🍵Customer Success Burnout: 4 Daily Challenges You Might Be Facing (And How to Overcome Them)
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As a Customer Success pro, it sometimes feels like you're in charge of anything that comes your way. Even for things you have no control over.
And when that happens, you're the one left picking up the pieces.
The key here is to tackle the issues before they get worse.
Here are 4 daily challenges I know you might be facing and how you can overcome them fast before it burns you out:
1/ Feeling like a dumping ground
Problem: you become responsible for everything,
from administration to contract signature.
Frustrating to feel like your role is a catch-all for everyone else's responsibilities.
You want to focus on your customers, but administrative tasks keep pulling you down.
Solution: speak up.
If you start feeling exhausted, have a conversation with your manager.
Find a way to delegate or help improve the processes.
Sometimes all that you need is a quick chat with your boss to get your concerns addressed.
2/ Dealing with difficult customers
Problem: no matter how great your product or service is,
some customers are never happy.
Negative feedback can be hard to hear.
Especially when you know how much effort you've put in.
It can also be stressful to feel like you're the only one who can solve a problem.
Solution: remember that you're not alone.
Reach out to your team for support.
Seek advice. Connect with your peers.
Don't let a few tough situations take you down.
3/ Lack of control
As a customer success manager, you're the primary point of contact for your customers.
Problem: you don't have control
over the entire customer experience.
It can be frustrating to take the blame for things that are out of your hands.
It's not fair to feel like you're always on the defensive, trying to explain why something went wrong.
Solution: Communicate more often.
Keep everyone on the same page, from the customer to the rest of your team.
If you can't control a situation, be transparent with everyone involved.
Let them know what you're doing to try to fix it.
Don't let things spiral out of control.
Problem: being a customer success manager can become
a tough job leading to burnout.
And it’s more common than you might think.
It can be exhausting to feel like you're putting out fires and trying to find time to do the things you enjoy.
Solution: take care of yourself.
Taking care of yourself isn't a cliché, it's critical.
Make sure to:
take regular breaks.
get enough sleep.
go have a 15-min walk.
set boundaries to avoid saturation.
You can't be there for your customers or anyone else if you're not taking care of yourself, first.
And remember: you're not alone!
We're all in this together.
So, if you're feeling overwhelmed, the best recommendation I can give you is to speak up and ask for help.
If you don't like how things are, change it.
You’re not a tree! - Jim Rohn.
I’ll speak to you again next week.
Until then, please - take care of yourself before anything else!
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