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From Burned Out to Fired Up : A Woman's Guide to Rekindling the Passion and Meaning in Work and Life - Leslie Godwin

From Burned Out to Fired Up

A Woman's Guide to Rekindling the Passion and Meaning in Work and Life

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780757301957
Number Of Pages: 304

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As a recovering workaholic, psychotherapist and author who has helped thousands of professionals find meaningful work, Leslie Godwin knows the effects of stress and job burnout--physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion. For the millions of struggling women who wear many hats, Godwin offers real solutions - it's not about balancing or multitasking; it's about making true life changes that result in a renewal of passion and meaning.

For corporate professionals, budding entrepreneurs or stay-at-home mothers (and yes, that's work, too ), Godwin's compelling case studies, helpful tips, quizzes and worksheets will change their lives.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Becoming Inwardly Mobile
You Have a Calling: Are You Listening?p. 3
Seeing Burnout as a Giftp. 4
The Four Myths That Lead to Burnoutp. 7
The Inwardly Mobile Woman Listens to Her Callingp. 19
Journaling Exercisep. 25
Make Sure Your Ladder Is Against the Right Wallp. 26
Quiz: Are You Inwardly Mobile or Burned Out?p. 29
Journaling Exercisep. 31
Four Types of Burnout
Type One: Passionate Workaholics--Stop Driving Yourself Crazy and Go with the Flowp. 35
The Old Me: Driven and Confusedp. 36
Following the Flow of Your Career Path Versus Being Fueled by Emotionp. 41
When the Adrenaline Runs Dryp. 42
First You Have to Find Your Flowp. 47
Detours the Flow Can Takep. 53
Journaling Exercisep. 63
Type Two: Good Girls and Rebels--Are You Climbing Someone Else's Ladder?p. 65
Whose Idea of Success Are You Striving For?p. 74
Journaling Exercisep. 79
Type Three: The Toxic Workplace--Is Your Spark Being Extinguished at Work?p. 83
Employers from Hell: Rare but Dangerousp. 84
Is Your Spark Being Extinguished?p. 85
Journaling Exercisep. 100
Type Four: Parenting Burnoutp. 101
Working Mothers and Burnoutp. 101
Stay-at-Home Moms Get Burned Out, Toop. 118
Other High-Risk Situations for Parenting Burnoutp. 124
Creating Your Synergy Plan
Synergy Planning Begins with Getting Focusedp. 145
There Are Many Paths, but You Can Only Follow One at a Timep. 147
How to Enjoy Getting Focusedp. 149
How Do I Make a Living While I'm Pursuing What I Love to Do?p. 151
It's Risky Business Without a Planp. 153
Your Mission Statement Gives You Roots in What Is Meaningful to Youp. 158
Synergy Plan Worksheet: Mission Statementp. 161
Family & Personal Goals and Guidepostsp. 164
Synergy Plan Worksheet: Family & Personal Goals and Guidepostsp. 167
Career & Business Goals and Guidepostsp. 169
Synergy Plan Worksheet: Career & Business Goals and Guidepostsp. 173
Playing with an Idea to Test It Outp. 178
You've Got a Solid Foundationp. 185
Your Synergy Plan Allows You to Identify and Resolve Hidden Conflictsp. 187
Hidden Conflicts Undermine Your Most Cherished Goalsp. 188
Is Your Vision in Touch with Reality?p. 189
Are Your Career & Business Goals Sabotaging Your Family's Needs?p. 190
Are Your Family's Needs and Guidelines Sabotaging Your Personal Needs?p. 191
Synergy Plan Worksheet: Goal Conflicts & Resolutionsp. 194
What's Hiding Behind Your Blind Spots?p. 197
Not the Same as a New Year's Resolutionp. 199
Communicating Your Values to Othersp. 200
Not Just Problem Solvingp. 208
An Ongoing Jobp. 209
The Path Is the Goalp. 221
The Dangers of Most Goal-Setting Methodsp. 223
The Dangers of Not Planning: Ignorance Can Be Agonyp. 226
The Inwardly Mobile Goal-Setting Method: The Path Is the Goalp. 228
Synergy Plan Worksheet: The Path Is the Goalp. 237
How Supportive Is Your Support System?p. 243
Synergy Plan Worksheet: Support Systemsp. 247
Mentoring Can Help You Stay on Trackp. 249
Reach Higher
Beyond Balance to Meaningp. 257
Not an Intellectual Exercise: We Need to Experience an Internal Shiftp. 258
There's No Finish Line for This Workp. 260
Interviews with the Inwardly Mobilep. 264
Margot Lester, Owner, The Word Factoryp. 264
David Allen, Owner, The David Allen Companyp. 267
Diana Moore, Realtorp. 269
Robert Laper, Artist, Antique Dealer, Art and Antique Restorationp. 272
Judith Fraser, Psychotherapist, Actress, Writerp. 274
Typical Questions (and Some Answers)p. 277
Where Do I Start to Transition into a More Meaningful Career?p. 277
What if I Can't Afford to Work Less in Order to Spend More Time on Personal and Family Goals?p. 279
How Do I Get My Partner's Support to Make These Changes?p. 281
How Can I Make Time for Myself When Every Minute Is Spent Either on My Work or with My Family?p. 283
I Know I Need to Get Help From Experts, but How Can I Prevent Being Vulnerable to Bad Advice?p. 286
Depression Self-Testp. 289
Chapter Resourcesp. 291
About the Authorp. 307
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ISBN: 9780757301957
ISBN-10: 0757301959
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Health Communications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45