Getting Fired Up!

A Manual for Self-Exploration in Your Time of Job Change or Life Transition

Non-Fiction - Motivational
204 Pages
Reviewed on 03/21/2013
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Author Biography

Sean Ashleigh Russell is an American expat who lives along the coast overlooking the Mediterranean in Barcelona Spain, with her husband, Alec, and daughter, Ariella Valentina, where she divides her time between writing, communications consulting, travel, kite sailing,wine export and the constant quest for maintaining Dolce Equilibrium (the name of her former company), which means “sweet balance,” in Italian.Ashleigh was born in the Southwest region of the United States, raised in Australia and has lived in England, France and currently, Spain. She has written a bilingual children’s book and Getting Fired Up! – A Manual for Self-exploration in Your Time of Job Transition.Ashleigh joins the ranks of other impressive business writers with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing and operations for private and public companies, and extensive experience in the media, social media, communications, and services industries. Ashleigh has worked in television, as an intern/associate producer for a talk show at NBC in Dallas, Texas. She has also worked in publishing, sales, advertising, public relations and real estate. Aside from her communications endeavors, she co-founded a pet product supply company (Wordy Birdy) and served as public relations chairperson on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization (T.R.O.T) which helps the disabled through a program of equine therapy. She started the first Curves For Women franchise (Curvas) in Catalonia.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

If you are one of the legions of people who have experienced a job loss, then you have to rethink, regroup and recharge with Sean Ashleigh Russell’s “Getting Fired Up: A Manual for Self Exploration in Your Time of Job or Life Change.” Russell, a veteran of professional upheavals and a successful entrepreneur, has good news: Job losses, layoffs and firings are the catalyst for professional growth. Change your perception and take control of your life. What did that 75-hour job really cost you? Now that it is over, will you have more time to spend with your family? Should you turn your hobby into a business? “Getting Fired Up” is the quintessential how-to guide to help you gain clarity and develop a plan of action.

I loved this book. I was not too fond of the title but it is perfect. Getting fired up is a proactive, self-directed mentality and a point in the right direction – up! I appreciated the attention she gave to the fear of failure and her brutally honest assertions – i.e., life may not be fair; it is what it is. Embrace this reality and move forward. As I was reading about her humble but illustrious background, I couldn’t wait to see what the business owner, writer, world traveler, mother and marathon runner had to say. (She is also the founder of Enaj-et-Trois, a skincare line). I wasn’t disappointed. “Getting Fired Up!” is highly recommended.


An overall well written manual for that person seeking a life transition or if one is perhaps getting back in the "job market" like I am. It's been a great resource. With today's economy it's nice to have the advice of someone with expirence and "can do" attitude.

Roger Jones

“There are a lot of books on the market today about job change, probably because a lot of us are struggling…I liked Sean´s book as it helped me to change my outlook and gave some very specific advice on shifting mindsets while I am still in the job search trenches. I don´t usually write reviews, but I thought this was worth a mention as I have read quite a bit of self-help books that were not very helpful. I highly recommend this book.”


Ms. Russell's book has been a pleasure to read. The only part I didn't like was when I finished it and had no more to read.

Pam B

They say when the student is ready..... This book is amazing and
the timing is perfect! Transition can be a struggle, but this book
refocuses any negative thoughts. Very motivating! I am buying extra copies for
friends that are struggling thru job/life transitions! ( because I don't want to share my copy!)