How To Deal With Entrepreneur Depression

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depression as an entrepreneur

Are you currently experiencing depression as an entrepreneur? How do you become happy when you’re experiencing depression?

This is for you if you’re in a dark place. If life feels heavy, you think there’s no way out, and you can’t seem to get in a good headspace understand that people who seem to have it all together still have dark days – they just have the ability to quickly get back to feeling themselves. 

I’ve had many people come to me in really difficult times.

Entrepreneurs can experience challenges, and COVID is a difficult event for many people, and their businesses – if you don’t have the tools to deal with it or the other things going on in your life and business, it’s going to be tough for you to work through.


The Pressure Is On

If you’re running a business you’re likely to be spending more time in isolation than most people. You have added pressures – you launched a business, you take risks, and you’re the creator of your destiny. 

It’s important you take care of your mental strength too.


If things feel the worst they have ever been, know you can pull yourself out of your darkness – when you’re in a bad headspace, your mind spirals into negativity, thinking about everything you don’t have.

What’s Your Perspective?

When your attention is in lack, focusing on things that aren’t working as well as they could be, or when something unexpected happens in your personal life, your body shuts down.

Your nervous system becomes exhausted and you don’t know which way to turn. 


A lot of business owners don’t put themselves first. If you’re in a dark place, you need to prioritize yourself and focus on relaxing your mind and body. 

You also need to celebrate yourself. Taking the leap to create a business takes courage – appreciate how far you’ve come!

Even though I work on myself, I still have days when I’m in a funk. I used to feel down for weeks, but as I’ve evolved I’m able to pick myself up faster. 

My mum says ‘Simon, you always come back.’

You can come back to yourself and learn to pick yourself up quickly too. If you are in despair right now, I want to remind you that you have a creative power within you that you can access, but first of all, you must take care of yourself and pivot your attention to your own well being

Slow things down, shift your focus and breakthroughs will come. 


The consistency of our own well being will yield your results.

To discover the principles of getting to your best self again listen to the podcast here.

If you’re in a dark place and you’re currently feeling depressed, sad, and anxious, I need you to read my book The Black Ball – the stories featured in the book highlight the positive impact of what happens when an individual opens up about the things they least want to talk about.

If you want to unlock your emotional and energetic intelligence The 6 Keys To Next Level Performance & Happiness is for you, or if you want to do a deeper dive into becoming a super high performer head to simonlovell.com and check out the Super High Performance Formula for entrepreneurs, leaders and CEO’s.

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Simon Lovell

Featured on Forbes.com and Entrepreneur, Simon Lovell coaches and mentors top CEOS, entrepreneurs, and leaders on emotional intelligence, fulfillment, and happiness so they can reach the next level of impact. He is author of The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have A Secret & the host of Unshakeable Leaders Podcast.

His loving but NO BS approach and super strong accountability in his signature 6-week program The Super High-Performance Formula has been called 'profound' and 'life-changing'.

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