Choices : From confusion to clarity

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Choices - you make them every day and every one has a ripple effect on the direction in which your life is going. Whether it's to have that bacon sandwich for breakfast rather than the healthy muesli, or which career path to follow, each choice impacts on the life you lead. This book is full of stories and tools that are inspiring, practical, real, fun and useful for you to make better choices in your life. If you love dipping in and out, returning for more depending on what you fancy or need, then this book is right up your more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 16mm | 300g
  • Panoma Press
  • St Albans, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190962344X
  • 9781909623446

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"This is one for the bookshelf that will be well-thumbed, dog-eared and recommended to all you know." -- Kathryn Wakefield, HR Consultant, RSA Group "Choices provides a plethora of ideas to help us make the best ones. It's jam-packed with practical tools, which you can't fail to find helpful. Sarah has a wonderful way of weaving in stories to make you yearn to turn the page." -- Martyn Dicker, Director of HR & OD, Fairtrade Foundation and fun-loving dad to baby Thilini "As a coach Sarah has a unique blend of subject passion, skill and intellect. This book allows Sarah to introduce her unique approach to a wider audience." -- Steve Thompson-Martyn, Director CDL Consulting and rugby wizard "After reading Choices, I didn't see things through a new pair of eyes, I just stopped covering the perfectly good pair I had with rose coloured specs or a blindfold!" -- Karen Paull, Practice Manager, Book-keeper and mum of teenage girls "This is an excellent book for anyone in transition. It's refreshing, light, balanced, well researched, manageable to read, full of `light bulb' moments, encouraging and full of possibility." -- Kathryn Wakefield, HR consultant, RSA Group and world traveller "Sarah's wonderfully easy, articulate style and illustrative anecdotes make Choices a great read and I found the practical exercises the most beneficial out of everything." -- Nikki Lloyd, Writer and fab mum of two "A practical, easy to read and insightful book for anyone who has life choices to make. It challenges your hard wired thought process and helps take you on a journey to a new level." -- Claire Blissitt, Commercial Development Director, Kantar Worldpanelshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Take Responsibility - it's your life Decide what you want and say it out loud Commitment is powerful Fear of failure can be debilitating Attitude is everything Live your life in the driving seat Born or learned - attitude can change With a great attitude you can do anything Acceptance can be empowering The only person you can change is you Acceptance and `giving up' are not the same thing Choose your battles wisely Take control of what you can then let it go Chapter 2 Your inner team is running the show We all have multi-faceted natures First know who's in your team Getting to know your dark side One dimensional living is boring Playing to strengths gets results Where you focus your energy goes Be wary of your Achilles heel Your schooling may be holding you back Be conscious of your environment Sending in the wrong team member can be catastrophic Reading the room is a powerful skill External or internal referencing - which is best? Your surroundings impact on your behaviour Chapter 3 The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth Honesty begins at home - inside you, with yourself Early influencers have a big impact Build a life YOU want Take the time to check in with yourself regularly You have what it takes to create the life you want Say no to deflators and distractors What you admire in others, you have within you Self-affirmation works The map is not the territory Your map is different from everyone else's Perception is reality Weather changes both the map and the territory What we believe to be true changes Belief and truth are different Opposing views can be true at the same time Holding on too tight can kill Flexibility is key Chapter 4 Anything is possible... Your inner critic may want to disagree Make friends with your inner critic - it gets results A loud inner voice can be motivating - the critic versus the cheerleader Sometimes the voice isn't your own Peer groups matter Belief drives reality - what you believe you create Change your thinking, change your reality You won't be wrong - as a human it's in your DNA Feeling overwhelmed is an indicator of your inner drive Without inner drive we would never do / achieve / challenge anything Spring cleaning is the answer Comfort is the killer of change Chapter 5 The Time Is Now - Let's Do It Nothing ever happened without energy Know your style and how to maintain it Coping with being different Energy is power Know your style of delivery and work WITH it! Go against your natural style and you may fail to maintain change Start up, maintenance, growth or turnaround? Are you big picture or detailtastic? Words are more powerful than the sword Your language impacts your ability to act Prefaces and disclaimers Setting yourself up to succeed The end ...and the beginning More Choices About the Authorshow more

About Sarah Lane

Sarah is a dynamic executive coach and facilitator with a mix of commercial and HR experience spanning 17 years, specialising in Leadership and Talent development. Utilising her expertise in psychometric testing and practical psychology, Sarah combines both her professional experience and study with her personal experience of business, leadership, coaching and training to achieve major shifts for individuals, teams and organisations. Having operated at a senior level acting as coach and advisor to many of the top 30 leaders within Blue Chip organisations, Sarah brings experience and a pragmatic approach to helping individuals and teams perform at even greater levels. With previous roles including managing regional sales teams through to later qualifying as an auditor, Sarah connects with business leaders from a position of real insight. She has developed a reputation for creating and assisting change. From Directors in the Board room to operational customer facing teams, Sarah is regularly called upon to help get to the heart of issues and make a substantial difference to team and individual communication, cohesion and performance. As an executive coach Sarah has made a significant difference to the outlook and capability of business managers and leaders across a spectrum of industries including retail, finance, communications and entertainment. Her outstanding facilitation skills make her a real catalyst for more

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