The word Burnout with flames and smoke coming through it.
Do you need Small Business Owner Burnout distinguished?

3 Steps to Avoid
Small Business Burnout!

It’s time for a heart-to-heart about Small Business Burnout. Small Business Owners are notorious for experiencing burnout at different levels; yet, I assure you, it’s avoidable.

Are you thinking, “Right, Maggie, you have no idea what I’m dealing with right now”? That’s fair. I agree I don’t know what you are dealing with right now. 

However, I do know what it’s like to (face/experience) burnout. To kick it out of my life, I’ve allowed myself and my business to evolve over the years. I’ve had to ask myself the BIG QUESTION I’m going to ask you: How are you managing what life and business are asking of you?

Small Business Burnout is Real

Do you ever wonder if this burnout thing is real or you’re making it out to be something bigger than it really is? Reality check: It may fluctuate and/or it may be both at times!

I’m surprised how many SBOs have recently shared in passing how they are exhausted. Others are freaking out in the state of overwhelm. Many are discussing how they are having difficulty navigating keeping up with everything, while others are revealing their difficulty of attaining success.

Let’s be real: Small Business Ownership isn’t for the faint of heart. We are required to make miracles happen daily—perhaps hourly! Yes, you are well on your way to earning your sainthood. This is all fine and dandy, but it doesn’t resolve how crispy around the edges you are feeling. So what’s an SBO to do?

3 Steps to Avoid Small Business Burnout

Being a productivity expert, master small business coach, and minister, I have some really practical solutions on how to recover your sanity and start focusing on what matters most.

  1. Take a time out for a couple of hours. During this time, define your priorities. I assure you it isn’t about making more money. It’s more likely about having a better quality of life. (Clue: Improved quality of life is why most SBOs created a business.) Click here to learn more about priorities: 
  2. Look at your calendar. Is how you are spending your time in direct relationship to what your priorities are? This is the other big gap requiring consistent mindfulness for most SBOs. Click here to learn more about consistency: 
  3. Next, proactively build “productive pauses” and “cushion” into your schedule—and keep these appointments with yourself. Click here to learn more about productive pauses: Do you keep the main thing the main thing?   Click here to learn more about cushion: Business Owners being crushed by their To Do List  

These are simple and high-impact steps for you to take to improve your productivity.

FYI: For over 20 years, all the research continues to reveal it’s necessary for you to take more time off to be more productive.

Resources to Avoid Burnout:

Read the chapter: “Business is Addicted to Busyness, Not Success: Improving Upon Decades of Failure”, which I wrote in the #1 Bestselling Business Book Series: Brilliant Breakthroughs for the Small Business Owner-Vol 2

This chapter will help you get your head and heart wrapped around how we’ve been conditioned to become stressed and unproductive instead of living into our potential and dreams.

Interested in listening to some podcast episodes on burnout? Check out the Brilliant Breakthroughs (Business Podcast):

BB43: Businesses Gain Productivity Wins With Dave Rebro

BB65: Business Is Addicted To Busyness With Maggie Mongan

BB34: Productivity Resources To Up Your Game With Dave Rebro

BB80: You Are Creating Your Own Burnout With Maggie Mongan

You, dear Small Business Owner, don’t need to burn out. I share this straight talk with you. If you burn out, it’s your choice. To avoid burnout, it is essential for you to be proactive—in a consistent manner. Consistently being proactive is the best way to achieve this.

If you want to explore this further, please click:  to schedule a YOUR No-cost 45-minute strategy session to avoid burnout and simplify your success.

Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. 

Maggie Mongan, #1 Bestselling Author
Master Business Coach & Trainer for Small Businesses
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
Direct Dial: 262-716-7750
LinkedIn: MaggieMongan

p.s.:  Create brilliant outcomes through making better decisions in real-time.

Copyright: Article is copyrighted by Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. The internet is about sharing. Please share this post in its entirety with full attribution to Thank you.


You may also like

Independence and Birthdays

Independence and Birthdays
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

  1. Good tips! 3 More:
    #1-Do not get a killer 2-week case of the cold and flu.
    #2-Have a good working sump pump, and a backup, and a backup for your backup.
    #3-Make sure your generator is primed and ready to go and you have fuel for it.

    Helpful tips, all, especially given our weather lately!


{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Subscribe to the Newsletter!

Guiding & Simplifying Your Business Brilliance