Marketing Training

How to Overcome Burnout (Hint: Burnout is Really a Myth)

Are you feeling exhausted? Frustrated? Stressed out? Not sure if you are doing the thing that you were born to be doing? Then you have come to the right place! Let’s fix this burnout “problem” once and for all. In all of my time in business, I have heard people talk about this little devil called burnout, and the truth is, most of these people don’t have a clue what they are talking about. Now, I am sorry if I sound harsh at this point, that is not my intention. My intention is to give you a clear understanding of what burnout is, and most importantly, what it is not. You see, burnout doesn’t exist. It is a myth that we have come to believe in without ever coming across any factual evidence of its existence. The Power of Belief is a very interesting subject to talk about in and of itself (I may touch on it more in-depth in a future article).  It amazes me the kind of stuff we choose to believe in when we have no factual evidence to back up those beliefs. We would rather believe in myths rather than in truths. We would rather believe that we CAN'T do something than believe we CAN do something. (more…)

By William Ballard, ago
Marketing Training

3 things successful entrepreneurs are doing (#3 is just plain weird)

To make it in the world of entrepreneurialism, you need to have more than just a good idea and the money to back the operation. There are numerous qualities that define a successful entrepreneur. Growing and maintaining a business takes personal discipline to get through the day-to-day challenges. It takes clairvoyance to be able to foretell incoming opportunities and missteps, and it takes tenacity to persevere when things just don’t seem to be going your way.   While there are some innate qualities that define the entrepreneurial spirit, there are many traits that can be built up through hard work and focus by just about anyone. As I was building my business, I noticed there were qualities I possessed, but more importantly I identified things I could improve on.   So get yourself ready for the day, grab your favorite caffeinated beverage (I opt for a Diet Mountain Dew), and take a look at three practices I have put in place to ensure success every day. 3 things successful entrepreneurs are doing (more…)