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Working Hard vs. Addicted to Work

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My quote in my high school yearbook was the same as my father’s: “Hard work fascinates me, I could sit and watch it all day.” While the nature of work continues to evolve over time, my fascination is with the individual worker and not the actual work. Being a workaholic is not the same as being a smart worker, a strategic and efficient worker, or a creative thinker. Too many entrepreneurs think that working more will lead to greater success, but this is not true — instead, it may lead to becoming obsessed with the work, rather than the results.  …

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VIDEO: Goals and Dreams Are Powerful Motivators

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Recovery teaches us “take one day at a time”. When we introduce goals and dreams into the conversation, we not only convey belief that long-term recovery will happen, we replace emotional purchases with purposeful spending.

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VIDEO: The Total Cost of Recovery Includes Financial, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Issues

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As parents or partners of someone with a substance use disorder, it is imperative to remember that we have made promises to support the entire family – not just the patient.