Small Business Burnout Tips to Avoid Losing Steam

2013 has been full of new and exciting adventures at Efficacy Plus.   Daily demands of building a business and managing family cannot be denied.  If there were a guaranteed method for sustained increased productivity I’d be one of the first in line.  🙂

What can help keep the fire and passion of small business ownership burning hot?  Consider these 3 tips I’ve found helpful:

1. Establish priorities based on goals.  Being goal oriented helps me to alleviate unnecessary tasks.  Chasing after a 2 yr. old and managing other conflicting priorities does not lend itself to a strict daily calendar.  Staying agile yet focused on goals has helped move projects along that otherwise would not be completed.

2. Minimize multitasking.  Notice the emphasis on “minimize” multitasking, do you find it difficult to stop this terrible habit?  You’re not alone!!  The distractions of doing multiple things at once can be down right BAD.  Have you ever been in a conversation where you’ve asked a question and the person you’re speaking with wasn’t paying attention?  Not only can this be seen as rude, you’ll find tasks or conversations may have to be repeated due to the lack of attention the first time.

3. Take time to have REAL conversation.  Taking the time to enjoy a real conversation with a loved one or colleague is a great way to rejuvenate.  Spending extensive amounts of time connected to our digital gadgets can really take a toll on the ability to make real connections.   Doing this can fuel increased creativity make us more productive during our next work session.
Burnout is avoidable if we pace ourselves.  We’ve all heard the saying, “This is a journey not a sprint.”

Do you have strategies to avoid burnout?  Share what has worked for you in your business.

Be effective in ALL you do!

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