Mental Health Reaches 94% of High-Impact Entrepreneurs

Mental Health Reaches 94% of High-Impact Entrepreneurs
Mental Health Reaches 94% of High-Impact Entrepreneurs
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56.8% consider their work routine stressful or very stressful, while 43.2% consider their work routine moderate or calm. 64.4% work more than 50 hours a week. 35.6% have a working day close to that of a formal job (40 hours per week).

94.1% of entrepreneurs had at least one symptom of mental illness related to their work as an entrepreneur. 77.1% had at least two conditions and 38.1% had at least three conditions. Adverse conditions include anxiety (85%), burnout (37%), panic attack (22%) and depression (21%).

What harms entrepreneurship

Among the factors that harm health and performance, entrepreneurs citedbalance between work and personal life (43.2%), mfear of failure (29.7%), the company’s financial situation (60.2%), fundraising (35.6%) and the economic situation of the market (20.3%).

In the routine, what affects entrepreneurs is hiring and managing people (29.7%), relationships with founders and partners (27.1%) and relationships with current investors (7.6%).

“Everything falls on your shoulders”

Ricardo Frasson felt the first symptoms of stress in 2015, when he was working alone on the DataSeek startup project. Because he worked so much, he had bouts of anxiety and stress. He then decided to leave São Paulo and go live in Jericoacoara, on the coast of Ceará, as a digital nomad and doing consultancy in the technology area. Two years later, she returned to São Paulo and opened DataSeek in 2018, a data and artificial intelligence platform to attract customers for companies.

The article is in Portuguese

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