Steve should have been celebrating. A 30-something entrepreneur in the Bay area, he had just closed a multi-million dollar round of Series A financing for his startup.
Instead, he found himself in his doctor’s office – 25 pounds overweight, physically exhausted, sleep-deprived and with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. This news only aggravated the anxiety and disconnect he had been feeling for months.
Steve was burned out. It’s called “burnout” for good reason — at the cellular level, our bodies are literally inflamed.
This doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a chronic condition that’s a direct response to our 24/7 “always on” work cultures – which, combined with a climate of economic uncertainty, make for a perfect storm in our physiology...
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