Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. You don’t get a steady paycheck and there can be a lot of failures on your way to success. So, it’s normal to get depressed at times. But, most don’t talk about it. There is still a lot of shame around it and intense pressure to put your best face forward on Facebook and other social media sites. But, the truth is that while 7% of the general population in the United States suffers from depression, 30% of entrepreneurs suffer from it. And it can be quite severe, even deadly in some instances-even for highly “successful” entrepreneurs.
Since most entrepreneurs don’t talk about depression, it can be very isolating and embarrassing if and when you find yourself feeling depressed over your business. This is exactly what happened to me, Ellen Violette. So, when I discovered that this is a huge problem in the entrepreneurial community, I decided it was time to bring it out of the shadows and help entrepreneurs maneuver through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship with the knowledge and the support needed to make it through and enjoy the success they deserve for all their hard work. And, that is the purpose of this book.
The 17 stories of inspiration and hope shared in this book include dealing with: