One of the things I hear time after time from entrepreneurs, including myself, is that it’s lonely. This is especially true for solo-preneurs. You started your business to do the work you love. You quickly learned there is a lot more to it than just that. As I’ve referenced before, you are accountant, sales, marketing, and everything else.
What happens, is your business starts to own you, rather than you owning it. And what follows is that you spend far too much time working ‘on’ the business and less and less on working ‘in’ the business doing what you love. You also tend to pull away from social activities because there is always something that needs your attention. You may even pull back from your family. More than one entrepreneur mother has told me she felt she’d been neglecting her children. For me, it was my family and friends.
I’ve learned three things that have been immensely helpful.
So, here is my challenge. Take tonight off from work. Sit down with these three simple items, and map out how you’re going to make these changes. Let me know what you’ve done and how it’s worked out for you. I’d love to hear!
Andrea made the choice to leave the corporate world in May 2013 to pursue her dreams.