Job burnout is genuine whether you work for a large company or yourself. Slowly, over time, you start hitting the snooze button; you procrastinate about starting projects, suffer writer’s block when creating products, and don’t look forward to your coaching calls. It may seem to come on suddenly, but these easy-to-miss signs start slowly and snowball until you question if you still want to continue being a coach.
No one is immune to this dilemma, but there are ways you can prevent it from happening.
- Automate, delegate, or eliminate time-consuming tasks. Running your own business alone can be time-consuming and stressful. Not only are you coaching clients, but you are also in charge of your billing, monthly newsletter, social media marketing, real-life networking events, and product creation. And this isn’t even a complete list of all the background tasks you probably do! Taking some of these tasks off your daily to-do list will free up time and eliminate some stress. For example, allow your clients to schedule their calls online with an online scheduling program. If you have a budget, hire a virtual assistant and/or a bookkeeper. A VA can also help you streamline your processes so you might be able to combine or eliminate some unnecessary tasks.
Tomorrow I will share step three. Until then, stay safe, and keep the faith.