Burned out?


#1

Any of you ever get burned out of window cleaning? What works to get you out of it?

It seems halfway through the year I get burned out, dont know if its due to employee issues or just the same thing another day deal. I think the downtime I have in the winter is helpful as it gives me a break that is needed.


#2

I hear ya & know the feeling! Been at it for 30 years. What i’ve found helpful is attending the IWCA convention as well as other functions like the window cleaning network picnic & just staying plugged in & focused.

I also get alot of “re-charge” from what i’ve mentioned above as well as belonging to other associations & forums like this one. Taking a well deserved vacation is always a must!

What has also helped is having employee’s takes alot of the burden off of me and as far as im concerned good employee’s dont cost they pay;)


#3

I agree.

Vacation(S) + Good workers + Family + Meaningful Pursuits aside from WC

YEAR -round though!

Lifestyle, not living for the weekends & winters.


#4

EVERY ONE of us feels this sometime during the year (maybe multiple)

When I am feeling burnt, I actually AVOID anything window cleaning that I can. Including forums.

It sometimes helps me to focus on the purpose of me doing this business and not the business itself. I mean to focus on what it allows me to do and buy. Sometimes that arouses and recharges me enough to quell the storm.

I totally agree with Paneless.


#5

Vacation really does the trick for me. There is nothing like a week away from everything where you can totally relax. No windows, no computer, no phone, just no contact.


#6

Like this, Chris? Gotta love the hot weather when your cold and stressed in Toronto…

http://windowcleaningbusinesscoach.com/coach/coaching

Although, I must admit, I did check my emails when I was there…