Dealing with Burnout — Coaching Call with Tripp Lanier

Have you been on autopilot and now realize that your life isn’t what you wanted it to be?

Would you have to take a big pay cut in order to experience more meaningful work?

And is your sense of playfulness dying on the vine?

Today I have a conversation with a guy who is fed up with his career. He feels under-appreciated, and the next generation is coming along quickly to eat his lunch. He’s able to point his finger at the many reasons why he feels so dissatisfied.

He’s burning out.

For him, it’s the “same sh*t different day” routine, and he believes he needs to do something drastic in order to get out of this downward spiral.

But then the conversation takes a turn. And we go deep.

This conversation is an example of why I love coaching so much. Because as we dig deeper, we begin to reveal what he’s truly missing — and how he’s the only one who can give himself permission to make this change for himself.

Why does this matter? Often times we’re allowed to believe that our problem is one thing when it’s actually another. We can spend years and tons of money trying to solve this problem when the real solution, the real opportunity was right in front of us the whole time.

As you listen, I invite you to consider how your perception of the world — and the version of you that you’re bringing to the world — might be limiting you far more than the problems you think you have.

Let’s see.

In this interview:

  • Burning out
  • Feeling caught in same routine
  • Wanting our work to have meaning
  • Being afraid to take a huge pay cut in order to do meaningful work
  • Does work have to be the source of where you experience meaning?


  • “I want to be closer to my aspirations”
  • What do you use as a North Star?
  • What is soul vision?
  • How can you connect with your aspirations even if you don’t really know what they are?
  • What lessons can we learn from a six year old girl?

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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