Pulled Wire Thin
Recently I shared emails with SOB Dr. Deborah Serani about blogging, brands, and work stress in general. I asked her whether she had information regarding stress and burnout and within seconds I had an article in my gmail inbox. Now there’s a doctor who doesn’t make you wait!
I know it happened to me on my last major project. Timelines were tighter than humanly possible. Work piles were taller than the people working on them. Personalities were pulled wire thin. Everyone’s personal brand was summed up in “When will this be done?”
We Didn’t Know We Were Burned Out
Burn out was a serious problem–folks were working nights and weekends. They were coming in early and leaving late. Getting help wasn’t an option. This was intellectual property, by the time we caught someone up to speed the project would be done.
The worst part was we didn’t know that we were burned out.
Burn Out Is Serious
Burnout is a serious problem. It can tear down all you’ve done to build a reputation–your personal brand. It can cause folks to lose trust in who you are. It takes your confidence. It can steal your job.
Dr. Deborah Serani has a simple way for you to tell if you’re stressed and burning out and offers some things you can do about it if you are. Click the screenshot you’re worth it. We need you and your brand, thinking outside of the box.
Thanks, Deb. It’s great to have a Dr. on our side.
–ME “Liz” Strauss