Finding Lifestyles Through Self Exploration
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Finding Lifestyles Through Self–Exploration helps people discover a path to their desired lifestyle through self-exploration. The author, Julian Shields uses imagery, vivid examples, and cognitive behavior activities to make abstract lifestyles become obtainable goals by changing the reader's perspective on life and daily behaviors.
- Beginning with the end in mind
- Having fun in the present without ruining your future
- Your definition of a successful job
- Comparison is the thief of joy
- Is the degree your finish line or starting block?
- Tick Tock
- Stop lying to yourself
- Self – Care
- Self – esteem, self- love, self – identity, and self – validation
- Are they really your friends?
- Choosing a major
- Things to consider when choosing a foundational major
- Things to consider when choosing an in and out major
- The major vs jobs in the profession pt 1
- The major vs jobs in the profession pt 2
- The major vs jobs in the profession pt 3
- Embracing diversity
- Importance of public speaking skills
- Rome was not built in a day
- Knowledge is not enough, we must DO!
Julian Shields is the author of “Finding lifestyles through self – exploration”. The book is designed to help people discover a path to their desired lifestyle through self-exploration. Julian uses imagery, vivid examples, and cognitive behavior activities to make abstract lifestyles become obtainable goals by changing your perspective on life and daily behaviors.
Julian Shields is a certified rehabilitation counselor, career counselor, teacher, and an independent job developer for the government. He has also provided consulting services to university graduate schools about choosing applicants for graduate programs. Whether he is providing career counseling to students, or developing jobs for the government, the goal of helping people reach their desired lifestyle remains the same.
Julian holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Alabama State University. He teaches COUN 1000, Career orientation and Exploration at Auburn University where he is also pursuing his PhD in the counselor education and supervision program. His research interest consist of people with disabilities and barriers to employment. In his spare time he enjoys working as an associate vocational expert, providing vocational, life care planning testimony in workers’ compensation, personal injury, or divorce litigation, and vocational expertise in social security disability hearings at Randall McDaniel & Associates, LLC, and managing his business, Shields consulting which was created to impact communities by helping businesses create an inclusive environment by providing educational training sessions about disability culture.
After reading the book, I have started to view my everyday decisions and activities differently. Finding Lifestyles Through Self Exploration has been an amazing tool for that has helped me find purpose in life. I always knew my goals, but not how to reach them. High school or college students will enjoy the book because it is engaging, short and to the point. I appreciated the activities because I am a hands – on learner. It is the first class and textbook that I have actually been able to fully apply to my whole life. Think about how many books students have to read that will never actually help them in the real world. This textbook is the exact opposite and helps you discover important information about yourself. Each chapter and activity plays a key role in helping you understand what you want to do with your life. I have learned how to approach my future in a way that has helped with my anxiety, nerves, and self-esteem.