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  • Linda R. Taliaferro

Burnt Out? Don’t Just Stay in Bed

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

Burnout and exhaustion are very real. I'm all about helping my clients get their next level opportunity, but when I see my clients come to me exhausted from their corporate journey, I completely get it. Connecting with people, getting degrees, networking, hustling, interpreting office politics— it's exhausting.

In my career, I can remember moments thinking, "Is this just what this journey is? It would be easier to just stay in bed." And the truth is that sometimes it really is.

Especially with COVID these days, the journey is difficult. You have a mountain of work to do, you're hearing your coworkers or family and friends doubting your goals, and you’re probably feeling the pressure and the strain of sustaining a journey for the long haul.

All of that is enough to just make you want to go back to sleep. I get it. Really, truly, get it. I feel the same way sometimes.

But I want you to really hear me here: if no one else bets on you in this corporate journey, you need to bet on yourself. Get out of bed. Show up. Doing the extra work is worth it. You are worth it.

I'm talking directly to the women here, and especially women of color, because I know how hard it is out there. We're juggling so many balls, we have so little support, and imposter syndrome sets it at the same time that we're trying desperately to be everything to everyone. It’s exhausting. I know.

My mother used to say that nothing that's worth anything is ever easy, so in case nobody told you today: please don't give up. The future version of yourself that has that job, has hit that goal, is leading that major initiative, she's counting on you to get out of bed and get back to it. It's doable, and I'm a living testament to that. After all, I call my program The Extra Effort because I believe that's what it takes: extra effort. I know you can do it.

If you want additional support in your walk, let's connect about one-on-one coaching. It might be just the thing you need to help you keep focused in these distracting times, so click here to put something on my calendar.

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