Entrepreneurs get burned out.
You were full of excitement when you first started on your current project, but over time it wears on you…and you don’t feel the LOVE anymore.
You’re just going through the motions.
Don’t worry. Nothing strange has happened to you. This is a common experience.
The cure depends on what is causing it.
If you’re overwhelmed by doing too much, take a step back and do an 80/20 analysis of your most profitable actions and activities.
All actions are NOT equal. Which traffic techniques attract the most buyers in the least amount of time? Which products and services generate the lion’s share of your profits? And what is the highest and most profitable use of your time?
In addition, what could you outsource today to remove from your plate?
Another common problem is overworking yourself. It’s easy to let your professional and personal life become so intertwined that you never disconnect. You’re always working.
Get on a regular sleep schedule. Go for a massage. Watch a movie. Take a short vacation.
If you can’t take a short vacation, you don’t have a business. You have a crappy job!
This again means again taking another look at all your activities and figuring out which ones can be cut, systematized, or outsourced to others. Eliminate, Automate, and Delegate. In that order.
The most successful entrepreneurs I know are visionaries. They’re always moving forward and reaching their next hurdle. The day-to-day wears them out. If that’s you, we need to find a way to free you from some of those daily activities.
Perhaps you’ve gotten in a routine. You’re comfortable where you at, but it feels like something is missing.
Go back to your vision. Remind yourself of why you started this business in the first place. And set a BIGGER goal. You’re likely bored of the day-to-day and need a new vision and project to get that excitement back.
If you’re a consultant or coach and you’re sick of your clients, then you’ve likely attracted a few bad apples. Look at your current client list. Scan over the names and think about each one. Do you get depressed just thinking about one or two of them?
If so, it’s time to cut them loose. Let them know you can’t help them. Give them the break up talk, “It’s not you. It’s me.”
I’ve found it only takes ONE ongoing bad client to ruin the experience of coaching. That’s why you need to qualify clients before you accept them. And if the wrong person gets through, be willing to let them go.
These are just a few of the possible causes. When you start feeling burned out, it’s not time to give up. Instead analyze your feelings. Figure out the root problem. And renew your fire.
This is a situation where you need a coach or mastermind group.
My one-on-one coaching is full…and likely won’t have new open slots for several months.
But my Monthly Mentor Club also has a discussion area where you can ask for help from me and the other members. Surround yourself with those who are serious about success and continually moving forward.
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