Here are the simple truths that motivate people of any age to find and accept lasting happiness, illustrated with the stories of real people, and illuminated with the observations of spiritual leaders and great philosophers. For more than three decades, attorney, financial consultant, and life coach Stephen M. Pollan has been advising clients and readers on the business of living&#8212;everything from home buying and employment contracts to marriage and parenting. He has taught his clients and readers to Die Broke (use assets rather than build up an estate), to stage Second Acts (reinvent their lives), and, most recently, to Fire Your Boss (take charge of their own work lives). Throughout these books, Pollan stresses that attitudes as well as actions are essential to success. Indeed, over the years he realized that the happiest and most successful people he'd met were also those who were the most energetic and exuberant, regardless of their age. By noting these attributes and incorporating them in his own life, Pollan came to understand that our attitudes are not just one element of succeeding at the business of living, they are in fact the foundation of leading a happy life. Attitude is everything. Those attitudes most essential to our deepest satisfaction and happiness reflect what our spiritual leaders and philosophers from every major tradition have taught us. We don't have to look to external forces to validate us and give us self-worth. We already have within us all we need to find fulfillment and lead happy, satisfying lives&#8212;lives without regrets. To finally be happy we need to accept responsibility for our own happiness. When we know the secrets are already inside us, all we have to do is start living them. With this book, we can begin now.
Over 50 billion dollars in securities. Gold reserves that exceed those of industrialized nations. Real estate holdings that equal the total area of many countries. Opulent palaces containing the world's greatest art treasures. These are some of the riches of the Roman Catholic Church. Yet in 1929 the Vatican was destitute. Pope Pius XI, living in a damaged, leaky, pigeon-infested Lateran Palace, could hear rats scurrying through the walls, and he worried about how he would pay for even basic repairs to unclog the overburdened sewer lines and update the antiquated heating system. How did the Church manage in less than seventy-five years such an incredible reversal of fortune? The story here told by Church historian Paul L. Williams is intriguing, shocking, and outrageous. The turnaround began on February 11, 1929, with the signing of the Lateran Treaty between the Vatican and fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Through this deal Mussolini gained the support of the staunchly Catholic Italian populace, who at the time followed the lead of the Church. In return, the Church received, among other benefits, a payment of $90 million, sovereign status for the Vatican, tax-free property rights, and guaranteed salaries for all priests throughout the country from the Italian government. With the stroke of a pen the pope had solved the Vatican's budgetary woes practically overnight, yet he also put a great religious institution in league with some of the darkest forces of the 20th century. Based on his years of experience as a consultant for the FBI, Williams produces explosive and never-before published evidence of the Church's morally questionable financial dealings with sinister organizations over seven decades through today. He examines the means by which the Vatican accrued enormous wealth during the Great Depression by investing in Mussolini's government, the connection between Nazi gold and the Vatican Bank, the vast range of Church holdings in the postwar boom period, Paul VI's appointment of Mafia chieftain Michele Sindona as the Vatican banker, a billion-dollar counterfeit stock fraud uncovered by Interpol and the FBI, the 'Ambrosiano Affair' called 'the greatest financial scandal of the 20th Century' by the New York Times, the mysterious death of John Paul I, profits from an international drug ring operating out of Gdansk, Poland, and revelations about current dealings. For both Catholics and non-Catholics this troubling expose of corruption in one of the most revered religious institutions in the world will serve as an urgent call for reform.
"Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were."The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of "go-givers": a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the "Connector" who brought them all together. Pindar's friends teach Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and help him open himself up to the power of giving.Joe learns that changing his focus from getting to giving-putting others' interests first and continually adding value to their lives-ultimately leads to unexpected returns.Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb "Give and you shall receive."Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term "go-giver" has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Today this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.This expanded edition includes the text of the original business parable, together with a foreword by Arianna Huffington, a new introduction, a discussion guide, and a Q&A with the authors.
