A must read for anyone who is needing to understand and conquer mental health issues themselves or understand the effects of depression in others.
This book will resonate with many people not just women. It was an easy and an excellently thought out book. Jo has said it how it really is. I have done that full circle more than once and this book would have helped me if it had been written at that time. It would be a good tool to read and scribble notes down as every chapter has highs and lows which would encourage people to look positively towards their future. This is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.
Love the idea that we should wear Pink and Smile ...
Love the idea that we should wear Pink and Smile anyway even through our toughest times. A great story/teaching of resilience and that anything is possible.
Depression is not the end of the line, but part of the journey
An amazing story that shows how important it is to recognise when you are not 'feeling yourself', and knowing when to ask for help. The idea that pink is Jo's happy place is lovely. As Jo says, everyone needs to find their happy place, and sometimes this is not easy. The way Jo found her way through her PTSD will definitely help others to look for support and follow the ideas in the book. Thank you for sharing such a powerful story.
This is a wonderful account of resiliency
This is a wonderful account of resiliency. We all need at help at certain times in our lives and should not be afraid to ask for it. Jo's heartwarming and personable style makes Full Circle an easy read for a tough subject. Sue Currie
Needs to be on every business owner's must read list.
With more than 50% of people going into business for themselves in the next 10 years, there is no time like now to help educate entrepreneurs about the challenges of starting a business. This is the future of work and for those who read this book will be forearmed. Great read! Jane Anderson
Jo Hassan did not just ‘arrive’ as the vibrant pink personality she is so well known for. Through her life’s journey, you’ll read of wisdom and strategies that you too could embrace. The Girl from the small English Village, met and married the Man from Cyprus in Far North Queensland, and soon after inherited a 12 year old step-daughter - a very lonely and distressed girl from Turkey.
This resulted in step-parenting in a culturally diverse family unit, with constant troubles along the way led to postnatal depression (PND), and ongoing issues with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when Jo finally had her own baby. And yet Jo found ways to work through these, and business challenges over a 20 year period to become the ‘Queen of Resilience’.
For Jo, the colour PINK has long been her ‘go-to happy place’ and became a strong component of her ability to work through her PTSD. In this book she shares the background and how she overcame the struggles to be “the sum of all those parts”… to evolve and now share her how. If you struggle with mental illness or know someone who does, this book may be helpful. And especially so if you or they are a small business owner.
Prepare to be shocked by some of the Jagged Edges Jo describes, but ready to also laugh at the surprising co-incidences that make up Jo’s delightful story, and how she arrived at creating the PEPP® formula for finding your own resilience in life and in business.
1: Karma Chameleon
2: The Girl from ‘The Village’
3: The Man from the Divided Island
4: From ‘Concorde’ to ‘The In Crowd’ to Tropical
5: The Backpacker’s Whirlwind Romance
6: The Man in the Village
7:A Wedding, Times Two
8: “You will make or break this family”
9: Incompetent Mother
10: Shhhhh! Don’t Tell Anyone!
11: Working Through It
12: A Star is Born – But It’s Not as Shiny as it Could Be
13: Becoming PinkWise®
14: The Queen of Resilience
15: “I Am What I Choose To Become
Plus a comprehensive recommended reading list for anyone also experiencing PTSD, Blended family issues, and other