Extreme Clarity for Why You’re Here and What to Do About It
Author: Brian Bosché
Publisher: Post Hill Press
YOU WANT CLARITY. You are tired of wondering, “What’s next?” You want to know if you are making the right decision. You are ready for fewer distractions, more direction, and a clear idea of where you want to go. AND YOU WANT IT NOW. You would take the initiative, if you only knew what steps to take. You don’t want life to happen to you. You are ready for life to start happening because of you. PURPOSE IS THE FACTOR. In The Purpose Factor, you will discover the most practical and effective process ever developed for finding and living out your purpose. Purpose is the single difference between simply existing and really living. It is what separates the successful from the standard, divides the top earners from the just-get-byers, and determines whether a company will grow and thrive or just barely survive. Your purpose will unlock the secret to living a meaningful life, building a successful career, and making a difference in the world. Knowing your purpose will determine how well you do and how far you go.
Strategies to Take Action and Stay Empowered Through Purposeful Living
Author: Eva Toby
Have you ever wondered what the common traits of the world's most successful people are? One main ingredient you will find amongst successful people is they have discovered their purpose. Knowing your purpose in life can significantly improve your sense of self-worth, confidence, and decision-making skills. In a society where one can easily over time become settled into a monotonous and unfulfilled life, Eva encourages readers to be intentional and get out of their comfort zone in order maximize their true potential. Eva shares her challenges and victories on her pathway to understanding the significance of purposeful living. The Purpose Factor takes you on a journey of personal development to uncovering your sense of purpose and fulfillment. Candid and practical, The Purpose Factor is a step-by-step guide that will help you: * Discover your passion and purpose* Learn steps to stay empowered* Learn how to be self-motivating* Cultivate a tangible plan aimed at personal growth* Develop skills to take action* Learn the effectiveness of goal setting...and more
If you want to master your game, you must first learn to master yourself. The world of esport is developing at a constant velocity, paving the way for technological competitions across the globe. The athletes participating at all levels are facing immense opportunity and serious difficulties. How can we meet these opportunities and problems in a way that lets us grow as individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations? This book examines how psychology can help esports athletes, coaches, managers, and organizations build durable and long-lived careers. By using essential psychological theory and method, it explores how you can make the most of your gaming, and reach the top of your capabilities, both in-game and IRL. The book features two parts: First, a theoretical walkthrough of how psychology can help the esports world, with considerations about the typical esports careers, team development, and personal development. Secondly, a dive into methods and models to use psychological theory from sports psychology and business psychology to develop yourself and your team (all models and methods from the exist in a printable version in the appendix of the book). When you have read this book, you can expect to have a greater understanding of the psychological factors of esport. You will have gained tools to develop yourself and your team in tune with sports - and business psychological research from the last five decades. If you take the time and effort to practice these new insights and tools, you will be on your towards mastering yourself - to master your game!
The first and only complete resource on the details of using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) as an analytic tool, this book emphasizes the practical and conceptual aspects of CFA over math and formulas. Rich examples are derived from actual research in psychology, management, and sociology.
This accessible book has established itself as the go-to resource on confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) for its emphasis on practical and conceptual aspects rather than mathematics or formulas. Detailed, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, management, and sociology studies illustrate the procedures, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA methodology. The text shows how to formulate, program, and interpret CFA models using popular latent variable software packages (LISREL, Mplus, EQS, SAS/CALIS); understand the similarities ...
We choose so many paths searching for meaning, and they fail us. You were meant for more than beauty. You are more than a bank account or a big house or a fancy car. The sum of who you are cannot be defined by your intelligence, sexual prowess, or by any of the things we use in an attempt to give our lives meaning. Have you ever wondered why you were born, why you are here? is it really possible to find your purpose and live it? the resounding answer is yes! Darrell Wise investigates the universal question of purpose of life—why are we all here? Then Darrell goes on to give guidelines for finding your individual purpose. In fact, living out your purpose in this life leads to purpose in the next life, For all of eternity. In this intelligent and inspirational work, Darrell outlines in a clear, logical way why we cannot understand our purposes without turning to God. it is only when we take into account the Trust Factor that we can ever hope to find meaning.
The goal of this book is to foster a basic understanding of factor analytic techniques so that readers can use them in their own research and critically evaluate their use by other researchers. Both the underlying theory and correct application are emphasized. The theory is presented through the mathematical basis of the most common factor analytic models and several methods used in factor analysis. On the application side, considerable attention is given to the extraction problem, the rotation problem, and the interpretation of factor analytic results. Hence, readers are given a background of understanding in the the theory underlying factor analysis and then taken through the steps in executing a proper analysis -- from the initial problem of design through choice of correlation coefficient, factor extraction, factor rotation, factor interpretation, and writing up results. This revised edition includes introductions to newer methods -- such as confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling -- that have revolutionized factor analysis in recent years. To help remove some of the mystery underlying these newer, more complex methods, the introductory examples utilize EQS and LISREL. Updated material relating to the validation of the Comrey Personality Scales also has been added. Finally, program disks for running factor analyses on either an IBM-compatible PC or a mainframe with FORTRAN capabilities are available. The intended audience for this volume includes talented but mathematically unsophisticated advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and research workers seeking to acquire a basic understanding of the principles supporting factor analysis. Disks are available in 5.25" and 3.5" formats for both mainframe programs written in Fortran and IBM PCs and compatibles running a math co-processor.
