Copied from a friend.
Running a business is hard. What they don’t tell you is that it causes severe anxiety, and drains you mentally to the point of depression in even the most laid back people. People will talk about you, compare you to others, use you, they will view you as a service and not a person anymore. You have to worry about if you forget to write someone back, are they going to think it was on purpose? Did you disappoint them? Will they hold that against you? When in reality you just can’t get to everyone’s messages and emails.
There’s a reason you don’t see many people succeed in small businesses after 5-10 years. It takes a toll. It’s freaking exhausting. Especially this past year.
Here’s just a reminder that we are just normal people with hectic lives. Be kind, be patient, give grace.