The bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - The Four Steps to the Epiphany is one of the most influential and practical business books of all time. The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Rather than blindly execute a plan, The Four Steps helps uncover flaws in product and business plans and correct them before they become costly. Rapid iteration, customer feedback, testing your assumptions are all explained in this book. Packed with concrete examples of what to do, how to do it and when to do it, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success. If your organization is starting a new venture, and you're thinking how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development you need The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Essential reading for anyone starting something new.
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True love is just four steps away! Put your best foot forward with Mr. Alexander's Four Steps to Love, a simple program for finding the soul mate you deserve. In just four easy steps, you'll learn how to visualize your perfect partner, show off your best features, meet 2,000 new people, and find the dream companion who lives within. Mr. Alexander's whimsical illustrations and handwritten instructions guide you through visualization exercises, motivational rituals, take-charge activities, and more. These techniques have already helped people around the world find their partners in life--and now they can help you. We can't change our fate--but we can improve our odds. Mr. Alexander shows us how.
They say true love is priceless, but is it worth fifty million dollars? With Second Chances, their wedding planning business, starting to take off, four best friends must decide whether they’ll take some second chances of their own. Free-spirited Lily finds herself forced to choose between her sure-thing inheritance and a chance at true love; the no-longer-predictable Elaine surprises everyone–including herself–when romance comes calling from her past; Sarah, the uncompromisingly unconventional artist, finds herself contemplating the most unexpected choice of all; and the always-clear-eyed Jo suddenly finds herself second-guessing her own second chance at happily-ever-after. The choice for each of them is “I do” or “I don’t,” and the decision will change their lives. Breakups, makeups, and romance at every turn–life always offers up its best surprises to those who leave themselves open to the possibility of second chances. From the Paperback edition.
Jacob Boden is a fifty-three-year-old recovering alcoholic, at odds with himself, his family and God. In an effort to overcome his loneliness and isolation, Jacob begins a fearless moral inventory of his past. Along the way, he shares his "love-at-first sight" encounter with Meg Roberts and the bittersweet relationship that ensues and becomes an obsession; recounts misadventures and scrapes with the law as he tries to adapt to family moves, new environments and changing societal values; describes the terror of fighting in the rice paddies of Vietnam; recalls experiences with drugs and alcohol on the back alleys of Saigon and streets of Washington D.C.; and reveals what it was like to rejoin society while suffering from alcoholism. Interwoven with dreams and reappearing alter-egos who help Jacob find his road in life, Four Steps from the Sycamore is the intense struggle of a man searching for meaning. Its open and honest appraisal of this journey provides each of us with permission to look into the darkest sides of our nature and find the demons that block the pathway to the soul.
This beautiful book: - offers a method of ongoing spiritual examination called "an Examen" step by step.- explains and demonstrates contemplative prayer, including the "Marantha."- teaches an ongoing focus on both attention and intention in spiritual life.- includes the practice of communal prayer as well as individual prayer.- delineates how to use in meditation a famous prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola, "Take Lord and Receive."- presents a unique daily process "Contemplation to Attain the Love of God."
A Marketing Start-Up Guide for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals
Author: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Category: Business & Economics
Do you work for yourself? Or, do you dream of doing so one day? Are you worried that your venture will not be sufficiently profitable because of doubts about marketing yourself, your products, or your services? Would you like quick answers and a start-up guide, with resources in one place, to make marketing easy to apply and understand? Deborah Brown-Volkman, noted career and mentor coach, speaker, writer, and author of two books: Coach Yourself To A New Career and Four Steps To Building A Profitable Coaching Practice will show you how to build and market a profitable business in four easy steps. You Will Learn How To: Select the most profitable group of people to market and sell to Create a program or process that potential customers will pay you lots of money for Create a winning marketing strategy with techniques and examples to implement your plan Become masterful at both marketing and selling This book is based on the hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals the author has met and worked with, her twelve years experience as a sales and marketing executive, and personal know-how building two successful marketing-driven companies of her own. This is a practical, down-to-earth guide that takes you through the components of marketing a profitable business quickly and easily.
Using Everyday Indicators to Achieve Extraordinary Profits
Author: John F. Clayburg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Everything a trader needs to know to develop a successfulsystem Technical analysis--the reading of price and volume charts toidentify trading opportunities--has long been a staple in thetrader's toolkit. Well before computers took much of the labor outof technical analysis, traders have examined trends, filters,patterns, and especially indicators to help them identify when toget in and out of trades for maximum profit. Now, a highlyexperienced analyst divulges his proven techniques for identifyingthe major trend, determining the "trend within the trend," findingthe optimal entry, and then choosing the right time to get out. Heshows traders how to most effectively use multiple indicators andknow what they are really telling about the markets. While histechniques can be used without the aid of computers, he explainshow readers can automate their systems using commercially availablesoftware. John F. Clayburg (Coon Rapids, IL) is a technical analyst with overtwenty years in the game. He is the developer of the Cylone S &P Day Trading System and the author and developer of Parallel UserFunction Technology, a unique self-adaptive trading softwareplatform.
With the right motivation, anyone can lead a more fulfilling life. Jenny Gallagher offers a means to that motivation here, in short, highly readable chapters full of inspirational and effective tools that you can start integrating into your busy schedule starting today. Her Four Steps say it all: the I CAN approach of intention, clarity, action, and next steps allows for an easy-to-remember strategy that lets you set goals you can reach, take action that delivers results, and much more. Don't put your dreams and goals off any longer!
