A Pause That Refreshes! How to Take a Break That Actually Works
Startup stress burning you out? Between jobs and dreading the next one? Overwhelmed by the stresses of life? Maybe it's time for a pause or an intentional shift in behavior. It doesn't need to be time consuming; even a moment, minute or hour can work wonders. Senior account manager at Google and leadership coach Rachael O'Meara’s best-selling book, Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break, weaves together old philosophies and current research. O’Meara lays out a step-by-step, extraordinarily detailed, proven plan for how to take pauses and restore your sense of balance in the world, increasing your ability to take a risk and maybe even find a more fulfilling job and path in life. Her book has received rave reviews; she's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Harvard Business Review.
O’Meara says, "Taking a pause [is] the perfect excuse to step away from your everyday life and not focus on what is ruling your thoughts. ... Part of what’s gained in the pause process is courage; pausing means being okay knowing you’re uncertain of an outcome."
So hop off the addictive, familiar, exhausting hamster wheel. Join us and learn how you can take a pause in your own life. O’Meara will provide many practical examples of useful tools she learned in her research. We'll practice a few, and you'll be inspired to move forwards. As Google's Chade-Meng Tan, author of Search Inside Yourself, says, "This is truly a book worth pausing for."
MLF: Personal Growth
This program is also sponsored by INFORUM.
October 16, 2017
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, 94105 United States
11:30 a.m. check-in noon program
1 p.m. book signing
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