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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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Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu - Apr 28, 2020 (first published in 600)
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A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar-now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition. Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or -The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, - is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the legendary -Old Master, - Lao ...
Michael Gervais
The author's depth of teachings are complicated to decode and provide foundations for wisdom.     source
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Michael Gervais
Outlines methods to discover deep meaning and purpose in life.     source
The Invitation
. Oriah - Apr 25, 2006 (first published in 1999)
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Shared by word of mouth, e-mailed from reader to reader, recited over the radio, and read aloud at thousands of retreats and conferences, "The Invitation" has changed the lives of people everywhere. In this bestselling book, Oriah expands on the wisdom found within her beloved prose poem, which presents a powerful challenge to all who long to live ...
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.     source
The Dance
Moving To The Deep Rhythms Of Your Life
. Oriah - Apr 25, 2006 (first published in 2001)
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Welcome to The Dance, the wise and practical book that expands on Oriah Mountain Dreamer's new moving prose poem. In this compelling book the acclaimed author of The Invitation challenges readers to live with passion, energy, and honesty. The key, says Oriah, is to savor the everyday world of family, friends, love, and work with clear minds and ope...
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.     source
The Call
Discovering Why You Are Here
. Oriah - Apr 25, 2006 (first published in 2003)
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The final book in Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s bestselling trilogy opens us to finding and consciously living the meaning and purpose—the unique calling—at the center of our livesIn The Invitation, visionary writer and teacher Oriah Mountain Dreamer wrote about what we long for. In The Dance, her second book, she explored how to live this longing. Now,...
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.     source
The Way of the Champion
Lessons from Sun Tzu's the Art of War and Other Tao Wisdom for Sports & Life
Jerry Lynch - Jan 15, 2006
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Martial artists, great warriors, coaches, generals, and successful corporate CEOs have all effectively used the strategies for winning found in Sun Tzu's Art of War.Authors Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang, using lessons from the The Art of War, as well as other ancient Taoist books such as the I Ching and Tao Te Ching, teach readers to develop ...
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
Inch and Miles
The Journey to Success
John R. Wooden - Sep 01, 2003
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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
Mind Gym
An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Gary Mack - Jun 24, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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Praise for Mind Gym"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."--Ken ...
Michael Gervais
Strips down the esoteric nature of applied sport psychology.     source
Self-Esteem
Virginia M. Satir - Nov 01, 1995 (first published in 1975)
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a poem with art work...
Michael Gervais
Pretty powerful.     source
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer What We Ache For
Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul (2005) Hardcover
Jan 01, 1900
Michael Gervais
One of my favorite poets.     source