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The Gift Of Job Loss - A Practical Guide To Realizing The Most Rewarding Time Of Your Life
     

The Gift Of Job Loss - A Practical Guide To Realizing The Most Rewarding Time Of Your Life

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by Michael Froehls
 

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Michael Froehls, PhD, a former successful global executive turns conventional wisdom upside down - he suggests that you should overcome your reflex to immediately look for the next job after losing one. Don't miss out on your chance to do things you never had time for while being employed. Why not pursue a few activities that really matter to you before continuing

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Michael Froehls, PhD, a former successful global executive turns conventional wisdom upside down - he suggests that you should overcome your reflex to immediately look for the next job after losing one. Don't miss out on your chance to do things you never had time for while being employed. Why not pursue a few activities that really matter to you before continuing your hard 30- to 40-year-long working life? What not realize some lifelong travel dreams, improve your health, invest in family and friends, fire up your love life, acquire new job skills, or check out a different location for a better career?

In this book, you will find practical advice on how to take advantage of your opportunity without regret. Written from a business perspective with philosophical underpinnings, enriched by personal stories and serious thought-provoking questions, The Gift of Job Loss will help you:

* - Understand the "Job Seeker Industrial Complex" and its influence on you
* - Revitalize your life via 7 no-regret and up to 8 optional activities
* - Identify personal and professional strategic options hitherto unavailable
* - Optimize your "game of life" - living now vs. living in the future
* - Analyze the implications of an economic recession vs. boom for your time off
* - Plan your own step-by-step course of action - whether you are about to be let go, just got laid-off, or are still "safely" employed

After losing his corporate job, Michael decided to sidestep the recession by doing what he advocates in this book. If you face job loss, reading this book should help you overcome any despair and make you see your situation in a much more positive light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983119203
Publisher:
Peitho Publishing (The Froehls Group, LLC)
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
1,301,017
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Froehls’ approach to the “Work hard, play hard” philosophy? Work hard, and, in case of job loss, play harder.

Job security in today’s economy is a luxury, but according to Michael, lay-offs can be a gift. Unemployment offers much-needed time off, he says, and points out the benefits in his book that he wrote after he was laid off during the recession.

After 15 years in strategic, financial, and management consulting roles at some of the world’s most respected global firms Michael joined the ranks of millions of Americans who lost their jobs. Rather than diving into job-search mode when jobs were scarce, Michael traveled to foreign countries to visit and learn. He gained fluency in a new language, explored business opportunities, and spent quality time with his family before starting the next phase of his professional life fully energized.

With The Gift of Job Loss, Froehls hopes to impart his perspective to others, specifically, corporate audiences, encouraging them to delay the job search and engage in activities that make them more marketable, healthy and happy. In short: to invest their time after job loss strategically.

Michael’s perspective on job loss might seem unconventional to most Americans who are on the “work till you die” program and tend to forget about the “pursuit of happiness” outside of work.

A truly global professional, Michael has studied, lived and worked around the world, from Europe to South America. An avid adventure traveler, Michael has journeyed to more than 50 countries, including India and China. From his travels he has gained an extensive knowledge of local business cultures around the world and is considered an expert in international business. He is fluent in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish.

Michael holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Trier in Germany, and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He is the founder of The Froehls Group, LLC, a boutique management consulting and publishing company. He is also a guest lecturer on contemporary business topics at MBA/Executive MBA programs.

Michael is an opera aficionado and enjoys playing classical music on the piano. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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The Gift of Job Loss: A Practical Guide to Realizing the Most Rewarding Time of Your Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Susan1810 More than 1 year ago
Although I've never gone through a job loss myself, I've seen others experience it as one of the most agonizing personal times of their lives. They've viewed it as wholly negative and had a singular mission of getting "back on the job track" as soon as humanly possible. Dr. Froehl's book turns that notion on its head and offers numerous thought-provoking, rational reasons why that instinctive course of action is often not the best. He offers a refreshing perspective on the many positives and advantages that can be seen and taken from the expected or unexpected loss of a job. His highly practical and useful list of ways one can make the most of one's time while experiencing a career transition is enlightening. The personal anecdotes he includes are uplifting. I learned much about myself and about what I wish to do with "my time" by reading about what great advantage Dr. Froehls took of the gift of time given to him by his job loss. I highly recommend this book to anyone, from the recent college graduate to the retiree. -- Susan, Texas
elque More than 1 year ago
This book was a pleasure. It takes a unique look at the process of job loss and recommends that the individual use the freed time to take stock of their life. I came to realize that an enforced separation from service can be a great opportunity. In the overall scheme of things, the weeks and months of unemployment are a sliver of our professional life. Most of use labor continuously at our chosen field - not stepping back to see the forest through the trees. The book is an odyssey to map out that forest. Michael's journey of self discovery and growth in the aftermath of losing his job can be a blueprint for many of us. I found the narrative a pleasure to read. Definitely recommend it for the those at an employment crossroads or for some summer reading.