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Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

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Great results begin with great questions In this new expanded edition of her classic international best seller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind - or out of your mouth - and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. The third edition includes a new introduction and epilogue and two powerful new tools that show how question thinking can dramatically improve coaching and leadership. Based on Adams' decades of research and experience, this book can make a life-transforming difference - as it already has for many thousands of people around the world.

©2015 Marilee Adams (P)2015 Marilee Adams

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders

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It's pure myth that women need to be more aggressive to succeed. Since the time when Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In was first published in 2013, one thing has become strikingly clear: leaning in simply isn't enough to turn the tide. To the contrary, studies show that imitating male behavior doesn't translate to professional advancement for women. The distinctive missing link is influence. In every industry, from private equity investing to network television, women are underrepresented at the top and underpaid across the board and throughout their careers. The gap in the literature about what puts women ahead is influence - the capacity to have an impact on agendas and outcomes. Influence is more important to the women we work with than power itself. The Influence Effect focuses on building influence that will enable women to gain traction in their careers and to achieve the advancement they deserve. The tools in this book are geared to help women rise above the politics of business and succeed on their own terms by achieving greater influence. Women have goals they want to achieve and ideas they can champion through change, and influence is the currency they need to make that happen.

©2017 Flynn Heath Holt LLC (P)2017 Flynn Heath Holt LLC

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Beating Endo

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From two of the world’s leading experts in endometriosis comes an essential, first-of-its kind book that unwraps the mystery of the disease and gives women the tools they need to reclaim their lives from it. Approximately one out of every 10 women has endometriosis, an inflammatory disease that causes chronic pain, limits life’s activities, and may lead to infertility. Despite the disease’s  prevalence, the average woman may suffer for a decade or more before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Once she does, she’s often given little more than a prescription for pain killers and a referral for the wrong kind of surgery. Beating Endo arms women with what has long been missing - even within the medical community - namely, cutting-edge knowledge of how the disease works and what the endo sufferer can do to take charge of her fight against it.  Leading gynecologist and endometriosis specialist Dr. Iris Kerin Orbuch and world-renowned pelvic pain specialist and physical therapist Dr. Amy Stein have long partnered with each other and with other healthcare practitioners to address the disease’s host of co-existing conditions - which can include pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, gastrointestinal ailments, painful bladder syndrome, central nervous system sensitization - through a whole-mind/whole-body approach. Now, Beating Endo formalizes the multimodal program they developed, offering listeners an anti-inflammatory lifestyle protocol that incorporates physical therapy, nutrition, mindfulness, and environment to systematically addresses each of the disease’s co-conditions on an ongoing basis up to and following excision surgery. This is the program that has achieved successful outcomes for their patients; it is the program that works to restore health, vitality, and quality of life to women with endo.  No more “misdiagnosis roulette” and no more limits on women’s lives: Beating Endo puts the tools of renewed health in the hands of those whose health is at risk.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD (P)2019 Harper Wave

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Diversity Beyond Lip Service

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The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La’Wana Harris’s Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it. The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter - people believe in diversity until they feel that they have to give something up. How do we talk them through this shift? La’Wana Harris introduces Inclusion Coaching, a new tool based on cutting-edge research that identifies the stages of preparation, implementation, and “self-work” necessary to help individuals, teams, and organizations build a sustainable culture of inclusion. Harris’s six-stage C.O.M.M.I.T. model - Commit to courageous action, Open your eyes and ears, Move beyond lip service, Make room for controversy and conflict, Invite new perspectives, and Tell the truth even when it hurts - provides a proven process for making people aware of their own conscious and unconscious biases and concrete steps to make inclusion an embedded reality. Harris offers managers and diversity coaches new models to empower everyone from employees to CEOs to “do” inclusion and address deep-rooted biases that are often invisible. She addresses the growing need to challenge bias and build authentic cultures where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

©2019 La'Wana Harris (P)2019 La'Wana Harris

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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Building the Future

