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Get Tools to Work Smarter, Manage Stress, and Put Life Balance on the Calendar

In an always-on world it's easy for the life we want to go missing in action, as well as the path ahead. As a work-life balance leader and trainer who has appeared on CNN, Today, All Things Considered, and in Entrepreneur, Business Insider and many other publications, I can help you map out a new route to clarity, to a more productive and less stressful work style at the office and a more gratifying life outside it.

Stress has soared in these challenging times. There's more uncertainty, anxiety, and loneliness in the pandemic. The courage to reach out can bring you the tools to manage your biggest challenges. 

My one-on-one coaching via Zoom gives you strategies to: 

  • Manage change, uncertainty, and false beliefs about the future
  • Stop chronic stress and recover from burnout
  • Control information overload and overwhelm
  • Set boundaries and speak up — boundaries are a success tool
  • Manage difficult bosses, coworkers, and relationships
  • Put your life on the calendar
  • Increase optimism and happiness
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Change Thoughts That Drive Stress

See Video: Joe Robinson explains why dogs are smarter than humans when it comes to stress. They can teach us a thing or two about a crucial element of managing stress and our minds: how to not hang on to stressful events for days, weeks, and months on end.

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Work Smarter, Live Better

See Video: Joe Robinson discusses the hazards of reflex behavior and the keys to smarter work and a better work-life. Joe has appeared on Today and CNN, and in Entrepreneur and Fast Company. He has led programs for organizations from IBM to Nestle, Kellogg's, LEGO, the Reserve Bank of India, and Anheuser-Busch.

A Sustainable Path to Work and Life

As author of Work to Live and Don't Miss Your Life and a work-life balance and stress management trainer for companies from IBM to Kellogg's and LEGO, I have met thousands of hard-working people around the country and the world struggling to meet the demands of their jobs.

Often, the answer to an overloaded schedule is to work longer, take work home, or skip the vacation, which only adds to the stress load and the prospect of burnout. 

There is a better, and healthier, road to success, a sustainable path based on the science of effective work and life engagement, which I teach through one-on-one coaching.

 

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Manage Workload, Set Boundaries

I use an array of strategies in my coaching that are available in the research, but that we never hear about. Great minds are working hard to make our lives easier and less stressful. My life balance programs and coaching follow the scientific findings on effective work, time management, optimal experience, and life gratification to increase satisfaction on the job and off. 

We can build a less stressful work style than just reacting to devices, events, and others all day. One of the keys is a concept that has disappeared for the most part — boundaries. They are the most basic management tool. As one Harvard study shows, they are a success strategy, critical for job and life satisfaction. 

We also learn how to manage stress, not just our own but also the secondhand-stress of other people. As I detail in "How to Control the Hidden Engine of Stress and Burnout: Rumination," we have the power to turn off the false stories that drive stress. Switch off the danger signal of stress, and the fight-or-flight equipment stops in four minutes. Plus, you learn how to bounce back from challenges and setbacks with the power of resilience.

One-on-one coaching means benefits like these: 

• Better time management
• Email under control
• More sleep without insomnia 
• Increased optimism and happiness
• Time for a healthier diet and exercise
• Getting life activities on the calendar

 

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Get Past Work and Life Obstacles  

We are not born to be stuck. Our brain neurons want progress and movement. What would you like to make progress on? Manage stress? Deal with a setback? Handle a difficult person? Create a happier life? Manage deadlines better?

I enjoy coaching, because I get to work with people determined to push past the roadblocks and realize their potential. Like the real estate agent whose stress was so severe, she could only sleep three hours a night. Or the systems engineer who was overwhelmed by workload. Like the CEO who had a heart attack and didn't want another. And accountants, engineers, and everyone in between.

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Manage Second-Hand Stress

Joe Robinson explains in an interview with Gerri Willis why stress is contagious and how we can avoid the false emergency of second-hand stress by not mirroring the stress of others.

Client Testimonials

"Joe's advice gave me the courage to take back my life, challenge my fear of imperfection, and realize that guilt is a choice. Thank you, Joe!"

Kristin - Government Attorney

"I was looking for a workplace expert who could help me develop skills to better manage stress at work. I didn’t think anyone could relate to, or understand, my situation. Joe was fantastic! I now understand the triggers for burnout and have learned what I can do to prevent it happening again. Joe helped me develop better boundaries, which have created a healthier work-life balance. I strongly recommend Joe. His sessions were affordable too. It was a win-win!"

Jill - Executive, environmental organization

"I hired Joe as a work-life coach and found his expertise to be incredibly worthwhile. He gives practical advice that will help you enjoy life, be more productive with less time working, and reduce stress. I frequently refer back to the great tips in his books, and have referred others to engage him in coaching sessions. I highly recommend Joe Robinson." 

Chad - Finance company owner

"Even if you love your work, Joe said, if you do too much of it, you'll hate it. That was me. Three one-on-one coaching sessions later, I accomplish more in many fewer hours, and instead of being stressed to the point of quitting, I look forward to both coming to work and going home without feeling guilty. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't benefit from Joe's coaching."

Susan - Finance Executive

"Working with Joe was the best choice I made when I finally realized I had to do something about my feelings of burnout and stress at work. He quickly helped me pinpoint the main issues causing my stress and then provided practical solutions that I could use every day. Joe’s methods are a perfect mix of intellect and practicality that helps you get to the bottom of the real issues quickly. I can’t recommend him enough and I’m in a much better place mentally today because of our work together."

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Turn the Page with Expertise That Is Effective, Affordable and Fast

Work stress, burnout, and other workplace issues are something we all struggle with, but assistance is hard to come by. It's an area that falls between the cracks of the regular healthcare arenas, beyond the scope of the family doctor and perhaps non-industrial psychologists.  

That's where I come in, since I specialize in these overlooked realms, from productivity and work overload to the science of engaged experience (the life side) and building life balance. The coaching process is very convenient. We work together by phone, Zoom, or Skype consultations wherever you are in the world. We identify your goals and challenges and use practical, proven strategies to get results. 

My life balance program  zeroes in on key adjustments we need to manage demands and difficulties. We find answers to bottlenecks, set boundaries, reframe pressures,  and start solving challenges. It's effective, affordable, and fast.

 

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Are You Working to Live?

The other side of the work-life hyphen, life, often gets overlooked, but it is key to work, and, of course, satisfaction off the job. How we recharge and engage with our world off-the-clock fuels performance on the job, connects us with family and friends, and provides the gratification we need for core needs such as autonomy, competence, and connection with others (see my article, "The Three Things We Don't Know We Need to Be Happy."

In my book, Don't Miss Your Life, which shows through the science the skills and mindset needed to activate the fullest life, a brave Texan named Heather Burcham put it into the proper perspective. She was diagnosed with a terminal case of cervical cancer in her twenties and set out to live as much as she could in her remaining months. She said, "You are so lucky. You get to live every moment."

And we do. But we can't wait for it to happen. We have to make it happen. For that, we need the right skill-set. The work mind of results and outcomes doesn't apply to the life side, which is about enjoying the experience of fun or learning for its own sake — no external rewards. Life is an internal affair. We find it through engaged experiences, intrinsic goals, and skills that put us on the path to determining the content of life.

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The great mythologist Joseph Campbell once said that it's not the meaning of life we are after but the rapture of being alive. In our happiest moments we are not worried about meaning, since we are in the thick of the experience of it. We can prioritize more of that with adjustments to how we work and participate in our lives.

Click the button below for a no-obligation consultation, and let's chat. You can also reach me at 310-570-6987, or at joe@worktolive.info. Look forward to hearing from you.

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