"It's easy to forget that no one's life / business is or should be perfect, including our own. Not a single one of us experiences success without struggle. I wish more of us would share those stories because I relate more to authenticity and I bet you do too." Ask any small business owner if they wish they had the wisdom and knowledge they have today when they were first starting out and the answer will absolutely be "Yes!" In a world of limitless resources available both online and in person, where does the prospective business owner begin? What if the thought of determining a revenue goal or profit and loss statement feels insurmountable? (Right-brained creatives raise your hand.) How does anyone make time for family and a career, much less their own enterprise? #Create is the guide every entrepreneur - or parentpreneur - needs to start and scale their small business, define goals and live a more fulfilling life as an individual or parent. More than a manual, #Create is a holistic account that reaches beyond its borders to inspire and empower creative proprietors to tackle the unknown one step at a time. Danielle LeFebvre is an accomplished professional photographer of twelve years who got her start as an architectural designer. She's the grateful and proud owner of a successful portrait and wedding business in Rhode Island. Danielle is a wife and mother with a refreshing and authentic voice on overcoming fear, improving self-worth and measuring (financial and emotional) success. In #Create, Danielle balances life experiences and advice with numerous resources and tools to grow a small business profitably, identify a target customer base, market meaningfully and achieve work life balance. "When we say we want to have more 'work-life balance,' what we really mean is we want to feel like we're making progress. We want to feel more accomplished and less stressed at the end of the day." Entrepreneurs looking to get started need not look further. #Create is the toolbox every professional needs to build something wonderful.
Are you an author or creative preparing for success? Do you want to learn to speak effectively in front of an audience? All successful creatives have to speak and present in public, whether that's at a festival, on a podcast or radio show, or as part of earning multiple streams of income. But you don’t have to be like Tony Robbins, bouncing around on stage with a booming voice and larger than life personality. You just have to be you and tell your story in your own way. In this book, I'll share everything I know as a professional speaker, author, and introvert. It includes the practicalities of speaking, as well as mindset issues like anxiety, plus the business side if you want to make speaking an income stream. You will discover: Part 1: Practicalities of SpeakingTypes of speaking, deciding on your topic, preparation, managing your energy, tips for slide packs, handouts, workbooks and more, personal presentation, giving the talk, managing people, panels, feedback and testimonials, performance tips, improving your speaking over time Part 2: Mindset Tackling anxiety, growing your confidence and authenticity Part 3: The Speaking Business How to get speaking events, running your own events, marketing, generosity and networking with others, your speaker brand, website and speaker's page, professional photos, email marketing, content marketing, social media, video, audio, how much to charge, increasing your revenue streams, financial considerations.Conclusion and Next StepsIf you want to learn how to speak effectively in front of an audience, sample or buy now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Penn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163876/bk_acx0_163876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For nearly two years, Darrin has been the sole audio engineer for a local radio show in his home town. As Darrin listened to many of the business leaders who came on the show, eventually meeting them in person, and connecting with them through social media, he began to realize that many of the leaders were coaches, and speakers with powerful, life-changing messages. Many of them had taken to social media to share their message with the world. However, in many cases, Darrin noticed the missing ingredient that could truly unlock the potential of their messages and bring them the revenue they needed to keep changing lives. While their messages were on point, they needed to take their quality to a higher level! The videos they shot had poor audio, lighting, backgrounds, or all of the above. The audio on their CDs, podcasts, and other projects didn't have that professional “polish” or “sheen” to it. Darrin heard and saw a need. Darrin began sharing tips with these leaders to help them improve their production quality, even attending conferences, and turning his hotel rooms into makeshift “studios” to record audio professionally for them so they could hear the difference. This effort only had a limited reach and impact though, and Darrin realized this. So he began shooting videos of his own to explain ways the leaders could improve their production quality. These videos covered various topics, mainly having to do with audio. However, through continued conversations and recording sessions with these leaders, Darrin saw an even bigger need. A step-by-step guide to help these coaches take their production quality to the next level! So in order to help more people at once, he drew on his 15+ years experience in the audio/visual production world to catalog best practices, tricks & tips, and recommendations on affordable gear into one publication - his first - Set the Tone! