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Michael Gervais

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Dr. Gervais is the co-founder of Compete to Create and Host of the Finding Mastery podcast. As a licensed psychologist and industry visionary, Dr. Gervais focuses most of his time on people at the "top of their game," from the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and NBA players, to Olympians, military personnel and corporate leaders.
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The Call
Discovering Why You Are Here
. Oriah - 2010-05-07 (first published in 2003)
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"The Call" is the final book in Oriah Mountain Dreamer's trilogy on finding purpose and living fully. In this intimate and insightful exploration of her own journey, Oriah challenges readers to awaken to the essence of who they are and to find meaning in their lives, in their own unique way. Filled with moving stories and practical guidance, this book takes us on a journey towards a deeply spiritual and wholly human life.
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1959)
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Discover how to find meaning in suffering and move forward with renewed purpose by exploring the riveting memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Nazi death camps. In this influential book, based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, the author argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it and find meaning in it through his theory of logotherapy. This book is a must-read for anyone searching for significance in the act of living.
Michael Gervais
Outlines methods to discover deep meaning and purpose in life.      source
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The Way of the Champion
Lessons from Sun Tzu's the Art of War and Other Tao Wisdom for Sports & Life
Jerry Lynch - 2006-01-15
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Unlock the strategies used by martial artists, warriors, coaches, and successful CEOs to cultivate the qualities of a champion. Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang explore the teachings of The Art of War, I Ching, Tao Te Ching, and other Taoist texts to help readers develop high self-esteem, courage, perseverance, and more. Gain insight into self-awareness, tactical positioning, and strategic advantage to win through inner growth and self-improvement. Achieve a universal competitive edge through The Way of the Champion.
Michael Gervais
It’s a book that you do, rather than just read. It’s great. I pass it out like it’s candy in locker rooms.      source
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Inch and Miles
The Journey to Success
John R. Wooden - 2003-08-01
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Inch and Miles toot a magic silver whistle to help them find clues to the pyramid of success....
Michael Gervais
My son and I read this book together on a regular basis. The joy that I get from hearing him understand Coach Wooden’s insights is fantastically rewarding.      source
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Mind Gym
An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Gary Mack - 2002-06-24 (first published in 2001)
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This inspiring book explores how the mind can influence an athlete's performance just as much as physical skill. With lessons and anecdotes from prominent athletes, you'll learn techniques and exercises to build mental "muscle" and gain the "head edge" over the competition. Don't miss out on this must-read for any athlete or sports fan.
Michael Gervais
Strips down the esoteric nature of applied sport psychology.      source
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The Dance
Moving To The Deep Rhythms Of Your Life
. Oriah - 2001-08-21
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The Dance is a wise and practical book that challenges readers to live with passion, energy, and honesty. The author encourages us to savor the everyday world with clear minds and open hearts, finding joy in family, friends, love, and work. Through compelling stories from her own life, the author provides tools for becoming the person we already are. The Dance is an invitation to slow down, let go, and discover a place of connection, serenity, and joy that is uniquely our own.
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.      source
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The Invitation
. Oriah - 1999-04-21
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This book is about embracing authenticity and intimacy in a world that prioritizes small talk and overbusy schedules. Based on a beloved prose poem, "The Invitation" challenges readers to live a more fulfilling life free from the obstacles that hold us back. This book is a powerful guide to finding true beauty in human experience and discovering all that life has to offer.
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.      source
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Virginia M. Satir - 1995-11-01 (first published in 1975)
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a poem with art work...
Michael Gervais
Pretty powerful.      source
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Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu - 1989-08-28 NaN
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A timeless classic of spiritual literature, this Taoist text speaks to the qualities of an enlightened leader and a balanced, harmonious life. Written over two thousand years ago, it offers insights helpful not only for personal growth but also in leadership, business, and politics today. A remarkable English translation by a leading scholar, this compact and portable edition is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series, featuring short, accessible teachings from renowned figures that distill wisdom from over 50 years of Shambhala Publications.
Michael Gervais
The author's depth of teachings are complicated to decode and provide foundations for wisdom.      source
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by Oriah Mountain Dreamer What We Ache For
Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul (2005) Hardcover
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.      source