Books

“Choose Courage” Book Series

I have written these books to help you appreciate your strengths. The main book, “Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want”, is based on my dissertation research focusing on how people can discover their capacity for courage. As far as I know, this is one of the few research outcomes that actually uncovers how to access and express courage in a holistic, handy way.

One sentence defines what courage is and how to find it within oneself. That seemingly simple sentence symbolizes the accessibility of this book. As it stresses human strengths, the book moves across and integrates fields and information so readers can hear their true voice. Using their own stories rather than being distracted (or merely entertained) by those of other people, each person’s potential becomes immediately apparent for inspiration and action.

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want” echoes life in its nonlinear approach; readers can find what they want and need at any point, as well as useful surprises. Since words alone cannot capture how to become courageous, photos, poetry, and drawings add layers of meaning to the quotes, humor, and insights from multiple fields. Ways to transcend negative emotions and thinking are additional catalysts that support the process of becoming courageous: “the willingness to realize your true capacities by going through discomfort, fear, anxiety, and suffering and taking wholehearted responsible action.

Each of Ruth Schimel’s five handbooks are summarized below to give you an immediate, holistic view of their benefits when used individually and together. Based on her doctoral research and work with a wide range of clients, they provide quick, productive, practical advantages. Explore them individually or skim them all. Links for purchase are provided at each one.

They are written with respect to your potential, need for focus, and limited time and you’ll find them original, accessible, and inspiring. Together and individually, they will expand your choices, clarify motivation, and help you sustain effective action for professional and personal progress.

The five handbooks are designed to augment and complement Ruth’s main book: “Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want.” All six books are user-friendly, enjoyable, and adaptable to your dynamic life as well as potent for group learning, collaboration, training, and development.

“Choose Courage” Handbooks:

Improve choices and sustain effective action for professional and personal progress with these five handbooks designed to augment and complement “Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want” or to be used independently. They are also user-friendly, enjoyable, and adaptable to individuals’ dynamic life as well as potent for group learning, collaboration, training, and development. Handbooks vary between 50-100 pages and are interactive. Available for about $5.50 in softcover and at low or no cost in Kindle editions, they can also be ordered in bulk softcover directly from Ruth Schimel at lower cost. Contact Ruth today.

“Step Into the Success You Want: Sparking Your Powers” ─ Handbook #1

Create success as you define it and reduce barriers to progress. GUIDES: Cooking Up Success, Becoming Fully Yourself, Unfreezing Your Life: Beyond Fears of Success and Failure.

“Step Into the Success You Want: Building Bridges to Achievement” ─ Handbook #2

Pursue your true interests, manage time, attract merited attention, discover your and others’ heroes within, and access your inherent wisdom. GUIDES: Beyond “Time Management,” Getting the Attention You Want, Making Heroes of Yourself and Others, Opening Windows to Your Wisdom.

“Choose Courage In Your Relationships: Empower Yourself First” ─ Handbook #3

Make relationships flourish using your full range of interpersonal skills, viable expectations, care for others, and unique charm. GUIDES: Effective Listening, Making Expectations Work for You, Appreciating Your Interpersonal Capacities, Using Charm and Care to Improve Relationships.

“Choose Courage In Your Relationships: Thrive Together” ─ Handbook #4

Benefit from others’ originality and strengths in partnerships, friendships, love, and intergenerational situations. Use these processes to make effective choices. GUIDES: Encouraging Rareness in Others, Percolating Good Partnerships in Love, Work, and Play, Seasoning Friendships, Quenching Your Thirst for Lasting Love, Strengthening Links between Generations.

“Choose Courage In Your Relationships: Profit from Problems” ─ Handbook #5

Untangle problems, expand your options, and thwart bullies and saboteurs. Improve your capacities for dealing with conflict and appreciating cultural differences. GUIDES: Benefit from the Brain in Your Gut, Ways to Untangle Problems, Manage Relationship Saboteurs, Transcend Limiting Situations, Block the Bullies – At Work and Beyond, Use Your Power – Fully.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Steve Jobs

PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTION from Ruth Schimel, PhD, Career & Life Management Consultant

Ruth is ready now to speak and provide workshops and other opportunities for development related to how to prepare for the future of work. Information about the content of Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future, is provided here. Please call her at 202.659.1772 or email ruth@ruthschimel.com to discuss applications and value for your situation.

“Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future” shows you how to use the power of positive emotions to boost your energy and value in these continuing times of accelerating change. You’ll see how to convert disruptions and challenges into promising possibilities by integrating lifelong learning, applying soft skills, and anticipating technological passages. Its interactive, flexible format will help you enjoy and benefit from expanding your range of abilities, including coloring, drawing, appreciating music, and storytelling.

Drawing on a variety of fields and situations, “Happiness and Joy in Work: Prepare for Your Future” also shows how to translate your own complex interests, skills, and preferences into an original description of what you want to do. That will include how, where, with whom, and why ─ whether for jobs, careers, or callings. This interactive, holistic process can be kept current and authentic independently for sustaining success, as you define it, and to transcend natural blocks and anxieties that come with our world of accelerating change. Short adaptable guides in the appendices and endnotes are designed to deepen your abilities and knowledge in practical, accessible ways. Scheduled for publishing: late summer, 2018.