At some point in your entrepreneurial journey, you are going to experience burnout. The trick is how you deal with it rather than letting it consume you. If it gets a hold of you then it can well and truly know you off your path to success. Here are a few tips to help you stop burnout in its tracks and prevent it knocking you off course on your road to success.
Stop Holding Yourself To A Unrealistic Standard
Set your goals, create your plan, work hard, but do it at a pace that’s healthy for you and your business. I can guarantee you that the fanboys boasting about working ridiculous hours, having no sleep and never seeing their families, will reach exhaustion and burnout before they reach success. And don’t forget, often those selling courses and Gary Vee have teams of people backing them up, doing the editing, sorting out the SEO, scheduling the posts and everything else in-between. They don’t stay up till 3am faffing around with iMovie to get that YouTube upload done.
What is causing you stress?
Do Something Else
Getting out and doing something completely unrelated to your business will help you beat the burnout but also clear your head enough to get clarity on what it is you do and where you’re going. Do something fun. Exercise, take the dog for a walk. Go to the cinema or out for dinner. Just do something that isn’t work-related and switch your phone off for a few hours. Don’t check your social media (I know that sounds odd for me to say given I’m a social media person). But the world won’t end. Everything will be fine and your mind won’t be quite so filled with cotton wool.
Check out last weeks video about How To Stop Procrastinating where I also talk about doing something else.
Rediscover Your Why
Help Someone Else
But taking yourself out of your burnout situation and doing something good for someone else will just help you get some clarity on what you’re trying to achieve. It’s a bit like rediscovering your why, only by doing something nice. And don’t do a good deed with a hidden agenda. I see this in Facebook business groups all the time that are supposed to be about supporting each other. When all many want to do is just sell their crap to other members without offering any value or actually supporting anyone but themselves. Taking this approach will just add to your overwhelm and bring on your burnout a bit quick.
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