Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career Kindle Edition
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"Research remains in the Ivory Tower until someone like Susan comes along. She reveals useful applications of academic research that people can readily grasp and use to make meaningful changes in their career. A valuable read that combines the most practical ideas from positive psychology with action steps for finding and realizing career satisfaction."
--Tal ben Shahar, PhD, author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy
"This is the book I wish I had had at 21, when I first entered the work world full-time and this is the book I will carry with me for coaching conversations with clients around the world. Susan Peppercorn has given us a straight-talking, inspired guide - an antidote really - to the chronic negative thought habits that make success feel fleeting, joy impossible and contentment unachievable. Her tools, direct and clear questionnaires, help us come to see how we might be prone to debilitating perfectionism, pessimism or low self-regard, and even more importantly, she teaches us how to soften the frequency and impact of such thinking. This is a guide that enable us to hold onto the striving for excellence, attention to detail, tenacity and conscientiousness that is often at the heart of perfectionism...and begin to let go of the chronic anxiety and unrealistic expectations that make living and working chronically difficult." --Maria Sirois, Psy.D. Author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times).
- Publication Date : October 24, 2017
- File Size : 1579 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 206 pages
- Publisher : Positive Workplace Partners (October 24, 2017)
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- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B076TLSSMR
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #562,334 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was embarrassed at what I did for a living, but worse, I was embarrassed that I was unhappy with it. I now know that this feeling is created by "social yardsticks." Now that I am now living the life of my dreams, I see how important the information in this book will be for others. I only wish this book would have been written in the early 90s, so I could have used it as a tool for my own journey.
The author takes you through the process of change via three phases: recognition, redefinition, and re-engagement.
Reading this book felt like I was at a seminar (in a good way). The information about why you might feel the way you do, along with self assessments at each stage, guide you along.
If you are serious about change, you will read this book.
Easy to read and filled with lots of ways to self-examine, this book will help you to recognize and explore your own values and beliefs regarding happiness and how it relates to your job choices. She introduces lots of tools backed up by rigorous research as well as her own experience as a career coach. She incorporates a continuum of choices for those for those who seek to understand and act on their dissatisfaction but who may not be ready to take a big leap from current to totally different paths. Filled with lots of examples, no doubt with several that will hit home for most readers, the book provides comfort to those who think they are all alone in their feelings and experiences, and encouragement to take the steps suggested to move forward.
The takeaways are that happiness and job satisfaction will fluctuate over a career. Job satisfaction requires flexibility and re-calibration along the way and should not be externally driven or defined (although tuning in to those external resources may help). This book can help you understand the drivers of your own happiness. By recognizing and taking ownership for your future and by committing to putting in the effort to achieve job satisfaction, it can be attained. Reading this book will help you through this adventure.
This book mixes those approaches really well, and gives a clear A to Z path to both increase confidence and understand where you've been on your career path - which helps us to get where we're GOING.
Can't recommend this enough, especially if you've been in a job search and have been spinning your wheels for a while, or have felt overwhelmed or confused about what comes next.
This book is an easy read, moves quickly and keeps me turning the page to answer the next series of questions. It’s a journey of discovery based on real evidence through the eyes of an amazing career coach. For me, this is more of a self-reflective process that’s probably different for everyone. What I particularly like is the reassuring feeling that I now have a personal career coach guiding me.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work with a great career coach, read this book.
I, too, suffered from the perfectionist inner critic and totally identify with Susan's descriptions and analyses of the ways we sabotage ourselves, not only at work, but in our relationships and other aspects of life. While written in Susan's brilliant style, this is an easy read with exercises that are efficient, yet effective. My hope is that "Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work" becomes standard reading for young professionals, or even college students, so that they can avoid some of the pitfalls we faced and enjoy happier and more satisfying career lives. But, for those of us who have experienced life and want more as we evolve into our remaining chapters, this book is for you! Susan is the real deal. She has provided the perfect holiday gift for the adults on your list!