Tired in business - traversing end of year fatigue
Do you feel a sense of tiredness, exhaustion, and fatigue right now?
Feeling a bit worn out is normal for quarter four, but after a lot of change and uncertainty over the last few years, 2022 has felt a lot bigger for many business owners.
In this episode, I’m talking about how to recalibrate and get focused on the work ahead. Quarter four is a great time to set yourself up for the new year, so I’m sharing some practical ways you can reenergise yourself to see the year out in a way that really helps you and your business thrive.
I talk about reconnecting back to the goals you set for the year and pulling back from bad habits that may have crept in. Over time, we can tend to detach from the goals we make at the start of the year so now is the time to reflect back and refocus on what we wanted to achieve and reestablish the healthy boundaries and habits that help us get there.
If you’re feeling exhausted, think about how you might be able to simplify your business. Perhaps there are tasks on your plate that you could outsource so that you can stay within your zone of genius and focus on the bigger projects within your business.
I talk about the importance of making space for yourself, whether it be taking some time out during the week or simply making sure you get enough sleep. I also share why it’s important to reconnect back to your purpose, rather than being task focused.
If you’re feeling tired right now, this episode will give you some tools to lean into and know that what you’re feeling is normal. We’re all in this together!
Take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back for getting through these tough last few years, and know that a holiday is right around the corner.
Topics We Covered:
[2:15]: The most obvious reason for feeling tired right now is because it’s been a big few years. There has been a lot of change and uncertainty and a lot going on around the world, which has an accumulative effect.
[3:20]: In Aus/NZ, this time of year is impactful with school year finishing up and a full year of business. There has been an economic impact and also personal things in our own lives.
[5:15]: It’s important to compose and be able to refocus for this last quarter. In Australia, it’s a short quarter because of December holidays so it’s important to re-energise for the work ahead.
[6:15]: Reconnect back to the goals you set for the year. As the year goes on, we get detached from goals that we set at the beginning of the year. Think about what you have achieved and what’s possible to achieve in Q4.
[7:25]: Pinpoint any bad habits that have crept in over the cooler months. More coffee, alcohol, comfort eating etc. We can often work more and socialise less but it’s important to have time away from business and rest.
[9:10]: If you can create space in your calendar, take time out in a work day - especially if you have kids.
[9:45]: Have a look at the work you’re doing and think about outsourcing some of the tasks that aren’t in your zone of genius.
[10:50]: Think about how you can simplify your business and free up your time. It’s a great way to gain white space and reconnect to some of the bigger projects in your business.
[11:35]: When you’re exhausted, it’s easy to become task focussed. It’s important to take a step back and reconnect back to the purpose behind the work you do.
[12:58]: Look at your business overall and the transformations you’re making. Think about how you’re helping your clients.
[13:35]: Recap. What I do when I’m feeling tired and fatigued to get my head back in the game.
[14:35]: Feeling tired and worn out is a hard place to be as a business owner. A holiday is coming and quarter 4 is a great time to set yourself up for the next year.
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Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.
I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum.
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