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You’ve worked hard at becoming a leader. The challenge is that to stay a leader; you must “stay the course.” But, everyone needs downtime. Burnout not only affects the individual; but can cause severe damage to your business as well. Here are 5 top ways to find balance in your professional life.

5. Set Realistic Expectations

Everyone wants to achieve greatness. To accomplish that, you must set realistic goals. As you reach these, adjust the bar higher. The feeling of success will provide the fuel you need to move forward.

4. Get Comfortable Saying No

Keep your vision in mind when looking at taking on new projects. Even if the proposal seems interesting, consider how it fits into your overall business strategy.

3. Ignore The Guilt

To be number one, you have to put a lot of hours into your work. Demand downtime for yourself and leave the guilt at the door.

2. Don't Micromanage

The people you hire represent your team. They are there to support you. Thus, fight the urge to micromanage. Trust their workload and their work.

1. Delegate

When you trust your employees, you’ll have little problems delegating responsibilities. Delegation shows your employees that you have faith in them. That can go a long way towards productivity and a successful business.

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