Over 650,000 Copies Sold “If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.
Have you ever wished you could take a period of extended travel? Are you concerned long-term travel would be just too expensive? Do you think you can only travel after you retire? If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, 'A Life Redesigned' will show this possibility is much closer than you think. Explore the various travel and work options that have opened up with the advent of the sharing and gig economies. Learn how to book your first house sit, stay in contact with friends and family, work on the road, and manage your affairs while away. This book contains all the information you need relating to cost-effective, long-term travel in a rapidly growing digital economy.
The very existence of HGTV, the DIY movement, and Pinterest proves we love great design. We adore plans and perfectly staged rooms. But what happens when we discover we are living a life we did not design? When our dreams lie in tatters or when we experience loss of any kind? What happens when life feels like one big Pinterest fail? Where is God in the midst of what doesn't make sense? Does he care? Drawing from time-honored design principles such as movement, contrast, and pattern, former interior designer and Bible teacher Tracy Steel offers frustrated and discontented women the assurance that God is their ever-present, caring Designer. With a mix of wit and wisdom, Tracy proves through biblical examples and personal testimony that God remains true to his plans and purposes, accomplishing them in and through us in every season of life. She helps us recognize God's design principles, enabling us to embrace our sometimes messy lives, especially when they're ones we never would have designed for ourselves.
Never before have Australians worked so hard yet felt so unhappy. With anxiety rising at unprecedented levels, now is the time to stop and consider whether there could be another way to live. We renovate our houses, but what about our lives? The Great Life Redesign is an inspirational yet practical guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love. The Great Life Redesign is an inspiring guidebook to help you reshape the life you have to create one you'll love. The practical, simple to apply techniques and inspiring personal stories included in this book will show you how. Learn the secrets of one-on-one coaching with Caroline Cameron, an executive, career and lifestyle coach. Based on her experiences working with hundreds of professionals across Australia and beyond, she steps you through the process of designing a blue print for the life you really want. Key features: Helps the reader to create a blue print for making real and actionable change, including career, relationships, wealth and finances, health, home, personal growth, environment, leisure and spirituality. Use to instantly repair parts of your life that could be better or as a step-by-step plan for a major life renovation. Includes practical, simple to apply techniques and inspiring personal stories Written for professionals, middle income, burnt-out city slickers, corporate refugees, disillusioned 30-somethings, mid life crisis sufferers, baby boomers whose super and retirement dreams evaporated in the GFC, dedicated parents who want the best for their kids, and anyone who suspects that there's more to life but don't know what it is or how to get it.
Transition Redesigned deals with the philosophical bases of different types of transition: change in the economy, organizational/institutional change, and change in social and individual relationships. The editors' primary goal is to give further impetus to a much-needed worldwide debate on the issue of transition towards a better future. The volume reviews transitions made in different areas of human activity, assesses their relevancy, and analyzes their contexts. During this century, different organizations and institutions will undergo a level of radical and global change that has rarely been seen. The expected shift must be addressed in terms of a multidimensional transition toward building a sustainable society. Do we have an understanding of transition relevant to the task of meeting at least some of the challenges presented in this volume? Do we need a radical innovation for redesigning the transition that may enforce real social and ethical responsibilities into organizational practice on different levels and bring to life new ideas? Transition Redesigned seeks to answer these questions.
