Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life

It only takes five minutes to start changing your life. For good.

Everyone wants to be healthy. But thanks to the unceasing distractions in modern life, virtually everyone also struggles to maintain this priority. And thanks to a flood of conflicting opinions and complicated programs, figuring out how to be healthy can be overwhelming. But what if all it took to make a real difference was five minutes of your day?

If you've ever struggled to prioritize your health or started an intensive plan only to stop days, weeks, or months later, it's not your fault - behavioral science shows that most plans simply aren't built to last.

From Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, a pioneer in the emerging field of progressive medicine and star of BBC's Doctor in the HouseFeel Better in 5 draws on his 20 years of experience, including real-life case studies from his medical practice, to identify simple, effective strategies that will help you become healthier, happier, and less stressed.

Feel Better in 5 gives you a program that shapes itself around your life. It is your daily five-minute prescription for a happier, healthier you. 

Make It Clear: Speak and Write to Persuade and Inform

Do you give presentations at meetings? Do you ever have to explain a complicated subject to audiences unfamiliar with your field? Do you make pitches for ideas or products? Do you want to interest a lecture hall of restless students in subjects that you find fascinating? Then you need this book. Make It Clear explains how to communicate - how to speak and write to get your ideas across. Written by an MIT professor who taught his students these techniques for more than 40 years, the book starts with the basics - finding your voice, organizing your ideas, making sure what you say is remembered, and receiving critiques ("do not ask for brutal honesty") - and goes on to cover such specifics as preparing slides, writing and rewriting, and even choosing a type family. 

The book explains why you should start with an empowerment promise and conclude by noting you delivered on that promise. It describes how a well-crafted, explicitly identified slogan, symbol, salient idea, surprise, and story combine to make you and your work memorable. The book lays out the VSN-C (Vision, Steps, News-Contributions) framework as an organizing structure and then describes how to create organize your ideas with a "broken-glass" outline, how to write to be understood, how to inspire, how to defeat writer's block - and much more.

Schmooze: What They Should Teach at Harvard Business School

In this inspirational chronicle, entrepreneur Cody Lowry shares how the events in his life led him to become a motivational force in the lives of others. He'll share how being raised by a single mother prepared him for an extraordinary life. His odd job stories will demonstrate how reinvention is always possible. And with his marvelous storytelling technique, Cody will encourage listeners to look at their lives differently. Through humorous, real-life stories, he'll arm them with a new definition of the word "schmooze" that will empower them to unleash their full potential. 

Schmooze is jam-packed with Cody's real-life experiences that will inspire listeners by detailing: how he set up a meeting with the President of the United States in just one week; when he was chosen to carry the torch in the Olympic Torch Relay; why he was gifted a Super Bowl Ring by an NFL Hall of Fame head coach; and what it took to get an autographed baseball from the Pope. 

This book for the ages, as powerful as Dale Carnegie's iconic How to Win Friends & Influence People, is a modern self-help guide that will be hard to put down. Cody Lowry will encourage you to think positively, try harder, have fun, and "schmooze" your way to a better life.

A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time

In A Bias for Action, Sumantra Ghoshal and Heike Bruch reveal that only 10 percent of managers act purposefully to get truly important work done. A Bias for Action shows that great managers produce results not by motivating others, but by engaging their own willpower through a powerful combination of energy and focus. 

Bruch and Ghoshal provide simple strategies for bolstering individual willpower and action-taking abilities, and explore ways to marshal the willpower of others to encourage collective action.

Discussion Materials: Tales of a Rookie Wall Street Investment Banker

A newly minted MBA recounts his first years as a Wall Street investment banker - unredacted.

Discussion Materials gives the listener an honest look at Wall Street from someone in the trenches. After graduating from Columbia Business School, Bill Keenan joined Deutsche Bank's investment banking division as an associate where despotic superiors (and the blinking red light of his BlackBerry) instilled low-level terror on an hourly basis. You'll join him in his cubicle on the 44th floor of 60 Wall Street as he scrambles to ensure floating bar charts are the correct shade of orange and all numbers are left-aligned, but whatever you do, don't ask him what any of it means. 

Leaning heavily on his fellow junior bankers and the countless outsourcing resources the bank employs, he slowly develops proficiency at the job, eventually gaining traction and respect, one deal at a time, over a two-year span, ultimately cementing his legacy in the group by attaining the unattainable - placing a dinner order on Seamless one Sunday night at work from Hwa Yuan Szechuan amounting to $25.00 (tax and tip included), the bank's maximum allowance for meals - the perfect order.

