The Lonely Entrepreneur

The Lonely Entrepreneur

Community User Blog | Posted by Tracy Noble - October 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm
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For years I worked in advertising and marketing with various print publications. I liked working in a larger company, but was never completely satisfied. After my daughter was born I found myself struggling with having to return to my stable office job or look into other options. With a supportive partner by my side, I began the long process of finding myself through countless courses, research and networking.

I wanted to put my skills, experience and expertise to good use. I wanted to be satisfied with myself and my work. I wanted to become a woman my daughter could aspire to become. My decision to start my own virtual assistance business came from my love of work, myself and my family. I take great pride in being able to offer small businesses and other entrepreneurs marketing and communication services.

All this aside, there are days in which I feel very lonely in my work. There is no one beside me to talk out my frustrations with or ask a question to. There are no coffee breaks unless my dog needs to go out. And finally, when all my friends are discussing their days at work, no one asks me about my day because they don't think I am working. 

Being an entrepreneur is a misunderstood career choice for many. So as my friends talk about their days I simply smile and think of how grateful I am for not only being able to start a business, but that because of it I have been fortunate enough to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs who at one point or another have probably felt just as lonely.

So, while I may be a lonely entrepreneur, I am also a happy entrepreneur. I will let my business' success speak for itself. Right now, my own pride in what I have accomplished so far is what keeps me going. I work hard every day and it's paying off.

 

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Camille Boivin
November 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm
An idea you might enjoy are communal workspaces. These can be hugely supportive communities, and as an entrepreneur, you might pay a membership fee and have access to that workspace for various hours of the month. Not only is it good for becoming a socially happy entrepreneur, but it's awesome for networking too. Good luck! ~Cam
Patrick GE Martin
April 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm
Think Maytag - It's lonely at the top.