Most people recognize Sigrid Olsen from the fashion label she launched years ago. Her career, which has spanned over three decades, is still a huge part of who she is and how she defines herself. Yet now, it's integrated into a lifestyle that embraces the profound life lessons that have propelled her to where she is today. The catastrophes that took her out of her comfort zone gave her the impetus to redesign her life, and she's sharing her experiences for the first time in this one-of-a-kind memoir.After multiple, major upheavals that left her gasping for air, Sigrid did what any burned-out, former-hippie, fashion executive would do...she packed a bikini and some art supplies and went to the beach. On the eastern shore of Tulum, Mexico, she reconnected with a long dormant yoga practice and lost herself in meditation until the layers of stress peeled away and she could breathe again.As Sigrid says about life: "That's why they call it a practice!"And as Jane Pauley says in the Foreword: "Sigrid [wasn't] 'forced into retirement', she was 'forced into 'reinvention'."PRAISE FOR SIGRID OLSEN:"Sigrid Olsen is that rare person who lives a life of creativity and entrepreneurship in seeming perfect harmony. Her memoir about her own path of art, reinvention and overcoming adversity is a gift to us all."Dana BuchmanFashion DesignerAuthor: A Special Education"At first, infatuated with her clothes, then smitten with her retreats... and finally... impressed with a true appreciation and respect for the warm, talented and giving woman herself... I am happy to know Sigrid as a friend and fellow creative. Sigrid's journey of re-invention is one that speaks to her optimism, perseverance and strength. Her story as a designer and renaissance woman is bound to inspire countless others on their paths to wellbeing and fulfillment."Kathy DavisCreative Visionary OfficerKathy Davis Studios "Sigrid Olsen is my hero. She has dealt with physical and professional challenges with courage and resilience by healing in deeply personal ways that we can all learn from and be inspired by."Kim Johnson GrossAuthor: What to Wear for the rest of Your LifeCo-Author: Chic Simple Book SeriesABOUT SIGRID OLSEN:Sigrid is an artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry. Her company grew from a small, home-based business in 1984 to an internationally acclaimed fashion brand with a presence in most major department stores, specialty stores and over fifty SIGRID OLSEN boutiques across the U.S. and Canada. Her company was acquired in 1999 by apparel giant Liz Claiborne Inc. where the business enjoyed several years of phenomenal growth until it was discontinued in 2008.Since that time, Sigrid has emerged as a lifestyle-driven thought leader, with a focus on creative wellbeing. In 2009, she established her unique art & yoga infused Inspiration Retreats, and she has personally hosted dozens of small groups of women in locales around the world, including Tulum, Mexico, Tuscany, Provence, California and Florida.Sigrid's story has been featured in many major publications including the New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, Wall Street Journal, O The Oprah Magazine, More Magazine, Boston Globe, Sarasota Magazine, and Coastal Living Magazine, as well as on radio and television.As a designer with an enduring customer base, Sigrid has inspired her audience through a relaxed, upbeat approach to fashion, an inherent love of textile design, and a remarkably close connection to her consumer. Today, Sigrid's company has evolved into SIGRID OLSEN: New Designs for Living. This umbrella encompasses all aspects of design, as well as a personal lifestyle focus on health and happiness that resonates with women everywhere.Sigrid resides and works out of her home studio on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida.
This hands-on workbook helps readers create new life plans and embrace their God-given purpose after the trauma of divorce. Beginning with a personal assessment, the Suddenly Single Workbook encourages readers to create and manage their new life after divorce in critical areas including finances, material and mental clutter, boundaries, social networks, smart risks, communication, and setting new goals. Expert Kathey Batey knows how powerful life transitions can be and how to make the most of them. She knows how the grief and anger of divorce can feel paralyzing and hopeless. Through Scripture, thought-provoking questions, and stories, Batey helps readers start the rest of their lives with resilience, hope, and determination.
Clients nearing retirement have some significant challenges to face. And so do their advisers. They can expect to live far longer after they retire. And the problems they expect their advisers to solve are far more complex. The traditional sources of retirement income may be shriveling, but boomers don't intend to downsize their plans. Instead, they're redefining what it means to be retired—as well as what they require of financial advisers. Planners who aren't prepared will be left behind. Those who are will step up to some lucrative and challenging work. To help get the work done, Harold Evensky and Deena Katz—both veteran problem solvers—have tapped the talents of a range of experts whose breakthrough thinking offers solutions to even the thorniest issues in retirement-income planning: Sustainable withdrawals Longevity risk Eliminating luck as a factor in planning Immediate annuities, reverse mortgages, and viatical and life settlements Strategies for increasing retirement cash flow In Retirement Income Redesigned, the most-respected names in the industry discuss these issues and a range of others.
