How to overcome fear & start your own business
When you’re starting a new business, there is so much fear involved. A lot of it has to do with overcoming your own insecurities like what will my family and friends think? Will they look at me like I’m crazy? What if this business flops? How would you survive that embarrassment? Will my spouse support me? What will my mom think about everything that I’m sharing? Sound familiar?
That’s probably the inner monologue that you’re dealing with in at the moment. It’s the same inner monologue that I dealt with, and still deal with, when I first launched my business. You’re talking to someone who put it out in the world that my husband and I are $171,000 in debt. My grandma reads my blog, friends, family, co-workers, everyone knows exactly how much we are in debt. Trust me when I say, I know what you’re thinking. But, I also want to share with you how I overcame that self doubt and fear of judgement.
Forget what everyone else thinks
I know, it’s easier said than done. But, I’m going to share with you something that knocked me on my butt and made me really seriously consider if entrepreneurship was the right plan for me. If you can’t handle what your family and friends say about you, then you’re probably not ready for entrepreneurship. Why do I say this? It’s definitely not to get you to second guess why you’re going into business. Absolutely not! I’ve got your back 100% of the time. I promise. Rather, I want you to know that people on the internet can be blatantly rude and cruel. Something about being a faceless voice on the internet just brings out the absolute worst in people. So, I want you to prepare yourself for those naysayers and forget about them! If your family and friends aren’t supportive, then don’t listen to them when they put their two cents of opinion into your business venture. Do you know why most businesses fail? It’s because they quit when the going got tough. Do you know why most businesses succeed? It’s because they stick it out. It’s time for you to stick to your guns and stick through your business.
Be selective with listening to advice
When it comes to taking advice, I want you to be really selective on who you listen to. There is so much information in the entrepreneurship world, that it’s hard to know what advice is best for you and your business. Don’t get caught up in learning everything before you make take that leap. There’s absolutely no way that you can educate yourself before you get into business. A lot about entrepreneurship you can only learn by doing it and experiencing it yourself. It’s ok to research your heart out, but don’t let that stop you from going further. I recommend that you research and work on your business along side of your research.
Don’t be scared to invest in a business coach
Sometimes it’s hard to know which is which in the entrepreneurship industry. One blogger with advice one thing and another will go completely against it. Don’t be shy in investing in yourself. Something that I recommend to any new business is to invest in a business coach. Find a coach that works in your industry and you vibe great with. They’ll teach you everything you need to know about business and recommend things specifically for your business instead of taking blind advice from a blogger.
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Recognize that you’re putting your own insecurities into this business
Understand that whatever insecurities that you have into yourself, you’re also projecting into your business. Think of a business as your child. It really is your baby. You have to love, nurture, and grow your business just like you do a child. Now, if you’re projecting insecurities on your child – chances are they’ll have those same insecurities because they learned it from you. Don’t do this to your children and don’t do this to your business. Understand that if you’re insecure about talking on the phone or doing a Facebook live – your business will take that blow. If you’re insecure about the tech-y part of your business – it’s going to affect your business as well. Get over these insecurities and overcome them so you’re not unintentionally holding yourself back from greatness.
Just jump! Take that leap of faith
Seriously, just do it! I’m going to get all Nike up in here for a minute – but you need to just DO IT! Maybe this inspirational video of Shia Labeouf will inspire you, maybe it’ll scare you. I don’t know. You need to stop thinking about the things you don’t know and focus on the things that you do know. These are your strong suits – the rest will fall into place.
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Understand that you won't be perfect, and no one else is perfect either
Hey, I’m not perfect. I’ll be the first one to admit that. I learn things as I go along. So, don’t feel like you have to be perfect to get started, because if you stick with this mentality, you’ll never get started. Understand that you’re human and you’ll make mistakes. Understand that mistakes are OK. It’s bound to happen, the sooner you come to terms with this fact the easier it will be to take that leap of faith and jump into this entrepreneurship that I know you’re dying to do.
Gurl, chances are you’re overthinking this whole business thing. Your business is just an extension of yourself. Be yourself in your business and you’ll be fine. Take that leap of faith and just get started in this amazing roller coaster ride that’s called entrepreneurship.