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It’s easy to become anxious, overwhelmed, and even burned out by life’s challenges. Join Psychologist and Success Coach, Dr. Sharon Grossman, each Wednesday as she shares real struggles high achievers are facing at work and in their personal lives. Each episode contains powerful mindset and behavioral strategies to help you optimize your life.

Ep47: What To Do About Your Guilt

Are you racked with guilt? Do you wish you knew how to better manage your feelings so you don’t have to feel this way anymore? Guilt is an emotion like any other that serves a purpose. Find out what that purpose is and what you can do to keep your guilt in check. 

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  • Burnout Checklist: https://bit.ly/checkyourburnout

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Ep46: How to Stop Feeling Frustrated

Are you frustrated with yourself or others a lot of the time? Wish you knew how to stop feeling this way? In this week’s episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman shares exactly what leads you to feeling frustrated and what you need to focus on to completely shift how you feel.

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Ep45: How to Hit the Reset Button on a Bad Day

We all have bad days every now and again, so the next time that happens to you, be prepared. Learn how to hit that reset button through optimized sleep. This episode dives into all the tips and resources you need to get the most z’s from the time you wake up until you hit the sack.

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Ep44: Mental Toughness

If you want to achieve amazing results, you need to be relentless. And to be relentless, you have to build up your mental toughness. Find out what it takes as Dr. Sharon Grossman shares the story of tennis pro Mardy Fish and the mindset of Tim Grover, author of the book, Relentless.

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Ep43: Self-Esteem

Even if you’ve struggled with low self-esteem your whole life, it is still possible to change it. When it comes right down to it, your self-esteem is nothing more than your beliefs about yourself which manifest in your self-talk. Find out what you can do to increase your self-esteem once and for all. 

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Ep42: Learning From Mistakes & Failures

Whether you’re a perfectionist or not, you likely shy away from mistakes and failures. But what if you could turn these around and enrich your life because of them? In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman shares a different perspective on things not working out and how to make the most of them.

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  • Save 50% off self-awareness course: “Work and LIve Smarter”: Go to https://bit.ly/50offsmarter and enter promo code “optimize.”
  • Book: “Relentless” by Tim Grover: https://amzn.to/3ms8tNU
  • Book: “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware: https://amzn.to/3Eue8co

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    Ep41: Temptation Bundling

    Is there a habit you want to create that just seems impossible to establish? In this episode, Dr. Sharon shares how to use temptation bundling to build and sustain healthy habits once and for all. 

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    • The 7E Solution to Burnout: www.7esolution.com
    • How to Train Your Brain for Success: bit.ly/trainyourbrainforsuccess
    • To commit to your habit, go to: www.Stickk.com

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    Ep40: Managing Expectations

    Do you get tripped up by expectations you hold for yourself? What about the expectations you hold of others or others hold of you? Expectations can be tricky, which is why in this episode we’re sharing the best tips to effectively manage those future-based goals and ideas so you can experience exponential growth.

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    Ep39: Are You Taking On Too Much?

    High achievers tend to overwhelm themselves with to-dos. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman shares the 5 top reasons why you might be taking on too much and how to cope with your responsibilities without burning out. 

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    Ep38: The Keys to Maximizing Your Performance

    What to increase your performance? You need to get beyond time management and focus and get clear on the crucial underlying factors that affect you at work. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman will share the keys to maximizing your performance at work, and it likely is not what you expect.

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    Ep37: Self-Care for the Busy Professional

    Even busy professionals need to make time for self-care. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman breaks self-care down into activities that focus on your well-being both internally and externally, including how to take care of yourself when you’re facing other people. 

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     Ep36: Overcome Mindset Obstacles to Self-Care

    You lead a busy life and perhaps you’re convinced that you’ll get to self-care when you have more time or energy. But where does that strategy lead you? It puts you are risk for burnout. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman shares the most common mindset obstacles to self-care and how to rethink this paradigm.

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    Ep35: Reverse Your Role as a Parentified Child

    When you were growing up, were you the parent to your parents? Were you expected to take care of your parent, younger siblings, or the household because your parent wasn’t able to step up? If so, you might still be carrying a heavy load even now which can lead to burnout. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Grossman shares all the ways being a parentified child is draining your energy and tips of how to get back to yourself without the fear, resentment, or guilt. 

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    Ep34: From Perfectionism to Perfect Attention

    If you’re a perfectionist, you already know how consuming these unrealistic standards can be, but you may not be able to shake it off. Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares a perfect alternative for perfectionism that will help you be more productive with less stress.

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    Ep33: How to Stop Procrastinating

    Work can feel daunting. If you find yourself procrastinating, it’s important for you to understand what’s happening and why. Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she reviews five possible contributors to procrastination and 5 anti-procrastination techniques you can put to use to get back on track. 

