself and the work you are doing. It is a simple but profound spiritual philosophy about how to succeed in the world's marketplace, easily understood and easy to take to heart. --Jodie Buller
 
 

The Greatest Secret in the World
by: Og Mandino, Martha Pottenger
 
"The Greatest Secret in the World" teaches listeners how to put into action the 10 ancient scrolls for success from "The Greatest Salesman in the world".
 
 

The Greatest Miracle in the World
by: Og Mandino
 
In this moving message of hope and inspiration, Mandino shares the story of amysterious friend who reveals ageless wisdom and knowledge.
 
 

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by: Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
 
Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace. While some may find the story line and prescriptions--such as "Choose Your Attitude," "Make Their Day," and "Be Present"--downright corny, others will find a good dose of worthwhile motivational management techniques. If you loved Who Moved My Cheese? then you'll find much to like here. And don't worry about Mary Jane and kids. Fish! has a happy ending for everyone. --Harry C. Edwards
 
 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by: Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
 
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make his points, his book nonetheless compellingly advocates for the type of "financial literacy" that's never taught in schools. Based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results than even the best of traditional jobs, it explains how those assets might be acquired so that the jobs can eventually be shed. --Howard Rothman
 
 

Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement
by: Anthony Robbins
 
Unlimited Power is a revolutionary fitness book for the mind. It will show you, step by step, how to perform at your peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence, and winning the cooperation of others. It will give you the knowledge and the courage to remake yourself and your world. Unlimited Power is a guidebook to superior performance in an age of success.
 
 

The E-Myth Revisted: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by: Michael E. Gerber
 
In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. Next, he walks you through the steps in the life of a business--from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed--and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in. your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
 
 

The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
by: Bruce Wilkinson
 
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible's most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, four-part prayer that brings him an extraordinary measure of divine favor, anointing, and protection. Readers who commit to offering the same prayer on a regular basis will find themselves extravagantly blessed by God, and agents of His miraculous power, in everyday life.
 
 

It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business
by: Jason Jennings, Laurence Haughton
 
What do successful companies master that other ventures cannot? They are ready to face the 21st-century economy with an ability to adjust to change and a constant concern with providing first-rate customer service. To find these companies, the authors traveled around the world to learn these secrets from such winning firms as H&M clothing stores, Charles Schwab, Hotmail and Telepizza. Among the smart strategies are spotting trends, testing products and getting to market quickly. The authors offer lots of tips, interspersed with anecdotes about both successful and failing companies.
 
 

Gifted Hands
by: Ben Carson, Cecil Murphey
 
The inspiring story of Ben Carson, M.D. takes readers into the life of an inner-city youngster who rose above his circumstances to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
 
 

Think Big
by: Ben Carson, Cecil Murphey
 
After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon (Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them.
 
 

The Digital Paper Trail: In Real Estate Transactions
by: Oliver E. Frascona, Katherine E. Reese
 
Reviewer: Charlie Roth from Colorado Springs, CO. USA IF YOU ARE A PERSON THAT EARNS THEIR LIVING AS A RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! PERIOD! It is a wealth of information which includes sample letters to clients, forms, clauses, etc
 
 

PASSION PROFIT POWER
by: Marshall Sylver
 
A self-made millionaire's philosophy shows readers through lessons and exercises how to quit smoking, become permanently slender, increase passion levels, create relationships that last, and attain the highest goals.
 
 

Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage
by: Martin Schram, George Louis Carlo
 
Here is a gripping narrative of scientific detection that chronicles an unprecedented journey of discovery by Dr. George Carlo into the impact of cell phones on human health. This book is a clarion call sounding the message that consumers need not allow themselves to become guinea pigs for new technologies whose long-term health effects are unknown. It is essential reading for the 90,000,000 Americans currently using wireless phones, and the millions who may begin using them in the future. In 1993, as news reports appeared of people using cell phones who'd also developed brain tumors, Carlo was hired by the cell-phone industry to affirm the safety of its product. He soon learned there was little research into whether these phones could impair human health, and no consensus among scientists on the question. Carlo's own research intensified his concern, especially the startling discovery that human blood cells could be damaged by the radiation emitted from a cell phone. He made urgent recommendations to the industry, including a plea that cell phones not be marketed to children. Yet, phones emblazoned with cartoon characters soon hit the market. In 1999, the industry quit funding the independent research directed by Carlo, investigated his private life, and began a whispering campaign that sought to discredit him. Appalled but undeterred, he has now brought his case to the public in a powerful assessment of the dangers posed by wireless phones-with safeguards readers can use to protect themselves-that is destined to be placed alongside such classics as Silent Spring, Microbe Hunters, and The Coming Plague.
 
