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“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don't really know where we are standing... We may only go in circles...”
― John Kabat-Zinn
The Reboot podcast was started because we believed that there needed to be an authentic, real conversation about the emotional journey of entrepreneurship. One that included its valleys and not just its peaks. One in three entrepreneurs will struggle with depression or burnout in their career, yet when it happens to them, many entrepreneurs feel totally alone in their experience.
Rob Symington is a founder and entrepreneur who experienced a debilitating period of burnout following the launch of his startup, a startup that was inspired by the idea that work could be more fulfilling, less stressful and generally improve people’s lives no less. In this conversation, Jerry and Rob discuss his experience, why Rob believes it’s so important for him to share it, how he is moving forward, and the fact that the pressure of doing something you passionately believe in can challenge you unlike anything else.
Escape the City
"Email to team on my startup burnout, lessons learned, & finding a new way forwards"
"It’s not you, it’s the startup life"
"How to avoid burnout"
- https://medium.com/reboot-leadership-resiliency/how-to-avoid-burnout-9690601852d8#.syts nzk4h
"Love After Love" by Derek Walcott