Working for yourself can be a blast. It’s the ultimate goal – you work your own schedule, you’re your own boss, and at the end of the day the profit from your hard work is all yours.
But I know from personal experience that it rarely goes quite like that
Alongside the independence comes exhaustion, overwhelm, anxiety and fear. Entrepreneurs are often struggling to juggle a business life with family life. You’re under pressure to balance budgets, impress investors and provide an exceptional service for clients. All while striving to be the partner and parent you always planned to be.
You may struggle with self-confidence and feeling stuck, while trying to appear strong on the outside. Perhaps you play it small, for fear of being visible if you really begin to shine.
Can you really have it all though?
I believe that entrepreneurs work so hard on their businesses, that they let their mental wellbeing suffer. Research shows that more than 92% of entrepreneurs mostly or completely identify themselves and their worth with their business. Their sense of identity outside of their business has been almost completely eroded! This means their relationships suffer, their physical and mental health suffer, and they leave themselves at high risk of burnout, anxiety and depression.