WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Motivate Through Self-Respect And Trust

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Motivate Through Self-Respect And Trust

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Losing His Self-Respect And Trust In Himself

Dom’s story of how he had lost himself on a human level, and how by taking himself away from what he was doing, he eventually got back to who he truly was, and wanted to be. 

MONDAY

Dom always knew he wanted to be involved in team sports. This guided him to becoming manager of his county hurling team. As a boy, he was always on the sideline watching, listening and observing the managers and how they engaged with the players, getting the best out of them, 

TUESDAY

what was happening when the team were doing well, and what was happening when they weren’t. He studied Leadership and Management and became an intern at the university hurling club. Dom was a sponge soaking up learning and knowledge. He was sociable and interested in people. 

WEDNESDAY

He got to know the players both on and off the pitch. He knew what was going on in their lives and how this impacted their game. He also had a nerd side to him. He designed a programme that analysed each game from a technical standpoint – play, formations, while also taking into 

THURSDAY

account anything that could impact individual and team behaviours during the game. From this combined information he developed a system, taking the club’s game to a new level. He was approached to help manage the county team. As a county they hadn’t reached a final in 25 years.

FRIDAY

Under Dom’s management, in one year they made it to the final, and the next year they won. It was then it began to fall apart for Dom. As he walked off the pitch, the team sponsor said: “Well done, Dom. now all you have to do is make sure we win again next year.” In that moment 

SATURDAY

he knew he wasn’t living his life in accordance to who he was. He was so consumed by the game, and winning, that was all he cared about. It had become all about the professional side of the game. He’d lost himself on a human level, and it had become about having to prove himself. 

SUNDAY

Dom took himself away from the game. Two years later he took his young son to his games. Watching from the sidelines, he began to find his love for sport again. He was reminded that it was the players, the team and community spirit that he loved, and this was where he belonged.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Losing His Self-Respect And Trust In Himself, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Motivate Through Self-Respect And Trust

If you enjoyed Dom’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped him to regain his self-respect and trust, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Motivate Through Self-Respect And Trust.

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Improvisation Career Change and Hiking in the Alps, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Overcome Your Fear To Live Your Life With Courage  

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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