I feel like a failure.

I feel like a failure.

I’ve heard this statement hundreds (if not thousands) of times from my clients over the years. To which I typically respond, “Is it true – are you a failure?” What follows is a simple exercise highlighting their personal and professional achievements. I’ve yet to...
Managing Stress: Comparing Yourself to Others

Managing Stress: Comparing Yourself to Others

 (Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) What We Discuss in this Episode: Take The Achiever’s Compass for a personalized report of how you can start finding joy in the journey. As achievers, we are wired to ‘win.’ There is an upside...
Fast or slow?

Fast or slow?

Seems like a pretty easy question for an overachiever to answer. Why do anything leisurely when you can speed up and get twice as much accomplished? Fast feels better. But, is it? If your goal in life is to out-work everyone else, then by all means non-stop frenzied...
Managing Stress: Live in the Moment

Managing Stress: Live in the Moment

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) What We Discuss in this Episode: The Achiever’s Compass – take the assessment In 1992, CJ discovered that he had chronic anxiety after he couldn’t bring himself to get out of bed, or...
Burnout to Breakthrough with Eileen McDargh

Burnout to Breakthrough with Eileen McDargh

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) In 2019, the World Health Organization declared burnout an occupational hazard. CJ McClanahan and Eileen McDargh, award-winning motivational speaker and executive coach, talk about how to manage...
The Art of Living in the Moment

The Art of Living in the Moment

As a recovering overachiever, my biggest challenge is being present. I believe I can enrich my future self by constantly planning and borrowing worry from tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. If you’re like me, remember that planning and worrying are influenced by...
Social Intervention

Social Intervention

Nearly 2/3 of the population is addicted to their phones. (Yes, that probably means you.) This means that you “unlock” it over 150 times a day, spend almost 3 hours scrolling/reading/liking/etc., and probably sleep with it next to your bed. We take a...
Reimagine Success: The Achiever’s Compass, Part 2

Reimagine Success: The Achiever’s Compass, Part 2

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) Is it possible to get satisfaction from all your hard work? CJ McClanahan discusses The Achiever’s Compass, an assessment to identify the exact tactics you can employ to decrease stress and...
The Comparison Trap

The Comparison Trap

Envy can be my kryptonite. Things can appear to be going extremely well in every aspect of my personal and professional life. However, just as I start to gratefully enjoy my good fortune, I notice something in my peripheral vision. Someone has once again achieved a...
Reimagine Success: The Achiever’s Compass, Part 1

Reimagine Success: The Achiever’s Compass, Part 1

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) Is it possible to get satisfaction from all your hard work? CJ McClanahan discusses The Achiever’s Compass, an assessment to identify the exact tactics you can employ to decrease stress and...
Stress. Worry. Anxiety.

Stress. Worry. Anxiety.

We all feel them. When you feel these emotions,* you’re rehearsing a mistake you’ve made in the past or anxious that the future is going to be awful. The problem is, these past and future moments are largely (if not completely) out of your control. However, there is a...
Focus is hard

Focus is hard

But focus is worth the effort. Intellectually speaking, life is simple. We make it complex by constantly searching for the “silver bullet” solution to our challenges. This chase leads to an endless stream of books, podcasts, webinars, and self-help gurus. Maybe it’s...
Innovating in an Unpredictable Economy

Innovating in an Unpredictable Economy

(Download Episode Here) (Subscribe to the Podcast Here) (Connect with CJ) CJ McClanahan lays out how to pivot your understanding of what your customers need and the value you bring. Mentioned in the Podcast: Take The Achiever’s Compass Assessment A Beautiful...
Find Joy in the Journey

Find Joy in the Journey

Contentment. Joy. Peace. Each word means something different, but they have one thing in common. You want what they deliver more than anything else in the world. Up until now, you’ve convinced yourself that what you want is more “success,” which you likely define as,...
The Achiever’s Compass

The Achiever’s Compass

We have answers to every question we could possibly imagine. How long should I leave salmon on the grill? Google it. Which career is best for my skill sets? There’s a webinar this Tuesday at noon for job seekers. Is it better to buy or lease that new car? There’s an...
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