The entrepreneurial experience can be a lot of things: exhilarating, liberating, and, alas, tiring. Serious company building requires a great amount of energy, something that can run in short supply.
If you're veering toward burnout or already feeling exhausted beyond repair, Inc.com can help you become reinvigorated. These selected articles and resources will shed light on the common yet treatable problem of burnout.
Been There, Burned Out: A Business Owner Talks Candidly about Entrepreneurial Exhaustion
The trick to beating burnout is understanding it as part of the predictable cycle of entrepreneurial stress, notes Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Steven Berglas. In this classic piece from Inc. magazine, he outlines the way stress may manifest itself during different phases of your company's growth. Berglas also gives five sanity-saving strategies for preventing and coping with burnout, gleaned from his own work with entrepreneurs.
If you and your company are heading in two divergent directions, one reason may be that your personal needs have gotten lost in the mix. A longtime business adviser and business owner offers a thoughtful argument that the only way your business is going to succeed is if its goals are aligned with your own. He shows how to reintroduce your own desires into your demanding business.