So you’ve decided to set up your own business, but no one else seems to understand why. You are completely isolated, with no one to talk to, and you have very little access to guidance should you need support. Your family and friends don’t get what you’re doing and you’re putting in so much work that you never get the chance to socialize. The lifestyle of an entrepreneur can be very lonely.
The lack of support and feeling of loneliness is one of the major causes of stress for entrepreneurs!
Evidence has been growing that when our need for social relationships is not met, we fall apart mentally and even physically. There are effects on the brain and on the body. Some effects work subtly, through the exposure of multiple body systems to excess amounts of stress hormones.
This directly affects our business growth by enabling us to focus on what is going on within our business. Take for example when you need to sell your product or your service, what is one of the key things needed to sell this effectively? Your personality.
When you are stressed, when you are dealing with lack of support/loneliness, you’re unable to perform at your highest, your energy is low, you’re unable to speak/think rationally to convey the importance of your sale.
So what is the Top Killer Strategy to Eliminate Lack of Support/Loneliness
Remember who you are.
You might lose friendships/relationships because of your dedication to your business and that’s okay. When this happens, you may question your decisions or focus on your startup. Remember, your gifts are different from the gifts of others. The insatiable desire to innovate and create is both the curse and blessing of the entrepreneur.
There’s value in the process and there’s value in YOU as you are a unique individual doing something only 10% of people are driven & inspired to do! Take time to look for online and offline entrepreneurial communities whether it be on Facebook or through Meetup. Take the time to surround yourself with people who may be experiencing the same thing as you. Also, taking the time to do something that YOU love that requires you to leave the office or the comfort of your home at LEAST twice a week.
Therapeutic Strategy for Deeper Level Connection:
Work on boundaries! I created a worksheet helps you to understand your relationships and where your relationships may be displaying toxic energy and patterns that lead to an unhealthy connection. This helps you to perceive and understand your relationships at a higher level that can help you determine how to eliminate and reroute relationships to be healthier for you.
You can check the Resource to Success section to do this activity!