1. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  2. Free Survival Planning Session
  3. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  4. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  5. BDC Small Business Loan
  6. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  7. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  8. Business Oxygen
  9. How to Close More Sales
  10. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  11. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  12. What are you worth?
  13. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  14. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  15. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  16. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  17. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  18. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  19. Qualities of Good Leaders
  20. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  21. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  22. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  23. Culture Of Leadership
  24. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  25. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  26. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  27. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  28. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  29. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  30. Breakeven Analysis
  31. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  32. Exercise wisely…
  33. Roots
  34. Muck & Money
  35. Who said that?
  36. Why are owls so wise?
  37. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  38. Uncomfortable Conversations
  39. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  40. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  41. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  42. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  43. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  44. The Art of Delegating
  45. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  46. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  47. Features versus Benefits
  48. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  49. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  50. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  51. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  52. Business – Game Changer
  53. Are you still learning?
  54. Riding a Dead Horse
  55. Business & Baseball
Thursday, April 2, 2020
  1. Free Cashflow Stress Test
  2. Free Survival Planning Session
  3. 7 Steps to Pivot Your Marketing
  4. SWOT Examination and Opportunity Planning Session
  5. BDC Small Business Loan
  6. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?
  7. EWSP (Employment Work Sharing Program)
  8. Business Oxygen
  9. How to Close More Sales
  10. Why Connecting with the Tough Decision Makers is Worth Your Time
  11. Having A Bad Day? Find Something Beautiful
  12. What are you worth?
  13. 10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  14. What are you Measuring in Your Business
  15. 7 Ways to Dramatically Grow Your Business
  16. Company Culture – How to Cultivate the Right Kind for Your Business
  17. How to Keep Your Employees Happy at Work
  18. Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing
  19. Qualities of Good Leaders
  20. How Stress Can Affect Your Job Performance
  21. Making a Customer Relation Management (CRM) System Work For You
  22. Do You Have The Symptoms Of Affluenza?
  23. Culture Of Leadership
  24. A Business Coach Engages in Provocative Conversations
  25. Are You A Carrot, An Egg, Or A Coffee Bean?
  26. Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s
  27. Ensure a Good Return on Your Investment
  28. A Business Coach; A Clients Journey to Self Discovery
  29. Is Your Business Growing or Dying
  30. Breakeven Analysis
  31. Keeping Score in a Winning Business
  32. Exercise wisely…
  33. Roots
  34. Muck & Money
  35. Who said that?
  36. Why are owls so wise?
  37. Business Success: Eight Fundamentals
  38. Uncomfortable Conversations
  39. Are you working hard or just working long hours?
  40. Investing Time on the Right Tasks
  41. COACHING — Not just for GOLF!
  42. Don’t Think Outside the Box – Redefine It!
  43. Ten Reasons People Resist Change
  44. The Art of Delegating
  45. How to Make Your Business Writing Twice as Good
  46. Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business
  47. Features versus Benefits
  48. Are you lucky? Or just on your game?
  49. 10 Elements of a World-Class Company
  50. How fresh are your marketing strategies?
  51. Business: The $20,000 Phone Call
  52. Business – Game Changer
  53. Are you still learning?
  54. Riding a Dead Horse
  55. Business & Baseball

Do You Have the Symptoms of Affluenza?

There’s an insidious disease going around, and it’s woven into the very culture that surrounds us.

It’s called affluenza.

According to Dr. Jessie O’Neill, affluenza is a “dysfunctional relationship with money, wealth, or its pursuit.”

The symptoms?

John de Graaf, the producer of the PBS documentary Affluenza, lists the following:

1. An epidemic of stress, overwork, shopping, and debt caused by the “dogged pursuit of the American Dream.”

2. The bloated, sluggish, and unfulfilled feeling that results from one’s efforts to keep up with the Joneses.

3. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth.

Dr. Jesse O’Neill also states that:

• In corporations and businesses it manifests itself as a loss of personal and professional productivity, high turnover rate among CEOs and employees, and an increase in sick days;

• In individuals, it takes the form of a dysfunctional or unhealthy relationship with money, regardless of one’s socio-economic level. It manifests itself as behaviours resulting from a preoccupation with, or imbalance around, the money in our lives.

Additional symptoms:

• loss of personal and professional productivity

• loss of future motivation

• inability to delay gratification or tolerate frustration

• low self-esteem

• low self-worth

• loss of self-confidence

• preoccupation with externals

• depression

• self-absorption

• high regard for outer-self/low regard for inner-self

• sudden wealth syndrome

• sudden poverty syndrome

• workaholism

• materialism

• consumerism

So if you have some of these symptoms, what can you DO about them?

First: Be aware of the symptoms.

Awareness is key to living a full and joyous life.

Second: Clear the cause.

Instead of trying to make more money, get a bigger RRSP account, etc., first, think about what achieving these goals will do for your well-being. You may discover that pursuing them isn’t worth it.

Third: Simplify your life.

Imagine being free of the need for the “material” way of life.

It’s certainly okay to have things, but the problems arise when we become chained to debt to get the material objects we think will bring us a feeling of completion. No “thing” can bring us fulfilment. Only we can create the kind of inner peace and joy that being connected to life can bring. As Art Buchwald famously said, “The best things in life aren’t things.”

So ask yourself, “Do I really need this in my life? Or can I do without it?” And when you know the answer is no, do yourself a favour and stop pursuing it.

Kent Boehm
Business & Leadership Coach
403.690.8363 or kent@ninebusinessgroup.ca

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