Four Strategies to Avoid Burnout From Coach Bill Walsh
After NO ONE Gets There ALONE was published, I was fried.
My 6th book was so difficult to write and it took so long that I was simply cashed.
Someone asked me at the book release, “what now?” I said, “A month of depression.”
It was probably just a few days of sadness, but I was burned out…
How did I know?
What better topic to discuss than strategies to avoid burnout.
That and I became annoyed at every little mundane task. My tolerance level for frustration just was not there. My emotional tank was simply empty.
Can we avoid burnout?
Bill Walsh was one of greatest NFL coaches of all-time.
Immediately after winning his 3rd Super Bowl with the team of the 80’s, the 49ers, he knew he was finished coaching.
Picture it, here is Coach Walsh in the locker room during the Super Bowl celebration. Brent Musburger asked the question if that was his last game? He started crying because he knew it was over. Bill Walsh said later ” I felt like an outsider.”
The 49ers would win another Super Bowl the next season, but with George Seifert as the head coach.
Bill Walsh couldn’t avoid burnout and learned the strategies to avoid burnout only after his coaching days.
What better mentor to teach us all about ways to avoid burnout?
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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