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813: Jeanette Bronée – Self-Care for the Self-Employed

It seems we may have gone from a pandemic to an epidemic. The epidemic is burnout. According to recent data, 79% of workers say they’re teetering on the edge of burnout. While no one is collecting such data specifically on us (the hardworking self-employed people whose very lives are riding on our own shoulders!), but with general-population exhaustion rates approaching 80%, can you imagine how close many of us self-employed folks must be to complete burnout? (And where would our businesses and lives be without us?!). It’s definitely time to rethink self-care for the self-employed! We often don’t talk enough about self-care – a crucial part of my ‘self-employed ecosystem’ – which is why I’ve invited Jenette Bronée to speak with us today about this crucial topic. In our conversation, we talk about having the right mindset concerning self-care, how self-care allows you to be your best at work (and at life, of course), and how we can demystify self-care (hint: self-care is not just about getting a massage!). Ultimately, proper self-care can help us avoid the trap of being “overwhelmingly busy” and allow us to execute on one of my key tenets of successful self-employment: working “on your business” instead of “in your business.”

Jeanette Bronée is rethinking self-care in the workplace as the foundation for peak performance, engagement, and a culture where people belong and work better together.

An internationally recognized wellbeing expert, she shares the tools to reclaim agency and cultivate the human connection that helps us communicate and collaborate with curiosity and care so that we can navigate challenges and thrive in our constantly changing reality.

She has spoken at the United Nations and delivered TEDx talks and keynotes throughout the US and the world on five continents about how we can facilitate change in our relationship with resilience, mental health, and wellbeing at work so that we can be busy and healthy at the same time, cultivating a culture where people create impact, growth, and sustainable success, together.

Her upcoming book “The Self-Care Mindset, Rethinking How We Change and Grow, Harness Well-Being and Reclaim Work-Life Quality” is launching in the fall and is available for pre-order.

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Jeanette Bronée, thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.


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