Self-care

Warning signs of entrepreneur stress

Even though I’m a big proponent of self-care, there are times when I take better care of my dog than I do of myself. I love my dachshund dearly and am very attuned to her needs. For instance, she loves her daily walks and I only skip them in inclement weather. She has a couple […]

Why Entrepreneurs Should Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day reminds entrepreneurs that we’re connected to nature. This week we celebrate Earth Day and it made me ponder how disconnected entrepreneurs can be from our environment. In my home on Long Island, New York, early Spring is beautiful. Tulip stems are fully formed. Shrubs are coming back to life and sprouting leaves. And […]

How entrepreneurs can stay focused during hard times

Whether it’s political turmoil, a covid pandemic, or a natural disaster – current events can make it tough for entrepreneurs to stay on task. Solo entrepreneurs have additional challenges because there’s no boss demanding we turn off the 24/7 television news channel or quit checking comments in our Facebook feed. To be successful, it’s essential […]

How to Cope with Anxiety as an Entrepreneur

If you have anxiety, you are not alone. Several years ago, I attended a family reunion and reconnected with cousins that I hadn’t seen for thirty years. I was shocked to learn that anxiety – something that I’ve struggled with throughout my life – was rampant throughout my family tree. According to the Anxiety and […]

Resilience and covid-19 business recovery

What is resilience? Psychological resilience your ability to adapt in the face of adversity, tragedy, trauma and/or everyday stress. Resilience does not mean that you face adversity or illness without pain or distress. Instead, resilience means that you “bounce back” and rebuild your life despite your feelings of grief, anger and disappointment. I remember this […]

13 Ways Solopreneurs Can Stay Mentally Healthy During the Coronavirus

Greetings from a former Covid epicenter! I live on Long Island, New York. At the beginning of April, Long Island had less than 1 percent of the U.S. population and more than 9 percent of the known cases of covid. Suffolk County, where I live, has a population of less than 1.5 million and has […]

Conquering Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome is the fear of being exposed as a fraud – despite external evidence of your accomplishments.​ You do not feel worthy of success due to your skills, knowledge and expertise. Instead, you credit your success to luck, personal connections, or a mistake.​ Do you have Imposter Syndrome? In The Secret […]

How to Keep Your Resolutions in 2020

Making New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part. According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80 percent of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, says US clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani. This article explores what you can do to […]

19 Ways to Cope with Anxiety as an Entrepreneur

If you have anxiety, you are not alone. Several years ago, I attended a family reunion and reconnected with cousins that I hadn’t seen for thirty years. I was shocked to learn that anxiety – something that I’ve struggled with throughout my life – was rampant throughout my family tree. According to the Anxiety and […]

Dealing with Disappointment in a Business

All business owners deal with disappointment Failure, frustration and disappointment are very familiar concepts to small business owners. Our websites break. Our new-and-improved product doesn’t sell. Or our spouse is hospitalized and we miss an important deadline. Disappointment is a part of life. Disappointment is the downside of planning Let’s be honest. Planning can be […]

Dealing with change in your business

Accept that change is going to happen Change, however difficult, is a part of life. I have children in their 20s. I watched their journey from helpless to walking, starting school, driving, graduating, dating, starting businesses, and more. Each new step — even when it felt like a loss to me — was a move […]

How to keep your business running when you are sick

Surgery on a small business owner This blog post shares lessons I’ve learned during the last 10 weeks as a small business owner recovering from knee replacement surgery. It surprised me to learn that recovering from surgery is much like being an entrepreneur. For instance: You can’t be totally prepared. I don’t know any entrepreneur […]

How do you deal with stress as an entrepreneur

10 ways entrepreneurs can deal with stress It’s been another horrendous week in the United States. There have been many discussions among my fellow entrepreneurs about how we can run our businesses — and deal with the stress of mass shootings, domestic terrorism, hatred toward minorities, and nasty political advertisements. While these events aren’t not […]

How to manage a small business when you’re sick

Can your business survive if you’re sick? Most small business owners are like energizer bunnies. They work long hours and handle sales, marketing, accounting, fulfillment, website management, social media and more. So how do you manage a small business when the owner gets sick? This article shares what happened to me and what I did […]

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