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Steven Schuster is first and foremost a husband and happy father of two amazing children, and a soon-to-be grandfather. Born in an immigrant family, he uniquely understands the human struggle and has devoted his life to finding solutions for them. He is an eager researcher of human psychology, and as he phrases it, the fountain of youth.
He decided to give in to his long-cherished dream - writing.
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We are surrounded by systems. Businesses, schools, families, the economy, our country are all systems. The more you understand how they work, what problems do they face and how can you improve your position in them, the happier and more stress-free your life will be.
Find strategic solutions considering every aspect of your problem.
Apply systems thinking to solve work, business, and relationship problems. Go beyond that! Learn to see through the hidden pathways of contemporary politics, economics, and education changes.
Systems thinking boosts your critical thinking skill, analyzing ability, clears your vision, makes you more logical and rational.
Recognize patterns, and design effective solutions to challenges.
Some things can’t be fixed with simple cause-effect thinking. We often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve with this mindset. Systems thinking’s aim is to find better solutions to your problems.
Learn to examine complexity and simplify it.
- Learn how to think of things as systems - the process of understanding how people, events, and ideas influence one another within a whole.
- Advance your cognitive skills to improve the performance of your projects, and the quality of your relationships.
- Learn to detect and fix system errors so you perform at your highest potential.
- Bring your new skills to your life and workplace, through examples from economic and political environments and ample prompts for reflection.
The Art of Thinking in Systems presents real life examples making this skill easily understandable and applicable. Approaching problems from a systems perspective is an essential skill for your career and life. This book is not for Wall Street analysts but for everyday people who wish to understand their world better and make better decisions in their lives.
Think critically. Improve your decision-making. Control your thoughts. Sort out irrational fears.
Cluttered, neurotic thoughts invade our mind more often than we realize and we end up living our life in anxiety, triggered by thoughts that are unfounded and are easily avoidable. Mindset Makeover will highlight the main cognitive mistakes we make and how to change them for peace of mind.
Stop reacting based on your old mindset.
Your mindset becomes so internalized that it makes decisions without you being aware of it. But do you have more bad habits than good?
This book will help you discover how your mindset is working against you. Aided by scientifically proven research and practices, Mindset Makeover will help improve your critical thinking skills, and develop better judgment in battling self-sabotaging thoughts. Learn how to face and solve your problems in a constructive way.
Mindset Makeover is a thought-provoking, science-backed guide which guarantees a complete change of worldview. Find what are the thinking quirks holding you back from quick, rational thinking and decision making and change your life for the better.
Change the one thing that will improve your life most dramatically – your mindset.
•Switch from an inward mindset to a less self-centered one.
•Find and fix the thoughts behind your personal ineffectiveness.
•Learn the easiest and quickest form of meditation.
•The counterintuitive reasons why the attacks you perceive aren’t actually about you.
Learn to “thrive in an unknowable future.”
•The surprising benefits of ditching exceptionalism.
•The real reason behind your stormy emotions.
•The difference between being neurotic or psychotic.
•10 methods to use neuroplasticity to rewire your brain.
Having a clear mind you’ll find better solutions to your problems.
• You’ll think more creatively.
• You will see opportunities where you saw only obstacles before.
• You won’t feel like the target of everybody’s criticism anymore.
• You’ll have better judgment and a less self-centered worldview.
• You’ll get better intuition and predict events more accurately.
Mindset Makeover won’t help you reinvent the wheel, but will show you how to improve your personal relationships, release you from fears, and show you a different approach to life.
Start shifting your mindset NOW.
Do you feel endlessly overwhelmed by your own negative brain? Do you lack focus, worry about the future and feel daily anxiety?
If you want a more peaceful, self-controlled mind, this book is for you.
Being anxious and overwhelmed is not surprising in the 21st century. We deal with an excessive amount of expectations: become richer, lose weight, be a better person, think more positive, more more more… We think we need to meet so many expectations, obligations, and duties that we end up crumbling under them, failing to meet any. But do we really?
The greatest barrier to a better life are our self-created, overgrown expectations.