A Holy Ghost revival is the best hope for the deep spiritual problems that face our world. The Church is supposed to be a lighthouse that points the way to Heaven in a dark landscape, but when the Church loses its vibrancy and its light grows dim, our focus shifts from where we are going to where we are, and the idea of eternal judgment loses its urgency. Without a bright shining light to point us in the true direction of Life, we can only stumble about in darkness. Only a Holy Ghost Revival can light those fires in our lighthouses to illuminate the path to Salvation. It is written that there will be one last great revival just before Jesus Christ returns - the greatest of all time. It is in preparation for this last great revival that this booklet is written. All fires must have a match to start them. My prayer is that this booklet will be a match to help ignite a blaze of revival that will burn around the world.
Four Steps in Developing Your A.C.E. Key Words to Success Attitude, Commitment and Enthusiasm, can have a profound impact on you if you are looking to move your career and life in a positive direction, form the basis of how you deal with life or how life deals with you. They have been the cornerstones of my career and can be the cornerstones of how you successfully navigate the rest of your life. People are not born with Attitude, Commitment or Enthusiasm. They are developed by using the correct combination of four essential ingredients or the Four Ps of Success: Passion, Patience, Purpose and Prayer, which will be defined and presented in this book, along with the development of a personal action plan. No matter what you think about Attitude, Commitment and Enthusiasm, these words can be the beginnings of strategies that can help you build a foundation of success.
This book will show you how to build and market a profitable coaching practice in four easy steps. It walks you through the process of deciding who to coach and how to create a program that potential clients will pay you lots of money for. You will understand the components of creating a winning marketing strategy and learn tips and techniques to implement your plan. You will also discover how to become masterful at both marketing and selling.
Why is it that in the mist of death people always change? Why does it take life for people to change their ways? Do people really care or are they just caring for a moment, while the life is at stake? If people really cared then they wouldnA[a¬a[t wait till a life is on the line. People donA[a¬a[t realize what they have until itA[a¬a[s gone, but when itA[a¬a[s gone itA[a¬a[s too late. Some people just donA[a¬a[t learn until itA[a¬a[s too late. Why does it take someone who has never had anything to teach someone who has had everything to care about the things they have? The person with nothing gives more than the person who has everything. Why? Before you can judge someone you have to know what they have been through, but even then you should judge yourself first. Live, love and be happy. I love you!
In today’s frenetic, uncertain world, the “same old, same old” routines are perfect ways to go nowhere fast. What has worked for you before—professionally or personally—no longer gets results. Whether you’ve been downsized, reached the end of a long relationship, or found yourself questioning where you are in life, it’s clear you need to change. To innovate. Make it new. Make yourself new. Now, in this invaluable book, the world-renowned “Dean of Innovation,” Jeff DeGraff, shares his tried-and-true techniques on how to reinvent yourself—creatively and with maximum impact. Innovation You reveals DeGraff’s unique four-step program to bolster your ingenuity and remake your life. From forging ahead in a new career to losing weight to finally pursuing that long-held dream, DeGraff’s strategies are effective and easy to follow. Inside you will learn to • Rethink Innovation: Find ways to think outside the box, seek out diverse opinions, and pay attention to the next great trend. • Rethink Your Approach: Use the Competing Values Framework to identify your natural innovation profile—do you compete, collaborate, create, or control?—and then deliberately draw from the other styles to augment your usual tactics. • Rethink Your Methods: Put your reinvention plan in motion—set specific, realistic, and meaningful targets, cultivate relationships with relevant mentors and experts, and try alternate methods to achieve your goals. • Rethink the Journey: Understand that innovation is a process and that progress comes in cycles rather than a quick straight line. Accept uncertainty, question assumptions, and acknowledge areas where you can improve. Full of invigorating ideas, engaging anecdotes, practical wisdom, and inspiring success stories, Innovation You is your personal road map to reach your highest potential—and experience a bold new way of living. From the Hardcover edition.
Rosenthal explains how people's minds are programmed from birth through the domestication and socialization process. She sets out a clear avenue to explore the structure of one's mind and personal programming, and then lays out steps for obtaining personal freedom and emotional peace.
Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts---in elementary school As experts in developmental psychology and each a mother of three, Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert began noticing an alarming pattern of social struggle among girls as young as five, including their own daughters. In today's world, it is likely that your daughter has been faced with bullying and friendship issues, too---and perhaps you're at a loss for how to guide her through these situations effectively. Little Girls Can Be Mean is the first book to tackle the unique social struggles of elementary-aged girls, giving you the tools you need to help your daughter become stronger, happier, and better able to enjoy her friendships at school and beyond. Dr. Anthony and Dr. Lindert offer an easy-to-follow, 4-step plan to help you become a problem-solving partner with your child, including tips and insights that girls can use on their own to confront social difficulties in an empowered way. Whether your daughter is just starting grade school or is already on her way to junior high, you'll learn how to: OBSERVE the social situation with new eyes CONNECT with your child in a new way GUIDE your child with simple, compassionate strategies SUPPORT your daughter to act more independently to face the social issue By focusing squarely on the issues and needs of girls in the years before adolescence, Little Girls Can Be Mean is the essential, go-to guide for any parent or educator of girls in grades K-6.
Seclusion suits Alex Ryan. Haunted by a crime from her past, she struggles to find peace and calm. Lori Hunter dreams of escaping the monotony of her life. A chance encounter in the Scottish Highlands leads Alex and Lori into a whirlwind of heartache and a fight for survival, as they build a formidable bond that will be tested to its limits.