Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804140855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.
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Believe. Build. Become.

How to Supercharge Your Career

Author: Debbie Wosskow,Anna Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075355402X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Want to be your own boss? Or want to be THE boss? Start here. Believe. Build. Become. is a hands-on manual designed to help any woman develop the skills and mindset she needs to become a successful leader. Based on the AllBright Academy courses created by entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow (OBE, Founder of Love Home Swap) and leading businesswoman Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst), Believe. Build. Become. offers a chapter-by-chapter system for readers to work through, focusing on the skills and confidence required to master the mindset of leadership. Debbie and Anna also reveal their own journeys to success - the gritty reality, the lessons learned and how they really got to the top. This is an inspirational, practical and accessible guide to becoming the boss you want to be.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps

21 Things You Can Do to Transform Your Life

Author: Tolulope S. Olaniyan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546282564

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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The book is a guide for those who want to make positive changes in their life, transforming from the ordinary to the extraordinary. There is a latent power within everyone which you can call forth no matter your situation, even when you think you have completely messed up or have hit a dead end. You are faced with only two options: dare the challenge or fail. This book adopts a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit, guiding you through 21 winning steps that I used to transform my own life after my battle with emotional trauma. These steps are little changes you can make in your life that will produce phenomenal results. Life isnt a dress rehearsal; you only have one life to live. Live your life fully, live the life of your dreams; transform into your best self. FAME: Freedom Acceleration- Mastery- Empowerment
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