The Achiever Fever Cure: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy

Category: Book
By (author): Booth, Claire
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  SELF-HELP / Meditations
  SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Stress Management
Publisher: LifeTree Media
Published: January 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Claire Booth was a successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive suffering from what she calls "achiever fever"-constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, self-help skeptic Booth decides to try anything that might bring relief, from mindfulness to martial arts, from spending ten days in silence to "smiling" at her spleen. At first, Booth is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals,The Achiever Fever Cureis a frank, funny, and inspiring story of Booth's road to recovery.

Recognize any of these symptoms? This book offers inspiration to help you put your own achiever fever on ice.

  • A strong need to prove yourself
  • Fear you won't live up to your potential
  • Measuring self-worth by accomplishments
  • A need to have everything under control
  • Persistent self-criticism and habitual worry
From The Publisher*

Claire Booth was a successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive suffering from what she calls "achiever fever"-constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, self-help skeptic Booth decides to try anything that might bring relief, from mindfulness to martial arts, from spending ten days in silence to "smiling" at her spleen. At first, Booth is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals, The Achiever Fever Cure is a frank, funny, and inspiring story of Booth's road to recovery.

Recognize any of these symptoms? This book offers inspiration to help you put your own achiever fever on ice.

  • A strong need to prove yourself
  • Fear you won't live up to your potential
  • Measuring self-worth by accomplishments
  • A need to have everything under control
  • Persistent self-criticism and habitual worry
Review Quote*

"When we are always trying to achieve, we forget to live. This book is wise, human and practical."

Eric Zimmer, Host of The One You Feed podcast

"Booth disarmingly escorts readers through her painful days and sleepless nights. This book is filled with important discoveries described with engaging candour."

John Helliwell, Editor of the World Happiness Report and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia

"Claire Booth has a riveting story for everyone. For all of us overworked, over-stimulated, goal-addled human beings, Booth shows us a way back to life worth living."

Walter Sutton, author of Leap of Strength and CEO coach

Biographical Note

Claire Booth is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder and president of market research firm Lux Insights, with more than eighteen years' experience serving clients such as Fitbit and Bluetooth. She is a competitive swimmer and avid rock climber and teaches at the UBC Sauder School of Business.