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    The real cure for burnout
    Every article on Forbes or Entrepreneur echos the same advice, “more self-care, finding balance, or take a break.” This overplayed, generic advice only addresses the symptoms of burnout, not the root cause. I dive much deeper into this in my burnout masterclass, but it’s essential to address the r…
    Considering a pivot?
    Are you on the brink of a pivot in your career or business? Making a career shift is never simple. It requires introspection, risk-taking, and a leap of faith. That said, ask yourself three questions before taking the leap: 1. What are my strengths, and how do they align with
    What does work mean to you?
    A reader recently asked, “Is it weird I only view work as an exchange of time for money?” It’s easy to assume that he may not be doing work that allows him to use his strengths and feel energized every day. Or that if he understood his values more clearly,
    Do you know your flow triggers?
    Have you ever been so engrossed in a challenging task that you completely lost track of time, experiencing immense joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment as you worked? Have you ever found yourself seamlessly transitioning between jobs, with time flying by, and before you knew it, hours had passed?…
    Your perfect day at work
    What does the perfect day at work look like to you? Have you ever taken the time to think about it? If you could experience the perfect workday, what would you be doing? Whether you’re an entrepreneur, climbing the corporate ladder, or selling donuts out of the back of your
    Developing resilience as an entrepreneur
    Hey there, fabulous folks! This week, I’m coming to you from the caffeine mothership, a.k.a Starbucks. I know, I know, I almost always avoid the chains and hit the local spots, but today we’re settling for burnt coffee. It’s just closer to the homestead. I’m on my second
    The overlooked entrepreneurial superpower
    What’s the entrepreneur’s most honorable, critical, overlooked, and underrated character trait? Resilience. Resilience plays a significant role in our journey as entrepreneurs, giving us the confidence to take risks, pushing us through the challenging early stages, overcoming growing pains, carryi…
    What’s your freedom offer?
    Are you longing for the freedom and flexibility to pursue your passions and create a life on your terms? Everyone has a unique skill that can be packaged and sold as a service. It’s the key to unlocking the doors to independence and fulfillment. I call this your freedom offer.
    Ask yourself this one question today
    What accomplishments do you think must occur during your lifetime so that you will consider your life to have been satisfying and well-lived—a life of few or no regrets? When was the last time you asked yourself a question like this? Sometimes, we get so caught up in pursuing
    What makes you feel strong?
    What are your strengths? You’ve been asked this question thousands of times throughout your lifetime.
    An unconventional approach to clarifying what matters
    A year ago, I worked with an executive coach (Rick) who took me through an exercise that completely shifted my perspective. I was struggling to gain clarity around what I wanted to do next in my career. During one of our sessions he asked me: “During your childhood, what were

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