Changing Direction Without Losing Your Way: Managing the Six Stages of Change at Work and in Life by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Changing Direction Without Losing Your Way: Managing the Six Stages of Change at Work and in Life

Changing Direction Without Losing Your Way: Managing the Six Stages of Change at Work and in Life

by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards
     
 
In Changing Directions Without Losing Your Way, the authors who helped pioneer the "working from home" revolution identify the six stages of change in business and in life. In each of these stages, Paul and Sarah Edwards demonstrate how to understand and assess change for what it is, and then recast career or other vital aspects of your life to adapt to new realities.

Overview

In Changing Directions Without Losing Your Way, the authors who helped pioneer the "working from home" revolution identify the six stages of change in business and in life. In each of these stages, Paul and Sarah Edwards demonstrate how to understand and assess change for what it is, and then recast career or other vital aspects of your life to adapt to new realities.

The book is filled with concrete suggestions, allowing every reader to be confident that he or she can gain control of whatever situation life presents.

The six stages of change -- facing a new reality, releasing the past, finding an inner compass, embracing the future, developing a strategy, and putting the show on the road -- are explained clearly, with simple, useful exercises to help readers understand all their options. The Edwardses also offer vivid examples of others who have successfully wrestled with the disruptions of job changes, downsizing, or other shifts. Changing Directions Without Losing Your Way even shows how to develop better nutrition and health habits that energize the body during periods of stress.

Changing Directions Without Losing Your Way is the practical guidebook to finding yourself and thriving in an era characterized by speed, chaos, and the power of change.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The huge following the Edwardses have garnered for their books (Working from Home; Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century), seminars and media ventures give them a competitive edge over the many other self-help authors who have recently entreated readers to find their inner passion and translate it into a satisfying life plan. Yet their underlying practicality evident in their advice to readers to secure their immediate well-being before changing direction and their subtle and intelligent inspiration also distinguish them from the rest. Considered gurus by home business owners, the Edwardses predictably focus on making a practical connection with one's passion (i.e., using it to support oneself), often referring to their popular Finding Your Perfect Work. Assuming their readers are capable of introspection, self-discipline and self-education, they suggest exercises to ascertain one's true interests by describing peak experiences and identifying patterns among them. Intended to be done with a partner, these exercises might be easier in a workshop setting; in any case, they should help participants recognize patterns and build confidence. When it comes to handling the emotional aspects of change, however, the Edwards defer to practitioners of neurolinguistic programming for advice. Offering many devices common to the genre including a workbook approach with specific tasks, questions, challenges; a change journal; excellent self-quizzes; and true-life examples the authors consistently reinforce the importance of developing a careful strategy and doing one's homework. (Apr.) Forecast: With a Today Show appearance on March 19 and a 20-city satellite tour, the Edwards will rouse their considerable audience; this practical book has a solid shot at long-term popularity. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585420766
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/14/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.75(d)

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