Boundaries or Burnout? – Michael Levitt

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Michael Levitt, The Founder of Breakfast Leadership and the namesake podcast knows a think or two about how burnout can destroy your life, business and health. After a devastating loss he learned to set boundaries in all aspects of his business and his life and know advises others on how to see the warning signs of burnout, how to turn it around and most of all how to grow your business and enjoy your life at the same time.

The World Health Organization recognizes burnout as a legitimate syndrome and defines it as “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.” We also know it happens to mom’s who work outside the home and inside the home and to caregivers.

The term burnout used to be used to describe hippies and druggies in the 70’s yet now it is a part of our daily language and is becoming an epidemic with potentially catastrophic results. Can you recognize when you or someone around you has it? How do you help yourself or others to heal from it? What do you do if you have it and need that job? Can you recover or is your only option to leave or suffer?

My guest on this episode has dedicated his life and his business to helping not just leaders recognize burnout and recover from it but also help everyone avoid ever suffering from it.

Take a listen as Michael shares when you should take a step back, who may get burnout and the questions you need to ask before, during and after burnout to have your best life.

Michael Levitt brings people back to life. Focused on helping individuals and leaders within corporations (Re)Learn BOUNDARIES in their work and personal lives – So that they can accomplish more, by doing less, which will save their careers and possibly their lives.

Michael lost his health, his job, his car, and his home all in 369 days. Michael teaches people on how that happened to him, so that they can make the crucial changes in their lives to prevent those losses from happening to them.

Michael is a Thought Leader, and Author of 369 Days:  How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios. With over 30 years’ experience during a career in leadership, healthcare, finance and information technology. He has led community engagement, fund raising, and government engagement, which led to thousands of patients getting access to primary healthcare, reducing emergency room visits.  

Contact Michael at and catch his podcast of the same name.


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