Happy Tuesday morning to you! What a night I had last night. I stayed up way too late for my comfort watching the DNC convention. But I’m awake and ready to go now 🙂
The other day I saw this meme and immediately knew that I wanted to write to you about it.
You may be surprised but most of my passion about business comes from the idea of not giving up – despite the struggles of being an entrepreneur.
I see so many small business owners fizzle out. Not because they’re lazy and not because they don’t have what it takes… but because it’s so damn complicated to run a business these days.
There are government regulations to abide by, employee laws you must follow, Facebook ad issues, website dilemmas, budget hiccups, “experts” filling up your inbox, and the thing that we dare not talk about…
There has recently been a little buzz about entrepreneurial depression, but I’m mostly interested in entrepreneurial sadness.
The depression bit is out of my league to talk about freely as I’ve never suffered from it and am not qualified in any way to talk about it. It’s a clinical issue that requires professional therapy and if you suffer from it then please reach out to a professional.
But Sadness… That Is Something I’ve Experienced in My 10+ Years in Being in Business.
It can get lonely. No one really gets how much there is to figure out, how much pressure we feel to succeed, how isolating it can be… except other entrepreneurs.
So today’s post is simple… I want you to know that we all suffer from sadness at times. We all question our choices at times. We all feel alone at times. We all wonder if we’re doing all we can to succeed at times. And we all wonder if we will succeed at times. And yes, even when we’ve “succeeded” we wonder if it will last.
But that doesn’t mean we quit. It doesn’t mean we stop pushing forward. It doesn’t mean we give up. It doesn’t mean we ignore these feelings. It means it’s part of our journey as business owners and it means we’re totally normal.
So be the surfboard – and know it’s okay to be a sad surfboard… but it’s not okay to think any less of yourself because of that.
PS – I know this can be a touchy subject so I don’t expect many comments about this… but if you have something to share, even just a kind word, I’d love it if you could leave a comment here for others to read.