Often we hear the advice “Finish the year STRONG.”  Many of us think this means hustle, try to close some sales before the holidays hit, crush it, etc.

My interpretation of finishing the year strong is to be rested, renewed, restore your energy, so that the next year will be the most impactful year of your life.

Because of boundaries and self-love for myself, I am not checking or responding to emails from December 22, 2018, until January 7, 2019.  

I’ll also be taking a break from Social Media during this time. Imagine how long the battery life on my iBinky will last now, lol.

I recommend you do the same in your respective lives.  Instead of having fear of missing out (FOMO), take this season and celebrate the joy of missing out (JOMO).

I recognized within myself that when you are an entrepreneur and also work in a full-time role, days are long. It’s been an amazingly productive year for me, and I am thankful that I have the skills and desire to do what I do.

I also (thankfully) realized that I could become burned out if I didn’t take a rock-solid break from work.

2019 is going to be an amazing year for all of us. Let’s enter into next year with renewed energy, vigor, and determination to be our best selves.

Be well, and all the best this holiday season!


  • Michael Levitt

    Chief Burnout Officer

    Breakfast Leadership, Inc.

    Michael Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of Breakfast Leadership, Inc,, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout prevention firm. He is a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, and is one of the world's leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention.  He is also a Fortune 500 consultant, #1 bestselling author, and host of the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on iTunes. He is a 2x Top 20 Global Thought Leader on Culture with Thinkers360. He is a former Healthcare executive, CIO, and CFO overseeing $ 2 Billion budgets, so he’s seen and done it all.
    His main keynotes are:
    1. Burnout Prevention: How To Avoid Your Own Year of Worst-Case Scenarios 2. Workplace Culture: Create A Workplace That People Will Beg To Work With 3. Working Remotely With Boundaries: How To Accomplish More At Home, Without Burning Out