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Niccolò Machiavelli famously wrote, "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." That's what this book is about - innovation far more audacious than a new way to find a restaurant or a smartphone you can wear on your wrist. Harvard professor Amy Edmondson and journalist Susan Salter Reynolds explore how to bring into being systems that transform human experience and make the world more livable and sustainable. This demands "big teaming": intense collaboration across professions and industries that may have completely different mind-sets and even be antagonistic to each other. To do this successfully requires practicing new forms of leadership that combine an expansive vision with incremental action - not an easy balance. To reveal how pioneers build the future, Edmondson and Reynolds tell the story of Living PlanIT, an award-winning "smart city" start-up with a breathtakingly ambitious goal: building a showcase high-tech city from scratch to pilot its software. This meant a joint effort spanning a truly disparate group of software entrepreneurs, real estate developers, city government officials, architects, construction companies, and technology corporations. We get to know Living PlanIT's leaders and follow them and their partners through cycles of hope, exhaustion, disillusionment, pragmatism, and renewal. There are powerful lessons here for anyone, in any industry, seeking to transform the world.

©2016 Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter Reynolds (P)2016 Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter Reynolds

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Dare to Serve, Second Edition

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In this updated edition of Dare to Serve, former Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder shows that leading by serving is a rigorous and tough-minded approach that yields the best results.    When she was named CEO of Popeyes in 2007, the stock price had slipped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, the team was discouraged, and the franchisees were just plain angry. Nine years later, restaurant sales were up 45 percent, restaurant profits had doubled, and the stock price was over $61.  Servant leadership is sometimes derided as soft or ineffective, but this audiobook confirms that challenging people to reach a daring destination, while treating them with dignity, creates the conditions for superior performance.    The second edition of this best-selling book includes Bachelder's post-Popeyes observations and new examples of how you can switch your leadership from self to serve. Ever engaging and inspirational, Bachelder takes you firsthand through the transformation of Popeyes and shows how anyone at any level can become a Dare-to-Serve leader.

©2018 Cheryl Bachelder (P)2018 Cheryl Bachelder

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Hyper-Learning

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“Ed Hess’s Hyper-Learning is uniquely practical and is the essential starting point for charting new ways of thinking, living, working, leading, and being fulfilled in our new world.” (Gary Roughead, admiral, US Navy (retired), former chief of naval operations) The digital age will raise the question of how we humans will stay relevant in the workplace. To stay relevant, we have to be able to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can’t. Professor Ed Hess believes that requires us to become hyper-learners: continuously learning, unlearning, and relearning at the speed of change. To do that, we have to overcome our reflexive ways of being: seeking confirmation of what we believe, emotionally defending our beliefs and our ego, and seeking cohesiveness of our mental models.  Hyper-learning requires a new way of being and a radical new way of working. In part one of this how-to guide, Hess takes a practical workbook approach and helps listeners create their hyper-learning mindset, choose and embrace their needed hyper-learning behaviors, and adopt their daily hyper-learning practices. In part two, Hess focuses on how to humanize the workplace to optimize hyper-learning. Featuring case studies of three business leaders and two public companies, this book shows how to harness the power of human emotions, choices, and behaviors to enable the highest levels of human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral performance - individually and organizationally.

©2020 Edward D. Hess (P)2020 Edward D. Hess

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Getting Relationships Right

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Best-selling author, psychologist, and relationship coach Melanie Joy shares the principles and tools that can make any relationship, from personal to professional, healthier and more resilient. Relationships are complicated. Yet, it’s an unfortunate reality that while most of us have to learn complex geometry that we’ll probably never use, we don’t get a single formal lesson in how to relate to others. In this one-stop guide, psychologist Melanie Joy reveals the common psychological dynamics that underlie all kinds of relationships - with a romantic partner, friends, family members, colleagues - in short, with anyone in any situation. Understanding these dynamics will help you make all your relationships healthier and more resilient. Relationships are like bodies: They get sick when their immune system is weaker than the germs that stress them. Drawing on the most relevant research as well as on her own extensive experience as a psychologist, Joy explains how to strengthen your relational immune system to resist not only interpersonal stressors but also largely invisible yet potentially devastating societal stressors like racism and sexism. With this understanding, you can cultivate relationships that consistently reflect core moral values and honor the dignity of everyone involved. Resilient relationships are not only a source of joy and fulfillment for those who are in them, they also support the thriving of the organizations and communities of which we all are a part.

