You're not crazy, you're an entrepreneur. Keeping your head when everyone thinks you've lost it
By Tricia Scott
So, your friends think you've lost your mind, your partner keeps giving you sideways glances across the table and your family are wondering who did what with their daughter/ granddaughter/ sister/ mother.
Ah yes, you've realised you want to start your own business. You've made a decision in your own life that you want more. More freedom, more success, more money, more self-worth. Whatever the reasons (it could be all of them and a hundred on top) you are here.
Or perhaps you're already in business, you're doing it. Out there, getting visible and telling the world how awesome your product is but...
You feel a bit, lost.
Lonely even if the truth is really known. Before this you had a decent life, people got that you went to work 9-5 every day and that you came home and watched TV, ate dinner you know, the regular stuff that everyone does.
Now they don't really get you. The still love you, of course, but something has changed. You're not just existing anymore, you're working towards something bigger. Your mindset has shifted and with it your focus on whats important to you. You're reading the books, watching the youtube tutorials and living and breathing your idea. So whats up with the negative nancies??
It's important to know you are not alone here. It happens all the time. Many (most) of the entrepreneurs I talk to have experienced this very thing and it's more common than you realise. The people around you are used to you behaving and being a certain way, its habit. Human beings don't handle change all that well, it takes time, patience and sometimes a good heart to heart to appeal to the human in human nature. Those who love you will always have your back, remember that, and those who persist with negativity? Well..
Seriously, you are here because you want more, and you deserve it too. We're all in the same boat, this community exists to empower each other. We get it, we get you. An entrepreneurial mindset isn't for everyone and that's totally ok, but it is for us. You don't need to explain to us why you're reading another book on marketing, or why you skipped breakfast to go to a networking event but you can tell us what you're reading and if its any good and you can share your networking success with us. We're here to cheer you on and help you to overcome whatever roadblocks get thrown up along the way.
Join in the conversations in The Community, talk to us about whats bugging you and get it off your chest. Celebrate your successes with us. Learn from each other and help one another out. You are here because you are ready, or you are changing or advancing and wherever you are, we are here for you.
You are never alone here, I believe in you.