Boss of Busy, 2nd Edition

Book description

Bring calm to the chaos in your life.

Whether you find yourself checked out, burnt out, or just plain freaked out; you deserve better. Psychologist Alison Hill takes you deep into the key pillars for our happiness, health and sanity to help you live a life filled with purpose and progress.

Productivity training or the latest organisational system will only take you so far. To make lasting change you need the right tools, mindset and skills. Boss of Busy helps you find the courage and optimism to live the life you crave, let go of what is holding you back and learn how to prioritise what really matters. 

Originally published in 2016 as Stand Out, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success. 

Table of contents

  1. About the author
  2. Preface
  3. Introduction:The four parts to creating a passionate life
  4. Part I So, who is the boss?
    1. Chapter 1 Get clear on what matters
      2. They've sold us a lemon
      3. What if i fail?
      4. Meeting the two drivers of change
      5. Notes
    2. Chapter 2 Know your state
      1. Finding one purpose is not your pursuit
      2. What's each state costing you?
      3. What you need to invest in for each state
      4. The pursuit of calm (not happiness)
      5. Note
  5. Part II Step out of check out
    1. Chapter 3 Hit the reset button
      1. From martyr to warrior
      2. Reset — do it your way
      3. The reset toolbox
      4. Reset rituals
      5. Notes
    2. Chapter 4 Re-establish boundaries
      1. From victim to validated
      2. The three myths about boundaries
      3. Listen to the niggles
      4. Four tools to set boundaries that stick
      5. Set it — the universe will test it
      6. In the everyday moments
      7. Notes
    3. Chapter 5 Reconnect with what matters
      1. From cynical to grateful
      2. Self-harm versus self-calm
      3. Reconnect to what you are awesome at — your strengths
      4. It's time to own it (time that is)
      5. Notes
  6. Part III Combat burn out
    1. Chapter 6 Define what’s important
      1. The cost of burn out
      2. The universal truth
      3. Your values — from obscure to clear
      4. Listen to the rumblings
      5. The bullshit of balance
      6. Notes
    2. Chapter 7 Design a values-aligned life
      1. From diminished to amplified
      2. Refresh and redesign
      3. Notes
    3. Chapter 8 Defend the sacred
      1. From exposed to protected
      2. Draw the line
      3. Leadership: defend what's sacred in your workplace
      4. Know the ‘why' behind the ‘what'
      5. Note
  7. Part IV Tackle freak out
    1. Chapter 9 Map it
      1. From blindfolded to blueprint
      2. Getting found when we're feeling lost
      3. Five essential components of maps
      4. Track the action that gets the traction
      5. Don't overthink it
    2. Chapter 10 Chunk it
      1. From idea to action
      2. Harnessing dopamine
      3. Work like a rock star
      4. Break it down
      5. Decision-making
    3. Chapter 11 See it
      1. From hidden to visible
      2. The four archenemies of progress (and their antidotes)
      3. Let's get visual
      4. Doing it anyway
      5. Notes
  8. Part V Embrace stand out
    1. Chapter 12 Be present
      1. From blindsided to bold
      2. Success has knobs on it
      3. Fear — can it be your friend?
      4. The curse of action for distraction
      5. Cultivating boldness
    2. Chapter 13 Do it your way
      1. From trend-getter to trendsetter
      2. Disruption breeds innovation
      3. Experimentation mindset
      4. Amplify your hidden trendsetter genius
      5. Fly your freak flag
    3. Chapter 14 Gather your tribe
      1. From cut-off to community
      2. Reach out
      3. The right peeps for the right purpose
      4. Invest in others
      5. Create your community
      6. So, where are you at?
  9. Conclusion
  10. Boss of busy planner
  11. Acknowledgements
  12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Boss of Busy, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Alison Hill
  • Release date: March 2019
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780730369592