#49: Coping with Loneliness as an Entrepreneur with Janet Semenova

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Podcast

Today’s Guest

Welcome back to another episode of the We Live to Build podcast.
Something every entrepreneur goes through, but is not often talked about before, during, or after the experience, is feelings of isolation.
Being an entrepreneur puts you in a lonely place mentally because you are at the top of your organization, and no one can understand what you are going through in trying to build, launch, and grow a successful company.
Add on to that the pandemic forcing people to be literally isolated from each other, and you have a recipe for success (or disaster).
In this very candid and frank episode about loneliness, I talk with Janet Semenova, the co-founder and CEO of Boutique Travel Agents and Centered CEOs about her experience as an entrepreneur, and how important it is to understand and develop coping mechanisms.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Janet! We talk about:
  • What is isolation?

  • How long after starting your company did the pandemic force your team to go remote?

  • What’s the difference between working in an office and being remote?

  • How did this experience change you as a person?

  • Did the feelings of isolation get worse, better, or no change?

  • Is fully remote long-term work + pandemic causing a mental health pandemic?
And remember, Entrepreneurship is a Marathon, not a Sprint, so take care of yourself every day, so that you can live and love, and have the energy and the passion to run your business, and to invest in your team, and to find a way to appreciate those moments of happiness.

About the Community

On the podcast, Sean talks with entrepreneurs about the reality of their struggle to succeed, as well as answering questions from the community, and sharing nuggets of wisdom from his own life.


Discover through these amazing episodes the courage to open your mind, heart, and soul to the world so you can be the best entrepreneur possible, respect the people you work with, and improve the world with your company while not hurting others or yourself in the process.

Sean Weisbrot

Sean Weisbrot

Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor based in SE Asia for over 12 years. He is passionate about Psychology and helping others improve themselves.

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