“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.
Entrepreneurship is inherently lonely; research burnout has shown that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. It is, however, mostly ignored and rarely discussed. The Gallup Wellbeing Index showed that 60% of entrepreneurs report being stressed compared to 42% of “other workers. Loneliness leads to depression, stress, anxiety and can cause a range of mental illnesses. On this journey, entrepreneurs are required to make personal investment with their mental health. Most talented, successful and driven entrepreneurs are, most often, the most depressed lacking the feeling of fulfilment and feeling isolated. They’re stuck in a mental corner, from an outsider’s perspective, that might seem a bit crazy. How can someone who has created their own destiny, been accomplished and driven success, feel this way? This is the side academics not seen and/or understand.
Our holistic approach to Entrepreneurs Village is about creating a sense of community, home and family. Where entrepreneurs can support each other, through openly sharing their stories about their entrepreneurship journey, without feeling judged. Here our foremost priority is the emotional welfare and mental health of the entrepreneurs.