Naked at Work: How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy

(CreateSpace, 2016; first published by NAL/Penguin)

Hellman’s book is refreshing and devilishly funny. Hellman takes his knowledge of the working mind and blends it with his obvious experience in the workplace. This is a man who knows the office. With his sharp wit, Hellman’s simple and clever ideas make the workplace a lot more tolerable.”
– PopMatters book review by Nikki Tranter

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Most challenges at work (and in life) fall into one of three categories:

  • Circumstances:  adverse conditions, from long commutes to short deadlines.
  • Ego:  identity threats, such as giving a critical presentation or receiving negative feedback.
  • Others:  people-conflicts, especially when others have different priorities or styles.

Although you can’t eliminate these challenges, you can control how you think about them.

Naked at Work will enlighten your thinking about the anxieties and absurdities of today’s stressed-out workplace.  Best of all, it delivers straightforward, meditative solutions.

Change forever the way you think about thinking, while increasing your resilience and resourcefulness at work.

What the experts are saying…

“An incredible book of wit and wisdom. A must read for anyone who worries about anything. I loved it!”

—Richard Carlson, Ph.D., bestselling author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“In my annual editions of What Color Is Your Parachute?, I have always quoted something brilliant that Paul Hellman said in his wonderful first book. Now he’s got a new book out (Hallelujah!), for me—and you—to pick new pearls of wisdom from. Highly recommended, of course!”

—Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world

“It’s one of the wisest (and funniest) books I’ve ever read. In a world where there are so many books, this one shines like a diamond in a pile of pebbles.”

—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, co-founder and former Director of the Mind/Body clinical programs at two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals

“Great fun combined with some profound thinking!”

—Albert Ellis, Ph.D., bestselling author of more over 50 books, including A Guide to Rational Living; was widely recognized as one of the world’s leading cognitive psychotherapists.

“Practical and humorous, wise advice on how to cope with and eliminate stress at work.”

—Herbert Benson, M.D., bestselling author of The Relaxation Response, President of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

“A zippy, snappy, smart, funny, and above all useful guide to quelling fear and promoting creativity and top performance in the workplace. Hellman has performed the difficult feat of making us laugh and learn at the same time. This is light read with a hefty message.”

—Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition, and Psychiatry Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

Losing Your Balance

I was leading a workshop one day when, suddenly, a huge TV fell on my head.

It didn’t just fall out of nowhere.  The TV was on a tall stand, which I was moving to the side when the whole thing tipped over.

Not to brag, but usually you have to be about 8 years old to pull off this trick. The TV was heavy and knocked me to the floor. Read more. 

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