Anxious 9 to 5: How to Beat Worry, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself, and Work with Confidence

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Do you come to work wound-up and anxious, never quite able to calm down? Do pressing deadlines and a constant sense of urgency make you feel as if you just can't get ahead? Do you feel distracted and unable to focus throughout the day? Before you know it, you're spending sleepless nights worrying about what on-the-job disasters tomorrow will bring. Anxiety in the workplace is serious and can hold you back from achieving the success you deserve, despite how hard you work. This book offers simple and effective techniques to get your workplace anxiety under control once and for all so you can enjoy work and be more productive. First, you'll learn how anxiety develops in the workplace and, more importantly, how to stop it before it gets the best of you. After that, you're in control: customize the book's powerful exercises and self-evaluations to target your own personal workplace anxieties. In no time, you'll move past your obstacles and begin building confidence, focus, and a successful and fulfilling career one day at a time. Get control over: Anxiety, stress, and worry at work The perils of perfectionism Self-defeating thoughts Fears of failure and public speaking Procrastination and discomfort on the job Difficulty being the boss This book shows you how to release your subconscious brakes to inner peace and high performance. You learn how to stop worrying and start succeeding immediately! Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Charm Kase's understandable, clear guidelines for handling anxiety will change your life. She makes complicated paradoxes seem simple and teaches easy ways to manage them in your work days. Did you know that the way to overcome stress is the opposite from the way to overcome anxiety? You will find her short quizzes and exercises invaluable in helping you determine where you are with anxiety and what your next steps should be. This is one book you should NOT procrastinate in reading. Rita Emmett, author of T

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572244641
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 785,365
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Larina Kase, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist and business coach specializing in the reduction of anxiety and stress in the workplace. She worked with the renowned Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. As a coach, she helps business owners and executives across the Unites States and Canada to overcome workplace worries and excel in their jobs. Her work is regularly featured in media like the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Inc. Magazine. Visit Dr. Kase on the web at and get a free e-course, "7 Steps to Career Success."

Foreword writer Joe Vitale, PhD, is author of dozens of books, including the best-selling book The Attractor Factor, and an internationally recognized marketing and copywriting expert. Visit him on the web at

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Table of Contents

In today's competitive world, many people suffer from social anxiety and fear of failure in the workplace. With women entering the workforce at record rates, they are increasingly more prone to experience anxiety and worry in this arena. Luckily, Anxious 9 to 5 provides a number of clear and simple solutions for each type of work—related anxiety problem. Full of wonderful real—life scenarios and examples, this book is certain to help many people who struggle with worries, fears, and doubts in the workplace.
—Holly Hazlett—Stevens, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of Women Who Worry Too Much

If you want to make your life less complicated, less stress—ridden, and be able to maximize your full potential, then read this book.
—Bob Losyk, professional speaker and author of Get a Grip! Overcoming Stress and hriving in the Workplace

Most people spend at least forty hours of their week at work. For people who have difficulties with anxiety, many more hours per week are spent worrying about work. There is no doubt that this kind of anxiety and worry interfere not only in work performance, but also in overall quality of life. Kase's book is a fantastic resource for anyone who is 'anxious nine to five.' The book is highly readable and includes a good dose of humor. Kase uses established cognitive behavioral techniques, best illustrated in the coaching points included in each chapter. These clear, concise activities help readers conceptualize their anxiety problems and effectively beat them. There is no doubt that readers who follow Kase's valuable advice will see an improvement in their work life and in their overall sense of well—being and happiness.
—Deborah Roth Ledley, Ph.D., associate director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University and author of Making Cognitive—Behavioral Therapy Work and Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anyone with anxiety about his or her work who reads this book and applies Kase's coaching tips will be able to see fast results.
—Cindy Cashman, million—selling author and founder of

Kase has put together an excellent resource for the millions of us who experience anxiety in the workplace. She usefully distinguishes between anxiety and stress and helps us deal with each through her down—to—earth, common—sense, yet scientifically—based approach. Her book brings anxiety in the workplace into focus and then helps us confront it with her many concrete, practical, and useful coaching tips. We would all do well to implements her teachings.
—Richard G. Heimberg, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic at Temple University

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