Readers will achieve life prioritization and work life balance after reading this action packed book. It contains several work life balance surveys. Take The Ride of Your Life! shows readers a creative way to look at the work life balance definition… to help them find time to do the things that they WANT to do!
Remember the first time you rode that big kid two wheeler bike? It required balance, boundaries and as your courage grew a lot of fun! Joyce uses this simple and universal "bike" lesson to show you how to live a more balanced and productive life.
Her expert insights help us improve the quality of our lives using this universal "balance equation." We become more productive at the office and happier in our personal lives.
Joyce uses real "life lessons" to help us navigate those inevitable life "bumps" more easily and address real burnout issues with empowering growth options.
This book is for you If you are interested in retaining and engaging key employees to become motivated teams. Joyce shares activities that promote high morale, new facts about stress, enthusiasm and avoid burn out, This book offers rich insights and action steps to help "shift gears" to produce better results in the workplace and just as importantly at home. Take the Ride of your Life! is your own personal "passport" to living the life you really want.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Stress Reduction
“I’m Afraid to Take off the Training Wheels!” Go From Fear to In-Gear
Chapter Two: Fun
“Look Ma. No Hands!” Give Yourself the Freedom to Have Fun
Chapter Three: Obstacles
“Where Did That #@! Car Door Come From?!” How to Safely Navigate Life’s Potholes, Ruts and Obstacles
Chapter Four: Authenticity
“I Don’t Care What You Think: I Want That Purple Bike!” Know Who You Are to Get What You Want
Chapter Five: Straight Talk
“Where the Heck Are We Anyway?” Take the Direct Route–Navigating by Communicating
Chapter Six: Enjoy the Moment
“Experience the Sheer Joy of the Wind in Your Face”
Chapter Seven: Balance
“I Feel Like I’m Stuck in High Gear!” How to Slow Down and Stay Balanced When the Road is Bumpy
Chapter Eight: Professional and Personal Growth
“You Can Teach an Old Biker New Tricks” Never Stop Learning!
Chapter Nine: Goals and Action
“What’s Next?” Gear-Shifting Action Plans to Take the Ride of Your Life For The Rest of Your Life
“Take the Ride of Your Life! Is a book capable of changing one’s life – and give one the tools and courage to do just that. Author Weiss’ analogy of learning to ride a bicycle; the anticipation, the excitement, the heart pounding fear, are used to help one to recognize that no improvements in life are made without a minimal amount of risk or uncertainty.
Shifting gears shouldn’t be so filled with fear, and with MS. Weiss’ help, doing so seems less dangerous. Instead, she offers the lure of the thrill of adventure as an incentive to risk change and strive for self-improvement.
The author explains, in her smooth and friendly writing style, that obstacles can be navigated and overcome, that feelings of fear and uncertainty can transform into feelings of freedom and adventure, and most of all, and perhaps best of all, that we should never stop learning or exploring not only our own selves, but those around us.
Author Joyce Weiss employs a realistic, though at the same time extremely encouraging manner to encourage attempts to attain our goals. Her lessons instill confidence; self-reliance and acceptance are heartfelt and compassionate. Most of all, one gets the sense that she truly cares. Her enthusiasm for her subject shines through in her casual though thought-provoking prose. Take the Ride of Your Life! offers motivation for everyone and it’s delivered with an uncanny combination of insight, warmth and humor.”