Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Say bye-bye to business burnout with these 4 strategies

Burnout. It’s the dreaded B word that most entrepreneurs experience at one point in their business journey or another, and it’s not a fun place to be. 

Not only do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, but the passion you once had for your business -- and that drive to move forward -- seems to totally dissipate because you’re so overwhelmed.

I don’t know about you, but the reason that I left the corporate world in the first place was because I wanted to love what I do, not to be totally exhausted by it. I want to wake up in the morning feeling energized and excited, not fearful and frustrated.

Can you relate? If so, pay close attention to this episode -- because over the years, I’ve discovered the ‘secret sauce’ to having a successful business, sans the burnout. 

I only wish I would have discovered what these four things are sooner!

So if you’re on the brink of a business burnout, and want to banish it from your business for good, then grab a beverage of your choice, pop in your earpods, and get ready to take some notes.

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [04:57] Burnout is common in the entrepreneurial world. I've experienced it firsthand, and I've heard stories from my students.
  • [06:49] I got burned out working one-on-one with clients about two years into my business. I decided to fire all of my paying clients and do something different.
  • [08:07] My most recent burnout was after I launched Two Weeks Notice. But this time I had the tools and knew what I needed to do to protect myself.
  • [09:37] Creating a digital course has been a game-changer for my mental health. It’s helped many of my students avoid burnout too.
  • [11:11] Digital courses could be the best asset in your business to protect you. It provides consistency and lessens the amount of hustle you have to do. 
  • [12:13] Total burnout comes from constantly having to start from scratch and create something new. 
  • [14:16] A digital course can increase revenue. You can also put a course on Evergreen, meaning that it’s automated and for sale every day.
  • [15:52] Time blocking can help avoid burnout. It helps you get really clear on the action items you'll be doing during the day. It also helps avoid context switching.  
  • [19:14] A four-day workweek can also help you avoid burnout. I’ve invited my team to have a four-day workweek and it’s transformed our mental health. 
  • [21:46] 1. Create a digital course. 2. Eventually, put a course on evergreen. 3. Time blocking. 4. Explore incorporating a four-day workweek. 
  • [22:58] What are you doing to protect yourself from burnout?
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