It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. Before a business takes off, entrepreneurs often have to pour in 10-hour workdays, and do the jobs of an entire staff (since they can’t afford to hire just yet). But some entrepeeneurs thrive in this kind of pressure, and manage their stress levels very effectively. What’s their secret?
Remind yourself why you started this dream
It’s not easy but nothing worthwhile ever is. Remind yourself why you pursued this passion and what you hope to accomplish. Celebrate every success and see setbacks as opportunities and learning experiences.
Align your business with your values
You can choose a business based on what you love doing, what you are good at, or what your values are. That way no matter how tired you are, you enjoy your work, get a sense of satisfaction from using your skills, and feel proud of what you do.
Grow with your business
You are your own business. Everything can and will be done at your own pace. If you want to grow your business then you need to acquire the skills and the experience to run it effectively, too. Always invest in yourself, in terms of your network and your knowledge.
You also need to grow your concept of yourself as an entrepreneur. You may be a company with a handful of staff but make your operations as professional as possible, as if you were a multinational even. You may be a fulltime, hands-on mom, stage mom, soccer mom, but you are also a successful businessperson.