Hot Topic: Curing “Achiever Fever” with Claire Booth
PODCAST August 8, 2019
Claire Booth joins host Ethan Astaneh on the Wealth Exchange podcast. Claire is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author of new book, The Achiever Fever Cure: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy. She is the founder and CEO of her business Lux Insights which is a boutique market research agency with offices in Vancouver and Seattle.
“Achiever Fever” refers to the dark side of achieving. And that downside is when we start to tie our self-worth and our happiness to our achievements. This fever shows up in various ways — from a strong need to prove yourself, measuring your worth by accomplishments, and persistent self-criticism to being terrified of wasting time, difficulty with being in the present, and fearing you won’t live up to your potential.
In this episode, Claire shares the step-by-step to curing achiever fever, and walks through her own journey, and how she navigated out of it, ultimately leading to not only increased happiness and productivity, but doubling her company in size and reaching growth rates of 30% while achieving more than ever before.
[:28] Ethan welcomes Claire Booth to the podcast.
[:43] Claire explains what “achiever fever” is.
[1:18] What does ‘achiever fever’ speak to?
[2:07] How does the fever in ‘achiever fever’ show up? What are the symptoms?
[3:32] Claire speaks about her own journey with achiever fever and how she navigated towards a cure.
[6:11] How Claire describes her achiever fever downwards spiral.
[7:52] Who is prone to achiever fever?
[9:40] After her ‘aha-moment’ of realizing she had achiever fever, how did she navigate forward (and out of it)?
[12:10] How to begin curing achiever fever!
[14:05] Is your spouse a good person to talk to during this process?
[15:47] When you get to the point where you are open and talking about your achiever fever, how does that lend itself to the cure?
[20:55] What our inner critic tells us and how we can begin to eliminate this voice inside of us.
[24:28] The importance of consistency in the process of eliminating negative self-talk.
[26:26] How did this process start working for Claire when she started going through this whole process? And how did it change how she allocated her time during her day?
[30:20] Claire explains the benefits of this process and the incredible results she started to see from it.
[34:22] Would it be possible to slip back into the achiever fever if you stop doing the work?
[35:35] Why Claire decided to write an entire book on the concept of achiever fever.
[37:54] How has this process changed Claire’s ability to live in the present rather than be constantly future-focused?
[39:34] Claire offers some final few pieces of advice to help you get started on your own journey of knocking down achiever fever!
Mentioned in this Episode:
Claire Booth is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder and CEO of market research firm Lux Insights, with two decades of experience serving some of the world’s most recognized brands. She teaches at the UBC Sauder School of Business, is a Board Director at the cutting-edge theatre, The Cultch, and is a Big Sister. In her spare time, Claire swims with the NorthShore Masters team and is a long-time member of the CCC climbing group at Base 5. Originally from the Prairies, she lives with her partner, Chris, in North Vancouver, Canada.
For her full bio, visit: ClaireBoothAuthor.com/About
About the Host — Ethan Astaneh
Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including: retirement income planning, business succession and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer.
For his full bio, visit: NicolaWealth.com/Our-Team/Ethan-Astaneh
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