Rewire Your Mind will help you to understand your thoughts, keep your expectations in check and attach the appropriate action to reaching them. Mental clarity equals peace of mind. The goal of this book is simple: free your mind from destructive thoughts, unrealistic expectations, and help you adopt new, constructive habits to release you from tension.
Your mind becomes more creative once released from burdening thoughts.
•How can you stop overthinking
•How to let go of others’ expectations (and your own)
•The main causes of mental clutter
•How to start acting instead of talking
•How to rephrase your negative thoughts
Clear, controlled thoughts release you from stress and anxiety.
•Understand how your brain works – biologically and psychologically
•Make better decisions by knowing what you actually need
•Learn the benefits of top-down thinking
•How to release tension by minimizing social media involvement
What if I told you that the peace of mind you longed for resided in you all along like a pearl waiting to be discovered?
Reading this book you will learn that most of our thoughts can’t even be trusted. Most of our expectations, worries, and fears don’t even exist only in our heads – they are not real. With science-proven exercises and patient practice learn to recognize the worry mongering thoughts and let go of them.
What motivates us into doing or avoiding things? Why do our predictions not reflect reality?
Traditional economics claims humans are rational actors. But is this true? Think about the last time you bought something expensive; was that item really the best choice based on value and utility? We all fall prey to irrationality and biases and make decisions based on them. This contradicts the wisdom of traditional economics.
Outsmart Your Brain challenges everyday wisdom with the help of psychology and economics, commonly known as behavioral economics. Here you’ll find counterintuitive answers to the motivations behind our actions.
This book is for those who don’t fear reality, have inquisitive an nature, enjoy challenges, and like to understand the real motivations of human nature – who like to outsmart their brains.
Why do smart people make irrational decisions so often?
- Understand why people value some things more than others.
- How to use incentives to actually achieve what you want.
- Understand the role dopamine plays in your decision-making to be more vigilant about your snap judgments.
- Get around your natural biases related to loss, ownership, and risk.
This compilation of experiments and studies mixed with the author’s wit will shift your understanding of human behavior. By recognizing the biases mentioned in this book:
- You can make better decisions – be it in business, personal life, or community.
- Avoid the serious consequences that certain biases lead us into.
- You’ll know how people think, so you can help others make choices that are the best for them.
- Learn the difference between perceived and actual risks and use this knowledge to your advantage.
Endless worrying is mostly the byproduct of unconscious living. What makes you anxious: your lifestyle, your prospects for the future, or the shadows of the past?
If you’re desperate to slow down and find inner peace, mindfulness is the solution you’re looking for.
In Calm Your Mind, bestselling author Steven Schuster will help you to find back your way to the present moment following a few simple yet powerful principles. They don’t require more than a few minutes of practice daily. Their impact, however, is monumental with long-term benefits.
Improve your focus and productivity.
The book will not only show you the best practices to find peace of mind but will also help you transform these practices into daily, automatic habits. The wholeness you’re so keen to find is already within you. Practicing mindfulness is the key to channel those parts of your brain.
Learn to exclude the junk from your thoughts.
• Improve your focus and attention during your everyday activities.
• How to bring awareness to your life and practice conscious living.
• Become more decisive, disciplined, and calm.
Become aware of the person who you truly are.
• Learn how can you "calm your mind."
• The best tips to manage your energy.
• The scientifically proven benefits of practicing mindfulness.
• How to overcome your discouraging and negative thoughts.
Stop being the victim of your circumstances. Be aware and thus prepared to overcome them.
Mindfulness helps you experience a deep feeling of happiness and peace. It seeps into everything you do. You can meet the worst that life throws at you with courage, discipline, and determination. Life will make sense because you’ll be in greater control of it.
Do your impulsive thoughts and actions bring only trouble? Do you often grab your head muttering “what was I thinking?”
There is a reason: our first, instinctual thoughts and actions are usually irrational and self-sabotaging. Discipline Your Thoughts will tell you why and also how can you correct it.
We make thinking errors on a day-to-day basis. They come naturally, thus we don’t think that we think in a distorted way, however, they can have a severe negative effect on our lives. Knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can help ourselves making better choices. In what area of life? All of them: personal relationships, business choices, spending habits, health-related engagements.
