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How to Use Courage When You Feel Like A Coward At Work (The Handy Little Book Series) [Kindle Edition]

Tom Jones
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Book Description

In a series of short books, all aimed at self help for a successful career, author Tom Jones takes you on a journey into his wonderful military career and touches on the key components of workplace stress and the troubles that stress and fear has on the working class striving to succeed and achieve in the workplace.

How to use Courage when you feel like a Coward, is the first in a series of short books called “Key Battles in the War against Workplace Stress" and begins with an introduction like no other. It begins with a brief, yet descriptive walk through life in the US Military from private to military police, onto commissioned officer and then having pleasantly relived his entire military career by seeing a single photo taken of him decades earlier by his mother.

He talks about the seven fundamental values of a soldier. And these seven values don't come naturally to most. They are taught by superiors, learned over time and hopefully perfected to enhance or complete a successful career. But in my opinion, these seven fundamentals could also be practiced in every day life as well.

Some people struggle with trying to juggle private life with their work, and can't seem to focus on being the controller in the act of balancing the two very well. They worry about job security, bills, their relationships, children and finances and slowly find themselves becoming overwhelmed by the growing numbers of responsibilities that are piling up on them.

Let's face it! Not being able to control these responsibilities in the correct order of importance lures in even more problems, stress and struggles for the long term. Sometimes, living one day at a time and focusing on each task at hand individually, while keeping a keen eye on the ball, may be all it takes to help you slowly build up the courage and the confidence it takes to stand up proud with your chin up and your chest stuck out and face your problems like a captain on a troubled ship.

I think Mr. Jones does a great job in helping his readers develop the skill in determining "when" is the right time to act on a hunch and take charge of a situation or a task, when it calls for the very courage that he teaches, but no one else has. Well, if you’re reading this - you are the one who needs to lead them. You are the one who needs to take charge of a failing situation and come through. Sure! You'll probably make a few of your colleagues angry or even jealous. But job security is more important right now than it has ever been. If they were truly engaged and were "focusing" like Tom tells us, and kept their eye on the ball - they'd be the ones with the new promotion, raise or accolade.

Tom knows the importance of being able to put all of your worries and doubts aside and take on challenges that arise that are either planned for or show up without warning. In the end, the results clearly detail how the challenges were handled and how the duties of a team were carried out, and how a well thought out plan was executed - or not. Without courage, a leader cannot lead, a soldier cannot defend, a game cannot be won, goals cannot be met and most often, a promotion cannot be realized.

If you are like most people, and sometimes find yourself trying to avoid confrontation or ridicule for trying new things, or face problems all of the time and aren't sure of how to handle them, maybe you just need a helping hand. Courage, when used appropriately can be a stepping stone, a courageous life that reeks of victory and success is truly a milestone.

Take the first step at being the controller of your destiny, by learning how to take control of even the smallest of situations. This book, the first of seven on helping you achieve success by learning how to battle real problems in the workplace, is the most crucial step in leading a better life for yourself by achieving and succeeding at work, while helping you sustain a better life for your entire family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 224 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Smashwords and Career Life Publishing; 2 edition (April 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00821GQJI
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,629,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting and helpful book June 10, 2012
By paulat
Format:Kindle Edition
The direct approach that the author takes to using courage in the workplace in this book is refreshing. This book is very well written and it is clear that the author wrote this book in order to help others succeed. The author is very logical and methodical and gives concrete suggestions for finding success when working with others in the work place. He points out that it is easy to go with the flow at work, but it takes courage to set and achieve your goals.

This book is full of excellent suggestions and should be very useful to military personnel who are making the adjustment into the civilian workforce. He draws parallels from his military experience and explains how the reader can use his experiences to achieve their goals in the work place. Non-military readers can also learn a lot from this book and I know I certainly appreciated a soldier's perspective of the workplace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome***** June 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. The book was very easy to read and understand but educational as well. Truth be told this was the first book I have read of my father's writings. I learned more about my dad in this book, even though I'm his son, I can truly say what he has written about himself and the advice he has given to us can be used in our daily lives and careers!

Anyone can write a book, but a great author does their research and makes you think after reading their book. I know it sounds like I'm writing a review on the best book in history but that is how impressed I was of his writing ability. I'm very proud to call him dad and write a review of this book. I'm definitely going to use some of his advice in my daily and work life.

I'll give it 5 stars, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide December 19, 2013
By Nance
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A wonderful series of guides to help overcome stress and everyday challenges in the work place and to accept life in general. Very well written. I loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The War Against Workplace Strees June 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book could help men and women understand that stress will follow them during their life and they need to find ways to overcome that stress so their lives will be happier, more pleasent and productive.

Women are more pron to have stress because employers sometimes promote men over them and the woman that should have received the promotion must train the man that received the position and doesn't know anything about the job and that causes stress for both parties. Some people do not believe this goes on in the modern world but it does and I saw and experinced this many times during my working carrer.

If more women would read this book it would help them to overcome their stress.

Women execitives are more stressed because they think they have to be one of the boys but I found, like it states in the book, you need to learn how to get around and gain the respect of the people that work for you. I also found it is lonely at the top but if you control your stress and work hard for the company it will be noticed and you will know you had the courge to make it on your own merits.
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