Entrepreneurs (especially aspiring entrepreneurs) go through it all. They experience the highs, the lows, the doubts, the success’, the happy moments, the sad moments and most definitely the scary moments.
The first scary moment that any aspiring entrepreneur feels is starting their business. If you are that aspiring entrepreneur with an amazing business idea that you just haven’t put together yet - we have one question for you: why not? We can probably guess your response - “I’m scared of failing” or “What will people think of me?”
The number one reason that many people don’t act on the idea that they have is simply because of fear. We worry too much about what could go wrong and what people could possibly think of us than everything that could go right.
We want that cycle to end and today we’re going to tell you just how to stop that fear from keeping you back, and how you can flourish.
Identify your why
Why do you want to start a business? Do you want to better your community, do you want financial freedom, do you want a new career path? Find your why and stick to it. Whenever you feel that fear and self-doubt creeping in, your why is what is going to keep you going. You need to remind yourself of why you are starting in the first place.
Ignore your perfectionist side
Nothing in life is perfect and if you’re waiting for the perfect moment to launch your business or for your product or service to be just right before launching, we hate to tell you this, but you’re going to be waiting forever. Things will go wrong, or different to how you planned, but that’s okay and that’s the beauty of learning and evolving.
Research, research and research some more. Knowledge is one thing that you can never have too much of. Knowing about the product or service that you want to sell or offer will boost your confidence and ultimately take some of the fear that you are experiencing away. When you know more about a situation, a product or a service you will naturally feel better and more confident about any obstacles that may present itself.
Always follow your passion
When you follow your passion you will most likely succeed because it is something you want to do, something you want to invest time and energy in and something that you want to grow.
Believe in yourself
There will always be people that will doubt you or will tell you that you won’t succeed, but you cannot listen to them. We know, easier said than done, but you have to believe in yourself and your abilities every step of the way. If you do not believe in yourself how can you expect others to?
At the end of the day, you have to just do it. If you can dream it, you can work hard enough and you can achieve it. Nothing is ever too far out of reach - you just have to go and get it. We know that you will flourish!