It's hard building a business. There's a reason why people like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos fascinate us. They have built billion-dollar empires and are seen as people who made it, despite all the hardships they may have faced over the years. If building a successful business was easy, everyone would do it.
The most obvious side affect of spending the necessary time to build a successful business is stress. Do we have enough money coming in? Do we have enough people to help? Do we have a space big enough to handle production? And why does everyone keep stealing my favorite pen?
One of our team members found an article that offered some strategies to feeling stressed. While the article is written from the perspective of the employee, it can also be adopted by those in leadership positions. The article can be found here:
One of best points of the above article is that energy spent must be restored. If we spend 60 hours working during the week, we must spend time on the weekend to restore that spent energy. If we continue to give and give and give, at some point there will simply be nothing left to give. Burn out is real and it's hard to come back from it. Not impossible, just really hard. To prevent burnout and make sure that you can keep your business growing, you have to take breaks. A stressed boss is no help to anyone.
How have to make rest a priority?
The Padres' Swinging Friar (left) takes time out of his busy day of playing baseball to check in on Collin. Our 3D-printed dinosaur (right) joins Seth in checking on the progress of the 3-D printer.