The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You
Sherry Walling, Rob Walling
Learn how to stay sane, keep your s**t together, and ensure both you and your business thrive for years.
You run a business. And running a business is hard. It can ruin your health. It can ruin your relationships. It can ruin your life.
But only if you don’t equip yourself for the journey.
The burden of responsibility, the weight of stress and the loneliness of running your business are a far cry from your friends who work salaried jobs. The stress and loneliness are real. Sometimes too real. The path of least resistance is to let the stress and isolation of starting, running and growing a business infiltrate most aspects of your life.
Trust us, we’ve seen it. Over and over we’ve watched our fellow entrepreneurs succumb to the mental toll and chaos of running a business. We’ve also experienced it firsthand as we’ve launched and grown our own businesses.
Odds are good that you’ve been overwhelmed at some point.
Maybe you’ve tried talking to your spouse. That can work for a while… but your spouse is not your therapist. And placing them in this role inevitably leads to misunderstandings, fatigue and arguments.
Maybe you’ve talked to friends. But if they aren’t entrepreneurs, they likely don’t understand what you’re going through.
Or maybe you’ve read self help books only to find that books about stress management typically don’t take into account the unique experience of entrepreneurs. Or they’re ‘lifehacks’ written by a blogger with no formal training or credentials, offering advice based on anecdotes, not science.
Why do I need this book?
You want to invest in yourself (and consequently, your business).
You want to learn proven strategies, tactics and techniques to overcome the challenges that cause you heartburn and headaches.
You want to get off the treadmill of stress, anxiety and isolation that entrepreneurship brings.
You want to prevent burnout, depression, isolation, and the emergence of damaging coping strategies and self-sabotaging choices.
Every aspect of this book is a pairing of psychological expertise with decades of entrepreneurial experience. Here are just a few things you will take away from this book:
New ways to deal with the freedom, responsibility and existential fear that go along with being an entrepreneur
How to overcome the single biggest challenge every entrepreneur faces
How a single shift in mindset can make a lifelong difference in your success, happiness and fulfillment
Why knowing yourself and where you came from is crucial to your success
How to succeed as an entrepreneur no matter your personality type
How to keep stress from ruining your life and relationships
Identifying and dealing with depression, anxiety, burnout, ADHD and other common psychological burdens
How to get more things done – and faster – by dealing with procrastination, distraction and muddled priorities
Staying connected with your significant other, friends and key colleagues
How to deal with overwhelming success and (seemingly) massive failures
How to find personal calm in the midst of chaos
And much more...