There are so many different fears that we face when starting and growing a business.
You may think you are the only one who feels these things – but you are not. We ALL feel a huge range of fears around fear, success, and many other things.
The key is to feel the fear and do it anyway.
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Quotes & Highlights in this episode:
- There are lots of different fears for the business that can hold us back.
- It’s important to acknowledge these fears and push through them.
- The Fear of Failure: what if I will never be a success or get to where I want to go?
- “What’s the worst that can happen if your dream doesn’t turn into a reality?”
- Success takes time – 1, 2 or even 5 years.
- The Fear of Success: what happens when I succeed?
- Plan ahead for increased workload and outputs early on – consider systems and processes.
- The Fear of Making the Wrong Decision: what happens if I make the wrong, or no, choice?
- “Thing the thing to know about business is there are no guarantees, there are no right or wrong answers.”
- “Business is risky, you have to see it as an experiment.”
- “Fail fast, fail often and see it as a learning experience”
- The Fear of Theft: what happens if someone copies my work?
- Ensure you use due diligence and be prepared in the unlikely chance this happens. Manage it and then move on.
- See Podcast Episodes 124 and 126 for more on handmade business legalities.
- The Fear of Being Alone: what if I say no to a request?
- There is a line between being customer service focused and ensuring your work life is sustainable.
- Always under promise and over deliver.
- Know your limits and policies are to make decisions easier. Be firm but fair.
- Everybody feels these fears. You are not alone.
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