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Bouncing Back

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We live in times of global recession and slow recovery, where millions of people are facing redundancy, failed businesses, or the effects of cutbacks and budget reductions. Bouncing Back is for anyone who has suffered a setback in their career, who wants to make sense of the new world, and who wants to recover and move on quickly.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
    1. Our Key Developmental Task
    2. Modern Careers – Modern Attitude
    3. You Can Choose
    4. My Background
    5. Acknowledgements
  6. Section One: Context & Quick Starts
    1. 1. Bouncing Back for Real – A true story
      1. Practical & Grounded
      2. In A Nutshell
      3. A Real Experience
      4. Everything Leads To Something
      5. Face The Uncomfortable Truth
      6. You Are Not Alone
      7. I Was Lucky
      8. What Big Change Did I Make?
      9. What Does Bouncing Back Really Mean?
      10. Work Life Imbalance
      11. Setting Goals
      12. What Have I Learnt?
      13. Summary & New Habit #1
    2. 2. Modern Careers – Welcome to now
      1. Traditional Vs Modern
      2. An Essential Permission
      3. What Makes A Modern Career?
      4. 7 Tenets Of A Modern Career
      5. Skills For A Successful Modern Career
      6. Modern Career Skills No. 1 – Specialist Skills
      7. Modern Career Skills No. 2 – External Skills
      8. Modern Career Skills No. 3 – Internal Skills
      9. Ongoing Training
      10. Self-Check On Learning
      11. Where Are We Going Next?
      12. Case Study – Hannah
      13. Identity Issues
      14. Becoming At Ease With Our Identity
      15. Identity & Stories
      16. Summary & New Habit #2
    3. 3. The Gyroscope – Increasing our self-esteem
      1. Ouch! That Hurt!
      2. The Inner Gyroscope
      3. Our Sense Of Self-Esteem
      4. Case Study – Bob
      5. Case Study – Susan
      6. Building Resilience To Increase Self-Esteem
      7. Self-Esteem Starts Here
      8. Summary & New Habit #3
    4. 4. The Essence of Success – Three key rules
      1. Life Can Be Simple
      2. Three Rules For Success
      3. 1) Creating Our Own Opportunities
      4. 2) Trusting Our Intuition
      5. 3) Keep Going
      6. Your 4th Rule
      7. Summary & New Habit #4
    5. 5. Getting Started – Simple steps to take
      1. Getting Started
      2. Case Study – Barcelona 1992
      3. It’s Okay To Be Scared
      4. Staying Safe
      5. Top Tips For Getting Started
      6. Social Media Is Sociable
      7. Take Simple Safe Steps
      8. Summary & New Habit #5 61
  7. Section Two: Skills & Insights for Long Term Success
    1. 6. The HIGH-CS Transition Model – Key stages on our journey
      1. The Journey
      2. The High-Cs Transition Model
      3. 1) Stressful Chaos
      4. 2) Tense Calm
      5. 3) Free Cleansing
      6. 4) Anxious Consideration
      7. 5) Hopeful Catching
      8. 6) Careful Coordination
      9. 7) Joyful Celebration
      10. How Transition Works
      11. Spotting Inactivity
      12. Summary & New Habit #6
    2. 7. Physis – A useful word nobody has heard of
      1. Small Word, Big Impact
      2. The Physis Gap
      3. The Television Twins
      4. So What?
      5. Accessing Physis
      6. Affirmations
      7. Case Study – Kirsty
      8. The Physis Flow Meter
      9. Summary & New Habit #7
    3. 8. Doing Feelings – Making friends with ourselves
      1. It’s Okay!
      2. Grrrrr! Arrrgh!
      3. The Truth About Feelings
      4. Spotting Feelings
      5. Clues For When We’re Feeling Stressed
      6. Doing Feelings Is Useful
      7. Doing Sadness
      8. Doing Fear
      9. Doing Anger
      10. The Two-Stage Anger Attack
      11. Doing Happiness
      12. Transition Feelings
      13. Case Study – Andrew
      14. Keep Revisiting Feelings
      15. Summary & New Habit #8
    4. 9. Buying Time – Increasing horizons to reduce panic
      1. The Biggest Worry
      2. Case Study – Adam
      3. Thinking About Money
      4. How Much Time Do We Need To Buy?
      5. Case Study – Colin
      6. Remember Holidays
      7. Thinking The Unthinkable
      8. The Car Story
      9. Forward-Looking Cash Management
      10. Sample (A) – Initial Cash Flow Forecast
      11. Be Ruthless
      12. Sample (B) – Ruthless Cash Flow Forecast
      13. Summary & New Habit #9
    5. 10. Thinking ABC – Giving our brain a workout
      1. Thinking Vs Reacting
      2. Thinking Is Work
      3. Creating Options
      4. The Ideas Clock
      5. The FACET Process For Good Decision-Making
      6. FACET Case Study – Printing Vs Coaching
      7. Aim For Grounded Thinking
      8. Five Thinking Bugbears
      9. The Role Of Intuition
      10. Summary & New Habit #10
    6. 11. What’s the Opportunity? – Seeing the market
      1. It’s A Fuzzy World
      2. How To Create Opportunities
      3. Case Study – Paul
      4. Case Study – Charlotte
      5. What Are We Attracted To?
      6. Skill Audit Table
      7. Brand ‘Me’
      8. How To Recognise An Opportunity
      9. How To Recognise If It’s Right For Me
      10. Case Study – Janet
      11. How To Act On It
      12. Spotting Market Trends
      13. We Can Stay Safe And Still Grow
      14. Summary & New Habit #11
    7. 12. Sales Secrets – Method matters
      1. Selling Is Essential
      2. Selling Confidence
      3. Secrets Of Success #1
      4. Secrets Of Success #2
      5. Secret Of Success #3
      6. Secrets Of Success #4
      7. Secrets Of Success #5
      8. Six-Month Sales Process
      9. Secrets Of Success #6
      10. Secrets Of Success #7
      11. Secret Of Success #8
      12. Secrets Of Success #9
      13. Secrets Of Success #10
      14. Case Study – Philip
      15. Summary & New Habit #12
    8. 13. Embracing Social Media – Free, fun and useful
      1. Be In The Game
      2. A Shock
      3. Choose Your Platforms
      4. No Daisy Chains
      5. Using LinkedIn
      6. Using Facebook
      7. Using Twitter
      8. Getting Started On Twitter
      9. Top Ten Twitter Tips: Getting Started
      10. What To Say On Twitter
      11. Using Twitter To Sell
      12. Maintaining Our Networks
      13. Case Study – Richard
      14. Summary & New Habit #13
    9. 14. Make a Change – Learn to keep learning
      1. The Need To Learn
      2. 7 Key Quotes On Learning
      3. Keep Going
      4. Summary & New Habit #14
    10. 15. Tool Kit – The essence of bouncing back
    11. 16. Helpful Habits – Simple things to guide our development
  8. Other Books by Richard Maun
  9. About the Author