How to avoid dying
What? Does she mean actual dying? Or is she talking about hair coloring? Well, my business is about helping business owners. So, this isn’t about your hair. And it’s not some woo woo advice on reversing age either. But it IS about how to avoid dying…at your desk. At least not before your time.
Is it just silliness to talk about how to avoid dying at your desk?
Hmm…how about this, from an article I read this week? The writer said this…
“I worked with a guy for 30 years, saving money at a senior engineering job had him with a net worth of several million, and a paid off half million house.
He was going to retire at 65, and travel the world. And he was 64, and could already access his $2 million 401k if he wanted to. He died of a massive stroke at his desk one morning 6 months before his 65th birthday. You never know how much time you have.”
No, you really don’t know how much time you have. But you do know it’s limited. Right? And maybe you won’t die at your desk. But you might have to deal with burnout from time to time. Plan A: You deal with it, if and when it comes. Plan B: You have a plan to avoid it.
I suggest plan B.
Because when burnout strikes, it can be almost impossible to be creative. Or focus on the day-to-day operations in your business. Especially if your business depends solely on you. And don’t tell me this doesn’t apply to you. Or that you’re immune to the effects of burnout because you love what you do.
I get it. I love what I do. But it’s not all of who I am. My business is only a part of me. And I don’t want the other parts to just fade away and disappear because I only worked all the time.
But how can you take a break, a vacation, when your business can’t run without you? That’s the million (or multi-million) dollar question. Because when you find the right answer, you can enjoy time away from work. Time when you can focus on those other parts of you. Or your family. And friends.
Mental and emotional stress are even more harmful than physical.
You can’t keep holding weights up indefinitely. Your muscles will give out after a certain amount of stress. And your mind will give out, too, if you don’t give it recovery breaks. Symptoms this has occurred include:
- Lack of memory or concentration
- Compulsive behavior
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, I recommend you seriously consider setting up a system for you business. One that includes what I call recovery time. There are plenty of tools to help you get organized and prepared.
Another option is to plug your business into a system where all that work has been done for you. And, as it just so happens, my RondaReady business coach CRM system fits that bill quite nicely, thank you.
And one section of my online system includes how to deal with dying at your desk…uh, I mean…burnout. It’s where I help you set up the tools you’ll need to be sure you’re not “that person.”
So, if you think you’re showing signs of being that burnout person, make an appointment with Dr. Ronda today.
Because you might be really, really ready to get ready, get RondaReady and…