Tarcher Features Week: Self-Improvement

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, DailyTarcher

Welcome to Tarcher Features Week! Each day this week we will highlight one major Tarcher theme, collecting some of our favorite titles and authors for you to enjoy.

Friday: Self-Improvement

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THE NOW HABIT by Neil Fiore

nowhabitOne of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.

Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

Order it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound!

**THE NOW HABIT will be available in a Tarcher Inspiration Card Deck on 12/26/201 3!**

GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY INSPIRATION CARDS BY DAVID ALLEN

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In his seminal self-help productivity guide, Getting Things Done, veteran coach, management consultant, and “personal productivity guru” David Allen first introduced his breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has shared with over a million people around the world. Now, his wisdom is presented in bite-sized portions for quick doses of productive inspiration. On-sale 10/3/2013

Order on Amazon!

SOLVING THE PROCRASTINATION PUZZLE: A CONCISE GUIDE TO STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE  BY TIMOTHY A. PYCHL

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Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies—and a touch of humor!—to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

Order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, or IndieBound!

THINK AND GROW RICH: STICKABILITY BY GREG S. REID

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You’ve learned the principles in Napoleon Hill’s classicThink and Grow Rich—now give them STICKABILITY!

The path to personal and professional success is not a one-way street. Most people encounter setbacks and obstacles that threaten to derail them from their chosen route. The most successful people, however, adhere to their principles and goals, capitalizing on hidden opportunities, even in the face of what many would consider unconquerable obstacles. To coin a new word—these people have STICKABILITY!

Read an excerpt HERE

Available on AmazonBarnes & Noble, or Indiebound

WAKE UP & LIVE! A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS THE REALLY WORKS BY DORTHEA BRANDE

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A true lost classic that can take your life to its fullest potential.  What if you were promised a simple, eight-word formula that could turn your life around? Would you believe it? Would you try it? Here it is:

Act as if it were impossible to fail

This magic key is at the heart of one of the most persuasive self-improvement books ever published – a work that, while forgotten, rivaled the popularity of contemporaneous books by Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie. It was called Wake Up and Live!, written by Dorothea Brande, an enterprising Chicago journalist.

Order on AmazonBarnes & Nobel, or IndieBound!

INSPIRED AND UNSTOPPABLE BY TAMA KIEVES

inspiredWithin you is your purpose–your destiny–which will lead you to your greatest fulfillment and success. Author Tama Kieves discovered along her journey that the way to success is an inspired path, not a linear one. She brings her ideas and actions together in her latest work, INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE, revealing that it is only in unleashing this purpose that you can truly become happy and satisfied. 

Read an excerpt HERE

Available on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Indiebound!

 

 

 

BREAKTHROUGH by David M Carter

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BREAKTHROUGH: Learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be by David CM Carter (aka THE MENTOR) is the ultimate guide to becoming a happier and more successful you. David has guided many of the elite CEOS and philanthropists in attaining success in their businesses, ranging from Kirsty Bashforth, Head of Organizational Effectiveness for BP to Joan Shafer, former Chief Learning Officer, Merryck & Co.. He has also helped over 50 clients become multi-millionaires and now shares with everyone his proven methods for success.

Check out an excerpt of BREAKTHROUGH here.

Order on AmazonBarnes&NobleIndieBound.

 

THE GIFT OF ADVERSITY by Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.

GiftOfAdversityAs the psychiatrist who first diagnosed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and a veteran researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Norman Rosenthal is all-too-familiar with the ways that adversity can shape a person’s life. In his New York Times bestseller, Transcendence, Dr. Rosenthal explored a method being used by many—from war veterans to children—to cope with adversity.

Now, in THE GIFT OF ADVERSITY: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections (on-sale Sept), he tackles the topic of adversity head on, drawing on his own unique upbringing in apartheid South Africa as well as on case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, to show readers how they can learn from adversity to become better, stronger and more resilient. The result is a book packed with 52 compact chapters, often crafted around an engaging story and all conveying an essential truth or lesson.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Order it on AmazonBarnes & Noble, or from your local independent bookstore.

Fight Procrastination Day

September 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, DailyTarcher, Great Ideas, Great Reads

Feeling stuck in the procrastination cycle? Break free with these great upcoming titles from Tarcher in honor of national Fight Procrastination Day!

THE NOW HABIT: A Strategic  Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Niel Fiore

One of the most effective programs to combat

the now habit

procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has

sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.

Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

Order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, or IndieBound!  

**THE NOW HABIT will be available in a Tarcher Inspiration Card Deck on

12/26/201 3!**

Order on Amazon or Barnes & Nobel!

GETTING THINGS DONE: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Inspiration Cards by David Allen

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In his seminal self-help productivity guide, Getting Things Done, veteran coach, management consultant, and “personal productivity guru” David Allen first introduced his breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has shared with over a million people around the world. Now, his wisdom is presented in bite-sized portions for quick doses of productive inspiration. On-sale 10/3/2013

Order on Amazon!