Comprehensive and comprehensible, this classic text covers the basic and advanced topics essential for using factor analysis as a scientific tool in psychology, education, sociology, and related areas. Emphasizing the usefulness of the techniques, it presents sufficient mathematical background for understanding and applying its use. This includes the theory as well as the empirical evaluations. The overall goal is to show readers how to use factor analysis in their substantive research by highlighting when the differences in mathematical procedures have a major impact on the substantive conclusions, when the differences are not relevant, and when factor analysis might not be the best procedure to use. Although the original version was written years ago, the book maintains its relevance today by providing readers with a thorough understanding of the basic mathematical models so they can easily apply these models to their own research. Readers are presented with a very complete picture of the "inner workings" of these methods. The new Introduction highlights the remarkably few changes that the author would make if he were writing the book today. An ideal text for courses on factor analysis or as a supplement for multivariate analysis, structural equation modeling, or advanced quantitative techniques taught in psychology, education, and other social and behavioral sciences, researchers who use these techniques also appreciate this book’s thorough review of the basic models. Prerequisites include a graduate level course on statistics and a basic understanding of algebra. Sections with an asterisk can be skipped entirely if preferred.
The Reviewer’s Guide is designed for reviewers of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its uniquely structured chapters address traditional and emerging quantitative methods of data analysis.
The Secret to Creating an Inspired and Fulfilling Life
Author: John F. Demartini
Based on his landmark research and teachings, Dr. John Demartini has discovered the key to fulfillment in all aspects of life. What is the most important step you can take to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of? You might think the answer is something like, start saving money, get a better job, find my soul mate, or improve my marriage. Solutions like these might offer temporary satisfaction, but none of them can provide true, lasting fulfillment or help you achieve your unique purpose in life. The Values Factor shows you how to create a life in which every minute can be inspiring and fulfilling. The first step is to identify what you find most meaningful—the values in life that are most important to you. Once you understand your own unique values and align your life accordingly, you can achieve fulfillment in every aspect of your life: deepening your loving relationships, creating an inspiring career, establishing financial freedom, and tapping into a rich spiritual life. Dr. Demartini’s provocative thirteen-part questionnaire will reveal to you what you value most. The answers may surprise you! Then, each chapter of this book explains how to align every aspect of your life with your true values, so that you can finally achieve the success that you were capable of all along.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international criminal tribunal, which has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crime of aggression. This book critically analyses the law and practice of the ICC and its contribution to the development of international criminal law and policy. The book focuses on the key procedural and substantive challenges faced by the ICC since its establishment. The critical analysis of the normative framework aims to elaborate ways in which the Court may resolve difficulties, which prevent it from reaching its declared objectives in particularly complex situations. Contributors to the book include leading experts in international criminal justice, and cover a range of topics including, inter alia, terrorism, modes of liability, ne bis in idem, victims reparations, the evidentiary threshold for the confirmation of charges, and sentencing. The book also considers the relationship between the ICC and States, and explores the impact that the new regime of international criminal justice has had on countries where the most serious crimes have been committed. In drawing together these discussions, the book provides a significant contribution in assessing how the ICC’s practice could be refined or improved in future cases. The book will be of great use and interest to international criminal law and public international law.
The past decade has brought important new advances in the fields of genetics, behavioral genetics, linguistics, language acquisition, studies of language impairment, and brain imaging. Although these advances are each highly relevant to the determination of what a child is innately prepared to bring to language acquisition, the contributing fields of endeavor have traditionally been relatively self-contained, with little cross communication. This volume was developed with the belief that there is considerable value to be gained in the creation of a shared platform for a dialogue across the disciplines. Leading experts in genetics, linguistics, language acquisition, language impairment, and brain imaging are brought together for the purpose of exploring the current evidence, theoretical issues, and research challenges in a way that bridges disciplinary boundaries and points toward future developments in the search for the genetic and environmental bases of language acquisition and impairments. This collection provides discussions and summaries of: *breakthrough findings of the genetic underpinnings of dyslexia; *theoretical and empirical developments in the specification of a phenotype of language acquisition and impairment; *evidence of familiarity and twin concordances of specific language impairment; and *new evidence from brain imaging. It concludes with a critical response from an advocate of rational empiricism.
A Handbook for Clergy and Health-Care Professionals
Author: Robert D. Orr
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Clinical ethics is a relatively new discipline within medicine, generated not so much by the Can we . . . ? questions of fact and prognosis that physicians usually address, but primarily by the more uncomfortable gray areas having to do with Should we . . . ? questions: / Should we use a feeding tube for Mom? / How should we deal with our baby about to be born with life-threatening anomalies? / Should our son be taken off dialysis, even though he ll die without it? / What should we do with our mentally ill sister, who has proven that she is untreatable? / In this book Robert Orr draws on his extensive medical knowledge and experience to offer a wealth of guidance regarding real-life dilemmas in clinical ethics. Replete with instructive case studies, Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor is an invaluable resource that reintroduces the human element to a discussion so often detached from the very people it claims to concern.
Annotation The American president's character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can't we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls--or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment.
As the country navigates a national crisis once again, read how Britain's Prime Minister was inspired by Winston Churchill. One man can make all the difference. Now leader of the UK himself, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in healthcare, education and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. Published in association with Churchill Heritage, The Churchill Factor is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader in a time of crisis.