Taking my own medicine πŸ’Š

burnout Apr 09, 2021

Can you relate to this?

You’re going along doing the things – maybe that’s a job you’re good at, a relationship you love or a family you care for and everything feels great – that is, until it doesn’t.

In 2018 I finished my master’s program, quit my full-time job, and took a sabbatical to travel and be with myself. In 2019 I started my 1.5 year deep dive into coaching and completed my certifications.

And in 2020 I started my coaching business. I coached my first low-fee client, got my first full-fee client, launched my group course Pleasure as Medicine and things kept growing from there!

As I’ve hit this one year milestone of running my business I’m taking time to evaluate.

And here’s what I noticed:

I have only ever run a coaching business during a global pandemic, the worst fire season in California history and the racial justice reckoning of our generation.

Needless to say, it’s been a lot.

It’s been hard work holding my own vision, holding the vision for what I am creating and holding the vision for each of my clients during this incredibly challenging time.

Where last year, despite the challenges, I genuinely felt fired up and so excited about every one of my programs, right now, even though I logically know that what I’m offering is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ I’m not feeling lit up about it. Promoting my work feels motivated by obligation than desire.

I’m not about that. There’s nothing that kills a buzz like obligation over desire!

I’m taking this as an early burnout warning sign and course-correcting much earlier than I would’ve in the past. I’m giving myself permission to trim back my obligations, refocus my energy on myself and my 1:1 clients and prioritize pleasure and fun over work for awhile.

So no, I’m not inviting you to join Pleasure as Medicine right now. I’m putting the program on pause.

If you’re interested in 1:1 work, I am still taking on new clients. My client work lights me up so much. Book a call to see if we’re a match!

Here’s what I’ll leave you with:
Where are you operating from obligation in your life? Where do you need to give yourself permission to take a break? What would it be like to prioritize things that you feel a genuine desire for?

Let me know how it goes!

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