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Firestarters : how innovators, instigators, and initiators can inspire you to ignite your own life

Author: Raoul Davis; Kathy Palokoff; Paul Eder
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This motivational how-to book provides insights into the crucial difference between people who make things happen and those who only think about making an impact. Based on research from many disciplines and interviews with professionals at the top of their fields, Firestarters creates a complete roadmap to achieve personal success and make an impact in the world."--Amazon.
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Davis, Raoul, 1979-
Firestarters.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017043829
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raoul Davis; Kathy Palokoff; Paul Eder
ISBN: 9781633883475 1633883477
OCLC Number: 1003641840
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 325 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Contents: Section 1. Understanding firestarters. Why we became curious about firestarters --
The firestarter framework --
Section 2. Igniters: what lights the fire. Ignition potential --
Freedom in the moment: live on your terms --
Tapped talent: use the gifts you have --
Mastery mindset: be confident in who you are --
Driving passion: do what you love --
Global introspection: conquer the self --
Section 3. Fuels: what feeds the fire. Fueling the fire --
Prestige: deliver on your promise --
Opportunity: own your moment --
Wealth: pay it forward --
Luck: play the odds --
Social connections: inspire loyalty --
Section 4. Accelerants: what spreads the fire. Accelerating your fire --
Mission-focused behavior: take the long road --
Collaboration: inspire each other --
Constructive competition: rise to the occasion --
Sweat equity: exert effort to overcome obstacles --
Support seeking: humble yourself --
Section 5. Extinguishers: what threatens the fire. Avoiding and overcoming extinguishers --
Discouragers: don't limit yourself --
Fuel limits: don't run out of gas --
Self-mismanagement: don't be misguided --
Punishers: don't let others hurt you --
Ineptitude: don't be stupid --
Section 6. Firestarters tell their stories. Innovators create things --
Instigators disrupt things --
Initiators start things --
Section 7. Burning conclusions. Supporting and extinguishing firestarters --
Understanding emissions --
Why we need more firestarters --
Our top ten list --
Section 8. Individual and group exercises to ignite your life. Developing your firestarter story --
The firestarter potential scale --
Are you an innovator, instigator, or initiator? --
Are you a supporter or an extinguisher? --
Assessing your social balance --
How key influences converge --
Four-dimensional goals template --
Light the match!
Responsibility: Raoul Davis Jr. Kathy Palokoff Paul Eder.

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"This motivational how-to book provides insights into the crucial difference between people who make things happen and those who only think about making an impact. Based on research from many disciplines and interviews with professionals at the top of their fields, Firestarters creates a complete roadmap to achieve personal success and make an impact in the world."--Amazon.

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