Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection Author Leah Alvord
ISBN-10 9781463420574
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 312
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Perfection. An unattainable goal for all of humanity. And yet, something the human race will always strive towards. Even if it means sacrificing the freedom of its perfect inhabitants. Miranda Kirkpatrick was a beautiful genius with the perfect life. For eighteen years, she was just an average teenager with no great plans for the future. But when those eighteen years are up, she'll realize how much she was missing. The Safety Facility is a place dedicated to preserving those who are just like Miranda: perfect. After eighteen years on the outside, Miranda is sent back to the place where she was born in order to continue the Facility's mission to create more perfect beings. Now, she must find a way to cope with having all of her decisions stolen from her and her very freedom stripped away. With the help of new friends and her hot new mate, Caden, Miranda will soon learn that even perfection comes with a price.



Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection Author Andy Glockner
ISBN-10 9780306824036
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 288
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Chasing Perfection goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar, high-stakes world of basketball player development, research and analysis, and the often secretive, cutting-edge methods that NBA franchises use to turn less-expensive, supporting players into vital parts of championship teams. NBA superstars push as close to perfection as we're likely to see, but they are few and far between. The farther you get from the league's top echelon of talent, the more it's up to the players—and their teams—to develop and utilize their strengths while diminishing and masking their weaknesses as much as possible. There are no perfect basketball players, but there are plenty of perfected ones, who start with a basis of skill and physical ability and then are refined further and further in order to move closer and closer to their absolute potential. In Chasing Perfection, national sportswriter Andy Glockner reveals that, though the concept of player improvement is as old as basketball itself, the current era of Big Data analytics in the NBA is transforming that process more quickly and aggressively than anything we have seen before. Players are learning more and more about themselves through video and data visualization, seeing how things like diet and sleep can impact their performance, and learning how having healthy joints and role-specific workout plans are lengthening and improving their careers. Teams are internalizing the same lessons, as well as figuring out how to better implement optimal on-court strategies, how to refine their approaches to player acquisition and how to gauge the varying values and success rates of different, crucial team-building strategies. It's an absolutely fascinating time to be a fan, as the marriage of basketball and technology is bringing two of our most popular and competitive worlds together in compelling fashion. Using the 2014–15 NBA season as a prism to explore this mesh of sport and science, Glockner offers detailed perspective from NBA players, coaches, team management, and media, offering a comprehensive insider's view of how analytics are shaping the basketball we watch, and how those who are lagging behind in the technology race already are feeling the competitive hit.



The Pursuit of Perfect How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer Happier Life

The Pursuit of Perfect  How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer  Happier Life Author Tal Ben-Shahar
ISBN-10 0071608834
Release 2009-04-03
Pages 272
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DO YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE PERFECT? We're all laboring under our own and society's expectations to be perfect in every way-to look younger, to make more money, to be happy all the time. But according to Tal Ben-Shahar, the New York Times bestselling author of Happier, the pursuit of perfect may actually be the number-one internal obstacle to finding happiness. OR DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY? Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology-the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University-Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful emotions can teach us. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE PERFECTLY HAPPY! In The Pursuit of Perfect, Tal Ben-Shahar offers an optimal way of thinking about failure and success--and the very way we live. He provides exercises for self reflection, meditations, and “Time-Ins” to help you rediscover what you really want out of life. Praise for Tal Ben-Shahar's Happier: “This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is embedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today.” -Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness



Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection Author Bob Ladouceur
ISBN-10 9781633192973
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 240
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A coaching legend shares techniques, philosophies, and team-building exercises applicable beyond the playing field In 1979, when Bob Ladouceur took over the head football coaching job at De La Salle high school, the program had never once had a winning season. By the time he stepped down in 2013 and after posting an unprecedented 399–25–3 record, De La Salle was regarded as one of the great dynasties in the history of high school football. In When the Game Stands Tall: Coaches' Playbook, Ladouceur shares, for the first time, the coaching philosophies he employed at De La Salle. Far more than a book on the Xs and Os of football, this resource focuses on how Ladouceur created a culture based on accountability, work ethic, humility, and commitment that made his teams greater than the sum of their parts. This book not only include details on the nuances of the game and the techniques that made the Spartans the most celebrated high school football team in history, it also has chapters on creating what Ladouceur calls an "authentic team experience," which include lessons as valuable in a board room as in a locker room.



Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection Author Jeremy J. Banks
ISBN-10 1606729802
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 316
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This is the story of Peter Valentine, told from his own mouth and in his own unique and cynical point of view. He lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, with his parents, and upon the eve of his twelfth birthday, his mother, Sylvia, decided that it was time for the family to return to their place of origin, Prominence River, a small town in the American South. Follow Peter as he comes of age and goes on an odyssey of betrayal, sexual perversion, guilt, rage, alienation, and long-buried family secrets.



Chasing Perfection Vol 1

Chasing Perfection Vol  1 Author M. S. Parker
ISBN-10
Release 2015-04-09
Pages 192
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They all think they can sleep their way to the top - blondes, brunettes and redheads. That is, until they meet me. My name is DeVon Ricci and I’m an asshole. At least they all seem to think so. But I don’t give a shit because they never last long. Two or three weeks tops, then they're gone. Not that it matters. There’s always another talent waiting to take a seat on the casting couch, but I've yet to find what I'm looking for. I know what I want and I won't settle for less. I'm always chasing perfection. The embodiment of the American dream, DeVon Ricci had come to America from Italy when he was a teenager and then, with hard work and perseverance, had worked his way up in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Now it looks like he has everything he could ever want, except for the perfect woman. Don't miss a minute of summer's hottest new erotic romance series, Chasing Perfection.



Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence

Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence Author Topher Morrison
ISBN-10 1424321719
Release 2006
Pages 263
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Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence book for free.



DUMPLIN

DUMPLIN Author Julie Murphy
ISBN-10 9783104037417
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 400
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Die #1 der „New York Times“-Bestsellerliste: Dick UND schön? Unsicher UND mutig? Dumplin‘ ist all das und noch viel mehr. Willowdean – „16, Dolly-Parton-Verehrerin und die Dicke vom Dienst“ – wird von ihrer Mutter immer nur Dumplin' genannt. Bisher hat sie sich in ihrem Körper eigentlich immer wohl gefühlt. Sie ist eben dick – na und? Mit ihrer besten Freundin Ellen an ihrer Seite ist das sowieso total egal. Doch dann lernt sie den sportlichen und unfassbar attraktiven Bo kennen. Kein Wunder, dass sie sich hoffnungslos in ihn verknallt – dass er sie allerdings aus heiterem Himmel küsst, verunsichert sie völlig. Plötzlich macht es ihr doch etwas aus, nicht schlank zu sein. Um ihre Selbstzweifel in den Griff zu bekommen, beschließt Will, sich der furchteinflößendsten Herausforderung in ganz Clover City zu stellen: Sie will am „Miss Teen Blue Bonnet“-Schönheitswettbewerb teilnehmen und allen – vor allem sich selbst – beweisen, dass die Kleidergröße für das ganz große Glück überhaupt keine Rolle spielt. „Badeanzüge haben so etwas an sich, das einen denken lässt, man müsste sich erst das Recht verdienen, sie zu tragen. Aber eigentlich ist doch die entscheidende Frage: Hast du einen Körper? Dann zieh ihm einen Badeanzug an.“



80 20 Sales and Marketing

80 20 Sales and Marketing Author Perry Marshall
ISBN-10 9781613082362
Release 2013-07-22
Pages 240
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Guided by famed marketing consultant and best-selling author Perry Marshall, sales and marketing professionals save 80 percent of their time and money by zeroing in on the right 20 percent of their market — then apply 80/202 and 80/203 to gain 10X, even 100X the success. With a powerful 80/20 software tool (online, included with the book), sellers and marketers uncover how to slash time-wasters; advertise to hyper-responsive buyers and avoid tire-kickers; gain coveted positions on search engines; differentiate themselves from competitors and gain esteem in their marketplace. With the included tools they’ll see exactly how much money they’re leaving on the table, and how to put it back in their pockets. Sellers will identify untapped markets, high-profit opportunities and incremental improvements, gaining time and greater profit potential. Supported by online tools from Marshall, including The 80/20 Power Curve, a tool that helps you see invisible money, and a Marketing DNA Test, a personal assessment that zeroes in on one’s natural selling assets, this timeless guide promises to change the game for seasoned and novice marketers and sellers.