 

Customers For Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer
by: Carl Sewell, Paul B. Brown
 
In this completely revised and updated edition of the customer service classic (more than 600,000 copies sold), Carl Sewell enhances his time-tested advice with fresh ideas and new examples and explains how the groundbreaking “Ten Commandments of Customer Service” apply to today’s world.
 
 

First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
by: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca Merrill
 
I'm getting more done in less time, but where are the rich relationships, the inner peace, the balance, the confidence that I'm doing what matters most and doing it well? Does this nagging question haunt you, even when you feel you are being your most efficient? If so, First Things First can help you understand why so often our first things aren't first. Rather than offering you another clock, First Things First provides you with a compass, because where you're headed is more important than how fast you're going.
 
 

Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
by: Karen Kingston
 
Clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching effects. Karen explains how dull, stagnant frequencies collect around clutter, clogging the flow of energy in your home and causing you to feel stuck in your life. Karen guides you through the process, incorporating Feng Shui teachings and ancient wisdom.
 
 

The Richest Man in Babylon
by: George S. Clason
 
The inspiring multi-million-copy bestselling classic. The simple secrets for achieving personal wealth. Read by millions, this timeless book holds the key to success-in the secrets of the ancients. Based on the famous "Babylonian principles," it's been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift and financial planning. The simple solution for a strong financial future. This celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of-and a solution to-personal money problems. This is the original classic that reveals the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money. Simply put: the original money-management favorite is still the best!
 
 

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
by: Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
 
The incredible national bestseller that is changing people's lives -- and increasing their net worth! CAN YOU SPOT THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR? Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? Where do they shop? What do they drive? How do they invest? Where did their ancestors come from? How did they get rich? Can I ever become one of them? Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You'll be surprised at what you find out....
 
 

The Millionaire Mind Paperback
by: Thomas Stanley
 
After its first publication, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley's second best-seller The Millionaire Mind spent over four months on the New York Times best-seller list, rising to position #2, and has sold over half a million copies. Here is the first paperback edition of Stanley's second groundbreaking study of America's wealthy. The Millionaire Mind targets a population of millionaires who have accumulated substantial wealth and live in ways that openly demonstrate their affluence. Exploring the ideas, beliefs, and behaviors that enabled these millionaires to build and maintain their fortunes, Dr. Stanley provides a fascinating look at who America's financial elite are and how they got there. What were their school days like? How did they respond to negative criticism? What are the characteristics of the millionaire's spouse? Is religion an important part of their lives? The author uncovers the surprising answers to these and similar questions, showing readers through concrete examples just what it is that makes the wealthy prosper when others would turn away dejected or beaten. The Millionaire Mind promises to be as transformational as Dr. Stanley's previous best-seller. This book answers universal questions with solid statistical evidence in an approachable and anecdotal style. The number of copies sold of this soon-to-be-classic will surely be in the millions.
 
 

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotiional, Physical and Financial Destiny
by: Anthony Robbins
 
Wake Up and Take Control of Your Life! Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
 
 

The Nine American Lifestyles: Who We Are and Where We're Going
by: Arnold Mitchell
 
 
 

In Business As in Life, You Don't Get What Your Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate
by: Chester L. Karrass
 
This is a great book not only for enhancing your negotiation skills, but also general everyday management skills.
 
 

The Impatient Gardener's Lawn Book
by: Jerry Baker
 
Jerry Baker puts his expert reputation on the line, and on your lawn, to give you the kind of yard you've always dreamed of. Here is a complete step-by-step guide that will save you time, money, and effort, and give you a thicker, healthier lawn. Inside you will find: a state-by-state guide to the best kind of grass and lawn care for your location and climate; how to feed your lawn for the greenest healthiest growth; the right way to weed; how to protect your lawn, plus answers to the most frequently asked lawn care questions, and so much more.
 
 

Jerry Baker's Happy, Healthy Houseplants
by: Jerry Baker, Erv Zachmann (Illustrator)
 
Expert advice, practical shortcuts, inspiration and time-tested tips for house plant lovers everywhere--Even the recipe for Grandma Putts' Homemade Plant Food! Jerry Baker has included everything the house planter needs to know including fool-proof tips on growing seeds and young plantings, 14 drinks plants prefer to tap water, the perfect light to grow by, savvy advice on container, herb, and organic gardening, and sure-fire cures for bugs and blotches.
 
