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How to survive and thrive when bad things happen : 9 steps to cultivating an opportunity mindset in a crisis / Jim Taylor.

Taylor, Jim, 1958- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538108550
  • ISBN: 1538108550
  • Physical Description: xxi, 228 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part I: Your amygdala -- Instincts : primitive or evolved? -- Emotions : I'm feelin' it! -- Reactions : knee-jerk! -- Part II: Your cerebral cortex -- Values : foundation, North Star, and road map -- Investment : bet it all on red! -- Attitudes : you gotta believe! -- Mindset : what were you thinking? -- Mental muscles : feelin' strong! -- Part III: Your evolution -- Preparation : ready set... -- Epilogue: Lights, camera....
Summary, etc.:
"Few of us go through life without experiencing some sort of crisis, whether health, financial, relationship, career, or personal safety. Crises happen and they are often out of our control. But the one thing we can control is how we respond to them. Yet, our natural instincts often hinder us as we confront today's crises that are complex, amorphous, and not readily solvable. Changing our reaction to a crisis is an immense challenge, yet with powerful lessons provided in these pages, anyone can turn crises into opportunities for reflection, positive action, and growth. A crisis mentality can overwhelm you when bad things happen. Turning crises into opportunities empowers you to overcome the darkness that can engulf you in troubled times and allow you to seek the light that can guide you through hard times. Exploring the essential psychological, emotional, and interpersonal factors that most impact your reaction to a crisis, Jim Taylor provides you with deep insights and practical tools that help you move from a crisis mentality of fear, pessimism, and panic that controls you to an opportunity mindset of calm, confidence, and courage that you control in a crisis. He offers compelling examples, both recent and historical, well-known and unfamiliar, to bring these issues to life. Illustrations from government, large and small business, and ordinary people will highlight who responded well and who did not. Break free from the crisis mentality and embrace an opportunity mindset with nine strategies that will not only help you to survive, but actually thrive, when bad things happen"-- Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Fight or flight is an instinctual response that everyone has heard of and probably felt at some point. However, as internationally renowned Taylor presents in his latest book, this evolutionary response is generally not helpful and, in fact, is often detrimental to our twenty-first-century lives. If we respond with anger (violence) or fear (hiding) at work, the outcome probably won't be ideal. We are not usually facing life-or-death situations when these ancient instincts kick in, so we must train ourselves to productively respond to modern crises. By following Taylor's nine steps, we can teach our brains to move from a focus on survival to a focus on cultivating thrival, or living a better, more fulfilled life. We are never going to fully escape the millions of years of evolution that helped our ancestors pass on their genes, Taylor observes, but he offers guidance for how we can become mindful of these primal instincts triggered in our amygdala, acknowledge them, and process them in the executive center of our brain, the cerebral cortex, to successfully navigate the challenges of modern life. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    Fight or flight is an instinctual response that everyone has heard of and probably felt at some point. However, as internationally renowned Taylor presents in his latest book, this evolutionary response is generally not helpful and, in fact, is often detrimental to our twenty-first-century lives. If we respond with anger (violence) or fear (hiding) at work, the outcome probably won't be ideal. We are not usually facing life-or-death situations when these ancient instincts kick in, so we must train ourselves to productively respond to modern crises. By following Taylor's nine steps, we can teach our brains to move from a focus on survival to a focus on cultivating thrival, or living a better, more fulfilled life. We are never going to fully escape the millions of years of evolution that helped our ancestors pass on their genes, Taylor observes, but he offers guidance for how we can become mindful of these primal instincts triggered in our amygdala, acknowledge them, and process them in the executive center of our brain, the cerebral cortex, to successfully navigate the challenges of modern life. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jim Taylor, PhD, is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of critical performance. He is the author of 17 books and the lead editor of four textbooks. He has published more than 700 articles in scholarly and popular publications, and has given more than 1000 workshops and presentations throughout the world. Taylor has blogged or written columns for The Saturday Evening Post, psychologytoday.com, huffingtonpost.com, sfgate.com, seattlepi.com, the Hearst Interactive Media group, as well as on his own web site.

Subject: Adjustment (Psychology)
Crises > Psychological aspects.
Crisis management > Psychological aspects.
PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness.
SELF-HELP / Self-Management.
Adjustment (Psychology)
Crises > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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