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The podcast for slightly dented execs and professionals seeking massive success, strong leadership and fulfilment. Weekly tips and techniques for high-achieving Type A professionals to beat burnout and restore outstanding leadership, performance and ease at work. Podcast hosted by Master Burnout Coach Dex Randall. - Burnout Recovery Coaching https://dexrandall.com - Burnout Recovery eCourse https://bit.ly/burnoutecourse - Guest Podcast Appearances https://bit.ly/dex-guest-appearances
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If you're struggling to deal with moral outrage or moral injury at work, and it's contributing to burnout for you, here are some ways you can heal your suffering. Don't stay in suffering, take action because you DO have some measure of control. When we accept the status quo, and change seems impossible, there is a new way to understand our dilemma …
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Are you stuck in burnout or career growth? Let's talk about breaking free from stuckness and overcoming burnout. The origins of stuckness lie in our self-belief and fears, and burnout symptoms prevent us seeing past them. This is the cycle of exhaustion and frustration, and the behaviors that perpetuate it, including busywork and self-doubt. Recove…
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Don't accept being stuck with an under-performing and fragile brain. Practice these simple exercises to gain more mastery over burnout. Replace the societal focus on over-achievement with productive authenticity to tune up your human potential and results. The simple act of releasing limiting inner voices speeds up burnout recovery. Discover how yo…
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Our human bodies are designed to heal, but under a constant burden of high stress, not enough sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise, less than nourishing social connections and willful self-neglect, thriving is not always possible. At the peak of burnout, our bodies lose tone, vitality and resilience. Many new clients come to me with signs of bodily w…
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It can be tough(!) to pause for self-care when burnt out, but those essential pauses can be transformative. I've learned that the act of being kind to oneself is not a luxury; it's a necessity - our souls die without it. Don't they? Do you wish people would support you more? Are you being a bit TOO tough on yourself? As remote an idea as it may see…
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Are your feeling burned out and stuck because of learned helplessness? It can happen to anyone! In a burnout context, Learned Helplessness can simply be an old pattern of thinking amenable to gentle self-supporting change. e.g. for me, around academic success. Overcoming it will help you regain control of your life. Becoming curious about where and…
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One of the most common indicators of burnout is feeling disrespected. We tend to feel unacknowledged, under-valued, unsupported and used. Which we naturally don't appreciate when we're also giving our all as highly skilled and over-worked professionals. So, this week here are my top 4 tips to handle the oversized emotional trigger of feeling disres…
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Feeling undervalued and overwhelmed in your professional life? As someone who has navigated the murky waters of burnout, I've learned that self-advocacy isn't just about speaking up—it's about recognizing your worth. Let's talk about why asserting your needs can reignite passion in your work and how it's a game-changer for your emotional well-being…
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We humans spend much of our time lying outrageously to ourselves about ourselves and our own capabilities, twisting the data to match our beliefs. Which would be fine, except in burnout, when our beliefs suck. Specifically, we see limitations where none exist. Let's take a fresh look, and open up an exciting new world of possibility simply by chang…
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I want to let you know how different your life will look after burnout. But if I told you, you wouldn't believe me ;) So instead I'll show you WHY it's going to be different. And you can work out the details for yourself. ----------------------------------- Burnout Resources: Get 1-on-1 burnout recovery coaching at https:/mini.dexrandall.com Burnou…
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I would (pre-burnout) have loved to be invincible. Sadly, I was shaking at the knees with raw vulnerability instead. Invincible would have been SO convenient and face-saving. Many of us disposed to burnout secretly give invincibility a try, even knowing it's a dud. Its apparent protective quality is so seductive. Unfortunately, it's just part of th…
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Spiritual heart advice for troubled times! Oren is a meditation and non-violent communication teacher, somatic practitioner and author of "Your Heart Was Made for This: Contemplative Practices to Meet a World In Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love." He teaches at Spirit Rock and the book is a practical guide to cultivating skills to keep your …
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Sensitivity and hypersensitivity are common for people experiencing burnout. In fact, these days, they're just common for people! If you feel overly sensitive when you are under duress, anxious and living on adrenaline - that makes sense, doesn't it? But don't worry, this will change through burnout recovery, as you build greater energy and resilie…
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If your goal's lying in the weeds, it's never too late to re-start it and be your own hero after all. Here's how. Chances are it's fear of failure (or a similarly unwelcome emotion) that stopped you. That would be why 91% of people fail at goals. But if you could handle the suck of not knowing how you will succeed, until you do... If you were OK wi…
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We live in uncertain times - Covid, economy, politics - and it's important to notice how you feel about that, and how it affects your decision-making. Success thinking dwindles whenever we lose confidence, but at such times it's more important than ever to focus on your goals. A bold attitude shines brighter when others are in retreat. Your commitm…
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If you've ever wondered how burnout coaching works in practice, this is the episode for you. I break down each of the components and services that combine to guide you smoothly out of burnout. Every step of the way is tailored to your experience, your challenges and whatever you personally need to progress towards your goal with the least amount of…
