You Unstuck (Paperback)

Mastering the New Rules of Risk-Taking in Work and Life

By Libby Gill

Travelers' Tales Guides, 9781932361681, 285pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



In You Unstuck, Libby Gill uses cases studies, client stories from her coaching work, and brain research to help readers understand the biological basis of fears that hold them back. She shows how to reframe what she calls Riskophobia, turn off the fear voices, and circumvent ancient defense systems. Readers can then create an Escalating Risk Hierarchy by "chunking down" their vision into small, actionable steps, ordered from least to most anxiety inducing. By combining stress-busting relaxation techniques with small action steps, the readers' odds for realizing their vision greatly increase in this Relax, Risk, Repeat cycle. Gill also shows readers how to "Avoid Limiters & Embrace Liberators," keeping naysayers at bay while seeking influential supporters who can help free their creativity and productivity. Capitalizing on her business background, coaching expertise, and a personal history of risk-taking and resilience, Gill makes complex concepts relevant and accessible through immediately applicable tools, exercises, self-tests, and questionnaires that challenge readers to change.

About the Author

An entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporate communications as senior vice president at Universal Studios; vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Turner Broadcasting, and was also the public relations and branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. She is now an internationally respected executive coach, best-selling author, and speaker. She has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, Fox News, CBS Early Show, Timemagazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, O magazine, Good Housekeeping, Self and many more.

Praise For You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-Taking in Work and Life

This is a great book! If you’ve been feeling stuck in some area of your life, You Unstuck can help you break through and take things to the next level.”Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

Are you in a rut? Is your gut reaction to change a negative response? In You Unstuck, Libby Gill will help you understand the way you look at risk-taking so you can start moving past your fears and excuses, toward success. This book is a powerful tool if you know you need to change but don’t know how. Read You Unstuck and get your life back on track!
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

Loaded with practical, proven strategies you can use immediately to take full charge of your mind and emotions in any situation. You Unstuck shows you how to unlock your full potential for exceptional living.”Brian Tracy, author of Reinvention:How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

You Unstuck is extraordinarily motivating! Libby takes on the big monsters of overwhelm and then kindly provides the perfect step-by-step approach to changing the big important things that have dogged you for years. I use her lessons and insights every day.”Martha Finney, author of Rebound:A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss

Libby Gill grabs hold of you and helps you create a vision for career and life change. And she stays right by your side, guiding you through the risk-taking process until you’ve made your vision a reality. If You Unstuck can’t help you get your life and career on track, nothing can!”Erin Gruwell, editor of The Freedom Writers Diary

You Unstuck will guide you to become the leader of your own life. Its practical strategies for personal and professional success provide a fail-safe framework for getting where you want to go. This book could not be more timely!”Tiane Mitchell Gordon, Senior Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, AOL

You Unstuck gives you a great combination of common sense coaching and scientific research to help you understand why you stay stuck in limiting assumptions and how you can finally break free. I highly recommend it.”Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® and Embracing Uncertainty

You Unstuck helps you reach inside and determine what’s really important. It gives you a step-by-step guide for finding the courage and confidence to move toward what you want. This book should be required reading for anyone with a job, a family, a goal, or a dream!”Todd Blevins, Vice President, Cadbury plc