 

The Unfair Advantage: Practical applications of psychological selling skills (NLP)
by: Duane Lakin
 
The Unfair Advantage is a "workshop-in-a-workbook." It contains practical ideas and exercises for applying NLP (neurolinguistic programming) to sales and marketing. It includes "how-to" ideas for selling face-to-face, telemarketing, direct mail, and other real-world situations. Included are examples of scripts and techniques that have produced proven sales increases in direct sales and in telemarketing. It is a theory-free collection of techniques based on a workshop that has been presented to CEOs and sales professionals in over 500 companies in North America and England.
 
 

Sugar Blues
by: William F. Duffy
 
The classic, bestselling expose+a7 on the dangers of sugar reveals how this commonly ingested ingredient in countless foods is highly addictive and causes a host of medical problems from depression to coronary thrombosis.
 
 

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
by: Paul Arden
 
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to aspects of modern life. This book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom, packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this is a must! Paul Arden began his career in advertising at the age of 16. For 14 years he was Executive Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi, where he was responsible for some of Britain's best known campaigns including British Airways, Silk Cut, Anchor Butter, InterCity and Fuji. His famous slogans include 'The Car in front is a Toyota' and 'The Independent - It is - Are You?'. In 1993 he set up the London-based production company Arden Sutherland-Dodd where he is now a commercials director for clients such as BT, BMW, Ford, Nestle and Levis.
 
 

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by: Jim Collins
 
 
 

Succeeding Against The Odds
by: John H. Johnson
 
According to Forbes magazine, Johnson is one of the 400 richest Americans. He is CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company, rated among the top 100 African-American-owned businesses. Born into poverty, Johnson was 15 years old when he moved from Arkansas City to Chicago. There he discovered the vast untapped potential of the black consumer marketplace, and in 1942, 24-year-old Johnson created his first magazine, Negro Digest , a phenomenal success soon followed by Ebony and Jet . By expanding into broadcasting, TV production, and cosmetics, Johnson has helped his company maintain a strong balance sheet. He has also held numerous diplomatic posts. Bennett, executive editor of Ebony, helps Johnson present his story within the broader context of post-World War II America.
 
 

You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant
by: John McGrath
 
This is the best-seller taking Australia by storm, written by one of our most successful young businessmen who started out in real estate in Sydney. Sub-titled "How to Design a Magnificent Life", it is about changing your attitude, seizing opportunities and turning them to your advantage.
 
 

Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence
by: Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin
 
Find financial freedom in the new millennium with a new edition of the life-changing national bestseller More than three-quarters of a million people everywhere, from all walks of life, have found the keys to gaining control of their money--and their lives--in this comprehensive and revolutionary book on money management. Considered the bible of the voluntary simplicity movement, Your Money or Your Life is now updated with a new Preface, Index, and Resource list to help you put the program into practice. This simple, nine-step program shows you how to: * get out of debt and develop savings * slow down the work-and-spend treadmill * make values-based decisions about your spending * save the planet while saving money * Over three years on the Business Week bestseller list * Your Money or Your Life made all major bestseller lists in hardcover and paperback, including the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, Publishers Weekly, and Washington Post
 
 

The Power of Focus
by: Jack Canfield, Les Hewitt, Mark Victor Hansen
 
Whether they are corporate professionals, budding entrepreneurs, or they own a home business, most people are looking to achieve more in less time, while earning enough money to live comfortably. This book reveals the proven techniques thousands of people have used to attain all of the money they wanted while living healthy, happy and balanced lives. The Power of Focus, the new blockbuster from the coauthors of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul, is a practical no-nonsense guide that shows readers how to reach their business, personal and financial goals without getting burned out in the process. Canfield, Hansen, and Hewitt have taken the best ideas from their own successful careers (seventy-nine years of combined business expertise), and distilled them into ten powerful focusing principles. The result is a treasury of insights that is enjoyable to read and easy to understand. At the outset, the book identifies the three most important fundamentals for consistent success: developing unusual clarity; understanding that habits determine your future; and using a "no exceptions policy" approach to focus on what you want. Numerous anecdotes and inspiring stories help to reinforce each principle. This is a must-read for business people, sales managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is serious about improving their personal awareness.
 
