Self-Improvement Audiobooks

Designed to offer guidance and insight into personal problems people face every day, the self-improvement genre supports readers as they navigate life’s most challenging moments. With wit, honesty, and reflection, self-help audiobooks tackle topics big and small, offering concrete advice to forge a path forward. Tap into these helpful texts with our extensive library.

Designed to offer guidance and insight into personal problems people face every day, the self-improvement genre supports readers as they navigate life’s most challenging moments. With wit, honesty, and reflection, self-help audiobooks tackle topics big and small, offering concrete advice to forge a path forward. Tap into these helpful texts with our extensive library.

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  • A Body to Love: Cultivate Community, Body Positivity, and Self-Love in the Age of Social Media
    A Body to Love: Cultivate Community, Body Positivity, and Self-Love in the Age of Social Media
    A Body to Love: Cultivate Community, Body Positivity, and Self-Love in the Age of Social Media

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    A Body to Love: Cultivate Community, Body Positivity, and Self-Love in the Age of Social Media

    byAngelina Caruso

    A new conversation about the media and radical self-love, A Body to Love provides lessons on positively navigating body image in a social media saturated world. Forming healthy relationships with the internet. To Angelina Caruso, recovery meant finding her tribe―a community that offered support, encouragement, and zero judgement. But she never imagined finding them online. Now a health and wellness blogger, she narrates the progression of a body image disorder and her unusual path to recovery.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation
    Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation
    Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation

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    Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation

    bySteve Taylor

    A compelling investigation of how intense psychological suffering can lead to a dramatic shift into a new, expansive identity Why do some people who experience the worst that life has to offer respond not by breaking down but by shifting up, into a higher-functioning, awakened state, like phoenixes rising from the ashes? And perhaps more importantly, how can we emulate their transformations? Over many years of observing and studying the phenomenon of life-changing awakening through extreme suffering, Steve Taylor coined the term “transformation through turmoil.” He calls these people “shifters” and here shares dozens of their amazing stories. In addition, Taylor uncovers the psychological processes that explain these miraculous rebirths after years of struggle or devastating loss, addiction, or imprisonment. He highlights a number of lessons and guidelines that the shifters offer us. In Extraordinary Awakenings, readers will find not only riveting stories of transformation that show the amazing resilience of the human spirit, but also hope and guidance to call on during their own struggles, together with inspiration and profound food for thought.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Beyond Small Talk: How to Have More Dynamic, Charismatic and Persuasive Conversations
    Beyond Small Talk: How to Have More Dynamic, Charismatic and Persuasive Conversations
    Beyond Small Talk: How to Have More Dynamic, Charismatic and Persuasive Conversations

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    Beyond Small Talk: How to Have More Dynamic, Charismatic and Persuasive Conversations

    byPatrick King

    You’ve heard the old maxim about life being a matter of who you know, but in reality, it’s more like life isn’t just about who you know — it’s about who likes you. Social skills and the ability to hold a conversation can give us the boost we need to achieve the success we’ve always dreamed of. But how can we enhance these skills? In his Scribd Coach audio course, Beyond Small Talk, social interaction specialist and bestselling author Patrick King explains how you can adopt the social skills that make you dynamic, charismatic, and persuasive. Rejecting the manipulative tactics so common in communication books, King uses a framework informed by psychology to explain the science behind likeability and charisma, techniques that will improve your conversations by constantly progressing, how to save social interactions from uncomfortable silences, improv techniques to make your social interactions more enjoyable, and much more. He also shares exercises along the way so you can put what you’ve learned into practice. Level up your conversations and move beyond small talk with this invaluable Scribd Coach course!

