In Dr. Phil season 1, Trisha, a self-described “workaholic,” said that she worked upward of 80 hours a week, was “completely consumed” with her job, and had virtually no life outside the office.

“It really is all I think about, and the more successful I am, the more successful I want to be,” she said, noting that she was afraid she was going to miss out on something if she wasn’t there.

In this video from 2002, Trisha asked Dr. Phil to help her to find some work-life balance. What was his advice?

See more from this Classic Dr. Phil episode here. And later, nearly two decades after she was a guest on the program, why does Trisha say that being on Dr. Phil was a “defining moment” in her life?

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