 

The Success Principles : How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
by: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
 
If there's anyone qualified to write a self-help book on success, it's Jack Canfield, who's worked his way from scraping by as a teacher to holding a Guinness world record for having seven books simultaneously on The New York Times® Best Sellers list. As a coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, he's sold more than 80 million books, and now lives "in a beautiful California estate" with his days of dining on spaghetti and tomato paste long behind him. "All you have to do is decide what it is you want, believe you deserve it, and practice the principles in this book," he says, and success is yours. His advice is straightforward (examples: "reject rejection" and "surround yourself with successful people"), but rather derivative, with quotes from the likes of JFK, Colin Powell, Aldous Huxley, and fellow motivation author Napoleon Hill.Canfield's definition of success is primarily monetary, and he includes plenty of anecdotes depicting average folks who saved themselves from the brink of bankruptcy after following his principles. He could tone down the braggadocio; readers don't need to know that he's stayed in resorts in Hawaii, Italy, Australia, and Morocco. Despite those gripes, his cheerleader-caliber enthusiasm should benefit anyone looking to improve their lot in life. --Erica Jorgensen
 
 

Swanepoel Trends Report 2007; Top 10 Real Estate Trends (Paperback)
by: Stefan Swanepoel
 
The Swanepoel Trends Report is recognized as the most extensive research on change in the residential real estate industry. It monitors shifts in thinking, evaluates innovation and tracks existing and new trends that show a strong tendency towards possible structural impact on the industry. The 159-page Report is published annually and is based on over 500 hours of research, hundreds of interviews as well as the review of thousands of reports, articles, press releases and websites.
 
 

Satisfaction : How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer
by: by Chris Denove & James Power
 
 
 

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
by: by Suze Orman
 
If you are tired of struggling to make ends meet but don't know a 401(k) from Special K, this book is for you. Aimed specifically at "Generation Broke"--those in their twenties and thirties who are working yet buried in credit card debt and student loans--this user-friendly guide offers a clear introduction to practical investing and money management techniques that can turn even a dismal financial situation around. Bestselling author Suze Orman has a knack for taking the fear out of money matters, and in The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous &: Broke, she shows readers how to set priorities and achieve goals, whether it is to buy a house or save for retirement or pay for a child's education. She also offers inspiration to readers to face their financial problems and get started on a solution. After all, there is good news: young people still have the time to correct problems so that they will never be broke again. Readers who find terms such as diversification and IRA rollover scary--or worse, unimportant--will learn much from this book. In these pages, Orman clearly and succinctly explains what a FICO score is and why it's so important, offers the lowdown on stocks and mutual funds, provides career advice, and offers lots of tips on dealing with student loan debt, saving money even when times are tight, debt consolidation strategies, and the safest way for newlyweds to merge their finances. She also offers information on credit cards, including why canceling cards is not a good idea, when it makes sense to use them, and the best strategies for paying them off. It may not be the only money book you'll ever need, but it's an excellent place to start.
 
 

The Secret
by: by Rhonda Byrne
 
ragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
 
 

Debt-FREE & Prosperous Living
by: John Cummuta
 
Maybe it bothers you. Maybe it worries you. Or maybe you just consider it an unavoidable part of modern-day living. After all, just about everybody these days has some kind of debt, right? Well, here's the cold, hard truth about debt: If you have it, then someone else owns your life. You aren't a "homeowner" … you aren't a "car owner" … you don't "own" the clothes you're wearing or the things that fill your home. Not if you are still in the process of paying back money you borrowed from a creditor in order to get those things in the first place. Your creditors own those things. You're just renting them. And that leaves you extremely vulnerable, financially and otherwise.
 
 

TDIW Seminar Videos
by: John Cummuta
 
Maybe it bothers you. Maybe it worries you. Or maybe you just consider it an unavoidable part of modern-day living. After all, just about everybody these days has some kind of debt, right? Well, here's the cold, hard truth about debt: If you have it, then someone else owns your life. You aren't a "homeowner" … you aren't a "car owner" … you don't "own" the clothes you're wearing or the things that fill your home. Not if you are still in the process of paying back money you borrowed from a creditor in order to get those things in the first place. Your creditors own those things. You're just renting them. And that leaves you extremely vulnerable, financially and otherwise.
 
 

Transforming Debt into Wealth
by: John Cummuta
 
Get completely out of debt (including your home mortgage), and start building real wealth, in five to seven years - with the money you already make! Even if your credit cards are maxed out and you have a huge mortgage to pay off, you can still get rid of all your debt in about five to seven years - and begin rapid wealth-building - without sacrificing the things that matter most to you!
 
