What I know about Jumping” is a thought-provoking self-help book/memoir about making major life changes (“jumping”). The book explains how to know when you need to jump, how to go about it gracefully, what to expect afterwards, and how to deal with the results and consequences. The author has made many jumps herself, so her advice is sound, her words supportive, and her voice compassionate.
Whether you have made drastic changes to your life already, or are contemplating doing so, this book will guide you through the process, while revealing to you the changes the author has gone through herself. The book’s language is easily understood, the topic is contemplative, and the reading is both lighthearted and deep.
Change and growth are a natural part of life; we all must do it. This book shows you how to tackle the more substantial life changes that are sometimes necessary. Do yourself a favor and immerse yourself in the phenomenal knowledge this book provides that will change your life for the better.
|Publisher:||Marcie L. Boyer|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of ContentsFOREWORD
CHAPTER 1 MY BACKSTORY
What Do I Know about Jumping?
CHAPTER 2 MY LAST JUMP
How it all Started
Before the 2008 Recession: Taking the Bull by the Horns
After the 2008 Recession: The End of a Fairytale
The Long Path to the Cliff's Edge
We Closed our Eyes and JUMPED!
Freefalling, Finding Bottom, and Rebuilding
CHAPTER 3 LET'S TALK ABOUT JUMPING
What is Jumping?
Proof of Concept
What Stops us from Jumping?
My Other Best Friend
What Do We Need in Order to Jump?
The Role of Confidence and Belief
The Role of Hope and Courage
How our Confidence, Beliefs, Hope, and Courage are Interconnected
Crisis in Courage
What Happens When We Don't Jump?
Jumping versus Not Jumping
Jumping versus Being Pushed
Why do We Need to Jump?
What Others Say about Jumping
Personal Benefits of Jumping
Collective Benefits of Jumping
CHAPTER 4 GRANDMA RITA'S JUMPING GEAR
Who is Grandma Rita?
Hidden in Plain Sight
Stop Crying and Open your Eyes, Child
Step 1 - Wish in One Hand, Shit in the Other
Creating a Crystal Clear Vision
Eliminating What Doesn't Fit in the Vision
Step 2 - Right or Wrong, Just Make a Decision
Why are Decisions so Hard to Make?
To be or Not to be Right? That is the Question!
Breaking Down Barriers
Cost of Expectations
Freedom from Right or Wrong
Step 3 - Shit or Get off the Pot
The Last Piece of the Puzzle
When is it the Right Time? And What do the Greeks have to do with it?
Timing and Keeping Time
Pushing Will Only Cause More Pain
Tide and Time Wait for No Man
Dropping Weight, Traveling Light
CHAPTER 5 LET'S JUMP!
Is it Really Jumping if it's All in Our Heads? Physical versus Mental Jumps.
Trusting in Ourselves
Take a Deep Breath and...Jump!
CHAPTER 6 LANDING SAFELY
Landing after a Mental Jump: Staying Grounded
No Baby on Board
Landing after a Physical Jump: Adapting to Our New Reality
Feeling Good, Feeling Bad, and Feeling Pain
Working their Way to the Surface
Two Faces of Fears: Lions and Tigers and Bears
Reflecting versus Regretting
The Final Outcome (Part One): Shattering Our Beliefs but Not Ourselves
Finding Purpose After Jumping
The Final Outcome (Part Two): The Stillness of Getting On
Finding Purpose: The Reason for it all