Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In...Swim Out to Meet It
Tools and Techniques for Positive Lasting Change
1. Edition April 2008
2008. 344 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-84112-733-0 - John Wiley & Sons
E-Books are also available on all known E-Book shops.
For those battle-scarred veterans of self-help books, Dr. Gary Wood has answers that actually work. In Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come In, Swim Out to Meet It, he presents a complete step-by-step program for personal development, based on the life-coaching techniques and evidence-based psychology that have made him immensely popular on British TV and radio. With exercises, quizzes, anecdotes, and advice for enhancing anyone's creative capacity for change, the book also offers advice on conducting a life-review to target areas of change and goal-setting. Full of examples of how real people can achieve confidence, love, health, and success, this practical guide is a must for anyone seeking personal growth and change.
From the contents
Part One: From Insight to Ownership.
Chapter One New Eyes: New Landscapes.
You, the viewing and the doing.
Chapter Two Swimming Lessons.
Feedback not failure.
Chapter Three Ducking and Diving.
You are what you value.
Chapter Four SOS!
Support our strengths.
Part Two: From Ownership to Action.
Chapter Five Lucidity and Stillness.
The opposite of stress.
Chapter Six Getting in the Flow of Things.
Ready, steady, goal!
Chapter Seven All That You Ever Imagined It Would Be...
Creative visualization, imagery and mental rehearsal.
Chapter Eight Water Wings or Concrete Galoshes?
The power of self-talk.
DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR SHIP TO COME IN ... SWIM OUT TO MEET IT.
Part Three: Less Distraction, More Action.
Chapter Nine Don't Rock the Boat!
Chapter Ten A Drop in the Ocean.
The power of contribution.
Further Reading and Resources.