"Burning the Candle. "

Last Update: February 18, 2018


Hi Guys,

I guess you have all heard the expression "burning the candle at both ends".

It's all about juggling your work load, and you play, family, social activities and avoiding burn out. If you are burning the candle at both ends trying to get your affiliate marketing work done whilst working a full time job, or maintaining a household wiht kids etc, you could be on your way to burn out.

So pace yourself.

Burn out is not fun, if you have never experienced it. Understand your fixed commitments and prioritise them. These would be your paid work, home duties that need to be done daily etc. Then you can see what time is available for other activities, like building your online business.

There is no point putting unnecessary pressure on yourself to get your new business up and running, trying to force in time when you have commitments that must be done first.

Some might disagree with this. But my experience taught me that, although I didnt like my job and I desperately wanted my online business to be the priority, I still had to attend to my daily work and family commitments first and foremost.

I tried fitting in content writing and website updating during my lunch times at work and when I should have bee talking to my family at home, then late into the night. I was waking up tired and getting less motivated. This is burn out.

So, I have this balance sorted now, and have time for everything.. and my online business is better for it.

Just a thought.


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HarveyBrown Premium
Lol, James there was a time when I had to replace the candle several times. I did learn to balance all those activities and I am doing much better. Still going to sleep late however. Thanks for the post, it reminded me why we need to slow it down.
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JamesJB Premium
You have a good point. I like that picture :)
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Elijah1916 Premium
Definitely all work, and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Balance is the key my dear.
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MKearns Premium
Gotta fit t in somewhere frank!
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JamesBB Premium
Yes Micheal, that is the struggle....maybe you just have to suck it up and do the work sometimes. Just gotta be aware of the burnout signs.
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you for reminding me. Had a pretty depressing day yesterday about lagging behind.
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