©2020 Melanie Joy (P)2020 Melanie Joy

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fragrance of Surrender

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What would cause a woman to stand on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to slip over it or live another day? How bad would it have to be? And what if she couldn't turn to God because she believes he's the root of all her problems? Set among the fragrant sweet smell of ripening orange tree blossoms, this emotional story is about a woman who battles God for the right to determine how things should be. Gabriella's life has been filled with tragedy, including the mystery of why her own parents disappeared one night, leaving her alone at a tender young age. Soon after her husband dies, she and her son move to her childhood home - a house on a cliff by the sea in a village that time has left behind. It's there that she and some local villagers begin the process of bringing her parent's old orange grove back to life. As Gabriella begins to put together the pieces of why her parents abandoned her, she soon learns they were victims of powerful forces that threatened to tear apart the quiet little village by the sea. And that knowledge, along with all the other losses she's experienced, causes Gabriella to view God with great suspicion and fear. So when her young son experiences a dramatic conversion and begins to serve him, an all-out battle ensues. During this time, Gabriella often feels called to the edge of the cliff, torn between letting herself slip over it and ending the pain, or fighting for a happiness she's not even sure exists. Will Gabriella continue to do battle with God? Or will she come to have faith in the God she blames for all the tragedies she's suffered? And what role will her young son play in her decision? This multi-layered novel considers questions like: What happens when God doesn't act like we think he should? And can someone who has experienced so much pain and disappointment ever really let go of the hurt?

©2015 Psalm 96:3 Press (P)2016 Psalm 96:3 Press

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Market Your Book on Amazon: Advice from a Consistent Bestseller

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Marketing your book on Amazon isn't difficult. All you need is a system that works. After enjoying my best-selling book, How to Publish a Book on Amazon, people have sent me scores of emails asking me to write a follow-up book about how to market a book on Amazon. Many of them say that although they wrote a great book, the sales just aren't coming in. They are discouraged because they put so much work into their book, but no one even seems to know it exists. They are desperate for an answer to one burning question: How can I get the word out about my book and start making sales?  But I resisted writing this book for some time because, in my mind, there are already numerous books written about book marketing. But the emails kept coming with people telling me that they need a book on the topic presented in the comprehensive style I use to write my books. And the truth is, I don’t follow the book marketing advice found in other books: I have my own system. So, how do my books consistently stay on top of the Amazon rankings? And what do I do to keep my books in front of Amazon shoppers so they’ll buy them? I’ve decided to share my secrets, and that’s the topic of this new book. After all, we’re all in this together, and my motivation in writing books is to help others achieve the success I have. Here’s what you’ll learn when you buy this long-awaited book: Why taking the long-view is the only way to sell books on Amazon How the book basics have changed - what's new and what works now Why “keywords everywhere” is the foundation of your book marketing efforts Samples equal book sales The truth about book promo sites  The truth about reviews (it’s not what you expect) How to let your books sell your books on Amazon What’s in an algorithm? (How to get Amazon to help sell your book) First impressions count: how to make a great one with shoppers Why your book must scratch that elusive itch How to sell yourself to sell your books Your email list is key: Learn from my mistakes and avoid some pain Yes, you can manipulate your Amazon rankings: here’s how You don’t have to spend a million bucks to make Amazon ads work for you In addition to all of the above, I’ll give you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step launch and maintenance plan for your book’s success whether it's a new book, an existing one, or one that you've pre-released. As we say in the RainMaker Tribe, it’s time to pursue your dreams. And if becoming a best-selling author is your dream, you need to know how to market your books effectively. I did it the hard way. I become a best seller through trial and error, but you don't have to because I'm holding nothing back in this book.  And here's the deal: I'm not out to sell you an expensive course or act as your mentor. Instead, my goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive book on the subject, so you can go on to live your dream of self-publishing. Let’s do this! Sam

