Personal Growth

Entrepreneurship and Depression ft. Michelle Saya

One of the biggest issues that many "entrepreneurs" face is depression, which often arises from a misalignment of who they are versus who they think they should or need to be. With the accessibility and low cost of entry into the market, we've seen a huge influx of "entrepreneurs" and even a phenomenon where many people are claiming or trying to be "entrepreneurs" because it's the popular thing to do.

The problem is, there is a perception that people have to fit a certain type of character in order to be successful. Many aspiring "entrepreneurs" look to Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, and others as examples of how they should conduct themselves in business and in marketing. However, a huge disconnect develops when they believe they should become, rather than learn from, those models.

The thing is, there are a lot of qualities and skills that those models exhibit that would be beneficial to develop, but people should never sacrifice their own identity and character in the name of success. Yes, the qualities and the skills of the top have led to success, but they might not fare the same for everyone else. 

To be successful and fight through the depression, you need to be true to who you are. Learn skills and practice tactics, then mold them into your own style so you can pave your own path to success. Don't do something that's out of alignment with your character because it will hurt you in the long run and you likely won't find as much success as you would have otherwise.


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You can find Michelle Saya on Instagram @michelle_saya and on YouTube