Fear is a primary obstacle that prevents people from becoming entrepreneurs. Many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Fear is a disease. It cripples effective decision-making and most of the time accounts for the illogical actions that ensue. Our country is now deep into a historic financial crisis that has most people in fear of losing their jobs, healthcare and life savings. Learning to manage your fears can help you weather negative situations during hard times.
Many aspiring entrepreneurs have the dream of finding security by starting their own home-based business but maybe 2-5% of these people will actually apply their knowledge and unique talents. We should begin to discuss some of the techniques for entrepreneurs to learn how to manage and conquer their fears.
Think about what you want. When you doubt yourself by spinning the wheels in your mind on a worst case scenario, turn it around and focus on what you DO want. Visualize yourself building the new business. Create a new truth. Your mind will play powerful tricks, if you let it, so stop being your own roadblock and get back on track. See yourself talking to the interested person as they become a part of your business. You get what you focus on.