The incredible true story of a teenage hacker from Germany who goes to New York, looking for love. What could possibly go wrong?
"Bad Choices Make Good Stories" is a darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events. Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She’s an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.
"The most engaging memoir I’ve ever read."★★★★★ (5/5)-Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favorite
"One whirlwind adventure after another. I was enthralled."★★★★ (4/4)-Christina Rose, Online Book Club
"This generation’s version of Catcher in the Rye. I kid you not. It’s that good."★★★★★ (5/5)-Ray Simmons, Readers’ Favorite
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Have you ever wondered why other people seem to succeed, while your life is standing still? The truth of the matter is that you have the same opportunities as other people but just haven’t found out how to use them to your own advantage. Life coaches tell clients that they can achieve anything and having the right leadership skills will help drive your life in the right direction.
There are so many people that live mundane lives. They may be highly qualified. They may even be able to make a reasonable living for themselves, but how many of them really live the dream? With the right skills, you can turn your life around and find the right direction. It’s merely a matter of adjusting your outlook.
In this book, we show you all of the skills that great leaders have that set them apart from the rest. We give you examples of people whose names you will recognize and what you will notice is the enthusiasm that these people show toward others. They are on a mission. They know what that mission is and even when they make mistakes along the way, they are able to use these mistakes to learn.
Instead of putting up with your mundane lifestyle, take a step into the shoes of successful leaders and become one. This book tells you how this can happen and where you need to start. The qualities that we have described in the book are those that set normal people apart from extraordinary people. If you would rather turn the other way and continue doing what you do, then this won’t be the book for you. However, if you are fed up with watching as others reap all of the rewards, then this book can show you the qualities you need and explain them to you in an understandable way, so that you are set on the course of success.
Whether you are looking for a promotion, looking to start a business venture or simply looking for a new avenue in your life, these leadership skills will help you pave the way. Each of the skills is explained in full so that you can relate it to your life and begin to see how all of this works together to make your life better.
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Bob Lotich founded ChristianPF.com back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job.
While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period.
Who this book is written for:
Those who want to get started blogging
Those who are already blogging but aren’t making as much money as they’d like to.
Who this book is NOT written for:
People looking for a get-rich-quick system that requires little effort.
Experienced bloggers making over $1000/m (though the book will still probably be helpful, it isn’t written to this audience)
Some of the topics covered in the book:
4 Steps to Start Blogging in 10 minutes
How to setup a Self-Hosted Blog
The importance of a Customizable Wordpress theme
3 primary ways to earn from your blog
How long does it take to make money from your blog?
How to get traffic to your blog
SEO Tips for bloggers
How I increased Adsense earnings $1500/m in less than 3 months
10 helpful tools that made it all possible
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop—a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture—to “save” themselves and the city. Converting street corners to open-air churches and gangsta rap beats into anthems of praise, holy hip hoppers used gospel rap to navigate complicated social and spiritual realities and to transform the Southland’s fractured terrains into musical Zions. Armed with beats, rhymes, and bibles, they journeyed through black Lutheran congregations, prison ministries, African churches, reggae dancehalls, hip hop clubs, Nation of Islam meetings, and Black Lives Matter marches. Zanfagna’s fascinating ethnography provides a contemporary and unique view of black LA, offering a much-needed perspective on how music and religion intertwine in people's everyday experiences.
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset.
Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love. But people who’ve overcome food addiction and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child…
Open the cage even an inch—or show that dog an ounce of fear—and it’ll quickly burst out to shred your healthy eating plans, undoing all your progress in a heartbeat.
From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist—and previous consultant to major food manufacturers—Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your “fat thinking self.” He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.
If despite your best intentions you find yourself in one or more of the following situations then this book is for you…
You’ve tried diet after diet with no permanent success…
You constantly think about food and/or your weight…
You feel driven to eat when you’re not hungry (emotional overeating)…
You sometimes feel you can’t stop eating even though you’re full…
You sometimes feel guilty or ashamed of what you’ve eaten…
You behave differently with food in private than you do when you’re with other people…
You feel the need to fast and/or severely restrict your food to “make up” for serious bouts of overeating…
Never Binge Again can help you:
Dramatically improve your ability to stick to ANY healthy food plan so you can achieve your weight loss and/or fitness goals…
Quickly recover from mistakes without self judgement or unnecessary guilt…
Free yourself from the prison of food obsession so you can enjoy a satisfying, delicious, and healthy diet for the rest of your life!
