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Samantha Kingston from Virtual Umbrella, shares her own experience of looking after your mental health as an entrepreneur:

I recently learnt that burnt out is very real. After nearly two & half years of putting everything into my company (working 24/7 - 7 days a week), I ended up in the hospital because I had worked myself into the ground. This had a huge impact on the way I looked after myself, especially my mental health.

All my passion had gone into one thing, my health was not always a part of that. I have learnt from this but still working to understand how to change my work-life balance for me. I am very honest and happy to share this with others as it’s not always talked about.


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