©2020 Sam Kerns (P)2020 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Publish a Book on Amazon

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Are you tired of "how to publish books" that are full of fluff and no real information? I was, too. Before I began my publishing career with Kindle books, I read just about everything out there, looking for real answers to questions I had about the industry. But much to my disappointment, most of the books were filled with fluff or stories of people who "hit it big" without really telling me how or why. I determined to jump in and learn for myself - and that's exactly what I did. I started with my first book, How to Work from Home and Make Money, and then quickly published three more. I was looking for the topic of my fifth book when it hit me - why not share what I've learned with the people who still haven't made the leap and published their own book? It all began when I received an email from a book promotion site. One of the features was a how to book about publishing Kindle books, so out of curiosity, I followed the link and read the reviews. And sure enough, the page was full of people complaining that the book didn't contain any valuable information. So here's what I decided to do. Write a book that answers all of the real questions without painting an unrealistic view of the possibilities.

©2016 Sam Kerns (P)2016 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Humility Is the New Smart

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In nearly every industry, smart machines are replacing human labor. It's not just factory jobs - automated technologies are handling people's investments, diagnosing illnesses, and analyzing written documents. If we humans are going to endure, Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig say we're going to need a dose of humility. We need to be humble enough to let go of the idea that "smart" means knowing the most, using that information quickest, and making the fewest mistakes. Smart machines will always be better than we are at those things. Instead, we need to cultivate important abilities that smart machines don't have (yet): thinking critically, creatively, and innovatively, and building close relationships with others so we can collaborate effectively. Hess and Ludwig call this being NewSmart. To develop these abilities, we need to practice four specific behaviors: keeping our egos out of our way, managing our thoughts and emotions to curb any biases or defensiveness, listening to others with an open mind, and connecting with others socially and emotionally. What all these behaviors have in common is, again, humility - avoiding self-centeredness so we can learn from and work with other humans. Hess and Ludwig offer a guide to developing these NewSmart abilities and to creating organizations where these qualities are encouraged and rewarded.

©2017 Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig (P)2017 Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Relaunch Your Book: Use this Step-by-Step Proven Program to Bring Your Book Back to Life: (Work from Home Series: Book 7)

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Do You Have a Book That Isn’t Selling? Don’t Leave Money on the Table! There’s nothing more exciting than writing and publishing a book, but if you’re like most authors, your book sells for the first couple of months and then quietly and alarmingly sinks to the bottom of Amazon’s rankings. Or maybe your book never saw success. There are thousands of book authors who thought their book would achieve success who are still waiting for those elusive sales. Sadly most authors simply accept that it’s just the way things are. But it doesn’t have to be. The truth is, it is possible to relaunch your book months—or even years—after its initial release and see success.  But a successful book relaunch is more complicated than simply marketing your book again. In fact, to do it successfully, you’ll need to follow the 7-step program I outline in this book. Some of the things we’ll cover are How to: analyze your book’s position create an improvement roadmap test the existing cover to determine whether or not to design a new one rearrange your book categories using my Lift Off strategy ensure your internal marketing techniques are in place to increase sales of other books in the series use the relaunch to increase the size of your mailing list organize the relaunch so that you don’t experience another quick drop off in sales. This book not only provides you with a 7-step process, but I’ll also give you an “over the shoulder” view at how I successfully follow the program myself. If you have books on Amazon that aren’t selling, you’re leaving money on the table. Why should your only option be to continuously write new books in order to make money on Amazon? The secret is that you can—and should—revive your ol

©2017 Sam Kerns (P)2017 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Leap of Forgiveness

