1. Depression. Whether you’re talking about feeling a little blue or having a full-on, nonfunctional episode, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to suffer from depression.
2. Personal sacrifice. Entrepreneurs can sometimes focus on work to the exclusion of things—relationships with a spouse or with children—that will matter more in hindsight.
3. Unhealthy habits. There’s never enough time in a day to accomplish everything, and entrepreneurs often prioritize work over things like exercise, taking the time to eat properly and getting enough sleep.
For three more downsides of being an entrepreneur—and helpful tips on how to address them—visit OPEN Forum.
To see what we mean, read small-business expert Mike Michalowicz’s take on the importance of paying yourself what you’re worth on OPEN Forum.
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“Remember, the elevator pitch is a pitch, not a conversation,” writes sales expert and OPEN Forum contributor Grant Cardone. “It needs to be hard, fast and loaded with confidence.”
Via OPEN Forum: “How to Sell Your Idea in 20 Seconds”