Just Show Up by Cal Ripken Jr., James Dale

Just Show Up: And Other Enduring Values from Baseball’s Iron Man by Cal Ripken Jr., James Dale
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Overview: Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr.-the 19-time All-Star, World-Series winning legend, American League MVP, and record holder who played 2,632 consecutive games-outlines eight rules for the game of baseball and life, drawn from the lessons he has learned on and off the field.

Cal Ripken Jr. is a baseball legend. But legends aren’t born, they’re made. For twenty-one seasons, Ripken took the field day in and day out, through cold, heat, rain, and sometimes snow, playing in more than 3,000 games for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1983, the revered shortstop helped lead his team to victory in the World Series. On September 6, 1995, Ripken did the seemingly impossible, he surpassed Lou Gehrig’s unbreakable fifty-six-year-old Iron Man record, setting a new mark of 2,131 consecutive games-then played another 501 consecutive games. Throughout his career, Ripken was admired for his consistency, hard work, and loyalty. There were successes and failures, but above all was an old-fashioned sense of doing what’s right, every single day.

Since retiring in 2001, Ripken has enjoyed a successful career as a baseball analyst, entrepreneur, and author. Now, in Just Show Up, he reflects on his life and career to offer lessons for the next generation and those to come. Ripken speaks eloquently about the timeless values he has lived by: Life is a streak,play the long game; Success and money are not the same; Play fair,win fair. And he shares stories of his legendary father, Baltimore Oriole coach and manager Cal Ripken Sr., what it took to keep the streak alive, and what it meant to bring the World Series to Baltimore.

Cal Ripken’s message is simple yet poignant; wisdom essential to anyone trying to forge a successful life in times that are often chaotic. Blending insights from sports, business, and a life well-lived, Just Show Up is the story of an American legend and the principles he has lived by-standards our time needs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Cal Newport – Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life In A Noisy World

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Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.3MB
Overview: Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It’s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.
In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.

Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don’t feel overwhelmed by it. They don’t experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.

Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don’t go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Virtual Minimalism: Opting for a Targeted Lifestyles in a Noisy International via Cal Newport
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Evaluation: Minimalism is the artwork of realizing how a lot is solely sufficient. Virtual minimalism applies this concept to our non-public era. It is the key to residing a targeted existence in an more and more noisy international.
On this well timed and enlightening e book, the bestselling creator of Deep Paintings introduces a philosophy for era use that has already advanced numerous lives.

Virtual minimalists are throughout us. They are the calm, satisfied individuals who can cling lengthy conversations with out furtive glances at their telephones. They may be able to get misplaced in a excellent e book, a woodworking challenge, or a leisurely morning run. They may be able to have a laugh with family and friends with out the obsessive urge to record the revel in. They keep knowledgeable concerning the information of the day, however do not really feel crushed via it. They do not revel in "worry of lacking out" as a result of they already know which actions supply them that means and pride.

Now, Newport provides us a reputation for this quiet motion, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated international. Commonplace sense pointers, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like watching a virtual sabbath, do not pass a long way sufficient in serving to us take again keep watch over of our technological lives, and makes an attempt to unplug totally are sophisticated via the calls for of circle of relatives, pals and paintings. What we’d like as a substitute is a considerate technique to come to a decision what equipment to make use of, for what functions, and beneath what prerequisites.
Style: Non-Fiction > Well being, Health & Scientific

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Cal Newport – Deep Work

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