I have to say, most people don't realize that fear is what is stopping them from getting started on their dreams and goals. Usually we have some other excuse. For me it was time, lack of money, and feeling like I wasn't good enough to do it. Once I started working on my own personal development, and after speaking with numerous entrepreneurs, I realized that the common underlying theme was actually...FEAR.
Not necessarily just being afraid. It's more in depth than that. Fear of failure, fear of putting myself out there and failing, telling people I am going to do it and then failing. Those are some big drivers and they are all about thinking we will fail. I remember when I was little and played basketball. I didn't immediately know how to make a 3-pointer. I had to practice, and fail....A LOT, before I got pretty darn good at it. What makes owning a business any different? I am not saying that you will fail, or that you need to, but we learn from failures and we get better. In business, they might be small failures...but they feel like failure anyways.
For instance, maybe you got published in an article, but you didn't have a landing page and way to get people's info. Oops. Maybe you started with one idea and switched concepts and decided to go with something else. Darn. Maybe you got your first person into an email sequence, but your emails didn't go out correctly. Oops. All of these are failures and mistakes but they aren't deal breakers. Basically, it's ok to fail and being an entrepreneur means you except that possibility. Of course there are things you can do to help not fail, but small things might not always go perfectly, and that's ok. It actually makes you human and relatable.
So basically, don't be scared of failure, don't be scared in general, stop waiting and JUMP!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my adventure creating an online Physical Therapy based practice. I will share resources and updates on the process I am doing in order to hopefully give others an idea of where to start in the future.