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14 simple (and time effective ways) lawyers can avoid burnout and crippling anxiety

Lawyer burnout affects hundreds of attorneys and paralegals worldwide. Why? This is because of stressful schedules, long work hours, and high-pressure in the law industry. There are also the factors of character traits such as perfectionism and pessimism that are prevalent among many lawyers. This article explores how much of an issue anxiety and burnout …

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What lawyers can do to prevent and combat burnout

6 ways to thrive in big 4 busy season (without burning out in the process)

Regardless of how many busy seasons you have made it through, when they come around, they can still knock you off your feet. They leave you reeling for a few weeks after. To really thrive during big 4 busy season without burning yourself out, here are 6 things that you need to do. Plan and …

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4 key must-dos to survive big 4 busy season

Just the word “busy season” makes accountants at Big 4 firms shiver with fear. It conjures dark images of long hours, tight deadlines, constant pressure, and grueling hard work that lasts for weeks. If you feel like this at the very mention of the word, don’t fret. Here is how to survive big 4 busy …

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12 ways high-performers at the Big 4 avoid burnout AND still hit their targets

Do you know any of those people who are so busy yet they are always able to hit all of their targets? Not only that, but they are always somehow able to take on even more work without their performance suffering. How do they do it? No, they are not superheroes (as far as we …

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5 signs that your role in the Big 4 is leading you to accounting burnout

Working in a Big 4 accounting firm comes with a whole lot of respect and rewards but it’s not without its challenges either. The biggest one is surviving the demanding pressure day after day whilst somehow keeping your mental, emotional, and physical health intact. Is your Big 4 firm leading you to accounting burnout? Here …

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13 reliable ways to deal with work burnout as a lawyer

It’s no surprise that the law industry has one of the highest employee burnout rates. This is due to its unforgiving culture, long hours and billable time, not to mention high-pressure and lack of adequate resources. Lawyer burnout can become inevitable with such a demanding job, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 13 …

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3 big warnings signs of burn out (and why you need to stop dismissing tiredness)

Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and overwhelmed? Do you tend to dismiss it thinking “I’m just tired” or “I’m tired because it’s a busy season, I’ll be better once it’s over?” When I say tired, I don’t mean feeling like you need a siesta. I’m talking about exhaustion from doing more than you are …

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This is essential if you are not going to burn out on partnership track

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner when they were on partnership track. In this blog post I am going to share the ninth lesson; the …

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Is this common mistake jeopardising your performance at work?

I had been forewarned that my coaching client was likely to be emotional in our coaching session. What I didn’t expect was for the tears to start rolling from the start of our conversation. I was reminded of this coaching session recently. I was having one of those days. You know, the ones that happen …

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6 strategies to increase your ability to cope with higher levels of pressure and stress

As your career progresses within a partnership, your stress levels and the amount of pressure you will need to handle will increase. The successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants who make it to partner have learned coping strategies and mechanisms to be able to cope with ever high levels of stress, without becoming overwhelmed.  In this …

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