I had a coffee with an old friend of mine this morning who also owns his own business. After half a cup of coffee into our conversation, he turns to me and says….
“You know, you were right. Being a business owner can be really lonely.”
Having a support network is going to be critical to your success in business. You need those people in your life who will let you just talk while they listen – even when you don’t make any sense, even when you’re scared, even when you don’t know what to do next. AND – you need to allow yourself to start talking out those fears, insecurities and unknowns.
Get out of your head. Start talking. Sometimes just hearing the words come out of your own mouth will make whatever situation you’re working through become more clear for you.
If you don’t have that person in your life, find them. That may be your significant other, if you have one. Don’t be afraid to tell them that you need a supportive ear. Your other half, if they are like most, is going to want to help. Sometimes that mean that they are going to want to fix whatever you’re experiencing. I encourage you to remind them that sometimes you just need to be able to talk, and that you don’t always need action from them, just to listen.
If you don’t have that person in your life, remember that your accountability partner in RAMP UP may be that person for you. Talk to them. Ask them questions. Talk out what you’ve got cooking in your head.
Then return the favor, listen. Ask your accountability partner questions, let them know that you are there to listen if they want to talk out the issues they are facing in their business.
As we all go on this insane journey of running our own business, it’s important that we support one another. Remember that we are all here to serve our communities, we are all here to create a better life for ourselves and our families, we are all just trying to do and be better.
Wishing you joy and abundance today and always,
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