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darrin Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121228/bk_acx0_121228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The real estate industry is a unique industry. You can earn a real estate license, but it will not teach you how to sell real estate.No one knows how to sell real estate as the result of attending real estate school. The only people who come into the real estate industry, and who know how to sell real estate, are generally going to be second or third-generation real estate professional who grew up in the business with parents who made them go to open houses and attend showing appointments.Ninety-eight percent of people who earn a real estate license have no idea what they've just gotten themselves into, and they believe that it is their broker's responsibility to provide them with leads. They do not know that real estate is about entrepreneurship and that the majority of those with a real estate license are independent contractors.If you want to engage in real estate, you should know that you will be an independent contractor, you will be an entrepreneur, and you will be responsible for generating revenue. If you want to make a million dollars, well, you need to know how to generate leads.Agents need to know how to operate their own business, and they need to develop a business plan based on the market they want to serve. It is your responsibility as an agent to keep up with any changes to the rules and regulations in the business. It's also your responsibility to educate yourself on the latest trends in your local community and the technology you can use to reach that community. This audiobook will help.The Modern Real Estate Professionals Guide to Success is part of the THiNKaha series. Increase your online influence by picking up AHAthat, and easily share quotes from this audiobook on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. UNKNOWN N N ©2019 THiNKaha;(P)2019 THiNKaha http://www.audible.de/pd/B083JM2V56?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B083JM2V56?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Gift: It's All About Love (Unabridged) 6.95 AVAILABLE The Gift: It's All About Love (Unabridged) The Gift (Unabridged) Sourabh Mukherjee After his bitter break-up with girlfriend, Ishika, Aarav heads for his ancestral house in Mussoorie to get over his grief and to finish the novel he is working on. He meets Kishan, a child who has strayed into the house.... 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UNKNOWN N Y ©2018 Sourabh Mukherjee;(P)2019 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B0839LYXJN?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B0839LYXJN?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true How to Analyze People: The Definitive Guide to Speed Reading People Through Behavioral Psychology. Learn How to Analyze and Influence Anyone Through Mental…with Dark Psychology Techniques (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE How to Analyze People: The Definitive Guide to Speed Reading People Through Behavioral Psychology. Learn How to Analyze and Influence Anyone Through Mental…with Dark Psychology Techniques (Unabridged) How to Analyze People (Unabridged) Andrew Puket Become a superb profiler and expert on human behavior! Evaluating and analyzing someone are skills that can be developed and upgraded through certain psychological methods.... Brandon Eisner Andrew Cooper 2020-01-09 20:34:49 101 B083PQ7MDJ English - Science & Technology English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/178498de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/178498/bk_acx0_178498_sample.mp3 Become a superb profiler and expert on human behavior!Meeting new people can be stressful, especially if you struggle with social interactions. Even if you are a good communicator, the ability to read people can be very helpful in your work environment.Evaluating and analyzing someone are skills that can be developed and upgraded through certain psychological methods. Human behavior is an extremely interesting topic, one that has been covered in numerous publications, so it’s hard not to get lost in them.This audiobook has all the information you need in one place, to speed-read people and use behavioral psychology methods to your advantage. This in-depth guide on manipulative techniques will help you influence others, gain their trust, and react accordingly to the subtle signals they’re sending you.Here’s what you get with this audiobook:A guide on behavioral psychologyDetailed methods and techniques to read people in a short amount of timeInstructions on how to use the information you collect to your advantageMethods to influence and manipulate othersA list of certain ticks, signs, and subtle changes in tone of voice you’ll be able to recognizeA guide on reading and using non-verbal communication or body languageDefensive methods to avoid being manipulated and influencedNumerous examples of everyday situations you may find yourself in, and how to act accordingly Behavioral science is very complex, and it can be hard to understand when big, medical words are being thrown around. This guide is written in a clear, easy-to-understand way. You certainly don’t have to be a psychologist to be able to use the techniques the audiobook advocates. All you need is to follow the provided instructions, and you’ll be a great profiler in no time.If you want to master the ability to read people, and use proven scientific methods to do so, get this au UNKNOWN N N ©2019 Andrew Puket;(P)2020 Andrew Puket http://www.audible.de/pd/B083PQ7MDJ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B083PQ7MDJ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (Unabridged) Striking Thoughts (Unabridged) Bruce Lee Within the chapters of Striking Thoughts, you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's incredible success - as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world.... Peter Kim Echo Point Books & Media, LLC 2020-01-09 03:48:17 339 B083N1CPB1 English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/172013de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/172013/bk_acx0_172013_sample.mp3 A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst." (Bruce Lee)Within the chapters of Striking Thoughts, you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's incredible success - as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world. Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorisms - from spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmaking - all of which Bruce lived by.His ideas helped energize his life and career and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming challenging obstacles with seeming ease. They also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives, and this personal collection will help you in your journey, too.The sections include:On First Principles - life, existence, time, and deathOn Being Human - the mind, happiness, fear, and dreamsOn Matters of Existence - health, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversityOn Achievement - work, goals, faith, success, money, and fameOn Art and Artists - art, filmmaking, and actingOn Personal Liberation - conditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedomOn the Process of Becoming - self-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growthOn Ultimate (Final) Principles - yin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marki Lemons Ryhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177954/bk_acx0_177954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book contains a collection of four independent research papers on the economics of professional team sports leagues.In Chapter 2 we will present a basic model of talent investment in a team sports league. This model may give the reader a deeper understanding of the associative character of competition. No team can improve its position in the standings without worsening the position of other teams. Since sporting and economic success are usually correlated, this rank order contest may result in destructive competition. Our analysis can explain why clubs are caught in a typical prisoners’ dilemma type of equilibrium and why clubs tend to ’overinvest’ in playing talent. The model will incorporate typical features of team sports leagues such as an endogenous league prize, additional exogenous prizes and a system of promotion and relegation.In Chapters 3 and 4 we will extend our analysis by incorporating with the clubs and the players also the consumers (fans). We will derive fan demand from a general utility function by assuming that a fan’s willingness to pay depends on the quality of the match/league. This approach will enable us to provide a full-fledged welfare analysis of a sports league. In Chapter 3 we take the currently intensive discussions of the leading European football clubs to introduce salary caps as a motivation to analyze their welfare effects. Financial disparity and spiralling wages have triggered this debate in Europe. Using a game-theoretical model of a league consisting of both small- and large-market clubs we will investigate the effect of salary caps on competitive balance, the aggregate salary payments and social welfare. In Chapter 4 we analyze the welfare effect of one of the most common means of redistribution in a sports league - gate revenue-sharing. In its simplest form, gate revenue-sharing allows the visiting club to retain a share of the home club’s gate revenues. By means of a contest model with two asymmetric clubs, we will analyze the effect of alternative gate revenue-sharing arrangements on the investment behavior, competitive balance, club profits and social welfare.In Chapter 5 we turn our attention towards the labour-market of the European football leagues and will analyze the role of transfer restrictions. Transfer restrictions have a long tradition in professional football, but have come under heavy attack in recent years. The transfer system imposed by the football governing bodies on employment relations made sure that a player could not leave his current club and sign with another club without the current club’s explicit consent. The 1995 Bosman judgement of the European Court of Justice, declaring football players to be free agents after expiration of their contracts, and the 2001 intervention of the European Commission, which, among other things, limited contract durations in football, can be interpreted as the two major steps towards restricting the application of the transfer system. We will develop a theoretical model which captures an important and widely overlooked aspect of the employment relation in professional football: the allocation of risk. Players and clubs alike do not know how the productivity of a player will develop in future periods. If risk is the key driver behind the performance uncertainty of football players then there is a potential for value creation in this industry. Risk-averse players could buy insurance against future income uncertainty when contracting with risk-neutral clubs. Our model will analyze whether risk-averse football players really benefit from less restrictive transfer systems.The book concludes in Chapter 6 with a short discussion and a summary of the main results.
MLB Network is a television specialty channel dedicated to professional baseball. It is primarily owned by Major League Baseball. Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner and Cox Communications have minority ownership of the new network, with MLB retaining a controlling two-thirds share. The channel's headquarters and studios are located in the Secaucus, New Jersey facility which housed MSNBC's former studios until their 2007 move to 30 Rockefeller Plaza at NBC Universal Headquarters. Profitability is expected by the end of 2009, according to industry sources. And by 2015, revenue from cable subscriber fees and advertising is projected to soar beyond $210 million, with a net value easily exceeding $1 billion. The network soft-launched on December 16, 2008 with a rolling automated loop of archival programming and promotions for the network for cable systems that carried the network's transmissions leading up to the January 1 launch. Major League Baseball attempted a television venture in 1993 with The Baseball Network, where they would produce baseball programming, which would be distributed by ABC and NBC.
