Sometimes when we get into the zone, where we’re feeling like a badass and working on being “successful,” we resort to this technique — that for most of us, got us to where we are today — which is this capacity to put our heads down and actually do the work. And while that is extremely important, I guarantee you this: no one can take it to the next level by continuing with that technique. Everyone reaches a point — whether that be in their career or life  where they truly need to listen to their body. And your body is going to be the one that’s going to tell you that it’s time to level up. And by ‘level up’ I mean really level up and discover that opportunity that’s out there for you to achieve with a whole new understanding of elegance and simplicity. 

And we’ll be learning all about this from my incredible guest today, Susi Hately. Susi has a background — not only as a high achiever — but as a kinesiologist as well as a yoga therapist. She works with high-achieving individuals and teaches them how to really listen to their bodies and, in turn, expand past a level they never thought possible. She knows that the secret to ‘ease’ (within both our careers and life) actually exists within our own physiology. 

What you’re going to learn today from Susi is seriously game-changing! You’re going to learn all about burn-out, leveling-up, and achieving that leveling-up through ease and simplicity. So, if you’re not finding that your journey is becoming easier as you get further along in your career, and you’re starting to feel some of that fatigue from pushing yourself day after day, then I want you to listen in to today’s episode. There’s an opportunity for all of us to make everything just a little bit easier while still achieving more. 

Key Takeaways: 

[1:17] About today’s episode and incredible guest! 

[4:17] Welcoming Susi to the podcast. 

[4:55] Susi provides some background on who she is and how she ended up where she is today! 

[7:18] Susi unpacks the pain of burnout. 

[10:53] Why burnout is not a sign of weakness, but actually a sign for opportunity. 

[16:57] The concept of the elegance of achievement. 

[18:47] What is literally happening from a physical perspective when Susi sees the pain of burnout in her clients? 

[22:45] Reiterating some of the key pieces of wisdom that Susi has shared so far. 

[24:59] Susi highlights some of the important movement patterns that are helpful in reorienting to expansion as opposed to this contracting/pounding away state we often find ourselves in. 

[28:47] Susi shares how she creates balance in her day. 

[33:19] How we can say ‘no’ in an elegant way and be assertive with your needs. 

[37:25] Susi’s methodology for addressing burnout with her clients. 

[45:22] Taking a break in order to recover will not slow you down. In reality, it accelerates you! 

[49:40] Susi’s KPIs. 

[53:30] Where to find Susi online. 

[54:05] My challenge to you all this week. 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

Susi Hately 

Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope With Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation, by Jon Kabat-Zinn 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown 

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The Power, by Naomi Alderman 

More About Susi Hately 

Susi helps successful executives and entrepreneurs recover and get back on their game, regain clarity of mind, get better rest, and to finally feel like themselves again! 

She is a best-selling author and has created two programs that were studied at the University of Calgary — Cancer Recovery and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She has also published and produced ten best-selling books and video series to support individuals with their healing recovery. 

Susi’s work with entrepreneurs and executives began with referrals from medical doctors and sleep specialists. All of her clients were hard drivers who pushed symptoms down thinking they were getting in the way of their success. Her specialty is working with these clients — who are some of the most deeply logical, non-feeling type of people — learn to feel and understand that their symptoms are their body’s communication system; that they aren’t a sign that they are getting old or breaking down. She teaches her clients that you can learn to decode the symptoms — and through that, you will regain your focus, your sense of mental clarity, your power, and your leadership! 

Connect with my Guest: 


Social Media: Facebook @Susi.Hately.FS & Instagram @Susi.Hately 

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It is so, so crucial to listen to your body! Especially when it comes to burnout! You’ve got to listen in and really feel what’s going on. My challenge to you this week is to not only listen to your body but to take action on it! Because it’s so difficult to expand as an entrepreneur if you are caught up and closed off from the messages your body is sending you. And be sure to follow-up with us on The Entrepology Podcast Facebook page — because when you’re accountable, you’re helpable! 


“The ‘you’ that is ‘you’ is the same you as the first day you were born. That is not going to change. What’s going to shift is how that ‘you’ is expressed. And you can actually express that in a way that’s way more productive and energy-efficient.” — Susi Hately 

“I think a lot of people aren’t getting the results they want because they’re focusing not on the thing they need to focus on.” — Susi Hately 

“There’s an elegant way of saying ‘no.’” — Susi Hately 

“A lot of people who are driven and quite ambitious there’s tremendous capacity. But as they keep doing what they’re doing, they’re losing the ability to express that capacity.” — Susi Hately 

“You’ve got to honor where you are. If you just keep pushing past what you actually have available, you will consistently remain where you are.” — Susi Hately 

“Getting better and recovery is actually a lot simpler than people make it out to be and that’s what’s so hard about it. It doesn’t have to be complicated!” — Susi Hately