Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

I meant to take today off from the busyness of cold call outreach.

Sometimes I forget that besides the agency, I'm also running 4 other successful websites (including this one).

I just checked the Google Analytics yesterday to be sure.

We reached 4,000 visitors between all 4 sites last week. That's pretty good.

Es​pecially since 90% of those visitors came organically from Google.

​Today, I wanted to talk about Entrepreneurial burnout, and how you can avoid it.

Ever have an engine that wouldn't turn over for you no matter how much you tried? It feels something like that.

A book could be written on just my experiences with burnout.​

60-70 hour weeks for close to 18 months. ​Staying up for 48 hours to get ahead.

My business partner, I believe his record is something like 56 hours of wake time working.

It's not healthy, and in fact; can lead to some pretty detrimental consequences. ​

Burnout

This week is the first week I've written a blog post on back-to-back days for one of our websites since 2015.

Back then, we were pumping out 25 articles/week.

That includes:

  • Keyword Research
  • Product Research
  • ​Graphic Design
  • Post Editing & Formatting
  • Scheduling to Social Media

Our record was 500 articles written in just under 5 months.

Two people managing 5-6 others.​

We pretty much blanket covered every single keyword in our niche in 2015. It was amazing, we had never had so much traffic or money.

​However, burnout from managing a team of writers, editors and publishers hit us pretty hard.

A quote from Dave Ramsey says "Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else"

Now, Dave Ramsey specializes getting people out of debt; however the same principles apply for growing your business.

At the time, we were both working 40 hour jobs and doing the "website" thing on the side.

We "had" to work 16 hour days just to get ahead.

Eventually the success of our online business allowed us to both quit our day jobs.

The point of the story is you need a day off. That was today.

Are you experiencing the same things in your job or business?

​I'd love to hear more about your experiences! Be sure to follow me on Twitter to tell me your story.

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