Your story is what guides you. Learn to tell a better story with these excellent books.
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As you scan these books, you will find a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, all of which will help you tell a better story; one which will inspire you to live your best life and motivate you to move on to a more confident version of yourself.
How can you read the room with more confidence?
If you want to read the room, read a good book. Grab a good book and follow along for the...
The importance of a great opening line
How does your story begin? Is there enough interest in your opening line to keep us listening?"It...
Here’s a great reason for leaving home
You might be surprised by this book suggestion. It's a kid's book. And yet, it has in it all the...
Why it’s so important to embrace imperfection
If you're going to make an impact on your world, you'll have to embrace imperfection eventually....
Now is the time to build character
All great stories feature the element of time. And that makes sense, since time is the only thing...
You’re a natural. Here’s how to tell a better story
Since the day you were born, your brain has been telling you a story. The challenge is to use that...
Identify your enemy, and beat him at his own game.
Do you know your enemy? Find out who he is. And how to beat him. Start with this tiny book on how...
How to get what you want — without being needy or greedy.
You want what you want -- but you don't want to be greedy. Check out this little book called...
It sounds crass.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t take death lightly. But I can tell you from experience (you know what I’m talking about) that we’ve all experienced some traumatic deaths in our lives. Some of those deaths have been physical. Someone we love has passed on, as they say. And some of our deaths have been the death of a dream or a hope or a longing. So while it may seem crass to speak of death, it is a reality for all of us. And if we will let it, death will make us stronger.
Death makes me hungry.
Part of my job used to be leading memorial services. I would get together with the family ahead of time, learn more about the deceased, listen to some of the great and terrible parts of the person’s life, and then prepare to gather folks together in giving the departed a good send off. And when I was finished, I was famished. Something about actually wading into the reality of a person’s passing made me hungry for life and, well, for something to eat.
Set the table.
If you’re looking for motivation to get back to living, visit some of the deaths in your life. Especially if they are left unresolved. For example, that time your boss embarrassed you in front of your co-workers. Or that time you wanted to connect with your family at Christmas and instead wound up in a demoralizing fight. If you will consciously go to some of the places where you died inside, you may be able to put some of the pain to rest and get back to the hunger that is at the heart of motivation. After all: why do we get up in the morning? To eat breakfast. (And get out there to forage for our next meal).
Let’s face it.
You know what you need to do. We often talk here about the old saying, “Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” It’s not easy to face some of the deaths in your life. But if you will, you will find yourself getting your appetite back — for life.
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