April 15, 2008
Staff Picks: Is Paradise Lost?
It's that time of year again.... no vacation in sight for awhile, the kids are in school waiting for summer, the hours at work may seem endless, the book you're writing is an uphill battle, reports need attention and you may be a little stressed out. Rightfully so, but how do you manage during awkward times like a Spring slump, the Winter doldrums or even the long days of Summer? How do you find 'Paradise' that you once had?
Vicki Hess is the author of a neat little book called SHIFT to Professional Paradise: 5 Steps to Less Stress, More Energy and Remarkable Results at Work. In the book she helps guide those that may have lost focus and drive in their current position in life and work. She offers up the 5 steps:
Stop and breath
Harness harmful knee-jerk reactions
Identify and manage negative emotions
Find new options
Take one positive action
Get it? Yep, they all spell SHIFT and hopefully Hess' words of wisdom will help those in need of some Paradise! We don't have to love our job, but we should at least like it!
Check out the book for yourself HERE!!
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.