7 Ways to Reignite your Career from Burnout
And immediately Love Your Job
About the Author
I’m on the front lines and in the trenches of Corporate every day just like you. A while back I reached the tipping point. I was completely burned out in my career. I found myself frustrated and cynical from the years of my own unfulfilled expectations andcareer dreams. After burning myself out, I finally decided to stop thinking like an “employee” and more like someone that actually owned the place and showed up at work on his own terms. I was able to reignite my own career. After my own transformational experience I noticed so many others showing up to work burned out, “sleep working” through their day, and even scared about losing their job (and tooscared to do anything about it). I realized I can help them. So now I help professionals across the workplace reignite their career while I continue to work within a fortune 100 company, keeping my finger on the pulse of challenges at Corporate.
Reigniting your career from burnout is challenging, and I’m not going to sugar coat it. But the good news is that youdon’t have to quit your job to do it. The easiest path to igniting your career from burnout is to keep your job in Corporate and: • Rejuvenate your current role • Get clear on what really inspires you • Create a path forward that integrates your role and your inspiration This might seem foreign to you, or it might even seem impossible but there’s a way. I’ve done it, and I’m passionate abouthelping others do the same. Life’s just too short to be stuck with a dead-end gig, clocking in and out of each day to collect your paycheck. Imagine a career with less stress and worry, more confidence in the steps you’re taking, and the gratification from knowing that you’re making a difference. Your time and self-worth are your most precious resources, and it’s time to get them off the “back-burner”and bring them into the game to create a career and life you’re passionate about. To address this concern, I’ve created the Burnout Manifesto, 7 Ways to Reignite Your Career from Burnout (and immediately love your job). I’ve used all of these methods, and I vouch for their usefulness. Are you ready to reignite your career?
1: Burnout is Your Biggest Opportunity...Ever
Jobburnout is where your biggest career opportunities start, not end.
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No matter if your job is chief burger ﬂipper or you're in the corner ofﬁce, you can get burned out. It’s even more likely when you’ve followed all the rules, taken all the tests, checked all the boxes, and kept your nose to the work grindstone just like a good employee. Maybe you’ve sacriﬁced pursuing a career youlove for steady pay, insurance, and retirement in the comforts of Corporate life. Burnout happens even if you've done everything right in your career. In fact, it's one of the pitfalls of success. The company could implode or you could get “walked out” with your ofﬁce stuff in a box at any single moment. The way Corporate is nowadays, it can be scary. But there’s good news! What seems like aburned out and stagnant job is actually your biggest career opportunity ever. There's no time like now to start. You can ﬂip your current job into one you love and also chart a path forward to move into something even better.
2: Avoid Career Tunnel Vision
Ever noticed that recruiters always call you about jobs that are continuation of what you’re already doing? That’s probablybecause it’s simpler to fit you into career path or template that’s already been laid out...by someone else. When you’re burned out, it’s natural to start looking for the next job.
Avoid the temptation to make a “change” right back into what you know, just because it’s what you know.
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The danger is having tunnel vision that your next job should be a linear continuation of what...