How To Hit A Curveball

Author: Scott R. Singer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101222913
Size: 25.63 MB
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"None of us knows what the future holds. But once you've learned how to confront and overcome the unexpected, this lack of knowledge will cease to make you anxious. Tomorrow will no longer be something to fear. And believe me, that's a great feeling" As a professional, you want to be ready for anything. You'll spend hours, days, even years, perfecting your technique, studying the competition and stepping up to challenges in order to make yourself an all-star. But at some point in your life, regardless of what you do or how far up the ladder you've climbed, you will be thrown a curveball-an unexpected challenge that comes at you quickly and without warning. The kind that forces you to rethink, well, everything. Whether it's the loss of a job, a newly assigned responsibility at work, or a global recession that threatens your entire company or industry, an unanticipated change can knock even the most experienced among us off guard. So if you want to succeed in business-and in life-it's not enough to be the smartest in the room or even the hardest working; you have to be a great curveball hitter. Investment banker Scott R. Singer learned this lesson the hard way. But after a series of career challenges and personal setbacks, he started to develop a new approach to dealing with unforeseen problems by adopting a new attitude toward life. He realized that curveballs are a part of the game and the greatest players know how to knock them out of the park. Singer shares his personal story and insights as well as those of some prominent curveball hitters he interviewed, such as Leslie Moonves of CBS, Alan Schwartz of Bear Stearns, and actor Michael J. Fox. Singer's rules for surviving and thriving when faced with uncertainty include: Step up to the plate: Accept what's happened; don't fight it. Tell others right away, and let them help. Be the batter, not the ball: Don't let your imagination get the best of you. Be a realist, not a pessimist. Keep your eye on the ball: Focus on what you can do instead of worrying about what might happen or what's beyond your control. This fun yet practical book is full of valuable advice and anecdotes that can help anyone avoid striking out at work (or at home) and maybe even turn those surprising challenges into tremendous opportunities. Visit www.hitacurveball.com

Hitting The Curveballs

Author: Jay Myers
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614487162
Size: 33.29 MB
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In Hitting the Curveballs, small business owner Jay Myers coaches entrepreneurs to use crises to grow their business by inspiring them to embrace new strategies, including creative employee recruiting methods, niche marketing, using your book as a hook, and much more. Myers tells the story of how he led his own company to more than double its sales to $25 million from 2007 to 2011, when they lost 80% of their sales team and faced the worst economy in living memory. Buy this book if you want the encouraging voice of an experienced hitter behind you next time you step up to the plate.

Keep Swinging

Author: Jay Myers
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600372575
Size: 42.56 MB
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Myers, founder of Interactive Solutions, Inc., had many days in his business early years when he thought he was going to end up just another statistic. As one of Americas fastest growing private companies, Myers shares his lessons on overcoming adversity and achieving small business success.

The Bounce Back Book

Author: Karen Salmansohn
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076114627X
Size: 67.83 MB
Format: PDF
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A dynamic guide to happiness offers creative insights and practical techniques for overcoming the challenges of life, with seventy easy-to-accomplish suggestions for transforming adversity into opportunity and for moving forward in life with positive energy and focus. Original.

Clutch

Author: Paul Sullivan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110144262X
Size: 29.79 MB
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Is clutch performance innate-or can it be learned? Sooner or later everyone encounters a situation in which the stakes are high and the outcome is crucial. And even top performers can crumble when faced with such extreme pressure. Consider the CEO who panics in a desperate attempt to shore up his company's earnings, the veteran politician who grows overconfident and loses to the upstart candidate, the quarterback who carries his team to the Super Bowl but falls apart in the final quarter. All of them choked. But then there are the performers who thrive under such conditions: the ER doctor racing the clock to save someone's life, the lieutenant who leads his platoon to victory after an ambush, the young attorney who refuses to be intimidated in court and wins the crucial case. These people are clutch, and their ability to overcome extreme pressure consistently and beat the toughest odds fascinates us. How do they do it? According to Paul Sullivan, clutch performance does not stem from an innate ability. It's a learned skill: the art of operating in high-stress situations as if they were everyday conditions. Even some of the most experienced and talented performers lack this skill-but Sullivan shows that anyone can develop it. Drawing on new research and interviews with stars across a range of fields, Sullivan uncovers the shared traits that define clutch performers and explains how anyone can apply their strategies. He builds his case through many inspiring true stories, including those of * a skinny sergeant who saved his battalion in Iraq; * a rookie baseball player who pitched his team into its first World Series; * an eccentric psychiatrist who trained a group of financial traders to become the best in the world; * a lawyer who struggled in school but became one of the top litigators in America. Full of powerful advice and real-world examples, Clutch will show you how to overcome extreme pressure to achieve greatness. From the Hardcover edition.

