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Burning Out? Give Yourself Permission to Dial It Back.

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More Work Hours is Less Effective 🕤

There’s the cultural messaging we’ve received our whole lives that putting in more hours and more effort ensures our success, even though discerning what to put your effort into is far more important than blanketing your life in hard work. The stats on overwork also show a

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Then What?

We have a choice to continue our old behavior of blowing past our boundaries to parts of our life outside of work.

In those moments Ask yourself "what if I don't do this today?"

You’ll probably be behind tomorrow, ask yourself again: Then what? Keep digging...

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Sharing your goal with someone you perceive as having higher status or you respect, holds you accountable for doing it because you care about their opinion of you.

The person you share your goal with doesn’t have t...

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Go all-in on what matters

Do a 80/20 analysis and determine what 20% of tasks or projects give you 80% of the results at work. 

  • List your biggest wins at work (the results you’re after, or your top goals) on one side of a piece...

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It's common for people to wish they hadn’t worked so much when they’re on their deathbed.

When you feel stuck in an old pattern and have difficulty changing your behavior, fast-forward and ask your 85-year-old self what they would wish they would have done at the current stage of your life....

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