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Persevere despite obstacles

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In today’s global environment, perseverance is essential. This book will show you how to overcome obstacles to develop the persistence and motivation you need to become resilient and reach your goals.
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Whether it is a personal setback or global change, everyone experiences challenges in life. Perseverance is the ability to move toward your goals in the face of obstacles. This book outlines strategies and techniques to help you strive towards your goals in the midst of uncertainty. Some of these groundbreaking strategies and techniques include exploring the Purpose and Perseverance Process, developing a growth mindset, and finding a role model. You can learn to become resilient by using your ego strength and inner grit so you can persevere.

About the Authors

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths.

Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written nine books for Bookboon.

  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  1. People who Persevere
    1. Introduction
    2. The Importance of Perseverance
    3. Perseverance Self-Assessment
    4. Grit and Perseverance
    5. The Perseverance Process
  2. Goals + Perseverance = Motivation
    1. Introduction
    2. What is Goal Setting?
    3. Get Ready
    4. Set Goals
    5. Overcome Obstacles
    6. Persevere
  3. Finding Your “Why”
    1. Introduction
    2. Purpose and Perseverance Process
    3. Mentoring Your “Why” To Become Your Own Hero
    4. Strategies for Persevering
  4. A Growth Mindset
    1. Introduction
    2. Differences Between Mindsets
    3. Growth-Mindset Checklist
    4. Shifting From Fixed to Growth Mindsets
  5. Be Like Planets and Keep Moving
    1. Introduction
    2. Lean into your Feelings and Act
    3. Follow the Planets, Move, and Be a Star
    4. Stay Active and Keep Going
    5. To Have Perseverance, you Must Have Balance
    6. Have Perseverance and Never Give Up
  6. Persevere With Resilience
    1. Introduction
    2. Reset Yourself With Resilience
    3. Have Roots Like the Bonsai Tree
    4. Actual and Perceived Support
    5. Going Forward With Goals
    6. Self-Support
    7. Hardiness
  7. References

About the Authors

Dr. Michelle Scallon

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths.

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Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.