One of the highlights of the my trip to Christian Booksellers Association was interviewing Anita Brooks and finding out she lives just up the road from us. Anita Brooks is a speaker, coach and author of several books including How to Get Through What You Cannot Get Over and First Hired, Last Fired. Anita was so gracious and introduced us to several of her friends when we joined her for lunch.
Anita’s interview is one you will want to bookmark to watch over and over again. The insights she shares can be life changing from how to get through hurt to her tip for your marriage. She will tell you she has been through the valley and has developed an even deeper compassion / passion for helping people. I will also strongly state that she has the God given talent to help people where they are. Enjoy!
Takeaways from Anita
- Humans are like volcanoes, emotions are the lava
- Need a safe place to vent
- You have breath in your body but not be alive
- Listening to someone without interrupting, without fixing
- part of the grieving process is discussing the situation
- Great question to ask others is what is the hardest thing you have been through in the last month
- Share genuine interest in other people
- Never to late for a fresh faith
- If you are hurting don’t give up
- Keep walking and you will find yourself out of the darkness into the light
- The length of time can be in relation to the depth of the hurt
- Write three things about your spouse that you are grateful for
Anita Agers-Brooks inspires others to overcome and thrive, by telling her own dramatic stories, and sharing those of people who also believe, “It’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.” Anita is a speaker on circuit for Stonecroft Ministries, www.stonecroft.org, a popular keynote and session guest for various national, state, and regional association conferences, as well as a leadership/staff trainer for organizations around the country. She also speaks to churches, and Christian colleges, as well as public school systems.
Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over: Stories, Tips, and Inspiration to Help You Move Past Your Pain into Lasting Freedom:
There are some things in life people never get over. No matter how much they want to. Many experience abuse, financial disaster, serious illness, death of loved ones, and other common traumas making them believe they’ll never move past the pain, but through research and true story compilations, author Anita Agers-Brooks offers emotional, practical, and spiritual insights from experts and people who have survived intense trauma—and have made it through seemingly impossible situations.
First Hired, Last Fired:
People want security, yet we’re told in today’s work environment that everyone is replaceable. But is it true? Today’s employee faces terror at the prospect of finding a new job or losing their existing one. Today’s employer risks annihilation at the hands of an ever-tightening economy.
Others believe what we do more than what we say. When people watch you work, what do they say about you? “No one could do it better.” Or “It’s time to find a replacement.”
There’s a natural consequence for every choice we make. What outcome are you choosing through your behaviors at work?
What if you could make a difference, and missed the opportunity? My book, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market, will help you secure a solid position doing the work you were created to do. You CAN become irreplaceable.
It’s never too late for a Fresh Start with Fresh Faith at work!
You can learn more about Anita, her books and speaking topics here.You can connect with her on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or Twitter. Keep up with Anita’s latest happenings at anitabrooks.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request information on having Anita speak or train at your next event.