In the 1770s, my ancestors, loyal to King George III, emigrated from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia. In 1950, my father, believing that it was now safe for him and his family to do so, became the first member of our clan to return to the United States. Before going back to Massachusetts, it was pre- ordained by family and knowledgeable friends that I would return to Nova Scotia to attend Dalhousie University. I did so in 1963, following a critical incident that had occurred the previous year.
Another promotion for my father resulted in our family moving, in my senior year of high school, to another city. While I was washing dishes in the back of a restaurant, a 19-year-old waiter, Tom, observed that I was no longer fun to be around. After pouring out my heart to him regarding the girl I had been “forced” to leave behind, he suggested that I major in psychology when I entered university. That was the first I had heard of this discipline. In minutes, he...
Americans love #winning.
And that can be a wonderful thing. Seriously, there are many benefits to feeling like a competent go getter.
It’s actually becoming more normal than not to struggle with workplace exhaustion, irritability, demotivation and disillusionment. Our obsession with achievement has us running ourselves ragged and Burnout is turning into the new status quo.
Now for the good news: there are some practical science-backed strategies we can use on a daily basis to combat the causes and symptoms of Burnout.
I’ve chosen three radically different strategies here, so you can explore which one works best for you. I invite you to pick one or two that sound appealing and try them for a full week. Track their impact and leave a...
This month, Brendon Burchard, the CEO of High Performance Institute, has a new book releasing titled, "High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way."
He also posted his methodology chapter for the book here.
Below is the official publisher summary, and our favorite quotes from the book. Full disclaimer: as Burchard is the CEO of HPI, we benefit from the sales of his book by increased awareness to our programs.
Publisher Summary of High Performance Habits
fter extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits, and you win. Neglect them, and life is a...
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