The Bouncebackability Factor is a book written to fill a gap in the burnout discussion - burnout among women entrepreneurs.
I truly believe that women are saving the world by creating soul-based businesses that nourish our communities and this book is my way of ensuring that we can continue to do that without killing ourselves in the process.
The American Express State of Women-Owned Business Report from 2019 tells us that, "The potential of women entrepreneurs for spurring economic growth has not been fully realized". So basically, we're not slowing down.
The background isn't looking as cheery as the paperwork. We're burning out, closing our businesses nearly as fast as we open them, still stuck in the systems that don't support us.
The Bouncebackability Factor is part autobiography, part manifesto, part self-help, and 100% designed to help you break down your personal burnout culture so that you can create and sustain the life and businesses that will save the world AND contribute to ending burnout culture for all of us.
By getting female entrepreneurs off the proverbial frying pan, we open up opportunities for growth, job creation, and increasing female wealth.
Crowdfunding with iFundwomen was the logical solution after I finished the first manuscript and started looking for an A-class editor and realized the surprisingly high cost of self-publishing a high quality, well-edited, well-designed and marketable enough to reach the masses book.
The money raised on iFundwomen will go directly to other female-owned businesses that will edit, typeset, format, design, market, print, and distribute The Bouncebackability Factor in September 2020!
My team so far is made up of myself, Annick Ina - The Book Doula, Kris Emery - Editor Extraordinaire, Lindsey Garant - La Lune Healing (she's responsible for some of the magic, sustainable, handmade rewards that are coming your way!), and Joana Carreiro of JMACSTUDIO design - video editing.
The Dalai Lama said once that Western Women would save the world. I think it will be women, overall, from every background, country, language, and culture - and this is my contribution - a fierce internal desire to eliminate burnout in my peers, friends, and colleagues so that we CAN save the world.
THANK YOU for your support. Thank you for being a part of the movement to #endburnoutculture. Thank you for supporting not only myself but other female entrepreneurs in the process. This is how we save the world.
Quick Note on Who I am :)
I'm Cait Donovan - specialist in Chinese Medicine, expert in burnout, and host of FRIED - The Burnout Podcast. I followed the universes' guidance and my heart all over the world doing work that I love - and I burned out anyway. Twice.(Those Instagram meme's lied..). After the second time, I began a 3-year process of examing the research, neuroscience, life coaching principles, and theories of Chinese Medicine as they relate to chronic stress and burnout. Since that time I have recovered, moved to NYC, and created a business that showers women entrepreneurs with bouncebackability and burnout cures.