3 Resolutions for Small Business Owners in 2015

business owner burnoutIn the last year did you ever feel burnt-out by all the daily tasks piling up around you? Business owner burnout happens to employers for many reasons. To combat this, prioritize your tasks more efficiently or pass along the more mundane tasks to someone else.

Here are three New Year resolutions to consider for 2015.

1. Develop an Inspiring Work Environment

When it comes to your workspace, listen to your employees’ wants and your own. Does your workspace need a make-over? Is there some way you can implement a fun activity into your work day that isn’t disruptive to productivity? An improved work environment can help ensure you and your employees are excited to be there. Enthusiastic employees build confidence in your customers and will increase productivity.

Feeling inspired and creative at work isn’t just about appearances — showing gratitude to those who deserve it can be tremendously useful as well. Praise yourself and your employees for a job well done, celebrate accomplishments, and show your clients or customers how much they are appreciated.

2. Keep It Simple

Remember, our goal is to prevent business owner burnout in 2015. Try not to overcomplicate small tasks and always keep the big picture in mind. Sometimes that means letting things go and delegating the tasks that distract you or weigh you down to someone else.

When you encounter more difficult tasks, like filing taxes or making sure your business is staying current with compliance legislation, try reaching out to a helpful hand (even if only for advice.) These steps will help you stay focused on what’s most important for you and your business.

3. Do More of What You Love

This could be the best way to prevent business owner burnout because it does not have to be limited to the business context. If you’re feeling burnt-out, you might have forgotten that you actually enjoy being a business owner. Find ways to remind yourself of that spark you felt when you originally decided to start your own business.

Likewise, focus on your life outside of work. Fuel your mind and soul by making time for the things you love. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to plan ahead and use a calendar to block out any personal time or family vacations. This will enable you to fully enjoy your time away and feel refreshed and recuperated when it’s time to get back to work. Have you heard of the “big rocks in the jar first” analogy?

Find your mojo in 2015!

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to prevent business owner burnout and stay energized as an employer. We encourage you to write down your resolutions to keep them fresh year-round and feel free to copy ours. Most importantly, remember to enjoy the journey and have a Happy New Year!

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