I was reading this blog post from the Harvard Business Review about the tendacy to become depressed during a job hunt. In the article, a lot of the advice that the author gave applies to entrepreneurship as well. There is an inherent amount of volatility when you have your own business and sometimes it can be hard to stomach. I’ve been there and I’m sure all other entrepreneurs have been there too. Here is what you need to keep in mind as you go through slumps.
Stay Positive – This is so much easier said than done. When nothing is going your way, it is natural to become discouraged. However, the only way that you can get out of the slump is for you to stay positive. There was an excellent TED Talk recently explaining how happiness leads to productivity and not the other way around. The surefire way to stay in your slump is to degrade and berate yourself for not experiencing the outcomes that you expected.