Reinvention. How to overcome setbacks and succeed

Reinvention is something you have to do or you want to do. If you've been retrenched, downsized, or shown the door, you have to consider reinvention. If you want to get even more out of your life, reinvention is definitely for you. Whatever your 'story', the e-book Reinvention will become your friend-indeed--a constant companion in your search for a new beginning.

While there is no one 'right' way to deal with reinvention, of one thing we're certain. Gone are the 'gold-watch days' when a person could expect to be rewarded with a gold watch for spending a working-life with the one organization. Today, for a wide variety of reasons, people can be expected to change jobs several times during their working lives.

This 174-page e-book is in four parts.

  1. Assessing your situation
  2. Exploring your options
  3. Developing yourself
  4. Building your skills

Each part consists of 10 topics specifically related to that part. Each topic is presented as double-page spreads containing essential how-to information. And each topic is supported by extra information that will ensure you're even better informed.

In Part 1: Assessing your situation, the topics include

  • How to use retrenchment to your advantage
  • How to cope with a personal setback
  • How to learn to live with change
  • How to change the way you work
  • How to overcome fear of failure
  • How to make the most of your mistakes
  • How to prepare a resume
  • How to prepare a professional portfolio
  • How to take the initiative and make things happen
  • How to get the most out of networking

In Part 2: Exploring your options, the topics include

  • How to conduct a SWOT analysis
  • How to develop a plan for action
  • How to get the most from a coach you appoint
  • How to go it alone and establish your own business
  • How to set-up your own consultancy
  • How to ensure you reap the rewards of working from home
  • How to reduce risk when establishing your own business
  • How to show entrepreneurial flair
  • How to set-up an e-business
  • How to attract the headhunter

In Part 3: Developing your self, the topics include

  • How to model yourself on successful people
  • How to boost your self-confidence
  • How to develop a positive mental attitude
  • How to begin each month on a positive note
  • How to develop emotional intelligence--increasing your awareness
  • How to develop emotional intelligence--managing your emotions
  • How to have a good work-life balance
  • How to become even more persuasive
  • How to get on well with other people
  • How to eliminate your bad habits

In Part 4: Building your skills, topics include

  • How to communicate effectively
  • How to listen actively
  • How to ask questions
  • How to use body language to improve your communication
  • How to stand up for yourself
  • How to beat Monday morning blues
  • How to face your next job interview with confidence
  • How to negotiate a better deal
  • How to prepare yourself before taking up that new position
  • How to position yourself in your new job