Lessons I've Learned

Author: Davina McCall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409165728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7549

With her trademark humour, warmth and honesty, Davina McCall shares her life experiences. "I am a work in progress. There are times when I feel in control and like I know what I'm doing . . . and there are times (quite a few) (actually lots) when I've got no idea what's going on, where to turn, what to do, how to behave, and those are the times I've sought help! I have been helped by some extraordinary people. I've been supported and counselled through my recovery from drugs and alcohol. I've been hypnotised to get me through my ultimate fears. I've read a squibillion (that's a lot) of fantastic self-help books and I have shared and shared with the greatest girlfriends and family of all time. These nuggets of wisdom have, at times, literally kept me going, so I thought I'd pay it forward and share them with you . . ." In this long-awaited book, Davina McCall shares the tips and wisdoms learned on her 'work-in-progess' journey through life. Warm, engaging, honest and generous, this book will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. Lessons I've Learned is the closest thing to a Davina hug and we all need one of those . . .

The lessons I've learned

better golf the Sam Snead way

Author: Sam Snead,Don Wade

Publisher: Collier Books

ISBN: 9780020374411

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 173

View: 2963

Snead shares the secrets and tips that have made him one of the all-time great golfers. He combines these insights with personal analyses of some of the best players and shows how to use their strengths and adjustments to overcome flaws and weaknesses in the reader's own game. Photographs and color illustrations.

Pizza Is the Best Breakfast

(And Other Lessons I’ve Learned)

Author: Allison Gutknecht

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481429612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3345

Mandy is exicted to spend a visit with her favorite cousin Paige, but when Paige arrives, she isn't the same person Mandy thought she would be.

The Leadership Handbook

26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400206022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5084

New York Times best-selling author and leadership expert John Maxwell offers practical insight into learning how to lead the person who matters most—yourself. The path to leadership begins with a question only few of us ask: How do I lead myself? John Maxwell presents twenty-six insights, not just for those who aspire to positions of leadership but also for veteran leaders who aim to build and improve upon the steps that led them to the front of the line. Sound leadership will impact any endeavor, but sound leaders are prepared for risk—and importantly, failure—just as they point the way toward achievement. With application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” to accompany each chapter, The Leadership Handbook presents a road map for a path many may cross but few choose to follow. “A leader," counsels Maxwell, "never has to recover from a good start.”

Lessons I've Learned On My Way Home

33 Supernatural Events and True Stories

Author: Ross Robbins,Brad Nuber

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525504371

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 8202

Each fascinating anecdote in this remarkable collection of stories reveals how the power of God can change someone’s life in a heartbeat. Drawn from Ross Robbins’s personal experiences, these true stories of human problems solved by God’s grace, of sorrow changed to hope, and of disappointment replaced with fulfillment will touch your heart and speak to your soul. Meet ordinary people who encounter an extraordinary God. Read first-hand accounts of angels, miracles, and healings that brings glory to God and will open your eyes to God’s mysterious ways. Journey with Ross through life events of struggle, sacrifice, and difficult choices in these stories full of surprise, sorrow, joy, and delight. Each story contains unexpected life-changing and thought-provoking views and proof of what happens when someone puts his or her trust fully in God. Share in Ross’s incredible experiences, each one a direct result of his obedience to God’s voice. His faith and trust in God is encouraging and inspiring and will leave you with a desire to follow the Lord more closely in your own daily walk with God.

The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life

Lessons I've Learned from My Life on the Links

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634503501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 7752

This book, now in its second edition, contains advice on golf and life from one of the great golfers of the modern age. If there were a Mount Rushmore of golf, Gary Player’s face would be on it. Winner of more than 160 professional tournaments, Player—along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer—is one of “The Big Three” who dominated professional golf in the 1960s and 1970s. But Player's influence goes far beyond the golf course. A businessman, a philanthropist, a family man, and an international ambassador of sport, he is respected around the world. In The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life, Player reflects on the most important life lessons golf has taught him. Written for non-golfers, new golfers, and experienced golfers alike, this is not a book about hitting a ball into a cup, but about what a funny old game can teach you about living life with strength, purpose, and joy.

Outside the Wire

Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage

Author: Jason Kander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538747618

