Don’t Read this if You have a Weak Stomach (Your Job Burnout is a Rite of Passage)

I was having a peaceful breakfast with my 16-month old daughter in a chic downtown Chicago restaurant. Without warning my daughter’s face turned from all smiles to one of fear. Then my rite of passage into parenthood began. She projectile vomited all over the restaurant table and floor. I was stunned, horrified, and disoriented. I…

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This Song Inspires Your Career

Supply and Demand

Once you start becoming aware of your own job burnout, you begin to discover inspiration in unexpected places. I turned on the radio yesterday in my car and heard a song I’d heard before, but I heard it much differently. I found myself getting swept up in the lyrics and really savoring the moment. Then…

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News Alert: Survey Shows that Blaming Your Boss Doesn’t Work

News Alert… You know all that pressure you’re feeling to work through lunch at your desk, stay late at the office, and work while you’re on vacation? The statistics show it’s self-imposed pressure! I found these startling statistics on self-imposed pressure posted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): More than half (52 percent)…

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Read this First if You Fantasize about Quitting Your Job

When Quitting Is Not An Option

If you hate your job, why not just quit?   Maybe you’re thinking that quitting your job would be the most effective way to overcome your job burnout Maybe you’re thinking it’s the only way out. Well often times quitting your job just isn’t an option because you’ve got kids in school, a retirement to…

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Passion versus Paycheck (Video Interview)

I’m excited to announce that I recently did an interview on job burnout with Tohami Mohammed over at TransformationalMotivation.com. Tohami helps people set their heart and soul free from the prison of the paycheck. When he invited me for the interview, the name of his series immediately grabbed me… “Passion versus Paycheck” You’ll want to…

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Your Email is a Jail Sentence (Here’s Your Get Out of Jail Free Card)

It’d been a long week, and I took Friday afternoon off. I was relaxing at a friend’s house when an urgent work email came across my blackberry. When I tried to respond, I received that dreaded email response that meant I had to go back to the office to address the issue. “Your mailbox has…

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How Compartmentalizing Your Work is Killing Your Mojo

I’ve got two cell phones- one for my corporate work and another for personal calls. A couple of years ago, my wife overheard me answering my work phone. When I hung up, she had a twisted expression on her face. She said, “I don’t know who that was that just took that call but it…

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Seven Ways to Burnout Before Thirty

I’m really energized today because I’ve published a guest post on Brazen Careerist. This website is important because it focuses entirely on career management for young professionals, which is an often overlooked group for job burnout. It seems like most of the discussion around job burnout is focused around helping executives that have been working…

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The Big Lie about Work-Life Balance

The big lie about work-life balance is that it’s achievable. It’s just a red herring. The struggle for work-life balance does nothing but leads to stress and burnout. It must end. You see “balancing” is exhausting, never ending, and even painful. Think back to your own see-saw days in the fourth grade. When you were…

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Special Announcement: What You can Learn About Burnout From Kim Kardashian, Robert Downey Jr, and Bruce Springsteen

I’m excited to announce my first guest article is featured on Fistful of Talent. Within 24 hours of this post, my article already had 86 tweets and 44 shares on LinkedIn, so you can imagine my enthusiasm. It’s so exciting to me because I’m getting to share our message on job burnout with an even…

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