Winner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!Align your leadership team to deliver the highest possible value to your customersToo many organizations today suffer from silo-centric behavior and intra-organizational conflict. Yet most don't understand what's holding them back from achieving outstanding performance.Value stream mapping--an essential but underusedmethodology--is a proven approach to help you visualize and resolve disconnects, redundancies, and gaps in your value delivery system. More than merely a tool to eliminateoperational waste, value stream mapping is a highly effective means to transform leadership thinking, define strategy and priorities, and create customer-centric work flow.In this detailed guide, business performance improvement experts Karen Martin and Mike Osterling present a practical way to deeply understand how work gets done--in any environment--and how to design improvedwork systems.You'll learn how to:Prepare and engage your leadership team in the transformation processGain a deep understanding about your current work systems and the related barriers to delivering valueDesign a future state that enables outstanding performance on all frontsAdopt the new design and lay the foundation for continued improvementWhether you are a novice, an experienced improvement practitioner, or a leader, Value Stream Mapping will help you design and operate your business more effectively. And if your organization already uses value stream mapping, this book will help you improve yourtransformation efforts.In today's rapid-fire business environment, there are too many problems to be solved and too many opportunities to be leveraged to operate without a highly effective means for accomplishing the important work to be done.Value stream mapping is the missing link in business management and, properly executed, has the power to address many business woes.PRAISE FOR VALUE STREAM MAPPING "Value stream mapping has evolved from its roots as a tool used by geeks to reimagine and reconfigure manufacturing operations to a process to enable deep organizational intervention and transformation. With Value Stream Mapping , Karen Martin and MikeOsterling provide an outstanding guide for practitioners engaged in the challenging work of improving the horizontal flow of value across organizations." -- John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute, and author, Learning to See"Despite decades of viewing value stream mapping as the core tool of Lean transformations, there is still confusion. Karen and Mike put mapping in its proper perspective as a methodology for getting high-performing teams to see waste, share a future state vision, and build meaningful actions that are carried out with passion and purpose." -- Jeffrey Liker, author, The Toyota Way"In Value Stream Mapping , Karen and Mike not only provide a great how-to book for transforming value streams, they also demonstrate the benefits that taking a holistic view can have on an organization's culture and commitment to customer value. There is something to learn for the novice and expert on every page." -- Jeff Chester, Chief Revenue Officer & Senior Vice President, Availity"Martin and Osterling have written an excellent book that shows you how to do value stream mapping and do it right. Follow their advice and your organization will get the profoundly radical change required to better serve your customers and create unprecedented profits and agility." -- Brian Maskell , author, Practical Lean Accounting"VSM is often misunderstood and underutilized. Strategically, it can be a Rosetta Stone to help bring disparate organizational silos together and a catalyst for stimulating and prioritizing enterprise-wide transformation. Karen and Mike h
Combine the best parts of your personal and professional life to live the life you really want Balance is BS is an unflinching and honest look at the challenges that today's working woman faces in balancing her professional and personal lives. In the United States, women comprise over 40% of household income. Increased gender diversity in the modern business landscape continues to have a positive impact on bottom lines and revenue reports across the economy and offers significant benefits for ambitious women in the workplace. This increase of women in the workforce does present a serious problem--women are working longer and harder outside of the home, but their workload has not lessened inside of the home. While their career prospects rise, expectations of our family and personal lives remain flat. Women pursue the mythical 'work-life' balance and feel guilty for not reaching it. There is a better way.This insightful book provides working women with real-world advice, enabling them to blend your personal and professional life, avoid burning out, and raise expectations of themselves and those around them. Every chapter presents practical exercises to identify values and focus on what matters most. Following the path laid out by this essential guide allows you to: Blend business and personal lives together without compromising your values Adjust expectations of yourself and others around you Use practical exercises and effective techniques to combine work, social, family, and parenting lives Stop feeling guilty about your work-life balance and embrace the best parts of both Balance is BS is an invaluable resource for working women regardless of profession, experience, and status. Author Tamara Loehr draws on her years of entrepreneurial success to share her proven methods of merging work, play, and family to map out and reach the life you actually want to live.
In today's business environment, market maturity and globalization have increased the level of competition, making it more difficult to capture and increase market share. This has led to the age of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), where the easiest way to grow your business and deliver shareholder value is to acquire and merge companies and their revenue streams. The net result is that most people will either have to experience and survive M&As firsthand, or at least know someone that has gone through a merger or acquisition in their professional career. Though management will paint M&As as a 'win-win' for all those involved, the reality is that the only people who win are the executive management teams. The remaining employees are trapped in the middle trying to make M&As work for their own survival. 10 Truths of Mergers and Acquisitions: A Survival Guide lays out the reality of what happens when companies are acquired or merged. Starting with The Truth of Mergers: 'There are no mergers, only acquisitions,' each truth is conveyed with humor and irony, backed by real-life examples, and offers guidelines for success to help you survive the situation. Dr. C. M. Cower shares his own personal M&A mistakes and lessons learned, preparing you to delicately tread through the minefield of acquisitions and mergers.