Getting Unstuck by Timothy Butler has elements of business literature, self-help, and a slight bit of new-agey-ness, all things that would usually be a turnoff but I ended up enjoying and Butler, a psychotherapist and director of Career Development at Harvard Business School, says it's the ruts and dead ends in life that can provide motivation for the greatest change-provided you're Timothy Butler. We all experience psychological impasse.
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Jump to navigation. Timothy Butler believes that we all feel stuck like this — more than once — and each time we suffer as a result. He's not trying to make you feel worse. He believes these career dead ends are an amazing opportunity to change things for the better. The three parts of the book — Impasse, Vision, Getting Unstuck — aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools to move forward through the phases. But will all that effort then actually help you do something concrete about your career dead end?
As I read Getting Unstuck , I felt that using a book to reconnect with your intuition is more likely to just leave you stuck inside your own head. Yes, delving into your personality is an important part of a career shift. And if you love to dabble in human psychology and personality typing you'll love this book. But if you're sick of being stuck and desperate to move on, it'll take more than theory and thinking to get you out of your current life and creating a different one.
How you use the insights to get curious, experiment, have fun and move forward in the real world is key — and the answers to those questions are not to be found in Getting Unstuck.
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Is work making you miserable? Have you reached a career dead end? In every situation of 'stuck' is a "cycle of impasse" that involves six phases: The crisis arrives; Your past experience and inner critic make it worse; You realise your old approach isn't working and start to look at things differently; You open up to new possibilities and dig deeper; You begin to understand your patterns and what's meaningful for you; You take action.
He stresses: "This book is practical. It's meant to be used. It will take time. The reality of career change is not as ordered as Butler's theory. The book is fascinating and will give you a lot to think about, but don't leave it at that. Top takeaways Confront the past that's holding you back. Whether it's someone else's expectations or your own 'accuser', try to capture the negative thoughts that kick in when you're about to take a new step forward. Once you've identified the barriers, you can work on pushing through them.
Separate talent from self-worth. It's easy to feel you haven't got what it takes to make a change, particularly if this isn't your first career dead end. Keep reminding yourself: "This feeling is 'something I am going through' rather than 'something I am'. Butler says: "We don't leap out of bed in the morning because we are good at something. We leap when we are excited.
Understand your social motivators. Is your greatest need to dominate, belong or achieve? This can determine the work and workplace that's right for you. Look for clues in what you did at school and work, your hobbies and interests, and the people you admire. Embrace tension. How on earth do you find a role that incorporates all of your interests and motivators? You don't! Choose the option that's right now, even if it only speaks to one of your life interests, and know that you can build on it later.
Getting Unstuck: A Guide To Discovering Your Next Career Path
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Getting Unstuck Summary
In Getting Unstuck, psychologist Timothy Butler shares a proven model for moving from a state of career or life impasse to a new vision based on deeper knowledge of the work and life structures that will ultimately be most meaningful. Supported by a wide range of stories of others who have accomplished similar life transitions, this book is written for anyone who feels stuck and is looking for practical and authoritative guidance for moving out of his or her own immediate impasse. Butler, a psychotherapist and director of Career Development at Harvard Business School, says it's the ruts and dead ends in life that can provide motivation for the greatest change-provided you're Timothy Butler.
Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths
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Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path
Jump to navigation. Timothy Butler believes that we all feel stuck like this — more than once — and each time we suffer as a result. He's not trying to make you feel worse. He believes these career dead ends are an amazing opportunity to change things for the better. The three parts of the book — Impasse, Vision, Getting Unstuck — aim to equip you with the knowledge and tools to move forward through the phases.