Master of Vacation Rentals is a comprehensive and easy to read, step-by-step guide to become a successful and profitable vacation-rental host on Airbnb or any platform. From finding and improving a property to using design, deals, pricing, and calendar tips, Jeff shows you through true stories and examples how to achieve great reviews for profit and growth. Whether you want to rent a room or make your whole house available, this book contains the insights you need to achieve financial rewards through satisfied guests. Jeff's knowledge and experience has allowed him to perfect a technique to have his properties constantly booked and achieving 5.0 reviews. He guides you through the necessary tasks and thinking to follow (as well as what to avoid) for you to become the next vacation-rental success story! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Over the course of his very ambitious and successful career, Jeff Pierce has worked as a high-volume real estate broker managing his own profitable office while leading a business that identified under-valued properties to flip them with minimal investment. He holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) designation and is a regular lecturer on that topic. His background also includes serving as a sought after information technology consultant to top Silicon Valley companies, making him the perfect guide to lead you through the ten steps to master vacation rentals. Jeff earned his MBA from Ohio University at the age of twenty-one and purchased his first property that same year. He has held or currently holds real estate licenses in California, Massachusetts, Florida, and Georgia. As a Superhost with over 200 (and growing) very highly rated Airbnb transactions, his experience has given him a valuable body of knowledge that he shares with ease, perspective, and humor.
IS YOUR PORTFOLIO PICTURE POOR? Why do some people almost always make money in home staging or interior redesign while others struggle? Do your efforts to promote your services implode during the presentation? Are you always losing out to your competitors? At last help for struggling home stagers and redesigners has arrived. These are visual businesses, so it behooves consultants to develop a strong portfolio that speaks favorably about their talent, their knowledge, their expertise, their background and their uniqueness. This is no easy task. Staging Portfolio Secrets helps readers pull out their strengths, gather powerful statistics about themselves, pull together distinctive photos to highlight their talents and display critical information to impress the most discerning prospects. Dont let your portfolio destroy your confidence and opportunities for success. Learn the secrets the most successful consultants dont want you to know. Make every prospect believe in you and trust you immediately. Watch your business grow and your referrals explode.Now you can take your home staging and redesign business to much higher, bigger, better, more profitable yields or results by creating the professional credentials and visuals so vital to attracting new clients. Best selling author, Barbara Jennings, of the Academy of Staging and Redesign hosted at Decorate-Redecorate.Com reveals it all. To build a large clientele takes a thought provoking, visual presentation so that potential clients can see and understand the many talents and services the consultant offers. Great presentations do the work for you but only if they incorporate the right types of information and highlight your personal strengths and attributes. Staging Portfolio Secrets identifies, addresses and explains the following topics: Secrets to building a six figure home staging and redesign business; Discovering your accomplishments and defining them with power; New ways of thinking in the 21st century; Keys to success and door bangers that lead to failure; Pulling together your strengths in compelling ways; Pulling together your biographical information in succinct ways; Writing copy that sells your talents so you don't have to; The all important referral letter - how to write it and how to use it; Getting past the gatekeeper and to the top real estate agents, home owners and executives; Preparing for the interviews and how to present yourself boldly; The referral interview that leads to new clients; Dress codes for interviews - what works and what to avoid; Interpreting face language so you can adapt to others instantly; Tips for photos and more; How to shoot the best, most effective photos; Using humor in your presentations; Getting testimonials and Letters of Reference; Using success stories effectively; How to use your portfolio effectively and efficiently; Presentation cases; Layout and design ideas; Using the web to promote your portfolio; 16 useful forms for consultations and testimonials; Bonuses and Concluding RemarksBy understanding and following the concepts and precepts outlined in this guide, readers will be empowered to create brilliant presentations second to none that highlight and showcase their talents, knowledge and experience. In an ever increasingly competitive world, this guide will help readers hone in on talents and expertise they don't even know they have so that regardless of their experience, they will be able to impress anyone who sees their portfolio. As always, the author's writing style is personable and conversational and the perfect complement to other training she has offered to home stagers, giving them every upside advantage in the marketplace.
