Health care professionals face extreme stress during their practice. But regardless of your specific career, you can probably relate to their feelings of stress, exhaustion and burnout. In Burntout to Badass, Dr. Errin Weisman explores the stories of women who struggled with high-stress roles – and were able to overcome that challenge.
What is the podcast about?
Burntout to Badass focuses on sharing stories of burnout and journey out to reclaim inner badassery. It’s not perfect, but it’s imperfectly marvelous.
The podcast is for womxn in the medical community (and all professionals struggling with high-stress careers) to listen to real stories of overcoming burnout. It’s meant to bring encouragement, inspiration, hope and fun to your life and your practice.
Featured episode – Burntout to Badass Season 1 Wrap Up
Your most immediate need is to recover enough so that you can make the next best step! That’s why I’m leaving you this season with some tangible takeaways that you can use to create space in your life. If you find yourself in that deep dark hole of burnout, then listen in!
First things first, you need to know that the word “no” is a complete sentence. If you can’t take on one more shift or one more project, then tell your boss no. Not in a cranky toddler kind of way, but in a real and self-preserving way.
In fact, once you’ve said no, give them an acceptable alternative. Listen in to hear a few examples, but don’t just say no and walk away. Give them other options for their request. They’ll appreciate it, and you’ll be establishing new boundaries.
Another seriously important part of this is learning how to express your needs at work. Then, ask more questions to clarify the situation. If you can’t express your needs or ask the right questions to dig deeper into uncomfortable situations, then it’s time to do some work.
Burnout often stems from having blown out all of your boundaries. It’s time to re-establish them. If your attempts at communication aren’t well-received, then it may be time to start firing off your warning shots.
Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, speaker and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career. She speaks openly about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes that in order to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices in rural Southwestern Indiana and loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three.
Weisman is interested in using her medical knowledge beyond the standard outpatient clinical realm through innovative technologies, public speaking, writing and social media as well as utilizing her business skills in organization, team leadership and creative problem-solving. She provides a safe, open space to get real about burnout and depression to see real-life changes with her coaching clients. You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcasts “Doctor Me First” and “Burntout to Badass” or hang out with her on Instagram – @burntout_to_badass.
Read our feature on Dr. Weisman’s other podcast, “Doctor Me First.”