Self Help & Motivation

Self Help & Motivation

  • Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

    Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

    Ksh 1899

    Brief Summary In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus. Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. Stillness Is the Key offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.  

  • The Connector by Regina Mutiru

    The Connector by Regina Mutiru

    Ksh 799

    Brief Summary In The Connector: The Power of Social Networking, Regina Mutiru shares her personal journey in social networking.  From a humble beginning as a waitress in a restaurant in Nairobi, she uses her networks well to acquire, both a first-class education and later grows to become an expert on Women, Peace and Security. In this recollection – written in first-person – the power of human connection comes alive. This booklet aptly captures six key questions of social networking, who, what, when, where, why and how, and its benefits. It is an invitation to you, the reader, to marshal the dividends of connecting and networking in the most creative way possible; storytelling.  

  • The 11 Laws of Likability by Michelle Tillis Lederman

    The 11 Laws of Likability by Michelle Tillis Lederman

    Ksh 2099

    Brief Summary The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like As the founder and CEO of the management training organization Executive Essentials, Michelle Tillis coaches and trains leaders to experience continual growth and achieve results through the power of collaboration, communication, and relationships. In 11 Laws of Likability, she presents activities, self-assessment quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from professional and social settings to show readers how to identify what's likable in themselves and use those characteristics to build connections with other professionals.  The worst thing anyone can do when trying to establish a personal bond with someone is to come across as manipulative or self-serving. That’s why Michelle focuses on the power of authentic connections, which go much deeper and feel much easier than trying to hit self-imposed business card collection quotas. This book presents a new paradigm that shows even the most networking-averse how to network well--and maybe even enjoy the process.  You’ll discover how to start conversations and keep them going with ease; convert acquaintances into friends; uncover people's preferences; tweak your personal style to enable engaging, reciprocal interactions; and leave a lasting impression on others after your initial meeting. We all know that networking is important, and that forming relationships with others is a vital part of success. But traditional forms of networking often remove emotions from the equation--focusing only on immediate goals. This book teaches readers how to build the kind of deep relationships that have true staying power, bring genuine joy, and provide long-term support.  

  • Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

    Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

    Ksh 1499

    Brief Summary From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are millions of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.  

  • Talking to strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

    Talking to strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

    Ksh 1699

    Brief Summary Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland---throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.  Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.  

  • The Billionaire Within Unlocking Your Inner Treasure by Wale Akinyemi

    The Billionaire Within Unlocking Your Inner Treasure by Wale Akinyemi

    Ksh 1099

    Brief Summary There is a billionaire within every pauper, a leader within every follower, a king within every subject and a master within every servant. The greatest day in the life of a person is the day that they discover the path that will lead them to their true selves.  No one was put on the earth to struggle. Everyone was born to win at something. This thriller is the story of a young man who made the discovery of the treasure within and how he developed it against all odds.  You will be provoked, you will be inspired, you will see all the excuses of the past melt away like snow in the sun. You will find yourself dreaming differently, speaking different and heading to a good new direction in your life.  

  • Insights of An X Chromosomed Idealist by Lesego Montsho

    Insights of An X Chromosomed Idealist by Lesego Montsho

    Ksh 2299

    Brief Summary Insights of an X Chromosomed Idealist is a 300 paged metaphysical PowerBook that pronounces the coherent notion that is envisioned to remodel and upsurge the frame of mind and standard of living for every single person existing in the digital age, including the subsequent and preceding generations of all X chromosomed folks.  The whole conception is mirrored in relation to technology encroachments, societal calligraphies, edification, engagement in leadership, the natural sense of Influence bestowed in women, fiscal vision, the serenity women have and their wide-ranging perspicacity. At the same time, it’s essentially proposed to be an antidote for any trends, patterns, disorders and judgments or philosophies that keep women neglectful of the power they incorporate. As a result the restorative effect within this book to all people will allow them to advance in every important zone of their lives without afflictions and constraints. At the end of the day women will faithfully play a part in world exchange and productivity.  

  • Another Fabulous Year by Joyce Wakini

    Another Fabulous Year by Joyce Wakini

    Ksh 1199

    Brief Summary Goals don’t quit. It is people who quit. The book starts by introducing the fact that we are all gifted, dreamers infact. Then it proceeds to instruct us that for our goals to turn into something tangible, we must be the ones to change and adapt to meet up with the requirements of our heart’s desires. Want to know the secret to successful change? By preparing ourselves mentally, then can we say to the new task at hand, ‘bring it on! When you change, you change the old status of; processes, patterns, people, places, power, position and even resources. Then it proceeds to speak about planning and organizing above aspects towards the direction that you want to go. Planning the change process itself, is a mental journey through our expectations. Take a look at your wish list or next new years’ resolutions. They are not just an idea not just a dream.  Author Joyce Wakini teaches that it is planning that molds a simple hearts’ desire into a goal. Do New Years’ resolutions work? No they don’t! It is you who has to get up to work on them. The focus of the book moves on to speak about actual implementation of plans, decisions, new years’ resolutions, budgets, fitness plans, meal plans, holiday plans...name them. Physical work turns them around into things that benefit us or maybe - benefit the whole world too. That excellent work produces results which become a crown, shining upon our heads taking us to a higher realm of achievement, the next horizon. Emphasis is that you have to become a participant if not a leader of the change you want to see happen, regardless of whether it is personal, family, work, community, national and at the international levels. It concludes by touching on our attitude towards life, work, achievement, failure, people, love and hate. Second, third and fourth...chances. With thanksgiving we receive our rewards, from the work of our hands. This motivational book is an eye opener whose values are founded on biblical statutes. It takes into consideration how those who have gone before us set an example of how they pursued their desires to change the world with factual solutions. From chapter to chapter this guide helps us explore seven essential character traits for navigating through your resolutions successfully enough to have another fabulous year.  

  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    Ksh 1099

    Brief Summary Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class': lessons in how to live.   

  • Die Empty by Todd Henry

    Die Empty by Todd Henry

    Ksh 1799

    Brief Summary Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Each day that you postpone the hard work and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation will result in a net deficit to the world, to your company, and to yourself. Die Empty is a tool for individuals and companies that aren't willing to put off their best work.  Todd Henry explains the forces that keep people in stagnation and introduces a three-part process for tapping into your passion: Excavate: Find the bedrock of your work to discover what drives you. Cultivate: Learn how to develop the curiosity, humility, and persistence that save you from getting stuck in ruts. Resonate: Learn how your unique brilliance can inspire others. Henry shows how to find and sustain your passion and curiosity, even in tough times.  

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    Ksh 1099

    Brief Summary Traditional Chinese edition of The Old Man and The Sea edited for young adults. The story is told with text and graphics and accompanied with Zhuying (phonetic annotation).  A reading guide of this Hemingway classic helps young readers develop their writing skills.  

  • The Little Black Book of Success

    The Little Black Book of Success

    Ksh 1499

    Brief Summary The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women In this engaging and invaluable “mentor in your pocket,” three dynamic and successful black female executives share their strategies to help all black women, at any level of their careers, play the power game—and win. Rich with wisdom, this practical gem focuses on the building blocks of true leadership—self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage—while dealing specifically with stereotypes (avoid the Mammy Trap, and don’t become the Angry Black Woman) and the perils of self-victimization (don’t assume that every challenge occurs because you are black or female). Some leaders are born, but most leaders are made—and The Little Black Book of Success will show you how to make it to the top, one step at a time.  

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