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Is Burnout Inevitable in Entrepreneurship?

By Hannah / March 14, 2023 /

We’ve all heard the saying, “you can have it all,” but in 2023, is that even a goalpost we aspire to when so many are just surviving? According to Orbelo, 42% of entrepreneurs report feeling burned out over the past year (2022), and 53% of all those surveyed reported burnout as hurting their businesses. In…

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S3 Bonus Episode 10: Fearlessness and Authenticity in Business

By Hannah / March 9, 2023 /

As women, we’re all too familiar with gender bias and inequality in the corporate world, with ‘finance’ and ‘tech’ being notorious boys’ clubs. Then imagine the impossible challenge of being a queer woman of color, breaking into venture capitalism. It’s not enough to get a seat at the table; we need a ticket to the…

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S3 Bonus Episode 9: Work & Motherhood After Burnout

By Hannah / February 17, 2023 /

The expectations placed on women to be perfect in all areas of life, including work and motherhood, are leading to a culture of burnout. But why do we put so much pressure on ourselves, and how can we prevent, understand, and recover from burnout? As women, we internalize burnout; it’s not just a lack of…

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Managing burnout in the real world

By Hannah / November 25, 2022 /

In the past few years, the conversation about burnout in the media has grown as large and loud as the problem itself – and while the conversation itself is important, it can also be a little overwhelming.  The challenge is that often, even when we know what burnout is and how it comes about, we don’t…

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S3 – Ep8: Activating “happy” at work

By Hannah / November 3, 2022 /

These days, both men and women have a great deal more freedom when it comes to defining – and redefining – our career paths.  The problem with having more freedom is that it tends to cause decision paralysis, particularly in those of us who aren’t sure exactly what we want or how to get there.  Add to…

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S3 – Ep7: The 12 stages of burnout 

By Hannah / October 27, 2022 /

Often, burnout comes in two waves:  Overworking – trying to do way too much in not enough time.  Wilful ignorance – refusing to acknowledge that the status quo isn’t serving us, even when our bodies and minds start to self-destruct.  If you’ve ever found yourself struggling with the cognitive dissonance that often comes with leaving a…

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S3 – Ep6: Burnout in the Bedroom

By Hannah / October 20, 2022 /

In theory, maintaining a romantic relationship and a sex life is simple – and for some, it can be just as simple in practice, but it’s also very common to go through different phases.  No matter how strong your sexual connection with your partner is, burnout can kill your sex drive and dampen the sense of…

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S3 – Ep5: Putting Reserves in Play

By Hannah / October 13, 2022 /

In the SheShatters community, we know the power of a good metaphor – and fire is a particularly powerful one.  Cliches like “burning the candle at both ends” and “keeping the flame alive”, overused as they may be, have never been more important and relevant than they are today as burnout continues to spread.  That’s why…

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The Real Burnout Work-Around

By Hannah / October 7, 2022 /

Surrounded by the internet, digital devices and social media, it’s no secret that we live in a hyperconnected world – and yet, despite all of our avenues for connection, living in the year 2022 can be an isolating experience.   Perhaps no experience is quite as lonely as burnout, particularly for women in business, and it…

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S3 – Ep4: From Duckling to Diva

By Hannah / October 6, 2022 /

Women are resilient creatures, but we’re not bulletproof.  In fact, certain experiences – like a cancer diagnosis, for example – can leave you completely shattered, and unsure of how to put yourself back together.  Any serious illness raises uncomfortable questions about how you’ll carry on, and beyond that, how you’ll manage to leave a legacy that carries on…

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