Our mind doesn’t work the way we think it does.
This book presents the scientific background of thinking errors related to behavior, social relations, and memory through the most famous psychology experiments, behavioral economics research, neuropsychology, and the author’s own observations. What remains is an entertaining but practical and informative guide to discipline your thoughts.
Become less irrational.
This book aims to help you think about your thinking and find better solutions to your problems.
• Why are first impressions so powerful and permanent?
• Why do we rely on the first thought that pops into our mind?
• How can certain advertisements make us open our wallet immediately?
• How and why does our memory fool us on a daily basis?
Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. Discipline Your Thoughts reveals the many ways our intuition can deceive us, why we succumb to these everyday brain tricks and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will transform your decision making.
Correct the errors in your thinking habits and resist falling into your mental ambushes.
• Why we take bad decisions following the opinion of the masses?
• How we underestimate the power of emotions in rational decisions?
• Why we need instant confirmation to support our ideas?
• How ego distorts the sense of reality?
Less biased thinking will lead to smart decision making which leads to better relationships, financial decisions, health-related choices. Make fewer mistakes in your thinking – prevention is easier than correction.
Improve your beliefs, social biases, and memory mix-ups by understanding how your brain works.
Do you wish you were more disciplined, focused, and consistent about your daily routines? If only you knew what sabotages your everyday efforts…
The answer almost always can be traced back to maladaptive habits. Procrastination, impatience, risk aversion, a lack of priorities and direction, and, ultimately, unhappiness are the result of bad habits insidiously controlling your behavior.
Here is the good news! These habits are learned, thus they can be unlearned. But which habits should you adopt instead?
Trying to practice all the good habits we think we need in our life can feel overwhelming. We should diet, exercise, meditate, be better listeners, be more productive, more frugal, more accepting, more firm, more well-spoken, more laid-back… It’s simply impossible to learn all these at the same time!
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this problem! And I share it in this book.
Some habits are more powerful than others. Learning only a handful of them can unleash an avalanche-like change in your life. These habits are the keystone that other habits rely on.
• Become more disciplined and finish what you start by strengthening one key skill.
• Improve your personal and professional relationships, capitalizing on an asset you always had but probably never explored.
• Decrease your stress level and gain mental clarity with a simple 10-minute daily practice.
• Get a good grip over your finances using an easy yet effective technique.
Adopting keystone habits might be the only difference standing between what you want and what you have.
• Change your scarcity mindset into a growth mindset.
• Skyrocket your productivity by mastering a fundamental skill.
• Train your brain to become a lifelong learner.
Don’t forget—advice is only valuable as long as you implement it.
Most of our life is determined by our actions, yet our actions are often at the mercy of our habits. Therefore, improving our habits has one of the greatest life-changing impacts. Learn to think slowly and deliberately, take risks with more authority, enhance your focus, and make better personal, professional, financial, and existential decisions as a result.
Wish to stay young, fit, and attractive for long? Want to have good health, less wrinkles, and enhanced quality of life?
Do you experience reduced mobility and energy level? Aging doesn’t have to mean you have to get old in the process. You can stay attractive, with a healthy looking skin and healthy overall.
This book is a thorough anti-aging guide that offers the essential information to help you turn back the clock and look and feel younger each day.
Scientific studies have revealed that the human body is coded to self-destruct as we age. But the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us.
Your routines can determine: the loss of your firm skin, lack of mobility and constant fatigue.
Change how you move to change how you look and feel – regardless of your age. Learn about scientifically designed techniques on how to maintain the beauty and energy of your youth. Reverse father time and grow younger, not older.
Alongside Schuster’s tips, you’ll read the stories, experiences, and advice of experts who made research on the topic of aging all their life. You’ll also read about people who’ve used the principles presented in the book and exercises for years. Thanks to these practices, they regained their strength, flexibility, and mobility.
No matter how old you are or what your physical condition is, start the change where you are right now.
Change your movements, change your life.
