Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster of Solo Entrepreneurship

Oct 25, 2023 by manish

I face this challenge as a first-time solo founder, and I wonder if others like me experience it too

No matter how excited you are about your project, some days will inevitably come when you start doubting yourself.

The kind of questions that’ll come to your mind are:

am I working on the right stuff? what is the opportunity cost? what else could I be doing? am I being honest with myself about the potential of this idea?

To pull myself up from “those” days, personally, two strategies have been effective for me

1️⃣ Revisiting my written thoughts and plan
I write down my thoughts, aspirations, and six-month plans when my motivation is at its peak. And on less productive days, revisiting these notes helps me get motivated again.

It reminds me of the excitement I felt at the outset, the things I set out to do, and what I aim to achieve. 🚀

2️⃣ Conversations with the support system
The second thing that works for me is talking to people who believe in me and who will remind me why I decided to work on this project in the first place.

These folks have a very positive mindset. They boost my energy but at the same time be very honest about the reality.

These two things push me back into the motivation zone and I get back to work! 🚢

Would love to hear how others navigate these situations. Share your thoughts in the comments. 💬