Don't get caught up in the machine. And if you think you're stuck, or that you don't have any other options because you can't get out of your job, or (insert reason here), just simply start talking about what you want. You might be surprised how quickly people want to be part of it, and who would be willing to help you get there.
There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.
As I've been out on the road talking about Thrive, one question has been coming up again and again, which is some variation of, "hey, it's OK for you to say 'you don't need to burnout' now that you're already successful, but what about those of us just starting out who want to succeed?" It's a good question -- and it seems like a logical one. But its premise is actually flawed in a number of ways. It is based on the dangerous assumption that overwork and burnout are the only path to professional success. A growing number of scientific studies confirm the profound negative effects of burnout and sleep deprivation on every aspect of our health and performance. Our deluded corporate culture may still congratulate employees for working 24/7, but good ideas are much more valuable to a successful business than exhausted employees. They are the lightning in a bottle everyone is trying to capture.