Friday, July 24, 2009

ETR: How to Avoid - or Recover From - Burnout

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If you work hard, getting burned out at some point is practically inevitable. Unless, that is, you follow Yanik Silver's suggestions for recharging your batteries.

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How to Get an Office For Free

By Paul Lawrence

My friend George needed a good-sized space for his business - with a reception area, conference room, and a couple of offices. He didn't want to shell out the money to buy or rent that much space. But he found a novel solution that got him what he needed... almost free of charge.

Here's how he did it:

After searching around, he determined that it'd cost him about $2,000 a month to rent enough space for his business. Instead, he leased a larger space for $3,000. It had three extra little offices and a large reception area. 

He rented out the small offices for $700 each, for a total of $2,100 a month. Then he sectioned off four workstation cubicles in the reception area, leaving room for a receptionist's desk. He had no trouble renting out the four workstations for $300 each. That's another $1,200.

His gross monthly income from these rentals is $3,300. Even allowing for a few vacancies during the year, he's pretty much breaking even on his own rent. 

In other words, George has a $2,000-a-month office practically for free.

Using the same general idea, you can keep your overhead down so you can start a business with very little capital. 

[Ed. Note: Want even more strategies for starting and growing a business on a shoestring? Paul Lawrence is a successful entrepreneur and publisher who has started over a dozen profitable enterprises. To get more practical small-business tips, check out Paul's "Street Smart" program by clicking right here.

Office space is a secondary business concern, something to think about once you have a proven way to bring in sales and revenue. To learn how to get to that point as quickly as possible, check out Michael Masterson's book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat.]

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Avoid - or Recover From - Burnout

By Yanik Silver

Nearly every successful entrepreneur I know has grappled with burnout. I've personally gone through it and come out the other side several times. I did it by using these four techniques:

1. Truly disconnect.

In today's business world, we are constantly tethered to our BlackBerries and "always-on" connections. As a result, when we truly disconnect from time to time, the effect is almost magical.

By "disconnecting," I mean being totally out of touch with work.

On a recent trip to Baja, for example, I did something that might seem a bit over the top: I "black holed" all my e-mails during that week. Everyone who e-mailed me got an automatic response letting them know who to contact for help or support while I was gone, and asking them to e-mail me again after my return if they still needed me. Then their e-mail was deleted.

Most businesspeople are scared to death to do this, worrying that they might miss something incredibly urgent. Then they come back from vacation and are even more stressed out than they were before they left, because they've got 2,313 e-mails sitting in their inbox.

If you just sorta disconnect instead of completely disconnect, there's always a tiny voice in the back of your head replaying, over and over again: "Wow! I wonder how much e-mail I'll have to catch up on? I wonder what's going on back at the office?" You've got to totally cut this off to free up more "Psychic RAM" in your head.

2. Refocus on your successes.

Many times, the feeling of burnout occurs because things are NOT going "right." Keeping in mind that "right" is a relative term (and I believe everything ends up the way it should be, no matter what), the way to overcome this form of burnout is to change your focus.

Focusing your energy on what's wrong only creates an endless spiral of more and more negativity. Instead, take out a piece of paper and start making a list of every "victory" you've had during this year, this quarter, this month, or this day. When you do that, selective perception kicks in... and you'll see that there is significantly more good than bad going on.

3. Set a major goal that you cannot achieve on your own.

I admit, I've only just started doing this. But I can already see how it leads to a powerful change of direction, intention, and motivation. And that can get anyone out of a funk.

I'm talking about setting what Jim Collins and Jerry Porras call a "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" or BHAG - a concept they introduced in their book Built to Last. This is the kind of goal that rallies the troops and gets them to transcend what they themselves thought was possible. One famous example is Microsoft's original goal of "A computer on every desk and in every home."

Our company's 2020 BHAG is three-fold:

  • Motivate, inspire, and educate 1,000,000 young entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
  • "Maverick-ize" 1,000,000 successful entrepreneurs to buy into the philosophy of making more, having more fun, and giving more.
  • Have 1,000,000 cumulative items checked off entrepreneurs' BIG life lists.
And the ultimate goal is to change the way business is played. To me that means bringing more fun into business and never doing things the same way they've been done.

4. Get back to the fun.

Think back to when you were a kid - to the things that got you really jazzed and excited. What did you like to do? For me, it was playing sports, drawing, and making people laugh. That's why I still play ice hockey and beach volleyball. Why I've taken art classes and stand-up comedy classes. I make sure I incorporate activities into my life that give me enjoyment by making them a priority.