From the Board Room to the Living Room: Communicate with Skill for Positive Outcomes

Corporate trainer David A. Hiatt captures the essence of the powerful communication tactics he trains business leaders to deploy in sales and negotiation settings...and shows how to use these same techniques to improve relationships, deepen conversations, move past drama and games, and achieve more positive outcomes at home and in the workplace.

Mastering communication skills is a lifelong process, and at any point in time there is room for improvement for even the most accomplished communicators. In From the Board Room to the Living Room, corporate trainer David A. Hiatt shares a lifetime of experience in helping people communicate better and create win/win situations. Hiatt captures the essence of the powerful communication tactics he trains business leaders to deploy in sales and negotiation settings...and shows how to use these same techniques to improve relationships, deepen conversations, move past drama and games, and achieve more positive outcomes at home and in the workplace. 

Hiatt draws on over two decades of experience as a trainer of the world-famous Sandler sales methodology; he holds a master's degree in communications.

Getting It All Done: HBR Working Parents Series

Stop juggling; start managing everything you need to do at home and at work.

It used to be simple: Stay late, turn in flawless work, catch up on sleep later. You needed that mindset to get where you are, but that's not going to cut it anymore. You need to make different choices to succeed at work, as a parent, and as a family member.

Getting It All Done can't teach you how to be in two places at once, but it provides you with expert advice as you manage the challenge of succeeding at work while making sure your family is housed, fed, healthy, safe, and educated.

You'll learn to: set up schedules and routines that work; spend your time and energy on the most valuable activities; set reasonable expectations and limits in the always-on culture; keep exercising your management skills once you've left the office; move on with resilience when you occasionally drop the ball; and embody the work and life values you believe in for your children.

JPMorgan's Fall and Revival: How the Wave of Consolidation Changed America's Premier Bank

This book tells the untold story of how JPMorgan became a universal bank in the 1980s-1990s and the events leading to it being acquired by Chase in 2000. It depicts the challenges Morgan's leaders, Lew Preston and Dennis Weatherstone, confronted when the firm's business model was disrupted by the developing country debt crisis, up to its current management with Jamie Dimon. 

This firsthand account explores whether Morgan could have stayed independent had its leaders pursued the strategic plan that called for it to make targeted acquisitions in areas where it had well-established businesses. Instead, in the mid-1990s, it went from being the hunter to the hunted. Rival banks that had been burdened by bad loans to developing countries and commercial real estate capitalized on rising share prices during the tech boom to acquire other institutions. Meanwhile, Morgan's profits and share price lagged, which left it vulnerable. 

During this time, all of the leading financial institutions struggled to change their business models. In the end, no US money center bank was able to become a universal bank on its own. What ensued was a growing concentration of financial assets in a handful of institutions that was the precursor to the 2008 financial crisis, which is explored further using Morgan as a lens, in this must-listen book.

Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers

Build your business and your financial future.

As a solopreneur, you can take control of your life, use your unique talents, and choose the work you love. But avoiding the pitfalls of being your own boss can be a challenge. Money-Smart Solopreneur gives you the essential knowledge, tools, and inspiration you need to live a successful solopreneur life as a full- or part-time freelancer, independent contractor, or side-hustler in the on-demand economy.

In plain English, personal finance expert and host of the Money Girl podcast Laura D. Adams covers legal, financial, and tax issues you need to know to stay out of trouble. You'll learn how to manage variable income, use an automatic money system, and create a self-employed benefits package that meets your needs. Laura's smart tips and chapter exercises show you how to earn more, manage the unexpected, and reach your financial goals. You'll come away empowered to build your solo business and create long-lasting financial security.

Patient Care the Sandler Way: Running a Great Medical Practice That Has Patients Cheering and Staff Engaged

Great medical practices look and sound different than their competition. Sure, profitability contributes to greatness, as does superior medical expertise - but these are not enough. Great medical practices put a high priority on delivering an extraordinary experience - for both their patients and their internal staff. As a result, they are better positioned to withstand the unique pressures and demands that occur in the medical field. They are less vulnerable to external changes, and stronger internally. Healthcare professionals at great medical practices experience less stress on the job and treat each other with more respect.

Great medical practices create an experience so positive that patients can't stop talking about it. Patients talk to friends, relatives, and acquaintances about the care they received. They can't help posting nice things about this great practice on social media. And they can't imagine recommending anyone else.

