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3 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Deal With COVID

Building a business for yourself is hard enough.

But add the stress and uncertainty of a global pandemic, and things go to the next level.

Now is actually a great time to be an entrepreneur because it puts you in control of your success and allows you to build your own job security.

But being an entrepreneur during the craziness of COVID doesn’t come without its challenges. It’s a strange and stressful time to be building your business. We’re right there with you. We understand the stress and uncertainty and feelings of overwhelm that come from going down the entrepreneurial path during COVID.

Here are three things that have helped us stay centered that will help all entrepreneurs deal with COVID:

My wife Blake made a video about this which you can see below. If you want more content like this then make sure to subscribe to the Be Your Own Boss Podcast Youtube Channel where my wife Blake and I teach you how you can be your own boss.

Turn off the news

With so much division and negativity in the world, watching, listening, or reading the news can be a serious drain on your emotional energy. It might sound crazy, but you have to do what’s best for you. And for many people, that means turning off the news or seriously cutting down your news consumption. You’ll likely be amazed at how much you don’t miss the noise and distraction.

Find a safe space.

With everyone spending so much time at home, it can be difficult to have a space for yourself. Find a safe space that is just for you — your bedroom, a closet, your backyard, anywhere — and retreat there when you need to clear your head and have a few minutes to yourself. Even just a few minutes listening to music or being by yourself can restore your energy and stabilize your emotions.

Blake and I made lots of mistakes during our entrepreneurial journey and learned things the hard way, but you don’t have to. Whether you are considering going off on your own or you already have, this will be a valuable resource for you. Download our PDF on the 7 things you need to master if you want to be a successful entrepreneur.

Stay in the moment

It’s easy to get caught up in all the unknowns of the future. We can’t control what will happen next month or even next week, but we can control how we feel in the moment. Be where your feet are and stop your brain from fast-forwarding and imagining what could happen. Take a deep breath, focus on what you can control, and stay in the moment.

These three tips can help entrepreneurs navigate the difficult terrain of COVID and sustain you in a difficult time. Although the current situation is stressful and difficult, taking time to breathe and calm down can reset your emotion level and set you up for success.

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