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How to build your business without burnout

The demands of being an Independent business owner can make it hard to “clock off” from work. Understandably, many people struggle with stress and overwork themselves to the point that their well-being takes a back seat.

Learn how to grow your business without burning out in this month’s guide. Business owners who’ve been there before are sharing their tips on taking time off, setting healthy boundaries with your clients, practicing work-life integration, and more!

This month’s guide shares:

Business Strategies

Plan for time off:

As an Independent business owner, it might be difficult to find space in the calendar for a holiday. But making time to rest and reset is just as important for your business as working hard is. Try following Tara Shea’s simple steps for taking time off. Also preparing for parental leave? Taking extended time off for parental leave or other life events requires careful planning as a business owner. Arianna Taboada has you covered with tups for how to prepare for parental leave as a sole owner or entrepreneur while still maintaining your business.

Take control of your day:

Claire Bough shares expert tips on effective time management. From scheduling to prioritizing and task automation, she’ll show you how to get more done with less stress!

Set Better Boundaries:

Rachel Leslie shares insights on setting boundaries for yourself and for your clients so you and your business can thrive. Have you tried work-life integration? The idea is to integrate, rather than divide, your work and personal life. This may sound counter-intuitive, but Jenna Teague is talking about how you can make it work for your business.

What's Inside

Tara Shea
Taking time off is important as an Independent business owner. Stepping away from work can actually help you return to it more energized and committed to your goals, not to mention a little downtime is essential to avoiding burnout. Tara’s simple steps for taking time off will help you feel confident stepping away from your business. Check out her article to find the work-life blend that works best for you.
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Arianna TaboadaIs parental leave on the horizon for you? Stepping away from your business for a longer period of time for parental leave or other life events can be nerve-wracking as an Independent business owner. But it’s all about proper preparation and Arianna has you covered. She’s sharing advice on how to plan for an extended leave while still running your business the way you want.
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Claire BoughEliminate overwhelm and gain confidence as a well-organized independent business owner. Claire Bough offers expert advice on taking control of your day through time management. She’ll teach you how to get more done with less stress by covering everything from scheduling to prioritizing and task automation. Read More

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Rachel LeslieEstablishing healthy limits and setting clear expectations is another effective method to guard against overwhelm and burnout. Rachel discusses how to establish healthy boundaries for yourself and your clients in order for you and your business to succeed. Download Guide
Jenna TeagueHow about, instead of striving for balance, we accept that our work lives and personal lives are naturally and inextricably intertwined? This approach is called work-life integration and it might work for you! Jenna explains what it means to practice work-life integration and what the benefits could be for your business. Download Guide

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