6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (3 of 3)

If there were a contagious condition (other than “that one”) that could take you out as an entrepreneur or business owner and short-circuit your future success, would you want to know about it? The condition is burnout, and the dominant work habits of our culture have made it more prevalent than ever. But you don’t […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (2 of 3)

Did you know a recent study showed 89% of professionals were suffering from some degree of burnout? Did you know there are six powerful steps you can take to make sure it doesn’t happen to you? In the last post, we drew from over three decades of research by burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (1 of 3)

First, the bad news: In case you didn’t know, burnout has reached epidemic proportions, especially among business owners and entrepreneurs, and if you’re in that category you could be at serious risk. Here’s the good news: Long-time researchers and burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter have identified six primary “risk factors” that lead […]

The Surprising Connection Between Bed-Wetting and Burnout

Last night my daughter wet her bed (not normal), and I learned something about burnout. She showed up at 1:40am, crying and knocking quietly on our door. I could tell she felt sorry and embarrassed at the “accident,” but I sensed something else hurt her 4-year-old heart even more. She was feeling alone. So I […]

Houses and Fields

If you want to build a meaningful life you love, which is more important, improving your work or improving your self? Consider this…  For some, it’s all too easy to spend most of our time improving our “house.” We tweak our business brand assets, constantly read and watch new personal growth material, and are relentless […]

Do the Work

Discipline is not a natural thing. By its very nature, discipline is about self-control, making ourselves do things we wouldn’t naturally do. But we must do the work of disciplining ourselves if we want the discipline to work. Planning and strategizing, as important as they are, will never produce results in and of themselves. Only action can […]

3 Ways to **Guarantee** You NEVER Feel Successful (2 of 3)

If you’re a “producer” and are getting some wins, way to go! You might be basking in the glow of your success, but there’s the thing… If you’d rather NOT feel successful, there are three EASY ways to make sure that no matter how many goals you achieve, you never, EVER feel like a True […]

Shelves, Selves, and a 2020 Vision

I have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my study, or more accurately, pieces of one. For six months I’ve waited, stalled, and “meant to get to” finishing that shelf, and last week I finally started the finishing process…and stopped again. Maybe I keep stopping because life is just so busy sometimes, but maybe it’s because of […]

Two Perspectives on Pull-ups in the Pool [An Encouraging Word]

The clock was ticking, and we weren’t getting anything done. My son Bradley loves the pool, and this particular morning I had agreed to join him in “training” together, practicing laps to help us both prepare for the triathlon he wants to do with me in the fall. There, in tepid waters of our little […]