Patient Care The Sandler Way shows how to create this experience. It offers timeless, proven principles for effective patient care, based on the communication skills and success principles of the Sandler Selling System.

Selling Professional Services the Sandler Way : Or, Nobody Ever Told Me I’d Have to Sell!

Years ago, developing and sustaining a book of business was not as big a problem for accountants, attorneys, financial planners, and other professionals as it is today. Clients were more loyal to the firms they worked with, and unlikely to shop your services, compare rates, or jump ship.

Times have changed! And if you don't change along with them...well, you're not going to enjoy yourself or have as much control over your career as you deserve. 

Believe it or not, you can enjoy the process of expanding your client base. How? By taking skills you've already mastered and enjoy deploying, and deploying them in a slightly different way. 

Even though you didn't go into this career to become a salesperson, even though you'd rather not have to worry about building up or expanding your base of business, even though you think you're no good at business development...you can leverage the strengths you already have and use on a daily basis, along with some easy-to-learn new skills, to achieve or exceed your business and professional goals.

Taking Care of Yourself: HBR Working Parents Series

Too many working parents focus solely on those around them, completely losing sight of what they need themselves. But neglecting your own needs and wants can prevent you from being healthy, productive, and happy. Taking Care of Yourself provides expert advice to help you identify what you value most out of your work and home life, make choices that align with those values, and manage the emotions that come with them.

You'll learn to: prioritize the areas of your life that are most important to you - and let go of what's not; cope with the sacrifices you're making both at work and at home; deal with the feelings that come with being a working parent, including guilt; carve out time for your mental health and your physical well-being; communicate your needs and expectations with your boss and your family; and feel more present both at work and at home.

The HBR Working Parents series supports listeners as they anticipate challenges, learn how to advocate for themselves more effectively, juggle their impossible schedules, and find fulfillment at home and at work.

The Harvard Business Review Leader's Handbook: Make an Impact, Inspire Your Organization, and Get to the Next Level: HBR Handbooks Series

Put aside all the overhyped new frameworks, the listicles, the "10 best things you need to succeed as a leader today". The critical leadership practices - the ones that will allow a leader to make the biggest impact over time - are well established. They're about how you create a vision and inspire others to follow it. How you make difficult strategic choices. How you lead innovation. How you get results.

In this comprehensive handbook, strategy and change experts Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville distill proven ideas and frameworks about leadership from Harvard Business Review, interviews with senior executives, and their own experience in the field - all to help rising leaders stand out and have a big impact.

In The Harvard Business Review Leader's Handbook, you'll find concise explanations of proven leadership frameworks from Harvard Business Review contributors, such as Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Porter; in-depth case studies of senior leaders, such as Jim Wolfensohn at the World Bank, Paula Kerger at PBS, Darren Walker at the Ford Foundation, and Jim Smith at Thomson Reuters; and step-by-step guidance to help you understand and start implementing six core leadership practices: building a unifying vision, developing a strategy, getting great people on board, focusing on results, innovating for the future, and leading yourself.

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The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation

What if everything you've learned about inflation is wrong? 

The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation illustrates our rapidly changing world where constant technological innovation leads to cheaper and better products. These changes are no longer reflected in the ways we measure inflation. Renowned investor and author Mark Mobius persuasively argues that what we believe to know about inflation today does not reflect the reality any longer. It is a myth, a legend, a fable, and, yes, a falsehood for a number of reasons. 

The Inflation Myth and the Wonderful World of Deflation tackles a number of fascinating topics, including: 

 

  • The political nature of inflation measurement where governments manipulate and exploit inflation numbers to fit their economic programs 
  • The extreme difficulty involved in gathering accurate data to measure inflation and the resulting inaccuracy of those measures 
  • The error of using currencies to measure inflation when those currencies are continually being debased by the governments who issue them 
  • Finally, and most importantly, the advances in technology and automation which are leading to continuously falling costs for goods and services

The Last Gold Rush...Ever!: 7 Reasons for the Runaway Gold Market and How You Can Profit from It

The Last Gold Rush...Ever! makes a powerful case that the US dollar and the global monetary system are headed for a world-changing crisis, describes the ways it will unfold, and explains why owning gold is a vital means of protecting yourself, your family, and your wealth.

