Faces of the Achiever Syndrome

Inspire Moment #8: The Blissful

“Life is good.  Heck, give me another glass of wine!  I’m pretty happy with how things are going.  I mean, I would like to do more and achieve more in my life but I’m just not sure where to start.  I think I need some motivation.”

Does any of that sound familiar to you?  You don’t have to be this “driven, work all the time, no time for me” Achiever to have symptoms of the Achiever Syndrome.  In fact, you COULD BE the complete opposite, what I have dubbed the Blissful type.

Today’s (IN)spire Moment is to educate you to look inside and learn if you are the Blissful type for the syndrome.  This is someone who is content and somewhat comfortable with where they are in life, but lack ability to get to the next level and truly feel the achievement-contentment balance that is missing from their life.  That missing achievement could be financial security, a significant other, or emotional health and well being.  If you ask the Blissful, if where they are at in their life is really where they want to be, they would probably respond with a yes.  However, a daily struggle for the Blissful is a lack of motivation to strive for any accomplishment because life seems to be alright.

So how does the Blissful type get to the motivation to have more balance?  By coaching with me, the creator of the face for the syndrome.  I know asking for help isn’t what most people, including the Blissful type, like to do.  My question is, why do you want to be like most people and not ask? By doing that you are only keeping yourself back from reaching your full potential and why do you want to do that when you only have one life? Just saying…so when you are ready you can find me here.

Inspire Moment #7: The Achiever

Do you consider yourself an Achiever?  I know I am! That’s how I always saw myself growing up.  I believe that your thought patterns will lead you to what you think about.  It certainly did for me to the point where it became something more that I created the Achiever Syndrome brand and registered trademarked name.  It’s not a bad thing to have the Achiever Syndrome.  In fact, it’s good IF you take the necessary steps to strengthen and condition your mindset to have a true level of balance in your life.  That’s where I come in as your coach and I am the expert.

Today’s (IN)spire Moment is to educate you to see if you might be suffering from the Achiever Syndrome.  If you can identify with three or more of the following statements you might just have it..

-Needing quality time for yourself outside of work.

-Putting more drive into succeeding at your life goals.

-Finding any balance within your everyday work and life routine.

-Taking on too much responsibility that there is no time for you.

-Needing motivation and drive to take that next step in your life.

-Putting on a “game face” to try to be everything to everyone, at work or in your personal life.

Remember, it’s never too late to change your life, or your perspective.  YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK.  So take off The Mask, put on The Happy Face and get some help for the Achiever Syndrome.  You can start today!

Inspire Moment #6: The Mask

Welcome to today’s (IN)spire Moment.  Below are some questions I would like you to ponder.

Why do you do what you do? To look successful in the eyes of others? Do you do “it” to fit in?  Are you part of that association/group because that’s what you should be doing at your age?  Does it make you feel like you are involved in something successful but you really don’t care about it at all?  Do you do things and act a certain way because you just want to be included?

If so, let’s talk about the mask you have on.  Maybe it’s not on for the entire day, but when you go to lunch with your co-workers and say things you think people want to hear about you instead of just being yourself, it’s on. Or when you are out in a social setting you wear it because it’s better to do that and fit in and liked and not judged, then to risk wearing your truth.  It would just be too risky to take off the mask and show them who you really are.

I am blogging to tell you that it’s OKAY to take off the mask and just be you.  Why don’t you try just wearing the FACE you were born with for this game of life?  I’m saying for the entire day!  At lunch with co-workers tell them what you really think, at Yoga with your girlfriends, at the 9th hole with your buddies. Take off the mask and see what happens!  They might just feel inspired to take theirs off to.