How To Avoid The Business Owner Burnout Syndrome

One thing I’ve learned over the years as a business owner is how much harder it is to run a business than it is to work for one.

In fact, many of my fellow entrepreneurs describe business ownership as a job that means working from morning till night, seven days a week. A friend of mine who owns a beauty salon recently admitted to me that she hasn’t taken a single vacation in the 7 years since she opened. All of this sounds like a surefire recipe for serious “business owner burnout.”

Fortunately, I learned early on how to cope with those moments when I feel overwhelmed by the constant pressure, the lack of time off, and the worries that come with being in business for yourself. I’ve listed below some of the tactics I use to re-energize myself and reinvigorate my passion for my business. If you’re feeling similarly stressed out, hopefully my learnings can help.

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