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This book intertwines two love stories and a mystery that, once solved, has the potential to alter the lives of everyone involved. What if everything you've ever been told is a lie? When Joshua was just a young boy in the 60s, he was told his mother took her own life and left him to be raised by an emotionally absent man and a woman who had slipped into insanity because of the death of her own child. Those circumstances affected every aspect of Joshua's life but it wasn't until he met Isabelle, the red-haired bookstore owner on Bell Island, that he realized just how emotionally stifled he was. He loved her, but his tragic past kept him from fully committing. And Isabelle was tired of waiting. Then lavender scented letters began arriving in Joshua's mailbox. The letters were signed "Mama," and they filled in the missing pieces of his early life with his mother, including why her own turbulent love story caused her to walk into the ocean one day in her best suit. They also contained God-inspired wisdom that had the potential to set Joshua on another path. But Joshua must determine whether the letters are truly from his mother, who he believes has been dead for 20 years, or if there is an even deeper mystery that will finally explain the heartbreaking events of so long ago.

©2016 April Geremia (P)2016 April Geremia

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The 30-Day Small Business Startup Plan: Find Out If You Have What It Takes to Be Your Own Boss and Achieve Financial Freedom

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In this myth-busting book, best-selling author Sam Kerns, strips away the falsehoods surrounding entrepreneurship and challenges you to do a bare, in-your-face analysis of whether starting a business is the right move for you. The truth is, not everyone is cut out to be their own boss. Entrepreneurship is hard, and unless you approach your new business with a solid understanding of how you will react to the stresses and challenges, you can’t really know how you’ll do. In addition, there are some basic skills you must have to run a successful business, and without them, you don’t have a chance.    Does that sound harsh? Here’s the reality: One out of every two business fail within the first year according to the Small Business Association. That same report shows that one-third of those new businesses fail in the first two years. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics says that only half of new businesses that make it to the five-year mark survive. But what if I told you there is a way to determine whether or not you are cut out to be your own boss - and increase your odds of becoming a success? What if you could know if quitting your job and starting your own business is the right move for you - before you took the leap? And if you find out that you don’t have what it takes? I’ll teach you how to get past your limitations and increase your odds of success. You see, I talk to way too many people who left their jobs to venture out on their own before they were ready. And if you ask them, they’ll all tell you the same thing: They wish they’d been better prepared so their great business idea didn’t result in a missed opportunity. In other words, if they had the information outlined in this book before they started their own business, they might have succeeded.

©2018 Sam Kerns (P)2018 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Passsive Income Will Change Your Life

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Are You Ready to Get Serious about Generating Passive Income? When thinking about writing this book, I read other books on the topic, and found myself walking away shaking my head in frustration. Many of the ideas presented were outright ridiculous and could never lead to legitimate passive income. So I decided to write a better book. The idea of structuring your life around passive income is real. I currently have four streams of passive (or semi-passive) income (I'm working on the fifth), and would never again consider trading my time for money. But it’s not as easy as some books suggest. As with anything in life, if you want to create passive income, you will need to understand it, plan for it, and then work to make it a reality. I have done just that and have no need to punch a clock or answer to anyone else. Because most of my income is passive, I don’t have to exert a lot of time or effort to earn a great living. Does this sound too good to be true? I assure you it’s not. But this type of lifestyle won’t just come knocking at your door. You need to get the knowledge and planning skills that will allow you to pursue it. And that’s where this book comes in. Here’s an overview of what you’ll find in Passive Income Will Change Your Life: How to Work Less and Earn More Money Busting the passive income myths. What it really is and why going in with open eyes is important Define your expectations. You can’t make a plan until you know what you want. Design your passive income roadmap. I’ll show you how to do this in 5 easy steps. Ten passive income streams that really work. (I promise you won’t find ideas like “Earn credit card rewards” or “Do online surveys” in my book. I only include legitimate ways to earn passive income on my list.) I have included passive income ideas that take some startup capital and others that don’t. In other words, there is something here for everyone. But remember, if you want to build real wealth, you need to approach it seriously. This book will get you focused, help you create a plan that works for your lifestyle, and give you ten realistic ways to earn passive income.

