anxiety

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Sam’s Story

I just had an email from one of my clients (*name changed) who finished up coaching with me in May 2019. He’s a terrific young sales guy with a strong faith and desire to contribute, both to his work and to his family and community. But he came to me in burnout, while he was […]

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How not to fix burnout

By the time you’re worried enough about burnout to do something useful about it, you’re probably too exhausted. But here are a few things you might have tried: Beat yourself up more Man up – try to be more disclipined and work harder Ignore the problem and hide away from others Tell yourself it’s temporary

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adequately inadequate

Adequately inadequate

Here’s how to break free of the inadequacy trap, even when you feel stressed and downhearted about it. Even when it’s become a daily torment. I know you want to be perfect all the time and feel confident BEFORE you begin work. We all do. But today if you actually feel worn out, jaded and

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am i in burnout?

Do I have burnout?

As I reported last year, in May 2019 the World Health Organisation classified burnout as ‘a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’. The three main experiences they reported in people suffering burnout were feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings

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safety

Do you feel safe?

If you lack a general sense of safety in your life, work, relationships and social life – have you ever wondered why? If, like me, you are pre-millennial (born before 1980) you might recall a different, safer experience of life. Looking back from today it appears quaint, naïve even. The pace of life was slower,

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overwork

Does overwork cause heart attacks?

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.Bertrand Russell The other day a client asked if I thought overwork caused heart attacks. But what is overwork? Let’s define overwork as mental rather than physical, since most of us here work with our heads. Overwork is

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Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome

OK, confession… I once quit a pivotal role in a startup because of imposter syndrome, only to hear later that my boss thought the exact opposite of me, and was gutted when I left. Most of my clients actually come to me with so little energy, enjoyment and reward at work that they are considering

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What is Burnout?

The World Health Organisation has this year recognised Burnout as a medical condition. WHO defines Burnout as a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed with three attributes feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to

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