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The Achiever Fever Cure

How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy

Claire Booth


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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

Lifetree, 9781928055358, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2019

About the Author

CLAIRE BOOTH is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder and CEO of market research firm Lux Insights, with more than eighteen years' experience serving some of the world's most recognized brands. She teaches at the UBC Sauder School of Business, swims with the Northshore Masters team, and enjoys hiking and climbing all over the world. She lives with her partner, Chris, in North Vancouver, Canada.