FROM THE EDITOR
Buy OCTOBER issue here Seek (help) and you shall receive It has been many years since my wife and I owned a business, and yet the stress of that whole experience is still fresh in our minds. Nothing truly prepares you for the endless challenges, the sleepless nights, the financial pressures and the anxiety that […]
Seek (help) and you shall receive
It has been many years since my wife and I owned a business, and yet the stress of that whole experience is still fresh in our minds. Nothing truly prepares you for the endless challenges, the sleepless nights, the financial pressures and the anxiety that comes with business ownership. There are those who take it all in their stride; who thrive under such circumstances. But there are also others who simply struggle from day one. There are those for whom business ownership impacts heavily on their mental well-being. They question why they ever signed up for the gig in the first place.
Are we all cut out for business ownership? Unfortunately, some of us clearly aren’t. It does require mental fortitude; the ability to pivot quickly, to acquire new skills and adapt as you go along. It also requires us to be open about how we’re doing and accept help when we need it.
We decided to make mental health the theme of our cover story this month because we understand that there are business owners struggling out there and often in denial.
If there is one outcome I wish from this cover story – it is that business owners who are struggling will read it and seek help.
Realise that you’re not alone and there is help out there. Meet and mix with other business owners and advisors and lean on them for advice and a strategy for getting through the tough times.
Our cover story features contributions from four people who have the background and experience to shine some wisdom on the subject – I truly hope that you will find it beneficial.
We have another mixed bag of business inspiration and advice in this month’s issue too – we trust you’ll put it to good use.
Remember, if you have a story to share, please get in touch. We’d love to hear
And for all those who entered the 2019 David Awards, don’t forget that the results will be announced at 11am on October 9th at www.thedavidawards.co.nz
With so many outstanding entries it has been an absolute pleasure to co-judge the awards this year.