We all deal with burnout, stress and the constant pressure to do more. In “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo,” Kathryn Burmeister of Burmeister Law Firm explores how she was able to step away from that societal pressure and live a happier life.
What is your book about?
The book is about helping people recognize and overcome their addiction to the status quo. The “addiction to the status quo” is something that we all face, but it’s especially difficult for those in zero-sum or high-stake careers. We don’t always want to see the impact that it has on our lives. The constant pursuit of more – whether it’s accolades, promotions or material things – leaves us feeling unfulfilled, stressed and unhappy. I help the reader see how I have been able to work through my addiction to the status quo to lead a happy, fulfilled life that I love. My hope is that my book helps the reader find a life that they love, too.
- Mental health
- Personal development
- Growth mindset
Why should people read it? Who is the book for?
This book is for everyone but especially those in zero-sum careers. It’s for those who feel like they want a better life and a more fulfilled career. Those who feel like they need a change. Anyone who wants to find a better work-life balance.
Single most important takeaway:
“I will share what led to my fall toward rock bottom, the proverbial bloody mess that resulted when I hit, how I got back up and kept moving forward and how I made a life that I truly love waking up to every day. The resulting message, the culmination of that experience, is what I want you to hold on to like your life depends on it. Because it does.”
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The majority of society is in denial. People have a habit of convincing themselves that what they’re experiencing is “not that bad” or “is what it is.” They try to survive their life without recognizing the symptoms and challenges caused by these issues. Alternatively, even if they do recognize that their experiences are bad, they don’t think they can do anything to help themselves. Or, quite frankly, they don’t want to go through the work. They believe that they’re “fine.” Despite this denial, the symptoms suffered by those addicted to the status quo don’t magically disappear – even if you are succeeding in life and your career. The symptoms are still there waiting for you when you least expect them.
Meet the author
Kathryn Burmeister is an author, speaker, coach and attorney. She started her law practice, Burmeister Law Firm, in October of 2018, and focuses exclusively on personal injury. Burmeister gives a voice to those that have been hurt because of someone else. She wrote her first book, “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo,” in 2020, and began speaking about self-care, business and law the same year. Her passion for helping others is a consistent theme in her presentations. Burmeister has a particular passion for mental health, self-improvement and emotional intelligence, which she integrates into her legal practice, speaking and writing.