Fair Ball

Author: Derek Jeter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481491504
Size: 69.54 MB
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Inspired by Derek Jeter’s own life, Fair Ball is the fourth middle grade novel in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing Program and focuses on the theme “the world isn’t always fair.” Life isn’t always fair. You can’t control that, but you can control how you think and act when things don’t go your way. You have to hang in there and keep after it, not get down and give up. Derek has a lot to look forward to. School is almost out, his baseball team is competing in the Westwood Little League Playoffs, and then he’ll head to his grandparents’ house for the summer. Sure, there are finals to study for first, but Derek doesn’t mind. Maybe this year he’ll get better grades than Gary. But when his best friend Dave starts to act strangely, ignoring Derek and canceling their plans, his summer isn’t looking quite so fun. What’s going on? Doesn’t he want to be Derek’s friend anymore? Derek is so distracted by his problems with Dave that he makes a mistake in the outfield during a key play—and his team loses the game. It’s so unfair! With the championship at stake and finals looming, Derek needs to stay focused or risk everything.

Mama Gena S School Of Womanly Arts

Author: Regena Thomashauer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743242882
Size: 39.54 MB
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The book that shows women how celebrating their sensuality can help them achieve their dreams—“think of it as The Power of Positive Thinking as interpreted by Anais Nin” (The New York Times). Relationship expert Regena Thomashauer teaches the lost “womanly arts” of identifying your desires, having fun no matter where you are, knowing sensual pleasure, befriending your inner bitch, flirting (in a way that makes your day, not just his), and more—because making pleasure your priority can actually help you reach your goals. So if you need a refresher course in fun—and you know you do—come to Mama.

Moral Mazes

Author: Robert Jackall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199729883
Size: 26.46 MB
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This classic study of ethics in business presents an eye-opening account of how corporate managers think the world works, and how big organizations shape moral consciousness. Robert Jackall takes the reader inside a topsy-turvy world where hard work does not necessarily lead to success, but sharp talk, self-promotion, powerful patrons, and sheer luck might. What sort of everyday rules-in-use do people play by when there are no fixed standards to explain why some succeed and others fail? In the words of one corporate manager, those rules boil down to this maxim: "What is right in the corporation is what the guy above you wants from you. That's what morality is in the corporation." This brilliant, disturbing, funny look at the ethos of the corporate world presents compelling real life stories of the men and women charged with running the businesses of America. This anniversary edition includes an afterword by the author linking the themes of Moral Mazes to the financial tsunami that engulfed the world economy in 2008.

Breaking Good

Author: Madeline Ash
Publisher: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 194587905X
Size: 69.80 MB
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He wasn’t good for her. He never would be. At eighteen, Stevie Case finally surrendered to her attraction to bad boy Ethan Rafters, sharing one night with him before she graduated and he skipped town on a one-way road to destruction. Years later, Stevie has hit back life’s curveballs and is no stranger to hard work, but when she finds herself working for Ethan, who’s turned his life around, her world shatters not only because their chemistry is still fierce and undeniable but because fate separated them before she could tell him he has a son. Ethan desperately wants to be a good father and a partner yet he believes he’ll never be normal. The chaos that defines his life has destroyed his relationships, yet Stevie’s acceptance of his flaws tempts him with a life he thought impossible. Dare he risk Stevie's life of hard-fought stability for his own chance at happiness?

Curveball

Author: Mariah Dietz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944206055
Size: 46.96 MB
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Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.My life proved his theory as fact.At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.Finding out he had a wife was tragic.Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.Nine years later, I've learned to see the humor in most situations.My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.My son's jokes.The fire alarm going off each time I cook.My constant bright spot always adding to the humor is my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.But I wasn't the only one who noticed him.When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.Love led me to this town.Lies have kept me here.Will history repeat itself?Or has life just thrown me another Curveball?