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Don’t Be an Overachiever

“For the sake of overdelivering-” my boss started. “Okay, I’m going to have to stop you right there,” I interrupted her while shaking my head emphatically. “I’m allergic to overdelivering.” My name is Renata Leo and I am a reformed overachiever. In my young life, I was constantly overachieving. I couldn’t settle for B’s. If I didn’t think I could win something, I didn’t play. … Continue reading Don’t Be an Overachiever

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“Upholder” Guilt

“I find it interesting that you feel guilty while relaxing, Renata. That’s typically an “Upholder” trait. Are you an overachiever?” “In recovery, yes.” This is a conversation that I had with my coach during one of our sessions when I mentioned that I hate the fact that I feel guilty for having downtime. Apparently, feeling unable to do nothing without hating yourself makes me an … Continue reading “Upholder” Guilt