Burnout at the Brink of Success: How We Survived and Thrived

May 15, 2024

In this episode of Business Power Hour with Faith Mariah, my guests and I talked about: 

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive community and how it can fuel your personal and business growth.

  • The truth behind business growth and the importance of perseverance in pursuing your goals.

  • Practical ways to prioritize self-care and health, even in the midst of competing responsibilities and challenges.

  • Advice on planning, organizing tasks, and finding a system that works best for you.

  • How to recognize the warning signs of burnout and why sustainable self-care is crucial to long-term business success.


In this episode of Business Power Hour, our panel of experts had an in-depth conversation about sustaining action in business, recognizing signs of burnout, and the pivotal role of self-care in achieving long-term success. Let's dive into the key insights and practical strategies shared by our esteemed speakers.

Recognizing Burnout: Signs and Consequences

The discussion led to the signs of burnout, ranging from feeling exhausted and unproductive despite tremendous efforts to experiencing a sense of frantic overwhelm. This recognition is crucial because burnout not only impacts our mental well-being but also takes a toll on our physical health.

Self-Care and Business Success

Faith highlighted the importance of shifting our focus from solely chasing business outcomes to embracing personal growth and the journey itself. This reframing allows individuals to find enjoyment in the process and release the immense pressure they often place upon themselves.

Building Sustainable Business Growth

One of the recurring themes in the conversation was the reminder that sustainable business growth is a gradual process and does not happen overnight. It's important for entrepreneurs to accept the current timeline of their business and find comfort in it, rather than subjecting themselves to unnecessary suffering.

Prioritizing Self-Care: Small Steps and Realistic Goals

The panel stressed the significance of starting small when it comes to wellness and self-care, drawing parallels between nurturing a business and tending to our well-being. Melissa Miller advised incorporating 15-minute breaks and walks into our routine, along with setting realistic and achievable self-care goals. These small steps can pave the way for significant improvements in our overall well-being.

Community and Support: A Catalyst for Growth

Larrissa Russell highlighted the value of finding a supportive community and not succumbing to the pressure of doing everything at once. By focusing on one aspect at a time and honing our skills in that domain, individuals can optimize their efforts and gradually expand their scope without feeling overwhelmed.

Finding Balance: Prioritizing Health Amid Responsibilities

The panel also brought up the challenges of balancing self-care and health amidst numerous responsibilities. Faith encouraged individuals to prioritize self-care intentionally, as neglecting it could lead to a forced intervention due to sickness. Melissa shared her approach of incorporating 15-minute prayer walks into her routine, reflecting the essence of balancing wellness with daily obligations.

Combatting Burnout: Coaching the Mind and Managing Stress

Faith shed light on coaching individuals to combat toxic thoughts of feeling the constant need to do more. This perpetual mindset, regardless of the amount of work accomplished, often leads to burnout. It's imperative to recognize these patterns and actively work towards altering them.

Promoting Resources for Wellness and Business Alignment

The episode also featured valuable resources for individuals navigating the intersection of wellness and business. Larissa Russell and Melissa Miller, experts in aligned business and caregiving, offered free gifts in the form of worksheets and organizers to aid entrepreneurs and caregivers in sustaining their endeavors while prioritizing their well-being.

As we wrap up this insightful episode, it's evident that nurturing success in both business and personal well-being requires intentional and sustainable efforts. Recognizing the signs of burnout, prioritizing self-care, and gradually building a supportive community are pivotal steps in this journey. By adopting these practices, individuals can equip themselves with the resilience and well-being necessary to thrive in their entrepreneurial pursuits.


Meet this Week's Contributors:

Melissa Miller, Caregiver & Business Coach

Larissa Russell, Facilitator of Transitions



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