This feelin’ ….
Starting a business is one thing. Getting recognition and understanding from others is something completely different. You’re business is up and running and you spend every minute of your day on business related items. At this stage in developing your business you might ask the question:
Why does nobody seems to understand me? Why does nobody understand how important this is to me?
You have accomplished quite a bit so far and are well on your way developing your new business. Fact probably is – it may have begun consuming your life.
The impression you make to your friends and family might be, that you are losing interest in things outside of your business.. Things that seemed to be important to you now seem to be less important. You can’t join your friends going camping over the weekend because you need to monitor your servers and answer helpdesk tickets.
But you might be in a place with just a few others. Welcome to the Entrepreneurial Zone! This is a place where a few brave souls who started their own business understand what you are going through. This is a place full of energy, ideas and a lot of frustration. You are no longer using energy of your surroundings – you are creating energy. You are now going after something you believe in, something that has become part of your soul. Every moment of your life seems to be filled with thoughts about your business and what needs to be done next.
Maybe you explored and discovered your true self – the real you. It takes time to get used to the fact that you are self-employed. You are the boss. Some people eventually have fear about that and because of that they see you with different eyes. Remember – you are creating energy and not everyone understands that you are going through a transition.
To survive in the Entrepreneurial Zone, accept where you are and who you are. Do not apologize for being daring and trying to risk something. You have a goal. You will create your own space around these goals. Some people will understand, others will not. Life is like a book. Chapters come to an end, new ones start. Not everyone or everything fits into every chapter of life.