Friend, are you easily distracted at work, where your boss and co-workers are total jerks and the wallpaper is ugly as sin?
Do you complain about your work most of the time?
Do find yourself saying “I have no motivation?”
Do you often fall asleep at work and wake up a computer built into your right big toe and orange peels on your hair? (Oh wait — that one’s probably just my work place! Sorry.)
Do you threaten or shame yourself for not attaining what you’d like?
Do you tell yourself you’re trapped in your current job and feel guilty for desiring the job you’d really like?
Does contemplating a career change make you feel you’re going to jump off a cliff?
Do you feel the uncontrollable urge for “karrits” every two minutes to keep moving forward? (Oh wait — that’s probably just this guy! ) (Yes, a guy! We have ascertained Blue Bunny is indeed a he of the male persuasion. hoo-woo.)
But back to the book review!
Are you miserable in your job because you figure “That’s just how it’s gotta be?”
Have you acquired higher credentials but still feel unfulfilled?
Or on the flip side, maybe you are afraid of being perceived as “too happy” at work, so you wear a facade which creates a split between your “work you” and your “real you”?
Friend, if you answered “Yes!” to even one of the above, or if you can state other reasons you’re not happy in your work — this gem of an excellent book is for YOU.
Even if you’re not considering a career transition, but just want to find more satisfaction in what you do, Inner Productivity is still for you!
Inner Productivity is not about organizing our desks, color-coding our post-it notes, or turning off our e-mail to be more productive.
It’s about reorganizing our hearts and minds!
About becoming aware of our perception of things.
About noticing our patterns of thinking and feeling that tend come up when our less-than-desirable work habits surface.
About trusting our innate wisdom.
Could our work enjoyment or lack thereof really be that closely tied to how our bodies feel?
Could fully experiencing our emotions without fighting or fleeing from them actually help us?
Can we actually feel the inspiration and joy of work in our bodies?
Yes, I tell you! Yes, yes, yes!
In Inner Productivity Chris guides us to become aware of and pinpoint tensions in our bodies we probably didn’t even realize we had. Then with concrete exercises — relatively easy exercises — turning negatives into happy results.
We all want to have an overall vision for the work we do, feel significant in our jobs and enjoy the process as much or more than the product of our work. Well, Chris Edgar of Purpose Power Coaching (that’s his blog link,) guides us concisely from his heart how to do this, in a most pleasant and well-organized read.
And Guess what I found out about ME through this book??
I am NOT lazy — as drummed into me in childhood.
I will NOT die from stage fright, or any other kind of fright. All fears can be boiled down to one basic fear, and Chris teaches practical ways to release that fear on a cellular level.
I CAN prevent the migraines I realize I bring on by worrying about work stuff, by tuning into the sensations in my body . [As Chris mentions in his comment below, with focussed breathing]
(Insert Handel’s Aleleuia Chorus here, loudly — with extra cowbell.)
Oh, and I especially love the section in Inner Productivity that encourages us to embrace those “blank moments,” a.k.a writer’s block, which Chris shows are actually the moments that spur us on to our best creativity. What writer can’t fall in love with that idea?
But Friend, don’t take my word alone on Chris’ gem of an excellent book — there are tons more positive Inner Productivity reviews from well known guys and gals who write about work productivity and such.
“Chris Edgar is an author, speaker and personal coach who focuses on helping people follow their true callings in their careers, and find more enjoyment and efficiency in what they do.” (I stole that wonderful sentence from Bold BloggerTess.)
So go, Grasshopper — go joyously forward with the great inner creation that is YOU.