Author: JP

5 Good Habits of Companies

Sometimes as we are working our way through life and work, we lose sight of everything around us. The analytics and experience of the people at TTI Success Insights tend to say just the right things, even if it seems common sense. It’s what should be […]

Caffeine’s effect on Success?

To caffeinate, or not caffeinate? That is the question when we face when getting out of bed in the morning. We’re all drinking an increasing number of cups of coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, and with how many espresso shots every day? Or we go on the opposite bender adding green […]

Burnout

If you’ve lived on planet earth long enough, you’ve been here.

It comes and goes, sometimes varying levels from day to day, week to week.

If you have a spouse, they’ve probably commented concern. If you’re like me, you may have even wondered if you’ll crack and what that might look like.

My understanding comes from my own places of burnout. This isn’t my first run-in with it, either. It also seems like everyone thinks they have “the” answer to preventing burnout or getting out of it. Not “an answer”, but “the” answer. Religious leaders, motivational speakers, HR, friends of friends starting their next career newly minted as a “life coach” on Facebook: these are all mostly well intentioned people and typically claim to know something despite half of them appearing clueless to our own specific situation. Honestly, I don’t think there is a singular answer. From what I’ve seen, it is too unique per individual and circumstance. There may be some common traits, but I think the application is likely too unique. That being said, sometimes it can help to read another’s observations and experiences. Hopefully instead of being blinded by similarities, perhaps a difference might spark a thought in your own journey. Perhaps you’re not the burnt out one: maybe you’re the manager, coach, team lead, or spouse of someone and you’ll recognize something.

In my experience, to understand burnout, you have to understand what makes a person “tick”. Or perhaps it would be better to say, wrapping my head around this topic required first understanding what gives myself the drive to be and act…  me.

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Career Coaching

We’ve all done the the personality tests online that purport to tell you what you’re like and how this might influence you. Whether it’s BuzzFeed, a Myers-Briggs test knock off, or some other FaceBook quizz, you know what I mean. You’ve probably even read the […]

Self Defense and Violence

My wife sent me this link, and I think it’s really well said. Bold emphasis is mine. The primary goal of self-defense is to avoid becoming the victim of violence… …This is the core principle of self-defense: Do whatever you can to avoid a physical […]