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Buckhead pediatrician authors self-help book

Buckhead pediatrician authors self-help book

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In one of the saddest moments of her life, the death of her father, Ganiyu Ojikutu, in 2015, Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu experienced, as she termed it, an “internal transformation.”This resulted in the Buckhead resident and pediatrician discovering inner peace and everlasting joy in her life.Her desire to help others experience this transformation inspired her to write her first book, “Permanent Happiness: The Only Way to find Peace, Joy and Your Life-Given Purpose,” which was self-published in May.The book is now available only through Amazon, with the print version being $7.99 and the e-book version $4.99.Born in Nigeria, Ojikutu went to medical school and then opened her Atlanta practice in 2004, but always remained close to her father. His death hit her very hard.“I wanted to remain connected
4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

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Executive SummaryOur observation of hundreds of performance seekers has led to delineating a series of myths that hold people back when trying to improve. These assertions are based on a diverse set of fields, including psychology, sports, arts, and leadership. We hope that by dispelling these myths, explaining the reality and offering some sound advice instead, we can help move people toward more effective personal development. Myth 1: Performing at the top means consistent peak performance. Myth 2: We get better by benchmarking ourselves against others. Myth 3: Successful people engage in “singular deliberate practice” of one winning strategy. Myth 4: Improvement stems from unwavering focus on your most challenging goals. In the end, improvement comes from knowing our own unique chall
Russell Simmons dropped from Oprah's spiritual self-help book

Russell Simmons dropped from Oprah's spiritual self-help book

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Oprah Winfrey has dropped Russell Simmons’ contributions to her spiritual self-help book, according to the book publisher.The book, “The Wisdom of Sundays,” came out last fall and has topped bestseller lists since its release. While several other people are quoted in the book, Simmons’ pages will be removed. Simmons’ excerpts feature him talking about meditation as well as the effects of wealth on the soul.The New York Times reported that the publisher said it came to this decision jointly with Oprah. All future editions of the book, starting in February, will not have Simmons’ quotes in them. However, it’s not clear when the decision was made.Oprah and the #MeToo movementIt’s not a surprising move for Oprah, however, especially given her vocal support of the #MeToo and #
The myth of the new you: Why you shouldn't buy what self-help gurus are peddling

The myth of the new you: Why you shouldn't buy what self-help gurus are peddling

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You’ve seen the headlines. Maybe they were on a friend’s Facebook feed or, as is more likely, on a colleague’s LinkedIn page. Perhaps you dismissed them as silly self-help clickbait, but if you’re like most of us, you found it impossible to resist their siren song: “5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder.” “Most productive people: 6 things they do every day.” “3 Questions that Will Free Your Mind and Turn Your Life Around.”Chances are you read a few of these articles in the lead-up to New Year’s Day and made a flurry of resolutions which, by now of course, you have quietly dropped. They usually appear on a handful of familiar websites: inc.com, hbr.org, entrepreneur.com, businessinsider.com and the motherlode of self-improvement propaganda with armies of life coaches an
Oprah Deletes Russell Simmons From Her New Self-Help Book

Oprah Deletes Russell Simmons From Her New Self-Help Book

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Oprah Winfrey has scrubbed Russell Simmons from her latest self-help book following multiple rape accusations against the music mogul.Future editions of “The Wisdom of Sundays,” first published last year, will no longer features passages of Simmons, a spokesperson for publisher Flatiron Books told the New York Times on Wednesday. The new editions are expected to hit shelves in February.The move comes after “Shark Tank” star Daymond John made a similar decision to remove Simmons’ passages from his newest book “Rise and Grind.”Also Read:Kimora Lee Simmons on Russell Simmons Accusations: 'Nothing Like the Person I Have Known'In a New York Times report published in December, Drew Dixon, Tina Baker and Toni Sallie came forward to accuse the Def Jam Records co-founder of rape, descr
US Embassy spends over $2.3 million in Special Self-Help grants

US Embassy spends over $2.3 million in Special Self-Help grants

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By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNAGuo, (U/W), GNA – The US Embassy in Ghana has spent more than 2.3 million dollars in Special Self-Help grants to support development at the grassroots level over last three decades.Established in 1964, the Ambassador’s Self-Help Programme draws on the philosophy that small assistance to a community that is motivated to help its self can go a long way to better their living condition.Mr. Robert Jackson, the US Ambassador to Ghana, disclosed this during the commissioning of a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Guo in the Nandom District of the Upper West Region.“We are pleased to have supported this project with our contribution of 6,600 dollars for building materials, but the real efforts were yours”, he said.“We are honoured to have
Millennials, Here's Why You Are Addicted To Self-Improvement

Millennials, Here's Why You Are Addicted To Self-Improvement

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You’d be hard pressed to find a millennial who isn’t involved with self-improvement in some way.According to one survey, 94% of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments and said they’d be willing to spend nearly $300 a month on self-improvement.I myself first got into personal development over ten years ago when I attended the Landmark Forum, a learning program that offers seminars around the world. I’ve since invested tens of thousands of dollars in my own development, eager to enroll in transformative courses and attend live events… and don’t even get me started about my daily reading habit.On the surface, self-improvement seems like a great idea—it promises to help you “transcend your limitations” and “unlock your potential” as a human being.But when we delve just
Sunnyvale life coach pens self-help book

Sunnyvale life coach pens self-help book

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Life coach RiTika Rose wanted to write a book to teach eight skills that will help people find their purpose and happiness. She accomplished that–mostly in a single weekend.She got the idea to write a self-help book back in 2012 and worked on it intermittently, then hunkered down one weekend in the summer of 2017 and completed the bulk of it.“In the end I sat down and crunched it out and listened to the message in my heart and what I wanted to share with my clients and just wrote,” Rose said. “Through these eight skills I was able to find my purpose, stay in  my purpose and move forward on my path I know I’m here to fulfill.”After receiving degrees in occupational therapy and psychology from San Jose State University, the Sunnyvale resident did an internship at UCLA’s neuropsy
Trudi Bannister releases self-help book shaped by childhood

Trudi Bannister releases self-help book shaped by childhood

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Author Trudi Bannister is enjoying a bit of down time at her home in Fuveau, France, following the release of her new self-help book. HAPPY READING: Author and former Orange resident Trudi Bannister said her book 'Built for Bliss: The Science and Psychology of Experiencing True Happiness' offers a practical guide to bringing more happiness to life.While she is currently a long way from her former hometown of Orange, Ms Bannister believes her Built for Bliss: The Science and Psychology of Experiencing True Happiness, is a result of her happy childhood in the city.“I was born and bred in Orange, before moving to Sydney at the age of 21,” said Ms Bannister. “I have endless memories from my childhood to early adult years growing up and living in Orange.”A Bletchington Public Schoo
'By The Book' Podcast Is Taking On The World Of Self-Help Books, One Experiment At A Time

'By The Book' Podcast Is Taking On The World Of Self-Help Books, One Experiment At A Time

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If you’ve ever wandered through the self-help section of your local bookstore, it probably didn’t take you long to realize that if you’ve got a problem, there’s a book for it. Several books, in fact, all claiming to be the latest and the greatest, the most results-yielding and the quickest success, Oprah-rated and Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum. If you found yourself wishing there were a simple way to narrow down your self-help book prospects (dare I say, maybe even someone to test-drive a title or two for you?) then there's a new podcast you've got to check out.It’s called By The Book — a self-described “half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment” hosted by comedian Jolenta Greenberg and self-help book skeptic Kristen Meinz