EP 29: How burn out taught me to take control of my life with Imogen Roy

EP 29: How burn out taught me to take control of my life with Imogen Roy

A staggering 75% of people in a Gallup survey reported the symptoms of work-related stress.

I would vouch that everyone who listens to this podcast can point to feeling burned out at some point in their working lives.

For many that work-related stress is a rollercoaster that it is hard to get off.

For my guest, Imogen Roy burnout was a dramatic wake-up call. 

A tri-lingual scot living in Paris, Imogen built her career as a brand and marketing consultant working with startup businesses and traveling worldwide.

But everything came to a juddering halt one day as she was about to stand up and present to a packed conference center of business executives.

That moment was the catalyst for a complete change and reinvention of Imogen's approach to work.

Ten years or so ago, Entrepreneur Tim Ferris's book the 4-hour workweek became a New York Times bestseller extolling the virtues of a digital life focussed on productive work centered around building passive income streams. 

An attractive concept but not a realistic career model for many people.

Imogen's work philosophy takes a different approach, built around shaping work to your own very personal physical and mental energy. 

This has seen Imogen reinvent her role as a strategy coach, reduce and completely change her working hours, increase her prices and increase her effectiveness.

Perhaps most importantly, it changed her relationship with and joy of working.

We talk about in this episode:

* The physical and mental impact of burnout

* The way the achiever mindset can be a very destructive force 

* How Imogen has rebuilt her life around a new model of work

* How people can reshape work around their personal energy 

You can find Imogen at www.imogenroy.com  

Listen to Imogen's podcast A year of Magical Living 

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Episode Credits

Editor and sound engineer: Tim White email: [email protected]

Host: Simon Ratcliffe


Broken Elegance -Unconditionally

River Meditation - Audioautix

When I'm gone LiQWYD

Scott Buckley - Life is

Journey Home by Day 7 

Piano strings - Tim White



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