Three Common F-E-A-R Factors of Business Owners
Updated: Oct 6
Today, I am sharing what I consider one of the biggest struggles of many individuals and business owners. I realize that I’m going out on a limb here, but my hope and prayer is that you will not have to struggle with the same..
F-E-A-R this 4 lettered word can be lethal to an entrepreneur. Fear can both be a motivator and it can also be a decapitator. Fear is an illusion, it cannot be seen, yet it’s presence can be felt so strongly that it affects the mind, body and spirit. It is one of those things that if you dare give it an inch, it will easily take a mile
Many business owners and individuals understand what must be done in order to achieve their mission and purpose. They have clear strategies in place, they are prepared to put in the hours required to make it happen, but unfortunately, somewhere along the way of that journey, they feel stuck, unable to move forward and take action.
Here are THREE common fear factors and how to overcome them
Fear of failure - One can never really predict every single outcome even with the best plans. Failure makes up a part of the great story that is unfolding. Failing at something does not mean that YOU are a failure. When you fail you learn what doesn’t work, which is just as important as knowing what does.
Fear of rejection - Many people are afraid of being turned down by others, especially because often, so much effort has gone into that proposal, that product, that service etc. It can be hard not to take rejection personally, but the reality is, it is something that a business owner must learn to navigate. Do not reject the prospects after they have rejected you. It does not necessarily mean that they will never be your client. Keep the conversations going, whilst finding the blessing in every rejection.
Fear of not knowing enough - It is unrealistic to expect that you will know everything, even in this age of information being at your disposal courtesy of the digital world. There will be gaps in knowledge, business acumen and even blind spots. Move forward with what you already know. Ask for help, and find resources, mentors or coaches who can help you close those gaps.
"Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."- Ruth Gordon
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