June 16, 2024

5 PRICELESS LESSONS FROM BURNOUTS

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5 harsh lessons I’ve learnt from burning out early on in my entrepreneurial journey.

1️⃣ There’s No Glory in Overwork:

I once thought pulling 100 work weeks was a badge of honor. It’s not. It’s a sign of inefficiency and poor decision making.

Plus, who wants to partner up or work with an entrepreneur who’s obviously destroying their relationship, health and wellbeing?

2️⃣ Delegation Isn’t Optional:

I tried to wear all the hats – Social media manager, setter, sales person, ops manager, coach…etc. Little did I realize, by spending time on $10/hour tasks, I’m draining my bandwidth and time away from $1000/hour tasks.

Delegation not only saved my business, it also saved my life.

3️⃣ Allies are your greatest asset:

During the burnout phase, I was operating with a lone-wolf mentality. Believing that as long as I put my head down and outwork everyone, I’ll eventually end up on top.

Whenever I reflect on the way I used to operate, I still cringe hard whenever I arrive at this point. Today, not only are my allies my biggest catalyst for growth, they’re also the main reason why business is fun for me.

4️⃣ Self-Care Isn’t Selfish:

Before becoming semi-obsessed with biology & performance optimisation, my self-care routine used to look like this –

Whenever energy is low, ignore sleep, pump caffeine into blood and pump motiviational videos into brain.

Looking at the workouts, supp stack, chiropractor visits, cold showers, saunas, energy-cycle optimized routines…etc I now follow religiously, you can say that I’ve pendulum swung to the other extreme.

It feels amazing and I love it.

5️⃣ Lessons from failure = best lessons:

My burnouts almost killed me in 2019 and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened for me.

Without that experience, there’s a 99% change that I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now and learnt how to create the life I love.

😉 To my fellow ambitious people and recovering workaholics, here’s a bonus:

Holistic growth is the best and only form of growth worth pursuing.

Making time for areas of life outside of business will not affect revenue growth, it will only make it more enjoyable, sustainable and formidable.

Onwards, upwards. 🚀


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