Oh boy do I get it. Trust me.
The #1 reason people burn out in any job is because they’re constantly feeling overwhelmed. It’s the source of so much that’s negative in our day-to-day lives.
And for those of us in the nonprofit sector? The level of intensity and sense of urgency is just different. It’s more.
You know how it goes.
Every email feels urgent…
Everyone has a question that will take “just a second…”
You’ve got a high-maintenance donor who wants something you can’t give her. And somebody you need to apologize to….
In the episode of my podcast called, “A Day in the Life of an Executive Director” my friend Marea Chaveco spoke about having a plan and watching it go to (as my mother would say) “hell in a handbasket” the minute she walked through the door.
Even Marea, who is an AWESOME leader, admitted that even though she walked into work prepared to control her day, often her day controlled her. Talk about feeling overwhelmed! It’s really easy to do.
So today I want to offer you a quick win — three easy things you can do. Right now. Today. This week.
If you’re really feeling overwhelmed, be really proud of yourself if you do 2 out of 3.Continue Reading