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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Mar 5, 2018

Working at your own pace, at a time when you want, and at a place where you get inspired are all perks of being an entrepreneur. While working for yourself can be exciting, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed or burned out, especially when dealing with challenging or difficult tasks. Due to these factors, you may be tempted to throw in the towel and quit. If this is how you feel, you may be going through entrepreneurial burnout.

On this episode, we’re discussing why entrepreneurs are at a higher risk of burnout. We’ll also share the essence of focusing on the things you can control, the importance of belonging to a community, and why you need to remember the core reason why you’re doing what you do.


When you’re feeling uninspired or unmotivated day after day after day, you know that it’s time to make a change.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • How to know if you’re at risk of burning out
  • How to determine the good stress from the bad
  • Where to start making changes
  • How to make the transition
  • Why being an entrepreneur can be lonely
  • Why you should be part of an “in person” group with similar struggles
  • The significance of knowing the “in your perfect world” scenario
  • Other possible sources of burnout


How to Recover from Entrepreneurial Burnout:

  1. Notice the signs early.
  2. Commit to making a change.
  3. Connect with other people in person.
  4. Remember your purpose.


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