Burnout - a tale as old as time. If you are an entrepreneur, burnout is one phenomenon you know you will experience a couple of times in your journey to building a successful business. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental fatigue brought on by prolonged and extreme stress. It happens when you are overburdened, emotionally depleted, and incapable of coping with everyday demands.
Serial entrepreneur and investor, Danny Cortenraede, asks “What sets winning companies apart from the rest?”
Founding a company that survives its first year in business is an accomplishment in itself. With rampant inflation and sharp increases in owners' costs, the economic landscape is daunting. To create a business that not only survives but thrives is a rarity. Imagine, therefore, what it takes to build a company, from the ground up, that generates millions in revenue.
Many of us live in a fast-paced world filled with highly processed food, high levels of stress and sedentary lifestyles. Yet, all this takes its toll on our bodies and many find themselves dealing with chronic health problems as early as their early 20s. While the majority of doctors seem to find the solution in the form of a pill, one doctor is taking a different approach.
Converting our dreams into action can be a terrifying leap of faith. In fact, so debilitating that many only take the step after being forced by circumstance. The worldwide pandemic has provided just such circumstances.
Robin Rivera, CEO of Robin Rivera Global, puts this belief at the core of what she does each day. And she’s right; we can’t go through the motions of life without a dream. So many people know they contain enough colour and vigour in them to paint the whole world. And yet, many of us are still trying to figure out a way to do so.
Starting a business takes a lot of courage, grit, and determination. As a solopreneur, you’ll find yourself taking on a lot of roles because you don’t yet have the financial capacity to employ people that will take the burden off you. Don’t fret, it’s merely a stage, and it’s totally fine to adopt the solopreneur business model as you begin your entrepreneurial journey.