Boss of Busy: Combat Burn Out and Get Clear on What Matters
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Bring calm to the chaos in your life.

Whether you find yourself checked out, burnt out, or just plain freaked out; you deserve better. Psychologist Alison Hill takes you deep into the key pillars for our happiness, health and sanity to help you live a life filled with purpose and progress.

Productivity training or the latest organisational system will only take you so far. To make lasting change you need the right tools, mindset and skills. Boss of Busy helps you find the courage and optimism to live the life you crave, let go of what is holding you back and learn how to prioritise what really matters. 

Originally published in 2016 as Stand Out, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success. 


Alison Hill is Australia's coolest psychologist. A regular on mainstream TV and in print media, she is the co-founder of Pragmatic Thinking.


About the author ix

Preface xi

Introduction xxi

Part I: So, who is the boss? 1

1 Get clear on what matters 3

2 Know your state 17

Part II: Step out of check out 29

3 Hit the reset button 31

4 Re-establish boundaries 45

5 Reconnect with what matters 61

Part III: Combat burn out 79

6 Define what’s important 81

7 Design a values-aligned life 95

8 Defend the sacred 107

Part IV: Tackle freak out 123

9 Map it 125

10 Chunk it 139

11 See it 155

Part V: Embrace stand out 171

12 Be present 175

13 Do it your way 187

14 Gather your tribe 201

Conclusion 219

Boss of busy planner 225

Acknowledgements 237