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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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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