As a child, did you dream of a life of adventure in a world of boundless opportunity? Are you now an adult who, despite the pressures of everyday existence, still hears a quiet inner voice urging you to realize your potential before it's too late? This inner beacon is calling you to break away from the pack and lead an uncommon life. What is an uncommon life? It is a life marked by meaningful goals, great relationships, fulfilling accomplishments, and confident decisions. It is a life of purpose and action, of challenge and strength. How do you transform your life to embrace these principles? Within these pages, you will discover the ten essential keys for living uncommonly. Using real-life examples and practical exercises, the author communicates her concepts in clear, jargon-free language that makes them easy to understand and easy to apply. Living an Uncommon Life gives you the tools you need to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. Stop dreaming about a better life. Let this book help you lay hold of the uncommon destiny you were born to enjoy.
At the lowest point in his life, living in a motel room with his wife and two children, John St. Augustine undertook a journey of a thousand miles, walking from northern Michigan to Chicago—and back—a journey that became one of discovery, and a chance for St. Augustine to reinvent himself. It was on this walk that the inspiration was born for a radio show that would be a positive voice in a world saturated by cynicism. Upon his return, despite having no prior radio experience, a local station gave him a chance: one hour a week for five weeks... Ten years and 5,000 guests later St. Augustine is living his dream, and, like The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®, Living an Uncommon Life offers a roadmap for reaching your own dreams. St. Augustine discovered a pattern in the lives of the exceptional personalities with whom he has crossed paths including Oprah Winfrey, John Denver, Walter Payton, Wayne Dyer and others. Each of them refused to let negative circumstances dictate their life. Instead they found the inner strength to achieve great things. St. Augustine insists we all share these remarkable traits and in Living an Uncommon Life he offers powerful principles for unlocking your strengths and achieving your personal best.
"The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge" contains 365 reflections from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author on living an uncommon life of integrity, honoring family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord.
We've each been created for impact--a unique impact in this world. But too often we're distracted from the eternal significance of our actions by the more alluring paths of power, wealth, image, and status. This daily devotional will help men focus on their eternal legacies--what they can do each day by focusing on their God-given purpose, potential, passion, and platform. This is a perfect One Year gift for the man in your life.
Imagine yourself in a pool of strong swimmers, all swimming clockwise. You, a Christian woman, are swimming counter-clockwise...counter-cultural, if you will. This book is for the woman who longs to rise up out of the stereotypical behavior of gossip, insecurity, pettiness, and small dreams. She has an unfulfilled desire to be someone who goes against the grain of the common for the sole purpose of living a life with conviction. The woman who reads this book is ready to believe in her deep value, ready to accept her high calling, and ready to make a difference in a world in need of her influence. Go ahead, swim against the stream to become The Uncommon Woman.
Living Deep in a Shallow World was written for the Christ-follower who wants more out of life than the typical, daily Christian experience, especially living in a culture that majors on pointless pursuits, questionable moral issues, destructive behavioral patterns, and values of lesser importance—those that promise much but deliver so little. The book challenges the reader to live as God intended—approaching all of life with an eternal perspective, pursuing excellence everywhere, serving the kingdom of God in the place of God’s choosing, loving God and people more deeply, relying more fully on God in times of trial and trouble, taking seriously the coming judgment of God, and finally sharing the gospel message of God’s love and mercy in both “word and deed.” Living Deep in A Shallow World is the way life was meant to be—the self-life crucified, dead and gone, and the Christ-life, alive and functioning well. The need for deep people who model Christlikeness and live like Jesus, think like Jesus, and love like Jesus is critical and necessary for the effectiveness and testimony of the church and the individual believer wanting to live better and deeper in a messed-up world.
How do you flip the script and experience your full potential? The answer lies in the process of personal reflection. Nicole invites you on a journey of exploration, meditation, and self-actualization as you incorporate her four life changing principles into your daily life: One: Dealing with Disappointment Two: Progress is a Process Three: Preparation Time is Never Wasted Time Four: Faith It Take this opportunity to set aside time for personal growth and development. With this journal you are equipped to experience love, peace, and joy everyday!