©2019 Sam Kerns (P)2019 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Start a Home-Based Food Business

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Do your insides jump for joy when you see a perfectly frosted cupcake or cookie? Or do you love the look of violet lavender syrup or a mouthwatering strawberry and lime jam? Or are you more of a savory person and melt when you see a jar of homemade salsa or seasoned nuts with just the right amount of spices? If food excites you as much as it does me, you just might be a foodie. And in today's food-centered world, there is serious money to be made with your passion. Food consumption has really changed in the past decade, and now more than ever, people want to know what's in their food, where it came from and who made it. That's bad news for businesses that mass produce food, but great news for those in the cottage food industry. You see, in the past individuals who wanted to sell food were required to involve the state health inspectors and lease commercial kitchens in order to sell to the public. Obviously, that prevented a lot of people from pursuing their food dreams. But now many states have passed cottage food laws that are designed to give home chefs and bakers the right to produce products from their homes and sell them to the public. I've opened and closed many businesses in my lifetime, and there's nothing I love more than taking an idea and turning it into a smoothly run, profitable business. And this book was born of that desire.

©2016 Sam Kerns (P)2016 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Brand Your Home-Based Business

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What's the difference between a successful home-based business and one that fails? Branding. Home-based business startups are exploding all across the world as more and more people realize that the best way to take control of your life - and your finances - is to work for yourself. But what many people forget to do is brand their small business. That's a mistake. You see, business branding isn't only for the big guys. Home-based business owners also need to focus on creating a brand that will speak to their customers and forge that ever-important bond between the business and the public. But home-based business owners shouldn't play by the same rules when it comes to branding their business. For starters, most solopreneurs don't have the finances to pay big shot logo designers, graphic artists, and copywriters, not to mention the cash to invest in top-notch packaging and marketing efforts. And why would you want to? Building a brand doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, but it does require a plan and the knowledge about how to best create the right brand and then use it to build your business. If you own a home-based business and can't figure out why you're not meeting your goals, could it be that you haven't take the time to properly brand it? And if you're just starting out, you shouldn't even think about opening your doors until you've branded your business for success. In this book, I'll show you: What branding is and why your business can't truly succeed without it The biggest benefits you'll reap from a business brand The seven mistakes most people make when building a brand - and how to avoid them How to build a brand in today's high-tech world A step-by-step guide to brand building that will work for any type of business (along with links and resources) Don't let your hard work go to waste. Increase your market share (and profits) in your current home-based business, or start your new business on the right foot by listening to this important book.

©2016 Sam Kerns (P)2016 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Build a Writing Empire in 30 Days or Less

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Do You Want to Make a Real Living as a Writer? You'll Have to Throw Out Everything You Know. Let me guess - you're a talented writer who is willing to do whatever it takes to make a full-time living by writing. You've read countless articles and books on the subject, followed the suggestions in them, but you just can't seem to make the income leap. Or you may be a new writer who is convinced that you're missing something, because your own experience isn't matching up to what you've read is possible. Or perhaps you've been moonlighting as a freelance writer for years, and you're convinced that it's simply not possible to quit your "real" job and do what you love full time. Let me tell you a secret. You've been lied to. Yes, you heard me correctly. Lied. To. Only about 10 percent of writers earn enough from working full time to support themselves. Ten percent. That's not something that all those other how-to writing books spend a lot of time on, is it? Luckily, there is a real solution. I know this because I've been doing it myself full time for years. But in order to be successful at it, you have to turn the current freelance writing working model on its head. In fact, you pretty much have to throw everything you thought you knew out the window. What I'm talking about is a new system. One that doesn't limit a freelance writer's ability to make a great income because of time constraints. I'm talking about earning a living anyone would be proud of. In my new book, I'll show you how to create your own writing empire in 30 days or less. Are you ready to get serious about your writing career and make some serious money? Start right now by downloading the book and learn how to make a real living with writing!

