Be Your Own Mentor

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-10
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The author reaches hundreds of thousands nationwide via her radio show, "Anne Bruce, Life Coach," on CNN Radio and thousands of people a year through her speaking engagementsThe strategies and real-world techniques have been tested over the past 17 years in the hundreds of seminars and workshops the author has conducted around the world

Author Biography

Anne Bruce is a well-respected workplace coach, speaker, and author. She has appeared on “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” and “Good Morning America” and has been a featured speaker at the White House and at major companies around the world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Dump the "Gotta Get Me a Coach" Approach and Start Looking Within!p. 1
Your Self-Transformation Starts Herep. 3
Take Control-Become the Primary Navigator in Your Lifep. 4
Take Control-You Are the Sole Navigator in Your Lifep. 7
Mentor Yourself toward Courage and Hopep. 8
Fear-The Great Debilitatorp. 11
Establish Platinum Standards That Reflect the Best in Youp. 16
Be Accountable for Your Choices-Each One Represents Your Intellect and Self-Esteemp. 17
Your Four-Part Formula for Success Starts Herep. 21
Free Yourself!
Traditional Career Planning Will Be Gone As We Know Itp. 25
Get Ready to Join the Ranks of Free Agent Globalization!p. 25
Good-Bye to Traditional Career Planningp. 28
The Future of Career Planningp. 31
Career Development Requires Boundaryless Careers and Boundaryless Thinkingp. 32
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 1p. 38
Designing Your Best Lifep. 39
No, You Can't Be Anything You Want to Bep. 39
People's Expectations of Usp. 40
Making Ugly Prettyp. 41
To Be Your Own Mentor, You Must Nurture Your Naturep. 44
Design a Do-It-Yourself Career and Personal Success Life Strategyp. 45
A Guidance System and Compasses to Help You Be Your Own Mentorp. 46
Activating the Systemp. 48
How to Get Startedp. 49
Take Control: Design Your Dream Lifep. 51
Start a Binder or Journalp. 53
The Million-Dollar Question: Why Am I Doing This, Anyway?p. 81
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 2p. 82
So Long, Organizational Worker-Hello, Entrepreneurial Thinker!p. 83
Make Employees Feel like Partners and Familyp. 84
Three Steps to Mentoring People to Think like Entrepreneursp. 85
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 3p. 92
Think for Yourself!
Mentor Intelligent Risk-Takingp. 95
Star Managers Mentor Intelligent Risk-Taking and So Do Movie Starsp. 95
You're Sure to Miss 100 Percent of the Shots You Don't Takep. 96
Everyone Makes Mistakes and That's a Good Thing!p. 97
Risk Taking Is Empowerment with a Bow Tie at This World-Class Hotelp. 99
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 4p. 100
The Schoolhouse No Longer Rocksp. 101
Welcome to Free Agent Education and the Rule to Unschoolp. 101
Unschooling Ourselves for Higher Educationp. 102
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5p. 105
Ghosts of Life-Coaching Mentors Past and Presentp. 106
Three Ghostly Visitors We All Could Usep. 106
Appoint Real-Life Mentors and Coaches to Your Life Board of Directorsp. 108
Life Board Members Are Mentors Who Help Us Reinvent Ourselvesp. 109
Cultivate Mentors Who Support Your Dreams and Fill Your Tankp. 110
The How-To Part of Making It Happenp. 110
Even Madonna and Al Gore Reinvent Themselves-What Are You Waiting For?p. 112
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6p. 113
Reinvent Yourself!
The Circus That Won't Stop Reinventing Itselfp. 117
Cirque du Soleil-A Paragon of Innovationp. 117
Cirque du Soleil: Mini Case Study on a Very Successful Business Modelp. 118
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7p. 122
Real-World Reinventorsp. 124
We Reinvent Ourselves Crafting Life's Second Actsp. 124
The Ex-Offender Who Reinvented Himselfp. 126
Don't Talk about It, Be about It!p. 128
The Doctor Is Inp. 129
A Doctor Starting Over from Scratchp. 130
The Peace Corps Volunteer Who Would Be Texan and Grande Dame of Diningp. 132
Indispensable and a Joy to Readp. 134
Keeping the Faith under Superhuman Stressp. 135
Reinventing Herself-From Public Assistance Recipient to World-Renowned Authorp. 136
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8p. 137
Being Your Own Mentor Is like Doing Stand-Up Comedy-Whose Line Is It, Anyway?p. 138
Igniting Yourself Is All About Adapting Life's Lessons to Suit Your Individual Needsp. 139
The Creative Way a Stand-Up Comic Ignites Laughterp. 140
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 9p. 145
Ignite Yourself!
Why Your Self-Esteem Is Directly Related to Your Intelligencep. 149
Intelligence in Actionp. 149
Hundreds of Intelligences to Choose Fromp. 154
What Really Predicts Your Success in Lifep. 155
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 10p. 157
Reignite Yourself with the Power of Karmap. 158
What Are You Putting Out There? Is It Glorious or Is It Toxic?p. 158
Being Your Own Mentor Requires Good Karma, Because Your Actions Will Come Back Full Circlep. 160
Take This Self-Esteem to Good Karma Quizp. 164
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 11p. 167
Conclusionp. 168
Indexp. 177
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