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How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For
Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself
M. J. Ryan
ISBN: 9781573246002
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
$14.95
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
240 pages
March 1, 2014


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“…teaches us how we can get through the pain more quickly and extract greater meaning from the nonnegotiable events of life.” —Ellyn Spragins, author of What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self
"Change is hard," we say, and it is even harder when it is thrust upon us. At any point, we may be forced to reinvent our career or downsize our lives; we may lose a love or a dream. Our first reaction is to rail against fate, but what if we could see past today's turmoil and spot tomorrow’s opportunities that lie within unasked-for change? That’s the promise of How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For by bestselling author and executive coach M.J. Ryan. Her paradigm-shifting book will help you bounce back, do more with less, rise to challenges, see new opportunities, find calm in chaos, reevaluate priorities, and reinvent yourself.

In How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For, Ryan provides strategies to retain your brain and optimize your response to change, step-by-step: by first accepting the new reality, then expanding your options, and finally, taking effective action. She offers cutting-edge tools for becoming calmer, less fearful, and more flexible, creative, and resourceful in your thinking. Best of all, as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence—with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way.

This is a paperback edition of Adaptability, first published in hardcover in 2009.

M. J. Ryan is one of the creators of The New York Times bestsellilng Random Acts of Kindness and the author of The Happiness Makeover, How to Survive Change You Didn't Ask For, and The Power of Patience among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her books in print. She is a contributing editor to Health.com and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on the Today show, CNN, and hundreds of radio programs. Photo credit: Sunshine Design Studio
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