How can founders avoid burnout?

We at Malpani Ventures like to work very closely with the founders we invest in

And at times, we see ups and downs, highs and lows in our founders' lives

Being an investor, and a partner on your journey, we can only do so much to help you on your path; most of the heavy lifting is inside the founder's mind and heart

Siddharth Shah, our VC Associate who deals with all our founders has shared his brief pointers on how founders can avoid burnout?

How can founders deal with burnout?

Prevent it from happening

Work lesser hours, but be more productive
Let go of the fallacy of multitasking
Master the art of delegation
Take care of physical and mental health

Secondly, if it happens
Identify what caused burnout?

Lack of passion
Misaligned expectations
Lack of self-care
Cofounder conflicts

Take steps to counter the burnout

Take a break, disconnect
Realign expectations, meet halfway
Rely on external support, therapy or your network
Rejoin by taking baby steps

This might still not help you at times, and your best bet is to take a break and seek help

But always remember, a founder's mental health and wellbeing is the most important metric for the success of a business

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