Are you an independent consultant? Contractor? Business owner? Real estate agent? Financial advisor? Or maybe you wish you could take the leap to independence but worry about quitting your job, losing money, failing, or worse...selling?! Fears can keep us from reaching for our dreams and desires. But, we have a God much bigger than our fears - one who promises us a more abundant life. We just need to trust. Wholeheartedly. The key to indie business success is in your faith, God's promises, and who God made you to be. Mix in a few unique business development success principles, and you have all you need for finding more business, more faith, and more of the life you desire. Unselling isn't just about "not selling"; it's about so much more. Here, you'll learn what an unselling life looks like and how to achieve it for yourself. Whether you've already taken the leap or want to take it, this book can be a guide to new strategies and greater success - saving you time, money, and frustration along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012799/bk_blak_012799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone wants to make money in real estate. Big money! But is it as easy as some people might suggest? Can you really make a million bucks while working just a handful of hours each week? What’s the truth - the whole truth and nothing but the truth? In Real Estate Investing Uncensored, Delinda Harrelson, the Flipping Coach, answers these questions and many more. Making millions is indeed possible, but at what price? What will it take? Are you willing to do the work? Can you follow a plan? Whether you’re looking to flip, buy-and-hold, wholesale, VRBO, or invest or lend your money, Delinda’s honest experiences and know-how will get you started and guide you along the way. Real Estate Investing Uncensored will give you the real-life, road-tested strategies and tactics needed to make your mark in real estate. Delinda Harrelson, the Flipping Coach! Delinda has been featured in newspapers and on the local NBC, ABC, and Fox affiliates, discussing real estate investing. As a success story in real estate investing, having completed over 250 transactions, she has become a sought-after mentor, coach, and speaker. More than anything, Delinda is best known as a flipper - and has even been dubbed the Flipping Coach. Over the years, she has played a part in more than 500 flips - as an investor, coach, or consultant. She has flipped houses of all shapes, sizes, and ages, in different types of neighborhoods spanning more than 15 cities. She has successfully flipped in both up and down markets. Few coaches, if any, have more concrete experience or proven expertise in real estate flipping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112593/bk_acx0_112593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are plenty of get rich quick in real estate books: this is not one of them. Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth about finding the right path to success and building a sustained lifetime of success. Author William J. Poorvu, is a lifelong real estate entrepreneur and consultant and the Harvard Business School's instructor in real estate. Drawing on his experience working with hundreds of real estate entrepreneurs, Poorvu illuminates every stage of life in real estate: creating wealth, growing it, and using it successfully. Poorvu reveals the milestones, pitfalls, and rewards associated with real estate entrepreneurship, offering powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities that will be faced as one starts out... scales up... rides the industry's cyclical waves of change... and then leverages, shares, or passes along the wealth created. Poorvu shows how to choose the entry points and roles; how to spot and respond to opportunities; and how to lead a real estate business to success. Included are dozens of case studies, hands-on checklists, and questions to guide the choices and offer unparalleled insight into how the real estate industry really works.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wallace Glenn Wilkinson (December 12, 1941 July 5, 2002) was a businessman and politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. From 1987 to 1991, he served as the state's fifty-seventh governor. Wilkinson dropped out of college at the University of Kentucky in 1962 to attend to a book retail business he started. The business rapidly became a national success, and Wilkinson re-invested his profits in real estate, farming, transportation, banking, coal, and construction ventures, becoming extremely wealthy. In 1987, he joined a crowded field in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. After running behind two former governors and the sitting lieutenant governor for most of the race, Wilkinson began to climb in the polls after hiring then-unknown campaign consultant James Carville.
