Shift or Get off the Pot: 26 Simple Truths About Getting a Life

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For more than 16 years, Edgecombe has been encouraging people to have an honest look at themselves while at the same time showing people how to laugh and find the fun in their lives. As a sought-after international speaker, Linda can help you find the answer to these three questions: 1. Are you doing the best you can, considering everything you have on your plate right now? 2. Are you on the Deferred Life Plan? Are you waiting for something better to come along or at least some energy to even think about the ...
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Overview

For more than 16 years, Edgecombe has been encouraging people to have an honest look at themselves while at the same time showing people how to laugh and find the fun in their lives. As a sought-after international speaker, Linda can help you find the answer to these three questions: 1. Are you doing the best you can, considering everything you have on your plate right now? 2. Are you on the Deferred Life Plan? Are you waiting for something better to come along or at least some energy to even think about the question? 3. When was the last time you did something for the first time? No really, how old are your stories?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897178652
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Edgecombe, CSP is an internationally renowned award-winning humourous speaker, trainer, and consultant. As a professional, with a degree in physical education, Linda brings 20 years of recreation, employee wellness, lifestyle and corporate consulting experience to her programs and her clients. She was a consultant for PARTICIPACTION promoting healthy living to Canadians and is one of the country’s most popular speakers. She was most recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Note to Self: Snap Out of It! 15

Section 1 Disconnect to Re-Engage! It's time You got to know You again.

Overview: Back away from the cellphone! 19

Simple Shift 1 Pick a Lane: reduce the number of roles you play 21

Simple Shift 2 Stand on Solid Ground: understand and apply your values 30

Simple Shift 3 Survival of the Funniest: the proper care and feeding of your sense of humour 33

Simple Shift 4 Life's Ultimate Goal: aim to be happy 43

Simple Shift 5 Life's Ultimate Skill: shifting perspectives 46

Simple Shift 6 Live the Shape You're In: get comfortable in your own skin 50

Simple Shift 7 Life's Second Ultimate Goal: the fewest regrets possible 62

Simple Shift 8 Allow Less Latitude on Attitude 69

Simple Shift 9 Nix the Negative in Your Life 78

Simple Shift 10 Stress Resilience: how's that working for you? 82

Simple Shift 11 Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve is a Good Way to Put Your Foot in Your Mouth 89

Section 2 Are you on the Deferred Life Plan? Overview: "Everybody's working for the Weekend" 97

Simple Shift 12 Tips to Re-Energize and Balance Your Life 102

Simple Shift 13 Life is Just a Physics Equation (energy out = energy back) 103

Simple Shift 14 Find Your Own Funny Faster 117

Simple Shift 15 Take Time to Get Quiet with Yourself and Turn Off the Noise 123

Simple Shift 16 Power of Silence 126

Simple Shift 17 Two Hours Can Shift Your Life! 128

Simple Shift 18 People, People, People: it's only about people 133

Section 3 When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Overview How Old are Your Stories? 138

Simple Shift 19 Check your Judgments at the Door140

Simple Shift 20 Are You New Story Ready? 141

Simple Shift 21 Mountain Theory of Goal Setting 147

Simple Shift 22 Don't Think, Don't Think, Don't Think! 150

Simple Shift 23 Snapshot of Your Life: where does the time go? 151

Simple Shift 24 Personal Accountability Made Easy 153

Simple Shift 25 What Does There Look Like? 155

Simple Shift 26 Final Commitment 157

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