Having just completed three intensive days of training for The Leadership Circle (TLC), I am exhausted – and feeling fulfilled and grateful. The work I do in my association with TLC changes and enriches peoples’ lives and its impact ripples through the organizations and clients that participants serve.  It is an expression of my Calling and sense of purpose.

Creative exhaustion is what we experience when we have completed creating something that took much focus, energy and passion as a Creator.

It is qualitatively different than burn out, which is what happens when we expend a lot of effort and energy toward something that does not hold heart and meaning for us; that really does not matter or make a difference; or that is merely reacting from a Victim Orientation.

As a Creator we welcome the experience of creative exhaustion.  We also know that it means it is time for restoration – celebrating accomplishment and recharging the batteries.