Corporate idolatry is a lifestyle that makes the company the highest priority in your life, at the expense of personal health, family, and friends. By making people a higher priority than the company, you will spend less time working.
I was working 90 hours a week when I discovered my corporate idolatry. A year later I was working less than 60, and I hadn't changed jobs. All I did was put people first.
Target Market: chronically overworked people in the corporate world, who want to change but feel stuck. 1 in 3 people describe themselves as chronically overworked. Older than 40, make >$100K a year.
Key message: The root cause of overwork is a company-first value system. When You switch to a people-first value system, your life will come back into balance.
I wrote the book as a serial on my blog. You can read it at: http://idolbuster.com/book. This version has been professionally edited. The first chapter is attached to the proposal.
My mission is to help chronically overworked people find life balance. There are too many people working crazy hours. It doesn't have to be that way.
I know I am having an impact because of the emails like this one.
“I just wanted to thank you for the positive messaging you promote through your writing. Gave me just that added boost to feel good about my decision to resign recently from my position. Work/family balance has been suffering quite a bit as a result of ongoing corporate cut backs. It won't be getting any better I'm afraid, so after some soul searching and evaluation of life priorities, my husband and I decided it was time for me to let it go and move on.
When it comes to my next gig (TBD), I definitely plan to be more disciplined from the get go about setting boundaries and sticking to them. I have learned the hard way that it is difficult to dial that back once you've set a precedent of overworking yourself in an organization.”
I'm looking forward to working with you.