The dark side of entrepreneurship!
In today’s blog post I want to talk about a topic that is very overlooked when it comes to success and entrepreneurship, and that is depression.
Feeling depressed it’s something that I have never had to deal with before. Since being in entrepreneur I have felt signs of depression on multiple occasions. Now with that being said, I’m not a negative person nor am I a depressed face walking around the streets. I still am the happy and the positive guy I’ve always been but something has changed and there’s something on my standards and my vision. When I think about my vision I really get inspired, I want to do to more, I want to work more, I want to give it my best. Every day, every minute, every second all the time 24/7. Being an entrepreneur isn’t this great thing, that puts you on a pedestal and makes you invincible.
Here is what entrepreneurship is about:
Figuring out how to survive in business
Trying not to stress out
Don’t get me wrong, I love being on the journey to becoming who I want to be one day, and I love being an entrepreneur, and you know what? It feels pretty good to be able to say, I’m an entrepreneur and knowing that you are not bullshitting anyone, but you are speaking about your reality.
So let me talk more about depression.
I have never been diagnosed as depressed, so what I am talking about is what I felt, and not what a doctor told me. I am currently struggling with so many things at the same time, and I am realizing that entrepreneurship is bigger than I thought.
I’m starting my first business, so I have no idea how to make this work, but I am very good prepared, and I am certain that my business will not just survive, but succeed.
All these things that I have to deal with on a daily basis, aren’t always fun, but they are part of the game, and yes I feel overwhelmed. I usually work from 6 am,7 am in the morning, to around 1 am, 2 am, but there are days on which I don’t want to work when it’s 8 pm.
Very easy, because I feel stressed out, overwhöemde, negative, and depressed. I am pretty sure a doctor would never tell me that I was depressed, and maybe I am not, but this feeling is really real, and I am starting to accept it as part of being an entrepreneur.
I just wanted to let you guys know, that it is ok to feel depressed, and t feel like you can’t handle it all. Make sure to take a deep breath, and do something that calms you down.
You don’t have to work 16 hours every day if you are overwhelmed, and afraid of so many things.
Take a deep breath, and everything will be ok.
I really appreciate you guys taking the time to read this!