Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Why Doing It All Is Doing You In

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It's great to be self-sufficient, isn't it?
Not if it's costing you your sanity.

Okay, so you're responsible, hard working, and independent. But you're also stressed out, overwhelmed, and reluctant to ask anyone for help. Why should you? You're perfectly capable of juggling work, family, and other obligations all by yourself, thank you very ...

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Overview

It's great to be self-sufficient, isn't it?
Not if it's costing you your sanity.

Okay, so you're responsible, hard working, and independent. But you're also stressed out, overwhelmed, and reluctant to ask anyone for help. Why should you? You're perfectly capable of juggling work, family, and other obligations all by yourself, thank you very much. But ask yourself-and be honest:

  • Are you constantly trying to “do it all,” all by yourself?
  • Do you avoid delegating work because you don't trust others to “do it right”?
  • Are you afraid you'll look weak if you ask someone for help?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from Self-Sufficiency Syndrome—and you might be heading for major burnout. The good news is: Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word. This groundbreaking new book by professional speaker Peggy Collins will show you how to recognize the signs, ease the demands you put on yourself, and start enjoying your work, your family, and your life.

Remember: You're not alone—help is just pages away!

Do you feel you need to do everything yourself and can't ask for help? Has it become so extreme you feel like you're on a runaway train and don't know how to pull the emergency stop?

You're not alone. Author Peggy Collins is a reformed “Self-Sufficient,” so she understands exactly what you're going through. This is the first life-enhancing guide designed to help people like you who can't and won't ask for help: the overloaded employee who won't seek assistance; the overachieving manager who refuses to delegateassignments; the overwhelmed super-mom who picks up the kids while closing the biggest sale of her career on her cell phone.

Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word helps you:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Self-Sufficiency Syndrome
  • Break the cycle of extreme self-sufficiency
  • Ask for help when you really need it
  • Learn who and who not to ask for help
  • Balance your personal and professional life
Filled with revealing self-tests, surprising case studies, and stress-busting exercises, this important new book offers a variety of proven strategies you can use to reduce the day-to-day anxiety of Self-Sufficiency Syndrome.

Even if you believe that refusing to ask for help is a sign of strength and a source of pride, you'll quickly find that knowing who, how, and when to ask will be the strongest and smartest thing you can do—for your career, for your family, for yourself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071477901
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Collins established her speaking and training business in 1993 and since that time has spoken to thousands from Fortune 500 companies and other major corporations and associations, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, JC Penney, Mobil-Exxon, and Ericsson, among others. She is a member of The National Speakers Association and makes her home in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Awesome!

    I have always been very self-sufficient which I thought was a good thing. After reading this book, I see areas of my life that can certainly improve if I trust enough to reach out for a little help here and there. Great book!

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