The focus of Mental Health Week in the UK this year was loneliness, and it’s a really important conversation for us to have as entrepreneurs.
Loneliness is one of the biggest reasons why I started the Female Entrepreneur Association. I felt so lonely building a business, like I just didn’t belong. I felt like there were very few people who understood what I was going through.
In a study about entrepreneurship, more than 50% of the CEOs interviewed shared that they had felt lonely at some point in their business journey. In reality, it’s probably so much more than 50% who truly feel lonely and isolated.
Another study into this topic found that CEOs who feel lonely are also a lot more likely to burn out. There’s so much pressure as a business owner, and it’s so easy to get in your own head about how you’re feeling and what you’re doing, especially when you have no one to talk to about what’s going on.
Building a business is an emotional rollercoaster, so I wanted to share 5 tips that can help if you’ve been struggling with feeling lonely as you’re building your business.
If you want to surround yourself with amazing people, who get what you’re going through and are on the same journey as you, come join us inside the Female Entrepreneur Association Members’ Club!
It’s an amazing community and a safe space where you will feel seen, heard and supported. You don’t have to go through this journey on your own – we’re here ready to be your support system at every step of the way.