Do you often feel like work is just happening to you?
Mile long to do lists, demands and responsibilities that you can never keep up with – grinding it out every day, just to fall in bed and start again the next day?
Well… maybe… But I LOVE what I do, Katie!!
I hear you. I really do. But it doesn’t seem to matter if you’re passionate about what you do. In fact, I think that makes it worse. When your work is super important to you, it can be even harder to turn it off at night. Especially when your work feels like (or actually is) life or death for your clients.
You go and go and go. Doing AMAZING work. But if you’re sacrificing yourself, your sanity, and your health for your career… you’re on a fast track to a gigantic crash (if you’re not there already).
AND when you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out you don’t have full access to your own creativity and insight.
Too often, as you’re grinding away at your work, you can forget to think about your own big picture. You’re constantly putting out fires and reacting to the crisis of the day, without following through on what means most to YOU.
You spend more time in your email inbox than with your loved ones.
AND if you think you can break out of this with more hard work, you’re just plain wrong.
When you’ve reached that burned out, exhausted, and maybe even bitter place, it is time to take a step back and PLAN instead of just reacting to the crisis of the day.
Take a breath. Close your browser. Go into airplane mode on all of your devices if you must.
Take a moment to get really clear on what you’re doing and where you’re going.
Identify the most important things you should be doing right now AND DO THEM.
And believe me, I see the irony of writing about the problems of being on your computer while reading a blog post. I get it.
Let’s have a real conversation about what you cannot see when you’re burned out.
I invite you to:
- Clarify your vision of your career and your whole life based on your personal values and priorities
- Imagine the possibilities for growth and change
- Simplify your work AND your life so you can make a bigger impact, without burning out
- Take strategic action and evaluate your efforts
- Gain peace of mind knowing you’re doing the right things at the right time
And if you want to have this conversation in real life, let’s do it. Let’s get together and get you a quick reboot – for your energy, your creativity, and for your career trajectory. Join me for a 360 Assessment, a 90-minute strategy session, and detailed action plan created just for you.
Learn more and sign up here: OWN YOUR CAREER PATH
I’d love to support you in taking back control of your career.