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The Overlooked Reason Why Entrepreneurs Get Burned Out Yes, a work-life balance can help avoid burnout, but it's not the only thing.

By Lauren Raye Gordon

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Burnout isn't always caused by working too many hours or taking too few vacations. The truth is, there's another cause that many entrepreneurs are silently suffering from, and it's time to open up the conversation so we can take the necessary steps to avoid it.

As an entrepreneur who has built her career around being a coach, I have always had my own coaches because I believe one of the smartest ways to fast track your success is to find somebody that you resonate with, someone who's achieved what you want to achieve, and pay them to help you get where you want to go.

I've had several mentors and coaches in my career, one of whom inspired me to write about this subject. This mentor was brilliant and, from the outside looking in, had "made it." They had the money, the authority, the fame, the house, the cars — everything that modern society defines as success.

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