Overcoming Burnout with Dara Paoletti

Dara Paoletti noticed a pattern in her life. She would get into a job, lose herself in it for a few years, and then discover that she was significantly burnt out. She felt empty and spent. She uses the phrase, “work zombie” to describe it.

After going through this a few time, she knew she needed to find another way. She dug in deep to herself and her work, and something new and surprising emerged: a passion for helping people stay engaged, energized, and out of burnout.

In my interview with Dara we talk about the struggle to find your way as a creative with many interests, how to create guardrails against burnout, and so much more.

I loved my time with her, and I think that you will too.


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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Dara does
  • What is her relationship with the word “Life Coach” 
  • Is this what she dreamed to become when she was little
  • How she struggled with burnout
  • She shared her journey to where she is now
  • Why being different is ok
  • Her struggles (and successes!) as a creative person
  • Things that lead her to feel she don’t fit in the box
  • How to define “burnout”
  • Why burned out happens
  • Different ways burnout can look
  • Dara shares her own burnout story and how she got through it
  • How to prevent burnout
  • What are “turtle steps” and why they’re helpful

Resources Mentioned:

Dara’s website

Dara’s Twitter

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