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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Pay Attention to Their Mental Health

To steady the chaos of the world, we must start by steadying our minds.

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We have a crisis on our hands. The world is more chaotic than ever — social media only fuels the craze — and entrepreneurs are taking part in the recent mental health crisis in shocking ways. As an entrepreneur and mother of two, this topic is of great concern to me. I want the best for my family also want my fellow businesspeople to thrive in this shifting world. It begins in the mind.

The trend toward mental health issues among entrepreneurs is completely understandable. We’re driven, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers, and with this comes loneliness, self-doubt, dread and often regret. To be an entrepreneur is to be someone focused on success and novelty. It can be a very solitary place to be when you are the creative fuel for your business, and the responsibilities mount up.

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