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How to Survive Change ...You Didn't Ask for: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself

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"Change is hard," we say, and it is even harder when it is thrust upon us. At any point, we may be forced to reinvent our career or downsize our lives; we may lose a love or a dream. Our first reaction is to rail against fate, but what if we could see past today's turmoil and spot tomorrow's opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That's the promise of "How to ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Conari Press
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Jeff
Mar 30, 2014 Jeff marked it as to-read
Thank you. I just won this book in a first reads giveaway. I will read and comment once I get the book.
Jamie
May 11, 2014 Jamie rated it it was amazing
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How to Survive Change ...You Didn't Ask for: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself, by M.J. Ryan through the giveaway on Goodreads. This book came into my hands at a time when I was dealing with several changes in my life. It is a very encouraging book, full of helpful insights, personal stories, and tools to help one deal constructively with unexpected changes in life. This book is positive and is a take-along friend, reminding me th
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Tucker
Dec 25, 2015 Tucker rated it liked it
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The type of change focused on here is that of upper-middle-class people who go through a financial setback and have to change their assumptions, habits, and goals (e.g. dial down their spending to make ends meet, change careers, etc.) Divorce, illness, etc. are not dealt with per se as inherently difficult changes but are mentioned insofar as they impact lifestyle, career, and social standing. Understanding that this book is a coaching tool for people who are generally successful by conventional ...more
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May 21, 2014 Sylvan Clarke rated it really liked it
Marvellous book, I personally found it very easy going to read with lots of relevant tactics/strategies to assess and take control of your own reactions when things start going a little wobbly in your life. Not just a feel good self help book by any means, but a practical programme that offers solutions to lift you up and out of despair and helps you take ownership of looking at opportunities constructively rather than labouring on blockages leaving you free to choose what you want to do when ...more
Nicole
Mar 10, 2016 Nicole rated it it was ok
This was an easy read, but I didn't really get much out of it. Most of the book was full of stories of people as examples, but I felt there wasn't a good generalization of how to apply the lessons to anyone in any situation. The book also seemed to be primarily focused on the financial meltdown from a few years ago.
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Started off okay. Too Pollyanna in sections. It was formatted oddly. Difficult to see sections and hierarchy.
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MJ Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of The Happiness Makeover (nominated for the 2005 Books for Better Living award in the Motivational category), Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, Trusting Yourself, The Giving Heart, and 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million ...more
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