Home management has been redesigned. If you'd like to run your home with more purpose, while wasting less time, space, and resources on things that don't matter to YOU, this book is your instruction manual. Instead of telling you the "best" way of doing the tasks you do every day, the author leads you through a process for assessing what you actually value, and then setting up the systems that work best for you and your family. The Lean principles used in this book have helped companies achieve faster output, more satisfied customers and employees, and less errors as they have been put to use in a wide range of industries and workplaces since the 1990's. With this book, they have now been made accessible to a completely different kind of company, Your Home, Inc! As you learn to see your home through the lens of what you and your family value, you will become an expert at spotting waste- those things that don't add value to you and those you care about. Whether you are a stay at home mom, a single guy, a college student, or an empty-nester, this book will give you the tools to redesign your daily tasks around what matters most to you.
Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts.
A practical guide to managing a home makeover written by Val Sharp, founder of the Canadian Redesigners Association. Provides ideas and step-by-step guidance for creating a home that communicates your life without buying anything new.
Thinking about what to do now that you have more time for yourself? Your children have headed off to school full time, or will be leaving the nest soon, and now you are considering returning to the workforce or finding a more fulfilling career. This is the perfect time for you to reframe your self-perceptions, and to open your eyes to possibilities you might not have noticed before. Now that you have the time for more fulfilling work, you may want help deciding what kind of work to do. It's Your Time Now: What Will You Do With It? is a workbook designed specifically for mothers who are in transition. Through the use of values exploration, as well as interest, ability and skill assessments, this 8-week program will help you discover the life path that will make you happiest. It's Your Time Now takes a holistic approach to career change-it asks you to take inventory of your core values and existing internal and external resources, then asks you to expand upon these to chart a path to the most satisfying career for you.
If America’s children are to become literate, compassionate, empathetic, happy and productive members of a society which they themselves must preserve and perpetuate, we must return to a time when learning was successful – when all children read. This will not happen in the present system where we allow some children to sit and be less than they are, while we try to force others to be more than they can be. In either case, we make them all less than they could become. We have forgotten how vital the need is for the promotion of a healthy self-image in young children, and how vitally necessary it is to the learning process. Forgotten is their radar-like ability to sense rejection, dislike and disapproval. Young children are like soft clay, everything leaves an imprint - the drawn eyebrows, a frown, harsh words or sarcastic remarks. All are computer by our children. And processed. And stored. AND affect learning. While many realize we have a problem regarding the education of our children, no one seems to know why or what to do about it. Walk with me through that system and you will. This book takes you inside the actual classroom where you will see how we have focused too long on what adults want rather than on what children need. It is time to look at how a child learns. We have been looking at how to maintain a system.
The purpose of this publication is to provide a 21-day journey which examines 21 of the typical words which negatively impact the lives of those who have had the unfortunate experience of enduring any form of abuse. The traditional definition of each word or sometimes even an exaggerated version of the definition, when applied to the life of a survivor of abuse can prove to be both damaging and a hindrance to their finding the strength to live a life of fulfillment and purpose. Whereas over the duration of 21 days, survivors can learn to love themselves more by REdefining these words to REalign with God's promises while allowing Him to REdesign their lives according to His purpose, the words can be revisited as many times as needed. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate marketing options to turn your hobby into extra income, or even a full-time career. Helpful examples and featured articles with topic experts and bloggers who have built successful business demonstrate how to promote your business or build a blog-based business. Discusses finding your niche, adhering to legal considerations, establishing your disclosure and privacy policies, and dealing responsibly with review requests Introduces ideas for advertising and other monetization options and recommends promotional avenues to explore Suggests creative ways to keep your blog fresh, unique, and interesting Provides tips for monitoring and measuring your success Professional Blogging For Dummies opens the door to a world of money-making blogging possibilities!
In Value Redesigned, Davy and Harris reveal a vivid landscape where innovative new models for professional practice are already beginning to flourish, showing firms avenues of escape from the vicious cycle of commoditization and low prestige that is epidemic within the architecture and engineering community. Aligned with the dynamics of the emerging knowledge-based economy, these new models of practice offer bold value propositions, combining new ways of creating value with innovative pricing strategies.