Selected thoughts from The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship
-Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
Based on interviews with founders for a study about entrepreneurial passion researchers found that many subjects displayed signs of clinical obsession, including strong feelings of distress and anxiety, which have “the potential to lead to impaired functioning”.
-Michael A. Freeman – Michael A. Freeman Psychiatrist and former entrepreneur researching mental health and entrepreneurship
There are things entrepreneurs can do to help keep their lives from spiraling out of control, say experts. Most important, make time for your loved ones.
Entrepreneurs [should] limit their financial exposure. When it comes to assessing risk, entrepreneurs’ blind spots are often big enough to drive a Mack truck through.
[Cultivate] an identity apart from your company.
-Brad Feld – Foundry Group
Be open about your feelings–don’t mask your emotions, even at the office, suggests Brad Feld.
When you are willing to be emotionally honest, he says, you can connect more deeply with the people around you.