It's so simple but something that is easy to forget. Our energy, or lack of it, determines the life we live. When we are down three quarts (which reminds me of what happened to my car last month), not much else works, does it? Photo by paulinaclemente
She confessed that she was burned out and a career change felt overwhelming, especially given that she didn't know what direction to move in.
To which I replied:
"Reversing the "burned out" feeling is the first step. The work to find out which direction to go takes energy and if you don't have it, you're caught in a Catch-22. Just focusing on "filling up the well" again is enough for now." Photo by jurvetson.
In our fast-paced world, we are constantly looking at the next thing, without regard to whether we've got the fuel to get there. It's like setting out on a cross-country road trip without credit or debit card or cash and nothing in the car except a change of clothes and half a tank of gas.
You can't get there from here.
So if you have half a tank (or less) and you want to get somewhere in your career, join me for the upcoming program, Break Out of Your Bubble, starting on April 24. I designed this set of live and recorded webinars especially for people like my friend--working in a demanding full-time job, wanting to do something with her career, but feeling overwhelmed at the thought of what's needed. Start the journey by filling up the tank. Photo by Mulad
P.S. Use the discount code, GAYE, to get $30 off the price. This code expires on April 23 at midnight ET. Click here for more details and to sign up.
PPS. One of the things you'll learn in the first webinar on April 24 is that if you are truly burned out, you wouldn't even be signing up for a webinar. That's good news. Hitting bottom deprives you of the energy to read a blog post or to consider a solution that doesn't involve complete and total rest. That's where I was last summer. Believe me, you don't want to get there. The even better news is that for many people burning out, there are small steps you can take now to reverse the downward trend.