Mind Your Farm Business — Ep. 71: The burnout gamble


There is a difference between good work ethic and commitment and pushing too hard, to the point of burnout.

What does burnout look like? And how do you balance racing against the weather, but stopping at “enough”?

For those answers, host Shaun Haney goes to Hamza Khan, speaker and author of The Burnout Gamble, for this episode of Mind Your Farm Business.

Khan explains that workplace burnout isn’t just one thing — it’s low energy, mental distancing, and reduced professional efficacy on the job. There are very real emotional, physical, and mental impacts of burnout, including feelings of loneliness, fatigue, reduced immunity, anxiety and depression.

In our world of glamourizing the hustle and grind, and in the very real face of intense businesses, such as farming and ranching, how do you find positive coping mechanisms to guard against burnout? Khan says that it’s just as important to realize what won’t work as what will.

Listen on for the full interview:


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