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If you've wondered how and why burnout recovery coaching is so effective, or wondered if it's for you, find out here. Learn about the core skills that will transform your work life completely. ----------------------------------- Burnout Resources: Get 1-on-1 burnout recovery coaching at https:/mini.dexrandall.com Burnout Recovery eCourse: https://g…
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You may find that under chronic stress your brain goes a bit wonky and starts feeding you suboptimal thoughts about life. That could be due to fatigue, distraction, overwhelm...etc. Remember that your thoughts at such moments are not facts - false beliefs, exhaustion and memories can muddle your thinking - but you CAN find your way back to more hel…
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Type A super-achievers can be rather obsessed with being the one who can fix every problem, and whose work ethic and performance are top shelf. But this ultimately contributes to burnout! If that's you, burnout recovery is a gift that keeps on giving. You will learn a gentler way to be brilliant and deliver your best work to the world, that gives y…
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Are you feeling on shakier ground since Covid? Did you experience an ongoing shift in your world view? Many people appear to have lost confidence in the world since Covid, and certainly in my coaching practice I see people's optimism suppressed. Planet Money tells us that consumer confidence is still way down. Let's examine why we still feel less s…
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There are important and revealing questions to ask yourself about your ambition, or lack of it. Why do/don't you feel driven to achieve something? What itch are you trying to scratch? Is your ambition driven by scarcity or abundance? Learn about the 3 types of ambition, and discover when and how it's easiest to kickstart new goals, if you are curre…
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Towards year end is the perfect time to plan for next year. What do you want more of? Less of? What would a perfect year look like? Because if we set a direct course, we're infinitely more likely to be gratified than if we dwell in fear and doubt, not daring to set any firm goal. Silently backburnering your year before it even starts is a mark of t…
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As Thanksgiving, school break, the festive season and the new work year descend upon us - How can we set ourselves up for ease and enjoyment, rather than increasing bouts of pressure and irritation? Be the host you want to be - focus on enjoyment, delegate tasks, and create a welcoming atmosphere at your home. Be the guest and companion you want to…
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Many people have been feeling a bit destabilised in these changing times - more exposed, vulnerable and fragile. Less in control. Especially those who tend towards chronic anxiety and burnout. Today we look at the perfect storm that got us here, and I share some practical exercises for you to self-right when you feel this way. Coaching is a process…
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One of the least fun(!) parts of burnout can be how it affects our financial security - perhaps because we're not selling, earning, saving, or spending in our most rational and effective way. Or because we're suspended from work, off sick or between jobs. Or simply because the economy has turned down and we're feeling the pinch. Not everyone in bur…
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The first step in burnout recovery is being clear about what problem you're trying to solve. Then step 2 is finding an effective cure. Many people come to me with what they THINK might be burnout, because my speciality is executive and professional burnout. They tend to have four main questions for me: Is this burnout? If so, why am I in it? Why ha…
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Sometimes in life, when we hit a low point in our own energy and start seeing problems everywhere, we feel like the world is against us. It's understandable in our modern culture AND it can be a hard spot to bounce back from. So today, let's take a look at why that might happen in burnout and the things we CAN do about that. There are plenty of tho…
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In burnout, we are typically over-run with all kinds of negative emotions, that wear us down, reduce our effectiveness at work and impact our mood and energy. Once we're very tired, this experience can become the norm and our defence against it is often to shut down our painful feelings, so we can get through our day. Sadly, we cannot selectively s…
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In these anxiety-ridden times, we need to talk about safety, and how to create a sense of safety inside ourselves that allows us to open up to this full human experience without being overwhelmed. The unfortunate truth is, some people don't feel comfortable having an experience of safety. It may trigger nervous system alarm and hyper-sensitivity to…
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In this podcast episode, Dex Randall interviews Jonathan Pritchard, a mentalist and showman known as the "million dollar mind reader." Jonathan shares his journey in the world of mentalism, starting with his interest in magic tricks and eventually becoming a professional magician and martial arts. "100% engaged, 0% attached is a very strong kung fu…
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Controlling the Narrative is often touted as a desirable outcome. But is it? Certainly, when we're experiencing burnout, it has some appeal! We hope - usually in vain - that others will overlook our sketchy performance, surliness and teamwork fails. Perhaps they will give us the benefit of the doubt? In this episode, let's explore the dynamics of c…
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Since quitting her own job as a lawyer, Goli Kalkhoran has transitioned to coaching and now hosts the "Lessons from a Quitter" podcast. She helps de-stigmatize quitting and coaches mostly women who are thinking of transitioning their careers to build a more intentional, fulfilling life. I invited Goli on the show because so many clients who come to…
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It's super-helpful to know how to use the vagus nerve to promote instant calm in your nervous system, mind and body. Otherwise, if your nervous system is chronically triggered by stress and anxiety, you may remain in fight-or-flight for long periods and this will harm your mood, wellbeing and health. Listen in for a quick primer on how the Autonomi…
