Running a Business is Really Hard 🛑
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What they don’t tell you is that it is mentally draining and potentially leads to severe anxiety, stress and depression in even the most laid-back people. People will talk about you, compare you to others, use you, they will view you as a service and not a person anymore.
You have to worry about if you forget to phone/message someone back, are they going to think it was on purpose? Did you disappoint them? Will they hold that against you? When in reality, you just can’t get to everyone’s messages and emails sometimes.
You have the continuous stress of whether your business is making enough profit, if you have made enough to pay the bills, pay the wages, scrape by.
Starting up and running a successful business puts incredible strain on personal lives and relationships, sometimes causing them to breakdown and fail because there just is no work-life balance when starting a new business.
You need to be the director, the worker, the admin, the marketing team, the accountant, the cleaner….. All whilst being a parent, a husband or a wife, family support, friend… you don’t get to go home and forget about it, it’s a 24/7 thing that’s on your mind, even if your ill yourself.
There’s a reason you don’t see many people succeed in small businesses after 5-10 years. It takes a toll. It’s freaking exhausting, especially the past two years. Here’s a small reminder that we are just normal people with hectic lives. Be kind, be patient….. and hopefully, more of us will stick around!
I copied this from a friend and thought it was pretty spot on with regards to most small businesses. Please remember to support local businesses in 2022. We are all in this together.