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    Ep32: Go For Neutral

    Are you someone who tends to be pessimistic but wishes you weren’t? It may be challenging to turn your negative mindset to a positive one, but what if there was some place inbetween? In this episode, Dr. Sharon shares about how you can turn negative thoughts to more neutral ones. Find out how.

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    Ep31: Value Congruence

    Do you find that you’re disengaged at work? It could be because your values and those of your environment are incongruent. Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares about the importance of value congruence and shares practical resources you can use to increase self-awareness of your values, how you can reach self-actualization, and take back control of your mind. 

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    Ep30: Adaptability

    When faced with uncertainty, do you become fearful? Does your mind tend to catastrophize about the worst possible outcome and try to grasp to the familiar? If so, this is totally normal AND you can absolutely reduce your anxiety by embracing adaptability. In this episode, Dr. Sharon shows you how and shares her personal journey towards resilience.

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    Ep29: What Are You Grateful For?

    If there was a simple strategy you could put into practice that would improve your mental and physical health as well as your social connections, would you do it? In this episode, Dr. Sharon talks about how focusing your mind on what is going right is a practice worth developing and shares some of the research findings that back this up. Are you up for the challenge?

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    Ep28: Work Variety

    When it comes to your work, do you feel excited and challenged or bored? If it feels like your job is missing some juice, it might be because it lack variety. In this episode, Dr. Sharon explains about the importance of two types of varieties to look for that can significantly increase your work satisfaction: Task variety and skill variety.

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    Ep27: Adaptive Coping

    We have different ways of coping with challenging situations, some of which may have become habitual. But if you’re not getting the results you want due to poor coping strategies, you must listen to this episode. In it, Dr. Sharon talks about why we cope the way we do and what you can do to change your coping once and for all. 

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    Ep26: Develop a Growth Mindset

    Too often we hold ourselves back. We tell ourselves stories that limit us or we feel like our failures define us. It is precisely this Fixed Mindset that needs fixing. In this episode, Dr. Sharon provides insights and strategies to shifting into a Growth Mindset that can help you cope with difficulties and stay motivated while on course to achieving your goals.

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    Ep25: Do You Need a Mentor?

    Mentoring can be just what you need to help in the trajectory of your career. Join Dr. Sharon in this episode to learn about the different types of mentoring available, what mentoring can help with, how to approach a potential mentor, and how mentoring differs from coaching. 

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    Ep24: How to Develop Self-Belief in 5 Steps

    Self-belief is the voice inside that often, unconsciously, drives our behaviors and leads to the results we see in our lives. In this episode, Dr. Sharon highlights three different reasons why you might lack belief in yourself and gives you the step-by-step process on how to strengthen your self-belief so you can improve your feelings and outcomes. 

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    Ep23: Cracking the Perfectionism Code

    Dr. Sharon tackles perfectionism from the standpoint of 7 famous people including Jen Sincero, James Cameron, and Giorgio Armani. Find out what the underlying fears are that fuel perfectionistic tendencies and the mindsets that can help you crack the code. 

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    Ep22: The Power of Positive Thinking

    Life can be challenging and sometimes it can feel like we don’t have control over our feelings, but the truth is you have more power than you realize. In this episode, Dr. Sharon reveals two ways to embrace the power of positive thinking to turn your negative emotions around and create more of what you want in the world with ease.

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    Ep21: How to Get Effective Feedback to Help Your Professional Growth

    As a high achiever, you likely aspire for continued improvement and one of the best way to improve professionally is through feedback. But not all feedback is created equal. Join Dr. Sharon as she uncovers the 3 aspects of effective feedback you should be targeting and much more.

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    Ep20: 4 Pillars to Improve Your Performance and Prevent Burnout

    When it comes to your performance at work and your overall well-being, there are four pillars that can help you improve. These pillars make up your psychological capital and include hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism. Find out how you can increase your life and job satisfaction.

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    Ep19: Three Tips for Setting Goals Effectively

    If you want to truly be successful, you have to be strategic about the goals that you set and the way you go about engaging in tasks. Join Dr. Sharon as she shares three ways to set effective goals and the Goldilocks Rule of Engagement to help you accomplish anything you set your mind to. 

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    Ep18: Get Clear in Your Role

    Do you know exactly what is expected of you at work? If not, you likely role stress. Join Dr. Sharon as she explains why clarity in your role is important, what it means when you don’t have as much of it as you would like, and what you can do about it.

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    Ep17: How Self-Labeling Can Affect Your Confidence

    Did you know that the labels you have for yourself regardless of whether you gave them to yourself or those given to you can negatively affect your confidence and performance? Join Dr. Sharon as she shares the impact of labeling and self-labeling and three ways you can avoid getting stuck in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    Ep16: Reverse Your Energy Drains

    It’s so easy for us to fall into patterns of behavior, but if you’re finding that you are zapped of energy, you need to be more intentional about what you do and when you do it. Join Dr. Sharon in this episode as she outlines what energy drains are and how to reverse them so you can boost up your energy.

