Being an impactful business owner that doesn’t experience burnout is not easy. There’s always something that needs to be done. It can be challenging to get away from work, even for a little while, when you’re constantly being consumed by it. Not taking the time you need away from your business to simply breathe and give yourself a break can lead to stagnancy and lack of growth for both you and your company.
We’ve teamed up with our sponsor Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator to share with you three things you can do to avoid burnout all while making an impact! Because no matter how hard work becomes – you deserve a break too!
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Pour into Yourself, First
You may think this sounds crazy, but it’s the absolute truth. If your personal life isn’t in check, how do you expect your business to be? You have to focus on your well-being, mental health and self-care in order to be the best version of yourself for your business and brand. A lasting impact is only as strong as the one leaving it.
Learn to Let Go + Delegate
Priority is key! Learning to let go of things that just aren’t as important and don’t deserve as much of your time as other tasks should simply be let go or delegated to someone else. As a business owner, you always have a million things that you need to get done, being fixated on those things can become extremely overwhelming. Once you realize that removing things that just aren’t a priority from your ‘to-do list’ will alleviate some of those worries as well as make your job a lot easier. Besides, why fixate your energy on something that can easily be handled by someone else?!
Envision the Future
Never lose sight of the goals you are working towards to better your business. It’s always a good idea to revisit your why—it helps your mind relax and reminds you that there is a purpose in all of this. Revisiting your business goals, what keeps you going, what your objectives are, are all things that will keep you on the path of endurance and will remind you why you began in the first place as you navigate your entrepreneurial journey.
Pouring into yourself, delegating tasks and protecting your time all contribute to the effort it takes to remain on top of your game, and put your best foot forward to create impact without feeling burnt out!
To learn more about joining Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator, visit amazon.com/bba.
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. The program can help you grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support.
Financial Assistance: Access services and grants to help jump-start business growth and customer acquisition. Opportunities include Amazon credits and services valued at $3,900, which include free product imaging services and advertising credits. Amazon is also excited to offer cash grant opportunities for select sellers.
Business Education and Mentorship: Access a minimum of one year of strategic advisory services to get the coaching, training, and insights you need to take your business to the next level. Connect with a dedicated network of business mentors, including Amazon experts and small business thought leaders, to continue to accelerate your business growth.
Marketing and Promotional Support Access new opportunities to be featured in the Black-owned business storefronts for both consumers and Amazon Business customers and promotions featuring Black-owned businesses that will help customers find products from your business throughout the shopping experience.