[6] How To Fix The Loneliness Of Entrepreneurship

Loneliness. It’s the taboo ailment of the entrepreneur (dare I say of our generation?), and it’s something that, in our age of constant connectedness and digital over-sharing, we don’t really like to talk about. Today we get real about the loneliness of being an entrepreneur with Barney Cohen, who built a nearly billion dollar business and took it public as a sole proprietor. He knows a thing or two about growing a successful business and the loneliness that sometimes comes with it. Join us for a listen, and stave off your own existential angst for another hour or so. 

Episode Notes

» 2:20 - Barney’s business bio.
» 4:44 - How did it feel to watch your company go down?
» 12:40 - How Barney doubled sales for 13 years
» 13:37 - Avoiding Entrepreneurial Loneliness 
» 23:19 - Do friends & family want you to succeed?
» 27:43 - The Tough Truth. «« LISTEN TO THIS
» 33:15 - How to manage your time as a solo-preneur?
» 36:50 - The small business rollercoaster.
» 39:10 - How to fix loneliness?
» 42:00 - Dealing with spouses.
» 46:30 - You need a community.
» 47:05 - Barney’s Business support group.
» 51:25 - What books are you reading?
» 52:50 - What should every entrepreneur do every day?
» 54:10 - Favorite profession & personal accomplishments. 

Will Myers