You're Going to Survive

You're Going to Survive : True Stories of Criticism, Rejection, Public Humiliation, Terrible Yelp Reviews, and Other Experiences That Basically Make You Want to Dieaand How to Get Through It

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#1 Amazon New Release How to survive adversity, criticism, rejection and defeatLife involves adversity: No matter what kind of career you've chosen, you're going to deal with discouragement, frustration, and situations that are, shall we say, "less than ideal." It could be a hysterical client who's demanding a refund. Or a book that gets rejected...48 times and counting. Or a job interview that goes nowhere. Or watching your best friend get the exciting promotion that you wanted. Or a vicious one-star review that rattles your self-esteem and makes you question your talent, your identity, everything. When that moment arrives, open this book.

Defeat and getting through it: Inside, you'll find inspiring true stories from all kinds of people-from authors, chefs, lawyers, website designers, and Broadway performers to personal stylists, jazz musicians, business consultants, non-profit fundraisers, and more-each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it.

How to stay motivated and never give up: Each chapter is filled with honesty, humor, and heartfelt encouragement to help you stay motivated, keep marching, and never give up-even when things feel incredibly tough. No matter what's going on in your career right now, this isn't the end of your story. You're going to survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 127 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • FL, United States
  • English
  • 1633536793
  • 9781633536791
  • 710,183

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We've all been there... Smack-dab in the middle of a stressful, discouraging day at work. Your inbox is bursting with urgent demands. Your presentation flops. Your proposal gets rejected. You launch a new project, but nobody seems interested. Your ego is bruised. Everything feels overwhelming. On tough days when you could use a friendly, encouraging voice... open this book. Inside, you'll find inspiring stories from writers, chefs, lawyers, actors, business leaders, and more, each describing one of the worst moments in their career, how they got through it, and what they learned in the process. With each story, you'll see that rock-bottom moments can lead to breakthroughs...that not getting your dream job might be a blessing in disguise... that everyone goes through difficult times, and no matter what you're dealing with, you are never alone. Dive into You're Going to Survive whenever you need a mental boost, uplifting stories, and strategies to conquer the day.
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About Alexandra Franzen

ALEXANDRA FRANZEN is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has been featured in places like Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker, and she's been mentioned in places like You're The Boss! The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, and Inc.

She writes about creativity, productivity, communication, goal-setting, and how to deal with adversity in your life and career-negative reviews, projects that don't pan out, all kinds of painful moments that can rattle your self-esteem-and how to keep marching forward, no matter what.

Alexandra's latest book, YOU'RE GOING TO SURVIVE, is a collection of true stories from people who've endured soul-crushing moments in their careers-failure, rejection, disappointment, public humiliation-and how they got through it, and how you will too.

You can find all of Alexandra's current projects at:
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