Foster Personal and Professional Growth.
While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret. But consultant, psychologist, and best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud sees endings differently. He argues that our personal and professional lives can only improve to the degree that we can see endings as a necessary and strategic step to something better. If we cannot see endings in a positive light and execute them well, he asserts, the "better" will never come, either in business growth or our personal lives.
In this insightful and deeply empathetic book, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when executed well, "necessary endings" allow us to proactively correct the bad and the broken in our lives in order to make room for the professional and personal growth we seek. However, when endings are avoided or handled poorly - as is too often the case - good opportunities may be lost, and misery repeated.
Drawing on years of experience as an executive coach and a psychologist, Dr. Cloud offers a mixture of advice and case studies to help listeners:
Knowing when and how to let go when something, or someone, isn't working - a personal relationship, a job, or a business venture - is essential for happiness and success. Necessary Endings gives listeners the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
©2010 Henry Cloud (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Sometimes you need to let go to move on
The explanation on
The way he communicates each of the ideas and scenario
Evil People, avoid them, but if you are in a relationship with them, neighbor, Business partner, Colleague, or any toxic individual you are in a relationship with--- they are not going to get better, protect yourself with the law, money, etc. I used to try and change people, sometimes it is better to let go for your own sake. The longer you stay, the higher the cost.
It is amazing how one book from a particular author lead to the next. I started with
The basic premise of the book is good and correct, however the metaphors used by the author to illustrate his points are carried on long after their usefulness has expired. This is basically true in every chapter, but is most apparent in the first few chapters where the analogy of pruning a rose bush is examined from every conceivable angle. In addition there is a paucity of real psychological data to support some of the recommendations in the book, and only the mental constructs of the author, which I personally found unconvincing, to explain why it is difficult to for many of us to achieve necessary endings. A related and IMO far more useful book is
I kept finding myself relate to this book almost too much. It made me realize a lot about myself and how I have never dealt with endings, either with jobs, relationships, or personal choices. The way he describes things makes it easy to understand and apply to your own life. I've recommended this book to several of my friends and every one has come back thanking me for introducing them to it. Also, I would recommend "Integrity" as well by the same author.
Yes, there are time tested truths here.
I love that the AUTHOR is reading the book.
That life is full of life cycles/seasons.
I listened to this when I struggled with work issues after having a baby. I was overcome with guilt about not keeping up with everything as before. This book helped me to let go and see the the "necessary endings" as well as the bright beginnings laying before me. This book can be applied to everyone.
The freedom of release. Finishing / moving on is a necessary part of having a creative and constructive life.
It was not interesting to listen too - the reader and the content - neither captured my attention.
2nd book I read by the author and the 1st one "Boundaries" was life changing. Big question I got was for a problem area of your life was "Is there any reason to expect your tomorrow to be any different than today?" If not, you need to make some changes. Bad Jobs, acquaintances, etc need to be run through the filter.
I quit my job about 10 days after listening to the book but was teetering on quitting beforehand. I may try to hand out copies to business prospects b/c it is really powerful.
Dr. Henry Cloud goes into the psychology of why we often put off ending things that are holding us back or even hurting us in some way.
This book is very thorough in it’s approach. It covers how to narrow down if something should be encouraged to try again or stopped. It also explains the hurt we feel about that change, the many reasons behind it and how to address those blocks in our path to a better life.
If you’re even suspicious that you might be putting some things off that need to be done, read this book. Not only will it give you encouragement and methods on how to make that ending possible and less painful, but it also supplies many examples of how well things go when the ‘dead weight’ has been removed.
I am able to follow along with the books flow and learn a lot from it.
That necessary endings are not a bad thing and should be welcomed in all situations of life.
I would suggest reading it to anyone especially if you find your self stuck in a rut and desire to find a way out. Well written book.
This book gives you a different perspective on endings, and how they must happened strategically for your life to move forward.
"A little repetitive, but superb"
Struggling to unlock a situation? For yourself?A friend or colleague? This study provides keys and permissions to go forward.
We all hate change and letting go of things even I think when we realise we should.
I have held on to employees, friends, even love that was not best for me.
How brave do I now feel having listened and understood this! some endings are necessary. Thank you Henry Cloud for reading your work to me. So grateful and I'd recommend this 100%
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