This spot is usually reserved for some commentary on popular software or business practices, but not this time. We came across an article written in 2013 that’s still frighteningly accurate today and relevant to business owners everywhere: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/jessica-bruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html
No matter the size of your business, business ownership is a roller coaster ride. You get to enjoy the benefits of being the decision maker, but you also wear all the responsibility for this empire you have created. That can take its toll.
Kate Toon has just published a booked called Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur that shares her business success despite not following the rules. It’s a refreshing look at building a business on your own terms, when you’re surrounded by six figure mastermind courses, startup pressures and hustle. https://www.katetoon.com/writing/books/confessions-of-a-misfit-entrepreneur-2/
We don’t talk enough about the mental health of business owners. We live in Facebook world of publishing our successes and keeping our failures to ourselves. You’re fortunate if you connect with other business owners where you can have real conversations about how things are going and how you are feeling. Just remember that you get to see the highlights reel of others’ business success and not all of their challenges.
If you need to talk to someone, contact Lifeline in Australia 24hrs a day on 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/