Chris has surveyed thousands who've undertaken such quests and identified:. The Happiness of Pursuit offers inspirational and practical advice to help you bridge the gap between 'impossible dream' and 'everyday reality'. Discover how your own quest can give you the self knowledge to find and live a more fulfilling life.
The title is a direct quote from comedian Steve Martin who, when once asked why he was successful in his career, immediately replied: "Be so good they can't ignore you" and that's the main basis for Newport's book. Skill and ability trump passion. Inspired by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous Stanford University commencement speech in which Jobs urges idealistic grads to chase their dreams, Newport takes issue with that advice, claiming that not only is thsi advice Pollyannish, but that Jobs himself never followed his own advice.
From there, Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one's career success is to find out what you do well, where you have built up your 'career capital,' and then to put all of your efforts into that direction. Pitch Anything reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.
They hear hundreds of pitches a year. Pitch Anything makes sure you get the nod or wink you deserve. When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life.
Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. It's a bloody business, overthrowing a king.
Now, amid the chaos, a whispered rumour is spreading. A rumour about a broken promise, omens of death and the gods returning to walk the earth. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Promise of Blood is the explosive first novel in the most action-packed and acclaimed new fantasy series in years. Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks. Just the quick publication of Book Two, Arrival.
From 1 worldwide bestselling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes a long-anticipated science fiction series debut. When SETI finally receives a signal from an alien civilization, what will happen next? A 13 year old boy, dying of a rare brain disease, is the only one able to hear and decode signals from outer space. SETI confirms it is a real signal. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more. A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr.
So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative. As he sacrifices for her, she regains her strength—yet not without a price.
She presses Alva for the secret of her lineage, and he finally reveals all about her mother. Given a chance to quest to the source of her power, Kyra must make a crucial choice: whether to complete her training or journey to help her father, who wallows in the capital dungeon, his execution pending.
Aidan, Motley at his side, also strives to rescue his father, trapped in the perilous capital, while in the far corner of the kingdom, Merk, amazed by what he discovers in the Tower of Ur, braces himself against a massive troll invasion. Dierdre finds herself facing a full-fledged Pandesian invasion in her embattled city of Ur. As her precious city is destroyed all around her, she has to decide whether to escape or to make a final, heroic stand.
It is here that, finally, he learns of his destiny—and of the last hope for Escalon.
It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny.
Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page. Will the fae be able to make the sacrifices they must to survive?
Jayne Sparks and her Light Fae changeling friends face off in the final battle against their enemies. But the identify of their true enemies isn't as clear as it once was.
Are they the ones breaking down their doors Friends come and go, bridges burned are rebuilt, love is lost and found. The survival of the fae depends on the answer to one question: Which burns hotter Content Warning: Mild violence and significant foul language within.
I must confess that I laughed and cried throughout this wonderful journey… I would love to see a movie or mini series form from this.
Elle Casey has jumped by leaps and bounds to my personal top authors, sharing the space with David Dalglish, R. I am recommending it to everyone I know!!
Such a fun read. Great characters and action. Will not disappoint. Jayne is one of those lead characters that you will just fall in love with.
Funny, strong, and extremely likeable. I lost track of time while reading these books.
Didn't know what day it was, what time it was The characters are still just as funny as they were in the other books…This is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy, magic, and a funny story that is extremely complicated but so well-written that you don't even notice all the complexities. She writes in a manner that will have you laughing out loud which means people look at me funny because they have no idea what i am doing , crying when she sets it up, and as you read you feel the emotions the main character does.
I have read some other series she has done. She always pulls you in and doesn't let you go until she is ready. A message from the author: A reader fan recently set up a blog dedicated to casting the actors for the War of the Fae movie. No, it is not in production to be made into a movie, nor have I sold the rights to anyone for the movie. But just in case I ever do, my fans will be sure the casting director has a complete line-up ready!
In my opinion, some authors try to cram so many things into a book that a mystery and suspense will turn into a romance with a little bit of mystery. In , Montgomery moved back to Cavendish to live with her widowed grandmother. As part of one of the first female classes of recruits to complete the Marine Corps Crucible and the Marine Combat Training, and as the only woman to deploy with her unit to Iraq in , provides insight into how she became a warrior—and how the reader can do it too. It's a fast paced read and will keep you guessing until the end. M Montgomery. Arimah tackles the pressures of womanhood, familial relationships, and Nigerian culture, including its religious and social expectations.
Following Thief's Magic, international No. Tyen trains students in the ways of magic, but his teaching may soon be outlawed. Rumour has it that the formidable ruler of all worlds, long believed to be dead, is back and is harshly enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and pupils flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her. Elsewhere, Rielle's peaceful new life as a tapestry weaver has been shattered by a local war.
As defeat looms, the powerful Angel of Storms appears and invites Rielle to join the artists of his heavenly realm. But what will he require in return for this extraordinary offer? A gripping fantasy adventure filled with danger, intrigue and forbidden magic.