How many times have you heard yourself saying, "I'd love to ___ BUT I can't because I'm too busy." That's total B.S. What you're really saying is that you have not made that activity enough of a priority in your life. Or that you feel guilty about having fun.

For most entrepreneurs, work is our default setting unless we have something else scheduled. Don't settle for enjoying life only when you can squeeze it in between business. Put fun activities, rewarding experiences, and exceptional adventures on your calendar and protect them like you would any other appointment.

As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz say in their book The Power of Full Engagement, "The richer and deeper the source of emotional recovery, the more we refill our reserves and the more resilient we become."

Give all four of the above ideas a try when you're feeling burned out or when you're trying to break free. They've worked for me - and they'll work for you too.

[Ed. Note: The inspiration for Yanik Silver's Maverick Business Adventures came during a period when he was feeling personally burned out. Now, Yanik sees it as a way to help other entrepreneurs avoid or recover from their burnout. Find out all about it right here.

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Worth Quoting: Dale Carnegie on 6 Ways to Make People Like You

"Principle 1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
Principle 2. Smile.

Principle 3. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

Principle 4. Be a good listener: Encourage others to talk about themselves.

Principle 5. Talk in terms of the other person's interests.

Principle 6. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely."

(Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People)

Protect Your Brain With One Powerful Nutrient

By Dr. James LaValle

You might think that a head injury has little in common with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurogenerative diseases. And, yes, they are unrelated on the surface. But when it comes to protecting your brain from all of these traumas, you can rely on one natural nutrient: magnesium.

Studies have confirmed that better magnesium levels help protect brain tissue from the damage that can be caused by any head trauma.

Magnesium acts as a natural calcium channel blocker, which makes it a principle nutrient for helping to control blood pressure. In the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study, researchers found that people who took in enough magnesium while on a calorie-controlled diet were able to lower their blood pressure. And this same calcium channel blocking effect plays a role in protecting the brain.

The brain operates on a balance between "excitatory" and "inhibitory" activity. A neurotransmitter called glutamate is the primary trigger for the excitatory activity. When brain cells are activated by glutamate, calcium ions rush in. This is fine as long as the excitation is kept under reasonable control. But too much calcium entering the cells can be deadly to brain tissue. That's where the calcium channel blocking effect of magnesium comes in.

Magnesium is also known to help control glutamate levels, possibly because it blocks the primary excitatory receptor (NMDA). And it helps glucose metabolism in the brain. Together, these functions of magnesium prevent brain cell death.

As I mentioned above, magnesium doesn't just protect your brain from physical injury caused by an accident. Over-excitation of the brain as a result of excessive glutamate activity is a major cause of neurodegenerative disease. Stress hormones promote excitatory activity, as do dietary sources of glutamate. Of course, we need to control the amount of stress we have in our lives and watch what we eat. But getting enough magnesium is also critical for prevention.

The recommended daily allowance for magnesium is 400 mg/day. However, I think 500 to 800 mg is necessary for most people. Beans, nuts, and seeds are good dietary sources of magnesium - but to get optimal levels, it's helpful to take supplements too. At the LaValle Institute, we like magnesium taurate and magnesium glycinate in particular, because taurine and glycine are amino acids that also help calm the brain.

[Ed. Note: It truly is possible to improve your health just by making wise choices when it comes to diet and lifestyle. James B. LaValle, RPh, ND, CCN - founder of the LaValle Metabolic Institute and a nationally recognized expert on natural therapies - can give you easy-to-understand directions for living the healthy life you've always wanted. Learn more here.]

It's Good to Know: The Tourist Remover

You're in Paris, snapping a series of pictures as the sun sets behind the Eiffel Tower.

You're sure you must have captured the perfect image... until you check and notice an "intruder" in every shot: a fellow tourist, the rear wheel of a passing bicycle, a stray bit of debris in the foreground.

And that's when you break out a new Web application called Tourist Remover. The software removes any unwelcome objects by combining the "clean" parts of multiple photos of the same scene into a composite.

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Word to the Wise: Skimble-Skamble

"Skimble-skamble" (skim-bul-SKAM-bul) - probably coined by William Shakespeare - means rambling and confused.

Example (as used in Shakespeare's Henry IV): "Sometimes he angers me / With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant, / Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies, / And of a dragon and a finless fish... / And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuff... ."

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