Business Entrepreneurship

How To Overcome The Fear Of Getting Started In Your Business


There are so many excuses you can give for not starting your business and the most prominent is the lack of capital.


You want everything to be just perfect and in the process, you enter a state of information overload.

Popularly known in the internet world as analysis paralysis; the inability of an individual to make a decision because of the over analysis of a large quantity of information at their disposal.


When in this state, you may never start because you become confused and inundated, with a lot of information and execution becomes a problem.

This in turn extends the takeoff time for your business.


There is never a best time to start. The best time to start is now.


If you want to overcome the fear of getting started, what you need to do is start with the information and resources you have and learn to fail forward.

If you do not want to fail then you will not succeed. Even the world’s most successful business gurus agree that they learn from their mistakes on a daily basis.


If you start and fail, you will find out that there is more to learn and when you are committed to learning, failure becomes normal and a delicate part of your learning curve.

This consequently leads to business success.


I have been a victim of this syndrome. I overcame it when I resolved to start my business any way.

You can only succeed when you learn the skills you need and the qualities to succeed as an entrepreneur.


Some other excuses you could give that are stopping you from starting could be;

  • Lack of Capital
  • Lack of  training curriculum
  • It takes long to build a business
  • Can’t find anyone to help me
  • I am too old
  • I am not smart enough


Cut the crap and just get started anyway and make improvements as you grow.

Everyone you see online today started as a newbie and became experts.


Follow these steps and you will find out that it is not as difficult as it seems.

  1. Start a business by following your passion
  2. If you are facing challenges, learn in the process
  3. Find a mentor in your area of business
  4. Invest in developing yourself on a continuous basis
  5. Join a business incubator
  6. Plan for the long term
  7. Stay determined to succeed


With this 7 steps you can overcome the fear of getting started in your business.

I hope this helps…

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