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Feeling Burnt Out as a Business Owner?
Here are 8 Incredible Tips to Improve Your Business Mindset!
Are you a business owner that is tired of feeling stuck? Let me guess… the numbers themselves may be succeeding, but you feel drained and burnt out. We get it… your feelings are totally understandable because running a successful business is challenging! Sometimes, all you need is to get your head out of your you-know-what and have a little pep talk – woman entrepreneur to woman entrepreneur. So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do with you today – talk to you about 8 tips to improve your business mindset.
1. Push Yourself – Don’t be Afraid!
Have you ever heard the saying that there is no success without failure? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s true. We know it’s scary to push yourself out of your comfort zone – but the light at the end of the tunnel is worth it. Life is full of challenging experiences, uncomfortable emotions, and lots of time spent getting back up after you’ve fallen down.
You never know what may come from pushing yourself outside of your box – so take that leap – it’s scary, but as long as you do it with grace, you’ll be good.
2. Take Time for Yourself
A lifestyle of working 24/7 is unattainable (and unhealthy!), and although it may feel like your business constantly needs your undivided attention, it doesn’t. Running a business is challenging, so you must allow yourself time to step back and breathe. If you neglect your mental health, it’s a guarantee that your business mindset will take a downhill turn. Even if it’s just making a conscious decision to put your computer down and go for a 20-minute walk everyday – it’s worth it.
3. Believe in Yourself
When you’re a business owner, people will constantly be challenging your thoughts, ideas, and the way you do things. It’s only human that hearing a million little voices in your ear can have you doubting yourself in no time. I’m not saying it’s easy – but you need to consciously take those little voices with a grain of salt. You know yourself the best, you know your potential, and you have a hardcore vision. Be your biggest cheerleader and don’t ever forget that.
4. Stay Positive, Even When You Don’t Want To
We get it – your business is pulling you in a million different directions!
Easier said than done, right? Staying positive while running a business can be a real pain in the you-know-what. We get it – your business is pulling you in a million different directions, you are feeling the wrath of everyday life stressors, the list goes on and on. But positivity makes all the difference – for both you and your staff. People are relying on you to lead by example, and while it may be frustrating, remaining positive will help you see the silver lining in crucial situations.
5. Take Accountability When Things Go Wrong
Playing the blame game is one of the most detrimental ways a business owner can flush their company down the toilet. We understand that as a business owner, everyone’s mistakes seem to fall on you. But that doesn’t mean that you know it all – you make mistakes as well. Taking accountability allows you to let negative emotions go faster, which is essential when you have staff working underneath you. Remember – a leader leads by example, not by force.
6. Start a New Hobby Outside of Work
We talked about taking time for yourself above, but being intentional with that alone time is also important. Finding a new hobby allows you to devote attention outside of your business, which in turn gives you a new perspective and a fresh mindset when it’s time to step back into the office. Additionally, research shows that people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from extreme stress, low moods, and depression.
7. Don’t Just Focus on Money
If you become too entrenched in the money side of business, you can easily forget your core values!
Making money is important – everyone wants to live well. However, if you become too entrenched in the money side of business, you can easily forget your core values. Customers like supporting businesses that look past the financial aspect, and in turn care deeply about human beings. Trust me, if all you care about is making money – you’ll never be satisfied, and neither will your customers.
8. Stay Present and Be Grateful
From a young age, society makes it clear that we must strive to be the best we can possibly be. Therefore, it only makes sense that never being satisfied is in our blood – we’re always looking forward to the next task we can conquer. While this type of drive can be extremely beneficial, it is also detrimental to our mental health. By staying present, you allow yourself to be grateful for all you have achieved, and all you have failed. In turn, people will begin to gravitate towards your deep appreciation for life.
By: Olivia Cannizzo
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