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A place where The Startup Garage’s team, answers questions directly from viewers
Key Take Aways From Video:
1) Force yourself to take breaks. And those breaks are both hour to hour and day-to-day and also longer breaks like vacations.
We address these questions in more in our blog post “Are you Running a Business or is your Business Running You?
“Are you Running a Business or is your Business Running You?
2) Day to day at every hour and fifteen minutes, take a break to stay focused.
3) Take at least a half hour lunch break in the middle of the day just to break things up.
4) Taking a Saturday or Sunday or even a day during the week off when you just check in with yourself and refocus.
Complete Transcript Below:
Question = “How Can I avoid Startup Burnout?”
Well this is a very common issue that most entrepreneurs face. You get all excited about your new company and you just start working, and you work and you work and you work. And sometimes you might have another job and you come home and work on the nights and weekends. Well this could work for a short period of time, but over time you can definitely get burnt out and I know from personal experience. So I found a very easy way to avoid that.
I force myself to take breaks. And those breaks are both hour to hour and day-to-day and also longer breaks like vacations So I found that day to day that every hour and fifteen minutes I need a break and that’s so I can stay focused, I can check in to make sure I haven’t wondered off into some other task that’s not really that important. When I was not taking breaks sometimes I would spend hours down some rabbit hole just wasting my time. So I take a break about every hour and fifteen minutes and also make sure I take at least a half hour lunch break in the middle of the day just to break things up.
And then I have also found that you can’t work but so many days in a row. You need some days off. Or I need some days off and I’ve found that working with other entrepreneurs, most other entrepreneurs need that as well. Taking a Saturday or Sunday or even a day during the week off when you just check in and you’re like “Listen I’m not focused and I really don’t have that energy to do that today.”
Don’t feel bad about taking that time off. So hopefully that helps and continue to take breaks, you can stay focused and make better decisions which will lead to having to work less to accomplish the same goals.