Solopreneurship and Mental Health

Solopreneur

Solopreneurship, or the process of leading yourself and working to solve interesting real world problems while making a business out of it, introduces specific stresses to an individual. The definition of mental health is a person’s condition with respect to their emotional and psychological well-being. As a solopreneur, your mental health can suffer… Depression in entrepreneurs is common. Indeed, being a solopreneur can make your mental health worse because talking to yourself may be your only form of therapy. Solopreneurship is a growing phenomenon… More and more people of all…

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Data Without Meaning

It seems like I’ve been laying into the negatives of working from home lately… Working from home deserves a beat down of sorts. It’s been too romanticized I think… Laptop lifestyle and all that.  Another big problem with working from home is the paradox of having too much data without enough meaning. We have all the data in the world at our fingertips, but without someone to share, question or confront the data with, it may be meaningless (or simply mean less).  Robin Williams’ “You’re just a kid…” line to Will…

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Working from Home? You Need to Get Out.

Get out of the house

Working from home has its benefits but exposure is not one of them… Without exposure to the outside world, you can suffer and grow moss. Have you ever noticed that when you’re working at Starbucks or your local coffee shop that you are more engaged in your work? The extra productivity you feel happens because you are in a competition with the others around you who you can see and who can see you. Everyone is there to DO something… You are also more productive when you just get out,…

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Should You Ever Work for Free?

A company wants me to do some online marketing work for them…  In return I would get commissions on the improvements in sales generated by the business. I.e. they want to pay me only on the upside. I currently work 100% on commission as an insurance broker. However the line on the Internet between marketing and sales is blurry. When you are an online marketer, you are in sales, you just don’t usually speak to people as much. The work would give me experience that I could point to when…

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