Perspective and Environment Prevent Burnout with Erika Davis
This episode of the Live Better Seller Better Podcast features Erika Davis, Vice President of Go to Market Strategy at Greaser Consulting and mental health advocate. Knowing the nuances of burnout helps you determine what is truly important to you and how best to manage the stress of sales.
Erika defines what burnout really is and how it's different from simply being tired. She talks about the separation and connection between thoughts and feelings and how changing perspective and/or environment can create meaningful change. Erika also addresses sales leaders on how to manage people by acknowledging vulnerability and knowing what truly drives them.
- Misconceptions about burnout and knowing what's truly important
- Burnout vs tired: The difference is the lack of meaning and purpose
- Thoughts are not feelings and experiencing the spectrum of emotion
- For sales leaders: Learn your team's motivations
Erika: "Burnout, a lot of times, comes not necessarily from working too hard but from putting yourself in a situation where you're working really hard at things that aren't important to you and you don't find meaning in those things anymore."
Erika: "When you feel like you've pushed as hard as you can with output, think about input, like what are you reading, what are you listening to, how are you getting new ideas so you're not just banging your head against a brick wall again and again and again."
Erika: "Do I need to change my perspective or do I need to change my environment? And if I can't change either of those things meaningfully, then I just know it's out of my control and I just need to take care of myself."
Erika: "Good mental health and being mentally healthy isn't about feeling happy or joyful all the time. It's about feeling the full spectrum of human emotion at the appropriate time."
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