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
    The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
    The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

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    The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

    byJane Goodall

    In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope? This program is read by the authors and includes a bonus PDF. Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed. In this urgent audiobook, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope": The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit. Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? Filled with moving and inspirational stories and photographs from Jane’s remarkable career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in the world today. While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure. The second audiobook in the Global Icons Series—which launched with the instant classic The Book of Joy with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu—The Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world around us and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future. There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it. A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • My Friend Fear: How to Move Through Social Anxiety and Embrace the Life You Want
    My Friend Fear: How to Move Through Social Anxiety and Embrace the Life You Want
    My Friend Fear: How to Move Through Social Anxiety and Embrace the Life You Want

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    My Friend Fear: How to Move Through Social Anxiety and Embrace the Life You Want

    byRose Berry

    We’re all familiar with fear — even it pops up in some unexpected places. The fear of social situations can be especially challenging. If speaking in front of others and social situations make you feel anxious, you might be wondering what you can do to overcome those fears. For Transformational Fear Coach Rose Berry, it all begins — perhaps counterintuitively — by making friends with fear. In My Friend Fear: How to Move Through Social Anxiety and Embrace the Life You Want, an audio course from Scribd Coach, Berry shares her professional and personal knowledge for befriending fear and moving past social anxiety. In the course, Berry explains just what social anxiety is and how it affects us, the three inner voices you can work with to manage social anxiety, assessing your goals to embrace change, and practical tips for overcoming fear in social situations. She also shares exercises so you can begin putting what you’ve learned to use right away. If you’re ready to move past social anxiety and embrace the opportunities that have felt out of your reach for too long, you’ve come to the right place.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Out with the Old, In with the You
    Out with the Old, In with the You
    Out with the Old, In with the You

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    Out with the Old, In with the You

    byTess Brigham

    If you struggle to make decisions, or look around and think everyone else seems to have it figured out, you’re not alone — especially if you’re a millennial or twenty-something. You might be wondering where people are getting these fairy godmothers to solve their problems and make them successful. Tess Brigham doesn’t have a magic wand… but she does know how to help with these feelings. In her Scribd Coach course Out with the Old, In with the You, clinical therapist and coach Brigham aims to help listeners quiet the voices in their own heads, distinguish their own voices, and then use that voice to navigate their lives. In the course, she addresses how to change your perceptions of anxiety and practice mindfulness to manage it, how to become aware of your limiting beliefs, and how to stick to your goals. She also shares exercise to help you put what you’ve learned into practice. Out with the old, in with the you — let Tess Brigham’s course be your first step toward self-fulfillment.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Authentic Leader: Five Essential Traits of Effective, Inspiring Leaders
    The Authentic Leader: Five Essential Traits of Effective, Inspiring Leaders
    The Authentic Leader: Five Essential Traits of Effective, Inspiring Leaders

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    The Authentic Leader: Five Essential Traits of Effective, Inspiring Leaders

    byMerinda Smith

    If you’ve ever had the privilege of working or being on a team with an inspiring, authentic leader, you know how electrifying it can be. But a truly authentic leader is hard to come by. The business world needs more of these game-changing, inspiring leaders… maybe someone like you. According to leadership coach and business leader Merinda Smith, authentic leadership is a trait any of us can acquire through careful cultivation and management of a few key traits. In The Authentic Leader, an audio course from Scribd Coach, Smith explains exactly what an authentic leader is and how we can all become authentic leaders by gaining and sharpening a few key characteristics: emotional intelligence, self-motivation, courage, accountability, and balance. She also shares exercises along the way so you can begin cultivating these skills right away. You already have it in you to become the leader you want to see in the world. The Authentic Leader has what it takes to help you tap into that authenticity and lead your organization into the future.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Necessary Conversations: Changing Your Mindset to Communicate Confidently and Productively
    Necessary Conversations: Changing Your Mindset to Communicate Confidently and Productively
    Necessary Conversations: Changing Your Mindset to Communicate Confidently and Productively

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    Necessary Conversations: Changing Your Mindset to Communicate Confidently and Productively

    byLiz Nolley Tillman

    Effective communication is an essential skill for navigating today’s world, in everything from building a flourishing business to building a happy family life. But in your daily life, are you having necessary conversations, or are you stuck having difficult ones? Think carefully — there is a difference between the two. In her Scribd Coach course, Necessary Conversations, author and executive coach Liz Nolley Tillman aims to help listeners navigate and have fruitful necessary conversations: the conversations that have the most impact on our lives, all about listening, learning, and reaching reconciliation. In a world where necessary conversations are often branded as difficult, it can be hard to get around to having these conversations. Enter Tillman’s course, where she outlines the differences between necessary and difficult conversations, addresses key communications “dos” and “don’ts,” and offers an effective structure for preparing to have necessary conversations. She also shares exercises along the way to help you apply what you’ve learned right away. Get more out of your important conversations — you might find it’s not as hard as you’d thought!

