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You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life [NOOK Book]

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In You Unstuck, Libby Gill uses cases studies, client stories from her coaching work, and brain research to help readers understand the biological basis of fears that hold them back. She shows how to reframe what she calls Riskophobia, turn off the fear voices, and circumvent ancient defense systems. Readers can then create an Escalating Risk Hierarchy by "chunking down" their vision into small, actionable steps, ordered from least to most anxiety inducing. By combining stress-busting relaxation techniques with ...
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You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life

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Overview


In You Unstuck, Libby Gill uses cases studies, client stories from her coaching work, and brain research to help readers understand the biological basis of fears that hold them back. She shows how to reframe what she calls Riskophobia, turn off the fear voices, and circumvent ancient defense systems. Readers can then create an Escalating Risk Hierarchy by "chunking down" their vision into small, actionable steps, ordered from least to most anxiety inducing. By combining stress-busting relaxation techniques with small action steps, the readers’ odds for realizing their vision greatly increase in this Relax, Risk, Repeat cycle. Gill also shows readers how to "Avoid Limiters & Embrace Liberators," keeping naysayers at bay while seeking influential supporters who can help free their creativity and productivity. Capitalizing on her business background, coaching expertise, and a personal history of risk-taking and resilience, Gill makes complex concepts relevant and accessible through immediately applicable tools, exercises, self-tests, and questionnaires that challenge readers to change.
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“This is a great book! If you’ve been feeling stuck in some area of your life, You Unstuck can help you break through and take things to the next level.”—Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

“Are you in a rut? Is your gut reaction to change a negative response? In You Unstuck, Libby Gill will help you understand the way you look at risk-taking so you can start moving past your fears and excuses, toward success. This book is a powerful tool if you know you need to change but don’t know how. Read You Unstuck and get your life back on track!
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

“Loaded with practical, proven strategies you can use immediately to take full charge of your mind and emotions in any situation. You Unstuck shows you how to unlock your full potential for exceptional living.”—Brian Tracy, author of Reinvention:How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

You Unstuck is extraordinarily motivating! Libby takes on the big monsters of overwhelm and then kindly provides the perfect step-by-step approach to changing the big important things that have dogged you for years. I use her lessons and insights every day.”—Martha Finney, author of Rebound:A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss

“Libby Gill grabs hold of you and helps you create a vision for career and life change. And she stays right by your side, guiding you through the risk-taking process until you’ve made your vision a reality. If You Unstuck can’t help you get your life and career on track, nothing can!”—Erin Gruwell, editor of The Freedom Writers Diary

You Unstuck will guide you to become the leader of your own life. Its practical strategies for personal and professional success provide a fail-safe framework for getting where you want to go. This book could not be more timely!”—Tiane Mitchell Gordon, Senior Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, AOL

You Unstuck gives you a great combination of common sense coaching and scientific research to help you understand why you stay stuck in limiting assumptions and how you can finally break free. I highly recommend it.”—Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® and Embracing Uncertainty

You Unstuck helps you reach inside and determine what’s really important. It gives you a step-by-step guide for finding the courage and confidence to move toward what you want. This book should be required reading for anyone with a job, a family, a goal, or a dream!”—Todd Blevins, Vice President, Cadbury plc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932361865
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 685,254
  • File size: 977 KB

Meet the Author


An entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporation communications as senior vice president at Universal Studios; vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting and was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Libby is now an internationally respected executive coach, bestselling author and speaker. She has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, Fox News, CBS Early Show, and in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Self and many more.

With a focus on inspiring excellence in times of uncertainty, Libby delivers keynote addresses and training programs for companies desiring to maximize a multi-generational workforce. Her trademarked “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process helps individuals and organizations navigate change, increase employee productivity and create high-passion teams.

Among her corporate achievements, Libby is most proud of having guided many young employees to career success. Her former staff members now hold senior management positions at CBS Entertainment, ESPN, Universal, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sony, Disney/ABC and many other organizations. Her coaching clients have also achieved great success in transitioning from one industry to another, climbing the corporate ladder and launching entrepreneurial ventures.

Libby was instrumental in creating the comprehensive media launch that catapulted Dr. Phil to the highest ratings in daytime television since the Oprah Winfrey Show debuted. After starting her career as a temporary office assistant, in just five years Libby worked her way up to VP of publicity, advertising and promotion at Sony before moving on to Turner Broadcasting and Universal. In one of several unusual career moves, Libby then moved into a creative position and became vice president of television programming and development for Universal’s Studios USA.

Having decided she needed to completely re-balance her life, Libby left the corporate world and founded Libby Gill & Company in November 2000. As she was reinventing her professional life, Libby’s personal life also underwent a major transition. She chronicled her journey of overcoming the self-perceived limitations left behind by a family legacy of alcoholism, divorce and mental illness in her bestselling book TRAVELING HOPEFULLY: How to Lose Your Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life (St. Martin’s Press).

Libby's long-time passion for creating a better balance between work and family responsibilities had led to the publication of her first book, STAY-AT-HOME DADS: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family, which examined parental styles and family systems in role-reversed households across the country. She received substantial attention for her book, the first on the topic, and became a frequent media expert discussing changing gender roles at work and at home.

Libby’s clients have included Microsoft, Pfizer, USAA, Lycos, Sprint, Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte & Touche, Hewlett-Packard, Natural Products Association, The Boeing Company, Triad Hospitals, PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Cadbury Schweppes, PitneyBowes, State Farm, Parsons Brinckerhoff, National Kitchen & Bath Association and more.

Libby, who is the mother of two teen-aged sons, lives in Los Angeles, California. She can sometimes be found chaperoning high school debate competitions or working backstage in the middle school drama department.
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  • Posted September 8, 2009

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    A great guide to getting past life's little (and large) hurdles!

    "You Unstuck" is one of those great books filled with helpful knowledge -- some of which I didn't know I already knew and a lot more which is helping to put a lot of the pieces together. Pieces that are literally helping me to get "Unstuck" even as I'm reading them. Libby Gill's book is helping me to identify elements in my life that I didn't have the proper perspective to understand why they've keeping me down and holding me back. She takes which could be a very daunting task -- self-exploration into why certain patterns keep repeating in a negative fashion -- and helps to break it all down into bite-sized and manageable chunks.

    The CSE (Clarify, Simplify & Execute) process that Libby developed and introduces in "You Unstuck" is a very straight-forward and easy way to begin to unravel sometimes complex issues. Once I got the details of it going, I was able to CSE my way through even simple day-to-day tasks that I would otherwise tend to procrastinate over. (Sticking a PostIt on my computer monitor to remind me to CLARIFY - SIMPLIFY - EXECUTE has been remarkably helpful...)

    One of the most enjoyable things about "You Unstuck" is that it's written in a way that sounds like advice coming from a person talking to another person, as opposed to a cold, clinical "How To" approach or a scattergun blast of folksy advice aimed at no one in particular. And because it's designed to be applied to a variety of challenges, all of which contribute to keeping you "stuck", the book is like having a Life Coach on retainer!

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Not a bad book

    But way too many typos. Is anyone looking at the e text before uploading? Someone should be.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    interesting stuff to think about

    something anyone can relate with, but then again its one of those books you can percieve how you want to

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