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 street.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12mm | 275g
  • St Albans, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190962344X
  • 9781909623446
  • 2,111,813

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 Author
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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 Worldpanel
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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 change.
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