“Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength”
Live The Change with Laurie A Watkins.
Lucy Hutchings Hunt speaks to Author of best-selling book Go From Stressed To Strong, Laurie is a campaign catalyst, a policy expert and a media commentator whose advice on work stress and related coping strategies resonate strongly with my journey as a digital entrepreneur.
A former legislative aide in Florida, Laurie worked with Barack Obama on his first campaign and saw first-hand the work stress suffered by many within political, but also business circles. Her unique insight into such a high-powered environment shows that on any level, the only way to success is to take proper care of yourself.
Some questions Lucy asks:
What does burnout look like and is it different to being a workaholic?
Is burnout more relevant in the 21st century, as perhaps a symptom of modern society?
Are high-performing women more susceptible to it?
What does self-care mean to you?
In this episode, you will learn:
The five key points to good self-care: eating and sleeping well; exercising every day; good time and stress management
Defining the symptoms of burnout such as developing autoimmune disease and depression
Coping mechanisms from people in high-stress jobs including an Iraqi war veteran, the deputy head of NASA and a Michelin-starred chef
Not letting shame or guilt you feel today, affect you tomorrow
Laurie’s Three Gems:
Surround yourself with amazing mentors, people you trust and who are in the field in which you aspire to be Be constantly learning and educating yourself
Trust yourself and trust your gut (9 times out of 10 you’ll be right to)
Also mentioned on this show:
Barack Obama The Pentagon Caroline Kennedy Mindfulness and meditation NASA
Connect with Laurie:
Website and blog: www.laurieawatkins.com
LinkedIn: Laurie A Watkins
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