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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785043666
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99

Surrounded by Setbacks

Or, How to Succeed When Everything's Gone Bad




How to handle everything (and everyone) around you when the sh*t hits the fan, from the multi-million international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots.

How to handle everything (and everyone) around you when all hell breaks loose, from the international bestselling author of Surrounded by Idiots.

Not everything goes the way we want it to - the world or people around us sometimes just spin out of control. Just consider the Covid pandemic for starters. Or how about that mad neighbour you have living next-door to you? Or when work seems to be going down the toilet when the competition keep outsmarting you? So how do you handle everything life throws your way when you'd really prefer to tell everyone to get stuffed?

Thomas Erikson will help you turn adversity into success with the help of the behavioural model made famous in Surrounded by Idiots. Starting by reminding us that life is as it is, Erikson helps you see that it is in fact useless to try to control everything happening around you. Instead of protesting when life throws you curveballs, focus instead on how to handle them. Just as you keep the weeds away from the garden to provide space and amazing flowers, you need to find an approach to adversity that works for you and will give you the chance to turn everything into success. Surrounded by Setbacks will help you pinpoint the approach that works for you and will entertain and empower you in equal measure.

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785043666
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Thomas Erikson

Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioral expert, active lecturer and bestselling author. For the last 18 years he has been travelling all over Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and English to executives and managers at a wide range of companies, including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volvo and KIA Motors. Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) has been a Swedish runaway bestseller in since it was first published in 2014. It has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone, and it has been translated into 36 languages. For more information about the author visit thomaserikson.com.

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