Total Burnout Happens, Don’t Ignore it!

Top 5 Things to Combat Burnout:

  1. Acupuncture: I do acupuncture one to two times a week. It helps release pressure and energy that is building up. I know which needles will hurt when I go now because I am aware where the stress is starting to hit my body.
  2. Running on the beach: Wether I am walking or running on the beach, I feel at ease with the world. Instead of remembering the day to day grind of sitting on my computer. I will focus on the morning run that can put me back at ease.
  3. Take a timeout: Sometimes you just need to walk away and change your state. If focusing is getting difficult, you need to realign your energy in the right direction.
  4. Yoga: Stretching and releasing energy especially excessive energy will help balance you. If you require to take a timeout, stretch and do some yoga poses.
  5. Family: My most important step, you cannot forget the one thing that drives you. Make time for family. No job, person or thing is more important.

If you have a chance, listing to the Tim Ferris show about Burnout.

Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me in 2008 through Ramit Sethi.

Shortly thereafter, I hired him as a part-time intern. Eventually, he became a full-time employee.

For three years, we worked together on a number of projects, most notably the The 4-Hour Body and the Opening the Kimono event. Charlie’s responsibilities ranged from “professional” tasks (planning VIP parties, assembling scandalous guest posts, coordinating logistics for 15,000 orders during the Land Rush campaign, etc.) to productive tomfoolery (epic grocery shopping spreesediting vajayjay photos, photographing giraffe make outs, persuading me to swallow 25 pills at once).

It was one hell of a ride.  We had a lot of fun, and we had some huge successes.

Read more or listen to the show.