The Bull City Business Leaders, a Durham Business Network International chapter, invited Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges to a weekly meeting where the business owners shared their ideas on how to avoid burnout.
• I am business, business, business Monday through Friday, said Greyson Mills, owner of Mills Landscaping. I plan my weekends to have fun and relax. Mills added that sometimes he will work on the weekend.
• Exercise, said Brian Scott, co-owner of Aggie Technologies, an information technology support company. I am training in Taekwondo. I usually go twice a week. On days I am about to burn over, I make sure that I go that day.
• Ive worked hard my whole life so I am used to it, but there are times when you get to that point, said Jason Carpenter, owner of Carpenters Plumbing. What has saved me is the relationship I have with the Lord and number two my family.
Carpenter said he will also try to incorporate things that involve his family, such as a business trip or spending time with them while doing paperwork.
• I try to focus on all the things I am thankful for, said Kendra Jirousek, owner of At Your Service, a residential cleaning company. Jirousek said those things include her house and a company that provides for her family. So I dont concentrate on the negative, and things that are hard.