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact
    Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact
    Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact

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    Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact

    byLiz Wiseman

    Why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization there are Impact Players—those indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and who consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Whether they are on center stage or behind the scenes, managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team. While their impact is obvious, it’s not always clear what actually makes these professionals different from their peers. In Impact Players, New York Times bestselling author and researcher Liz Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why—with a little coaching—this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level.   Based on a study of 170 top contributors, Wiseman identifies the mindsets that prevent otherwise smart, capable people from contributing to their full potential and the five practices that differentiate Impact Players: While others do their job, Impact Players figure out the real job to be done. While others wait for direction, Impact Players step up and lead.While others escalate problems, Impact Players move things across the finish line.While others attempt to minimize change, Impact Players are learning and adapting to change. While others add to the load, the Impact Players make heavy demands feel lighter. Wiseman makes clear that these practices—and the right mindset—can help any employee contribute at their fullest and shows leaders how they can raise the level of play for everyone on the team. Impact Players is your playbook for the new workplace. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • 10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families
    10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families
    10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families

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    10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families

    byJoe De Sena

    10 principles for leading your family to True Resilience, from the bestselling author of Spartan Up and the CEO/founder of Spartan Joe De Sena has spent his life running toward challenge and discomfort. Why? Because how we react to challenging situations defines us and our families. The only tools we have as humans to survive the many peaks and valleys of a full life are preparedness, health, leadership, and most importantly, resilience. Why do so many parents struggle to finish things we start, delay gratification, and protect our health—and why do our kids continue to struggle in every facet of life? Because we haven’t showed them a path to resilience, and we haven’t fought for it ourselves.   In 10 Rules for Resilience Joe De Sena outlines his 10 principles for leading your family to True Resilience, a term he uses for a body and mind that have been carved out of hard work, challenge, and failure. It takes True Resilience to approach overwhelming situations with calm and confidence, to not get rattled, anxious, or angry, and even to embrace failure, setbacks, and redirections.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Empath Up!: How to Embrace the Gift of Empathy
    Empath Up!: How to Embrace the Gift of Empathy
    Empath Up!: How to Embrace the Gift of Empathy

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    Empath Up!: How to Embrace the Gift of Empathy

    byCheryl Hutchinson

    If you’re someone who feels empathy at an intense level, it can be difficult to navigate the world. You may feel others don’t understand you, or you may feel that the weight of others’ negative emotions is simply too much to bear. Maybe others accuse you of being “too sensitive.” Sound familiar? In Empath Up!: How to Embrace the Gift of Empathy, an audio course from Scribd Coach, psychologist Cheryl Hutchinson argues that there’s simply no such thing as “too sensitive.” In this course, Hutchinson argues that there is power empathy — that, contrary to the narrative of “too sensitive,” sensitivity could be our greatest strength. Using a scientific, evidence-based approach, Hutchinson explains why being sensitive is actually a good thing, how to identify and manage taking on someone else’s emotional energy, how to increase positive emotions in your own life, and how to protect your emotions as an empath. She also shares exercises along the way so you can begin putting what you’ve learned into practice right away. No one is “too sensitive” — but they may not know just how strong their sensitivity makes them. In Empath Up!, Cheryl Hutchinson aims to light the way.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Getting More Done: Wielding Intention and Planning to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals
    Getting More Done: Wielding Intention and Planning to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals
    Getting More Done: Wielding Intention and Planning to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

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    Getting More Done: Wielding Intention and Planning to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

    byMichelle Loucadoux

    Have you read all the business hacks and done everything in your power to accomplish more during the day? Do you find yourself going to bed after a day of hard work wishing that you had accomplished more? You might be wondering what it is you’re missing in your productivity routine. You’re doing everything right — so what gives? Michelle Loucadoux, performing artist, writer, and teacher, argues that the answer lies in intention. In Getting More Done, an audio course from Scribd Coach, Loucadoux says that the leading thing top performers do that sets them apart from the pack is plan their days — they make purposeful choices about how to spend their time, and they work with intention. In the course, Loucadoux advises listeners on being more specific about their goals to maximize productivity, establishing a productive working environment, rewarding themselves for effective work, managing procrastination, tracking goals, deliberately practicing new skills, and more. She also offers exercises along the way so you can put what you learn into practice immediately. If you’ve always wanted to get more done, put Loucadoux’s course on the top of your to-do list. You won’t regret it.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Design Thinking Mindset: How to Access the Power of Innovation
    The Design Thinking Mindset: How to Access the Power of Innovation
    The Design Thinking Mindset: How to Access the Power of Innovation

