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|Author||: Raul A Deju|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Thirty-five of my BFF and I decided last year to write snippets of our lives, reflecting on how we used our mojo to survive and thrive. Many of us escaped adversity in our home countries, including the genocide of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the Cuban Revolution, and the brutal life in the rural mountain villages of Per. Others in my list of BFF escaped the equally harsh demons of drug addiction, while others survived poverty, racism, war, and all forms of discrimination. However, nothing could stop any of us in our aim to lead a successful life with no sulking. None of us considered success the result of becoming rich and famous; instead, to us, success meant bettering ourselves, bettering the world, innovating where we could, and creating businesses, such as Charles Schwab, EnergySolutions, Yahoo, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, parts of the Virgin Group, and many others. We have accomplished our goals through passion, leadership, and perseverance without sacrificing our values, and we continue to do so today. The book contains our stories in our own words, and just like Napoleon Hill did in his famous book Think and Grow Rich in 1937, we have analyzed our life trips and derived the twenty rules that we have consciously or unconsciously followed to achieve our individual success. The stories represent three dozen lifetimes of successes and failures, or perhaps we should call them learning steps. Through it all, we have used our mojo to the max and still do so today. We truly got mojo, and these are our stories of inspiration and perspiration.
|Author||: Marshall Goldsmith|
|Editor||: Hachette Books|
Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment--and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it. In his follow-up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get--and keep--our Mojo. Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: identity (who do you think you are), achievement (what have you done lately?), reputation (who do other people think you are--and what have you've done lately?), and acceptance (what can you change--and when do you need to just "let it go"?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming. Mojo is: that positive spirit--towards what we are doing--now--that starts from the inside--and radiates to the outside. Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us. The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning--not only in business, but in life.
|Author||: Gary Bertwistle|
|Editor||: Allen & Unwin|
"Mojo is that spark which if you have it is the difference between having just a good day and a great day. If you lose your mojo you are not firing on all cylinders. You can tell when you've lost your mojo. You can always tell when you've got it when you think 'this has been a great day'."--Provided by publisher.
|Author||: Gary Bertwistle|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Want to be the best dad ever in the eyes of your kids? It's easier than you think! This inspiring, easy-to-read book from the best-selling author of Who Stole My Mojo? shows you how to set the right tone, example and environment for your kids to give them the very best introduction to life. That's the difference between being a good dad and being an outstanding dad - a dad with mojo. My Dad's Got Mojo is the book for regular guys who want to raise happier, healthier and more creative kids. If you want to be the best dad you can be, start thinking differently, have fun, laugh and get your mojo going!
|Author||: Tim Tharp|
|Editor||: Knopf Books for Young Readers|
All Dylan wants is mojo. What is mojo? It's power. The ability to command respect. It's everything Dylan doesn't have. He gets no respect at school, and when he finds the dead body of a classmate, even the police push him around. All the thanks he gets for trying to help the investigation with his crime drama skills is a new nickname at school: Body Bag. So when Dylan hears about a missing rich girl from the other side of town, he jumps at the chance to dive into this mystery. Surely if he cracks a case involving a girl this beautiful and this rich, he'll get not only a hefty cash reward, but the mojo he's looking for. His investigation takes him into the world of an elite private high school and an underground club called Gangland. As Dylan—along with his loyal friends Audrey and Randy—falls down the rabbit hole, lured by the power of privilege, he begins to lose himself. And the stakes of the game keep getting higher.
|Author||: Ginni Mansberg|
|Editor||: New Holland Pub Pty Limited|
Offers solutions to everyday problems that arise in areas ranging from work and the home to nutrition, sleep, and relationships, featuring suggestions for reducing stress in each area and living a more fulfilling life.
|Author||: Marshall Goldsmith|
|Editor||: Happy About|
Mojo happens the moment we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive, and the rest of the world recognizes it. '#MOJOtweet' by New York Times best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith reveals how we can create Mojo in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it. In this book, you will explore the vital ingredients for building Mojo--identity, achievement, reputation, and acceptance--and realize the five qualities necessary to do an activity well--motivation, knowledge, ability, confidence, and authenticity. In 140 bite-sized insights (ahas), Goldsmith teaches readers how to discover and nurture these elements within ourselves and how to use them as building blocks for creating our own personal Mojo, the result of which is happiness, reward, meaning, learning, and gratitude. One of the key insights in the book says, "The only person who can de ne meaning and happiness for you is YOU " This book will make you think, this book will make you act, this book can help you cultivate better Mojo and become a better YOU. Goldmsith says that "our general tendency is to continue to do what we are already doing," but the paradox is that "this might not be sufficient for getting and keeping Mojo." So, do something different--something powerful, something purposeful, something positive--and get and keep '#MOJOtweet' today. Read more in his new book, 'MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It.' '#MOJOtweet' is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).
