I’m starting to get burnt out…

There’s a difference in burnt out from trying hard with little results and burnt out from working so hard on a successful business. The latter is a good problem to have.

If you’re trying hard with no results, try something else. Either revisit your approach or even what you’re offering. There may not be a big enough market for your refrigerator magnet conglomerate. MAYBE… you haven’t told the public how you’re different and why people should go through you. That’s more likely the case if you’re in a field with a lot of competition.

If you’re burnt out from working hard on your successful biz, look into hiring. Either temps, PT, or even someone to replace you. If you’re wearing thin, you should be bringing in enough money to throw more people at the problem. If you’re not, you need to reevaluate your margins and pricing.

Whatever the reason, you shouldn’t be physically and emotionally drained by your business. It won’t be long before you’ll start resenting your business and wanting out.

Here are some tips to break free from the daily grind:

  • Take a mid-day nap
  • Exercise regularly
  • Start a non work related hobby
  • Try floating (shameless plug)
  • Find a way to split a long day into two shorter days
  • Note the times you’re most productive and save them for the hard stuff

Posted in: Personal Development