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Are You Making These Burnout Mistakes?



Have you been feeling tired and worn out by your job lately? If so, you may be experiencing burnout. Burnout can cause employees to feel disengaged, exhausted, and can lead to you being unproductive at work. Here are some burnout mistakes that people make, and some tips to help you beat burnout at work.

Recharge Your Batteries

Riley Burke, Growth Marketing Manager, Ohza Mimosas

If you are experiencing burnout on the job, this could be due to a number of reasons including stress, a heavy workload, difficult co-workers or a boss, or even something as simple as a lack of sleep. In order to turn this burnout around, you may need to take a break from the office and recharge your batteries. This could be taking time to catch up on your sleep, spending time with the family, or even taking a much needed vacation. This way, you’ll be recharged and feeling better than ever. Everybody needs a break from work sometimes, and taking some time for yourself is a great way to avoid burnout.

Find What You’re Passionate About and Set Goals

Omid Semino, CEO, Diamond Mansion

When you start a new job, most people are excited about going to work and love acclimating to a new environment. However, after you have settled in, or maybe it has even been a few years, you may start to lose some passion for your job. If you are feeling like this, it is a huge sign that you may be heading towards burnout. So, take charge and turn the ship around. Find out what you are passionate about, set new goals for the future, and maybe even learn some new skills. This will help you to feel more fulfilled and like you are working towards a higher achievement. 

Isolation from Co-Workers

John Wu, Co-Founder, Gryphon

If you have been feeling a bit alone or isolated lately at your job, there could be some serious conscious or subconscious reasoning for this that needs to be addressed. Isolating yourself from co-workers or pulling away can definitely contribute to burnout. If you have been feeling this way, the best thing to do is to talk about it with someone. Whether it’s your spouse, co-workers, a therapist, or even your boss, having a dialogue about burnout or feeling isolated is a great place to start. Also, try jumping back in and being social. Go to the next social event that comes up on your work calendar, or even just try having some one-on-one conversations at your next business meeting. Feeling comfortable in your workplace is critical to being happy in your career.

Taking a Stress-Management Class

Olivia Young, Head of Product Design, Conscious Items 

Burnout can sometimes cause you to call out sick on a regular basis, even if you’re not ill. Maybe this is to avoid stress. If you have been feeling stressed out at work lately or are even making the burnout mistake of suffering from absenteeism, it may be time to address it. Taking a stress-management class can be a great way to learn how to manage stress in a healthy way. In these types of courses, you can learn from experts on how to let go of the stress, and how to leave that stress at work. Also, incorporating healthy habits into your life such as volunteering, eating healthy, and exercising, can also help mitigate the stress and incorporate positivity into your life.

Exercising Your Body

Lori Price, Co-Founder, PixieLane

If you have been feeling lazy, tired, or burnt out at work lately, a great idea to try is exercising your body more. Starting off your morning with a short exercise routine will not only boost your energy levels throughout the day, but it should leave you feeling more rejuvenated and ready to start your work day. Exercising in the morning can also help you to stay more alert and focused throughout your day. Physical activity is also a natural remedy for stress, so exercising should help to release those endorphins, or “feel good” neurotransmitters, to help you have a more optimistic outlook for the day. It’s also important to wear comfortable clothes when exercising, and at the office as well. Wearing the right clothes and shoes that fit right, will also leave you feeling happier and more comfortable throughout your day.

Adding Some Life to Your Space

Chris Gadek, Head of Growth, AdQuick

If your office or cubicle is lacking in life, try adding some plants to help awaken your space. Having plants or a petite garden in your office is known to help reduce stress, increase productivity, and reduce sickness. Plants are a beautiful reminder to be creative and will leave you feeling more focused and refreshed.

Making Mistakes and Taking Responsibility

Shahzil Amin, Founder, WellBefore

Have you been noticing yourself making more mistakes recently? Making a mistake every one in a while is normal, but employees who are burned out often find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again. If you find yourself experiencing this, a great place to start is to take responsibility, and start better managing your workload. Whether this is breaking your workload into smaller and more manageable sections, or working more with your team, it can often be overwhelming to take on large tasks all by yourself, or to feel rushed on projects, which could be why you have been making so many mistakes. .

Overreaction and Irrational Thinking

Ramin Oskoui, Director of Growth Marketing, NURO

Burnout also causes many people to suffer from irrational thinking, or acting out of character. This can ultimately stem from stress, or even just the overall feeling of being unhappy in the workplace. If you have been feeling like little irritations have been setting you over the edge lately, then this definitely needs to be addressed. Many companies have employee-assistance programs that are designed to help with these types of problems, and can be a great resource for employees who are needing some motivation or mental health help.