©2016 Sam Kerns (P)2016 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Weekend Writer

Summary

Do you fear you'll never write a book because you don't have the time? Let me guess - you're a writer, but so far, the book you know will be a big hit is stuck inside your head because you simply don't have the time to sit down and write it. You've probably been told that it takes years to write a quality book, but I'm here to tell you that's just not true. It's possible to write a quality book in two months - writing only on the weekends - using my realistic step-by-step plan. I'm not talking about putting out some of the junk that passes for a book these days. Too many would-be authors have bought into the idea that they can publish just any hastily written book and make a killing. But that's simply not true. My easy-to-implement plan will show you how to write a book you'll be proud to put your name on. And because you will publish a quality book, you'll have a platform to build on as fans follow you and purchase future books. Writing books can enable you to earn passive income, promote your business, or you can start a second career as an author. Here's what you'll find in this revolutionary book: How to get in the right mindset to write on a limited schedule How to choose a book topic that sells How to outline your book in a way that makes writing it easier How to set up a no-fail writing schedule so you can meet your deadline How to use productivity hacks that will help you stay on track and accomplish your goal How to edit quickly and efficiently A weekend-by-weekend blueprint that shows you the exact steps you need to take to have a finished book in just two months - only writing on the weekends. Are you ready to begin writing your book?

©2017 Sam Kerns (P)2017 Sam Kerns

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Sam Kerns
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Matched

Summary

Golan is pillaging the galaxy, harvesting planets for their Synthnic, and destroying entire civilizations. The Renegade, a loose-knit band of thieves, warriors, and refugees, are the only force standing in his way. Lily is a commander in the Renegade and leads a small team that focuses on relocating civilizations before their planets are destroyed. During an ambush Lily comes face to face with Ulrick, one of Golan's strongest generals, and a fire ignites inside her that threatens to consume her. Ulrick has lived his life trying to redeem himself; to ensure that his sacrifices were not for nothing. He has grown tired of the fear he sees in people's eyes, and of the destruction, but the time has come when he will finally make his move. Ulrick had long ago given up on the idea that his match existed, until one day the stagnant markings on his arm begin to churn. While ancient Hilian rituals demand that the two are meant to be together, time and war have dirtied what may have once been a whirlwind romance.

©2016 Lyndsay Bailey (P)2016 Lyndsay Bailey

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Powerarchy

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Summary

Harvard-educated psychologist and best-selling author Melanie Joy exposes the psychology that underlies all forms of oppression and abuse and the belief system that gives rise to this psychology - which she calls powerarchy.  Melanie Joy had long been curious as to why people who were opposed to one or more forms of oppression - such as racism, sexism, speciesism, and so forth - often stayed mired in many others. She also wondered why people who were working toward social justice sometimes engaged in interpersonal dynamics that were unjust. Or why people who valued freedom and democracy might nevertheless vote and act against these values. Where was the disconnect?  In this thought-provoking analysis, Joy explains how we’ve all been deeply conditioned by the invisible system of powerarchy to believe in a hierarchy of moral worth - to view some individuals and groups as either more or less worthy of moral consideration - and to treat them accordingly.    Powerarchy conditions us to engage in power dynamics that violate integrity and harm dignity, and it creates unjust power imbalances among social groups and between individuals. Joy describes how powerarchies - both social and interpersonal - perpetuate themselves through cognitive distortions, such as denial and justification; narratives that reinforce the belief in a hierarchy of moral worth; and privileges that are granted to some and not others. She also provides tools for transformation.  By illuminating powerarchy and the psychology it creates, Joy helps us to work more fully toward transformation for ourselves, others, and our world.

©2019 Melanie Joy (P)2019 Melanie Joy

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Author: Melanie Joy
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Sonny

Summary

A personal tragedy throws Sonny into a world of cruelty and neglect. Drugged into being the raging beast that all of humanity fears, Sonny finds himself on the run and pursued by authorities with orders to kill on sight. 

Without the physical ability to speak to humans, he is forced to rely on wit and guile, as well as the purity of his very nature in order to survive and make it to somewhere safe, a place he might call home. Yet, what is home? That's a question he must answer before he can have any hope of finding it.

©2018 Joseph Hansen (P)2019 Joseph Hansen

Narrator: Anna Crowe
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible