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Informative! Really helped me pin point why I am where I am at and to move froward
on March 15, 2013
I love Dr. Cloud. I have read several of his books including Neccessary Endings. His ideas are life changing and so on target with learning to overcome obstacles. This is not your typical self help. He does not say try harder or follow these prescribed steps and you will have success. He touches on just enough physcology to be introspective. But not soo much that you need years of therapy to wok through your childhood issues! He gives just enough strategy to help you move forward without giving you orders on how or when to move. Overall, I have found it very enlightening to have read this book and learn how I can begin to align what I believe with who I am in action. I read this book recently when I found myself in a work/personal situation where I was bending to the pressure of strong personalities who were moving me away from my core values. I was saying one thing about my principles with my mouth and yet my actions were reflecting a woman with no back bone at all. I was picking up the slack and working tiredlessly at jobs that were not mine to do. Then I found myself dumped on because it was now expected of me to carry the workload alone. When I finally spoke up I was humilated by my boss, being told I wasn't a team player. Instantly I was labeled a trouble maker and responsibilities that had actually been mine were delegated away from me. As a project manager with no project I felt worthless. Through this book I found the resolve to resign not because I couldn't take the heat. Ultimately, I have learned that I am a very gifted worker who should not be squandering my talent at a company that tries to motivate with harrassment. I left high school twenty years ago I don't need a boss who wants to be the "mean girl". Employees were in and out on her whim not on the quality of their work or ethic. Popular than ostracized was a game played to pin employees against eachother. Each of us vying for that proverbial "good job" pat on the back. Thank you Dr. Cloud for teaching me skills for succeeding!!!