If You Ever Needed a Vacation from Your Vacation (then this blog is for you)

It was a family beach vacation, and we were having a blow-out barbecue. I slowly spread the mayonnaise on my hamburger. I took a few bites and something tasted awfully strange. I looked down at the mayonnaise jar and it said… “Best if used by May 2007″….six years ago…yuck! Family Vacations can Stress You Out…

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Job Burnout is a Killer

Have you ever tried Googling “Job Burnout”? Here are some of the definitions you get: Problems related to life-management difficulty. (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) The experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest.(Wikipedia) A state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life. (Herbert Freudenberger) Worthless. Totally bland and…

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The Burnout Manifesto (Seven Ways to Reignite your Career from Burnout)

Imagine a career with… less stress and worry more confidence in the steps you’re taking the gratification from knowing that you’re making a difference. Your time and self-worth are your most precious resources. It’s time to get them off the “back-burner” and bring them into the game to create a career and life you’re passionate…

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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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