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Breakaway: (A New Adult Sports Romance) (Pro-U Book 1)

By Ali Parker

BrixBaxter Publishing
Released: 2016-04-26
Kindle Edition (231 pages)

Breakaway: (A New Adult Sports Romance) (Pro-U Book 1)
 
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Lucas White is captain of the hockey team, and well deserving of the position. He’s hard-hitting, rough and puts up with very little. He’s kept to himself throughout his years at Providence University, but it’s time to train the next man up in line for his position. His second on the Hockey team has a twin sister that catches everyone’s eye and leaves most of the guys acting like idiots, but Lucas isn’t interested. Girls are too needy, too catty and a pain in butt. Plain and simple.

Aubrey Moore’s had her eye on the captain of the hockey team for the last few years since her brother, Jayce joined the team. He’s known for being a complete jerk, but Aubrey’s had the pleasure of seeing around the edges of his personality and wants to know him more. Now she just has to figure out how to help him breakaway from being so jaded and join her in the best adventure anyone could embark on -love.

**HEA - these novels are all within the Pro-U series, but are about different couples at the university and should stand-alone.

Dream Jobs in Sports Management and Administration (Great Careers in the Sports Industry)

By Jeri Freedman

Rosen Pub Group
Library Binding (136 pages)

Dream Jobs in Sports Management and Administration (Great Careers in the Sports Industry)
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Looks at the different careers in the sports management and administration field, discussing training, education, and work conditions.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By Richard N. Bolles

Ten Speed Press
Released: 2018-08-14
Paperback (352 pages)

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies workand which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a Career You Love

By Ken Coleman

Lampo Press
Released: 2019-05-13
Hardcover (240 pages)

The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a Career You Love
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Right now, 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They’re sick of “average” and know there’s something better out there, but they just don’t know how to reach it.

One basic principle―The Proximity Principle―can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.

In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.

Forget the traditional career advice you’ve heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You’ll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.

After reading The Proximity Principle, you’ll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come―and you’ll be prepared to take them.

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)

By Jocko Willink

St. Martin's Press
Released: 2017-11-21
Hardcover (384 pages)

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)
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An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Now with an excerpt from the authors' new book, THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP.

Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, they learned that leadership―at every level―is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training to pass on their harsh lessons learned in combat to help forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving the SEAL Teams, they launched a company, Echelon Front, to teach those same leadership principles to leaders in businesses, companies, and organizations across the civilian sector. Since that time, they have trained countless leaders and worked with hundreds of companies in virtually every industry across the U.S. and internationally, teaching them how to develop their own high-performance teams and most effectively lead those teams to dominate their battlefields.

Since it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required reading for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders. Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise

By American Kinesiology Association

Human Kinetics
Paperback (174 pages)

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise
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Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is your guide to landing your dream job in one of today's most exciting, popular, and fastest-growing industries!

Produced by the American Kinesiology Association, this hands-on guide includes detailed job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills, and required certifications for 36 careers in sport and fitness:

- Aquatic therapist

- Athletic trainer (college or university sport team)

- Athletic trainer (high school sport team)

- Athletic trainer (as physician extender)

- Athletic trainer (clinical)

- Personal trainer

- Group exercise instructor

- Strength and conditioning coach

- Fitness center owner or manager

- Fitness leader in gerontology settings

- Health promotion specialist

- Fitness specialist

- Physical education teacher

- Sport instructor

- Coach

- Sport official

- Sport psychologist

- Sport administrator

- Sport marketer

- Media and public relations specialist

- Professional scout

- Sport event manager

- Sport journalist

- Sport facility operations manager

- Clinical exercise physiologist

- Certified clinical exercise specialist

- Sport dietitian

- Sports medicine clinic director

- Physical therapist

- Occupational therapist

- Medical and osteopathic physicians

- Chiropractor

- Physician assistant

- Kinesiology professor

- Kinesiology researcher

- Kinesiology department administrator

If you are ready to pursue a job in the sport, fitness, or exercise industry, Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is one resource you can't be without.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie
Released: 1998-10-01
Multicolor Paperback (288 pages)

How to Win Friends & Influence People
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You can go after the job you want—and get it!

You can take the job you have—and improve it!

You can take any situation—and make it work for you!

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:

-Six ways to make people like you

-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking

-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

By Dr. Seuss

Random House
Released: 1990-01-22
Multicolor Hardcover (56 pages)

Oh, the Places You ll Go!  
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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! 

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job

By Chris Guillebeau

Ten Speed Press
Released: 2019-06-04
Hardcover (336 pages)

100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job
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Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau presents a full-color ideabook featuring 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do.

This unique guide features the startup stories of regular people launching side businesses that almost anyone can do: an urban tour guide, an artist inspired by maps, a travel site founder, an ice pop maker, a confetti photographer, a group of friends who sell hammocks to support local economies, and many more. In 100 Side Hustles, best-selling author of The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau presents a colorful "idea book" filled with inspiration for your next big idea. Distilled from Guillebeau's popular Side Hustle School podcast, these case studies feature teachers, artists, coders, and even entire families who've found ways to create new sources of income. With insights, takeaways, and photography that reveals the human element behind the hustles, this playbook covers every important step of launching a side hustle, from identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions. Soon you'll find yourself joining the ranks of these innovative entrepreneurs--making money on the side while living your best life.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek
Released: 2011-12-27
Paperback (256 pages)

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
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The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.
 
In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.
 
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
 
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. 
 
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

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