You want to be productive. You want to carpe diem. You want to knock things out of the park.
However, something is stopping you. In fact, there are a few things that are stopping you, but
you can’t quite put your finger on what those things are. What’s going on?
The good news is that you’re not alone. Most startup entrepreneurs experience personal
challenges that hold them hostage and impede their progress. These challenges can begin to
shape your mindset about entrepreneurship and your personal success. If you can’t get a grip on
what’s frustrating you, scaring you or making you lead with trepidation, chances are, your
business could suffer.
Re-shaping your mindset about entrepreneurship takes fortitude and will-power. There will be
days when business looks dim and it’ll make you question your capabilities as an entrepreneur.
And of course, there will be really amazing days that seem like you have the Midas touch and
everything works out perfectly. Either way, adjusting and adapting to these moments requires a
mindset that no matter what, you will win.
There are some common traits that entrepreneurs hold on to that make running a business seem
like a battle. The key to becoming victorious over the mindset battle is to know what these traits
are and how to avoid their negative consequences.
Here are seven things you need to get over in order to get things done:
It’s not surprising that fear is probably the top thing that’s stopping you from getting things done.
From fear of failure to fear of success (yes, it’s a real thing), this small but mighty four-letter-
word can turn all of your dreams into a heaping pile of nothingness–if you let it. In order to get
over your fears, you have to face them.
Figure out why you’re afraid of moving forward. Could it be finances, opinions of others, bad past experiences, or not enough preparation that’s creating a barrier between you and your success? Whatever it is, be honest with yourself about what you’re afraid of and come up with a plan to put the fear to rest.
2.The “Right” Time
If you’re waiting for your alarm clock to alert you when it’s the “right time” to pursue your
business, then you’re snoozing on your entrepreneurial goals. The best solution to finding the
“right time” to make things happen is to just start now.
There’ll be some bumps, bruises, setbacks and accomplishments that require you to re-evaluate some things. However, you’ll never know what you’re capable of until you start doing it. So get started!
3. Money in the Bank
It’s always a great idea to have some money stashed away for a rainy day. However, life happens
and sometimes you’ll just have to rub two coins together to make things work. There are so
many things you can do while you’re saving up towards your business’s goals.
You can journal your ideas, do some research, take advantage of free stuff (learning opportunities, software,
contests, networking, etc.) and more. Your goal is to get as much exposure and practice with your ideas that by the time you’ve reached your monetary goals, you’re ready to go full-steam ahead.
And if you’re one of those super-risk-taking entrepreneurs (like myself) who practice
bootstrapping, you can actually get a lot accomplished with a little bit of cash—if you’re smart,