We are all plugged into the matrix (The Patriarchy) but what exactly is that matrix built on? Therapist and Anti-Burnout Coach, Karyn Stinson walks us through how Calvinism and the Protestant work ethic are the roots of are attitudes and beliefs about work, the idea that we have to make it on our own (without help) and pull up our bootstraps–to name a few. Needless to say, these beliefs and practices cause harm. Listen in to help unplug from the matrix and learn how to start making more empowered decisions for yourself and your work!
Karen Stinson: https://stinsoncoaching.com/
Karen’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/anti.burnout.coach/
Karen’s blog: https://stinsoncoaching.com/blog
Book Recommendation: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings by Max Weber
Hi, I’m Kathryn.
I help passionate people identify and dismantle the cultural drivers of burnout, so they can serve their big visions without burning out.
I’ve worked with activists, artists, entrepreneurs, and people living many different types of unconventional lives. They have a drive to serve a sense of purpose or vision, and that drive does not like to let them rest.
I know what that’s like.
I got a graduate degree and started a private therapy practice while in the midst of a 20 year career in the corporate world. At one time, I had three different jobs, not because I needed the money, but because I found all of them interesting in different ways. I was also serving on the board of a not-for-profit and working on some personal creative projects. It was way too much, but I have never been great at saying no to interesting opportunities.
Most anti-burnout resources do people like me a disservice by assuming that the road to burnout is always paved with perfectionism and a fear of not living up. But some of us don’t burn out for those reasons. Some of us burn out because our passion for whatever it is we’re drawn to has a tendency to run over everything else, and because we’re operating in systems that co-opt the drive and capability of passionate people and use them up.
Through trial and error, and by virtue of finding myself up against burnout time and time again, I’ve developed skills, practices, and ways of thinking that help me avoid some of those pitfalls. I use that experience to work with people like me so we can build a culture that makes it possible for us to serve, lead, and create without getting used up in the process.
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