• Shrek

    What Shrek Can Teach Us about Burnout

    I love the movie Shrek 3.   Shrek was newly married to Fiona and they had a number of adorable ogre babies. Shrek loves his family. Every day, he serves his family. He baths his babies, he feeds them, he changes their diapers, and he cuddles them to sleep.   Though he loves his babies so much, it came to a point wherein he got so bored and burned out feeding his babies, bathing them, changing their diapers, and so on… day in and day out. Why? Because these tasks were outside his core competencies.   A few years ago, I was like Shrek. In the apartment that I shared…