What does burnout look like for female entrepreneurs? Are there signs that you are ignoring?
For myself, I didn’t even know that I was burnt out from business. I just knew something was off. It felt like I was disconnected from my life. I was exhausted, tired, and thinking… this can’t be my life.
The other day we interviewed a friend of ours, Maria, about burnout and I thought she made a very interesting point. She said something along the lines of,
“Fire burns. We associate our passion for our life and our business as a passion. A fire within us. A driving force. So when we burn out, we are extinguishing our flame. Our passion.”
This is why so many of us don’t get back into the game of business or life. The fire is gone. And to reignite that flame seems like more effort than it’s worth. (Sound familiar?)
What we need to learn is to regulate our fuel to our flame. Our energy. By learning how to say no, set boundaries, and work within our genius we can avoid burnout. We also can regulate our fuel when we take care of our inner self through different practices that many in the world consider woo-woo.
Here inside Truth Bomb Academy what sets us apart is that we encourage the woo-woo as a way to discover yourself. Find what fits you and the season of life you are in. You don’t have to do everything, but seeing it in practice for business might shift something for you.
Today I share with you some of the signs of burnout and things you can do right now to begin your recovery. Learn how to manage your energy to ensure that you NEVER burn out. This is powerful training today.
Signs of Burnout for Women in Business
As you go through it post, check in with yourself. Be honest and open to what you might discover. If you are a woman building a business or growing a business you want to be aware of burnout and overwhelm.
A study says that as humans we average upwards of 35,000 decisions a day. If you were to do this study exclusively on women, the number would be close to double.
Meaning that I believe that women in business probably make over 70,000 decisions a day. What does a decision look like? Did you make a decision to continue to read this post to see if you’ve got the signs of burnout? Did you just make a decision to pick up your phone? Make a decision to pick your nose? Tap your phone, ignore a call, put on clothes, brush your teeth, do your hair… eat, drink, sleep, work, get the kids up, dressed, fed, and a whole other list of to-do things?
We often make so many little decisions that we don’t even realize it. Each decision takes up a bit of our energy. So how do we control that or better manage our decision-making process? Stick around that answer will be a bit further down this post.
Can’t remember why you got started
Why did you start your business? What were your hopes and dreams? Often we get so caught up in the doing of our business that we don’t see the forest through the trees. This means we are so busy with the masculine energy of doing more things to grow our business that we aren’t managing our energy.
Disconnected from Yourself and Family
Waking up and wondering whose life you are living. Feel like getting out of bed is a struggle? Find yourself in front of the computer and saying, “I’m done”.
When was the last time you stood in front of the mirror naked and looked at yourself? The last time you cried, were happy, were excited, were curious? Are you letting yourself feel your feelings or are you pushing them down and powering through your day?
Often times burnout is a feeling. You know something is off yet all the gurus, coaches, and trainers out there teaching business and digital marketing are not taking into account that you are a woman. We need a better approach to how we use our energy and create a business.
How to Begin Recovery NOW
Women need a different approach to business and life balance. It’s time to step into a new world of female business education and training.
Our book, The Female Business Truths Revealed, shares the journey that women have gone through to become entrepreneurs. From being the perfect wife, mom, and friend to how we challenged the world to have the right to vote, pay, open a bank account and so much more.
Inside the pages of our book, you will find proven recovery methods that will change your life and help prevent burnout. Keep your flame lit and reveal how to regulate your internal energy to be your best self.
Your Thoughts Help You Avoid Burnout
‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t. You’re right.” – Henry Ford
As women in business let’s be honest with each other. We have emotions and feelings. They are our internal thermostat for our lives and overall well-being. When we reconnect to our inner self we start to realize how much we already know about the type of business we want to be in.
Inside Unlocking My Millions, we teach women to reconnect to their inner voice and body so that they can harness the power of time and money. When we do this, women realize how powerful they are as creators. Learning to monitor your thoughts and feelings with our mindfulness techniques will reduce stress and overwhelm.
Stay Present to Avoid Burnout
It’s hard to stay in the present moment. Many times we want to worry about everything around us that is truly outside of our control. When you learn how to breathe, because most of us don’t really breathe the right way, you will unlock the key to less stress and more fun and play in your life.
As I shared in the video, all it takes is just 5 minutes to refresh your mind and get present to what’s going on right now. When you stay in the present and focus on the next step… life. family, money, and time get easier.
Step Away to Avoid Burnout
Sitting in front of a computer frustrated and annoyed is not helping you. Not taking a break and I don’t mean the breaks the rest of the time management world tells you. I’m talking about taking a break. Go for a walk. Take a nap. Dance to some music. Meditate for 5 minutes.
Heck, go do something fun! Step away from business. It will be there later. Don’t worry and no one is going to fault you for the list of to-do’s that you have in your head that you are worried about. Most of our to-do list is made up. It’s a running list of things we think we have to do to keep our business going.
But is that really true?
Inside ‘Unlock My Millions”, we help women create more time and money with a simple business playbook that can show you exactly how to create millions without sacrificing what’s most important to you.
Over the last 15 years of being a female entrepreneur in the digital marketing space, I’ve seen and experienced burnout. It’s not pretty and I don’t wish it on any woman in business. This is why my friends and business partners Karin and Heidi join me in creating Truth Bomb Marketing as a company. We are dropping Truth Bombs about being a woman in business. The three of us realized that women need a different approach to business, family, time, and money.
We’ve created a one-of-a-kind business playbook that helps women create and run a business that is aligned with their energy, season in life, and creative play. If you run a digital business and feel like you are getting to that point of burnout…. It’s time for a new approach. A reset.
Get your hands on ‘Unlock My Millions Business Playbook‘, and rediscover your passion for business, life, and family!
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Your sister in business,