By | Dr. Colleen Batchelder | www.entrepreneur.com
Are you feeling burned out? You’re not alone. In fact, you’re part of the majority: 77% of employees report being burned out most days of the week, and six in 10 business owners haven’t taken a week off in two years. Yikes.
It hasn’t been easy to be an entrepreneur lately. The market is saturated, the competition is fierce, and it seems like there’s a new thing to learn about running a business every day. Throw in family obligations, a global health crisis and a never-ending to-do list, and it’s no wonder so many entrepreneurs feel ready to give up.
Running your own company can be exciting, but it also comes with low points and lots of stress. And it’s a lot for one person to handle. But it doesn’t have to be that way; it’s possible to chase those ambitious goals without sacrificing your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Consider how some of the entrepreneurial greats have made it happen for themselves.
Over long and lucrative careers, billionaire business leaders Warren Buffett, Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey have had to strike the critical balance between life and leadership — keeping sane as they continue to strive for ever-more success. Give this trio’s strategies a try, and you might just be in for your most pleasant and profitable entrepreneurial year yet.