Happy Healthy Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Burnout. What is it? (and why it doesn't have to be inevitable)

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World Mental Health Day is on 10th October, so I thought it would be useful to speak about the topic of burnout in entrepreneurs.

I want to help raise some awareness around what it is, how to recognize it, and most importantly, what to do about it so it doesn’t keep showing up again and again.

Because if there’s one thing I know for sure, trying to run a business whilst dealing with burnout, is not an enjoyable way to spend your days and the good news is, it doesn’t have to...

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When You Stay Small, Others Miss Out On Your BRILLIANCE (and that's not OK)

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When you stay 'small' others miss out on your brilliance, did you know that? No one is a winner when that happens.

When Catherine Robson of Big Pip Marketing and I put our heads together last week and compared notes on a Facebook live, we realised that FOPYOT (fear of putting yourself out there) is a thing - and that, quite frankly, is not OK, because we don't want to that to be a thing! 

Too many brilliant, talented, creative, and thoughtful entrepreneurs are not...

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That pressure you feel before a prospective client meeting...it doesn't have to be like that.

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You've got a meeting or a call lined up with a potential client to discuss the idea of working together.  On one hand, it feels great, but there's also a part of you that feels nervous, apprehensive, and underprepared. 

Maybe you even have the thought I hope they cancel even though you don't really mean it, but it doesn't stop you having the thought anyway!

The meeting feels important. You feel like you need to be at your best. You want them to say yes to working with...

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Want a strategy to stop procrastinating? Don't ask Google for the answer!

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You're sitting at your desk with a list of stuff to get through. At some point, you notice you've gone off track and spent the morning busy doing 'stuff' but the real stuff (the stuff you really wanted to get done) remains largely untouched. 

And now frustration kicks in because that means you'll have to make up the time later when you'd much rather be sitting in the garden with a glass of something nice, or watching Netflix, or actually, just getting to bed on time! 

So, what to do...

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Why You Don't Have To Feel Great To Do Great Stuff

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This week, I thought it might be useful to say a few words about sleep or lack of sleep! 

Here in the UK, it's almost got the point where we wake up each morning expecting it to be fine sunshine and warm weather during the daytime; but with that, of course, comes warm, muggy nights which can really play havoc with getting a good restful nights sleep. Whether you're on holiday or are working, it doesn't feel ideal if you've spent most of the night tossing and turning and...

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How trying to manage overwhelm causes...more overwhelm.

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These past few weeks, I've been immersing myself in learning about a different approach to coaching clients, through one of my mentors, Michael Neill. I think if I could sum up what this style of transformational coaching can do for people in just two sentences - the first would be that it helps people to realise they don't need anywhere near as much on their to-do list as they currently have (and I mean that emotionally, as well as physically). 

In fact, just this morning, whilst...

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How To Spot Entrepreneur Isolation (and why your bank balance needs you to!)

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Entrepreneur isolation.

It’s a topic that needs to be talked about regularly because all of us are susceptible to it, and of course, the repercussions of it if left to go on too long, is very real.

It can lead to feelings of demotivation, despondency, and eventually, can contribute to depression. 

But it's not just your emotional health that suffers, it's your bank balance too. And here's why. 

When we talk about entrepreneur isolation, what we’re really talking about is...

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It's Not Just Kids Who Tell Fibs (entrepreneurs do it too!)

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How many times have you sent an important email or text to someone, expecting a quick reply and when it doesn’t come, think to yourself: why haven’t they replied? I've said the wrong thing! They don't like me/want to work with me!

And of course, because we start thinking like that, we might feel some anxiety coming on, or even get cross or irritable when we think about that person.  Before we know it, we’ve had an entire conversation with them... in our head!

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Series 1: Ep. 35 Our Mastermind Group Lunchtime Chat

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This week is a little bit different to mark the end of Series 1. I’m part of a mastermind group, and we meet once a month, and after our meeting, we always enjoy lunch together.

In this episode, you’re going to be able to listen in to one of those lunchtime conversations, where the theme is all around the stories we tell ourselves and how it holds us back or has held us back in business.

Within that, it covers a range of juicy topics, all relevant to entrepreneurs no matter what...

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Blog Post: How Burnout Can Happen (even if you love being an entrepreneur)

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Perhaps you left the world of corporate to go and start up your own business? Maybe you left corporate life because it burned you out?

Yet low and behold, that familiar feeling is creeping in again, and you think but how can this be burnout, I'm finally doing something I love!?

Here's the thing with burnout - it doesn’t discriminate between those who are worked to the ground and hate dislike what they do and those who love what they do so much, that they could happily work...

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