A ‘normal’ life is not always a ‘happy’ life.“… grant me the courage to change the things that I can change, the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference between the two”, is a popular motto by Alcoholics Anonymous. Most of us fail in the third part, as we hopelessly try to change things that either are not amenable to changA ‘normal’ life is not always a ‘happy’ life.“… grant me the courage to change the things that I can change, the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference between the two”, is a popular motto by Alcoholics Anonymous. Most of us fail in the third part, as we hopelessly try to change things that either are not amenable to change or unworthy of our time and energy.Dealing effectively with either major life events or daily stressors requires the ability to maintain composure, take a time-out and ‘talk sense’ to oneself. Useful questions to ponder when under pressure include:-Is there something I can do right now to solve this problem?-Is it worth my time and energy?-Is my behaviour helping me deal with this and accomplish my ultimate goals?-What can happen to me, if I continue acting in a state of frenzy or remain depressed?-How long can my body endure in this state, without sustaining any undesirable health consequences?-How can I use this event?-What have I learned from it?-What good do I see in all of it?The book aims to inspire, as well as to educate. In the first part the author discusses stress, its sources and its effects, followed by the ‘Ro’ Method, a simple but complete problem solving process, and a number of examples and real life applications. Then, using a light, humorous and innovative style, the author describes the day of ‘Don Stressote,’ a modern Don Quichote de la Mancha and ‘Ro’ Method graduate, who attempts to apply the theory in everyday life situations. Armed with courage and stoicism, Don deals with the monsters and the dragons (the idiots) of the 21st century: his partner who entered the toilette first and is reading the newspaper insensible to the needs of others, the obese fellow in the elevator, the traffic jam, his stupid boss, the thick-skinned client, as well as the most difficult person among all – his own self and his irrational expectations…A number of applied psychological techniques, combined with examples and exercises assist the reader to make positive changes towards a) either solving problems or b) altering the way s/he sees the situations....
|Title||:||Idiots are invincible: The fool-proof ‘Ro’ method to deal with stress, solve problems, and enjoy the process!|
|Number of Pages||:||597 Pages|
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Idiots are invincible: The fool-proof ‘Ro’ method to deal with stress, solve problems, and enjoy the process! Reviews
Amazing book. Has very helpful advice for people who are nervous or get angry easily. And is very fun!
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Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' FavoriteIdiots are Invincible by Angelo Rodafinos, PhD. is a book of gems, the opening page itself coming up with the first one: “I couldn’t become an Olympic winner because worrying was not an event.” This book, especially suited for such people, is organized into three parts, the first one dealing with the definition, nature and source of stress. This is then followed by techniques of coping with stress with an introduction to the author’s Ro method, followed by the third part which introduces a hero, Don Stressote, who has mastered these techniques, and whose response to stress is used to illustrate and exemplify the techniques to be adopted for the practical application of the Ro method.Idiots are Invincible by Angelo Rodafinos, PhD. is a pleasure to read. With illustrations setting a lighter mood for discourse and the language offering a touch of humor, it is quite likely that the reader may not feel this as a book about stress. It is here that I found the next gem: “The human body has no known sense that can feel stress, and in fact what we are feeling is our response to stress.” I agree with the author’s view that many times we need to take a break and re-examine the meaning of an activity. We may then very well discover that our motives for engaging in it are somewhat – or even entirely – different to what we initially thought. This is an excellent book that presents new ideas in clear, concise terms.