WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Overcome Your Fear To Live Your Life With Courage

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 Overcome Your Fear To Live Your Life With Courage  

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Improvisation Career Change and Hiking in the Alps.

Richards Story: Stepping Beyond His Fear To Embrace What Lies Ahead

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During an improvisation workshop, the group worked in pairs to tell a story by each saying one word at a time. Using the first principle of improvisation: ‘Yes, and…’, in which you accept and build on each new contribution. There’s no time to negate or judge an idea, the shared

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goal is to propel a scene forward and make something new. It’s about letting ideas breathe, trusting, and going on a journey of the unknown. ‘Yes, and…’ lets you build and grow. This principle applies well beyond improvisation. Richard’s story is one of many of people who have 

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reached a scary place in their WorkLife, and they are struggling to go beyond that. Richard is a language teacher. His career has been within private schools. While he enjoyed his work, he felt he needed a change, and wanted adventure and excitement in his life. Richard wanted

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to move into the travel industry with a focus on educational travel languages and cultural programmes within Europe. This would allow him to use his language skills, and to nurture his knowledge and love of medieval European history. He was experienced in designing school trips,

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and had established strong collaborative working relationships with partners in a number of countries. He was in a pretty good place in knowing the possibilities that could be out there. But it kept coming back to giving up a full-time job and everything that went with that. It 

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would also mean leaving his life in London. which was good, but at the same time lacking that sense of excitement and adventure that he yearned for. It took three years for Richard to step into the unknown and follow his dream. He was scared to take the step he so wanted to, and 

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he needed to consider the reality of the situation. He continued to research and his good groundwork led to securing enough work for his first year. Richard has now resigned from his teaching job. He’s stepped beyond that place of fear and is ready to embrace what lies ahead. 

That’s a wrap on this 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  

If you enjoyed Richard’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped him to step beyond his place of fear to embrace what lies ahead, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Overcome Your Fear To Live Your Life With Trust.

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: An Endless Source Of Inspiration From Curious Conversations, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Let Curiosity Be Your Driving Force

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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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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

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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