Set to be released in early December, the book is a guide on resilience, not taking things personally, and how to get what you want in life.
According to Economakis, in times of social and economic uncertainty, one needs to be flexible and resilient.
“In my consulting work, I see a similar general decline in resilience in many areas – for instance, in the area of relationships,” said Economakis.
“Some friction between two individuals is natural and to be expected, but it seems people are increasingly throwing in the towel at the smallest obstacles, rather than working through them.”
After working in the UK’s National Health Service for seven years, he set up his own private clinic where he has demonstrated the effectiveness of rapid-change therapy techniques.
“By contrast, in my years of working in the NHS, I had the chance to talk with many elderly people. One of the things that struck me was how they all seemed to share some common values that suggested greater resolve and resilience in certain areas,” commented Economakis.
“In terms of a work ethic, they all appeared to take greater pride in being self-sufficient than the younger patients I saw, and tended to see reliance on state benefits as shameful. If they had occasion to go on benefits in the past, they did so reluctantly and sought to get off them at the earliest opportunity.”
According to the psychologist, younger generations are growing increasingly sensitive, entitled, and complain more than ever.
He then compares these past attitudes with our current, overly sensitive, hand-it-to-me-on-a-platter culture. He proposes that to get what we want, we need to take a dose of our grandparents’ medicine and ‘harden up’.
Beginning with how to accept the sacrifices that are necessary to achieve our goals, and then changing our attitudes accordingly, Economakis offers new ways to think about the challenges we come up against in life.
He provides straightforward, honest advice for developing resilience, and practical explanations for applying these principles in the realms of parenting, relationships, the workplace, and more.
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