If you had foreseen the financial confusion of the Carter years, or the exploding debt in the Bush years, or the Federal Reserve's "money printing" spree during the Obama presidency, you might have profited richly from the resulting bull markets in gold and silver. But today's governmental recklessness dwarfs each of those episodes. Add other accelerants to the dollar and debt crises - including currency and trade wars, an unaffordable military empire, and a juggernaut of domestic state socialism - now converging to fuel an era of monetary destruction that will drive gold prices to unimaginable heights.

In this unique collaboration, two gold experts - New York Times best-selling author Charles Goyette, with years of commenting and writing about gold, the dollar, and the economy from outside the industry, and Bill Haynes, with decades of trade-by-trade, tick-by-tick experience inside the precious metals markets - triangulate their views to prepare listeners for The Last Gold Rush...Ever!

Thirteeners, 2nd edition: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy - and How Yours Can Be One of Them

In today's corporate world, 87 percent of companies fail to successfully execute the strategy they set for any given year. In this book, CEO mentor and coach Dan Prosser tells you how to make your company one of the other 13 percent - a thirteener. In the process, he explains that the true challenge of building a great company - one that consistently executes its strategy - is understanding the real nature of human interaction and the key to success: connectedness.

Whether you're a successful CEO, business owner, entrepreneur, or leader, or whether you're struggling to build the business you've always wanted, Thirteeners will help you:

 

  • Transform your organization's internal connectedness, so you can achieve your next level of performance you're looking for
  • Create a workplace environment that supports your vision and assures participation by every team member
  • Produce breakthrough results

With a focus on business as a network of interrelated conversations and through groundbreaking "Best Place to Work" company research, Prosser demonstrates what you need to do to transform the way your employees think and act to achieve unprecedented levels of performance for your company.

Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products

What is it about the top tech product companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, and Tesla that enables their record of consistent innovation? 

Most people think it's because these companies are somehow able to find and attract a level of talent that makes this innovation possible. But the real advantage these companies have is not so much who they hire, but rather how they enable their people to work together to solve hard problems and create extraordinary products. 

As legendary Silicon Valley coach - and coach to the founders of several of today's leading tech companies - Bill Campbell said, "Leadership is about recognizing that there's a greatness in everyone, and your job is to create an environment where that greatness can emerge". The goal of Empowered is to provide you, as a leader of product management, product design, or engineering, with everything you'll need to create just such an environment.  

A natural companion to the best seller InspiredEmpowered tackles head-on the reason why most companies fail to truly leverage the potential of their people to innovate: product leadership.

Go Live!: Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers

Learn how to go online with a winning sales and marketing strategy 

Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers helps listeners understand and take advantage of several online tools to boost their sales and increase their revenue. Accomplished salesperson, consultant, and online personality Jeffrey Gitomer describes how tools like Facebook Live and podcasting can drive sales and help you connect with your customers. You'll discover:

 

  • How to use tools like YouTube, LinkedIn Live, podcasting, and Facebook Live to connect with and develop your leads
  • How to properly utilize social media like Instagram and Twitter to spread your message and sell to clients
  • How to promote and repurpose content to create as big an impact on your audience as possible

Written specifically for a post-pandemic sales audience, Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers delivers results for anyone expected to deliver sales results in a virtual environment. It also belongs on the bookshelves of those who hope to take their successful offline sales strategies to the online world.

A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill

"Napoleon Hill was and is an American treasure. He was a confidant of presidents and statesmen. The prominent men of several generations freely revealed their secrets of success to him. But he never forgot his humble origins. He considered it his sacred obligation to share with the world the knowledge about personal achievement that he had accumulated during his rich and varied life.

"I shall be eternally grateful that I was privileged to know well this great man, and I hope that through...this biography, you too can come to know the man who helped millions of ordinary people discover the greatness within themselves." (Michael J. Ritt, Jr.)

Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius

The book covers numerous tech entrepreneurial founders and software developers, and the exciting brands or products that they created. It goes deep on a handful of them, narrowly divulging exactly how a few software developers and startup founders created breakthrough tech products like Gmail, Dropbox, Ring, Snapchat, Bitcoin, Groupon, and more. It highlights and unpacks the general hero-worship that the media and our own minds practice about tech founders and tech entrepreneurs. This idealization of tech success can create a paradox, preventing average tech professionals from their own successful journeys. This book provides hard evidence that anyone in tech can create, and anyone on the peripheral of tech can break through to the center where innovation, creativity, and opportunity meet. 