|Author||: Alanna Christine|
Alanna Christine always emerges smelling like a rose—or, at least, she sculpts the pile of crap she’s in to look like a rose. She likens herself to a phoenix, constantly burning up and rising from the ashes in this memoir that combines aspects of “Cinderella” with “The Little Engine that Could.” From being adopted and feeling out of place to contemplating suicide and going through a divorce, she’s conquered obstacles with grace and humor. With hard-fought wisdom, she’s forged ahead regardless of the stumbling blocks thrown in her path. Perhaps the biggest challenge has been living with multiple sclerosis, which has taught her that asking for help doesn’t indicate weakness—it indicates strength. She’s also learned that we truly don’t miss anything until it’s gone. In candid fashion, she looks back on her personal trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, and miracles she’s witnessed on the way. While she’s scared of what the future might hold, she’s already discovered strength she never knew she had. Get ready to be inspired by the important life lessons in How I Got a Horse Out of a Toilet.
|Author||: Joe R. Lansdale|
|Editor||: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard|
Mucho Mojo is the basis for the second season of the new Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard. Hap and Leonard return in this incredible, mad-dash thriller, loaded with crack addicts, a serial killer, and a body count. Leonard is still nursing the injuries he sustained in the duo's last wild undertaking when he learns that his Uncle Chester has passed. Hap is of course going to be there for his best friend, and when the two are cleaning up Uncle Chester's dilapidated house, they uncover a dark little secret beneath the house's rotting floor boards—a small skeleton buried in a trunk. Hap wants to call the police. Leonard, being a black man in east Texas, persuades him this is not a good idea, and together they set out to clear Chester's name on their own. The only things standing in their way is a houseful of felons, a vicious killer, and possibly themselves.
|Author||: Nan Mahon|
Bad side of the blues From a dive in Memphis to Carnegie Hall, blues music has no permanent address. Guitarist and singer Blind Buddy O'Brian is fighting his way back to the top of the musical hill where he was before years of drugs and alcohol kept him in the low rent district. A new hit record rising on the charts is overshadowed by the murder of his band's singer, Nina. When the police find out that Buddy he is being used as a drug mule each time his band goes on tour, they tell him he could be the next victim. Buddy is side tracked by a cheating manager, a designing female police detective, and his own pride and arrogance. In spite of the best efforts of his girlfriend, Ivy, and his dog, Mojo, Buddy finds himself on the bad side of the blues.
|Author||: Marika Lindholm,Cheryl Dumesnil,Katherine Shonk,Domenica Ruta|
|Editor||: She Writes Press|
In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. In We Got This, seventy-five solo mom writers tell the truth about their lives—their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Some of these writers’ names will sound familiar, like Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, and Elizabeth Alexander, while others are about to become unforgettable. Bound together by their strength, pride, and—most of all— their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms—and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.
|Author||: Judge Leonia J. Lloyd|
In 1949, twin sisters came into this world surprising everybody including their parents and the doctor because he heard only one heartbeat. On a path ordered by God, the twins touched the lives of many in their roles as teachers, attorneys, and judges. The rocky road the twins followed to achieve these professions was God’s way of preparing them for life. In Your Honor, Your Honor, author Judge Leonia J. Lloyd tells the story of this dynamic duo whose professional careers led them to become models, schoolteachers, and entertainment lawyers. Eventually, with their unique moniker, Twins for Justice, they became the first identical-twin district court judges to sit on the same bench at the same time in the country. Focusing on restorative justice, their careers were on a meteoric rise until the unexpected and sudden death of Judge Leona Lloyd put an abrupt halt to their successful lives together. Lost and alone, Leonia was in the storm of her life; despair had an iron clad grip around her. She turned to God for guidance, and her prayers were answered. Your Honor, Your Honor chronicles her life experiences including her relationship with her twin, her struggles against racism, her account of the grieving process, and her stride toward justice.
|Author||: Eligah Boykin Jr.|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Alphonso Gentle thought he was holding the winning hand, then Master Mojo moved in on the scene for a piece of the action. Once Master Mojo put his pimp hand down and turned out one of Alphonso’s favorite models, Sheba, Alphonso swore to himself to get Detroit payback. The up and coming Master Artist Alphonso Gentle confronts the infamous pimp Master Mojo in a Trial by Combat. Get a ringside seat with Alphonso’s friends or perch outside on a Cadillac with Mojo’s Army for the play-by-play. You are down here on the ground with Alphonso Gentle. Check out for yourself who ends up holding all the cards!
