Burn Out to Burning Purpose

Sometimes we feel like our work has no impact on the world around us. It keeps coming back fresh every day, it keeps us from what we truly love, but it also keeps the lights on. How do we break out of this mundane, exhausting cycle? The first step to social disruption is squashing the stale standards we set for ourselves. Geri Paige Butner, today’s guest, is a living example of this.


Geri is a business coach who found her niche in the wake of the pandemic after leaving her corporate job and going on a journey of self-discovery. Burned out and looking for purpose, Geri noticed that she was not the only one reflecting on her life and work in this way. Many others had found that the 9-5 culture was holding them back and that they were ready to find something new. Like the old saying goes, “if you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”


Topics covered:

  • Geri shares her journey from office burnout to doing what she loves
  • Asking ourselves the important and often difficult questions to further our own happiness
  • How COVID was a catalyst in building stronger communities
  • Changing attitudes towards traditional 9-5 jobs

Further Resources:

Geri’s free checklist for starting a business: Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business: https://www.geripaige.com/checklist-for-starting-a-business

Visit Geri’s website: https://www.geripaige.com/


Connect with Geri:

Geri’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geripaige/

Sign up to receive Geri's Firestarter emails: https://geripaige.ck.page/newsletter-subscribe


About The New World Normal:

The New World Normal with Debbie Harrell examines the profound cultural shift incurred by COVID-19. As we re-enter society from the isolated chaos of a global pandemic, we have each been given an unprecedented opportunity to sculpt our culture. With this power comes the question: What kind of world would you like to live in? Each episode of The New World Normal looks forward with optimism and guidance from qualified guests to question a dynamic, a standard, or an institution that has perhaps been taken for granted. Join Debbie as she explores what worked, what didn’t, and what we can do about it.


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