Hi I’m Kelvin Lozano.
I write essays that help you kick ass at work without sacrificing the other parts of your life that matter most.
I imagine a world where people are doing work that’s not only exciting but meaningful…enjoying a marriage that’s on fire (the good kind of fire of course)…developing habits that keep them healthy no matter how many wrinkles they get… and building enough margin into their day to be able to pursue the things that make them happy.
I know that a perfect balance isn’t possible—I’ve tried. But my “trying” has also taught me that I could do better—that we can all do better.
The mission of Beating Burnout is to bring legions of people together who will support one another in beating burnout. Ambitious people like you and me get a lot of satisfaction out of making a difference through our work. However, we can sometimes approach our professional lives in a way that negatively impacts our personal satisfaction. Some of us don’t slow down and realize that until the journey’s over. I built this site to share a few things I’ve learned—and by sharing, I hope to hear from you too.
I’m glad you stopped by and I hope to talk to you again soon.
If you are dying to know more, here are 17 things I bet you don’t know about me:
- I am a husband to a beautiful and adventurous woman, who really wants to travel all over the world while volunteering at organic farms and saving animals!
- My work currently revolves around building leadership capability and technical mastery within one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world.
- I’ve been able to travel to France twice, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Spain, Philippines, Netherlands, Portugal, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brazil, Cambodia, and the UK.
- I prefer stand-up desks but sometimes I steal the chair from the guy next to me.
- One of my favorite movies is Remember The Titans. I’ve seen it so many times but it still manages to draw a tear or two out of me.
- I was a troublemaker growing up in the Philippines and definitely got my fair share of nationally-accepted beatings as a result!
- I’m really, really bad at sports except for boxing. Who knew I had quick fists?!
- I get frustrated when people act like helpless victims but I love helping people that are ready to do whatever it takes to improve their circumstances.
- I’m a “Foodie”. Trying local grub is my 2nd favorite thing about traveling.
- Even though I’m student of health, relationships, leadership, finance, productivity, et cetera, sometimes I still rebel against what I know is best.
- I love to dance. My favorite people on the dance floor are the ones that jump up and down without an ounce of shame!
- Public speaking used to terrify me. My words would get jumbled up and I’d feel like the crowd would swallow me whole. I’d want to sit back down so bad so I’d word-barf through whatever I needed to say as quickly as I could.
- Every morning I eat a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil and a chunk of grass-fed butter.
- People say I’m confident and sure of myself but a lot of times, I’m figuring it out as I go. I just know that I’ll find a way to make it work. And if I don’t, I’ll just learn a really good lesson.
- I used to be really materialistic, especially after graduating and landing my first job. I bought everything from Tempurpedic pillows to luxury cars. Since I’ve been able to change this behavior, in the last 6-months of 2015, my wife and I paid off $55,000 worth of debt and paid cash for our wedding. And now we’re saving and investing almost $7,000 every month.
- I indulge in bad (but really yummy) food on the weekends. During the week, I eat really clean. Organic foods, grass-fed meats, green smoothies, and all of that. Once in a while though, especially after a rough day I still catch myself stuffing my face with
chocolate covered almonds. There are no more chocolate covered almonds 🙁
- I’ve been on two 3000+ mile motorcycle road trips with my wife. Our first was from the midwest all the way to the east coast and looped back through Canada. The other brought us down south to the tip of Texas.
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