The Painful Reason You’re Burned Out

Is your drive to be productive burning you out?

Does the idea of relaxing create anxiety or guilt?

And how can we tell if we’ve been hijacked by our fear?

In this coaching call, I help a husband and father take a look at what drives his deep need to be productive. We explore how we use work to escape our emotions as well as what’s possible when we’re not running away from ourselves.

In this interview:

  • The shadow side of productivity
  • Why we burn ourselves out
  • What fuels ambition for many people
  • Learning about the ‘boardroom in our minds’
  • Making sure we’ll always be safe and secure

Click here to listen to my conversation with IFS founder Richard Schwartz.

Note: What you’re about to hear is an actual coaching call. The person being coached volunteered and gave explicit permission to have our conversation recorded for this podcast.

About Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier is a professional coach, author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous, and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for over a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.

Since 2005, he has spent thousands of hours coaching people all around the world to get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were put on this earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, meaning, and fun.

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