In May 2019 (perfectly timed for Gemini season!) “burnout” was officially recognized as a syndrome by the World Health Organization—and in this episode Ruby talks to entrepreneur and activist Samantha Moyo about the high risk of burnout among social entrepreneurs.
When a passion project comes with an added layer of social responsibility, taking any time out can feel like it’s not an option. As well as the “buck-stops-with-me” mentality and personal attachment that comes with running your own business, time off can lead to feelings of guilt and a sense of “letting others down”—leading to burnout, or even breakdown.
In this VERY IMPORTANT EPISODE, Ruby and Samantha also discuss:
-Samantha’s own breakdown after exiting her last company—and how she recovered
-The inner and outer instability that comes with “being the change”
-Why slowing down and doing less is modeling a necessary societal shift
-Samatha’s work with leading climate change initiative, Extinction Rebellion
-Self-care tips for social entrepreneurs and activists