Do you want to make a difference yet face difficult circumstances, conflicting views, argumentative opposition, and emotional ups and downs? Have you ever been frustrated and on the verge of burnout trying to do good things in the world? Is a stress-free (and more effective) way to approach social and environmental action something that interests you? This stress managDo you want to make a difference yet face difficult circumstances, conflicting views, argumentative opposition, and emotional ups and downs? Have you ever been frustrated and on the verge of burnout trying to do good things in the world? Is a stress-free (and more effective) way to approach social and environmental action something that interests you? This stress management guide for sustainability champions will forever change you and your experience of feeling stopped when you're up to big things. It will free you from a vicious cycle of frustration and burnout - the exhaustion of advocacy.You feel called to contribute to society and the planet for a reason. The sustainability revolution (and the world) needs you to realize your potential in order for things to improve.You have enough facts and data. You need influence. In the words of Hunter Lovins, "It's our job to get better at talking to them."After even one hour of reading this book of stories, concepts, and techniques, you'll have the insight and inspiration you've been looking for.Emotional intelligence - How to recognize and leverage your own emotional reactions every time for positive results Environmental psychology - How to identify the 3 stages of social and environmental influence - Contempt, Curiosity and Commitment - and apply only the stage-appropriate strategy works to avoid burnout and eliminate anxiety and stress Mastery of persuasion - Dozens of new approaches to influence groups and individuals: from the way you speak, to the way you write, to the way you approach problems in your life and work Passion, like willpower, starts strong but will fade over time. If you continue to fall short of your goals, it leads to cynicism - about the world, your co-workers and bosses, and even your own ability to make a difference.If you have damaged relationships in the past, you will logically continue to damage future relationships for the same reasons, until you try something new. You will grow more frustrated with those you believe should change. And, as many contemplate doing, if you don't find a new approach you will eventually quit.Instead, struggle less and accomplish more. You can be happier, have more energy, and build relationships you never thought possible. You can tackle larger and larger issues where you feel called to contribute. And you will build larger and larger coalitions in your community to enact social and environmental change.Can you envision a world where passion and caring are constantly being translated into powerful action? Can you picture socially- and environmentally-conscious people around the world having high-impact conversations that produce amazing results in their communities? That can be the world you live in....
|Title||:||Stress-Free Sustainability: Leverage Your Emotions, Avoid Burnout and Influence Anyone|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||136 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Stress-Free Sustainability: Leverage Your Emotions, Avoid Burnout and Influence Anyone Reviews
Fantastic short book! My favorite quote: "Facts, delivered poorly, are facts to very few people." If you're a crusader about anything, highly recommend it. I care most about drug policy, not environmentalism as the author does, but 95% of the book can be applied to any passion that you want to communicate clearly and invite people to explore, as opposed to turning them further away from it, which is a net loss for you. Addresses how to keep from burning out, how to work smarter instead of pouring energy into dead ends, and the most helpful part of the book: How all of us live on any given issue in either Contempt (can be active, or passive as in just not interested), Curiosity, or one of 4 stages of Commitment. His explanations of these stages, the internal stress or peace that people in each stage feel, and the kind of interactions that are most helpful for people at each stage was worth the price of the book alone. Made total sense when I think of all kinds of beliefs I'm in one stage or the other on, but I've never thought of it being a broader experience instead of just my own. And it's only 110 pages, which is about how long I think every "helping" book should be. Great read that I'll be pondering for awhile.
If you ever wanted to make a difference but felt frustrated influencing those around you, this is the book for you. LOVED IT and excited to do some of the exercises with my brother. I was a little skeptical when he bragged how wonderful the book would be at the beginning, but he was completely right. A very helpful book that's not even a long read. Easy to get on the Kindle Store.
A useful reading for anyone involved in advocacy and campaigning for good causes. Project managers might find it handy, when implementing change and dealing with stakeholders. Contrary to first impressions, this book is not a biology book. Animal images are metaphors the author uses skillfully.