Mayday Asking for Help in Times of Need Large Print 16pt

Author: M. Nora Klaver
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442955317
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Do you know the etymology of the word mayday? It comes from the French m'aidez (pronounced much like the English word mayday). It literally translates to ''help me.'' Whenever we use the word or send out a mayday signal, that's literally what we mean: help me. Mayday is the international call signal for distress used by ships and aircraft that are in the midst of the most severe circumstances. Because of this, the word mayday sometimes denotes hopelessness or desperation. People tend to cry mayday when they've reached their own personal threshold of despair. Why wait until we hit that point of desperation? Why not see the word mayday as an everyday request for help? Why not cry mayday for the small things like help with the laundry or with a report that is due? It is possible. We can view the intimidating act of asking for help as a gesture of hope and optimism and not one of despair and misery. There are a number of valid reasons why we don't ask for the help we need. It's important to know what stops us from doing what we know in our hearts is the right thing to do. So, that's where we'll begin: with why we don't ask for the help we deserve. Within Part One of the book, we'll explore why we don't ask, why we should, and the anchoring principles that make the Mayday! process work. Try This sections throughout the book are practical activities that will breathe life into the concepts and principles of the Mayday! process. You might want to set up a word-processing file where you can write your thoughts and comments on the Try This activities. In Part Two of the book, you will discover the seven-step process that will change the way you see and, equally important, perform the act of asking for help. Designed to strengthen and clarify your requests, the Mayday! process will lead you to more profound friendships, greater intimacy, and a life of simplicity, ease, and flow.

Floodlines

Author: Jordan Flaherty
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459602188
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans. The book weaves together the stories of gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, and grassroots activists in the years before and after Katrina. From post-Katrina evacuee camps to torture testimony at Angola Prison to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines from an unforgettable time and place in history.

Which Side Are You On

Author: Thomas Geoghegan
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459604687
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that ''reads like an enthralling novel'' (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback edition, Thomas Geoghegan has updated his eloquent plea for the relevance of organized labor in America with an afterword covering the labor movement through the 1990s. A funny, sharp, unsentimental career memoir, Which Side Are You On? pairs a compelling history of the rise and near-fall of labor in the United States with an idealist''s disgruntled exercise in self-evaluation. Writing with the honesty of an embattled veteran still hoping for the best, Geoghegan offers an entertaining, accessible, and literary introduction to the labor movement, as well as an indispensable touchstone for anyone whose hopes have run up against the unaccommodating facts on the ground. Wry and inspiring, Which Side Are You On? is the ideal book for anyone who has ever woken up and realized, ''You must change your life.''

Die Hamster Revolution

Author: Mike Song
Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3897497697
Format: PDF, Kindle
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E-Mail – Fluch oder Segen? Angesichts des zunehmenden E-Mail-Aufkommens fühlt man sich leicht wie ein Hamster im Rad. Kaum sind einige Mails bearbeitet, ist der Eingangsordner schon wieder voll. Überdies leidet unter der Schnelligkeit des Mediums auch die Ablage und versinkt im Chaos. Doch Schuld ist nicht die Technik. Mit vier sofort umSetzbaren Strategien lässt sich das E-Mail-Chaos leicht in den Griff bekommen: 1. Wie Sie Ihr E-Mail-Volumen reduzieren 2. Wie Sie die E-Mail-Qualität verbessern 3. Wie Sie anderen E-Mail-Etikette und –Effizienz vermitteln 4. Wie Sie die Informationen richtig ablegen und schnell finden