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Dr. Laura Sicola is an expert in a skill that many of us lack - powerful and influential communication at the C-suite level. She knows how YOU can help people hear, and stay engaged with, your message. If you're anything like me, you know your stuff and can push through a presentation with professional acumen and passion, but sometimes a little twe…
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Are you Type A and in burnout? If you reckon you have "Type A" behaviours, you might notice how they contribute to burnout. You're most likely driving yourself hard, treating yourself harshly and taking no prisoners. Listen in to discover what Type A is all about - and what upsides you might manifest once you tackle burnout. When you understand you…
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If you're wondering if you are in burnout, listen to the 7 deadly sins to find out. You also need to know why it's so hard to recover by yourself, and how you really can get your work mojo back. It's a straightforward process that anyone can follow. Burnout is still on the rise globally, and I believe that each person who recovers then has the powe…
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One of my clients asked me last week how to start giving himself approval. It's a great question, because in burnout we're pretty mean to ourselves and, as a result, constantly seek external approval. A painful quest, huh? So it's helpful to understand this typical burnout pattern and exactly how to resolve it. When performance at work isn't great …
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It's vital to know that you can have great success after burnout, since burnout comes with an extra dose of despair. So I'm going to say it here: If professional burnout is your main problem, you can have your mojo back, life can be sweet and better things await. This episode is full of success stories from my clients who have forged spectacular re…
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The first step in burnout recovery can be daunting. Many men have no idea if, or how, burnout can be fixed - and facing the prospect of talking about what they see as a failing isn't very appealling. Does it feel like a leap of faith to you? No worries, I've got your back. Not only is burnout NOT a failing, it's the hallmark of extremely high-achie…
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Do you want your career to grow this year? In these times of interest rate hikes, escalating cost of living and widespread job loss - you can protect your career and finances, even if you are currently in burnout. There is a golden opportunity right now for you to bring all your best attributes to the fore, when others are in retreat. To "keep your…
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You may have discovered that from the dark trenches of burnout, a new work role often looks very seductive. However, all is not as it seems. If you are exhausted and frustrated to the extent of burnout, I always recommend you put on the coaching life-vest first, rather than bale out for a new position. Otherwise, the cynicism and frustration that h…
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Getting new habits to stick can be a challenge(!), so here are some excellent tweaks to make habit-forming as close to effortless as it gets! Starting small and easy, with plenty of reward, turns out to be the best way to get a new habit off the ground. What doesn't work is over-taxing yourself, dropping out and judging yourself a failure! Think Du…
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As leaders, we might be tempted to ..ahem.. over-manage our teams, but in fact the greatest success is much more likely to come from teaching them to self-manage and letting their collective creative genius rip! Here we will talk about the 3 steps to building effective self-managed teams, which are: Letting go of micro-management and the disempower…
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Cait Donovan has just written a paper on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and burnout, so we talk here about that and her extensive experience as a Burnout Coach. Cait also shares her methods of burnout recovery - what she sees working, what she doesn't and how she views burnout recovery from both a medical and Chinese medicine perspective. Sho…
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Anxiety is the main axis around which all the other symptoms of burnout revolve and it's especially so for leaders, whose distress might be amplified by the distress of the people they lead. Many of us are promoted into leadership without much training, and rarely do we receive instruction on how to lead high-performing teams. So it's likely that h…
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Performative productivity sound good. Doesn't it? But in burnout, it isn't. It's looking like you're being productive, without actually delivering the deep value that's expected of you. It's looking busy, but feeling jaded and cynical. Here we will explore the signs of performative productivity and why you might be working this way. Then we'll look…
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Our anguish in burnout tends to be magnified enormously by a merciless inner critic, that chips away at our self-esteem, morale and motivation all day long. But you don't need to put up with THAT kind of friend! When you turn down the firehose of self-criticism, you can create enough space to begin the work of burnout recovery and get a whole lot o…
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Many of us dissociate when confronted with overwhelming uncomfortable emotions. It's a habit we pick up as children, that we could easily drop as adults, when we have greater emotional resilience. Yet we don't. Particularly in burnout. We can employ dissociation to withdraw further and further from a reality that has become increasingly painful. He…
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In this episode I chew the fat on burnout recovery with renowned expert Duncan So. We share the view that burnout is a wake-up call - the body's catalyst to a magical transition into your next level of power and success. Duncan is an engineer turned burnout recovery expert. He reveals profound insights into burnout at a societal, organisational and…
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When we're in burnout we might be trying to solve every problem - our own and other people's - often to save face and maintain status. The price we pay though might be exhaustion, overwork and resentment. So, can we recover from burnout and be the saviour of the universe at the same time? Probably not. Do we need to? Probably not. Listen to these t…
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