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2901

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star of the Democratic Party. "In life and in politics, the most important work is often that which happens outside the wire." Going "outside the wire" -- military lingo for leaving the safety of a base -- has taught Jason Kander to take risks and make change rather than settling for the easy option. After you've volunteered to put your life on the line with and for your fellow Americans in Afghanistan, cynical politics and empty posturing back home just feel like an insult. Kander understands that showing political courage really just means doing the right thing no matter what. He won a seat in the Missouri Legislature at age twenty-seven and then, at thirty-one, became the first millennial in the country elected to statewide office. An unapologetic progressive from the heartland, he rejected conventional political wisdom and stood up to the NRA in 2016 with a now-famous Senate campaign ad in which he argued for gun reform while assembling a rifle blindfolded. That fearless commitment to service has placed him at the forefront of a new generation of American political leaders. In his final interview as President, Barack Obama pointed to Kander as the future of the Democratic Party. "...do something rather than be something..." In OUTSIDE THE WIRE, Jason Kander describes his journey from Midwestern suburban kid to soldier to politician and details what he's learned along the way: lessons imparted by his dad on the baseball diamond, wisdom gained outside the wire in Kabul, and cautionary tales witnessed under the Missouri Capitol dome. Kander faced down petty tyrants in Jefferson City -- no big deal after encountering real ones in Afghanistan. He put in 90,000 miles campaigning for statewide office in 2012 -- no sweat compared to the thirty-seven miles between Bagram Air Base and Camp Eggers. When confronted with a choice between what's easy and what's right, he's never hesitated. OUTSIDE THE WIRE is a candid, practical guide for anyone thinking about public service and everyone wishing to make a difference. It's a call to action, an entertaining meditation on the demands and rewards of civic engagement, and, ultimately, a hopeful vision for America's future -- all seen through the eyes of one of its most dedicated servants.

The Horseman's Guide to the Meaning of Life

Lessons I've Learned from Horses, Horsemen, and Other Heroes

Author: Don Burt

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510731563

Category: Pets

Page: 152

View: 7366

Don Burt believes that we can learn as much about patience, commitment, strengths and weaknesses, and goals from our horses and other horsemen as we can teach them. He has made that perception an integral part of his life and his work with horses and riders. Whether introducing a young colt to saddle and bridle, competing in or judging an entry-level horse show or a national championship, or organizing an informal trail ride or running an international organization, Burt has observed, analyzed, and applied what he has experienced or observed to other aspects of his life. Drawing from decades of familiarity with thousands of horses and horsemen, the author distills and shares this wisdom in a folksy yet insightful style in The Horseman’s Guide to the Meaning of Life. As Burt tells us in this profound and entertaining reflection on his life and craft, “the horse will tell you everything if you take the time to pay attention.” “My experience working with Skyhorse is always a positive collaboration. The editors are first-rate professionals, and my books receive top-shelf treatment. I truly appreciate our working relationship and hope it continues for years to come.” –David Fischer, author

Better Than New

Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)

Author: Nicole Curtis

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2911

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.

Speed Bumps and Roundabouts: Lessons I’ve Learned on the Journey

Author: Pip McCracken

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1620203472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6682

Why didn’t life work out as I planned? My plan was great! I would grow up with a loving family. I would have many friends to make pinky promises with. I would get top grades through school and be popular to boot. I would study for a degree I was passionate about, and I would meet . . . “The One” (sigh) . . . we would get married and have children who looked and behaved like baby angels. Oh, and I’d live happily ever after, of course. Was that too much to ask? I didn’t plan for my parents to divorce. I didn’t plan to change schools because of bullying. I didn’t plan for university to fill me with doubts about whether I was good enough. I didn’t plan to be single at 28. I didn’t plan to run away to the other side of the world. But look where I’ve ended up. Life is never the smooth and straightforward journey we expect. Along the way, things slow us down and turn us around. Speed Bumps and Roundabouts is a story of those things: Hope. Vulnerability. Apathy. Gratitude. Beauty. Boundaries. Waiting . . . The journey is worth it, the scenery can be captivating, but we’ll never know unless we keep going . . . over the speed bumps and around the roundabouts.

From an Insecure Child to a Solid Man

The Lessons I've Learned from Life's Experiences That Have Brought Me to Be the Man I Am Today.

Author: Tracy Samuel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595366864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 9364

Do you have a child who lacks confidence and is so intimidated with the school system to the point he or she doesn't want to attend? What about a teenager who is so focused on sports and does just enough in his academics to get by? Have you had to cope with a father on drugs or perhaps an overbearing stepfather? How do you respond to a college roommate who says, "Black people in Detroit are bad and invites you to dinner with his family and tells you his grandmother (who will be attending the dinner) is prejudice?" In his book, From An Insecure Child To A Solid Man, Tracy Samuel talks about his life and how he experienced these situations and many more. His aim was to gain insight on lessons learned through life that have shaped and molded him into the person that he is today. The last chapter in his book is an outline of the lessons he has learned thus far, lessons he hopes will inspire you to reflect upon your own life's journey.

What Were They Thinking?

Marketing Lessons I've Learned from Over 80,000 New-product Innovations and Idiocies

Author: Robert M. McMath,Thom Forbes

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780812929508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3199

Offers humorous lessons of good marketing practices gleaned from such costly product failures as rabbit jerky, Crystal Pepsi, and Crackerjack breakfast cereal

My Journey: Lessons I've Learned Along the Way

The Memoirs of Leonard I. Eckhaus

Author: Leonard I. Eckhaus

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543949487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 6281

A look at the journey we all make in life, told through vignettes and providing insights the author has gleaned over the 75 years of his life including what it was like growing up in the 1950's; historical events he actually witnessed; the great successes and perhaps even greater failures he has encountered, and most importantly, the lessons he learned from them. He also takes you through his careers in the computer industry and more currently, in the music field. A book that started out as an ancestral primer for his descendants - a book he would write as a gift to his grandchildren's children, and beyond, providing them a bit more sense of where they came from than he had, quickly grew to encompass his thoughts, beliefs and advice on such diverse areas as happiness, how to achieve success in one's own personal life, one's obligations to those close to you and to all of mankind, the legacies we inherit and the legacy we pass on, God and religion, the love and celebration of life, how hard work and persistence pay off in the long run, charity and why it I so important, the aging process, and more.

