I spent way too many years playing the role of the "good girl". I was smart, driven, pretty, polished, responsible, dependable, flexible, and absolutely NEVER a problem....to anyone...ever. And I thought that it all kept me safe. And in some ways it did: It kept me from ever slowing down enough to question what I really wanted for my life.
Until one day I woke up and hardly knew who was staring at me in the mirror (I know, such a cliché, but it's true!) I spent my whole life chasing the next goal and never took a moment to think about whether it was what I actually wanted. I neglected my loved ones and myself in the name of my career...and then my business. I was tired of looking like I had everything, but feeling empty and exhausted inside.
I was always looking for something to fix me. I thought my promotion into leadership with higher pay and status would get me “there” -- to the “end zone” where I could finally be happy and secure in what I’d achieved.
But it wasn't enough. It was never enough.
And despite having over 7 years of experience as a career coach, I found myself bawling on the phone with my very own newly hired career coach a few months into my promotion.
And the biggest lesson I learned in my own journey: Quitting alone can't heal your burnout. Burnout is a symptom of a much deeper problem.
Burnout is multi-dimensional. It can't be solved by just external changes to your circumstances. Even if quitting may help short term, you'll bring those same set of thoughts, habits, and behaviors with you wherever you go.
It was only after I began to understand the real reasons my burnout happened that I was able to break out of the cycle. And now I help others do the same.
I help my clients break free of the burnout cycle, love their work again, and still have the success they crave--- all while having way more fun while doing it. Are you ready to work together? Let's get started!
I was constantly chasing more. A better me. A better job. A better life. And all I felt was empty.
I discovered how amazing it is to know that you can still get what you want without feeling like a zombie in the process.
I also learned that your hard work means absolutely nothing if you can never even enjoy the rewards of it. What’s the point of working so hard if it gives you zero satisfaction and leaves you feeling fried?
I also learned that work is just one component of my life, and not even the most important one. And most importantly, I learned that I have control of my work life. Period.
What would happen if you didn’t have to white-knuckle through it all? What if NOW is all you really get? Don’t you want to enjoy it?
If you want to stop obsessing, stressing, and burning out in your work - whether it's in your business or in your career - let’s work together! You can get out of the cycle of burnout and love the life you have NOW - even if you're ready for something new.
When it all started to shift...
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If the quote above didn't tip you off, I'm a huge 80s fan - the music, the movies - all of it. But clearly, that's not really why you're here.
"You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go!"
- Ferris Bueller
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How I realized I am far more than just my work and escaped my burnout...
I started to realize I had a problem when I kept chasing, grasping, and striving for goals I really didn't care about. It was like I couldn't help it. If I thought it would "look good" or that it would bring respect (i.e. love), I would jump at the chance. Add to that a solid dose of "good girl syndrome", and I could never be sure what I actually wanted for myself or my career. All I knew was that it felt impossible to just be happy with my life. I was using fear to fuel my choices, and it was NOT working.