The Thoroughly Updated Guide to Reducing Tax Liability for the Trader and Serious Investor What would you do to increase your trading profits by as much as 50%? Most traders and investors would do whatever it takes. Those same traders will much to often what the profits earned with their blood, sweat and tears shrink considerable as they prepare their tax returns. You have in your hands the easy-to-use tools that will protect your hard earned assets. Packed with proven strategies that reduce your tax exposure this comprehensive guide is completely updated with information and strategies for the most recent tax changes. Here are invaluable business, estate, retirement planning, and tax-saving strategies that virtually anyone can implement within the new tax laws. It is simple to use and includes specific information to help traders reduce their tax liability, with individual case studies, real-world examples, and model tax returns. CPA and expert tax consultant Ted Tesser provides current solutions for the tax problems facing most U.S. traders, investors, and income earners today-excessive tax payments to federal and local governments, insufficient preparation for retirement, and , ultimately, the fate of bequests. In this book, Tesser shows everyone concerned: How to disinherit the federal government How Trader Status is upheld, even under audit How to augment underfunded retirement plans How to master the basiscs of estate tax planning How to integrate the &quote;triple crown&quote;-Tesser's latest strategy for tax avoidance and wealth accumulation-into your trading plan and much more. Keep the profits you work so hard to earn, whether from trading, investing, or hard work-and take control of your financial destiny. The NEW Trader's Tax Solution has puts years of experience at your fingertips. With the &quote;triple crown,&quote; you will learn how to unleash the full power of Trader Status by combining it with a Trading Entity. You will also learn how to establish a Wlfare Benefit Trust to accomplish all these goals and more. This program enables you to take advantage of little known facets fot he tax law that have been on the books for almost three-quarters of a century. You'll learn how to: Contribute and deduct substantial amounts of money over any period of time Grow the principle in a fully tax-defered, 100% secure environment Access the money at a future date, not limited by age, income, or retirement plan status Avoid the restrictions of ordinary retirement plans by using the same techniques that have been used by America's largest corporations since 1928 Whether you are looking for last minute tax saving tips or trading techniques that position you for the optimal tax reduction, The NEW Trader's Tax Solution is a must-have addition to any trading library. Get the government to pick up the tab on this years trading profits, foot the bill for any trading losses, and increase your wealth by 50%, instantly. After putting Trader Status on the map, Tesser now takes it to another dimension, complete with real world case studies, illustrations, templates, and filled-out, ready to be filed tax forms.
Today’s celebrity CEO is either a figurehead or an egomaniac, too public a personality to get the real work done. That work is done instead by teams of leaders: exceptional deputies who forge great partnerships to maximize both organizational and personal success. Written for CEOs, managers, and anyone else interested in modern organizations, this is the first comprehensive study of co-leaders and their often quiet power. In a growing number of non-hierarchical organizations, talent, not title, is the source of power; boss and subordinate seem more like peers, with the spotlight on great partnerships. Co-leaders understand both the executive and subordinate experience, making them better adapted to the needs of the new millennium, where those who can command and follow will prove to be the greatest assets of any organization. David A. Heenan is a trustee of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the nation’s largest landowners, with assets valued at over two billion dollars. A former senior executive with Citicorp and Jardine Matheson, Heenan has served on the faculties of the Wharton School and the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He is the author of The New Corporate Frontier and The Re-United States of America. Warren Bennis is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and a consultant to multinational companies and governments throughout the world. Author of over a dozen books, including the best-sellers Leaders and On Becoming a Leader, Bennis’s insights have fundamentally shaped the way we think about leaders today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000537/bk_blak_000537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover Brian Icenhower’s powerful and proven methods for optimizing and systematizing your real estate administrative process. Whether you’re an assistant or a solo agent, the administrative side of real estate requires you to be a dozen different people all at once. In Admin, veteran coach and real estate consultant Brian Icenhower shares strategies, tools, and techniques that will help you master the many components of this demanding but rewarding role. Admin teaches you everything you need to do your job so agents are free to focus on their job - generating, nurturing, and converting leads. Learn how to: Master the four hats of this backbone role: from listing manger to transaction coordinator, marketing director, and administrative manager. Identify common time-wasters and implement sound time-management systems and efficient workflows. Manage and maintain real estate budgets and financial systems. Understand your client’s behavior to optimize communication and customer service. Identify and expand your sphere of influence. Create the ultimate user experience Be a leader as well as a manager. Admin is necessary listening for anyone who performs some or all of the administrative activities and tasks essential to keeping a real estate company operational and functioning in a smooth, systematized, and efficient manner. Packed with supplemental materials, resources, and templates, Admin contains everything you need to take immediate action and increase your organization and efficiency today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136607/bk_acx0_136607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.