The anecdotes, stories, evidence, facts, arguments, logic, principles, and techniques provided in this book have helped individuals and businesses engage in slow creation cycles, improve the morale of their development teams, and increased their delivery potential of their technology solutions overall.

Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words

Discover the secrets of written persuasion!

"The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a new spin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set the perfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those words to motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly a new and effective approach to copywriting, which I strongly recommend you learn. It's pure genius." (Joseph Sugarman, author of Triggers)

"I've read countless book on persuasion, but none come close to this one in showing you exactly how to put your readers into a buying trance that makes whatever you are offering them irresistible." (David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich)

"I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing (first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolute favorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples, especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writing is the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really what it is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will make you a better copywriter, period." (Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook)

Investing in Cannabis: The Next Great Investment Opportunity

Learn how to get in on the ground floor of the booming cannabis industry with this comprehensive guide

Investing in Cannabis: The Next Great Investment Opportunity examines the rapidly expanding world of cannabis investment. Written by a renowned expert in "vice investing", Investing in Cannabis takes an in-depth look at all aspects of publicly traded stocks in the cannabis industry for medical or recreational use, including: CBD/hemp companies; cannabis oil extraction; cannabis cultivation/agriculture companies; and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. 

This book focuses on the status and history of cannabis legalization plus concrete examples that every day investors can use to make intelligent and informed investments in any sector of the modern, legal cannabis industry. With an emphasis on good lists and data, the author guides listeners through the ins and outs of the booming cannabis industry and attempts to distinguish between future breakout success stories and future busts. 

Investing in Cannabis is perfect for any person or institutional investor seeking to diversify their portfolio to include investments in this up-and-coming industry.

Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth

Plant Your Money Tree offers listeners a strategic and actionable way to look at their financial life with a completely new attitude of confidence, empowering them to make smart decisions regarding: what to do with their money; how to grow their money; when to make smart personal choices such as changing careers, guiding their kid's education, expanding their business, buying a house, putting money in a savings account, capitalizing on social trends, and investing in the future; and how to manage their existing portfolios and 401Ks. 

In clear and accessible language, Mish Schneider walks the listener through the six most essential sectors of the US economy as seen through six market phases - bullish, caution, distribution, bearish, recuperation, and accumulation. She illustrates how to easily recognize these phases and understand their interrelationships, and explains to listeners why they should care. Using a personal and conversational tone, Mish's goal is to help anyone who believes the topic of the economy and growing wealth is beyond their comprehension by giving them the tools to make independent, informed decisions about their money. With that knowledge, listeners will gain insight plus have practical, smart options for what to do with their finances.

Real World Personal Finance

Personal Finance for the Real World teaches the basics of personal finance by involving the listener in various financial exercises and eventually constructing a personal financial plan. Users not only track their spending for a month, but also set personal financial goals and incorporate them into a realistic budget. This book also teaches time-value of money calculations, which enable listeners to calculate their necessary monthly savings in order to reach targeted investment goals. 

This book conducts a thorough review of credit, complete with strategies to pay off credit card and other forms of debt. It features discussions on student debt as well, with particular attention to appropriate pay-down strategies and the financial payoffs to different academic majors.

 

Personal Finance for the Real World immerses users in real and purposeful financial activities, while teaching personal finance vocabulary and encouraging listeners to take seriously the financial side of their lives.

The Good Morning Mind: Nine Essential Mindfulness Habits for the Workplace

A commitment to cultivating mindfulness practices in your business is no longer optional, it is an imperative.

Not only will mindful businesses survive in the 21st century, they will thrive as the world grows in its initiative to support integrity, creativity, and diversity in the workplace. Integrating solid and definitive mindfulness practices into your business will create a greater sense of ease, innovation, and well-being among your staff. Ultimately, they will feel safer and more self-assured, and in doing so will develop a loyalty to you and your business that will exponentially impact your bottom line. In this revolutionary new book, author Theresa Puskar will provide you with the tools you need to take your business to the next pillar of excellence. In it, you will be given techniques and develop the skills to:

 

  • Build a sense of self-accountability, pride, and ownership among your staff
  • Apply proactive, positive communication practices to reduce conflict and encourage optimal results
  • Integrate calm and joy into the workplace, to create greater productivity and prosperity
  • Model, create and sustain authentic and heartfelt internal and external customer-care
  • Cultivate loyalty and longevity, and in doing so, significantly decrease staff turnover...and much more!