At the age of 21 with an 8th grade education and $2000 that started my electrical and mechanical contracting business, I was believing I could do anything or be anything I wanted to be. I began to read every self-help book I could get a hold of. My work consumed me until one day in 1987 when burnout engulfed me like a flash fire.  Before long it started consuming my energy, creativity, positive attitude, love for life, and my vision for the future. Spiraling into a state of depression I had lost touch with myself and my family. I almost took my own life. Through this burnout experience I discovered the need for balance in order to be truly successful in all areas of life. I now share my story and advice with people from all walks of life who want to succeed without burnout. -Ben Kubassek

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13 thoughts on “About Ben Kubassek

    1. At the age of 21, I already had come to the point of having triple of those experiences of yours. The rope at the neck was too weak and I felt like a tomato on the ground. Life ended, at that 15, for the third time in my incredible talent to change the World by living any at it. At 5…. i’ve try to die, because my father – as a penalty for something – dressed me as a girl and opened the windows for my friends to laugh at me. I haven’t change, but indeed that thinking left for ever my soul when I first met her, at .. recently, it started and it feels like always on the march of geting there when exactly it gets here. Give peace a chance. That is.

  1. I’m a graduate with both Certificate and Degree In Forestry, but since my graduation about 3 years ago I have no job. So if you can please help me to come out with some business in order for me to survive.
    Regards,
    kofi

  2. Hello Ben,

    I am the booking producer for Phoebe Chongchua. She hosts The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast. In 2015, Phoebe was named a Top 50 Podcaster To Follow for PR, Marketing, & Social Media by Cision. You can learn more and connect with Phoebe at her LinkedIn Profile.
    We love what you’re doing and would like to feature you on The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast.

    The following details provide information about the show and our format.
    I’m sure you’ll recognize past guests like Peg Fitzpatrick, Marcus Sheridan, Chris Brogan, Mark W. Schaefer and more.

    You can listen to episodes in iTunes and here: bit.ly/TBJA-podcast

    We talk about marketing, storytelling, business, PR, and entrepreneurship. The show is taped and recorded via Skype.

    It’s a 30-minute call.

    We’re looking to book this week or next, if you’re interested and time allows.

    Here’s the link to book an interview time: http://meetme.so/TBJAPodcast

    Please also upload your bio, headshot, and suggest a topic that you can provide 5 tangible tips on. To see what other guests have shared, take a look at our show calendar: bit.ly/TBJA-podcast

    Once you book a time, we’ll be notified and you will receive the show Q&A prep. Please send any notes to Phoebe at: Phoebe@TheBrandJournalismAdvantage.com

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Daisy Nava
    Think Like A Journalist!

  3. Awesome blog! Can be your theme personalized or do you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with some simple adjustements would
    really make my blog shine. Please inform me the place you got your design. Bless you

  4. Have you thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites?
    I actually have a blog centered on a single topics you discuss and would love to get you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would enjoy work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, you can shoot me an email.

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