When Business Boredom Drains You Of Joy

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Business boredom will kill your venture long before you lose customers. So how do you get out of the boredom bog?

The excitement of starting a business is enough to keep you going in the beginning. It’s tough, but there’s a lot to do, and you’re determined to make it a success. But there can be a lot of things about running a business that you don’t enjoy and business boredom sets in.

You should ultimately love running your own business, even if there are some difficult days. If you feel that there are too many things sucking the fun out of it you need to do something about it.

The first thing is to identify anything that’s bringing you down, and then you can work out how to deal with.


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Dealing With Business Boredom


Managing Technology


When you first start a business, you often end up being responsible for pretty much everything. You might get a bit of help, but it’s still up to you to oversee everything.

As your business grows, it’s important to start letting go of some of it. One of the areas that will give you a headache is the technology your business uses. Enlisting managed IT services for businesses can help to relieve the burden.

Let someone else take care of your computers, servers, and any other hardware, software and IT infrastructure. It will remove a lot of worries too, like how to protect your business from cybercrime.

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Micromanaging Everyone


Letting go of parts of your business is essential if you want to be able to enjoy running it. Sometimes it’s difficult to give up control, and sometimes you aren’t able to for practical reasons. If you find that you’re micromanaging everyone, something needs to change.

Perhaps you need to change your thinking so that you’re able to sit back and trust your employees. Or if you feel they’re not capable of doing their work without your management, maybe they need better training.

It could also be that you’re not hiring the right talent and you need to fill some gaps.

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Not Having Enough to Do


On the opposite side of the coin to spending too much of your time running your business, sometimes you might not have enough to do. You can reach a stage when you’ve handed off most of your responsibility to other people, and you feel like you no longer need to have much input. And that’s when businss boredom may be at it’s most acute.

While you might help with the overall direction of the business, you’re not necessarily involved with day-to-day decisions. So how do you stop yourself getting bored?

One option is to start a new business. But if you’re not interested in that, you can find ways to create things to do. Consider expansion plans or get more involved with daily business again.

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Feeling Disconnected


You might still be doing a lot of work, but you can feel like you’re no longer connected to the company. Perhaps you spend all day in your office and rarely cross paths with anyone else, except in the occasional meeting. No wonder business boredom is an issue for you.

If you want to change things, perhaps make an effort to be seen more around the office, in your stores, or on site so that you can be more involved with your business and staff.


If running your business isn’t fun anymore, you need to find the joy in it again. Maybe it’s time to shake things up.

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