Exhausted to Extraordinary

The Mindset Hack Series

The mission of Exhausted to Extraordinary is to help high achievers unblock their mind, reshape their thinking, and return the joy to their work. We deliver one mindset hack each week using our “7 questions in 7 minutes” format.

How to Be Happier at Work — In Just 7 Minutes with Nic Marks

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

My guest this week is Nic Marks who claims that, “Happiness is a serious business and businesses who take it seriously do better. Happier teams are more productive, more innovative, and have less churn.” Find out what it takes.

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Summary

Being a good leader means having a happy team which means creating the right environment for people to flourish.

Nic Marks has been working in the field of happiness, wellbeing and quality of life for over 25 years, with a particular emphasis on measurement and how to create positive change. 

In 2001 he founded the award-winning Centre for Wellbeing at the London-based think tank the New Economics Foundation. Over the next decade Nic and his team were highly influential in the UK and global policy arena. This included the world’s first global measure of sustainable wellbeing – the Happy Planet Index – and the very popular Five Ways to Wellbeing. The latter were designed to be the mental health equivalent of five fruit and vegetables a day. They have since been used very widely in the UK and globally as a framework for promoting positive mental health. 

How to be an Imperfect Environmentalist — In Just 7 Minutes with Sheila Morovati

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

When it comes to caring for the environment, it is easy to feel like you are just one person and that your actions won’t make much of a difference. In truth, the choices you make can lead up to a meaningful change. 

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  • To download campaign-specific assets that communicate an environmental mission and get others to take action, go to: https://habitsofwaste.org/campaigns/
  • Check out the app ‘Habits of Waste’ to go on a plant-based diet and much more

Summary

A first-generation Iranian American and environmentalist, Sheila Michail Morovati is the President and Founder of non-profits Habits of Waste and Crayon Collection. With a Sociology degree from UCLA, she has been successfully growing her non-profits since 2013. Sheila spearheaded the historic ban of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers in the City of Malibu and beyond. Morovati believes that people want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment, but they must first be enlightened on how to make a change in their own behavior.

How to Get Grounded and Feel Better Fast — In Just 7 Minutes with Clint Ober

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

In today’s modern world, we spend almost all of our time indoors. This translates into more inflammation. So if your immune system is compromised, you’ll want to learn from this week’s guest, an expert in grounding.

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Summary

You’ve probably heard about diets and other health related ways to lower your inflammation, but did you know that by grounding yourself for 30 minutes outdoors, you can instantly feel the change? 

This week, I interview Clint Ober. He is CEO of Earth FX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs, California. Over the past twenty years, he has supported a host of research studies (Earthing Institute) that collectively demonstrate that grounding alone reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems.

How to Fall in Love with Yourself Using Astrology — In Just 7 Minutes with Debra Silverman

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

We all struggle at times, but did you know that much of the time it’s because we think there is something wrong with us? Remedying this might be as simple as falling in love with yourself and astrology can help. 

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Summary

Whether you experience too much or too little of some aspect of life, you’re out of balance. This can make you feel insecure and self-conscious. You might attribute it to a personality trait and wonder how you can possibly change. But what if you didn’t have to change at all?

This week, I interview astrologist and psychotherapist Debra Silverman. When Debra was just 20 years old, she met an astrologer who blew her mind and changed her world forever. She had officially been introduced to the world of Astrology. It was then that she realized the stars in her own world had aligned just right, and she had found her life’s purpose.

Today, Debra has an online university program where you can go for personal growth for self-discovery, to learn a new skill to help other people, or start a new business as an astrologer.

How to Battle Post-Traumatic Stress and Win — In Just 7 Minutes with Michael Gier

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

If you’ve been struggling with post-traumatic stress and nothing’s helped, it’s time you heard about the alternative treatments saving the lives of veterans and first responders. 

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  • For post-traumatic stress: https://www.woundedheroesdocumentary.com/resources.html
  • To watch the film: https://22zero.org/

Summary

Post-traumatic stress can rob you of the joy in life. It can affect your sense of safety, prevent you from sleeping, and keep you away from your loved ones. If you’re isolating or self-medicating, or just plain miserable because of past events, it’s time you learned about the healing modalities featured in two new films by Michael Gier. 