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    The Design Thinking Mindset: How to Access the Power of Innovation

    byDarin Eich

    How often have you come across a major challenge in your daily life, worked hard to overcome it, and thought, “There must be a better way”? That frustration is the first spark of innovation — the process that has changed the way we communicate, get around, and spend our free time. As humans, we all want to make things better. But how? This is where design thinking, the process of understanding complex challenges and coming up with innovative solutions, comes into play. In The Design Thinking Mindset, an audio course from Scribd Coach, design thinking expert Dr. Darin Eich explains how we can all get into the design thinking frame of mind to solve problems great and small in our own lives. In the course, Eich explains what design thinking entails, how to think like an innovator, and how to use his “CIA framework” — challenge, idea, and action — to tap into the power of innovation. He also shares exercises along the way to help you apply what you’ve learned immediately, as well as supplementary materials at InnovationTraining.org/audiocourse. You have what it takes to become an innovator — it’s all in your head. Darin Eich is here to help you access that limitless potential.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom
    Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom
    Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom

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    Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom

    byTabitha Brown

     You are seen, you are loved, and you are heard! Before Tabitha Brown was one of the most popular personalities in the world, sharing her delicious vegan home cooking and compassionate wisdom with millions of followers across social media, she was an aspiring actress who in 2016 began struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain. Her condition made her believe she wouldn’t live to see forty--until she started listening to what her soul and her body truly needed. Now, in this life-changing book, Tabitha shares the wisdom she gained from her own journey, showing readers how to make a life for themselves that is rooted in nonjudgmental kindness and love, both for themselves and for others. Tabitha grounds her lessons in stories about her own life, career, faith, and family in this funny, down-to-earth book, built around the catchphrases that her fans know and love, including: Hello There!: Why hope, joy, and clarity are so very needed That’s Your Business: Defining yourself, and being okay with that Have the Most Amazing Day . . . : Choosing joy and living with intention But Don’t Go Messin’ Up No One Else’s: Learning to walk in kindness even when the world doesn’t feel kind Like So, Like That: Living life without measurement Very Good: Living in peace and creating good from the bad Rich with personal stories and inspirational quotes, and sprinkled with a few easy vegan recipes, Feeding the Soul is a book to share--and to return to when you want to feel seen, loved, and heard. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Fearless Leadership: How to Embody the Strength and Confidence of Great Leaders
    Fearless Leadership: How to Embody the Strength and Confidence of Great Leaders
    Fearless Leadership: How to Embody the Strength and Confidence of Great Leaders

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    Fearless Leadership: How to Embody the Strength and Confidence of Great Leaders

    byKim Martin

    What did the great leaders of history — Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Catherine the Great — all have in common? They were guided by their values, single-mindedly driven to do the right thing — in a word, fearless. Any aspiring leader probably aims to embody that same fearlessness. Fortunately, if they can reclaim their inner power fearlessly, chances are the rest of us can too. In this Scribd Coach course, Fearless Leadership: How to Embody the Strength and Confidence of Great Leaders, executive coach and one of Cablefax’s most powerful women in cable Kim Martin explains how we can all acquire the fearlessness of unforgettable leaders. Drawing from her experience as a successful business leader, Martin explains how you can identify and live your values, have confidence in yourself and your abilities, manage your emotions to make good decisions, build accountability with your team, and much more. She also shares written exercises to put what you’ve learned into practice. If you’re looking to level up your leadership skills, look no further — Fearless Leadership is your one-stop destination for powerful, effective leadership.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business
    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business
    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business

