Burnout and the Research Behind It with Dr. Sharon Grossman | POP 810

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Can impostor syndrome be a symptom of burnout? Which personality types are more at risk of burnout? What can you change in your schedule for the better?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about burnout and the research behind it with Sharon Grossman.

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Meet Dr. Sharon Grossman

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Dr. Sharon Grossman helps 6- and 7-figure executives and entrepreneurs go from Exhausted to Extraordinary™. Using her 3-step method, her clients learn how to overcome anxiety, overwhelm, and burnout in 90 days or less.

Dr. Sharon is the author of the international bestseller, The 7E Solution to Burnout, a psychologist, and success coach. She shares tips and strategies as a keynote speaker and on her weekly podcast, Decode Your Burnout.

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In This Podcast

  • Burnout is chronic stress
  • Impostor syndrome can come from burnout
  • Personality types at risk of burnout
  • Sharon’s advice to private practitioners

Burnout is chronic stress

Listen, if you’re having these kinds of symptoms, that is burnout and you need to address it in a very different way than you would if it was just acute stress. It’s a different animal. 

Dr. Sharon Grossman

Burnout is not struggling for a couple of days or feeling tired after a stressful week.

True burnout is the result of being exposed to chronic stress for an extended period, and it needs to be treated in a specific way for it to fully resolve itself and allow you to reenter life fully and presently again.

The three cornerstones of burnout are:

  • Mental (and physical) exhaustion
  • Cynicism
  • Decline in performance

For most people, it’s because they’re just doing too much. They’re just working too many hours and not getting a chance to really recharge their batteries. And so, at some point, their attitude starts to change.

Dr. Sharon Grossman

Impostor syndrome can come from burnout

Constant work with no genuine rest can lead to burnout, and untreated burnout can lead to a decline in performance, apathy, and a lack of passion, and therefore can knock your confidence.

Burnout is what causes this dip in confidence and self-belief, not that the person is actually incapable in any shape or form. The lack of rest and trust can create a sense of continual urgency and apathy, leading to anxiety and even more overwhelming.

Personality types at risk of burnout

Three personality types are at risk of burnout:

  • The thinkers
  • The feelers
  • The doers

If you’re a feeler, then you’re more of that people-pleaser who wants to do everything to make sure everybody’s taken care of and that’s why you don’t actually have time for yourself, and then you start feeling resentful because other people aren’t reciprocating [or] they’re not doing for you what you’re doing for them.

Dr. Sharon Grossman

Practice your self-awareness. What are some things that you do, need to do differently, or things that you believe that you need to shift to engage with people and your work on a healthier and more sustainable level?

Sharon’s advice to private practitioners

There’s no “right” way to run your practice, and success can take on many forms. So, define what success looks like to you, and structure your life and business around achieving that.

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