Michael Gier (guy-er) is an award-winning director/producer of hundreds of TV commercials, corporate videos, short films, feature films, and documentaries including “Wounded Heroes” which released in March 2021. It’s a film is about Veterans & 1st Responders, Post-Traumatic Stress, and the many successful alternative treatments that give anyone battling PTS their lives back. And “Healing the Heroes of 9-11” which was released on 9-11 in honor of the 20th anniversary.

How to Grow Your Business without Burnout — In Just 7 Minutes with Charlie Gilkey

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

If you’re a creator or founder and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the ideas you have for your business, you are in luck. Rather than burn out, you’ll learn how to simplify your processes and focus on the one to three right solutions for your business.

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Summary

Figuring out what you to focus on next in your business, especially as you scale and grow, can be challenging. If you’re spreading yourself too thin or are stuck because you don’t know which way to go next, check out this week’s interview.

Charlie Gilkey helps creators, business owners, and leaders start finishing the stuff that matters. He’s the founder of Productive Flourishing, author of the book Start Finishing (2019) and The Small Business Lifecycle (2012), and host of the Productive Flourishing podcast. He utilizes award-winning tools and services to live a productive life, including a digital momentum planner. 

How to Confront “Stealth Anxiety” and Trauma — In Just 7 Minutes with Shauna Springer

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you wake up in the middle of the night for no reason? Do you have surges of irritability that come out of nowhere? If you answered yes, you might have stealth anxiety or even trauma.

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  • To sample audio clips from the book, Warrior, go to: https://youtu.be/dZlcF0lO6K8
  • Check out: docshaunaspringer.com to find 52 episodes related to military suicide solutions as well as multiple Psychology Today articles

Summary

You may not realize how much stress and trauma affect you, but your body doesn’t lie (and neither do brain scans). Trauma causes biological injury and is maintained through our psychology. You need to understand why it’s happening and attend to the symptoms in search of a resolution. 

“Shauna ‘Doc’ Springer is a best-selling author, frequently requested keynote speaker, and one of the world’s leading experts on psychological trauma, military transition, suicide prevention, and close relationships. She is the author of WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us and the co-author of BEYOND THE MILITARY: A Leader’s Handbook for Warrior Reintegration.

How to Live Kinetically Through Movement Naturalization — In Just 7 Minutes with Dan Palacios

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you jump around from one fitness program to the next?  

Are you someone who can start something but quits before you get a result?

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Summary

Maybe you’ve tried it all but still haven’t found something that sticks when it comes to your fitness. If that’s you, don’t stress. You just need to find a better fit. That’s exactly what Coach Dan helps you do. 

Dan Palacios is a a strength conditioning coach who helps people of all kinds optimize their movement so it translates into their real life. Whether you are very active in your job, are an athlete or sit at your desk all day, he helps you understand what your body is capable of what fits best for your lifestyle.

How to Find Your Way Back to Purpose – In Just 7 Minutes with Jen Louden

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Have you lost your sense of purpose?  

Do you feel stuck in your work and unsure about how to get your groove back?

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Summary

Creatives, authors, and entrepreneurs can sometimes lose their sense of purpose. You know that’s happened when you procrastinate on your work, are filled with self-doubt, or are comparing yourself to others and feel unsatisfied. If that’s you, according to Jen Louden, you need to listen to your desires.

Jen Louden is a personal growth pioneer and bestselling author. Her latest book is Why Bother. Brené Brown said this about her, “Jennifer Louden shows you how to live with more courage and greater intention and how to embrace the truth that you are enough right now.”

How to Turn Your Expertise Into a Scalable Source of Consistent Income – In Just 7 Minutes with Jason Van Orden

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Are you an entrepreneur serving people one at a time? If so, you might be maxed out. You need to turn your expertise into a scalable source of consistent income. 

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Summary

Entrepreneurs often feel overwhelmed by all the things they have to do to reach their target audience. They spend time and energy creating their products and then try to find interested customers. But according to Jason Van Orden, they’re doing it backwards. 

Jason helps authors, academics, and speakers turn their “intellectual equity” into new streams of scalable income and a business model that amplifies their work. As a consultant, trainer, and strategist, he draws from more than sixteen years of experience, including creating multiple successful brands, launching over 60 online courses, teaching more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, earning seven figures in online course sales, and generating 8 million downloads of his podcasts. His mission is to help visionaries with impactful ideas to connect with the people they serve best and the problems they can most uniquely solve.

