Today let’s have a quick look at some tips to avoid entrepreneur’s burnout.
Entrepreneurs’ burnout is basically that feeling of being too exhausted mentally, physically, emotionally and otherwise, due to working too much and under pressure to attain some goals and objectives. It’s that constant feeling of being tired and lacking motivation. Business owners who overwork themselves without self-control often end up in this situation. Of course, many negative effects of this, such as low productivity, health problems, anger, and lack of sleep gradually start manifesting. In the words of Dr. Mike Murdock, ‘What you fail to master in your life will eventually master you’.
Some years ago I was reading articles about this subject, and came across an article by a Nigerian by the names Olakunle Soriyan. While commenting on entrepreneur burnout, he said, and I quote; ‘Business owners and their staffs work themselves into burnouts and are distracted by the ‘results’ they achieve not thinking of the results they could have or may yet achieve with a clear strategy against stress and burnouts in place’. This was quite correct I think. In fact, beyond entrepreneurs, many workers today also suffer from this phenomenon.
Now, you have got to get me right here. I’m not discouraging you from working your lungs out to achieve your enterprise and personal goals. Ok? I’m not spreading the idea of ‘laziness’ as some people think that those who don’t work in that manner are ‘lazy’. You can choose to work so hard that you even forget your children’s names. That is up to you. I’m simply going to give you some pieces of advice to help avoid entrepreneurs’ burnout. It’s really up to you to adopt these if you like, or simply brush them aside. So let’s proceed.
Let me remind you here. In my first sentence today I said I would quickly look at some tips to avoid entrepreneur’s burnout, and I have done just that. I don’t intend to hold you anymore on this matter. I’ve kept my promise. Haven’t I?
So – till then, and with every good wish,
The Wise Entrepreneur