Showing Up for Life

Showing Up for Life


  • Release: 2009-04-28
  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 0385530374
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A heartfelt, deeply personal book that shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up”: lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; and his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife, Mary, and his current wife, Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over fourscore years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: "I’m 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I’d be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much."

Showing Up for Life

Showing Up for Life


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Broadway Business
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780385527019
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Through stories and anecdotes, the father of one of the most successful businessmen in history conveys the values and principles he has learned in life, has instilled in his children, and which he now practices on a world stage as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Original.

The Art of Showing Up

The Art of Showing Up


  • Release: 2020-05-12
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781615196623
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Showing up is what turns the people you know into your people. It’s at the core of creating and maintaining strong, meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and internet pals. Showing up is the act of bearing witness to people’s joy, pain, and true selves; validating their experiences; easing their load; and communicating that they are not alone in this life. If you’re having trouble connecting with those around you, know that you’re not the only one. Adult friendships are tricky!!! Part manifesto, part guide, The Art of Showing Up is soul medicine for our modern, tech-mediated age. Rachel Wilkerson Miller charts a course to kinder, more thoughtful, and more fulfilling relationships—and, crucially, she reminds us that “you can’t show up for others if you aren’t showing up for yourself first.” Learn to fearlessly . . . define your needs, reclaim your time, and commit to self-care ask for backup when times are tough—and take action when others are in crisis meet and care for new friends, and gently end toxic friendships help your people feel more seen (and more OK) overall!

Showing Up to Play

Showing Up to Play


  • Release: 2013-06-21
  • Publisher: BQB Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 116 page
  • ISBN: 9781937084998
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In work, play, and life in general, when you combine clear goals with commitment and the right attitude, you get results. Written with assorted appeal, a touch of humor, and relatable stories, this book offers the benefits of a self-help book synthesized with practical professional and personal guidance to help you excel in many areas of life. Reviews: "Make your play your work and your work your play, with the metaphor of golf. Enjoy reading and sharing my friend Bob’s enlightened book. Learn all the lessons to make your life infinitely better off now". ~ Mark Victor Hanson, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series."I was enthralled throughout and couldn’t wait to see what the next chapter contained. . .Excellent read! I hope there is another to come!" ~ Lisa Stackpole "This light-hearted book is a testament to perseverance and belief in one’s self." ~Michael Williams, Retired, US Air Force Special Operations Command.

Show Up for Your Life

Show Up for Your Life


  • Release: 2019-02-05
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780310766933
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From popular author Chrystal Evans Hurst comes Show Up for Your Life, a topical YA book that empowers readers and reminds individuals who they are in God’s eyes. Chrystal keeps it real, exploring the daily ups and downs of life as a young adult today. Readers will discover how to shift their focus from everyday moments gone wrong to a mindset that celebrates the simple yet beautiful things in life. Chrystal’s conversational tone, honesty, and humble wisdom make this book perfect for YA readers who seek to be all God intended them to be while living a positive, impactful life. Show Up for Your Life: What the Girl You’ll Be Tomorrow Wants You to Know Today includes stories from Chrystal’s adventuresome life geared specifically for readers 13 and up, and touches on content related to the #1 adult nonfiction bestseller She’s Still There.

A Little Life

A Little Life


  • Release: 2015-03-10
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 736 page
  • ISBN: 9780385539265
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift


  • Release: 2019-04-23
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781250313560
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama “The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have g

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life


  • Release: 2018
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 409 page
  • ISBN: 9780345816023
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--