SOLVING THE PROCRASTINATION PUZZLE: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change  by Timothy A. Pychl

solving-the-procrastination-puzzle

Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies—and a touch of humor!—to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

Order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, or IndieBound!

Wake Up & Live! A Formula for Success the Really Works by Dorthea Brande

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A true lost classic that can take your life to its fullest potential.  What if you were promised a simple, eight-word formula that could turn your life around? Would you believe it? Would you try it? Here it is:

Act as if it were impossible to fail

This magic key is at the heart of one of the most persuasive self-improvement books ever published – a work that, while forgotten, rivaled the popularity of contemporaneous books by Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie. It was called Wake Up and Live!, written by Dorothea Brande, an enterprising Chicago journalist.

Order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, or IndieBound!

 

Other recommended reads… 

THE 10-STEP STRESS SOLUTION: Live More, Relax More, Re-energize by Neil Shah

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Do you feel overwhelmed by work — or life in general? Having trouble coping with too many demands on your time and energy?

Neil Shah at the Stress Management Society is here to help. With a fantastic 10-step plan, he offers simple and practical solutions for reducing your stress levels so you can manage your life and breathe a sigh of relief.

Find out how to:
- manage your time — at work and at home
- regain your balance and lift your mood
- improve your concentration and motivation
- get a good night’s sleep and stop worrying

On Sale 12/26/2013

Order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, DailyTarcher, Great Reads

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When it comes to realizing goals, why are we our own worst enemy? Despite our best intentions, hesitation and indecision often take hold and lead us down the familiar path of procrastination. Research tells us that everyone procrastinates, but the question remains—Why?

Tarcher is proud to offer the answer in SOLVING THE PROCRASTINATION PUZZLE: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change, Penguin USA’s first acquisition from Author Solutions, the world’s leading self-publishing company.  In this newly updated bestseller, associate professor of psychology and award-winning Psychology Today expert Timothy A. Pychyl condenses over twenty years of intensive research into this accessible guide to kicking the procrastination habit. Rich with case studies and simple mantras for change, this helpful – and often humorous – book reveals the root causes of procrastination and provides effective strategies for change.  Keeping his knowledge of delay tactics in mind, Pychyl designed this book to hook the chronic procrastinator by providing:

  • A quick read: Pychyl provides his key strategies in less than 100 pages.
  • Interactive exercises: help readers specify the program to their needs.
  • Key mantras: each chapter has an easy to remember mantra to promote daily change.
  • A multimedia format: Pychyl integrates humor and research with specially designed comic strips.

By exposing the negative health effects of procrastination, promoting emotional awareness, and providing easy-to-use action plans, SOLVING THE PROCRASTINATION PUZZLE helps readers recognize the need for change so they stop delaying and start living their most inspired life.

Don’t put it off, read an excerpt HERE.

Buy it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound!

 

Other recommended reads…

Now HabitThe Now Habit: The Fiore Productivity Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore (Tarcher/Penguin paperback, out now) – In The Now Habit, Neil Fiore provides a comprehensive strategy to help any busy person reach their peak performance by overcoming procrastination, reducing anxiety and stress, and accomplishing more tasks in less time. Read more here!

HOW TO: Get Up and Get Successful!

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At Tarcher, we have plenty of books that can help unlock your inner potential and bring you health, wealth, and happiness.

Check out some of our favorites in the picture, and more below!

THE CHIMP PARADOX: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness by Dr. Steve PetersAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

THINK & GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill
and coming soon, THINK & GROW RICH: STICKABILITY by The Napoleon Hill Foundation with Greg S. Reid
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

THE GIFT OF ADVERSITY by Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
(Check out his other New York Times bestseller, on sale now: TRANSCENDENCE)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

BREAKTHROUGH by David C.M. Carter
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

INSPIRED AND UNSTOPPABLE by Tama Kieves – coming soon in paperback!
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

THE NOW HABIT by Neil Fiore
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

 

The Best Books for Grads!

June 11, 2012 by  
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Congratulations to the class of 2012! Now’s an exciting, nerve-wracking time for anyone you know who’s just graduated from college, and they’re sure to have no shortage of questions about what’s coming up next. With this in mind, we at Tarcher/Penguin have put together a short list of recommended books for the recent or upcoming graduate in your life.

Whether they majored in creative writing or are preparing to go to business school in the fall, they’re bound to find loads of useful advice here. These great books aren’t just for graduates, of course—current students are sure to get a lot out of them, too!

For graduates who majored in journalism, literature, and/or writing:

Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance by Rosanne Bane (Tarcher/Penguin paperback, on-sale Aug. 2) – In Around the Writer’s Block, Rosanne Bane uses an accessible, scientific approach based on the latest breakthroughs in brain studies to help you understand where writer’s block comes from—and how to get through it.

 

Preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound

 

 

Good books for all graduates who want to get ahead of the pack:

The Now Habit: The Fiore Productivity Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore (Tarcher/Penguin paperback, out now) – In The Now Habit, Neil Fiore provides a comprehensive strategy to help any busy person reach their peak performance by overcoming procrastination, reducing anxiety and stress, and accomplishing more tasks in less time.

Purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound

 

 

Think and Grow Rich: The Master Mind Volume by Napoleon Hill with Joel Fotinos and August Gold (Tarcher/Penguin paperback, out now) – In the new Master Mind edition of Napoloeon Hill’s classic prosperity guide Think and Grow Rich, readers will learn not only about Hill’s time-tested 13 Steps to Success, but also about how to put those steps into action in their own lives—in an all-new interactive format!

Purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound

HOW TO: Stop Procrastinating – from THE NOW HABIT by Neil Fiore

January 27, 2012 by  
Filed under DailyTarcher, How To

As January comes to a close, it’s that time again where resolutions made in the New Year are broken or remain unfinished. Dr. Neil Fiore, author of THE NOW HABIT, offers a simple yet effective way to change our attitudes and make us producers instead of procrastinators.

See below for five self-statements that distinguish procrastinators from producers.

  • Replace “I have to” with “I choose to.” - The language, attitudes, ad behaviors of producers can be acquired through specific, on-the-job practice. For example, if you’re at your desk looking at a pile of unanswered mail and a list of unreturned telephone calls, the first thing you may notice is that your shoulders begin to droop forward in a depressed, burdened fashion. This is a clear signal that, even if you haven’t heard yourself say, “I have to,” you feel victimized rather than responsible and powerful. At that moment of awareness, immediately choose to work or accept responsibility for choosing to delay.
  • Replace “I must finish” with “When can I start?” - “When can I start” is the catchphrase of the producer. It automatically follows any worries about finishing and being overwhelmed, and replaced agitated energy with a clear focus on what can be tackled now. It works like a feedback device that pushes any wavering focus back to thes tarting point of the project.
  • Replace “This project is so big and important” with “I can take one small step.” – Whenever you begin to feel overwhelmed by the large, grand project that looms before you, remind yourself, “I can take one small step. one small step; one rough, rough draft; one imperfect sketch; one small hello. That’s all I need to do now.” you can never build a house all at once. Al you can do now is pour the concrete for the foundation; hammer one nail; raise a wall–one small step at a time.
  • Replace “I must be perfect” with “I can be perfectly human.” – Replace demands for perfect work with acceptance of (not resignation to) your human limits. Accept so-called mistakes (really feedback) as part of a natural learning process. You need self-compassion rather than self-criticism to support your courageous efforts at facing the unavoidable  risks of doing real, imperfect work rather than daydreaming of the perfect, completed project.
  • Replace “I don’t have time to play” with “I must take time to play.” – Insisting on your regular time for exercise, for dinners with friends, for frequent breaks throughout your day, and for frequent vacations throughout your year increases the feelings of inner worth and respect for yourself that are at the haert of unlearning the need for procrastination.

Purchase THE NOW HABIT on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

 

You Just Lived Through Blue Monday and You Didn’t Even Know It…

January 17, 2012 by  
Filed under DailyTarcher, Fun Fact, In the News

Yesterday wasn’t just Martin Luther King, Jr Day, everyone. It was also the third Monday in January, dubbed Blue Monday in 2005 by psychologist Cliff Arnall. He came up with the date for the “saddest day of the year” by looking at various factors that put people in bad moods, then figured out how and where those factors intersected on a timeline. Among the factors considered were the unpleasant January weather, post-holiday debt, and regrets over broken New Year’s resolutions.

To help you regroup and take a fresh approach to your New Years resolutions, you might try reading PATIENCE: The Art of Peaceful Living by Allan Lokos. Or, if you’re interested in learning how to save money while also pursuing your passion, pick up THE PROSPEROUS HEART: Creating a Life of ‘Enough’ by Julia Cameron, author of the bestselling Artist’s Way series, and Emma Lively. Of course, there are some out there who haven’t even started sticking to their resolutions, or paying off holiday bills, and for those people, Neil Fiore’s THE NOW HABIT is a must-read.

 

Purchase PATIENCE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

Purchase THE PROSPEROUS HEART on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

Purchase THE NOW HABIT on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound

VIDEO: Overcome Procrastination Now

November 16, 2010 by  
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Renowned psychologist Dr. Neil Fiore, author of The Now Habit, sits down with Tarcher / Penguin Publisher Joel Fotinos to discuss his bestselling program to combat procrastination. Fiore outlines the mental roadblocks that promote procrastination and offers strategies to help us overcome procrastination now. In discussing his approach, he explains how we can schedule guilt-free play, adjust our expectations in order to begin, and dramatically alter the inner dialogue we have with ourselves about work in order to be a producer rather than a procrastinator.

Other Recommended Reads…

9781101628386_p0_v2_s260x420BREAKTHROUGH: Learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be by David C.M. Carter

After mentoring numerous CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and philanthropists, David C. M. Carter has distilled his knowledge and advice into BREAKTHROUGH, which provides practical advice on how to become a more successful and happier you. With simple, easy-to-action tips in every chapter, Carter helps you envision goals, achieve them, and ultimately realize your best self. Learn more here!