-Learn about practices to preserve your youthful looks longer
-The scientific reasons why exercises will not only make you feel and look younger but also prolong your lifespan
-Learn how to keep yourself in shape without getting injured
-Three blocks of exercises which improve your balance, posture, cardiovascular system function, and digestion
- How to move for healthy feet, improved balance, and activities of daily life.
You are what you eat – at least on the outside.
-The best and the worst anti-aging foods
-The biological background of healthy – and unhealthy - nutrition
-A week-long sample menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner and a daily detox drink
If you adopt the tips in this book, you’ll feel less pain, you’ll have lower blood sugar, and better circulation. Having more oxygen in your body, you’ll feel more energetic, have better focus and memory. Also, practicing certain types of exercises regularly will reduce the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, even cancer. Maintain your brain and muscles cells and stay young longer.
You won’t get any younger than you are now. Unless you read the secrets of the wellspring of youth and start taking action today.
Do you feel lost when it comes to asking witty, wise, or deep questions? Would you like to connect with people spontaneously and be more persuasive?
If you want to understand people better, be valued for your contribution in a conversation, or simply want to be genuinely more knowledgeable, keep reading.
Think Like A Greek Philosopher doesn’t go into boring details and endless philosophical methodology. It provides you with lessons from one of the wisest philosophers in human history, Socrates, and keeps you hooked as you explore the fascinating techniques of this genius.
Socrates is often mentioned as the founder of Western philosophy. He was an honest thinker who endorsed his students to think for themselves, instead of having someone provide the solution. He stood true to his beliefs and methods to the end; instead of fleeing or pleading for his life, he accepted a death sentence. He is a human worth examining.
Learn the art of knowledge and persuasion through intentional inquiry; educate yourself; become an exceptional communicator.
- Learn to raise important questions, probe beneath the surface of problems, and pursue challenging areas of thought.
- Discover the structure of your own thoughts, develop sensitivity to clarity, accuracy, and relevance.
- Persuade people without being manipulative using reasoned inquiry.
- Learn to ask questions to transform your emotion-driven thinking patterns and avoid misunderstandings.
- Apply Socratic Questioning in your organization to deescalate conflict, gain a deeper understanding of problems, and find better solutions.
In Think Like a Greek Philosopher you’ll get a hint of philosophical theory, but walk away with real, practical advice to improve your life. Philosophy today shouldn’t be an ambiguous thought exercise; this book makes it practical, life-enhancing, and useful.
Steven Schuster is a bestselling author, teacher, and entrepreneur. He writes using scientific research, academic experience, and real life experience.
Are you ready for asking better questions in 2020? Then take a look at Think Like A Greek Philosopher today!
Do you want to be logical like Einstein, observant like Sherlock, and rational like Plato?
These great names have something in common: they are all exceptional critical thinkers.
What did they do differently that made them so recognizable for their intellects?
• They thought slowly and deliberately before making a snap judgment or decision
• They questioned every fact and opinion (including their own)
• They took the time to study the subject or object of their decision making to gather information before jumping to conclusions
• They accepted and expected that human nature is ultimately biased and prone to make cognitive errors
The Critical Thinker gives you a thorough description of the rules and principles of critical thinking practiced by Einstein, Plato and every great thinker in history. You will learn about the most important critical thinking principles as well as shortcuts to make better decisions in specific situations. These critical thinking principles will help your personal life, career, and friendships.
Improve your critical, logical, observational, and rational thinking skills with the timeless principles presented in this book.
Critical thinking skills will improve your relationships and your financial life too.
• Learn the main principles of critical thinking.
• Train your cognitive muscles to think faster and jump to the best conclusions effortlessly.
• Find the most rewarding options in any opportunity.
• Don’t just attack symptoms, solve your problems once and for all.
Become a lie and cognitive bias detector.
The Critical Thinker is a fitting read for everyone who wants to improve their critical thinking skills. Regardless of your stage of life or field of work (business, education, healthcare, or student) you’ll find the book equally useful.
• Become a more effective communicator with more impactful points.
• Detect the thinking errors of larger groups or individuals.
• Powerful questions to effectively self-assess.
• Best practices to employ critical thinking principles in your life immediately.
