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Oops, I Climbed the Wrong Mountain: 5 Strategies to Transform Entrepreneur Burn Out into a Business

Nov 17, 2007
John had a dream. He wanted to live his passion and make a difference in the world. He knew that self-employment was a key to creating wealth and freedom. So John set out to be the owner of his own business. He did everything right. He watched what other successful people were doing. He modeled their behavior, their choices and implemented their strategies for success.

Every day he got up and envisioned his successful business - how he was making a difference in the world, creating 200k+ revenue, and speaking all over the country spreading his message. He even saw clearly how his best-selling book would transform the lives of his target audience. He really was building a successful business and his friends were envious.

One day, he woke up and just couldn't do it anymore. He was burned out, frustrated and overwhelmed. It was like he had "lost that lovin' feeling" and his dream was crumbling.

The success he created belonged to his colleagues and friends - it is what they wanted! By asking for their help and support along the way, he had successfully built THEIR DREAM. Not his.

Ouch. Now what? John needed to reconnect with his own dream.

Following are 5 Keys to a Breakthrough in Your Business so you can have more time off, rekindle the passion and grow your revenue exponentially.

1. Identify What's Working. No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Start by writing down what's working and what's not. Then take each "not" and figure out how to switch it to something that
will work.

2. Redefine the Why. Often times we lose the connection to why we created the business in the first place. What did you love the most? If you can "light the fire" and focus on your passion, what would that look like? What do you need to let go of to make room for the passion again?

3. Reconnect with Your Lifestyle. Most people just starting building the business, with little consideration of the ultimate lifestyle goal (travel, time off, volunteering, etc.) When you are living your ideal lifestyle what are you doing? How much travel? What do you do with your "free time?"

4. Clarify Your Role in the Business. In an ideal world, what is your role? What do you do for the business? Are you the brand who tours the country speaking? Or are you in the office managing a team? Or maybe you are the "deal maker" and you have others who fulfill the product solutions.

5. Live by Standards. Be very clear with yourself and the world around you about what you will (and won't) do. Set an intention to uphold these standards and watch how the world shifts to accommodate it. For instance, if you know you are at your best with speaking at 2 events per month - then uphold that standard. If you need one full day per week to write and develop product, then schedule it and hold that space sacred!

When you are crystal-clear about how you really want to live and climb your own mountain, you will have an experience of effortless action. It's almost like you would pay someone else to show up every day and do your work. It's not a job, it's an indescribable passion that you are compelled to express. Nothing and no one can stand in your way.

When you reconnect with that lovin' feeling, watch out world. You will be unstoppable!
About the Author
Melanie Benson Strick, The Entrepreneur's Success Coach, teaches entrepreneurs how to stop feeling overwhelmed so they can create more money and more freedom.

Get out of overwhelm and transform your business into a money making machine http://www.ultimatesuccessgenerator.com
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