Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
In Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant combine stories, research, and practical advice to help you build strength for life’s challenges—and help your family and community do the same.
Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B.
Option B insights: Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity. It’s a skillset we develop over the course of our lives. We often have a hard time talking about adversity. But staying silent can make everyone feel more isolated. Fight the three Ps of adversity: Permanence, Personal, and Pervasiveness. Live up to the Platinum rule of Friendship: Treat others how they want to be treated. Obviously, you have to find out what that is first... For oneself: Practice self-compassion and give yourself permission to take back joy in live.
Some guiding questions for our discussion:
- What does this book have to do with Business?
- Have you been a situation where you addressed the “elephant in the room”? What happened?
- Is not only “bouncing back” from adversity but even “bouncing forward” real?
- How exactly can we fight the three Ps?
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