The Workaholic Curse — Coaching Call with Tripp Lanier

Do you feel like everything will fall apart if you don’t bust your ass everyday?

Do you expect work and family to be the only things that nourish you?

And are you waiting for life to be different before you’re allowed to live the way you really want to live?

Today’s coaching call focuses on a guy who’s made some big changes through major weight loss and therapy. That said, he still calls himself a workaholic without a life beyond the office and home. In this conversation we challenge the mindset that keeps him stuck in the grind so that he can free up his time and live more purposefully.

In this conversation:

  • Wanting a sense of purpose
  • Lacking hobbies and male friends
  • Expecting work and family to nourish us
  • How would life be different if you knew your purpose?
  • Making excuses to avoid trying new things


  • What drives the workaholic?
  • Having no time for a personal life
  • Being unable to delegate
  • Being busy without feeling any accomplishment
  • What really keeps us from making positive changes?

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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