The Death of a Workaholic with Jenny Lynne

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“The difference between hard work and being a workaholic is consciously choosing what gets your energy, and when it’s done, putting it down and getting to rest.”

– Jenny Lynne Erickson

Jenny joins me today to share how she became aware of her workaholism and consciously made steps to move away from it. She explains how workaholism can be a blindspot and how to recognize the cues and red flags of being a workaholic.

She describes why workaholics can’t seem to hire the right employees and struggle with delegating tasks and working with coaches. Jenny also outlines the steps everyone can take to address their workaholism and underscores how having a clear life purpose can help alleviate the symptoms of being a workaholic.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Jenny’s self-discovery journey
  • Workaholism and its symptoms
  • The internalization of workaholism
  • The progression of workaholism’s symptoms
  • The cultural impact of workaholism on teams
  • The difference between work ethic and workaholism
  • The importance of having a life purpose
  • Focusing on your strengths and delegating your weaknesses
  • Why workaholics struggle with delegation and working with coaches
  • Finding a kill switch, creating boundaries between work and self-care, and working smarter


Jenny Lynne is a keynote speaker on work-life integration, hustle culture, and leadership. Jenny is on a mission to guide entrepreneurs and leaders beyond workaholism and reorganize their businesses. In addition to her work as a speaker, Jenny serves as the Idea Activator behind ACThoughtful Consulting LLC, an organization that changes the odds for micro-businesses and helps them start and sustain their impact. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University, St. Paul.

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