Laurie A. Watkins: Avoiding Burnout When Growing A Business


In today’s episode, we’ll delve into the crucial topic of avoiding burnout when growing an online business. We have a phenomenal guest joining us, Laurie Watkins, the CEO of the Cooks Collective and author of “Go From Stress to Strong.” Let’s explore strategies to maintain mental well-being while scaling your business.

Guest Introduction:

Laurie A. Watkins is CEO & founder of The Cook’s Collective, an author, political and foreign affairs tv contributor, and former Obama policy director. 

Laurie is an accomplished speaker, and best-selling author of the award-winning books; Go From Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers, and The Musical Imprint. Laurie is a functional food cook, and member of the CARE Chef’s Table that advocates on behalf of ending global hunger. 

Avoiding Burnout When Growing A Business – Key Takeaways:

Discover essential strategies for avoiding burnout when growing a business, including:

Prioritizing self-care: Learn the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and implementing self-care practices to prevent burnout.

Effective time management: Explore techniques for optimizing your schedule to increase productivity and reduce stress levels.

Setting boundaries: Understand the significance of setting clear boundaries to protect your mental and emotional well-being while navigating the demands of business growth.

Building a support network: Discover the benefits of surrounding yourself with mentors, peers, and professionals who can provide guidance and support during challenging times.

On Advocacy and Burnout:

Laurie’s work with the Cooks Collective focuses on empowering business owners to advocate for mental health awareness and support within their industries. Learn how advocating for mental well-being can contribute to a healthier, more resilient business environment.

On Laurie’s Book, “Go From Stress to Strong”:

Explore Laurie’s book, “Go From Stress to Strong,” which offers practical strategies for combating burnout and building resilience in both personal and professional settings. Discover actionable tips and inspiring stories from high achievers who have overcome burnout to achieve success.

Laurie’s Personal Journey:

Gain insights from Laurie’s personal experience navigating burnout while managing the demands of high-profile positions. Learn how she successfully implemented self-care practices and prioritized her well-being to sustainably grow her career and business ventures.

Key Quotes:

Here are some impactful quotes from Laurie:

  • “I believe in the power of self-care as a foundational element of business success.”
  • “Setting boundaries is not only essential for maintaining mental health, but also for achieving long-term business growth.”
  • “Building a supportive network of peers and mentors can provide invaluable guidance and encouragement during challenging times.”

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As you embark on the journey of growing your business, remember the importance of prioritizing your mental health and well-being. By implementing effective strategies for avoiding burnout, you can build a thriving business while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Laurie A. Watkins: Avoiding Burnout When Growing A Business

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