Because I can work from practically anywhere, it’s tempting to stay in my office at home, writing, researching, discovering something new. The problem is that these things don’t bring me business, but they can make me more prepared for my clients and future customers.
What I need to do, and what I think most people in business should do is to get out of your office and meet people.
In this post, I am writing a little “Monday Motivation” for all you men and women in your business who find the day’s and week’s activities are a little daunting and overwhelming. We all face the stress of a new week and maybe you’re struggling with disbelief.
Your business is about a product, service, or idea that is unique and different than anyone else in the marketplace. At some point, you have run into a crisis. This crisis is believing that what you are doing is worth it, is working, and you are being effective. Really you are struggling with disbelief.
Entrepreneurs know that there are lots to focus on when building a business from scratch. If you’re like me your main concern is to build up the business by getting more clients to provide your services and expertise to more people. It’s crucial because money in the bank is oxygen for your business.
Therefore, entrepreneurs might focus on this area of your business the most. But, as an entrepreneur, you should not forget this one thing.
For years I’ve worked in corporate jobs where I got used to the routines of going to my office, interacting with coworkers, and the camaraderie that it built. In my last corporate job, I loved going to work where my boss was awesome to work for and my colleagues were the best around. It felt like family with the holiday dinners and birthday celebrations. All that changed when we were downsized and I got the opportunity to build my own business and become an entrepreneur. Almost overnight my morning commute was shortened to a walk down to my basement office and I was the only one I’d see all day. It was then that I had to learn how to battle loneliness in entrepreneurship.
The transition was, and still is, hard to deal with. Even though I was home I felt like I was in some sort of solitary confinement and the lack of social interaction was jarring to say the least. My wife would go to work where her lunches were often catered by sales reps in her industry. I’d be left with leftovers from the night before or the basic lunch of a sandwich. In this post I’ll share what I learned and how you can succeed in your entrepreneurship journey.