Take Advantage of Resources

Irish Burch, CEO, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Two of the things that I learned that are very critical is one, you have to have a world outside of this one. When you’re in a mission-focused organization, then it almost becomes your life, it can consume you. Some people might be disengaged, when they are usually really engaged with everyone, you’ll notice a form of disengagement. Some people might struggle with performance issues, some people might start to call in a lot and really want to stay home. Some people may just feel like ‘I’m not as excited as I used to be.’  We really work to ensure everyone understands the resources we provide. We are diligent to make sure we provide those mental health support systems free of charge to our staff members and our partners. We are encouraging our staff members to always take care of themselves, take your wellness leave, take your vacation time. 

Changing Up Your Routine

Lindsay McCormick, Founder and CEO, Bite

Have you been feeling stuck in a rut lately? Sleep, work, eat, repeat. Burnout often occurs when we do the same things over and over everyday, and get tired of our experiences. Sometimes our job and daily routines just need a refresh. A great way to do this is to make a more sustainable daily routine that works for you. There are many benefits to changing up your schedule and daily routine including improving brain function, experiencing more excitement in life, and avoiding future burnout. 

Exhaustion and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Matthew Mundt, CEO and Founder, Hug Sleep

Experiencing burnout at work can leave you feeling exhausted. On the flip side, if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, this could also leave you feeling tired at work, which is a huge burnout mistake. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for both your mental and physical health. Good sleep can improve your concentration and productivity at work, which will help you to be a better problem-solver and an all around happier and productive employee.

Experiencing Headaches and Pain

Lauren Kleinman, Co-Founder, The Quality Edit

For many people, burnout is an emotional issue like anxiety or depression, but for some, burnout can also lead to physical ailments. They can include headaches, chest pain, stomach problems, sweating, or dizziness. If you have been experiencing any physical pain at or after work, you should definitely consult your doctor and try to find out the root cause of the pain and potential burnout. 

Feeling Ineffective

Stephanie Harrison, Founder and CEO, The New Happy

Burnout has three different components: exhaustion, cynicism, and a sense of ineffectiveness. For example, you might hear an employee talking about how they feel like they aren’t ever successful or achieving their goals, which would indicate a sense of ineffectiveness. It’s essential to help employees to learn and adopt tools that help to prevent burnout, like making time for movement and exercise, getting enough sleep each night, prioritizing their work effectively, clearly communicating boundaries at work, and learning stress management strategies, like meditation or breathing.

Having a Healthy Diet

Jeff Goodwin, Vice President of Direct to Consumer and Performance Marketing, Orgain

If you have been experiencing burnout, it may be a good idea to look at your diet. Studies have shown that burnout can be affected by your diet and the food you consume. By taking in clean nutrition and eating a healthy balance of foods, this can help you improve your mood and productivity at work. A great place to start is by eating a healthy lunch. Smart lunches consist of having the right amount of protein, sugars, fat, fiber, carbs, and nutrients. Having a large portion of fruits and vegetables in your lunch will help you to feel more engaged and creative while at work. 

Another thing to remember about having a healthy diet is to not skip meals, as this can cause your concentration to suffer and your energy levels to drop. Also, be sure to focus on hydration and drinking enough water while you are at work. If you find yourself feeling hungry throughout the workday, try packing some healthy snacks like nuts, fruits, or yogurt, to give yourself an added energy boost.

Taking Care of Yourself 

James Sun, Founder, Beautytap

Has sitting at your desk all day been making you feel down in the dumps? A great way to avoid burnout and make your office feel more like a home away from home is to add some comforting elements. For example, keep a soothing lotion, calming cream, or hydrating mist in your drawer for the next time you’re feeling a little tired. Also, maybe try using a standing desk to help your body when feeling tired. Taking care of yourself is key to avoiding burnout, and feeling relaxed and awake at work.


