The Burnout Epidemic and What Advisers can do to Combat it
There’s plenty to keep advisers up at night: fluctuating markets, discussions of Social Security shortfalls, health care constantly under pressure, the ever-evolving standard of client expectations and the changing face of the business itself. And then there’s everything filling our personal lives, ranging from managing our kids’ after-school activities, running errands and staying on top of housework to fulfilling our commitments to community groups.
We have a calendar conundrum. So many hats to wear, both as a business owner and a spouse/friend/parent/co-worker — and a finite amount of time to somehow manage it all. Be all. Conquer all.
It’s this ferocious battle between the demands of modern-day life and our very real need for replenishment and repair. This uncertainty, burnout and stress are affecting clients as much as advisers. No one is immune.