 

Debt Elimination 101
by: John Cummuta
 
Debt Elimination 101 is a concise guide to breaking free of debt and building a financially secure future. Drawn from Are You Being Seduced into Debt? by John Cummuta, this handbook will help readers begin spending and saving in a truly biblical manner.
 
 

The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Audio CD)
by: Timothy Feris
 
Tim Ferriss is an extraordinary young man on a mission. The twenty-eight-year-old serial vagabond and successful entrepreneur has been teaching a wildly popular course at Princeton University for the past four years--a how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old tools and methods for success (balancing life and work, retiring well, having a great nest egg) and replacing them with a whole new way of living. Readers can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.
 
 

You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead [AUDIOBOOK]
by: Larry Winget
 
The New York Times-bestselling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E's reality show Big Spender cleans up America's personal-finance crisis with a butt-kicking, straight-talking, proven approach to prosperity.
 
 

Success Is Your Own Damn Fault! (Audio CD)
by: Larry Winget
 
Known as The Pitbull of Personal Development® and The World's Only Irritational Speaker®, Larry Winget isn't interested in stroking egos, telling trite parables, or making anyone feel good about their lack of success. What he IS interested in is telling the truth about success and how to achieve it. A truth that almost everyone knew once upon a time, but that almost no one seems to know today: Your success isn't dependent upon your background, your company, your spouse, the economy, the latest bestseller on the self-help charts, or who's sitting in the Oval Office. Your success is your own damn fault! That principle guided Larry from bankruptcy and despair to massive wealth, worldwide fame as a bestselling author and star of A&E's hit television program Big Spender, and personal harmony and fulfillment. It has transformed the lives of thousands of people who have heard Larry's message and embraced his philosophy. And it's the foundational idea of an audio program unlike any you've heard before. Larry Winget is controversial, confrontational, and not afraid to bruise egos and burn sacred cows on his quest to spread the too-seldom-told truth about success and how to achieve it. But if you're tired of the same old motivational line, and you're looking for something new, real, and powerful, then you might just be ready for Larry - and for the one-of-a-kind philosophy that will catapult your life into a whole new league.
 
 

It's Called Work For a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault [AUDIOBOOK]
by: Larry Winget
 
With a writing style best described as full-throttle rant, the host of the A&E reality show Big Spender reveals the naked truth about careers, the employer/employee relationship, management skills, productivity and pay. Declaring at the outset that "there will be parts of this book you won't like," while daring readers to continue, Winget (Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life) sets a high threshold for delivering a likable, useful book that will educate and promote behavioral changes. Yet he delivers. His brutal frankness about what's wrong with how businesses—big and small—operate offers a refreshing contrast to other career counseling and management books—even the gray area of ethics is delivered in black and white. In a section titled "What Happened to You?" he reminds readers of what it means to accept a job: "No work—no pay. No work—no job." Companies, as he repeatedly stresses, exist to make a profit, not to make their employees happy or feel fulfilled. Winget's advice is solid: delivering results is the most fulfilling career move one can make.
 
 

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life (Unabridged) [Audio Book]
by: Larry Winget
 
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life is a Wall Street Journal number-one best seller that isn't afraid to tell you it's time to change. From motivational speaker Larry Winget, also known as "The Pit-bull of Personal Development" and "The World's Only Irritational Speaker", comes a not-so-typical self-help book. Winget's hilarious and in-your-face observations about the sometimes ugly truth of life will kick you in the butt and encourage you to change your life for the better.
 
 

Turn Your Debt into Wealth [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK]
by: John Cummuta
 
Cummuta's (The Debt-Free & Prosperous Living Basic Course) ideas are presented in a listener-friendly style that manages to maintain interest in this approach to getting out of debt while building long-term wealth. Beginning with a fascinating explanation of the American way of debt and how it misleads millions into being imprisoned in it, he then shows how to get out of it, presenting a simple, low-risk/high-return strategy for building wealth in order to retire on investments that provide all the income one needs. The author's focus is on helping those with maxed-out credit cards and a huge mortgage learn how to get rid of all debt and begin to build wealth in five to seven years using money already being earned. His own personal experience of being way over his head in debt will establish his credentials with many listeners facing a similar situation. This book supplements similar wealth-building titles, such as Robert T. Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Rich Dad's Guide to Investing. Recommended for all public libraries.