The Struggle is Real
So today, I want to talk about a pretty important subject.
The loneliness of reselling and the depression that can come along with being a full-time entrepreneur or someone that just does their own thing.
You might have noticed that I’ve been on YouTube since 2016 and reselling for over 15 years.
And sometimes the long hours and being alone becomes too much.
If you’re just starting out as an Entrepreneur, you might not be able to relate yet.
TBH, if you come from a life of 9 to 5 with those water-cooler talks.
Being a reseller can be kind of depressing well, more like really depressing, and you have to understand how NOT to Get Depressed!
Entrepreneurship is outside of the norm, out of 9 to 5 standards that everyone else does, and the stress will build up over time.
Your Inner and Outer Circle
Every one of us has a battle inside our head.
Inside of my head, I have a little voice that is basically telling me, “that’s stupid, that’s a bad idea, that’s not going to work, it’s not going to work Reezy. You know, “just stop, don’t do it, just give up.”
You have to battle that voice and tell it, “No, you’re wrong, it will work, I am going to do it,” and that’s how I hype myself up.
Every now and then, I still need an extra push from the Gang.
You should be able to talk to your friends.
They should support you and your vision and your ideas on what you want to do.
For me anyway, it’s like I’m on my own thing and I have some friends, but I don’t really hang out with a lot of people.
I got my family, my wife, and my kids and that’s it, that’s us. That makes me Extremely Happy, but working like just grinding it out, making shipments, and YouTube is just lonely guys.
You need people that support you and believe in what you do.
And it needs to be someone that works for you specifically because everyone’s different. Like for me, what motivates me is someone I respect, looking me dead in the eye and telling me…
“Reezy, quit being a p…”
“Reezy, you’re being a b… right now!”
Then I’ll GO GO GO!!!
That might not work for you.
Everyone is different, so find 1-to-3 people that you can count on outside of your immediate family.
Your wife/husband will always take it easy on you.
It has to come from outside of your household, someone that can literally tell you when you’re being a P.O.S.
You need someone that will be warm to you when you need it, but also be cold as f… and like HEARTLESS letting you know the COLD TRUTH; because it’s tough to see these things from inside of ourselves.
So, make sure to make time every week for one on one interactions with the right people.
If you have “friends” that are just Energy Vampires, those aren’t friends, and you need to cut them out of your life A.S.A.P.
The last thing we need is someone external reinforcing that Negative Nancy that lives inside of our head.
So, if you’re a Negative Nancy Reinforcer or Professional Energy Vampire, I have no time for you in my life.
Your NO BS Support Group
We all need an accountability partner(s).
And that’s why I really suggest for all of you to be part of some kind of mastermind group, where people regularly get together and keep each other accountable.
Even if it’s just someone that you can call and vent to.
Everyone needs this because as we get older, a lot of us don’t really have time for friends, so the only friends we end up having are the ones we work with.
As a reseller, your community is going to be mostly on Instagram and Facebook groups.
Find a group or circle of friends that you can resonate with and share your ups and downs with.
Let’s start a community Resellers Against Depression (RAD), now that’s a sick acronym.
For real guys, if you know anyone that’s feeling down. Offer them your ear and time, and just console them.
Boost them up because one of these days, you’re going to need a boost too, right.
We should all rely on each other to vent equally for whatever kind of struggles we’re having because life is too short to be living in a depression.
You might even be depressed over something Super Stupid. So, seriously talk to someone that will help you put it into perspective!
The Long Term Hustle
I just want you guys to know that if you’re struggling with depression or loneliness that there are others out there that would love to talk to you and help bring you up.
Know that life can be depressing. I suffer from it; everybody suffers from it. If you meet someone and they say that they’ve never been depressed they’re complete bull…
We can learn from each other, and we can help each other grow.
You’re not in this alone.
Remember Resellers Against Depression (RAD).
Here’s a short video from the OG of psychology Gary Vee
I have a sick public and private group that you can join: