There are many things in life that scare the living daylights out of me. Starting my own business was one of them. When you have poured half of your life and soul into something you want to succeed, you don’t want other people to watch it fall. It’s like sending your child off for the first day of school, will they be liked? Have I done enough? But, it’s the anxieties we have that hold us back. How do you expect to grow and become successful if you don’t at least try? Overcoming fear in business is something you will always have to struggle with, here’s a handy guide to help you with it!
1. If at first you don’t succeed then try, try, and try again!
No business was built overnight, and no business was perfect from day one. Don’t feel disheartened if your blog hasn’t taken off, or if your business isn’t making you any money at the moment. Businesses are built off of hard work, dedication, and belief. Whenever I feel like I keep failing, and failing and not getting anywhere, I like to refer back, funnily enough to Abraham Lincoln. He had gone through failure after failure in his life, but never gave up. And it’s important that you don’t either.
2. Keep learning
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3. Do your research
What most entrepreneurs face is not knowing where to start. And it’s a hurdle we all have to jump over. But, remember that every successful business started off the same. You don’t have to do a business course in university to be in the know, but there are some online courses that can help. These successful women weren’t just printed straight off the press, they became them. Buy books, read up online. You want to know where to begin starting a successful blog, then get yourself The Ultimate Blogging Plan. Put in the time, the effort and THE RESEARCH. Feeling organized will eradicate some of those fears.
4. Make a business plan
It’s important to outline your aims, what you want from your business, and what people should expect from you. Set up your business plan, and it will help you breathe. Your thoughts and ideas won’t be scattered around your head but clear and concise on paper. Feel the tension slip away with a step-by-step plan that will keep your ideas on track!
5. Be realistic about money
The one worrying factor for any business is money. Especially when you don’t have any. But not all businesses need money to be created. Start-ups are famous for not having much money circulating, and that’s the point. Your business is going to need a little bit of investment to get it running. But there are many cheap ways you can do this, so don’t get deflated before you even create it!
6. You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs
Your business is always going to be difficult, it’s just dealing with these difficulties that are going to shape it. You will soon realize that everything goes wrong, even the simplest of things. That’s just something you’re going to have to get used to. The hard work has to be consistent, you’re the only one that’s going to make it happen.
7. Don’t stop believing
It’s your idea. You believe in it already, so it’s something worth pursuing. Even if it doesn’t achieve your highest expectations, be proud that you did it anyway. Know your idea, take advantage of the market around you and see where you can excel. The belief and confidence in your idea will eradicate any fear. How can you expect your customers or readers to believe in what you’re putting out if you don’t believe in it yourself?