Let Them See You Sweat

Lessons I've Learned on My Personal Journey with Stress

Author: Michael Levin

Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing

ISBN: 193801555X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 1548

You may think, with this book’s title, it’s about being calm and cool in the face of pressure. It’s actually quite the opposite and more literal. My body actually stopped sweating. This was one of a variety of unusual health issues I faced, partially or wholly brought on by stress. And I had to learn how to get my body to sweat again naturally as no pill or prescription was going to help me. My solution to this and other issues were going to come from within. With people becoming more aware about stress and its incredible health impacts, many of us have found that we can pay a hefty price if we ignore or don’t acknowledge it. And I believe it frequently goes undiagnosed in the medical community. This book is about my journey, one I think many of you can relate to. This is not about what I’ve overcome. It’s about what I’ve learned in the hope it can help others. In this book I will share you with my journey and the key lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Like My Grandmother Used to Say...

And Other Lessons I've Learned Along The Way

Author: Iris M Sidhu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499034938

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

View: 6370

This book fulfills my wish to bring awareness, hope, at times humor, and an understanding of the challenges we all face in life; to let the reader know that we are all in this together; that everyone has a story just as funny or sad as yours and mine. Like many others, I have faced and survived the challenges life has thrown at me (abandonment, health issues, raising children, divorce, different careers, discrimination, sexual harassment, rejection and child abuse). I believe I have emerged a better person and now seek to share, especially with younger generations, my lessons of life.

The Powerful Lessons I've Learned

Online Dating After Divorce

Author: Micca Vanvield

Publisher: Micca Vanvield

ISBN: 9780993698651


Page: N.A

View: 3056

The Powerful Lessons I've Learned Online Dating After Divorce is a nonfiction story of one woman's online dating experience after a sudden divorce. The book is filled with humour, tips and real life stories that will have you laughing for days. You will not believe that the book you are reading actually consists of real experiences. The author, Micca Vanvield, uses a very modern approach to discussing very serious matters-those of the heart. Through her trials and tribulations of looking for companionship after her divorce, being involved in a Romance Scam and learning about "Catfish" Micca shares her observations. She discusses with women and men alike that finding a match or a soulmate has everything to do with learning what we want in a mate as well as molding ourselves into the type of mate we would like to be. As humorous as this book is, Vanvield brings spiritual elements of reflection and patience to the reader's' attention. This book is a must read for anyone of dating age; whether you have been through a divorce or not. It will have you laughing and thinking deeply and seriously about the choices you make on your journey to find "the one."

Lessons from the River

What I've Learned from Whitewater Canoeing and Camping on Maine's Rivers

Author: Herb Pearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781502314451

Category: Canoeists

Page: 220

View: 422

This is a book of lessons learned from whitewater wilderness canoeing, especially canoe camping, mostly on Maine rivers. with one trip on the Rio Grande in Texas. It's a book about my river experiences, canoe technique, suggestions to make your canoe trips more enjoyable, survival skills, and what the river and whitewater can teach you. This book is a mixture of practice advice, personal stories, poetry, history, autobiography, a journal, an advocacy for canoeing, with lots of tips and lessons learned from the river on how to live a more enjoyable life. It includes hundreds of canoeing and nature photographs I've taken on the river over the last 25 years.

What I've Learned from You

The Lessons of Life Taught to a Doctor by His Patients

Author: Scott Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991274321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 7728

What I've Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It takes us on a journey from an inner-city trauma center to the bedside of a dying cancer patient. It explores human relationships and gives an intimate view into the window of the human condition. On the road to becoming a physician, Dr. Kelly longed to find serenity in a world of conflicting ideas and aspirations. The demands of his medical training left little time for personal growth so he reached out to those around him. He took notes in a journal on the lessons of life he learned from his patients and their families. They opened their hearts and exposed their wounds. He paid attention and listened, and his patients became his teachers. Late one winter night in 2006, while leafing through old papers, he came across his journal. It inspired this book, which began as an effort to preserve the stories to share with his children. Maybe, he thought, they could learn from them too. To his surprise, as he wrote, the stories evolved and beautifully took on a life of their own. Now Dr. Kelly shares them with his readers, so we can all learn from the wisdom and experiences of these remarkable individuals. What I've Learned from You is the story of love and pain and healing and sickness and birth and dying and all of the beautiful things in between. It brings compassion and empathy back to the art of medicine.