The Mayor of Times Square Meets One of the World’s Oldest Holocaust Survivors



I arrived to a packed lecture room at a Library in South Florida.   This lecture caught my eye weeks prior and I made sure to have it in my calendar.  After all, how many more times will I get a chance to hear a 99 year old survivor tell his remarkable story of inconceivable hell, survival and ultimately impressive success?   What I heard in the room that day was hard to fathom it wasn’t part of a Spielberg movie with some creative liberty thrown in to embellish an already unbelievable true story.  This was the real deal.  A vivid description of hell on earth.  What I couldn’t understand is how did this survivor go on to create a vibrant family and a very successful business career and not be bitter every day of his life?   Equally remarkable is how someone his age could tell a story from 85 years ago as if it happened yesterday and with energy and charisma of someone half his age.  He spoke for 45 minutes without a break.  Little did anyone in the audience know that, just prior to arriving at the Library, he fell and injured himself, making his perseverance in even making it to the Library even more heroic.  This is no ordinary man.   I approached the stage after the lecture, patiently awaited my turn to speak with him and asked if I could interview him for my podcast.  I am pretty sure he knew little to nothing of what a podcast was, but he agreed as you are about to learn why telling his story over and over is his divine mission.

Eli Marcus and Sam Ron

Sam Ron bears personal witness to the greatest atrocity in human history. He is one of the only remaining Holocaust Survivors his age who survived four concentration camps…and a Death March.  He turns 99 in July.  His story is remarkable…and he himself is equally as remarkable.

Here’s what you will learn when listening to this World Exclusive interview on The Motivation Show podcast:

-Where did Sam grow up and what was life like before the Germans invaded his country

-How life changed once the Germans invaded and how long did the changes take

-Why and when did Sam and his family decide to go into hiding and where did he hide

-How did Sam end up in the Krakow Ghetto, how was it different than the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and what took place in the Ghetto

-When did Sam first realize that the Germans were not just transporting Jews to what they disguised as labor camps, but were actually killing them.

-How many times was Sam transported in cattle cars and what was that like

-Which concentration camps was Sam in & what were they like

-What was life like in the concentration camps and why did they move Sam around to different camps

-What is a Death March, why and how did that happen and how did Sam survive it

-What lessons should listeners take away from Sam’s experience

-What does Never Again mean to Sam and why is it so important for him to share this and other Holocaust lessons

You can listen to this interview on any podcast listening app or use this Spotify link:    WARNING:  This interview is GUARANTEED to move you to tears!!!

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Events In April Bring Easter, Spring and Flowers Galore.



Photograph: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s, Inc.

Join the Judy Garland and Fred Astaire tradition with the Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue. There is also the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden or right at home the flower show at Macy’s. On select Fridays every month, you can enjoy Free Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between 5 pm and 9 pm.

Until 4/9: Macy’s Flower ShowThe show includes beautiful, bright floral arrangements, special events including live music, and kids’ activities.

until 4/23: This is The Orchid Show‘s 20th year. Reconnect with nature while experiencing the picture-perfect beauty of the orchids. On select nights, adults can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase.

4/1-30: Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, celebrates Japanese culture and the arrival of spring. It features a variety of cultural performances and activities, as well as a small flea market, tea ceremonies, and crafts. The highlight is the magnificent display of cherry blossom trees, with over 200 trees in full bloom. Visitors can admire the pink and white blooms and enjoy a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Tickets are usually around $40 for adults, though seniors and students get a reduced rate of $35.

4/7-16th: The New York International Auto ShowThe first new york Auto Show took place in 1900, for over 120 years now they have been sharing what’s new and interesting in the auto industry.

4/9: The Easter Parade starts near St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10am. The tradition dates back to the 1870s, where elaborate bonnets and fashion galore is full frontal.

4/9: “Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time,” comes to MoMA.

4/15: The Tartan Day Parade is an NYC tradition that offers attendees a unique way to celebrate and honor Scottish culture. For the 25th year, there will be bagpipes, dancers, and even Scottish dogs marching in the parade. Attendance is free and open to the public. In addition to the parade, expect a whole week of Scottish-themed events and festivities.

4/15: Pillow Fight in the Park at Washington Square Park.

4/15: The New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers across all five boroughs. To get one of the 3,500 free trees that will be given away, register in advance on this website, where you’ll also get to browse through the current list of distribution dates, times and locations.

4/15 and 29: f the likes of udon, yakitori, ramen, and taiyaki make your mouth water, then mark your calendar for Japan Fes in Chelsea. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is considered a paradise for Japanese foodies and cultural enthusiasts.

4/16: Holi in The City demands food, music, dance, and fun while embracing people and organizations from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

4/22: Earth Day celebrated in NYC with a festive, family-friendly outdoor fair in Union Square. There will be dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, a green-vehicle show, family activities, music, and entertainment. 12-6pm.

4/27: Attend The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

4/27- 30: Antiquarian Book Fair now in its 63rd year, this festival for book collectors at Park Avenue Armory for a full weekend of first editions, maps, manuscripts and other treasures from literary epochs past from nearly 200 exhibitors.


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Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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