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Emma Jones: Overcoming Burnout in Entrepreneurship

Founders Fortitude

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In the latest episode of Founders Fortitude, we had the privilege of speaking with Emma Jones, founder of Project F, about her gruelling experience with burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her story is not just about the challenges of being a founder but also about the resilience and strategies needed to overcome such trying times.

Emma candidly shares how, after a year into running Project F, the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic led her to question her path. She experienced a loss of coping mechanisms, likening the situation to her past struggle with postnatal depression. Small, everyday tasks became overwhelming, forcing her to confront the harsh realities of burnout.

However, Emma’s journey through this dark time is a testament to her strength. By taking a step back, going on a road trip, and gaining a fresh perspective, she was able to regain her footing. Emma’s experience underlines the importance of self-care and the need for founders to sometimes distance themselves to regain clarity.

Key Takeaways

  • 🌟 The reality of burnout in entrepreneurship.
  • 🛣️ Importance of taking a step back for perspective.
  • 💪 Resilience in the face of adversity.
  • 🔄 The power of re-evaluating and adapting strategies.
  • 🤝 Support systems are crucial during challenging times.

Tune into Founders Fortitude to gain insights, find encouragement, and realise you’re not alone.

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About Founders Fortitude

Founders Fortitude is a LinkedIn video series by Day One that unveils the challenging and triumphant moments of a founder’s journey, offering encouragement and insights to bridge the often lonely path to success. Don’t miss out on the inspiring stories that await; tune into Founders Fortitude and follow Day One on LinkedIn to keep at it and realise you’re not alone.

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