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

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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.

Lessons I've Learned

Author: Davina McCall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409165728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4193

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 . . .

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: 4600

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. " 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.

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: 3196

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 Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life

Lessons I've Learned from My Life on the Links

Author: Gary Player

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781602392557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 825

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. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Horseman's Guide to the Meaning of Life

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

Author: Don Burt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510731563

Category: Pets

Page: 152

View: 4876

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

Leadership Gold

Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141857113X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5822

Smart leaders learn from their own mistakes. Smarter ones learn from others’ mistakes—and successes. John C. Maxwell wants to help you become the smartest leader you can be by sharing Leadership Gold with you. After nearly forty years of leading, Maxwell has mined the gold so you don’t have to. Each gold nugget is contained in one of twenty- six chapters designed to be a six-month mentorship from the international leadership expert. Each chapter contains detailed application exercises and a “Mentoring Moment” for leaders who desire to mentor others using the book. Gaining leadership insight is a lot like mining for gold. You don’t set out to look for the dirt. You look for the nuggets. You’ll find them here.

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: 7064

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: 1720

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

Pressure is a Privilege

Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes

Author: Billie Jean King

Publisher: Lifetime Media

ISBN: 9780981636801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1798

The tennis star recounts her life and athletic career, from childhood, through her athletic successes, to her life after professional tennis, and discusses the life lessons that she learned at every stage along the way.

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: 400

View: 6783

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. Describing the successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, the author offers his views on what's really important in the long run and how to achieve success in one's own personal and professional life. Mr. Eckhaus spent over thirty years in the computer field, creating and managing the largest association for data center managers in the world. He also produced a record album (CD) that received two Grammy nominations in 2018.

The Powerful Lessons I've Learned

Online Dating After Divorce

Author: Micca Vanvield

Publisher: Micca Vanvield

ISBN: 9780993698651


Page: N.A

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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."

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: 5671

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.

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: 9212

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.

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: 4623

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.


As I've Been Teaching Lessons, I've Learned a Few

Author: Tiandra Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532056499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 5786

Being an effective public-school teacher in the twenty-first century requires more than a mastery of subject matter, a welcoming smile, or a pretty classroom. Teachers today are held to unique criteria to which no other career can compare. In Schooled, author Tiandra Moore shares the story of her journey into the education field, a journey that exemplifies the balance of emotional, political, and personal agendas within the academic profession. Through a realistic upbringing and an even truer college experience and perspective, Schooled provides a teachers fortunate, and sometimes unfortunate, journey to the classroom. In this memoir, Moore tells how site politics can cripple the most motivated, the most compassionate, and the most eager to educate students today.Through determination to herself and keeping promises with family members, Moore delivers an honest response to the process of becoming and sustaining a career in education. In Schooled, Moore tells how she loved the philosophy, the methodology, and the practice of teaching, but learned lessons the hard way. She shares how her faith helped her keep focus during a challenging time.

The Leadership Handbook

26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400206022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3288

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.”