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Laurie Erdman
Get More Energy Strategist and Speaker Laurie Erdman, JD, MS, CHHC is the Chief Energy Officer at and creator of the Burnt Out To Balanced System. She is the author of Burnout. Identify It. Extinguish It. Ignite Your Life available for download at Laurie and lives in the Washington D.C. area. You can learn more about Laurie and her work to extinguish burnout and ignite the lives of professionals with more energy, balance and purpose by liking her page on Facebook, following her on Twitter, and connecting with her on Linked In.

Entries by Laurie Erdman

Can We Change Our Culture of Burnout?

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 10:37 AM

Sometimes when I sit down to write about getting more energy and avoiding burnout I am discouraged. It feels like an uphill battle. Our culture seems destined to work itself to the bone, or at least into a state of chronic illness.

I'm empathic to those caught in the...

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Are Your Employees (Or You) Playing Small? If So, Here's What To Do About It

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 2:10 PM

The holy grail of business is figuring out how sustain the growth of your company. From business schools to journalists, we look at successful companies to discern the keys to success. One area of focus in the last two to three years is...
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What Shade of Burnout Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 12:18 PM

My blood boiled when I read this quote by Marissa Mayer: "Avoiding burnout isn't about getting three square meals or eight hours of sleep. It's not even necessarily about getting time at home."

What did she know? I was burnt out and food and sleep saved my...

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Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 3:19 PM

I've spent an embarrassing amount on calendaring systems over the years. And still, no system could extinguish my hair-on-fire approach to deadlines and oversized workloads. Those were my younger years. As I matured though, I stopped running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Instead, I internalized the...

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How Do We Create More Prosperity?

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 9:48 AM

I awoke on Labor Day remembering when it was a day to celebrate our country's ingenuity, strength and creativity. It was a celebration of our prosperity.

In twenty-first century, Labor Day marks the celebration of the end of summer, back to school sales, and another break from work to...

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How Technology Can Boost Your Energy and Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 6:48 PM

Unplug. Unplug. Unplug.

Technology gets a bad rap. It gets blamed for burnout, disconnectedness and the fall of work-life balance.

All of that is true. Despite the fact that I resisted having a smart phone for years, I have come to love and recommend using technology to improve our...

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Hormones: The Hidden Leadership Tool You Are Overlooking

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:35 PM

You've taken a Dale Carnegie course, a Stephen Covey course and read every book on leadership that's been printed. You're always looking for that leadership edge. Recent research indicates you should look beyond training your mind and boosting your emotional intelligence -- you should manage your hormones.

University of Texas...

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How to Be Successful: Look Beyond Your Bank Account

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 3:47 PM

What's the most energizing thing in your life? My bet is that it's success.

You know what I mean.

You just closed a major deal. You just launched the product on time and the market went crazy. You've just been promoted. You just got married to your dream guy or...

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Why Knowledge Workers Suffers From Employee Burnout

(11) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Consider this scenario that your key employee is in. Or maybe it's you.

It's 8 pm. You are exhausted. You haven't had a home cooked meal in months. You haven't gotten more than 5 hours sleep in weeks. Your to do list hasn't dwindled all day. The...

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Are You Masking Your Career Burnout?

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 6:07 PM

I've always admired the leaders of get-it-done, change-the-world companies like Apple, Zappos and Facebook. But as I flip through the pages of Fast Company or Inc. magazine, I have to stop and remind myself that 96 percent of the CEOs quoted and highlighted in those pages...

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3 Ways to Excel at Work

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 12:29 PM

Imagine this. You're having a great day. You're checking things off the to do list.

Then boom! You hit a wall worse than a marathoner bonking at mile 20.

You want to crawl under your desk for the next hour. When you finally recover, you've lost an hour...

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5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Improve Your Health

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 9:35 AM

"Health comes from inner peace" according to a talk I recently attended by the Dalai Lama. He makes it sound so simple. Doesn't inner peace sound easier than giving up French fries or learning how to make kale palatable?

But how do we cultivate inner peace and thus health?...

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