Three Ways to Avoid Being a Lonely Startup Owner
Starting a new venture in the business world is not an easy task. It takes time, effort, energy, money, and guts (just to name a few).
One of the greatest paths you can purse is starting a business. While having a start up is exciting, it can also be a very lonely experience. Because this is the case, so many people have come short of a dream that they have been wanting for years.
The good news is that you don’t have to stop going for the goal in your heart because you feel alone. There are ways avoid lonliness as the founder of a startup. Here are few things to consider.
Join Groups Online
There are a plethora of online options available for you to help you stay encouraged during the beginning stages of your start up. You can join countless Facebook and LinkedIn groups that offer great advice and ideas on how to get your business running and on how to keep it successful. Search out things that will give you the boost of confidence you need to keep moving forward.
Join a Meet Up
One issue with starting a business is that the people in your life may not understand you, which can be discouraging. By joining a local meet up, you will come face to face with people who are like-minded in their approach to life and business. You will make friends you can call on when you want to throw in the towel, and they will be that voice of reason to keep you on track.
Make a Vision Board
So many ventures have become great global successes by people who felt alone and didn’t have anyone to turn to. During those times, you have to stay focused. This is when things like a vision board or a personal journal will help you gain perspective on what it is you are doing and why you are doing it.
These are a few things you can do which many others have found helpful in their climb up the entrepreneurial latter. It is not always easy, but it is always worth it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.