Ask Joe: How do I avoid burnout and focus on the best ideas? | PoP 617

Image of Joe Sanok is captured. On this therapist podcast, podcaster, consultant and author, talks about how do I avoid burnout and focus on the best ideas?

Do you find yourself heading towards burnout? How can your business be structured to run more efficiently? Why should you start where it is easy to grow your ideas?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about avoiding burnout and focussing on the best ideas — Ask Joe.

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In This Podcast

  • Automated revenue
  • Use your opened space
  • Slow down

Automated revenue

You want to look at what are the main revenue sources within your business and then … make sure that as much of that is automated outside of your own time. (Joe Sanok)

As the boss of the business, you do not have to do all the small jobs. Your job is to grow and oversee the business, not to constantly fine-tune, fix and redo.

Evaluate and structure your business so that most of the cogs can turn without you having to fret about them to free up your time to work on growing the business. In general, the goal is to have the business run itself, allowing you to step in and out.

Use your opened space

Now that you have more time on your hands and more emotional space because you have automated some processes, ask yourself what the next big thing is for your business.

Some creative outlets for you and the business could be:

  • Creating e-courses
  • Starting a podcast
  • Guest-starring on someone else’s podcast

One guiding principle I have is that the person I am this year is not going to be the person I am next year. I am forever changing and reshaping myself. (Joe Sanok)

Use your new free space to grow yourself and your business, and growth is not linear. Focus on putting one foot in front of the other, completing one task and ambition after the other, and watch your business evolve.

Slow down

Slowing down is a part of being able to speed up. Remedying burnout is better to do before it even becomes evident.

You can structure your schedule with periods of slowing down so that you can consistently do good work while prioritizing rest.

Start where it is easy to grow and go from there. What are you good at? What do you enjoy? You can unfold these answers and put them together into a service that you enjoy making and that your audience needs.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Image of the book Thursday Is The New Friday written by Joe Sanok. Author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.

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Meet Joe Sanok

A photo of Joe Sanok is displayed. Joe, private practice consultant, offers helpful advice for group practice owners to grow their private practice. His therapist podcast, Practice of the Practice, offers this advice.

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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