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    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business

    byJulie Battilana

    Discover how to gain (and keep) power in any situation with this “remarkably insightful read on what power is, how it’s gained, and how it can be used for good” (Adam Grant, bestselling author of Think Again). Power is one of the most misunderstood—and therefore vilified—concepts in our society. Many assume power is predetermined by personality or wealth, or that it’s gained by strong-arming others. You might even write it off as “dirty” and want nothing to do with it. But by staying away from power, you give it up to someone else who may not have your best interest in mind. We must understand and use our power to have impact, and pioneering researchers Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro provide the playbook for doing so in Power, for All. Battilana and Casciaro offer a “necessary” (Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo movement and bestselling author of Unbound) and “invaluable” (David Gergen, CNN political analyst) vision of power: the ability to influence someone else’s behavior. This influence is derived from having access to valued resources, which anyone can have, regardless of their income or status in life. Everyone has a resource to offer, so everyone can have access to power. With proven strategies of agitating, innovating, and orchestrating change, Power, for All shows how those with less power can challenge established structures to make them more balanced. The authors teach you how to power-map your workplace to find who can create real change at work, plan for and cause sustaining shifts, and understand the two basic needs all human beings share—safety and self-esteem—and the resources people seek to satisfy those needs: money and status, but also autonomy, achievement, affiliation, and mortality. They explore how these dynamics play out through vivid storytelling: as Donatella Versace successfully leads her brother’s company after his death—despite having a title, but little influence; what social movements can learn from youth climate activists and how they can go farther; and how a manager can gain the trust of skeptical employees and improve the workplace. Power, for All demystifies the essential mechanisms for acquiring and using power for all people.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Bloom Forward: Healing from Trauma
    Bloom Forward: Healing from Trauma
    Bloom Forward: Healing from Trauma

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    Bloom Forward: Healing from Trauma

    byEmmy Marie

    In this comprehensive, deeply empathetic course from Scribd Coach, trauma-informed coach Emmy Marie explains how trauma survivors can find power and heal from their trauma. Drawing from personal experience, research, and training in healing trauma, Marie explains what exactly trauma is, how to take action to begin healing, and how to deal with uncomfortable emotions brought on in the wake of trauma. She also shares exercises so you can begin applying what you’ve learned immediately. If you’re ready to take on the work of healing, Emmy Marie will be in your corner to take those first steps.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Minimal Finance: Forging Your Own Path to Financial Freedom
    Minimal Finance: Forging Your Own Path to Financial Freedom
    Minimal Finance: Forging Your Own Path to Financial Freedom

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    Minimal Finance: Forging Your Own Path to Financial Freedom

    bySam Dixon Brown

    These days, it seems you can’t escape financial advice of the most extreme variety. How many times have you read or heard someone promising they can change your financial life only to discover their suggestions are well beyond your reach, or that they’re obviously unrealistic? Enter Sam Dixon Brown. In his Scribd Coach course Minimal Finance, Brown turns conventional financial wisdom on its head. Using a modified version of the “FIRE movement” as a starting point, he explains how he was able to save aggressively and manage his portfolio to retire early by setting goals that made sense for him. Brown also explains how each and every one of us can find the right way forward for financial freedom — without self-deprivation or immense wealth as a prerequisite. If you’re ready for some fresh, bold personal finance advice, look no further — Minimal Finance is the way of the future.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

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    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    byOliver Burkeman

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This program is read by the author. Time is our biggest worry: there is too little of it. The acclaimed Guardian writer Oliver Burkeman offers a lively, entertaining philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life. The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks. Nobody needs telling there isn’t enough time. We’re obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction; and we’re deluged with advice on becoming more productive and efficient, and “life hacks” to optimize our days. But such techniques often end up making things worse. The sense of anxious hurry grows more intense, and still the most meaningful parts of life seem to lie just beyond the horizon. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management. Rejecting the futile modern fixation on “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces listeners to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about time aren’t inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we’ve made as individuals and as a society—and that we could do things differently. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Power of Your Attitude: 7 Choices for a Happy and Successful Life
    The Power of Your Attitude: 7 Choices for a Happy and Successful Life
    The Power of Your Attitude: 7 Choices for a Happy and Successful Life

