At one time or another most of us will feel dissatisfied with our professional life, One in Four employees say they feel unhappy in their job. Approximately 47% of the UK workforce expects to be looking for a new job this year, according to a survey.
Some of you will be thinking about leaving the nine-to-five life and striking out on your own. You may be wondering if 2020 is the year to pursue your dreams? But there is a high chance that fear is holding you back.
What triggers entrepreneurial fear? How do you overcome it and build a successful business?
You need to find the courage to take the first step, commit 100% to your idea and believe in yourself. Below are a few ideas of how to overcome some of the biggest mental roadblocks and start your journey as an entrepreneur.
When starting something new many people hear that little voice in their head that whispers ‘your not good enough’.
But the difference between a successful entrepreneur and many others is that they choose to ignore the voice! Successful people realise there is a possibility they will fail but they proceed anyway – they conquer their fears.
Finances are important, and leaving a stable 9-5 job is scary. You may worry about funding your new venture. This reality can paralyse you and keep you from pursuing your dream; or you can accept it and face it head on. With time spent on budgeting and planning you can work out a way to follow your heart.
You can’t please everyone – in either your personal or professional life. So move on from this fear and focus your efforts on the people that matter the most.
There is only so much planning and calculating an entrepreneur can do; If you want to create a successful business you will need to take risks from time to time.
When faced with the unknown it is easy to freeze. You may tie yourself up planning and analysing a situation that you do not have all the facts for. Inevitably you will waste time on false predictions.
To overcome the fear of the unknown start with action. Use common sense and simple research and make a strategic move. Learn from your findings and then act again. Taking small steps towards unlocking the unknown problem or issue.