How to Succeed at Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone – In Just 7 Minutes with Andy Molinsky

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Perhaps you’ve been able to manage fairly well by avoiding the things that scare you. But the truth is, you’re playing small. Imagine what would be possible if you could build up the courage and the confidence to tackle tasks and achieve your goals. 

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Summary

Are there aspects of your work that scare you that can help you achieve your goals? Perhaps all it takes is the courage to step outside your comfort zone. And that’s exactly what Dr. Andy Molinsky’s work is focused on.

Dr. Andy Molinsky is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at Brandeis University in Boston. He helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. And he is the creator of the Global Dexterity Certification Program, a high-impact e-learning opportunity for coaches, trainers, teachers and consultants to adapt successfully to foreign cultures without losing themselves in the process.

How to Rethink the Customer Journey – In Just 7 Minutes with John Jantsch

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

There are so many ways you can market your business that sometimes it can feel overwhelming and if you try to do it all, you can run out of steam. 

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Summary

If you’re a business owner with a scattered approach to marketing, you need to rethink how you approach your customer base. Hear it directly from John Jantsch, one of the top thought leaders in the field.

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, and The Ultimate Marketing Engine. He is also the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network, which trains and licenses independent consultants and agencies to use the Duct Tape Methodology.

How to Say No Nicely – In Just 7 Minutes with Elizabeth Saunders

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you have trouble saying no? Do you find that you’re so busy but the things that are most important to you aren’t getting done? If that’s you, you just have to learn to say no nicely. 

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Summary

If you’re trying to make it all work and are constantly saying “yes” to other people’s requests, not only will you not get what’s most important to you done, but you are at risk for burning out.  

Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, a time coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She was named one of the World’s Top 30 Time Management Professionals. The Christian division of her company focuses on a God-centered approach to time management through Divine Time Management Group Coaching.

How to Tap into the Power of Your Aura – In Just 7 Minutes with Dr. Sandra Camacho Schur

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you do things and wonder why you do them? If so, it could be your programming and according to Dr. Sandra, this is exactly what leads you to avoid listening to YOUR needs while focusing on everyone else. 

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Summary

When you have certain programming, it is hard to make changes. And it’s nearly impossible to overcome those programs with your conscious mind. That said, auric reading is a tool that can dive into your subconscious and provide you with insight into what’s going on under the surface that’s running the show. 

Auric field consultant, Sr. Sandra Camacho Schur, uses her skill of reading the human aura to help purpose driven entrepreneurs. As the founder and owner of Aura Power, she has worked with numerous clients from across multiple industries to achieve newfound clarity, align with their deeper purpose, and create more success and fulfillment. By reading her clients auras, she has helped many see their lives and businesses in a different light which is more aligned with their soul. Having developed this skill in private practice as a chiropractor, she now uses these gifts to help her clients break-through subconscious blocks, creating more success in their lives and their business.

How to Clean Up Your Mental Mess – In Just 7 Minutes with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Do you tell yourself you’re broken?  

It’s time you embraced your mental mess and got to the root of the issue.

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  • Go to www.drleaf.com to get the accompanying workbook to the book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

Summary

Depression and anxiety are symptoms of a bigger problem. Instead of feeling ashamed of your symptoms, Dr. Caroline Leaf recommends you become a “though detector.” Find out what’s led you to feel the way you do, be gentle with yourself, and be patient in the process of rewiring your brain.

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. 

How to Become More Replaceable in Your Business – In Just 7 Minutes with Ari Meisel

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

As an entrepreneur, have you become a victim of your success? Do you fear stepping away from your business because it might fall apart?

If you’re overwhelmed no matter how successful you are in your business, you need to make yourself replaceable.

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Summary

As a business owner, you care so much about your company that you sacrifice your health in the process. But the truth is there is a better and easier way to operate which would give you more freedom.

In this week’s episode, Ari Meisel shares how to fireproof your business.

Ari used to work 18-hour days, until he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and had a car accident.  That’s when he started asking, “Why has it always been done that way? What is the better option?” Since that time, he’s redesigned how he approaches everything. Now he spends less than 20 minutes a day on his business and helps thousands of entrepreneurs become more productive and conquer their feelings of overwhelm by creating systems and processes to free up their time too. 

How to Cultivate a Loving Relationship with Money – In Just 7 Minutes with Ken Honda

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you have money stress? Does it feel like you never have quite enough and that if only you had more, you’d solve all your money problems?

