When 'Digging Your Heels In' Just Doesn't Work

October 7, 2015

As entrepreneurs we often believe that persistence can pay off and when we face an obstacle or a challenge, our years of making it on our own have taught us we can blast through this.

But I believe there are times when it's not in our best interest to force something to happen.

It can cause major burnout, and suck your valuable time and energy away from projects that really light you up and can be of great service to the world.

So, when is the right moment to wave your white flag and surrender? When is it a good time to step away, close the door, and say, "It's time to start something new"?

Today's episode is all about when perseverance should end, and when to say, with love, that it's time to stop doing something.

We'll also talk about:

  • 4 crucial signs that it might be time to quit

  • My 12-week schedule for combating burnout

  • The stress of having too many "have-tos" and a simple (and super effective) way to reduce it

Click here to watch this week's episode: https://youtu.be/4k6MLqXMFQM

You're an entrepreneur -- and that means YOU call the shots. So if something is burning you out, have the courage to honor yourself and make that change.

Knowing when to say "I surrender" can be just as courageous and wise as saying "I will make this happen." (Click to Tweet)

My action item for you today is just to STOP.

Step away from your computer screen and go outside. Take in a sunset. Breathe in some fresh air. Head to a beach or a lake if you're near one, or just sit on your back porch with a book and watch the stars come out. Go for a favorite meal with a friend or partner. Watch a great movie.

Whatever it is you love to do, turn your phone off (or just put it on silent), close your laptop, and go do it. Relax. Recharge. You've totally earned it.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you're going to do to recharge today and be sure to share this post if it resonates with you; everyone -- entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs alike -- can stand to hear this message from time to time.

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