3 Fears Of Entrepreneurship

3 Fears Of Entrepreneurship
Growth is essential as a person and a business in entrepreneurship. But why can't we seem to get past those plateaus or mental roadblocks that cause so much stress? The answer will almost always be fear. That is one crucial step that needs to be taken, but the mental repercussions always outweigh the benefits.

So what are these three fears of entrepreneurship, and how can we overcome them?

Fear of Failure

At one point or another, every entrepreneur has feared that something may not work out as planned. Whether big or small, the chances of it working out seem low, so it's avoided. It's normal in business. You have to remember that everything seems impossible until it's done, but it must be done first.

To move forward, you need to be willing to say f*ck it sometimes. This mindset will take you from one level to the next. Staying comfortable in a familiar place, not taking risks, and maintaining the norm are the reasons for plateaus and roadblocks.

Failure is just another term for overthinking. You're always more than capable of creating successes out of potential failures. But you'll only know once you try.

Fear of Success

You may be thinking, "I don't fear success. That's exactly why I'm an entrepreneur. I want to be successful." While this might be true, let's see if these phases sound familiar.

"I don't know if I can handle all of those orders."

"I can barely manage my time now. There's no way I can handle a busier business."

"I'm happy with where I'm at now. Anything more would stress me out."

It's not success itself that we fear. It's the responsibilities that come along with it. The more successful the business becomes, the busier you will be, but that's necessarily true. As your business continues to scale and grow, chances are you're also making more money. So what do you do with all of this money you're making? Reinvest and delegate. Team building, in other words. Every great business has a fantastic team behind it, and it makes growing a successful business possible and manageable.

Nowadays, it is easy to build a team. Yes, we all have trust issues, and especially when it comes to your business, no team member will care about it as much as you do. But you don't need another you. You need someone good at one task you want to let go of. They don't even need to be in your area. With great websites like Fiverr and Upwork, to name a few, it's never been easier to find the exact help you need. Team building and delegation will allow you to focus on the essential things within your business. You are relieving stress and making success a whole lot more manageable.

Fear of Judgment

The grand finale of the three fears. The one that almost everyone struggles with is the fear of judgment from others. As humans, we naturally care about others' opinions. How we look, What we wear, how much money we make, etc. As an entrepreneur, this mindset must be tossed entirely out of your head.

You need to put yourself out there, tell your story, showcase your business, and do things that are certain of judgment. You're trying to be great, so show people how great you are. Being scared of people's opinions puts you and your business in a box. An unbreakable box. There is no growth in the comfort zone. So if posting that video with you in it explaining what your business is to social media scares you say f*ck it and post it. If going to an event with industry professionals threatens you because you think people will know you're not qualified enough to be there, say f*ck it and go. It's hard, I know; trust me, I have been there. I've experienced the same feelings, but all it took was a few videos with me in them and a few quick chats with other entrepreneurs to understand that I finally belong, and the thought of judgment wholly disappeared.

The easiest way to deal with this fear is to remember that it's not about you and how you feel. It's about your business and how much it can grow. Your success depends on inherently complex things and overcoming them. You can't grow in a box. You have to break out and do the uncomfortable because that's how you become successful.

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