The topic of today is dealing with entrepreneurial stress. Bit of a different one, right?
A lot of business owners are stressed – myself included just recently, because we’ve got so much going on, so many deadlines and so much that we want to accomplish.
And it is stressful, right – it can be stressful.
I’m not saying all the time you’re stressed in business, but definitely stress in entrepreneurship is huge.
Y’know, you have people that really feel the effects of…
The Pressure Of Running An Online Business
…and I think there’s many reasons for it of course.
Sometimes you’ve got your family depends on you, and you feel the stress because obviously they’re counting on you and relying on you.
Other times you’ve got bills to pay and outgoings, and that can be stressful. As your business grows you adopt different pressures and different stressors – you have a certain amount of money that you have to make to break even in your business, once your outgoings grow.
You have all these different pressures on your shoulders, and often as an entrepreneur…
Who Do You Really Have To Speak To About These Things, Dealing With Entrepreneurial Stress?
I was actually talking with Mandy, who’s basically one of my coaches I speak with every two weeks. She’s an incredible person and she’s like a bit of an accountability coach to me.
Yesterday she became sort of like a spiritual coach, which is something that I’ve never really experienced. I was talking to her about all these different things and how exciting the times are that we’re going through.
But ultimately, and I’ll be honest, I feel a lot of pressure and stress at the moment because of a variety reasons. Like I say, we’ve got a lot going on and there’s so much…
I Have Such A Big Vision For The Company, I Have Such Big Goals
I’m on a mission ultimately, as I’ve mentioned before.
It’s our mission to help 100,000 people to either start and/or grow their business using the internet. OK, and we’ve got very specific ways which we use, as a company, to do that.
And so, we’re on this huge mission and I’ve been scaling the business, growing the business – we moved into these twenty five hundred square foot offices that I’ve spent six figures on, in creating. And then we’ve got an amazing team of people all around the world, and yeah ultimately it can be stressful.
I was talking yesterday with Mandy about different ways of dealing with entrepreneurial stress and how other people cope with stress, and then I thought this would be a great topic to mention here today on The Drive.
So, A Couple Of Things That I’m Doing…
…(or will be doing, I should say) is:
1) My body feels tense at the moment, y’know.
I’ve realised I can feel that ache in my in my whole body like – I don’t really know how to explain it. It’s not like the ache from going to the gym. It’s like a whole body ache. If I turn my neck, I can feel like a crick in my neck and I can feel my shoulder blades at the back are really tight and stiff.
So, one of the things I’m going to be looking to do is have a massage maybe every couple of weeks or once a month…
Have A Massage, Like A Good 60 Minute Massage
…to really help my body relax.
2) And then another thing, that I’ve never really been able to do before – and I still don’t really know how I feel about it – but several several other business owners have mentioned to me (and these are people that have much bigger businesses than me) about meditation.
I’ve only ever been subjected to meditation once. That was when me and my fiancee went to this day spa once, and they had this meditation class. And to be honest it drove me crazy. I tried to sit there in complete silence and have a clear head and clear thoughts, and I couldn’t really do it to be honest.
My thoughts actually drove me insane. My head was too busy – I just literally had to get up and leave. But…
I’m Going To Try Some Guided Meditation
So that’s a couple of my new approaches for dealing with entrepreneurial stress, to help relax and help kind of wind down when I’m not in the office, and cope with the stress.
Do leave a comment and let me know how you feel about how to deal with entrepreneur stress, and if you feel stressed, and how you deal with it, and any advice you have.
I’d love to make this into a conversation that everyone can contribute to, because I’m sure I can’t be alone having stress as an entrepreneur.
So that is today’s Drive – Stress – what works for you in dealing with entrepreneurial stress? How do you cope with stress? And, y’know, how do you feel about it.
With that said, have a great day and I shall see you again in The New Best Way To Get Website Traffic Profitably Today – the next episode of The Drive.