Positive Personal Outlook in Times of Trouble. Never has there been a better time to reassess how we define happiness and success and to take control of our lives. Everyone has the power to choose what is important in life, a liberating message in these recessionary times when so much seems beyond our control. Con Hurley shows it is possible to reassess your biggest life priorities, to reschedule your lifestyle and personally shape a happier, healthier and more satisfying future. Con faced a major life crisis in 1996 but instead of falling apart, he decided to re-evaluate his life and define what personal success meant for him. Here he describes how he took responsibility for his recovery, the knowledge he acquired and the tools he used to build the happy, balanced life he leads today. He defied conventional medical beliefs and practices about burnout and depression when he got back behind the wheel of his life to 'find out what makes me tick'. Effectively, Con said: Yes I Can lead a happy, fulfilling, successful life. Yes I Can discover what's important to me. Yes I Can set and achieve meaningful goals.
In Yes I Can Con Hurley guides you through the challenges and satisfactions of making those all-important changes to your life, providing the reader with the stepping stones to achieve their goals. This is an empowering book with information, ideas and practical exercises that enable everyone to define and attain personal success in life.
Table of Contents
Prologue ix Part One: My Journey 1 Chapter 1: 'What Makes Me Tick?' 3 Chapter 2: Beware of Experts 11 Chapter 3: Self-Discovery 16 Chapter 4: Your Personal Learning Journal 33 Part Two: Taking Control 39 Chapter 5:Who is Responsible for My Life? 41 Chapter 6: Five Choices for Every Situation 48 Chapter 7: Expanding Your Choices and Options 56 Chapter 8: Attitude Determines Your Life 62 Part Three: The Life Planning Toolkit 81 Chapter 9: The Strategic Life Planning Process 85 Chapter 10: Systematic and Creative Goal Achievement 92 Chapter 11: The Goal-Setting Process 107 Chapter 12: Finding Your Goals 126 Chapter 13: Live Longer, Live Healthier 152 Chapter 14: LifeTime Management 163 Chapter 15: The Inner You 174 Chapter 16: Questions are the Answer 191 Chapter 17: Putting It All Together 196 Epilogue:Where Next? 200 Part Four: Appendices 203 Appendix 1: The Luck Factor 205 Appendix 2: Recommended Reading and Contacts 207
Con Hurley is from Cork. As a young boy he spent a year with his grandparents on their farm in West Cork and acquired a love of the land and people. This was in contrast to East London, where he spent seven years with his parents and four siblings before returning to Ireland and attending school and university. He wrote on dairy farming for over thirty years with the Irish Farmers Journal. In 2005 he moved to a career in life coaching. Con is enthusiastic about life and helping people to find happiness and fulfillment, and believes in speaking frankly about the issues that concern him. He lives with his wife near the village of Union Hall in West Cork where he pursues his hobbies of vegetable gardening, reading and walking.