Be Empowered in the Face of Change
Product Code: 5439
ISBN: 9781573246002
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Conari Press
Pages: 240
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Published Date: 03/01/2014
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Price: $14.95

"Change is hard," we say, and it is even harder when it is thrust upon us. At any point, we may be forced to reinvent our career or downsize our lives; we may lose a love or a dream. Our first reaction is to rail against fate, but what if we could see past today's turmoil and spot tomorrow’s opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That’s the promise of How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For by bestselling author and executive coach M.J. Ryan. Her paradigm-shifting book will help you bounce back, do more with less, rise to challenges, see new opportunities, find calm in chaos, reevaluate priorities, and reinvent yourself.

In How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For, Ryan provides strategies to retain your brain and optimize your response to change, step-by-step: by first accepting the new reality, then expanding your options, and finally, taking effective action. She offers cutting-edge tools for becoming calmer, less fearful, and more flexible, creative, and resourceful in your thinking. Best of all, as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence—with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way.

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I. Welcome to “Permanent White Water”

II. Seven Truths about Change
Change Truth #1
Change is the One Thing You Can Count On
Change Truth #2
It’s Not Personal
Change Truth #3
Your Thinking is Not Always Your Friend
Change Truth #4
Change Isn’t the Enemy, Fear Is
Change Truth #5
There’s a Predictable Emotional Cycle to Change
Change Truth #6
You’re More Resilient Than You May Think
Change Truth #7
Your Future Is Built on Bedrock That Is Unchanging

III. The Actions of a Change Master
Step 1: Accept The Change
Gather the Facts Like a Newspaper Reporter
What Other Information Do You Need?
The Truth Will Set You Free (Or at Least into Motion)
If You Can See It, It’s Yours to Deal With
How Could This Be Good Luck?
“Worry Well”
What Core Issues Does This Trigger?
Relate to Your Fear
Send Out an SOS
Recognize if You’re Milling
It’s Good to Bitch and Moan but Not Forever
Get the 3Cs in Place
Choose Carefully Where You Put Your Attention
Avoid Shame by Remembering That Difficulties Can Happen to Anyone
Don’t Waste Precious Time or Energy on Blame
Regret Well
Experience The Comfort Of Forgiveness
Do the Three Blessings
Cultivate Your Witness Self
Stay Open to Miracles
Find the Gift in The Change
Step 2: Expand Your Options
What Helps You Expand Your Thinking?
How Does Your Self-Concept Need to Change?
Seek Information Outside Your Box
Hedge Your Bets
Kill Your Little Darlings
Tap Into Your Inner Resources
What Other Resources Are Available?
Be Like the Native Americans
Create the Necessary Reserves
Don’t Go into the Wilderness Without Your Compass
What Are Your Inner Talents?
Reexamine Your Priorities
Envision Your Next Chapter
What Do You Need by Your Side?
Watch the Road, Not the Potholes

Step 3: Take Action
Create a Story of Possibility
Make Deposits into Your Hope Account
Hope Is Not a Plan
Get the Balls in the Air
Think Through the Implications
Just Do One Thing
Ready, Fire, Aim
Evaluate Progress
If You’re Not Stretching, You’re Probably Missing Something
Do What’s Needed
Build Your Brand
Get More Connected
Create a Change Masters Circle
Use an Inspiring Mantra to Keep Up Your Spirits
Focus on the upside of Scaling Back
Allow Your Circumstances to Open Your Heart
Step 4: Strengthen Adaptability
Become a Lifelong Learner
Reflect on Your Learnings

IV. Twenty Quick Tips for Surviving Change You Didn’t Ask For
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