“K” is for Karoshi

“K” is for Karoshi

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nelson and I watched a show on Netflix called “Happy.”

One particular segment of this show caught my attention. The narrator explained there’s a curious (and horrible) thing happening in Japan.

It’s called Karoshi and it’s today’s “k.”

Karoshi is a Japanese word that means “death by overwork.”

It’s become such a regular phenomenon the government has created a fund to help Karoshi widows with expenses after their spouses pass.
Death by overwork. The Japanese place such a high cultural value on working hard that they literally die from exhaustion.

Many of us – especially entrepreneurs – suffer from extreme exhaustion due to working 24/7/365. Rather than keeling over, you are literally pecking yourself to death with emails, To Do lists, and daily frustrations.

You’re just head down, one foot in front of the other, getting things done. Reacting, reacting, reacting.

The whole point of my Make Some Rendezvous sessions is to give you space and time to step back. To give your business – and your life – an evaluation.

  • What’s working? What’s not?
  • What do you want?
  • What will it take to get there?
  • And a new question I read yesterday – what pain do you want (what pain will you choose) in order to get what you want?

Now, I’m not asking you to work towards Karoshi or anything, but I do sincerely want you to make time evaluate the questions above.

I want you to choose.

And I want you to GO FOR IT.

The thing is, in the areas of business systems, getting organized, and wranglin’ your time to create a life you love – I’m great at that (and so is my team). Sure, I can’t do it for you, but I can definitely lessen your pain and support you in reaching for your goal(s).

Time’s a-wastin’.

Make some room,

P.S. After our time together, my clients are in NO danger of Karoshi. They are more relaxed and enthusiastic. They feel more confident and in control of the future of their businesses. Free time is a real thing for them. And almost every one of them has said that my focus and caring about them and their business has been one of the greatest and most surprising gifts.

P.P.S. Remember, I’ve only got few sessions available for December. The investment is a mere $350 for 2013 and jumps to $500 on January 1, 2014.  Schedule your Make Some Room Rendezvous today.

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