Why There’s No Shame in Your Job Burnout

I used to be ashamed of my job burnout. I thought it meant I was weak and a failure. I never heard anyone else talking about it at the office, and it seemed like I was alone in the land of fried and fizzled careers. Even after I turned my career around, I didn’t like…

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How Happiness at Work is like Getting High

I was helping a client sort through an internal struggle she’d been having at work. We were talking about what she valued most in her work and at the top of the list was “happiness”. Then she started sharing what she meant by happiness, and surprisingly the word that came up three times was “fulfillment”.…

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The Shocking Way Job Burnout Impacts Your Body (and Ten Ideas to get Relief)

My wife and I went to a nice spa for our wedding anniversary. It was an awesome experience. But little did I know that I was going to have an eye-opening experience from an unexpected source. It was half-way through my massage when my masseuse decided to start a conversation (which has never happened to…

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Here’s What Passion for the Job Looks Like…Caine’s Arcade

Do you know what being passionate about your job could look like? Sometimes it’s hard to explain to someone. That’s why I was so excited when I ran across this quick film called Caine’s Arcade. Caine Monroy knows passion for his work, and he’s got a job he loves. And he’s only 9. When you’ve…

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Mystery Celebrity Saves Darius Rucker from Job Rejection

Darius Rucker was singing Frank Sinatra and performing his heart out but… No one was standing. He was belting, “I Ain’t Got Nobody” for all the local movers and shakers.   Even the mayor in the audience. But everyone seemed so uptight. I felt badly for him (and everyone else for that matter). Then someone…

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Sleep like a Baby despite Job Burnout

The 7:07 am train was pulling out of Penn Station, and I had to be there for my 1.5 hour commute. I was living in New York City at the time and struggling to get out bed in the morning to go to work. To get to sleep, I wore a large sleep mask, ear…

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How Job Burnout is like a Nagging Injury

I love playing tennis. Just showing up to the courts puts a smile on my face, and I feel completely energized by playing (even when I lose). Maybe you have something you do or a place you go that has this kind of impact for you. So you can imagine why it seemed like the…

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One Year Old Shares Secret to Finding the Job You Love

I woke up early, and I was tired after a long night. A phrase slipped out of my mouth I hoped never would. It was significant, and I’ll never forget it. I said it to my one year old daughter. “Honey, Daddy has to go to work today.” This may be something you’ve said before…

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What HR Doesn’t Tell You about Your Annual Performance Review

It was all rolling down hill…onto him. John had his annual performance review and was ranked in the “needs improvement” box in 6 of 7 categories. He’d been working for the company for 10 years and really enjoyed it until he moved into his current group. Since then he’d had lots of arguments with this…

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How to Use Your Ex for Career Advancement

Brad was bragging about how many connections he had on LinkedIn. And I’d barely heard of it. He shared with me that everyone’s careers are so crazy and there is so much job hopping going on that it’s crucial to keep up with your ex-Bosses, colleagues, reports, etc…and LinkedIn is an easy tool to do…

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