|Author||: Mark Jennings|
|Editor||: Holy Fire Publishing|
Tribulation starts tomorrow. But tonight Sonny Bachi just wants to get drunk and stoned with his high school buddies. Before the night is over though he meets God too and under His guidance and empowerment grows through the violent and world changing times to eventually become Christianity's final and greatest warrior. Along with his new friends, a supernaturally gifted prophet, and a small Christian remnant army, they not only survive in the post-apocalyptic world ruled by the anti-christ, but then even take the battle to the beast, setting the stage for the return of Jesus Himself in an end-of-this-world story that will hopefully have everyone believing and asking, Can I come to heaven too?
|Author||: Nalo Hopkinson|
When enslaved people were brought from the western part of Africa to the Americas, they were forbidden to speak their native languages or practice their religions in the New World.
|Author||: Tom Deitz|
|Editor||: Untreed Reads|
The World Walls separating the "real world" from the alternate world of Faerie are becoming so thin that Faerie can now be seen in satellite photographs. As craven mortal land developers threaten to exploit the magic lands, David Sullivan finds that it is up to him and his friends to prevent the High King Lugh from implementing his "final solution" to a most vexing problem—humankind.
|Author||: Christopher M. Fisher|
|Editor||: Christopher M Fisher|
21st Century Sales: Fast Forward provides a new buzz word for sales and how to find success by understanding a bigger picture than yesterday and today. In the mind of every salesman lies a winner often plagued by outdated or incorrect beliefs. Looking deeper than the surface and realizing the origins of our basic thought patterns brings change. By seeing inside ourselves, we can eliminate bad habits and negative thoughts by understanding them to create a positive outlook and future. 21st Century Sales: Fast Forward carefully examines how to be the master of our own destiny. Because much of what we do in life is sales, real world examples are used to advance sales methods by understanding our basic thoughts. The book explores in detail many techniques to form a new outlook for sales mastery. In studying personal focus, beliefs, and habits, the door to a winning sales career is unlocked.
|Author||: Amy Tiemann|
Read Amy Tiemann's posts on the Penguin Blog. MOJO MOM helps you answer the question, "Who Am I Now that I'm A Mom?" What is Mommy Mojo? It's the feeling you get when you're a parent at the top of your game, juggling the kids and the many facets of life, and keeping your own needs in balance. Motherhood is a tremendous gift, but it's also a huge identity shift. Becoming a Mojo Mom means bringing your self and your dreams back into focus, while still giving your family the loving attention it needs. It may sound like a fantasy, but it can be done. Mojo Mom shows women practical ways to: *Prepare to become a Mom without losing your identity *Survive and enjoy the intense early years *Save some of your best energy and creativity for your own ideas and dreams *Reenter the workplace or take on a new path with confidence and ease *Learn the key elements to the long-term success of your marriage *Become a Naptime Activist-and change the world in just an hour a week *Rise above the "Mommy Wars" between stay-at-home and working moms *Use motherhood as an opportunity for reinvention Getting your mojo back is not just another item for your to-do list-it's your right. Amy Tiemann, MomsRising.org executive team member and founder of MojoMom.com, will help every woman explore her true self.
|Author||: Sedonia Guillone|
|Editor||: Ai Press|
Publisher’s note: This book was previously published in 2008. It has been revised for re-release with Ai Press. Japanese police inspector Toshi and his American partner John are back in this sequel to His Beautiful Samurai. Toshi and John are still reeling from their last adventure, dealing with family issues and trying to get ready for Toshi's uncle's funeral. Toshi’s uncle died with a secret that’s kept Toshi tied to his family, unable to fulfill his own life. During the funeral preparations, his uncle's dear friend and former lover, Tokuma comes to Toshi for help. Fearing his nephew Yuzo has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, Tokuma asks Toshi and John to look into the young man's disappearance. Their investigation takes them into the murky underworld of the Japanese mob, and eventually leads them undercover to the temple of the White Tiger, a place of spirituality, love and danger. Learning the ways of the White Tiger opens John up to his psychic ability in unexpected ways, and brings the lovers closer than they ever thought possible. Through a series of unbelievably erotic encounters, John and Toshi learn the power of their love, and begin to believe that they can overcome anything, from Toshi's disapproving family to the mystery of the missing nephew. Can they find Yuzo before it's too late? Sedonia Guillone is the author of His Beautiful Samurai and My Hot Muse, stories that blend high eroticism with tender characters to create unique and powerful romances.