Burnout

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What does a hospital administrator who wants to chuck everything and run a horse ranch, an entrepreneur who is not getting what he wants out of business and is ready to quit, and a retired Adult educator and trainer who lays around all have in common? They are all burnt out. They are stuck in a situation they hate.  And they want to move on, and find something that they were looking for when they started their journeys.

No, they did not crack. Each did not lose the will to pursue their dreams. They did not give up. They merely got buried by the minutia of the job. I know. I have been there. Heck, I am one of the three listed above.

All three need to stop and think for a moment and take three deep breaths. It sounds like a cliché because so many people say it. They say it because it is true. Before acting, take some deep breaths. It puts some oxygen into your system and helps you to think.

The problem these three are facing will not be solved by doing what they are considering. Trading a hospital for a horse ranch will not do you much good. You still have labor costs and problem patients who are poor communicators, people who demand the world from you and do not want to pay for it. And every other problem that you can imagine. The government red tape for one is nearly as bad as the red tape needed for the other.

The entrepreneur has been running his business for four years. And although he loved it when he started, he is now buried under whatever red tape is left over and not used for the hospital and the horse ranch. The retired adult educator just traded the job he loved to go home and vacuum, and clean, and dust, and wash dishes, and mop floors, and cut the yard, and for the first few months, it was fun. Now it is just a burden because this stuff must happen weekly. Every week. The only thing he gets to talk to is the TV set and the radio. If he’s going to survive more than the two-year average after retirement, he’s going to need to do something to save his life.

All three did not plan to get into this mess. Burn-out is a side effect of focusing on minutia and ignoring the positives. Burn-out is also easy to cure.

I know. I have lived this myself and was able to dig myself out of my rut. If you are stuck there now, I can help you. I am willing to jump in the hole with you because I have found a way out.

When you find yourself in this predicament, Email, or call me, I am willing to help. No matter where you on our blue planet, we can work together through Zoom.com.

Mikeb@reveille.com

(01)(719) 205-2773

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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