Michael Levitt

Burnout Proof Your Life with a guest that nearly died because of burnout

Michael Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout media firm. He is an in-person and Certified Virtual Speaker, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and hosts the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on iTunes. Michael's A Top 20 Global Thought Leader on HR & Culture with Thinkers360. and a former Healthcare executive, overseeing $ 2 Billion budgets.

As a guest of your show, I would love to share how I beat burnout, which is impacting many people right now, due to working from home, the pandemic, etc.

My workplace burnout took place back in 2009/10, where my extreme burnout led to my year of worst-case scenarios.

I was working as a healthcare executive, and I was working from 6am-11pm 7 days a week. I was constantly receiving and sending emails, eating fast food for my 3 meals of the day, and I stopped doing things I enjoyed to do, because I was severely stressed out.

Between May 2009 and May 2010, I had a heart attack that should have killed me, lost my job during the economic recession, had my car repossessed, and my home foreclosed, all in a period of 369 days.

It was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.

It gave me a chance to reinvent myself, and design a life that is free from burnout. It took time, but I learned self-care techniques, as well as how my thoughts and behaviors led to my burned out state.

While this happened over a decade ago, I see similarities to the #WFH burnout that so many are facing now during COVID-19, and my story unfortunately could be happening to people across the globe.

Podcasts by Michael Levitt.

Breakfast Leadership Show

Helping leaders like YOU reduce stress and prevent burnout, so that you can focus on what REALLY matters Most! We interview global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and marketing experts to show the audience the right steps (no shortcuts!) to grow your business and your life. *** PLEASE NOTE *** Due to my professional speaking schedule, client work, and previously booked guests, we are only able to accept sponsored (paid) guest appearances.

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