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    The Power of Your Attitude: 7 Choices for a Happy and Successful Life

    byStan Toler

    According to author and leadership specialist Stan Toler, our attitudes have enormous power to interpret, shape, and change our world. The Power of Your Attitude will help you analyze your thinking and get to the root of negative feelings and habits that undermine your happiness and success.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Stress Management Toolkit
    Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Stress Management Toolkit
    Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Stress Management Toolkit

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    Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Stress Management Toolkit

    bySaarim Aslam

    There’s no denying the troubling uptick in reports of severe anxiety that’s happening all around us. Anxiety and stress are normal emotions that can be an important part of our everyday experience — but when it’s persistent or begins affecting your day-to-day life, it’s important to know what’s going on and how to handle it. Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress offers a roadmap for understanding and managing stress and anxiety. Drawing from his experience as a research psychologist, Saarim Aslam provides a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of anxiety and stress that specifically addresses each of the three ways anxiety affects us: in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Aslam also shares quick tips for dealing with feelings of anxiety in a pinch, as well as exercises so you can begin applying what you’ve learned right away. Making Sense of Anxiety and Stress is your scientific one stop for managing anxiety, packed with new and time-tested insights on a crucial topic.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness
    Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness
    Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness

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    Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness

    byTim S. Grover

    From the elite performance coach who authored the international bestseller Relentless, and whose clients have included Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade, comes this brutally honest formula for winning in business, sports, or any arena where the battle is fiercely unforgiving. Featuring conversations with the authors recorded exclusively for the audiobook! In Winning, Tim Grover shows why he is one of the world’s most sought-after mindset experts. Drawing on his three decades of work with elite competitors, Grover strips away the clichés and rah-rah mentality that create mediocrity and challenges you to embrace reality with single-minded intensity. The prize? Massive success. Whether you’re an athlete with championship dreams, an entrepreneur building a business, a CEO managing an empire, a salesperson closing a deal, or simply a competitor determined to stand in the winner’s circle, Winning offers thirteen crucial principles for achieving unbeatable performance. Featuring exclusive conversations with the authors, the Winning audiobook reveals the truth about the obstacles and challenges that could be standing between you and your goals: Winning never lies. Winning knows your secrets. Winning wages war on the battlefield of your mind. Winning wants all of you. And more. If you’re addicted to the taste of success and crave more, then you’re ready for Winning’s results-driven performance strategy. And if you’re already winning and want to learn how to execute at a level that will establish you as one of the greatest—so you can own not just this moment but the next, and the next—this book will show you the path.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
    Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
    Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero

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    Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero

    byAmanda Kloots

    Performed by the author featuring original music by Nick Cordero. Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband, Broadway star, and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, whose public battle with COVID-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world. In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia. Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nick—a young father and otherwise healthy man—would return home. After an eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 that led to Nick’s being placed on a ventilator, Amanda took to documenting their journey on social media, showing the dangers COVID-19 posed to everyone, regardless of age. Her updates quickly captivated millions, inspiring people around the globe to dance each day to Nick’s song “Live Your Life” and offer positive thoughts and prayer. When he passed away after ninety-five grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda, her infant son, Elvis, and the future COVID-19 had snatched away from them. Live Your Life is the story of Nick and Amanda’s life together—of their beautiful relationship, of Nick’s dramatic fight for survival, of those sudden tragic months that permanently changed her world and ours—and of their interrupted future as a family. From the confusing early days of his illness to searching for signs of hope in every update from the doctors to the healing sound of Elvis’s laughter, Amanda details how she approached even the most devastating moments with the personal optimism and faith that have shaped her life. Written with her sister Anna Kloots, who was with her every step of this journey, Live Your Life explores how Amanda’s willingness to accept help from an entire community of people—friends, family, and even total strangers—played a vital role in enduring this hardship. In the process, she offers a touching meditation on how even the worst times have silver linings that deepen our connections to the world around us and to the people who matter most. What emerges is an inspiring and unexpectedly uplifting message for life in the time of COVID, a vision of courage for anyone coping with overwhelming loss or the collective trauma of what the pandemic has taken from us. A poignant reflection on love, hope, motherhood, and the transformational power of music, Live Your Life is a love letter to Nick and a reminder that, sometimes, celebrating life today is the only path through tomorrow’s darkness.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life
    The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life
    The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life

