The Type A Trap
Five Mindset Shifts to Beat Burnout and Transform Your Life
by Erin Stafford
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Pub Date 09 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 07 Feb 2024
Amplify Publishing, Amplify
Have you ever accomplished something fabulous but been too broken and burned out to actually enjoy it?
This is the Type A Trap. What helps us succeed early in our career—the hustle, grind, long hours, and hard work—can be the very thing that leads us to burn out later. But because this behavior is so engrained in who we are, we don’t know any other way. We’ve gotten ahead in every aspect of life through hard work, but unfortunately, this tactic doesn’t work with burnout, which can be deceiving and sneak up on you over time. And then, before you know it, you’ve fallen into its trap.
To escape, we do what we do best—just work harder. But this only leads to more exhaustion. More disillusionment. More burnout.
So how do we stay at peak performance without burning out?
After interviewing, studying, and surveying thousands of peak performers from all different walks of life, including Olympians, New York Times bestselling authors, leading doctors, celebrity coaches, retired US Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 founders, and people like you looking for a way out of burnout’s grip, Erin Stafford has unlocked five mindset shifts to move from burnout to sustainable peak performance.
Erin’s practical, easy-to-implement tools and mindset shifts will help you break free from burnout to thrive again on the other side, and will leave you feeling inspired, motivated, reengaged, and fired up again—not only about your work, but also about your life.
“As a Type A personality myself, I could not wait to dive into this incredible collection of science-backed tips and tools. Erin teaches you how to defy burnout culture, yet perform better than you ever have. I guarantee you will not find this advice anywhere else.”—MEL ROBBINS, New York Times bestselling author of The High 5 Habit and host of the award-winning The Mel Robbins Podcast
“Crafted with vulnerability, Erin Stafford’s The Type A Trap is an open invitation for high achievers everywhere to look at their personal struggles head-on and take control of their journey. If you meet Erin’s honesty with your own, this book can change how you live your life.”—BEN NEMTIN, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning keynote speaker
“Erin Stafford mixes vulnerability, resilience, and a no-BS approach with grace and grit. The Type A Trap walks a fine line between encouraging you and giving you the tools to get out of your own way, stop making excuses, and do the work to change your life one mindset shift at a time. If you’re looking for a book to give you the courage to bet on yourself and take control of your life regardless of your circumstances, look no further.”—AMY PURDY, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and three-time paralympic medalist
“High achievers live for the moments when we make the impossible possible. But for the moments that come before this—the late nights, poor habits, and sometimes heavy mindsets—Erin Stafford’s The Type A Trap reminds us how to nurture ourselves outside of achievement to ensure we can move forward with the balance, clarity, and self-respect we need to continue changing the world.”—CHRIS BARTON, founder of Shazam and serial entrepreneur
“Erin Stafford writes expertly on the delicate balance high achievers must master to honor both their dreams and their well-being. Her mindset shifts, paired with her witty personal stories, take readers on a journey to bring them back to themselves, one mindset shift at a time. Every Type A high achiever needs this book.”—JOSH LINKNER, New York Times bestselling author, serial tech entrepreneur, and venture capital investor
“The Type A Trap is more than a book. It’s a wise, hilarious best friend who knows how to set you straight and keep you smiling, both at work and at home.”—LISI HARRISON, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Type A Trap is more than a personal development book—it is a powerful catalyst for self-discovery. Erin Stafford effortlessly blends candid personal stories with timely and relevant industry trends that illuminate a path toward our highest potential and happiness. If you’ve ever struggled to stay connected and present in your pursuit of excellence. . . you need this book.”—SUNEEL GUPTA, bestselling author of Backable and Everyday Dharma