20/20 Mind Sight (Paperback)
Refocus, Reignite & Reinvent Your Life from the Inside Out
Contigo Press, 9780692709382, 174pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 2016
Very few people give a moment's thought to what they believe, how they're perceived, and what they want to achieve. It's easy to blame the educational system and its focus on the rote memorization of facts and figures. It's easy to blame the business world for training employees to play nice in the corporate sandbox. And it's equally easy to point a finger at parents who preached, "You can be whatever you want to be," but never gave their children the tools to figure out exactly what that might be. The focus in school, business, and at home has long been on the endgame - i.e., an impressive response to the cocktail party query: "So what do you do?" In reality, the response to "What do you do?" pales in comparison to such queries as: "Who are you?" "What do you want to achieve with your life?" and "Why is that important to you?" Unfortunately, few people ask the latter type of questions and the blame falls squarely on the individual. Yes, your parents, teachers, and bosses may have avoided the subject for a thousand different reasons; but you ignore it at your own peril. You ignore it at the risk of living a life that follows blindly rather than leading enthusiastically from your heart, mind, and soul. Success and fulfillment in today's world require a strong focus on personal reflection and self-knowledge. 20/20 Mind Sight responds to that need and delivers a powerful kick-in-the-ass, a solid rationale, and a practical framework for developing and living a personal game plan that leads to where we want to go. 20/20 Mind Sight is much more than a book. It is designed as the starting point in a lifelong journey. The book features more than 25 exercises to help readers explore their core values and aspirations, develop a meaningful personal brand, and avoid the life of "quiet desperation" that Henry David Thoreau described 160 years ago and is still prevalent today. The exercises include: -The Johari Window: a snapshot of how you view yourself vs. how others view you. -Jungian Typology: a detailed summary of your communication and behavioral styles. -Implicit Association Test: an eye-opening look at the biases we hold deep inside. -Satisfaction with Life Scale: a broad-brush yardstick re life fulfillment and personal satisfaction. -The Grit Survey: a measure of one's resilience and commitment. -Locus of Control: a determination of whether you believe you control your destiny vs. some outside influence(s).
About the Author
Jillian Vorce: An expert at networking and relationship development, Jillian has the ability to open doors and create opportunities. Her trustworthiness and highly positive energy has inspired senior-level executives and business owners across the nation. Her previous work includes: -TEDx Talk, "The Lens of Connectivity" -"9 Steps To Increase Your Professional Network" ebook Phil Fragasso: After 25 years as a marketing executive, Phil left the corporate world to pursue endeavors that were more fulfilling personally and more contributory to society. His focus today is on writing and teaching. Phil writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has authored a wide variety of books including: -Going Both Ways, Wild Rose Press, 2016 -Still Counting, Wild Rose Press, 2016 -Walden 3.0, Erewhon Press, 2011 -Your Nest Egg Game Plan, Career Press, 2009 -Marketing for Rainmakers, Wiley, 2008 Good News/Bad News, Addison-Wesley, 1980 Phil is an adjunct professor at Boston College where he teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate level.