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Have you ever heard of a rest ethic?

Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s Chief Well-being officer, explains that we all pride ourselves on having a great work ethic, but we’re missing a “rest ethic.” 

“Having a strong work ethic — without a correspondingly strong rest ethic that we take every bit as seriously — is what’s burning us out. We should see time off as an investment into productivity and creativity.”

Our culture doesn’t value rest – not even a little bit. It’s a sign of weakness, a declaration of inability. We’re so conditioned to push ourselves and each other that we think if we stop, we’ll fall behind and lose. It goes against our cultural wiring to do, do, do so we can win, win, win.

It makes a rest ethic a completely radical idea. 

It sounds crazy because we’re too invested in one not having to do with the other, but rest leads to a sharper, clearer and more decisive mind. It renews your bandwidth for challenges and leads to so much more creativity, and get this, it actually makes you more productive!

So take the time this week to rest, relax and rejuvenate.

And see if you can put yourself in the best position to go into high gear in 2023.

Pooja Dang is a Women’s Executive Leadership Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving clients globally at companies such as Google, GoPro, Dropbox, and more. With over 15 years of experience in coaching, advising, and propelling women towards rapid career advancement and promotion, she specializes in high-impact workshops and dynamic 1:1 coaching, delivering breakthrough outcomes and accelerated change. Pooja has a proven track record of coaching women into the C-suite and is a trusted expert in growing executive presence, expanding influence, high-stakes negotiations, and leadership development. Using proven scientific strategies, transformative behavior tools, and a no-BS approach, Pooja is on a mission to empower more women to live confidently at the top of their game. Book your free consultation today. #ExecutiveCoach #LeadershipDevelopment #WomenInLeadership #BehaviorChange #CsuiteCoaching


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