I admit it. I reached a point where I was burnt out.
Actually, I was all sulky and demotivated for a couple weeks. It just came out of nowhere.
2 years after our launch, I was officially burnt out. All the things that I’ve been doing and juggling finally took a toll on me.
I was moving slow and obsessing less about our goals. I was the worst person to talk to. I was all “doom and gloom.”
I just wanted to step away and have nothing to do with the business. I guess this is the feeling other entrepreneurs have spoken about.
You’ll reach a point where you want to give up and it really takes everything to get you out of that mindset.
I can see how other entrepreneurs failed to get past it and entered a depression stage. It’s very easy to just give in.
I’d like to share some things that got me back on track.
I had to realize and admit to myself that I was in a funk. Sometimes, us entrepreneurs just keep chugging along like nothing affects us.
Take a break, refocus yourself on your goals, why you’re doing this. In my case, I took a hard look at my to do list and calendar, cleaned it up, took out a notebook and started writing what I’m thinking, what I was feeling and what steps I needed to do next to get back on track.
Not everybody will have somebody to discuss this with. Sometimes, it’s a lonely road for entrepreneurs. Talk to your spouse, people you love, your friends. Even if you feel like they cannot relate, it will help.
You’ve taken a break. You’ve charted a course and realigned your goals. Now, start getting back on track with a renewed mindset.
Being an entrepreneur is not easy. It really isn’t. Challenges are non-stop, the pressure is always there, the mental toll can be too much. If you feel like the world is just crumbling around you, listen to me, it won’t.
Take a deep breath, realize, reset, talk and power through.
Your company needs you to be strong. You family is rooting for you to succeed. You are not alone.
Now, let’s get your ass back to work.
This is just a super short post. Just wanted to share what I experienced recently, it might help somebody out there. 😉