Becoming an entrepreneur means making the decision to face your fears when starting a business. Anyone in the business knows that fear will either push you towards lasting success, or keep you from it.
Here are a few common fears that cross most entrepreneurs minds:
Fear: My venture will be imperfect
Initially, I admit that the need to perfect my website became an obsession. I constantly thought about it and tweaked it every day. Now, to a degree, you have to want to make your work the best it can be before you launch, but there is a difference between making something good and putting it to use in an efficient manner.
Fear: Opportunity costs
Starting your own business is risky; that much is obvious. Yet due to this truism, you must be resolutely sure you want it. To make a venture successful you have to want it more than anything else. The need to succeed and the mission of the organization must live deep within your core and infect every inch of your brain.
Fear: Making ends meet
The life of an entrepreneur is not glamorous, as money can be hard to come by, particularly in the early stages. To supplement your business income, monetize your other talents. It may be presumptuous to assume you have other talents, but since you are an entrepreneur I assume you do.
Being afraid should only ever come with not taking any action. By overcoming fear, focusing on feedback and making improvements you are allowing yourself to succeed.
Can you share a tactic that works for you when dealing with the fear of starting a business?
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