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    Ep15: How to Crack the Code on Self-Forgiveness

    One of the hardest things, sometimes, is forgiving ourselves. We make mistakes. We are hard on ourselves, but doing this work is important. Join Dr. Sharon in this episode as she answers the questions about why it’s important to forgive yourself, why it’s hard to do so, and the 5 steps you can take to make it happen.

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    Ep14: Are You Aware of What Led You to Burn Out?

    Burnout is on the rise so it’s important for you to know what’s causing it and what you can do to stop it in its tracks. Join burnout expert, Dr. Sharon Grossman, as she talks about the role of stress, managing your mind, and creating balance as ways to shift your relationship with yourself and your work so you can work smarter and feel empowered once again.

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    Ep13: How to Manifest What You Want In Your Life

    Do you find that there are certain things in life that would be nice to have but you feel blocked? If there is something that just feels out of reach, join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares how you can turn on your manifestation power by focusing your mind. It’s an opportunity to get what you want without overexerting yourself. In a sense, it’s a burnout prevention tactic. 

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    Ep12: Making the Most of Your Time

    Making the most of your time is not only a great strategy to get more off your plate. It’s also a burnout prevention strategy.  Join burnout expert, Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares 3 ways to increase your efficiency at work so you can get more done in less time, what to do when you’re not in the mental state to work, and how effective breaks from work can be.

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    Ep11: Flow In Your Passion

    Passion can make a massive difference in how you feel both in your work and outside. Join Dr. Sharon as she shares what passion is, why it’s important and how it can become your purpose, and 3 areas of your life to focus your passion so you can feel more fulfilled. 

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    Ep10: Embracing Compassion Without the Fatigue

    One of the best ways to optimize your life is through your relationships, including the one with yourself. Join Dr. Sharon as she shares the importance and the practice of compassion, how it can benefit you, and how it’s critically different than empathy.

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    Ep. 9: The Importance of Moving Your Body

    We all know that movement is important for our physical health, but did you know it is crucial for both your mental health and productivity? Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares the benefits of moving your body and creative solutions to getting your workout in even under restrictive conditions.

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    Ep. 8: Energize Through Energy Medicine

    You’ve tried coffee, sugary snacks and the energy drinks. You know sleep is crucial to increasing your energy. But did you know that you can boost your energy through energy medicine? Simply by tapping into your body you can significantly improve your health and energy levels. Join Dr. Sharon as she shares what you need to know to get started with energy medicine. 

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    Ep. 7: Nourish Yourself Through Self-Care

    You already know the importance of self-care, but that doesn’t mean you’re actually applying that knowledge. In this episode, Dr. Sharon unveils the mindset obstacles that keep people from taking better care of themselves and shares 3 ways you can improve your mood and recalibrate after the workday.

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    Ep. 6: Cultivate Inner Wisdom

    Do you find it hard to make decisions? Are you on the fence a lot, but would love to be able to tap into your truth without much effort? Then join Dr. Sharon as she unpacks what your inner wisdom is all about and shares three ways in which you can tap into it yourself. 

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    Ep. 5: Get a Grit: How to Achieve Long-Term Success

    Why are some people successful when it comes to long-term goals? Join Dr. Sharon as she shares what it takes to stick with your goals even when it’s challenging. 

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    Ep. 4: How to Quiet Your Busy Mind

    You might find that it is hard to quiet your busy mind. It’s hard to focus, it’s hard to slow down, it’s hard to shut down the noise. Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares why this can be so challenging and 5 ways you can take control of your mind.

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    Ep. 3: How to Shift Your Beliefs to Ones That Serve You

    Your beliefs are the driver of everything that happens in your life. Join Dr. Sharon Grossman as she shares a 3-step process of what you can do in order to ensure that your beliefs are working for you, not against you.

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    Ep. 2: Hack Your Thinking to Get in Ultimate Control of Your Results

    Do you feel out of control? Do you wish you could achieve your goal, but have a hard time wrapping your mind around it? Then you’re in the right place. Join Dr. Sharon as she shares three ways to hack your thinking and get in ultimate control of the results you want to create.

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    Ep.1: How to Focus Your Mind to Create the Life You Love
    Half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions but less than 10 percent actually keep them. And with COVID-19 shaking things up, you can bet those numbers were even worse in 2020.

    But we are in a new year and while the epidemic is still with us, we can utilize the power of the mind to shape our results. In this episode, learn a 3-step process that can set you apart and set you up for success with your goals.

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