Anyone entering the realm of business ownership is fully aware that it takes long hours and hard work to get their business off the ground and growing at a healthy rate. Entrepreneurs are also fully aware that sometimes there are simply not enough hours in the day! This fact oftentimes leads to the notion that we need to work 7 days a week in our businesses.
Enter Business Burnout …
Though sometimes a necessity, there are strong arguments why this is not a healthy practice – for your business or your personal life. But whatever days of the week you choose to rest or relax, here are a couple of reasons why padding some very necessary time off into your schedule should be just as important to you as scheduling an office meeting or any other business action.
No Boundaries: When your work bleeds into your family and downtime on weekends, it cultivates a habit that can be detrimental to your non-work life. Business burnout due to stress is a real concern, and as we’ve heard before, no one has ever put the epitaph on their tombstone, “I wish I would have spent more time at the office.” When you work 7 days a week, your family suffers, your health suffers, and 9 times out of 10, your business suffers as well. So, in the long run, you end up accomplishing less on all fronts, rather than keeping up or getting ahead by working 7 days a week. Do yourself, your family and your business a favor … set boundaries between your work and family life and stick to them.[clickToTweet tweet=”Padding time off into your schedule should be just as important as scheduling an office meeting.” quote=”Padding time off into your schedule should be just as important as scheduling an office meeting or any other business action.”]
It’s a Sign of Bigger Problems: If you are finding that the only way to “keep up” in your business is to work 7 days a week, that’s a clear indication it’s time to consider right-sourcing. Right-sourcing, outsourcing, delegating, whatever you want to call it. When you get to the point in your business where you simply can’t get things done, rather than trying to cram more work into your already busy day, or working 7 days a week, it’s time to accept the fact that you need help. So get it! Start with the little things if you must, but accept the fact you can’t do it all yourself. Bringing new team members on board will lesson your workload and provide you and your business the space to breathe and grow.
If you’re on the road to business burnout and know you need help but just don’t know where to start, contact us to schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation to discuss how we can help lesson the load and help you get your weekends back!
In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up ecommerce solutions, membership sites, web design and maintenance, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our bi-weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every other Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!