The Type A Trap

Five Mindset Shifts to Beat Burnout and Transform Your Life

Have you ever accomplished something amazing but been too burned out and broken to actually enjoy it?

This is the Type A Trap. The things that help us succeed early in our career—the grind, the hustle, hard work, and long hours—can be the exact things that lead us to burn out later. But because this behavior is so programmed into who we are, we don't know any other way. We've gotten ahead in every aspect of life through hard work, but unfortunately, this tactic doesn't work with burnout, which can be deceiving and sneak up on you over time. And then, before you know it, you've fallen into its trap. 

To escape, we do what we do best—just work harder. But this only leads to more exhaustion. More disillusionment. More burnout.

So how do we stay at peak performance without burning out?

After studying, surveying, and interviewing thousands of peak performers across all different walks of life, including New York Times bestselling authors, Olympians, celebrity coaches, leading doctors, retired US Navy SEALS, Fortune 500 founders, and people like you looking for a way out of burnout's grip, Erin Stafford has unlocked five mindset shifts to move from burnout to sustainable peak performance. 

Erin's practical and easy-to-implement tools and mindset shifts will help you break free from burnout to thrive again, and will leave you feeling motivated, reengaged, inspired, and fired up again—not only about your work, but also about your life.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-546-0
SKU: 18-1013-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Thought Leadership, Health, Medicine, and Wellness, Mental Health, Inspiration and Personal Success, Self-Esteem and Personal Success

“As a Type A personality myself, I could not wait to dive into this incredible collection of science-backed tips and tools. Erin teaches you how to defy burnout culture, yet perform better than you ever have. I guarantee you will not find this advice anywhere else.” —MEL ROBBINS, New York Times bestselling author of The High 5 Habit and host of the award-winning The Mel Robbins Podcast

“Crafted with vulnerability, Erin Stafford’s The Type A Trap is an open invitation for high achievers everywhere to look at their personal struggles head-on and take control of their journey. If you meet Erin’s honesty with your own, this book can change how you live your life.” —BEN NEMTIN, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning keynote speaker

“Erin Stafford mixes vulnerability, resilience, and a no-BS approach with grace and grit. The Type A Trap walks a fine line between encouraging you and giving you the tools to get out of your own way, stop making excuses, and do the work to change your life one mindset shift at a time. If you’re looking for a book to give you the courage to bet on yourself and take control of your life regardless of your circumstances, look no further.” —AMY PURDY, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and three-time paralympic medalist

“High achievers live for the moments when we make the impossible possible. But for the moments that come before this—the late nights, poor habits, and sometimes heavy mindsets—Erin Stafford’s The Type A Trap reminds us how to nurture ourselves outside of achievement to ensure we can move forward with the balance, clarity, and self-respect we need to continue changing the world.” —CHRIS BARTON, founder of Shazam and serial entrepreneur

“Erin Stafford writes expertly on the delicate balance high achievers must master to honor both their dreams and their well-being. Her mindset shifts, paired with her witty personal stories, take readers on a journey to bring them back to themselves, one mindset shift at a time. Every Type A high achiever needs this book.” —JOSH LINKNER, New York Times bestselling author, serial tech entrepreneur, and venture capital investor

The Type A Trap is more than a book. It’s a wise, hilarious best friend who knows how to set you straight and keep you smiling, both at work and at home.” —LISI HARRISON, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Type A Trap is more than a personal development book—it is a powerful catalyst for self-discovery. Erin Stafford effortlessly blends candid personal stories with timely and relevant industry trends that illuminate a path toward our highest potential and happiness. If you’ve ever struggled to stay connected and present in your pursuit of excellence . . . you need this book.” —SUNEEL GUPTA, bestselling author of Backable and Everyday Dharma

Erin Stafford

Speaker and Corporate Burnout Expert

Erin Stafford is a marketing guru, burnout survivor, hyper-growth business leader, and social psychologist. While working with the world’s highest achievers throughout her twenty-plus-year international career, Erin has seen firsthand how Type A personalities and constant overachievement are coveted in the world of business, but often lead to debilitating burnout.

After six years heading up marketing for the country’s largest healthcare staffing company, Erin has made it her mission to help leaders everywhere identify and break free from the Type A Trap so they can stay at peak performance for the long haul. She now crisscrosses the globe, inspiring audiences as a keynote speaker, and it is her greatest joy and passion to empower individuals and organizations, giving them the tools and permission to put themselves first.

Erin lives in San Diego with her husband and her boxer puppy, Baxter.