The pages of this book reveal a truly uncommon life obtained from a highly credible and competent source. The author of the recollections, Tamás Kornfeld, i.e. Thomas DeKornfeld, M.D, was born into one of the richest families in Hungary in 1924. The young man clearly had practically unlimited opportunities but chose a medical career in order to help poor people. These plans came to naught after the German occupation of Hungary in March, 1944. Fortunately he and his family were able to leave Hungary under an agreement with the Germans and were taken safely to Portugal. Thomas came to the United States in 1945 and, after some military service, resumed his education culminating eventually in a professorship in anesthesiology. He was most active in the development of education in respiratory care and is the author of some seventy papers and books. In the present volume he not only clearly demonstrates his deep obligation to his adopted country but also gives a sharp and sometimes incisive picture of his childhood, youth and extended family.
52 selections from Tony Dungy’s New York Times bestseller The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, now in a weekly format! With a reading for every week in the year, this book will lead you to go deeper in your work, with your family, and in your faith. Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy shares keys to strengthening your core values and doing what it takes to win the right way. Perfect for sports teams, small groups, or personal reflection, The Uncommon Life Weekly Challenge books will show you how to create a life of real significance and impact in your world. Read all seven! The complete Uncommon Life Weekly Challenge series includes the following: Achieving Your Potential Building Your Team Developing Your Core Living Your Life’s Purpose Maximizing Your Influence Strengthening Your Faith Strengthening Your Family
52 selections from Tony Dungy’s New York Times bestseller The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, now in a weekly format! With a reading for every week in the year, this book will lead you to go deeper in your work, with your family, and in your faith. Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy shares keys to discovering your calling and living an “uncommon life” full of purpose. Perfect for sports teams, small groups, or personal reflection, The Uncommon Life Weekly Challenge books will show you how to create a life of real significance and impact in your world. Read all seven! The complete Uncommon Life Weekly Challenge series includes the following: Achieving Your Potential Building Your Team Developing Your Core Living Your Life’s Purpose Maximizing Your Influence Strengthening Your Faith Strengthening Your Family
This book of ten essays is a breath of fresh air, a source of inspiration, a wake-up call, and a bold challenge for pastors, congregational leaders, and church members--both active and lapsed--who long for a new perspective, even a touch of creative irreverence. With an invitation to quietness and stillness, inner strength and resilience, audacious hope and insistent confidence, it welcomes those among the people of God who do not belong to a church or even name themselves as Christian. Yet it does not shy away from raising difficult questions. Howard Friend offers forthright, at times disarming, candor as he shares his personal pilgrimage of activism rooted in contemplation. Convinced that God still seeks to work in and through the church, Friend shows us where God is present--at times despite the church itself. In his opinion, the church needs to stir the pot, upset the applecart, and dare to welcome the new and refreshing. Yet Friend remains hopeful for and committed to the church, calling and equipping it to become its highest and best. Drawing on a range of stories from the Bible and his own lived experiences, Friend invites us to meet real people--pastors, leaders, everyday folks--who dare to dream a new dream, journey toward a far horizon, walk with tireless determination, and press on with awesome hope.
Access the Power of True and Lasting Success and Revolutionize Your Life!In her exciting book, "Supreme Secrets of Success," author Lami Abayilo tells her readers how they, too, can live a success-filled life in every way-not just personally and financially. "Even if life knocks you hard, you can get back on your feet and become the success you were meant to be." These profound principles enable deep-seated desire and passion to well up in you until they become like a fire shut up in your bones. You become driven by the success that is You!" Such success enables you to become all that you were created to be. The author's golden words and timeless manner clearly reveal what success is and what it is not. She says, "Stop struggling and become" is the message that resonates throughout the book. If you are looking for "time-tested" principles of success, then your success journey has just begun. Welcome aboard!"Other books Lami has authored are: "Beyond Limits" and "Wait on the Lord." Born in 1971 in Nigeria, she has several college degrees and a Post graduate degree from England's Manchester University. The author also directs the yearly global event called "Wealth Connect." This event is a conference that focuses on building sustainable growth and business operations in the borderless world. She also organizes and speaks at international and domestic conferences and seminars. Lami and her husband, Frank have three children, Serita, Charlyn, and Ashriel.A poster that Lami saw as a child motivated her to seek a faith-filled life. The poster read: "When all things come to a halt, faith goes killing giants." The saying became the foundation for her life.