Improving your critical thinking skills will help you save time, filter out irrelevant information efficiently, and prioritize your resources to get the best results. It will help you identify better problem-solving approaches rather than relying on standard methods that don’t suit your case. Critical thinking will enhance your communication skills, reasoning, and logic. You will also become more compassionate and understanding for the perspectives of others.
Be solution-oriented, solve difficult tasks, and understand the world better.
*Please note the following before purchasing the book: The book is not strictly about the philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Their picture is used for cover art purposes.
Are your perfectionist tendencies making you stressed, anxious, or stuck in inaction?
A constant feeling of crumbling under the mountains of expectations placed on you is a serious problem that can rob you of productivity, happiness, and fulfillment.
Perfectionism triggers a deep sense of inadequacy in us. Will we ever be enough?
Perfectionism cripples the mind, kills creativity, and harms performance.
Learn actionable techniques to feel more confident, procrastinate less, and take immediate action. Manage your time better to accomplish more goals without seeking perfection.
Stop missing out on learning and growing opportunities.
Beat Your Perfectionism is unique as it not only covers everything you need to know about perfectionism but also provides a practical, step-by-step 30 -day program to reduce it in your life to a level of (almost) perfection.
Become productive and achieve your goals quickly.
Steven Schuster is an internationally bestselling author, former teacher, and a recovering perfectionist. As a teacher, he kept himself to high standards to provide the best education for his students. But this often came with more stress and less time for his family. Thus, he started researching the cure for perfectionism many years ago. This book is a collection of the best tips, practices, and stories he has found to end perfectionism-related struggles.
Be confident in your abilities and take action bravely.
After reading this book, overcoming perfectionism will be the only option you’ll see, and you’ll have all the stress-free tools to do it. There will be pitfalls, but day by day, you’ll get to a better place.
• Discover your main reasons to pursue perfection and learn how to change these beliefs.
• Learn to take risks.
• Learn to set realistic expectations and goals.
• Test to discover your level of perfectionism.
Don’t let your unrealistic expectations ruin your personal and professional growth and happiness. Learn. Laugh. Live. There is no shame in imperfection. But it’s a shame to waste your life chasing the illusion of perfection.
Achieve your deepest desires, goals, and dreams. Learn exactly what are you capable of.
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to self-knowledge. Not understanding who you are and your strengths and weaknesses can hurt you and your relationships― even your success in life. Discover who you are and why you're stuck in the same rut.
The fastest route to success is to know yourself, inside and out.
With changes you can start making today, Find Who You Are Meant To Be will help you find who you really are by asking you insightful questions you would never have asked on your own. It will pave the way to be more self-aware, compassionate, and wise. Simply by asking the right questions, you can find solutions to improve your career, relationships, and even yourself as a person.
Learn the most effective and profound self-discovery practices, based on psychology research and life coaching experience. Read this book to uncover your true potential and change your life for the better.
- How to find and bring out your innate strengths,
- How to diversify your identity for a greater sense of security,
- How to divide lifelong success into small, daily tasks,
- The shortest way to discover your most important goals.
Find Who You Are Meant To Be helps you find your own way to happiness.
- Why pain leads to success and how to endure it,
- How to make the best decisions for short and long term success,
- The psychology behind the fear to change,
- Key takeaways at the end of each chapter for easier learning,
- How to fail with grace.
Break free from reactive behaviors and make better decisions based on self-knowledge.
- Live a well-balanced, fulfilled life,
- Wake up every day grateful and excited to see what lies ahead,
- Know what, when, and how to improve in you for maximum results,
- Become a role model instead of looking for one,
- Life lessons from each decade of my life to harness the most benefits of the life stage you are currently in.
This book will help you nurture your personality, creativity, and self-awareness. It will show you how to keep your values and identity amidst the confusion and chaos of today’s unrealistic expectations. The book will help you to get to know your true self, what your strengths are, how to appreciate the world around you, and achieve your dreams.
When you get deeper self-knowledge, you won’t be able to just wait for things to happen in your life. You’ll be in control to shape your destiny and enhance the quality of your life. Action is required to improve. With more self-knowledge, you’ll be able to identify faster what’s going wrong with your life, where you need to change, and how to make that change happen.