From the Inside Flap
Many people briefly get butterflies in their stomach in high-pressure work situations such as public speaking or job interviews. But if you’ve experienced crippling anxiety in your professional life, you know it’s not something you can just shrug off. The feeling and symptoms—obsessive worry, fear of being noticeably nerovus, clammy hands, racing heart, trouble breathing, and so on—aren’t merely unpleasant and discouraging. They also hide your true professional talents and abilities and block tour career progress and job satisfaction.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer this unwelcome anxiety anymore. Work Makes Me Nervous empowers you to transform your stress into positive energy to fuel success using an evidence-based, step-by-step method. This friendly, down-to-earth resource combines practical psychological techniques and exercises with real-life stories shwoing how everyone from entry-level workers to seasoned exectives and famous sports and media figures have encountered and successfully dealt with workplace anxiety—and how you can too.
Focusing on proven tools rather than gimmicky quick fixes or slogans, Work Makes Me Nervous lays out a straighforward system you can learn and put into practice in twenty-one days. You’ll discover how to:
- Diagnose your particular symptoms and use them to create your map for change
- Understand and balance your five mind states
- Achieve and maintain a High Performance Mind
- Master the five-step Adrenaline Control Technique
- Use the power of adrenaline to your advantage
- Keep your brain healthy and build on your success
In today’s competitive market, the world of work is especially stressful, and that likely won’t change soon. What can change are your negative reactions to that stress. Work Makes Me Nervous shows you the way to generate positive responses that boost your performance and improve your overall life and health.
From the Back Cover
“My fear of public speaking literally made me sick to my stomach. I was so afraid everyone could tell I was nervous. I even considered changing careers. Now that I’ve learned techniques to ‘Make Adrenaline My Friend,’ I feel in control. I understand the Higg Performance Mind. In fact, I think I’ve achieved it.”—Hedge Fund Associate,
New York City
“I was obsessed about losing my job. Every time I made a mistake, my thoughts would race and my heart would beat faster. After learning Mind States Balance, I can see my productivity objectively and determine ways to do things better without beating myself up over what I failed to accomplish. I no longer obsess.”—Business Manager, Lewiston, Maine
“I do fine when I have a structured environment—a sales meeting or presentation. But I used to avoid business networking events at all costs. I just couldn’t handle that kind of spontaneous environment. I worried I had nothing to say. I’ve learned to prepare myself mentally so that I feel relaxed yet energized going into theses events. Now I look forward to them–and have increased business through the connections I’ve made.”—Media Sales Representative, Atlanta
Turn your workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance
Millions of people are afraid to work. The situations they fear may be different–presentations, speeches, meetings, conference calls, new assignments, performance reviews, promotions and praise, client consultations, or team projects. But the feeling is often the same: some combination of obsessive worry, fear of being noticeably nervous, and symptoms such as clammy hands, racing thoughts, sweating, blushing, heart palpitations, trouble breathing, and more.
That feeling is called “workplace anxiety.” And Work Makes Me Nervous is the cure. Filled with real stories of real people and a twenty-one-day developmental program of practical exercises and effective stress-management techniques, Work Makes Me Nervous will enable you to:
- Channel workplace anxiety into powerful performance
- Identify anxiety symptoms and pinpoint where fears orginate
- Achieve a High Performance Mind through a technique called Mind States Balance
- Abandon fear and ride the wave of adrenaline through every work situation.