Most of us want to be happy and comfortable in life, but what if staying comfortable was the very thing keeping us from our happiness? In Choose Resilience, speaker and emotional intelligence expert Jen Shirkani challenges the notion that comfort always equals good and she inspires readers to break out of their safe spaces to achieve the personal and professional lives of their dreams.
With the backdrop of her own story of struggle woven throughout, Jen shares practical strategies for overcoming personal challenges with her unique MOST model, built on Motivation, Optimism and Stress Tolerance. With the addition of useful emotional intelligence skills, readers learn the importance of leaving their comfort zone behind in order to reengage in life and gain more confidence by learning to get comfortable with risk.
After working with hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees, Jen has seen the power of emotional intelligence build interpersonal strength, stamina and resilience. This book provides a motivating and inspiring message that helps readers see how maintaining a healthy level of challenge and struggle can enable everyone to be more powerful at work and in every aspect of life.
|Publisher:||Jen Shirkani LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Jen has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and has been featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence magazine, Investors Daily, Business Insider, Publishers Weekly, Fast Company, Readers Digest and Upstart Business Journal. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had the pleasure of personally working with Jen professionally several years ago and learned about her methods first hand and have practiced them since that time. I am so glad that others can benefit from her teaching with the release of this book. This book is an easy read, full of relatable material that can be used immediately to improve your life. Jen’s EQ teachings were critical for me to utilize over this past year. I have had several challenges and every time I met someone that learns about what I have had to overcome, they ask me “How do you still have a smile on”. I truly believe it is because of Jen’s EQ coaching and helping me understand the “three R’s”, the Quadrant Model of Engagement and the MOST Model. These all helped me to push through each situation and allowed me to end up in a better place; when at the beginning I was thinking it was pretty bleak and overwhelming. Now with Jen’s methodologies in black and white, I can carry it around with me and reference it to be sure I am moving forward, and not backwards when faced with a challenge. I am not a religious person, but I do think of it like my bible. Her methodologies are so simple that I am instilling them in my children that have their own personal challenges in dealing with severe learning disabilities. Ironically, everybody that meets them, the one word that comes to mind for them is the word “RESILIENT”. I have to agree.
I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway. - I know, I know... ANOTHER self help book... but this one seems completely doable... IF you want to. It has loads of actually useful suggestions, advice, examples, and techniques inside. Are you ready yet?