Business Startup Anxiety? You’re Not Alone. Here’s How to Defeat Fear
Don’t think for a minute that I don’t know what it feels like to be scared shi*&^%less when starting a business. I started my first business at 20, young, shy, and afraid of people.
…Oh, and I lack business and communication skills.
So, today you can join the team of those who started out as underachievers, who crawled, scratched, and fought their way to the top. (Keep in mind “the top” is relative.)
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Overcoming those heavy balls of substance that you have in the pit of your stomach, that grows whenever you think about starting a business, is a good thing. At least that is what I was told. But I can tell you from experience that if you keep putting one foot in front of the other, you can walk your way out of obscurity into success.
Ok… give me your undivided attention for 5 minutes, don’t judge or think just try, this is nothing that will hurt, so if you can trust the process, try this. I know what you’re thinking, I used to think the same things, but you really can overcome your fears.
Let’s Dive IN….
#1. Acknowledge your fear: The first step to conquering anything is to acknowledge it. Admitting that you are fearful is key because it means you’re willing to confront it. Avoid trying to mask or avoid the truth, as the old saying goes the truth will set you “FREE”!
#2. Take Action: Now that you’ve acknowledged your fear, it’s time to take action. Identify what steps you need to take to confront your fear. Break down the process into small bite-size steps. Celebrate each small accomplishment, this will keep you encouraged.
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#3. Practice self-care: Overcoming fear can be emotionally and mentally exhausting. A few ways to overcome fear are to practice exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones.
#4. Seek support: Don’t go at it alone that is don’t try to face your fears by yourself. Believe it or not, you are not the only person who suffers from fear and anxiety. Asking for support from friends, family, or a therapist can be ideas. Just having someone to talk to can make a huge difference.
Believe in yourself: Lastly, it’s important to have faith in yourself. It’s okay to have skepticism, but don’t let that hold you back. Just know that you can conquer your fear and win the battle.
3 Fear Fighters Who Succeeded
Ardell, the English singer who suffered from stage fright: Ardell was a shy and introverted person who loved to sing. However, she was plagued by a horrendous bout of stage fright and struggled to perform in front of crowds. Despite this, she continued to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. With the help of a vocal coach and support from friends and family, Ardell vomits before every show then goes out and kicks but…. You have to Love Her!
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Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group: Richard Branson suffered from dyslexia and struggled with public speaking. However, he didn’t let his fear hold him back from starting his own business. He found creative ways to overcome his fear, such as dressing up in a costume when giving a speech to help him feel more confident.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series: J.K. Rowling suffered from depression and anxiety and faced numerous rejections before her first book was published. However, she didn’t let her fear hold her back from pursuing her passion for writing. She continued to write and eventually found success with the Harry Potter series.
To wrap things up, I want to remind you that fear is a natural part of starting a business. It’s something that even the most successful entrepreneurs have faced. But the difference between them and those who never start is that they didn’t let fear hold them back. They faced it head-on and took action anyway.
Remember, starting a business is not easy, but it’s also not impossible. With the right mindset, a willingness to learn, and a solid plan, you can make the leap to entrepreneurship. And that’s where my eBook about small business startup ideas comes in. It’s designed to help you identify potential business ideas, even if you feel like you’re starting with a blank slate.
Inside, you’ll find practical tips, exercises, and case studies to inspire and guide you on your journey. You’ll learn how to assess market trends, validate your ideas, and develop a business plan that can attract investors or lenders. Most importantly, you’ll gain the confidence and clarity you need to take that first step toward starting your own business.
If you’re ready to turn your passion into a profitable business, don’t let fear hold you back. Take the first step towards saying goodbye to the job you’ve learned to hate. Read more to get proven tactics to start your business, quicker and more efficiently!
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