Goals, Personal Growth

How to avoid burnout in your business and life

With the challenges the economy has presented, many small business owners may findFunny character burnt out holding a cup of coffee themselves working longer hours, trying to do more with fewer resources. This can lead to burnout. How do you personally avoid burnout and (hopefully) establish a good balance between work and the rest of your life?

Let’s first look at what is the real cause of burnout?  It’s the feeling that you get when you put in the effort but you don’t feel that you are progressing; you’re just spinning your wheels.

To avoid burnout you must have clarity, focus, & purpose.

A lot of business owners seek me out when they are burnt out.  By working with them to clarify their vision & purpose and at the same time creating worthwhile meaningful goals, they now become motivated and re-energized doing the same activities that made them feel burnt out in the first place.

If you stay focused on your goals, you will maintain your motivation and avoid burnout.

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below…

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I coach emerging & successful business owners and their teams who have Hit a brick wall and are looking to break through. Through our business coaching services we bring clarity to how business owners and professionals run and manage their business so they can achieve better results. I’m the guy you call if you want to make more profits, work less hour, and build a team to get your business working so you don’t have so you can enjoy more life.
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2 Responses to How to avoid burnout in your business and life

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  2. It is very helpful to keep your goal and purpose in mind to avoid burnout but its also critical to learn to deal with work stress more effectively. Between 70 % to 90% of employee hospital visits are linked to to stress and research reports that 75 % to 90% of all illness is stress related. Adopting more healthy habits can reduce stress but can be challenging. (it takes between 18-254 days to change a habit). Stress reduction, especially mindfulness based, has been scientifically studied for the last 30 years and is demonstrated to reduce work place stress, improve performance and enhance the quality of life. I recently offered a program at a local hospital for clinical supervisors in mindfulness techniques to reduce work stress and they reported being better able to deal with both short term and long term work related stress. Good news indeed.

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