Believe it or not, that’s how most people think regardless of whether they have a little or a lot of money.

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Summary

We think money will solve all our problems, but we somehow end up dissatisfied no matter how much money we have.

In this week’s episode, Ken Honda shares a shortcut to happiness that comes out of Zen philosophy.

Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing eight million copies since 2001. His latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money”

How to Free Yourself From Limiting Beliefs – In Just 7 Minutes with Shelly Lefkoe

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Do you stop yourself instead of going for your dreams? Do you worry about what others will think of you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you have some limiting beliefs, or as my guest this week calls it – head trash.

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Summary

Limiting beliefs can lead you to engaging in behaviors that aren’t good for you, to feeling disappointed, alone, or stuck, and can prevent you from living your full life. 

In this week’s episode, Shelly Lefkoe explains what beliefs are, how they are formed, and hw you can overcome them.

Shelly Lefkoe is an international keynote speaker, workshop leader, and co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute. She’s helped thousands of clients worldwide recreate their lives by ridding themselves of a wide variety of problems including phobias, relationships that never seem to work, violence, procrastination, unwillingness to confront people, health and wellness issues, and sexual dysfunction. She believes that if we raise a conscious generation of children, violence will end, people will treat each other with respect and dignity, and life on this planet will be better for everyone.

How to Revive Your Relationship – In Just 7 Minutes with the Baroness Angelika Christie

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

Ladies – if you’re unhappy in your romantic relationship, you are at risk for developing depression. This is why I interviewed the Baroness Angelika Christie to share with you how you can revive your relationship and step out of that downward spiral that might be hijacking your mind and heart.

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Summary

Do you feel misunderstood and under-appreciated in your relationship? 

Are you confused about whether to stay or leave?

Do you blame yourself for your relationship’s failure?

If that’s you then check out this week’s episode featuring the Baroness Angelika Christie who mentors women who want to upgrade their social standing to elevate their self-image and find a new fulfilling relationship.

Angelika’s work can help you skillfully represent yourself with total confidence. She has decades of personal experience in skillfully navigating her relationships through divorcing and remarrying twice. She knows what it takes to attract exactly what a woman wants in her partner as well as how to leave a relationship that is not in alignment with her anymore, and do so without regret or painful memories.

How to Reduce Your Stress Through Self-Reflection – In Just 7 Minutes with Heather Crider

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

If you’re a high achiever, chances are you experience high stress, get periodically overwhelmed, and even suffer from burnout. That’s where evidence-based neuroscience tools can help. Heather Crider, this week’s guest, shares about the most common mistakes high achievers make and provides a mindset tip to help you push away mental clutter.

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Summary

Do you find that it’s harder to accomplish what you set out to do because you’re so stressed?

When that happens do you tend to push even harder?

If that’s you then check out this week’s episode featuring Heather Crider who provides practical skills backed by evidence-based neuroscience, which catapults results and achieves exponential growth and well-being.

Heather is a dynamic speaker, author, high-performance strategist, neurocoach, and entrepreneur. She was recently featured in Forbes and Thrive Global and has appeared in USA Today as a Top Online Entrepreneur. In addition, she is among an elite group of Search Inside Yourself Facilitators which are part of a groundbreaking system developed by Google. She has authored “The Digital Marketing Success Formula” and hosts the podcast “Go Reflect Yourself.” 

She equips individuals and organizations with the tools to discover who they are meant to be so that they can realize their full potential to have a life of significance and fulfillment. She mindfully harmonizes business with life, and profits with dreams. And she has a mindset hack just for you!

How to Create and Maintain a Daily Practice – In Just 7 Minutes with Dr. Eric Maisel

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

If you’re an artist or writer and you struggle with anxiety, there is no better person to look to for guidance than Dr. Eric Maisel. That’s because he’s a creativity coach and the author of more than 50 books!

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  • Go to www.ericmaisel.com/newsletter for a sample of 12 of Dr. Maisel’s books when you sign up for his newsletter

Summary

Do you get anxious when you have to reveal yourself creatively?

Do you make excuses like you’re too busy or too tired?

If so, you’re probably too anxious.

But according to Dr. Maisel, having a daily practice can help. Hey – it’s helped him be prolific and now he’s helping others do the same.

When he’s not writing books, Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today and is a regular contributor to Mad in America, where he founded and edited its parent resources section. Among his favorite things are leading Deep Writing workshops around the world, working with individual creativity coaching clients, and producing interesting and useful programs (like his Life Purpose Boot Camp Self-Paced Instructor Training).

