Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence
Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues? If you answered no to any of these questions, this book can help!
What often sets successful people apart is their willingness to do things most of us fear. What's more, we have the false notion that successful people like to do these things, when the truth is that successful people have simply found their own way to do them.
According to Andy Molinsky, an expert on behavior in the business world, there are five key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies: authenticity, competence, resentment, likability, and morality. Does the new behavior you're attempting feel authentic to you? Is it the right thing to do? Answering these questions will help identify the "gap" in our behavioral style that we can then bridge by using the three C's: Clarity, Conviction, and Customization. Perhaps most interesting, Molinsky has discovered that many people who confront what they were avoiding come to realize that they actually enjoy it, and can even be good at it.
Short, prescriptive, and based not only on the author's groundbreaking research but on his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, Reach will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - buchowl - LibraryThing
_Reach_, I cannot imagine a more perfect title for this book. _Break Out_ would have perhaps been more snazzy. _Face Your Fears_, to the point with a no nonsense edge. _Quit Being a Baby_....well, you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ridgeclub - LibraryThing
The theme of this book is you'll never know until you try. There are loads of examples of everyday people in everyday situations, and some famous folks with real life anxieties to use as examples. If you know someone contemplating a leap in their life, give them a copy. Read full review
Your Comfort Zone
Our Amazing Capacity to Avoid
The Power of Honest
cHAPTER The Surprising Benefits
The Myths and Realities