"What the Hades is this? It can’t be this simple. But I’m closer to my goal weight than I’ve been in decades!" – Peter Borromeo
"A powerful, thought provoking, and very un-ladylike approach to the problem of bingeing!" – Stephanie King
"A unique and brilliant way to leverage will power; passionate, convincing, defiant and inspiring – all at the same time" – Richard Guy
"Never Binge Again squelched that awful voice in the back of my mind which says ‘you’ll backslide eventually, no matter what.’ Thanks to this book failure is no longer an option!" – Warren Start
"I’m still reeling with the revelation I have the ability to Never Binge Again, just like my ability to never rob a bank, never push and old lady into traffic, or never jump off of a perfectly good cliff! […] This book is THE TOOL I need to conquer ever attempting to satisfy emotional feelings with carbo-laden calories again!" – Traci Rickards
"If you follow this simple program, you CAN see results without the ‘normal’ struggle. No eating foods you don’t like. No fancy rules, schedules or psychotic workouts. It puts you fully in charge of your eating…and it’s sustainable." – Keith Duncan CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
"Refreshingly unlike any other nutrition/healthy-eating/wellbeing title I’ve ever read…and I’ve read quite a few! The total absence of charts, food diaries, calorie counters and so on is fabulous." – Celia Almeida
The Naked Truth is not just another book about self-publishing. Nine New York Times Bestselling authors share their knowledge, their experiences, and their souls.
Jana DeLeon- A former CFO discusses taxes, corporations, LLCs, employees, deductions and many other things to help form your own author co-op.
Tina Folsom- An expert and bestseller in the foreign market. What to watch out for when dealing with translators, how to attract foreign readers, what countries are hot, foreign rights and much more.
Colleen Gleason- How does an MBA and two decades of sales and marketing experience translate into creating and promoting a brand that represents YOU and your work? Learn how to tackle an important element of self-publishing.
Jane Graves-What’s it like to spend more than a decade as a traditionally published author and make the switch to indie? Jane will offer guidelines to help you determine if you’re ready to make the leap.
Debra Holland- With a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Holland knows the mind of a writer. How do you stay sane and run a business, while trying to meet deadlines and run the emotional gauntlet caused by being an author.
Dorien Kelly-A tough and practical attorney who will share legal pitfalls that could arise while self-publishing. She’ll also delve into contracts and clauses that can tighten the noose around an author’s neck.
Theresa Ragan- Finished your book and don’t know what to do next? Theresa Ragan shares the basic steps to get you started on your self-publishing journey. Theresa also talks about money and shares real data.
Denise Grover Swank-Thinking of hiring an assistant? Where do you find one? And how do you form a business plan for a business that can be anything but consistent?
Jasinda Wilder-What happens when you have a book that skyrockets? Do you take the traditional deals thrown your way or stay indie? How to make hard decisions from multi-New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder.
Get the naked truth from nine women who know.
Unsure of Yourself? Learn How to Develop More Confidence in Your Abilities and Achieve Your Goals
Most of us have no problems identifying goals we want to accomplish. It’s putting these plans into action that is difficult.
Sometimes we lack discipline or motivation. However, there’s another reason why you might struggle to make changes in your life – you have low self-efficacy.
What is self-efficacy? What are the main four sources of it? How can you develop more confidence in your abilities?
These are some of the questions I’ll answer in this short book. The advice you’re about to read is based both on scientific research and my personal experience. I will share fundamental knowledge that will help you build more confidence in your abilities and reach your goals.
Here are just a few things you will learn from the book:
– Five characteristics of people with strong self-efficacy and five characteristics of people with weak self-efficacy. These behaviors determine whether you’ll realize your full potential or succumb to mediocrity.
– What you can learn from building a university in space (and what it has to do with the belief in your own abilities). It’s the single most important thing to achieve bigger and bigger goals.
– A simple therapy to teach you how to handle failure the right way. It’s uncomfortable, but you can be sure it will kill your fear of failure once and for all.
– What a strange study about hitting dolls or treating them kindly can teach you about how others affect your beliefs about your competence. It’s the second most effective way to increase the strength of your belief in your abilities.
– What a phenomenon discovered by a German industrial psychologist can teach you about motivation. There’s a simple way to inspire you to put more effort into your goals.
– The #1 key to improving the confidence in your abilities. If you don’t have time to read the entire book, read this one tip alone.
– What a study on experts and novices can teach you about how experts approach problems. You too can adapt this behavior to shorten your learning curve and develop a stronger belief in your abilities.
If you don’t actively work on developing a strong sense of self-efficacy, making any kind of changes in your life will be an extremely difficult ordeal. Scroll up and buy this book now to change your life for the better.