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TV Expert Interviews / Health & Wellness / May 1, 2024 / Posted by Eric Recker / 16

Reclaiming Balance: A Journey Through Burnout to Self-Discovery (video)


Overcoming Burnout: Finding Balance and Your Best Self

I recently had a meaningful conversation on my podcast. The guest was Eric Recker, a remarkable individual. Eric is a dentist, husband, father, speaker, coach, author, pilot, and mountain climber. He shared his powerful story of burnout and self-discovery.

The Struggle with Burnout

Eric faced severe burnout three times in his life. Each time pushed him closer to the edge. He almost quit his dental practice due to the immense stress. But a pivotal moment made him realize quitting wasn’t the answer.

This moment began Eric’s journey of self-discovery and healing. He decided to find a partner for his practice. This allowed him to start growing and recovering. We discussed the toxic culture that celebrates busyness and stress. Eric and I agree this mindset is harmful.

Intentional Self-Awareness

Eric emphasized the importance of intentional self-awareness. He stressed setting aside quiet time for reflection. He committed to 30 minutes of calm each day. This practice was challenging at first but ultimately transformative. It helped him connect with himself and realign priorities.

We also talked about living in the present moment. Eric spoke about finding daily wins and progress. He shared insight from his upcoming book about energy balance. Managing the inflow and outflow of energy is key.

Negative Influences

Our conversation touched on negative influences like social media and news. We highlighted intentional positivity while admitting funny distractions are okay sometimes.

Eric is on a mission to help others combat burnout. He offers a free “Knockback Burnout Challenge” on It’s a great starting point for understanding and overcoming burnout. He also has a program based on “winning the now.”

Gratitude and Final Thoughts

I am sincerely grateful to Eric for his valuable insights. No one should live in constant burnout or stress. Eric’s story was inspiring and informative, and I look forward to more interactions with him. If you struggle with burnout, I encourage you to explore Eric’s work. It can guide you towards balance and intention.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist, he has conducted over 1500 video interviews of thought leaders for Sales POP! online sales magazine & YouTube Channel and for audio podcast channels where Sales POP! is rated in the top 2% of most popular shows out of 3,320,580 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

Dr Eric Recker is a dentist, husband, father, keynote speaker, Elite Success Coach, author, pilot, mountain climber, and recovering triathlete. In his second half of life, he is committed to helping people shorten the distance to becoming their best version and learning to #WINtheNOW


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