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Friday, January 13, 2012

Time To Re-Energize

The month is just about half over and its not too late to jump on board with our incredible Name-Your-Own-Price fiesta!  That’s right – name your own price on most of our services (within professional reason).  You’ll be surprised what types of offers we’ve been accepting.  Why are we doing this? Is this an act of desperation?  Are things that bad?  On the contrary, things are running so well we wanted to give you this unique opportunity to try us out. See if we’re worth the hype. 

From clergy and pastoral support, to non-profit administration, to real estate and graphic arts and design; we are still your one stop shop.

Now that you are almost done with year-end details it’s time to consider something very important to the health of your business:  your health.  Burnout of small business owners happens every day.  With fewer dollars to spend on staff, many owners find themselves doing everything.  Some people can handle it while others can tend to burn out.

Three simple techniques to help avoid burnout.

1)      Take a break.  That’s right.  Step away for a moment. Breath – maybe get away for the entire weekend.  The business will be there when you get back but now your battery is re-charged.

2)      Read a great book.  Motivational books can be found on all the shelves through-out the bookstore. Choosing one is mind-boggling.  But if you remember that these books are there to motivate you, to teach you, and to share with you the success stories of a small group of people; it’s easier to pick one.  Just reach out and grab one.  You don’t have to take the entire thing as gospel and you don’t even have to read the entire thing – just grab it, shut out the noise, and be inspired.

3)      Imagine success.  Sounds a little crazy but if Walt Disney couldn’t imagine success where would that little mouse and his trillions of dollars be today?  Disney himself said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. So dream it – imagine what it feels like to succeed. Imagine what it feels like to be full of exciting, creative energy at work.  Imagine it – be it – become it.

Avoiding burn-out means taking time to re-charge your battery. Maybe all you need to do is step away from one project for a while and doing something mundane like data entry for a day.  Anything to refocus your brain and recharge that battery. 
A business woman whom I admire greatly has a sign in her working area.  It's pretty simple.  A circle with these words in the middle:  Bang Head Here.  Before you get to the point of actually doing it, step away and refocus.  Gather your super-powers together, plug in to the justice league computer and hit reboot.  Whatever it takes - dont' give up the dream because you forgot to avoid burnout.

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