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Got time off? Relax and re-energize with free books, magazines & podcasts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Worth a Second Look: My 10 Favorite Articles & Videos from 2015

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams

[Caveat: This is my book! So there is (duh!) some conflict of interest in my recommending it to you! However, I honestly believe it’s full of good stuff that any self-directed learner can use to develop project management (PM) skills & insights. And since it’s FREE to read all 300 pages online, what do you have to lose?! — Mike Greer, owner/editor of this blog.]

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Just published! My new book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams, is a 300 page eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts through my websites and have never before been released in book form. (See http://worth-sharing.net for info on all my websites, blog posts, videos, etc.) A few chapters include some important, classic excerpts from my previous books.

The book is divided into six major Parts, including:

  • Part 1: The Meaning of Project Management (3 Chapters)
  • Part 2: PM Techniques (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 3: Working with Your Team & Maintaining Your Sanity (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 4: Peace of Mind (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 5: PM Leadership and Vision (7 Chapters)
  • Part 6: Of PM Skills and How They Are Acquired (8 Chapters)

You can read the entire book (all 300 pages!) online, for free. And it’s available in paperback & all ebook formats. Get details at my Worth Sharing website!

PhilosphersNotes Free Audio/PDF Combos: Stephen Covey, Don Miguel Ruiz, Esther/Jerry Hicks

Nearly every day, while exercising or waiting in line somewhere, I crank up my little MP3 player and listen to one of Brian Johnson’s 20-minute PhilosophersNotes. These are his distillations of some of the “big ideas” mined from a whole bunch of powerful Self-Help and Philosophy books, delivered via Brian’s upbeat and informal “friendly philosopher” narrations. What’s more, if I need to revisit some of those “big ideas” later and steal a quote or two, I just call up the matching PDF that accompanies each note.

All-in-all, his PhilosophersNotes really live up to Brian’s claim that they are “the ultimate personal growth tool. Giving you more wisdom in less time.”

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Free Mental & Spiritual Makeover, Part 2: Inspired Project Teams Podcasts

Topic: Team building, managing project teams, personal growth, philosophy
Format:
Podcasts & matching blog posts
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

[Disclaimer: I write & maintain the Inspired Project Teams website & podcasts. – MG]

My last post focused on some free tools to help with your mental and spiritual makeover as an individual. In this post, we highlight some free podcasts and blog posts that provide “enduring wisdom & guided challenges to help project teams achieve their best.”

Note: These podcasts aren’t only useful for project teams. You can use them to help with a mental and spiritual makeover within your family, your PTA, your soccer team, or simply that group of friends that has become a bit dysfunctional! Here’s how: As you listen to the podcasts and review the suggested team Challenges, whenever you hear the phrase “project team” or “team member,” just mentally replace it with “family” or “family member.” After all, people are people, whether they are working together  on the job or simply trying to get things done together by working on a home or civic project!

Inspired Project Teams Podcasts

(Read more below about specific Challenges & my favorite Inspired Project Teams podcasts.)

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Yearly Vacation? Why Not a Daily Vacation? — Learn to Meditate!

Topic: Meditation: How, why, and tools
Format: Blog posts, podcasts, and links
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

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If you’re like most of us, you wish your vacations would last much longer. In fact, I confess that I used to start feeling the dread of “vacation’s over” several days before my precious vacation was actually over.  I’ve since discovered, however, that my meditation practice provides me with brief, refreshing “daily vacations” every day.  So this year, why not use your official vacation time to learn to meditate? Unlike that sunburn and your empty wallet, your new meditation practice will continue providing daily benefits long after your official vacation’s just a memory.

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Thought Vibration (The Law of Attraction in the Thought World)

Topic: The Law of Attraction
Format: MP3 audio (1 hr. 47 min. download; free, but registration required)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

This audio is flat out amazing! It’s a powerful, intelligent reading of all 16 Chapters of William Walker Atkinson’s 1906 Thought Vibration, or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World. This work is one of the foundations of the “new thought” principles that you might have come to know through the movie and book, The Secret, as well as all manner of publications related to the Law of Attraction. I originally downloaded this out of idle curiosity — to learn a bit about the roots of The Law of Attraction. But I was blown away by the crispness and vigor of Atkinson’s writing — the clean, direct expression and force of his ideas. And these are beautifully and energetically rendered by narrator David Mitchell.  This no soothing, sleepy, new-age audio — it’s an “in your face” tour-de-force that will challenge you to rethink what you believe about the way you think. And if you think you know all about The Law of Attraction, then this work is likely to surprise you with some new content and a sometimes edgy attitude. I loved it!

Thought Vibration @ LearnOutLoud

(See complete listing of Chapters, URLs, and related info below. Click “Read the rest of this entry”…)

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