5 Steps To Help Yourself When Dealing With Burnout From Work

Burnout is REAL! How I Am Dragging Myself Through It- And You Can Too With 5 Easy Steps

I’m burnt out. It’s one of those things that is overused like “literally” or “Im starving”, which when most people say it they don’t actually mean REAL burnout, they just mean they are tired. What I am talking about is the real deal burnout. Where your mind, body and soul just seem incapable of dealing with everything and anything, even a task as simple as planning dinner.

Businessdictionary.com defines burnout as:

1. Feeling of physical and emotional exhaustion, due to stress from working with people under difficult or demanding conditions. Burn out is followed by signs such as chronic fatigue, quickness to anger and suspicion, and susceptibility to colds, headaches, and fevers.

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Girl Power! Meet My Summer 2019 Interns!

I cant believe that it is already Summer! I need time to slow down a bit. Growing up I loved summer because it meant school was out, but now as an adult, it means the year is half over which is terrifying. One thing I love about summer is I get to help students follow their dreams. I have mentored over 50 people at this point in my career, which makes me so happy. Some of my past interns are out there in the world kicking major butt, and I am so proud to be part of their journey.

I believe in girl power, and that together we can do anything! I have heard so many different thoughts on having interns, and I will say that fortunately, I have only had a handful of terrible ones (I had to fire one once). For the most part, the young women (and 2 men) I have had as interns were eager to learn and wanted to contribute. My favorite thing is when my old interns call or stop by and I get to hear all about their fabulous adventures as adults in the workforce. I always feel like such a proud mama bird every time they come back to celebrate their success with me.

This summer, I am blessed to be able to work with some amazing young women! Not only are they all extremely passionate, but they are kind and smart! Talk about winning the intern jackpot! I want to give them each an opportunity to have a moment to shine because they totally deserve it.

They were each asked the following questions, and here are their responses. I am so thankful to have them with us in the studio and to be able to help them learn & grow so that they can take over the world! I am so excited for you to meet my summer 2019 interns!

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5 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Creative Business

Entrepreneurship is in my blood, my Dad started a telecommunications business when I was young, and in addition to being a retail sales manager, my mom always had a side hustle. She made gift baskets, painted furniture and did faux finishing. Being from a family of entrepreneurs made me know that i wanted to start my business.

When I was just 15, I started making notebooks and cigar box purses (I promise I will find a picture) that a local shop owner was kind enough to let me sell in her store. I fell in love with creating and started my first official business at the age of 19 with my best friend at the time. I thought I knew everything as teenagers often do, but needless to say I did not, and eventually closed down.Fast forward a few years and at 26 I started my current brand, The House of Perna which thankfully has been going strong for 6 years!

Here are some tips that I wished I had known before I started.

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Let's Make All of Those Dream Goals Happen

They say goals without a plan are simply dreams. 

I really believe that you have to allow your mind to wonder and dream big. If we don’t have those wild and crazy dreams then what are we working towards? 

Sometimes it can be hard to keep your goals in the forefront of your mind with everyday life commotion happening. So, here is how I plan out my goals to make sure each day I am working to achieve them.

I organize my goals into three categories:

I take the big picture and break it down. So, I write down my long-term goals, then slowly break them down into short-term (monthly) goals, and then even further into everyday goals. 

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5 Tips To Survive A Busy Week

This week is Delray Beach Fashion Week and it is certainly going to be one of those crazy weeks. In addition, to running my business and watching my toddler we have six events in just five days, two of which I will be hosting. It is going to get a little hectic, so I wanted to share my top five tips for surviving a busy week.

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