It happens to all of us. We working endlessly to build our customer base and to keep our clients happy, just to feel burned out and under appreciated.
If this sounds like you chances are your business is working you rather then you working your business. And until you change this you won’t feel any better actually things will probably get worse.
Let’s take a moment and get up to speed on what the differences are between running your business and it running you.
When you’re running a business, like a mobile notary service it’s your operation. You have a systematic approach to your business process that can be duplicated by anyone. A way to take orders, a way to invoice, and a way to communicate with your clients.
When it’s running you, it’s a completely different thing. Most days are spent jumping from one thing to another to another all day and sometimes all night long. You’re not sure who owes you money or who you owe, how to build, or how to market. But one thing is for sure when your business says jump, you say how high and your on your way to burning out, if you already haven’t.
This problem affects all small business owners at some point; it’s not just something exclusive to the Mobile Notary industry.
And while some Mobile Notary Signing Agents quit and give up, others are able to turn things around and begin to enjoy life again.
Here are 3 tips to help you avoid burn out in the mobile notary business and get your life back.
1. Take one day off a week
Once a week you should take a day to yourself. Turn the cell phone off, don’t run any appointments and go do something you love to do. Taking time out for yourself is one of the best things you can do to help avoid burn out. It can help rejuvenate you and give you a different prospective.
2. Don’t answer your phone after 6PM
This one can be hard to get used to because most Mobile Notaries feel they need to be available for every phone call that they get in order to build there business. But it is simply not true. Sometimes a company will want to work with you more because you are not available or not picking up the phone. It shows that you have limits and that you run a business; your business is not running you.
3. Help someone every day.
Take time every day to help someone. It’s good for the soul, and it will help you avoid Mobile Notary burnout. So go out there and open the door for a stranger, compliment someone you’ve never met before, help a newbie notary get started. It will always come back your way.
Remember to put yourself first, you’ll gain more clients, make more money and be happier person overall.