As the CEO of a financial coaching firm, I’ve observed a common theme from my clients these past 18 months. I hear clients say:
- I just need to grind it out and get back on top of things.
- We’re so busy. I just don’t have the time for everything.
- I can’t wait until things calm down so I can have a little breathing room.
Now more than ever, we’re all running on empty.
Figuring out how to take (and make) time for myself has been a lifelong pursuit.
Back in my 30s, I founded my accounting firm. I quickly scaled my business and acquired a second firm. I thought the acquisition meant taking on 200 new clients, but I ended up with 500. I wasn’t prepared for the massive influx of work.
I frantically juggled new clients, new employees, and new office space. I worked almost every waking moment of the day. I wasn’t spending enough time with my daughter and I had no semblance of a social life. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t even feel like I had time to train my new team members.
I wish I knew then, what I know now: burnout isn’t actually a time issue. It’s an energy issue.
The good news about burnout is that it’s fixable. The bad news about burnout is that there isn’t a magic elixir. It may feel counterintuitive to take time in order to make time, but it works.
Here’s how I did it.
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