Resilience, Confidence, and Positive Thinking

Book description

Strengthen your confidence, positivity, and resilience with Manga for Success!

Resilience, Confidence, and Positive Thinking: Manga for Success will show you how to change your perspective to improve your wellbeing. This manga tells the story of Reisa, who recently started a new job at an advertising agency. Overwhelmed and stressed by the new workload and criticism from her boss, her mental health starts to suffer. One day, Reisa runs into Tsuyoshi, an old college friend. Captivated by Tsuyoshi's strong self-esteem and confidence, she asks for his advice. To help Reina relieve her mental fatigue, break out of her negative mindset, and rebuild her confidence, Tsuyoshi suggests resilience tips he adopted abroad. Following his advice, Reina addresses the roots of her habitual negativity, begins to positively control her emotions, starts to turn around her relationships with her peers, and becomes the best version of herself.

  • Understand the principles of positive psychology and resilience, including Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, and learn how they can easily be applied in your life
  • Learn how to watch out for emotional vampires, build your self-empowerment, and control negative emotions
  • Gain skills for overcoming negativity and disappointments, while building a strong mind and heart

Discover why manga for businesspeople is so wildly popular in Japan, China, Korea, and elsewhere. Resilience, Confidence, and Positive Thinking: Manga for Success is fun to read—and it could just change your life!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Prologue: Resilience Is…
    1. Story 1: Why Aren't Things Going Well?!
    2. 1 Why Resilience Is Necessary Now
      1. Stress Wears the Heart Out
      2. Career Turning Points Are Dangers to the Heart
    3. 2 What Is Resilience?
      1. Resilience Is …
      2. Three Traits of Someone with High Resilience
      3. Resilience Is a Psychological Resource Everyone Has
    4. 3 Strengthening Resilience
      1. Three Steps to Strengthen Resilience
      2. Challenges Become Nourishment for Resilience
      3. Resilience Becomes Stronger Through Practice
  6. Part 1: Controlling Negative Emotions
    1. Story 2: I See, so I Was Exhausted
    2. 1 How to Not Be Swayed by Negative Emotions
      1. Stress Makes the Heart Weaker
      2. Emotions Can Be Controlled
      3. Don't Seal Off Emotions
    3. 2 Negative Is Stronger Than Positive
      1. The Rumination Phenomenon of Emotions
      2. The Positive Brain and the Negative Brain
    4. 3 Emotions Are Hiding in the Shadows of Problematic Behavior
      1. The Mechanism of Emotions and Behaviors
    5. 4 Irritation and Anxiety Are Contagious
      1. Beware of the Emotional Vampire
      2. Using Emotional Transmission Daily
    6. 5 The Positive Role That Negative Emotions Play
      1. Learn How to Control Your Emotions
    7. 6 The Three Methods of Controlling Emotions
      1. Cool Your Emotions Down with Breathing Exercises
      2. Label Your Emotions
      3. Find a Diversion from Your Negative Emotions
  7. Part 2: Taming Negative Assumptions
    1. Story 3: How to Hang Out with an Assumption Dog
    2. 1 What Are Assumptions?
      1. People's Hearts Have Tinted Lenses
      2. The Mechanisms of Assumptions and Emotions
      3. Learn to Control Your Emotions
    3. 2 Taming Assumptions
      1. The Seven Types of Negative Assumptions
      2. The Righteous Dog (The “Should Be” Mindset)
      3. The Loser Dog (The Devaluing Mindset)
      4. The Worrywart Dog (The Pessimistic Mindset)
      5. The Abandoning Dog (The Powerless Mindset)
      6. The Apologetic Dog (The Self‐Accusing Mindset)
      7. The Criticism Dog (The Blaming Others Mindset)
      8. The Apathetic Dog (The Irresponsible Mindset)
      9. Become Aware of Your Assumptions
    4. 3 Three Ways to Deal with Assumption Dogs
      1. Dealing with Negative Assumptions
      2. Banish the Assumption Dog
      3. Accept the Assumption Dog
      4. Train/Tame the Assumption Dog
  8. Part 3: Get Social Support
    1. Story 4: Is There Someone Who Can Help You?
    2. 1 Why Are You Unable to Rely on Others?
      1. The External and Internal Reasons for Being Unable to Rely on Others
      2. The Three Features of Workplaces That Are Not Cooperative
      3. Assumptions Can Hinder Relationships with Others
    3. 2 Get Social Support
      1. Build Quality Interpersonal Relationships
      2. Find Five Supporters
    4. 3 Creating an Organization with High Resilience
      1. What Are the Requirements for a Resilient Workplace?
    5. 4 Four Factors in Forming Quality Relationships
      1. Relationships with Cooperation
      2. Relationships with Respect
      3. Relationships with Trust
      4. Relationships with Playfulness
      5. Note
  9. Part 4: Restoring Your Self‐Confidence
    1. Story 5: Learn How to Work with Confidence
    2. 1 Why Are You Unable to Feel Confident?
      1. People Who Are Unable to Take a Step Forward Because They Lack Self‐Confidence
      2. What Happens When You Are Unable to Have Self‐Confidence?
      3. The Reason You Lose Self‐Confidence
    3. 2 The Psychological Resources to Heighten Self‐Confidence
      1. Increasing Self‐Efficacy
      2. What Is Self‐Efficacy?
      3. Self‐Efficacy and Resilience
    4. 3 How to Raise Your Self‐Efficacy
      1. Four Sources of Efficacy Beliefs
      2. What You Need to Tie Accomplishments to Self‐Efficacy
      3. How to Handle Failure
      4. Build Up Small Achievements
      5. Examples Increase Confidence
      6. Encouragement Becomes the Source of Self‐Confidence
      7. Positive Attitudes Stimulate Self‐Confidence
      8. “Places” Where You Can Feel Positive
      9. Self‐Efficacy Can Help
  10. Part 5: Putting Your Strengths to Good Use at Work
    1. Story 6: What Is My Strength?
    2. 1 Putting Strengths to Good Use and Raising Resilience
      1. What Is Strength?
      2. Look for Strengths Rather Than Weak Points
      3. Three Ways to Figure Out Your Strengths
    3. 2 What Is a Rewarding Job?
      1. The Definition of Working with Resilience
      2. Three Views on Work
      3. Start with Putting Your Strengths to Good Use
  11. Epilogue: 2 Years Later
  12. Conclusion
  13. References
  14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Resilience, Confidence, and Positive Thinking
  • Author(s): Koji Kuze
  • Release date: April 2023
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781394176106