“There are two types of people. Those who are burnt out, and those who are in denial about being burnt out” - Greg McKeown
I loved my first Director of Fundraising role.
In some ways it was my dream job.
And on paper it was perfect.
But it was leading me – or I was leading myself – to full blown burnout.
This is my story of burnout and recovery. I want to share this with you as well as some tips and resources so you can recognise whether you’re on the path to burnout and what you can do to help yourself.
In this Director of Fundraising role, I had been brought in to help the organisation and team after a difficult time. I knew I had been hired to turn around their income and quickly.
I certainly felt the expectations on me from the Board and CEO and then I poured huge amounts of pressure onto myself. I literally felt like all...