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    The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life

    byKate Eckman

    Excel at the Game of Life with Research-Backed Strategies We all understand the basics of physical fitness, and many resources teach mindfulness, business skills, and entrepreneurial chutzpah. But often undermining these goals are less-tangible roadblocks — mental and emotional baggage, deep-seated insecurity, self-judgment, and overwhelming stress and anxiety. In The Full Spirit Workout, Kate Eckman draws from her multifaceted training (as an athlete, executive leadership coach, and meditation teacher) to present a program that will empower you to break through these blocks and accomplish your goals. It’s a rewarding workout made up of daily mind-body-spirit exercises and neuroscience-based practices that bolster resilience and inner strength. Best of all, Coach Eckman builds in creativity, flexibility, and delight so that each “rep” feels less like work and more like play.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours
    Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours
    Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours

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    Checking In: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours

    byMichelle Williams

    Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health--especially her own. As a member of Destiny's Child, one of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral, she checked herself into a treatment facility. There she found the help she needed to live out the incredible story God was writing for her life. In her first book, Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of "checking in" with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going
    The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going
    The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going

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    The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going

    byDavid Kundtz

    Life Is A Race and With So Many Responsibilities It Can Feel Overwhelming “An elegant, powerful, and simple tool for finding serenity. Just what the world needs right now.” ―Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff We are always on the go. Balancing work, family, friends, and everything in between is a routine of running and never stopping─a cycle that can be tiring. We forget the beauty of the smaller moments and sometimes we forget ourselves. Stopping is a gift to yourself. Knowing when to breathe and regain a clearer vision of yourself and your surroundings helps give you a fresh perspective and an inner balance meant to help you feel in control of the bigger things. Who are you? What are your true priorities? Your responsibilities may have taken over and are preventing you from living to your fullest potential. Dr. Kundtz gives you insight into key questions you should be asking. Stop whatever you’re doing and enjoy the sunrise. Big things can grab your attention but don’t forget to turn around and find the serenity in stillness─the peace in a deep breath, and the happiness in remembering who you are. With this valuable guide learn to: Connect with the spiritual aspects of your life Practice mindfulness and reduce stress Acknowledge when it becomes too much and take a step back Use proper coping tactics to create healthier habits If you enjoyed books like A New Earth, The Untethered Soul, or The Road Less Traveled, then you’ll love The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • The Pillars of Self-Love
    The Pillars of Self-Love
    The Pillars of Self-Love

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    The Pillars of Self-Love

    byD'Yonna Riley

    Self-love is a ubiquitous concept in our culture. We know it's important to make self-love a priority and that we should cultivate greater self-love — but often, thanks to the impossible standards society tells us we should live up to, cultivating self-love can feel like a Herculean task. Fortunately, life coach D'Yonna Riley is here to help. In this audio course, The Pillars of Self-Love, Riley runs you through each step of developing a self-love routine, using the six "pillars" of self-love — self-acceptance, self-care, non-identification, self-compassion, gratitude, and boundaries — as a framework. She also explains how to take inventory of your values and their impact on your capacity for self-love, as well as how to create a self-love "action plan." Riley's course is empathetic, thoughtful, and bursting with fresh insights. If you're looking to make a concerted effort to cultivate self-love — look no further.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life
    The Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life
    The Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

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    The Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

    byAllen Klein

    Bestselling author and Mr. Jollytologist Allen Klein's latest book will helps readers escape the everyday ruts of our lives and help them open their eyes and find the awe around them.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion
    Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion
    Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion

    byRobert B. Cialdini

    The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini—New York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science. You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else. Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation Commitment and Consistency Social Proof  Liking  Authority Scarcity Unity, the newest principle for this edition Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research—including a three-year field study on what leads people to change—Influence is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

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    What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

    byOprah Winfrey

    "[Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry] are both capable, likable narrators who are sincerely engaged with their subject matter...The performances of these two humanitarians make this a must-hear for anyone recovering from their traumatic past." -- AudioFile Magazine This program is read by the authors. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. “Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”—Oprah Winfrey This audiobook is going to change the way you see your life. Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the audiobook, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future—opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
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