“Happiness And Joy in Work: Preparing for Your Future”

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Happiness and Joy in Work: Preparing for Your Future by Ruth Schimel PhD is a unique guide for becoming and being expert about the future of your own work. During these times of dynamic, accelerating change, you’ll benefit from its assistance with transitions, unpredictable as well as linear and logical. It will guide you to imagine, describe, and connect with what you want and need, now and over time. As you use the power of positive emotions, you’ll boost your energy, value, and quality of life.

In the process, you’ll learn how to appreciate and integrate your abilities and potential. You’ll also get strategies and see directions that address practical matters, as well as meaning and purpose. Its pioneering, holistic design includes ways to collaborate and engage with others, from informal relationships to work groups. Information about possible connections related to communities, government, business, and nonprofit organizations is provided as well.

The graphic above reveals how the book’s three themes inter-relate to promote your progress in doing work that brings you happiness and joy:

  • Lifelong Learning: connecting goals, interests, information, and experiences for continuing stimulation, well-being, and self-sufficiency
  • Soft Skills: using the power of transferable, soft skills for effectiveness and success, as you define it, in a variety of situations
  • Technology: anticipating, influencing, and participating in current and emerging technological advances

Drawing on a range of ideas, examples, and illustrations from the humanities and sciences, Happiness and Joy in Work: Preparing for Your Future widens your horizons and choices for work and learning. Enjoyable, productive ways to expand your skills and abilities include telling stories, coloring images, appreciating music, and sketching. Expect to spark your curiosity and creativity as well as to strengthen your intuition with both optimism and realism. Use and adapt suggestions for dealing with personal and professional blocks and difficulties that understandably generate discomfort, fear, or anxiety, especially during these times of rapid change.

The tools and inspiration throughout this lively book ease your continuing action and reality checks. Refreshing aspects include humor, graphics, and photographs. Links and endnotes that you choose to explore will deepen understanding, expertise, and knowledge in practical accessible ways.

The book is designed to read from start to finish and in any sequence that fits your needs. Over time, appreciation of your true self leads to further empowerment, enjoyment, and hope for directing your worklife, confidently and successfully. Get your bonus chapter one at the first download below. For further information and guidance, please contact Ruth for a free, focused conversation.

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© by Ruth Schimel, PhD, Career & Life Management Consultant, Author         202.659.1772

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.

The “Choose Courage” Book Series

The series is designed to help you acknowledge, expand, and enrich your strengths and skills in your professional and personal life. The main book, “Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want”, is based on my dissertation research showing how most people can discover and express their capacity for courage. As far as I know, this is one of the few research outcomes that actually defines courage in a holistic, handy way that also inspires readers to action.

For an immediate sense of what’s available for your further empowerment, here’s the definition of courage from my research in one sentence:  Courage is a process of becoming that involves the willingness to realize your true capacities by going through discomfort, fear, anxiety, or suffering and taking wholehearted, responsible action.

This seemingly simple and certainly direct sentence symbolizes the accessibility of the entire book. With stress on strengths, readers will benefit from a range of fields and information, integrating insights related to their true voice and possibilities. To that end, attention is paid to readers own stories rather than a parade of other people’s stories, however entertaining and motivational many can be. As a result of this book’s focus on each unique reader, their potential becomes immediately apparent for inspiration and action.

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want” echoes life in both its linear and nonlinear approach; readers can find what they want and need at any point, as well as useful surprises. They can read and engage with the book from start to finish or go to sections that meet their needs for  immediate attention. Since words alone cannot capture how to become courageous, photographs, 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 capacity is within most people, I believe.

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want”

“Choose Courage: Step Into the Life You Want” transforms what could just be a heroic cliché into actual ways you can realize your true capacities. Based on doctoral-level research with everyday people, Ruth Schimel has developed a 21st -century definition of courage. Instead of telling other people’s stories, this book shows how your own efforts at dealing with difficult or challenging situations already prove your capacity for courage.

“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

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