Finding Your Path Through Burnout & Rediscovering your Vitality
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Have you ever felt burned out in work that, at least on paper, seemed so well aligned with your values, passions, interests, skills and Sparketype that, in your mind, you just “shouldn’t” feel this way? Even though you care deeply about what you do, if like so many, you’re feeling so depleted in your work that quitting seems like the only option, you’re not alone.
In today’s Sparked episode, our advice seeker, Danielle, a physician for years, finds herself in that place. She had hoped that pursuing a caring profession would fulfill her Nurturer Sparketype - but in practice, found herself miserable, overextended, and ready to quit. Can reconnecting with her own needs and values show her a better path forward?
Together we explore the topic of burnout, especially in the context of a job that, at least according to its description, should be deeply fulfilling and energy. We tease out how to distinguish what’s being asked of you “on paper,” and the reality of your lived, day-to-day experience. We dive into how we might rekindle meaning and joy in our work, and reclaim energy, and a sense of boundaries and agency.
In today’s episode we’re in conversation with:
LISTENER: Danielle - Sparketype: Nurturer/Advisor, Anti - Essentialist
SPARKED BRAINTRUST ADVISOR: Yvonne Ator | Website
Yvonne is the Founder of Thriving Physicians and Thriving Idealist, where she coaches heart-centered, mission-driven Physicians and other helping professionals who seek to make a positive impact in the world.
YOUR HOST: Jonathan Fields
Jonathan is a dad, husband, award-winning author, multi-time founder, executive producer and host of the Good Life Project podcast, and co-host of SPARKED, too! He’s also the creator of an unusual tool that’s helped more than 650,000 people discover what kind of work makes them come alive - the Sparketype® Assessment, and author of the bestselling book, SPARKED.
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