Anti-Busy. Pro-Purpose. Talking Work-Life Balance with Chalene Johnson

Chalene Johnson: We’re so used to being hyperstimulated and go, go, go, go, go, go, go, I’ll say, admittedly, mainly for me because I had such an addiction to work as my default. We had lots of things in . . . Pat Flynn: You’re listening to Chalene Johnson, an amazing friend and mentor of mine and today we’re going to be discussing work-life balance. I don’t know if you’re like me or like Chalene, but oftentimes we default to just continuing to stay busy and how do we know what we should stay busy on when we want to say no to things. What do we prioritize, how do we manage this versus our family, how do we blend them together nicely? I’ve always admired Chalene and how she’s been able to seemingly have everything together and we find out in this episode that it wasn’t always that way. […]

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High-Stress Companies Need to Invest in Employee Mental Health

Some employees under ‘serious level of stress and anxiety’ that could lead to suicide. February 18, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. CNN recently published an article looking inside Uber’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The SIU is tasked with handling severe incidents reported by passengers. An internal memo commissioned by Uber determined that SIU employees were overworked, underpaid and, at times, emotionally traumatized. The memo cited a “serious level of stress and anxiety of team members,” warning of mental health issues and even the risk of suicide. It’s important to note that Uber should be applauded for creating the SIU and for taking steps to improve passenger safety. The company should be recognized for commissioning the independent memo to identify problems and create a best-in-class SIU. The best companies know they are under a constant state of repair. Related: How to Tackle Workplace Stress and […]

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Don’t Let Entrepreneurship Push You Over The Edge

The stresses and challenges of startup culture can burn you out and bend your frame of reference. Get ahead of the curve by making mental health a top priority and putting strategies in place. February 12, 2019 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s no secret that the entrepreneur lifestyle is a hectic one, to put it lightly. These days, businesses operate around the clock, and as an owner, taking your eye off the ball for a second can potentially result in missed opportunities and lost revenue. This existence of having your head on a swivel 24/7 is not healthy. In fact, a study by Michael Freeman found that entrepreneurs are 50 percent more likely to experience mental health conditions. To get more specific, founders are: Two times more likely to experience depression. Six times more likely to develop ADHD. Three times more likely to have substance abuse problems. Ten times more […]

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A Young Catpreneur Discovers Her Own Meaning of Success

Never start a business to prove your own self-worth. That’s the lesson this entrepreneur learned — the hard way. February 1, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Never start a business to prove your own self-worth. That’s the lesson I learned — the hard way. At age 23, I was living the high life in Washington, D.C., with a good corporate job, and plenty of free time to shop, travel and party. On the inside, though, I felt lower than low. I was making money, but not making a difference. I hated my job and I felt like I was wasting my potential. Then I hit upon a plan. An avid traveler, I decided to take a trip to Thailand and volunteer at an elephant sanctuary. I’ve always loved animals, so I took a break to volunteer with those glorious creatures and to explore a different […]

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Taking Care of Mental Health Is Powerful, Not Weak

Charlamagne Tha God talks success, anxiety and mental health. November 25, 2018 2 min read Brought to you by Lewis Howes It’s time to open up. No matter what you’re dealing with, you’re not alone. There is nothing shameful about having anxiety. Think about this acronym for FEAR — you either Fear Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The more you confront the things in your past you don’t want to do with, the more you’ll be able to move forward. So, are you going to run from your fear, or face it? On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about anxiety and PTSD with a man who has become an unofficial mental health advocate: Charlamagne Tha God. New York Times bestselling author Charlamagne Tha God is best known for being co-host of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program “The Breakfast Club.” He is also a social media influencer; […]

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Millennial Women Are Facing Serious Burnout — Here’s How to Beat It

Plenty of erroneous assumptions exist about millennials. November 14, 2018 10 min read This story originally appeared on Career Contessa Beyond filling a sizeable role in the workforce population, millennials are also continually advancing and occupying management and leadership roles. According to Parks Communications, millennials will represent 35 percent of the total working population by 2020. Given their enormous growth, many companies are searching for best practices for recruiting, retaining and engaging millennials. Related: Why Working Women Need to Mentor Other Women While many millennials recognize the inherent value they bring to the labor market, they must constantly battle misconceptions about them being “lazy,” “entitled,” “shallow narcissists,” “materialistic” and overly absorbed in social media. I readily acknowledge, as a millennial myself, that I am an avid and frequent user of social media. But like many millennials, I find it quite challenging to manage a professional career and work to salvage a reputable professional identity while battling the […]

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How to Be the Star of Your Own Life in Today’s Social Media Frenzy

Jessica Abo sits down with Jonah Platt, a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, musician, composer, arranger, director and producer. November 2, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re on social media, you might have had an experience where you logged on after you messed up an interview — hoping to forget about life for a while — only to see someone you know just landed their dream job. That moment can be painful; but, Jonah Platt wants you to remember to run your own race. Known for his star turn on Broadway as Fiyero in Wicked, Platt is currently the voice of Milton Moss on Netflix’s hit animated series Trolls: The Beat Goes On. Platt also starred in Hair at the Hollywood Bowl and most recently in A Walk on the Moon at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. On television, you may have seen Platt on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parenthood, The Office and in Jesus Christ […]

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Mental Illness May Plague Entrepreneurs More Than Other People. Here’s Why (and How to Get Help).

One entrepreneur walks us through her struggle with the anxiety and depression that affects so many, as has come to light after the tragic deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. June 8, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In seven years of running a startup, I experienced just about every emotion entrepreneurship has to offer: the adrenaline of launch; the calm energy of focused flow; the brittle, jittery high of riding a 2 a.m. work jag; the terror of feeling the mask slip, of telling an upbeat story to customers as panic churns in your guts; the grief of failure—and the relief of failure, too; the ghostly lost-limb feeling that asks, Who am I if I’m not running this business? However, my mental health résumé is a lot longer than my entrepreneurial one. I’ve been dancing a medicated tango with depression and anxiety since childhood. I’ve racked up just […]

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