HOW TO AVOID THE LONELINESS PITFALL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
In this week’s episode of #TheConfidencePodcast we’re chatting about:
- Understanding why we get lonely or feel overwhelmed as we pursue building our dream businesses
- Avoiding the stagnating pitfalls that can come with loneliness and knowing your own personal triggers
- Taking strategic action to avoid the loneliness pitfall and to connect in more authentic ways
In light of the impact that making a dive into entrepreneurship can make, this month I am hosting a special mentorship offer for anyone who decides to turn their passion into profit by joining arms with me and Beautycounter. If you are passionate about the environment, about beauty, about health and about demanding for better regulation about product safety laws, then Beautycounter has been waiting for your voice. I’ll personally help you leverage your passion and help you make an impact, and an income at the same time. Plus, this month, when you join forces in partnership with me, I’ll be investing in a special way in you – it’s so exclusive that I can’t even mention it on air, because I think too many people would jump in. This offer is for my go-getters, my action takers, my hustlers who want more and are ready to do it … shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTES ON LONELINESS:
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton)
Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. (Gretchen Rubin)
We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. (Dorothy Day)
FIRST, UNDERSTAND WHY WE GET LONELY IN THE FIRST PLACE
This can be multifaceted.
1). No one “gets” our vision
2). We work alone or we lead others and don’t feel like we have peers.
3). Leadership and pouring into a dream can be emotionally exhausting (we need to recharge with more intentionality than most people)
SECOND, KNOW WHAT LONELINESS DOES TO YOU
For everyone it’s a little different, but some of the ways loneliness expresses itself negatively is:
-Lack of motivation
-Loss of passion
-Feelings of inadequacy
-Feelings of overwhelm or underwhelm
-Self-induced pity-parties (no one works as hard as me, I’m the only one who doesn’t get this, etc. / pity self-isolates)
FINALLY, BE PROACTIVE ABOUT FIGHTING LONELY VIBES
Don’t be embarrassed that you’re lonely. It’s a natural human experience. Take action on what you can do and know that in doing so, you are better equipping yourself to thrive through your work.
Get out and connect with others.
Outsource and delegate when and where you can.
Work in public spaces.
Create real relationships online.
Invest in deep relationships in person.
Get involved in a mastermind.
Hire a coach.
Share your dreams and wins/whoas with your partner.
Know your WHY to why you do what you do.
Focus on the people you are positively impacting, even if you can’t see them. Every number is a name and every name has a story.
Read and connect with stories that spark your imagination and your drive (both fiction and non-fiction)
Be a good neighbor.
Focus on real connection.
Focus on slowing down and creating margin.
Focus on abundance.
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I’m unofficially starting to launch a high-level mastermind for motivated mombosses. I am limiting the group to 8 people and it will be an application process only. We will be starting late Fall or early 2019, but I will be taking applications starting in September, so if you are interested in applying, email me at email@example.com. The mastermind will include individual and group coaching, online as well as in person, with the goal to help you double your revenue and double your free time at the same time so that you can be both a better, more present mom and a better, more productive entrepreneur. I’m already dreaming about what the retreat weekends are going to look like for us and can’t wait to make this happen – it will be lifestyle changing and business changing! Qualifications: you must have clear revenue business goals, you must have clear lifestyle goals for you and your family, and you must be willing to prioritize this mastermind with a year-long commitment.
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Thank you doesn’t seem enough. I’m a strong, smart & successful working mum. I’ve shattered many glass ceilings in my life & in most cases bet the odds… BUT I’m still growing & self doubt is a constant battle. Thank god for you. Your words sink in & lift me out of my negative thoughts. It’s the self-care I turn to when the battle is wearing me down. Keep showing up. You are having an impact across the world (even down under!).