What's Stopping You? : Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: Capstone

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"This personal witty and insightful book teaches us about the fears that drive failure and the self-awareness that can help us navigate it. The great point about this book is that it is both philosophical with regards the nature of fear and its impact on achievement, and practical. For those that may be paralysed by a fear of failure, it offers a way through," Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur, Financial Times columnist and Chairman of the RSA "This powerful, insightful book shows you how to unlock your unconscious brakes and step on the acceleration of your true potential!" Brian Tracy, author of Maximum Achievement "Kelsey offers a successful and eloquent analysis of fear of failure as a mass condition in the modern world, and one we ignore at our peril," Donald Kirkpatrick, psychoanalyst and a founder of the London Association for Counselling and Psychoanalysis Do you ever feel like you're not quite the person you want to be? You're getting on ok, but you know you could go a step - or a giant leap - further in life. So what's really holding you back? Everyone knows that the secret to success is confidence. And there are plenty of quick-fix solutions that claim to bring instant success, constant happiness and dream fulfilment. This book isn't one of them. The thing is, we all have our insecurities, which can't just be removed. What's Stopping You? explains that success is not just about being ambitious. That's easy. It's about how you respond to adversity along the way. It's about facing up to and overcoming your fear of failure. Written by Robert Kelsey who runs his own business and with a foreword by one of the country's most successful businessmen, Luke Johnson, What's Stopping You? is well grounded in personal experience and draws on existing self-help theories that work, while dismissing those that over promise and under deliver. You need a map to show you what works - and what doesn't, to really get you going in the right direction. What's Stopping You? will help you to draw your own map, something for you to grasp as you take the next step to success. "Robert Kelsey has combined thorough research, careful thought and the lessons of his own experience to produce a valuable, original and eminently readable book. I can strongly recommend it to anyone whose progress has been impeded by fear of failure." John Caunt, author of Boost Your Self-esteem "Confidence is the ultimate secret weapon of any successful entrepreneur. If Robert's book can help you find yours then it will be worth its weight in gold." Rachel Bridge, author of How I Made It

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
What is Stopping You?p. 9
Fearp. 11
Neural Hijackings and External Responsesp. 24
Failure as a Positive Experiencep. 37
Producing Better Responsesp. 46
Goalsp. 51
Actp. 53
Visualizationp. 60
Language and Behaviourp. 73
Appropriate Goal-Setting for Recovering High-FFsp. 82
Executionp. 91
Strategy and Tacticsp. 93
Judgement and Ideasp. 106
Managing the Processp. 115
Peoplep. 129
Self-esteemp. 131
Dealing with the Bossp. 142
Progress as an Employeep. 150
Networking and Interviewsp. 158
Leadershipp. 168
Me Inc.p. 183
The High-FF Entrepreneurp. 185
Funding, Bootstrapping and Partnershipsp. 192
Conclusion - The Point of Recoveryp. 204
Summary by Donald Kirkpatrick, Psychoanalystp. 210
Bibliographyp. 214
Recommended Readingp. 220
About Robert Kelseyp. 223
Indexp. 224
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