How do we pursue success and vigorously go after our goals while avoiding stress and burnout? Is this possible?
Sometimes–if we’re not mindful–our pursuit of achievement and success can lead to stress and burnout, and eventually create an unhealthy life.
Former lawyer Nik Poplavksy certainly knows a thing or two about this. He left his law career after a prolonged period of stress that resulted in various health issues. He wanted to have a different life, where he could have a career AND have a balanced life.
I found myself chasing something that sort of made sense but did not really resonate with me. –Nik Poplavsky
He started a project called “Balanced Hustle” which was his way of exploring how to do the hustle without the accompanying stress and anxiety that often lead to burnout.
I chatted with Nik about the big A-ha moment he had during a trip to Amsterdam. That experience planted a seed in his head about doing the hustle, achieving success, while skipping the burnout and the stress. He would doggedly pursue that idea until it led to his project.