How To Handle And Successfully Navigate Career Burnout

“Excuses are the tools of idiots. And I’m way too smart to be fucking around with excuses.”

Episode summary:

In this episode, Nick speaks with Luis Báez, who shares his journey from growing up in poverty to working at top companies like Google and Tesla, and how he experienced burnout in the corporate world. There’s a major emphasis on the importance of self-mastery, inclusion, and the power of asking for what you want in life.

What to listen for:

  • Learn how determination and hard work can pave the way to remarkable success.
  • Luis shares how breaking free from societal pressures and expectations can lead to a fulfilling and self-directed life.
  • Hear a candid account of severe burnout experienced while working at Google. This segment highlights the critical need to balance career ambitions with personal well-being and recognize the signs of burnout before it’s too late.
  • Self-mastery is about discipline and how you go about it, embracing the opportunity to write your own script in life.
  • Trauma can either happen to us or for us, and it conditions us, prepares us, and makes us wiser.
  • You only ever get what you ask for in life, and excuses are the tools of idiots. Embrace your uniqueness and take responsibility for bringing it to the world.

“I have a blank canvas. I have a permanent blank check in life. And I am not subject to any pressures or any biological clocks.”

  • Embrace life as a blank canvas, full of endless possibilities.
  • Live free from societal and biological pressures.
  • Take charge of your own life narrative without external dictates.
  • Recognize the power to shape your destiny lies within you.
  • Make bold, unapologetic choices that align with your true self.

“I nearly killed myself for my career to prove myself to people that at the end of the day didn’t even impress me.”

  • Be aware of the dangers of overworking to meet external expectations.
  • Prioritize personal health and well-being over seeking approval from others.
  • Understand that your value isn’t defined by others’ opinions or recognition.
  • Reevaluate what success means, focusing on fulfillment rather than external accolades.
  • Set healthy boundaries to prevent burnout and maintain a balanced life.

“You only ever get what you ask for in life, period. You want that date, go approach that person. You want that check, go ask for it. You want that job, go get it.”

  • Adopt a proactive approach in pursuing your desires and goals.
  • Understand the importance of directly asking for what you want.
  • Be your own advocate and confidently seek out opportunities.
  • Avoid a passive mindset and take initiative in all areas of life.
  • Recognize that taking action is key to achieving success and fulfillment.

About Luis Báez

Luis is a Revenue Enablement Strategist + Sales Coach dedicated to serving executives and sales leaders at businesses.

In 2017, after years of working in some of the biggest Silicon Valley startups (think LinkedIn, Google, Uber, Tesla, and more), Luis began to teach impassioned business owners how to scale their revenues and impact by creating and selling high-end offers. During that time, he was also invited to speak about leadership and personal branding at business schools across the country, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Bard.

Today, Luis is a published author through the internationally recognized Madecraft organization, which includes an incredibly popular LinkedIn Learning course on personalized sales that has been taken by over 20K people to date.


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