THE CHINESE AMERICAN METHOD

THE CHINESE AMERICAN METHOD Author Linda Hu; John X. Wang
ISBN-10 9781466968431
Release 2013-01-24
Pages 294
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Raising a child is challenging for many parents, especially for a new, immigrant family. For those parents, they not only have to face the challenges of integrating themselves into a new environment, but they also need to handle the conflicts coming from two cultural backgrounds. Like many Chinese Americans, the authors inherited the traditional Chinese culture. Yet they also opened their minds and embraced their new culture. Through the collisions of these two cultures, they developed a unique parenting strategy: a combination of the best of both worlds to educate their children. This approach offered them a cutting edge in developing their children to be among the most competitive. As they raised their children, they • held parties to build their children’s social groups; • used teamwork to create a harmonious family, strengthening the family bonds; • helped their children excel in academic competitions; • taught their children how to be rigorous and strive for perfection; • inspired their children to explore innovative strategies to overcome obstacles; • developed their children’s creativity, leadership, and initiative; • encouraged their children to be involved in the community; and • gave their children freedom to develop their individual personalities and discover their full potentials. The authors believe that their story will be beneficial to other parents and also provide a new perspective of Chinese American families for mainstream Americans.



Evocative Coaching

Evocative Coaching Author Bob Tschannen-Moran
ISBN-10 0470630922
Release 2010-06-18
Pages 368
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There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit www.SchoolTransformation.com.



Getting Off the Merry Go Round of Compulsive Behaviors

Getting Off the Merry Go Round of Compulsive Behaviors Author Carlos Perez
ISBN-10 1587411180
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 296
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Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round Of Compulsive BehaviorsThe Merry-go-round can consist of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating, overspending, dead-end relationships, obsessive sex, driven work, or any number of compulsive behaviors can range from merely bothersome to life threatening. Regardless of the compulsive patterns all such behavior can deflect your energy and rob you of genuine happiness. Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round Of Compulsive Behaviors provides clear, simple advice for ridding yourself of compulsive behaviors. Psychiatrist-author Carla Perez shares her own personal experience with compulsive behaviors as well as with numerous patients she has helped eliminate their compulsive behaviors...".a new approach...achievable solutions and supportive advice."Patricia HoltSan Francisco Chronicle..".highly pragmatic self-help volume. This easily readable book makes an excellent adjunct to insight-oriented psychotherapy."Kathleen B. Unger, M.D.Northern California Psychiatric Physician"Perez is at her best in translating complex material into reader-friendly terms. Please reward yourself by reading this book."John BradshawAuthor, Bradshaw On: The FamilyAbout The AuthorCarla Perez, M.D. has practiced psychiatry since 1971. She went into radio in 1980 and is now a regular consultant on radio and television appearing on "Oprah," "Donahue," "Today," and "Good Morning America. Mother of four, she lives and practices in San Francisco.



Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Author Mark Stewart
ISBN-10 0761318003
Release 2000
Pages 48
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The author of Home Run Heroes provides an illustrated biography of this famous starting forward for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.



berflieger

  berflieger Author Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-10 9783593388380
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 272
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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.



Die berwindung der Todesfurcht

Die   berwindung der Todesfurcht Author Ernest Becker
ISBN-10 OCLC:75157131
Release 1990
Pages 431
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Die berwindung der Todesfurcht has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die berwindung der Todesfurcht also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die berwindung der Todesfurcht book for free.



Der Tag an dem ich aufh rte Beeil Dich zu sagen

Der Tag  an dem ich aufh  rte     Beeil Dich    zu sagen Author Rachel Macy Stafford
ISBN-10 9783843711142
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 304
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»Dafür haben wir jetzt keine Zeit«, war lange der Satz, den die Töchter von Rachel Macy Stafford am häufigsten von ihrer Mutter hörten. Die junge Frau verlor sich geradezu in ihrem hektischen Alltag, während sie versuchte, allen Ansprüchen gerecht zu werden. Bis es schließlich nicht mehr weiterging.Nicht für sie, nicht für ihren Partner und vor allem nicht für ihre Kinder. Rachel Macy Stafford zog daraufhin die Reißleine und beschloss, ihr Leben zu ändern. Sie entwickelte ein Programm für mehr Achtsamkeit und Gelassenheit und lernte so auch selbst, endlich wieder bewusst Zeit mit ihrer Familie zu verbringen.



More Like Her

More Like Her Author Liza Palmer
ISBN-10 9781848946002
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 384
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'I'm not the girl men choose. I'm the girl who's charming and funny and then drives home alone wondering what she did wrong. I'm the girl who meets someone half-way decent and then fills in the gaps in his character with my own imagination, only to be shocked when he's not the man I thought he was. I'm the girl who hides who she really is...' Frannie has spent her life disguising who she really is for fear of falling short of other people's expectations. And when she meets her new boss, Frannie can't help but wish she was just a bit more like her. Because Emma has it all: the job, the lifestyle, the happy marriage... even the perfect dog. But everything is not as it seems. And Frannie's about to find out - in the hardest way possible - that chasing perfection isn't necessarily the route to the happy life that she's always imagined it to be.