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Power Talk Friday: Desi Creswell: Tactics to Beat Burnout and Overwhelm

Episode 698 of A Well-Designed Business®

Today with Desi Creswell:

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business.  Desi Creswell, interior design coach and mindset guru shares the common signs of overwhelm and what can be done to combat the overwork that quietly sneaks into our lives when we take our eyes off our work/life vision and start telling ourselves all sorts of stories about why we must stack our day so high it starts to spill over.

Pick it apart:

[9:51] Desi covers the first few signs of overwhelm: buffering, daydreaming about quitting, and not being excited about your wins.


[16:26] Desi walks through the final signs of overwhelm: not feeling creative and not having fun anymore.


[27:05] Desi addresses how we can prevent overwhelm.


[43:01] Desi offers approaches to saying no to a project.


[51:19] Desi shares how working on our mindset allows us to process through negative emotions.

LuAnn and Desi Creswell’s Ah-Ha moments:

“We’re overworking because we’re trying to get somewhere, but that ends up slowing us down – and might result in us quitting the dream instead of getting us there faster.” – Desi Cresswell


“Confidence is being able to have your own back through any emotion and knowing you can handle it.” – Desi Cresswell

More About Desi Creswell:

Desi is a Certified Life & Business Coach for interior designers who are exhausted from the hamster wheel and want to get out of the hustle. As a former interior designer who found another way, Desi understands how it feels to be trapped in the constant spin of busy work. 

Through her intimate group program and private coaching, she coaches designers through mindset tools and practical strategies so that they can make the time to build meaningful progress toward their business and life goals. 

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What Level is Your Design Business?