Everything Becomes Magnified

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Everything becomes magnified when you are the the business owner. It's you that has to meet the payroll, make sure the clients are happy, maintain good relationships with your suppliers and distributors and be the Chief Marketing Officer.  All these things get "bigger" when it's your company.

How do you handle them without working 70 hours or more a week? How do you maintain the kind of relationships you want and need with your spouse, family, and friends? How do you keep from dropping over at an early age because of stress.

I suggest you ignore people who tell you to compartmentalize your life. You know – keep work separate from your home life. You won't be able to pull it off and in the end, life outside of work will suffer. You don't have different lives. You have one life. Allow yourself, your family and friends to be part of all of it.

Let me suggest a few ideas for dealing with the emotional ups and downs of running a small business. There are the usual ones pertaining to eating right and exercising. We all know that. But, here are some I think are important that you might not be practicing.

  1. Don't allow yourself to become isolated from old friends. It's really easy to let this happen. I found myself seeing good friends less and less as I was building my first business. I didn't feel like we had as much in common as we once did. That was a mistake. Take the time to nurture those relationships for your emotional and mental well being.
  2. Don't let minor problems and frustrations escalate into "big deals" that sap your energy. Breathe and let them go. Work at maintaining your perspective.
  3. I personally will not work with obsessively negative or passive aggressive people. I find them to be sucking black holes of energy and I stay as far away from them as possible. 
  4. Take time for yourself every day away from your desk to think. Keep something with you to take notes with when you're hit with an inspiration.
  5. Know when to ask for help. You don't always have to be right. You'll make mistakes. You need to concentrate on being right as much as possible about the things that are a "big deal."

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