Leader 2 Leader Article: Business owners should take time to plan, pause

Leader 2 Leader Article: Business owners should take time to plan, pause

In this week’s Leader 2 Leader article, Lori Dreiling, co-owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Tulsa, asks Lynn Flinn how to plan and take time for yourself while managing a business.

Business can be dangerous

In a business world that is filled with non-stop work, unlimited schedules, and fast communication, many business leaders are self-made victims. The wear and tear of long weeks, months, or even years without breaks can take its toll. If stress is not addressed properly, the burden of leading others can lead to physical, emotional, spiritual and phycological damage.

The keys to success

Lynn writes that the key to avoiding a terrible personal implosion is three things:

  1. Regularly sitting down with the business’ key players and setting goals.
  2. Reaching outside help or consultation when needed.
  3. Taking time for self-care and rest.


Signs of burnout

It is extremely important to evaluate one’s condition on a regular basis, especially during seasons of high stress, to look for signs of burnout. Many medical professionals strongly advise seeing a doctor regularly and keeping detailed notes on your physical condition during these times – failure to do so could be fatal.

The most common signs of burnout include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Increased illness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Increased irritability or anger
  • Emotional detachment
  • Lack of productivity

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