If you’ve read any of my books, you’ve read about the “Serenity Prayer.” This is a simple prayer, first used by Reinhold Niebuhr around 1934 and later given, by him, to Bill Wilson for use in Alcoholics Anonymous. This simple prayer became one of the “tools” that saved my life more than once when I was in the early days of my recovery and trying to piece my life back to together. I would recite it every day as a way to keep things in perspective and it has been a great help to me since. There are many times in our life when… Read more.
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Proclaimed a “Happiness expert” by Fast Company magazine, Jim Donovan has delivered presentations to a wide range of diverse groups for more than 18 years.
His programs provide inspiration, ideas, tools, and strategies which will help you and your organization increase performance and productivity, thus reducing turnover, absenteeism, and stress.
He is a powerful thought leader who’s books and teaching have positively impacted the lives of more than a million people worldwide.
Jim’s willingness to speak openly about his personal struggles and share the ideas and techniques that enabled him to radically change his life, have made him a sought after speaker and trainer for business events and meetings.
Jim’s New York sense of humor, coupled with his unique life experiences allow him to connect with people from all walks of life. With more than half a million books in print in 24 countries and eighteen years as a speaker and coach, Jim Donovan is a recognized authority in the personal development industry.
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Ready to reap the rewards of a job well and happily done? Even in a tight economy, job satisfaction isn’t a luxury; fulfilled, happy employees are productive, innovative, and loyal. And workplace fulfillment spills over into happier families and better communities.
In Jim Donovan’s new book, HAPPY @ WORK, you’ll learn shift-producing strategies on everything from managing time, making decisions, and marking milestones to breaking patterns, bouncing back, and becoming exceptional. Each tip’s method and rationale are clearly explained, and real workplace vignettes demonstrate the benefits and results that can be gleaned from simple shifts and actions.
HAPPY @ WORK will empower you with the knowledge that no matter the circumstance, you can think, act, and feel in ways that create purpose, success, and, yes, happiness.
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For the past 800 years, Saint Francis of Assisi has been penetrating the hearts of people from every culture and across every spiritual tradition. Francis' two most famous writings -- Instrument of Thy Peace and Canticle of the Sun -- together form the foundation of this course. These beautiful, elegant prayers offer us a rich doorway to Francis' mentorship, love and support. Each lesson offers practical wisdom, deep guided meditation, and simple yet powerful assignments to help you examine your inner world, open your spiritual heart, and strengthen your connection to the Divine. Again and again, you will be coached and guided to effectively call upon Francis to bring you inner support, guidance, and healing. This course includes the Story of Saint Francis by Mirabai Starr; 21 profound guided meditations by Max Highstein; and practical wisdom and direction to help you apply what you're learning to your every day life.