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Life Launch : A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life,9781884433849

Life Launch : A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life

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9781884433849

ISBN10:
1884433847
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Pub. Date:
3/1/1995
Publisher(s):
HUDSON INSTITUTE
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Table of Contents

About the Authors viii
Preface xi
Foreword How You Will Benefit from This Book xix
Section I: Prepare to Journey Ahead
What is the Future You Want?
3(12)
Beyond Future Shock
4(1)
Backing into the Future
5(2)
Refrain of a Working Mom
7(1)
Jim
8(1)
Gloria
8(1)
Charlie and Martha
9(3)
Your Turn!
12(3)
Your Number One Issue---Managing Uncertainty
15(10)
The America I Knew, Growing-Up
16(4)
The Age of Uncertainty
20(2)
Your Turn!
22(3)
How to Keep Winning When the Rules Keep Changing: The New Paradigm
25(22)
Two Worlds---My Father's and Mine
26(1)
We Live between Eras
27(2)
The Old Paradigm, The Four Old Rules
29(3)
The Linear Rule
29(1)
The Outside-In Rule
29(1)
The Learning-is-for-Kids Rule
30(1)
The Steady-State Rule
31(1)
The Cultural Shift from Old Rules to New Rules
32(2)
The New Paradigm, The Four New Rules
34(6)
The Circular Rule
34(2)
The Inside-Out Rule
36(1)
The Learning isn't-Just-for-Kids-Rule
37(2)
The Endless Change Rule
39(1)
Your Turn!
40(7)
Section II: Consult your Compass, Follow these Maps
Map 1---Composing Your Life, Chapters and Transitions
47(18)
You Are Your Story
49(5)
The Pattern of All Change
50(2)
Understanding Life Chapters and Transitions
52(2)
Map 1 Illustration
54(1)
The Four Phases of Change---A Renewal Cycle
54(11)
Go for It
55(1)
Stuck in the Doldrums
55(1)
Mini-transition---Improve the Chapter You're in
56(1)
Cocooning
57(1)
Getting Ready for the Next Chapter
57(1)
Stephen and Susan
58(2)
The Magic Formula
60(1)
Your Turn
61(4)
Map 2---A Deliberate Life, Living with Passion and Purpose
65(10)
Getting in Touch with Your Passions and Values
66(1)
Map 2 Illustration
67(1)
The Six Adult Passions
68(3)
Personal Power: Claiming Yourself
68(1)
Achievement: Proving Yourself
69(1)
Intimacy: Sharing Yourself
69(1)
Play and Creativity: Expressing Yourself
70(1)
Search for Meaning: Integrating Yourself
70(1)
Compassion and Contribution: Giving Yourself
71(1)
Passionate Destinations
71(1)
How Do You Count What Counts?
72(1)
What is Your Life Purpose, Today?
73(2)
Map 3---Life's Assignments, Balancing the Parts of Your Life---Activities and Roles
75(12)
Map 3 Illustration
76(1)
Define Your Activities and Roles
77(6)
Personal Activities and Roles
78(1)
Couple Activities and Roles
79(1)
Family Activities and Roles
80(1)
Work Activities and Roles
81(1)
Social Connections
82(1)
How Do You Balance Your Activities and Roles?
83(2)
Your Commitments in Your Next Chapter
85(1)
Your Turn!
86(1)
Map 4---The Grand Adventure from Twenty to Ninety
87(20)
The Adult Lifecycle
88(1)
Map 4 Illustration
89(1)
Changing and Abiding Themes
90(14)
Twentysomething---Staking Out the Adult World
91(1)
How to Maximize Your Twenties
92(1)
Thirtysomething---Making-It
93(1)
How to Maximize Your Thirties
94(1)
The Midlife Transition, 35-50
95(1)
Fortysomething---Taking Charge
96(1)
How to Maximize Your Forties
97(1)
Transition into Fiftysomething
98(1)
Fiftysomething---Emergence of Interdependence
98(1)
How to Maximize Your Fifties
99(1)
Transition into Sixtysomething
99(1)
Sixtysomething---Beginning Again
100(1)
How to Maximize Your Sixties
100(1)
Transition to Seventysomething
101(1)
Seventysomething and Eightysomething
102(1)
How to Maximize Your Seventies and Eighties
102(2)
Dying---the Final Transition
104(1)
And the Dance Goes On
104(3)
Map 5---The Adult Learning Agenda---Becoming the Best You Can Be
107(12)
Map 5 Illustration
108(2)
The Seven Adult Learning Questions
110(5)
What do I need to unlearn?
110(1)
What new information and knowledge do I need?
111(1)
How can I become more competent as a person?
112(1)
How can I improve my technical skills?
113(1)
How can I invest my values in leadership roles?
113(1)
What are my best learning environments?
114(1)
Who are my best teachers and mentors?
114(1)
Your Turn!
115(4)
Section III: Launch the Next Chapter of your Life
Get a Plan---Walk Your Talk
119(20)
The Life Launch Formula
120(1)
Take a Look at What Might Go Wrong
121(3)
External Threats
121(2)
Internal Obstacles
123(1)
What are Your External Threats?
124(1)
What are Your Internal Obstacles?
124(1)
Summarize Your Findings from This Book
125(3)
How Will the Next Chapter of Your Life Turn Out?
128(2)
Now Plan:
What is Your Purpose at this Time?
130(1)
What is Your Vision or Dream for Your Plan?
131(2)
What is Your Plan for Your Next Chapter?
133(1)
Planning Item: An Activities Inventory
134(1)
Planning Item: Prepare Your Planning Cards
135(1)
Construct Your Plan and Life Launch
135(4)
Staying Power---How to Stay Renewed
139(22)
Stay Value Driven
141(1)
Be Connected to the World about You
142(2)
Find Time for Solitude
144(1)
Pace Yourself
145(1)
Have Contact with Nature as Often as You Can
146(1)
Be Creative and Playful
146(1)
Adapt to Change
147(1)
Learn from Down Times
147(1)
Always be in Training
148(1)
Lean into the Future
149(1)
Develop the Leader Within You
149(5)
Section IV: Resources
A Reading List for Embracing the Future
154(4)
Seminars and Products of the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
158(2)
Book Reorder Form
160(1)
Index 161


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