Being a Business Owner Doesn’t Mean You Have To Do This Alone
Feeling disconnected and isolated is a surprisingly common complaint amongst business owners, despite the advent and accessibility of hyper communities that are designed for membership and camaraderie.⠀
“I’m so relieved because I don’t have to do this alone.”⠀
Maslow create his Hierarchy of Needs way before the Internet. Like, way before. And yet nothing his changed – we are still humans, and we need the same things.
At the top of those needs is belonging and community. We are more connected than we have ever been, yet curiously more alone.
Feeling disconnected and isolated is a surprisingly common complaint amongst business owners, despite the advent and accessibility of hyper communities that are designed for membership and camaraderie.
But I think what these business owners are describing is not a lack of people, but the inability to share the experience. The hyper personalized business means that we have a greater challenge in relating to each other. No one else shares a stake in your specific thing, and so you don’t feel like the stakes mean anything to anyone else.
You should never have to do anything alone. Working alone makes everything 128% more difficult (totally proven stat).
Not because of workload, but because of all the second guessing, the extra motivation, the single set of eyes trying to see everything.
When my clients finally bite the bullet and hire me, one of the first things they feel is relief that they have someone else sharing their particular journey with them.
That’s what a good coach does. They become as invested in your success as you do. They gauge their worth on your progress (whatever that means to you). They see your business through your eyes – not through some lens that they hold up to everything because it’s the only perspective they’ve got.
I want my clients to see me as a partner, so I have to see their business as mine, too.
“OK, great Stephanie, but what if I’m not ready to hire a coach?”
Set up an accountability partner that listens to and gets to know you and your business. Stay small, with tight relationships. Highly focused and well facilitated masterminds can help as well. Go to where you can create relationships and have space to talk about you, and time to get known.
Whatever you do, don’t accept being alone. There’s a whole world out there feeling the same things you do.
Tell me in the comments…
I’m rooting for you! Let me know if you are feeling alone, and we can get a second set of eyes on your business!
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