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Business Owner Burnout - No One Is Exempt!

Can we talk about burnout?

Bay-Bee…. There are not enough words for me to describe the level of burnout I’ve felt this year, both personally, and in my business!

And you know what— I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Have you ever felt like no matter how hard we try to stay ahead, there always appears to be more that needs to be done?

Such as more products to create, more blogs to write, more opt-in pages to build, more clients to connect with – it’s just more, more, more.

I don’t know about you, but even when the country was in shut-down mode— as an online influencer, I felt like I personally had to have all al the answers for all of the “newbies”, suddenly trying to navigate in the online business world.

Question: So, just how do you handle feelings of burn-out?

1. Step Away, Pray & Reflect

Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture if you’re when you’re smack dab in the midst of the situation. My solution was to step away, take some time for prayer, direction and getting refocused and a refreshed.

Now I know many business owners would consider stepping away to be “the unthinkable”, however no one said it had to be for extended periods of time.

For some, it may be as simple as spending the afternoon doing a “brain dump”, while others may need the weekend to rejuvenate, while others, like myself—may simply need to step away and vacay!

The point is that whatever amount of time you need, extend yourself the grace to take it, without feeling guilty.

2. Remember Your Why

The next step is to simply to know your why. Think back to the reasons why you originally started your business. Were you trying to build a six-figure coaching program? Earn additional streams of income? Generate revenue to fund your ministry?

Whatever the reason, you need to have some visual representation of your why, in order to help you push through those “dry” places, when you simply aren’t feeling it. Create a poster, write it on notecard and post em around the house...

3. Set Clear Goals

In addition to your why, it is also important for you to set short-term business goals. Setting goal for your business not only increases your motivation, but it also gives you a daily target to aim at.

This is not an option, folks!

I’ve found, that if you do not keep your immediate goals in front of you, you’ll consistently struggle with focus, developing clear strategies and successfully balancing you’re the responsibilities of your business.

So you guys already know that I can go on and on, so I guess I better wrap here while I’m ahead.

In summary, in effort to avoid (or recover) from business burnout, remember the 3 steps I suggested: step away, remember your why, and keep your goals in mind.

After all, this is your baby, and hrough prayer and trusting your expertise, you really do know what works and what doesn’t work.

All you have to do is commit to doing whatever's necessary to make your business as great as it can possibly be, and the rest will fall in place.

Until next time,

AJ

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