Burnout cannot be prevented with sabbaticals or self-care regimens. Instead, it requires healing past emotional wounds to increase self-worth and self-value, the ability to set healthy boundaries, and a clear commitment to how we want to live and lead.
By actively working to heal and integrate their childhood trauma, leaders can develop greater self-awareness, empathy and comfort with vulnerability, ultimately creating a desire to uplift others. Here's how trauma-informed leadership cultivates a distinct competitive edge.
A good portion of people who start businesses do so to fulfill unmet needs from childhood. I believe that entrepreneurship can be a trauma response for many of us. I have come to understand that starting a marketing agency was my attempt at recreating an environment in which I was valued by many.