Before COVID-19 really hit, I was constantly hearing from my clients how overwhelmed they were. Especially for my clients who are working parents, they often felt like they were juggling so much, they were constantly hustling, and they were wondering if there was a better way to do things.
All this to say, burnout is NOT new.
But, many entrepreneurs are seeing that their world being flipped upside down is actually giving them a great opportunity to create a life and business that will lead to sustainable success without the crazy grind.
That’s why I’m so excited to welcome Sarah Argenal, founder of The Argenal Institute, to the Promote Yourself to CEO podcast. Sarah recently released her book The Whole SELF Lifestyle for Working Parents: A Practical 4-Step Framework to Defeat Burnout and Escape Survival Mode for Good and she is on a mission to eradicate the burnout epidemic.
Whether you’re a parent or not, Sarah can offer you practical, realistic tips to reduce your burnout and overwhelm for good. I hope you enjoy our conversation and walk away knowing that you can enjoy your life and run your business without constant stress.
This week on Promote Yourself to CEO…
3:40 Introducing this week’s special guest, Sarah Argenal! She gives us insights about her unlikely career path and how she got to where she is now.
7:38 Diving into the burnout epidemic, and why we haven’t been able to get out of it for good yet.
10:35 The specific struggles that high-achieving women have faced in 2020 and how it is going to impact the future of business.
16:12 How entrepreneurs can create their new normal with actual self-care solutions instead of just bandaids like “a weekend away” using Sarah’s unique framework that focuses on you as a WHOLE person.
24:24 A personal example of how I used Sarah’s framework without even realizing it – when I was overwhelmed by working from home with my entire family home all day, and why I eventually invested in an office outside of my home. Then, Sarah shares more examples of systems that people need to evaluate in their lives.
33:01 Understanding that different seasons of life come with different needs and tradeoffs in order to meet those needs, and how entrepreneurs can use this understanding to create priorities.
38:20 It is OKAY if your priorities have shifted recently – right now I have really had to prioritize helping my children come out of 2020 feeling loved, seen, and heard, and a few months ago I didn’t expect that I would be so worried about that.
43:10 Sarah closes us out by explaining what her role as CEO means to her, and why zooming out and getting the bigger picture is so important.
And, if you liked this episode, don’t forget that the next CEO Retreat is coming up on September 18th! RSVP now to save $300 during early bird pricing and I’ll even ship you a planning package for the virtual day together. Get all the details now!