Saturday 16 July 2016

Coping with the Horroffice: How to tame your working day - Heena Pattni

• Do you have an impossible boss? 
• Do you have an overflowing in-tray? 
• Do you struggle with difficult work colleagues? 

If any of these situations ring a bell with you, then Coping with the Horroffice might just help. 

Inside you'll find tried and tested, easy to implement tools and strategies to help you deal with things like: 

• how to deal with difficult people – and their agendas 
• how to deal with self-doubt and lack of confidence 
• how to successfully manage excessive workloads 
• and much, much more… 

Helping you cope with tough workplace situations, this guide will help you navigate your working day, reclaim your power, increase your confidence and improve your working day. 

From setting goals and creating a supportive work life balance to building self-confidence and learning techniques such as mindfulness and gratitude, as you work through this novel business coaching book it should guide you back to happiness and success in your career as you reclaim your sanity, serenity and sense of humour. 

In fact, this book might be the one thing stopping you from going crazy, quitting your job or dreaming of murdering your boss. 

So take the chance to change things forever – pull up a chair and join Heena Pattni at the first ever Coping with the Horroffice meeting today.

What did I think?

It's been a while since I've read a self-help book and even then I usually read them, try out a few of their recommended exercises then forget about them and go back to my old ways.  This is definitely not the case with Coping with the Horroffice - I have picked up hints and tips that have helped me immediately and will come in useful for however many working years I have left.

It's set out in such a fun way; a meeting agenda that held my interest throughout, unlike many meetings I've been to.  Before the meeting gets started we get to see a list of the attendees;
Sam – the inept office junior
Vera – the office long-termer
Neil –the know-it-all
Edna –the ideas thief
Tracey –the tattle-tale rumour-monger
Patsy – the passive-aggressive martyr
Dick – the overbearing, fire-breathing dragon boss 

I'm sure many of us who work in an office will recognise our colleagues (and ourselves) from the descriptions of each person.  So from the very start, I recognised myself from Heena Pattni's excellent interpretation of each office character.  Ok, I'll share it with you - I'm Patsy, the passive-aggressive martyr; nearly always first into the office and last to leave with an in-tray resembling the Eiffel Tower.

Thanks to Coping with the Horroffice, I have now set myself clear goals and targets for many things including my latest project of clearing my inbox.  After having 2 weeks off sick in May (not with stress, I might add), my inbox had become so overgrown that I was worrying about what I hadn't read and what wood I couldn't see for the trees.  Thankfully, I read Coping with the Horroffice at just the right time as Heena Pattni advised an 'email cull' - going through emails and unsubscribing from all the many things we have been subscribed to throughout the years.  At the same time, I set myself a target of clearing 200 emails per day - either dealing with them or filing them - thereby reducing my stress as I saw my inbox reduce from almost 2,000 emails to 900 emails in just one week.

For this virtual mentoring alone, I have awarded 5 stars.  There are other tips within the book that I know I will refer to and use for many years to come.  Do yourself a favour and read Coping with the Horroffice - it really will change your life.  

I received this e-book from BooksGoSocial in exchange for an honest review.

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