How to Build Credibility Online – In Just 7 Minutes with Manuj Aggarwal

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

According to my guest this week on the Exhausted to Extraordinary Podcast, Manuj Aggarwal, the biggest challenge professionals face today is understanding other people. This is especially challenging if you try to communicate with folks from industries unrelated to yours. But being able to understand others is how you can build your credibility, especially online.

Resources/Links:

  • Go to manuj.biz for the business growth guide to help you create new connections using social media networks.

Summary

Do you feel frustrated when others don’t understand you?

Does your message get lost in translation?

If so, this can lead to lost business.

To better understand others and have them understand you, you need a guide. Manuj Aggarwal provides a glimpse of what it takes to build credibility with others online and provides a free resource to help you take the next step.

Manuj is an entrepreneur, investor, author and podcast host of Bootstrapping Your Dreams. This is an appropriate title and in a bit you’ll hear why. Manuj started his career at the age of 15, working in a factory for twelve hours a day, six days a week, earning a cool $2 per day.

While Manuj had no contacts or resources, he was determined to improve his life. With hard work, his insatiable curiosity to learn new concepts – he continued to make stellar progress professionally while his personal life suffered. He was on the verge of divorce and losing his kids.

This prompted him to go on an arduous personal journey to find the solutions to life’s endless problems.

Today Manuj has over 150k students across the globe which include entrepreneurs, executives, CEOs  and he’s helping them turn their $2 a day into a boardroom of a 500 Fortune Company. Even in a socially distanced economy.

How to Build a Resiliency Mindset In Your Child – In Just 7 Minutes with Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

According to my guest this week on the Exhausted to Extraordinary Podcast, Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, 50 percent of children in the US have a physical or mental health problem.  If your kid falls into that camp, you are likely looking high and low for trusted experts and treatments.

Dr. Roseann shares the #1 mistake parents make when trying to help their kids that leads to guillt and what you should do instead. She shares signs to look out for that your child might be struggling.

If you’re out of hope feeling stuck because your child is disregulated and you don’t know how to help, check out this episode to learn about Dr. Roseann’s work. She shares how to build resilience in yoru child so they can feel happy and be healthy.

As a caretaker, she reminds parents on what you can do for yourself in managing your own stress.

Resources/Links:

  • Go to www.itsgonnabeok.com for the free video on how you can help your child using Dr. Roseann’s 8 pillars.

Summary

Does your child have a physical or mental health problem that you are trying to help?

Do you feel guilty for not doing enough to help your child or because what you are trying isn’t working?

Do you put yourself on the back burner as a caretaker?

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, and media personality who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”.  She is known for brain-based solutions for struggling kids and her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies.

She shares what mistakes you can avoid as a parent, how you can help your child build resiliency, and what you can do to take care of yourself in the process.

How to Coach Yourself Out of Burnout – In Just 7 Minutes with Dr. Sharon Grossman

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:

In this first episode, Dr. Sharon showcases 7 questions and answers as they pertain to high achievers who experience anxiety, overwhelm, or burnout.

Resources/Links:

  • Watch the FREE online training: The 3 Mindset Hacks High Achievers Need to Avoid Burnout: How to Stop Obsessing Over Details, Worrying About Possible Failures, And Striving So Hard That You Run Out of Steam. This is tailored for those who struggle with imposter syndrome, a negative mindset, or perfectionism: www.drsharongrossman.com/webinar
  • Take the FREE 7-Day Burnout to Your Best Life Challenge: www.7DayBurnoutChallenge.com
  • Grab your copy of The 7E Solution to Burnout: Transforming High Achievers from Exhausted to Extraordinary: www.7ESolution.com 

Summary

Are you feeling stressed to the max, anxious about the future, or burned out?

Have you been trying everything you can think of to move ahead, but find yourself stuck and unsure of what to do?

Do you tend to focus on changing your circumstances only to find out that you remain feeling just as exhausted as before? 

The mission of Exhausted to Extraordinary is to help high achievers unblock their mind, reshape their thinking, and return the joy to their work. We deliver one mindset hack each week using our “7 questions in 7 minutes” format.

Dr. Sharon Grossman, a psychologist and success coach, hosts the show. She shares a mindset hack about burnout as well as resources on how you can coach yourself.

 

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