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sometimes building your own business feels like you're alone on an island

building a business on your own can be a lonely experience. if you don’t have investors or co-founders, it can feel like you’re all alone on an island. the responsibility is entirely on your shoulders. all the schedule slips, accounting problems, bugs to fix, presentations to plan are all on your to do list. there’s no issue that’s not yours to deal with.

that can be a lot for one person to handle.

when it seems most overwhelming is when you have to get away from the island. call a mentor to meet for lunch. send a text to a friend and ask to chat. find someone—anyone—who hasn’t heard about your business yet and tell them about it. rediscover the reasons why you started this journey to begin with.

suddenly, the island life won’t feel so bad.