What’s A Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur Like?
Flash cars. Big houses. Bigger paycheques. The entrepreneur life certainly sounds glamourous – but is it really all that it’s made out to be?
While some entrepreneurs that launch uber-successful businesses might be living up to these expectations, others are not so lucky. And even then, there is no right or wrong way to run a business, so every entrepreneur’s day-to-day life will be slightly different.
That being said, there are some common features you should be aware of before your take the plunge. This blog will go through what to expect in your new life and provide some helpful advice on how to handle it.
When you do decide to start your business, Launch You can help. Its world-class programmes help entrepreneurs prepare, launch, and grow their online businesses. You can find out more about Launch You here.
It’s a rollercoaster ride
A lot of entrepreneurship is trial and error. Getting things right and (mostly) wrong can be tough, particularly when you’re going through several ups and downs in one day.
A decent portion of your 9-to-5 will be dedicated to putting out fires, whether they’re threatening to topple your business or just need an easy fix.
With Launch You, however, you don’t have to worry about uncertainty. It will provide you with a blueprint for business success in the form of resources, strategic consulting and support at every stage of your business’ journey.
No more peaks and troughs – it’s all up from here.
It can be stressful
Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate. Not only do they have to deliver the services and manage the rest of the business, like finances and marketing, they normally do it on their own.
Most entrepreneurs also start out in home offices working long hours, and this social isolation paired with that level of stress can quickly begin to take a toll.
There are lots of ways to manage stress as an entrepreneur such as:
Achieving a clear work-life balance and taking time outside of workday for yourself
Ensuring you aren’t being a perfectionist and knowing when tasks are completed to the best of your ability
Prioritizing getting your finances under control (this is usually the biggest stressor)
Learning what the signs of stress are so you can monitor and protect your mental health
Launch You can help ease the strain, too. Its huge community of successful entrepreneurs can provide helpful advice on how to make your business run smoothly and how to manage your stress.
“One of the first things I noticed when I started ICE Cleaning is how much time I naturally dedicated to it. When you’re passionate about something, it will consume your life without you even realising. But you need to find ways to separate life and work, or it’ll start having a negative impact on your business.” – Zac Hemming
You have lots of different things to learn
Starting a business based on a field you’re an expert in? That knowledge will only get you so far.
You will also need to become a maestro of branding, lead generation and regulations, among other things, so you can run the business.
If you don’t find the time to study up, you could be putting your business at risk. For example, you might be running ineffective marketing campaigns or have a poor business model, which are some of the biggest causes of startups going under.
Launch You provides entrepreneurs with the training and resources that cover every area of running a business. It’ll give you all the knowledge you need to quickly launch and grow your business from scratch.
No two days are the same
It might be a cliché, but it’s true. There will always be fresh challenges, new opportunities and big problems to contend with. This mix of inspiring and difficult days is shared by all entrepreneurs - even when you do become successful, it won’t necessarily be plain sailing.
On those lousy days where you’re putting out fires, putting in place quick fixes, and trying to strategise your way out of a crisis, you need to remind yourself of why you started the business in the first place.
And don’t forget: an essential characteristic of being a good entrepreneur is the ability to endure the ups and downs of running a business.
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“Even as an experienced entrepreneur, Launch You taught me so much. The training really rounded out my knowledge, particularly when it comes to branding, and I regularly use the community to network with other business leaders.” – Zac Hemming