What is Blocking You From Starting Your Own Business?

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can live the rest of your life like most people”

Family and Friends: Bless their hearts, but unless your family or best friend is an entrepreneur, they may steer you away from the idea. Family can be  a great supporter of your dreams but even they will cast doubt over my decision to start my own business. Starting your own business is risky and few will understand. As for friends, almost all of them will think you are crazy. It is hard to hang out with them because they all have their career paths laid out, working for someone.

Fear: That little voice inside your head is a powerful one. It will make or break you.  You can use it as a source of motivation (which most entrepreneurs do), or let it deter you from stepping outside your comfort zone. There is no reward on the planet without a degree of risk. Risk is mitigated with focused, consistent and dedicated effort.

Finances: Too often our dreams are never pursued because of finances. Either they don’t want to leave their high-paying job, or they don’t know how they’ll finance the early days of the venture. If you are debating over leaving a high-paying job to become an entrepreneur, remember no job can compete with the emotional rewards of being an entrepreneur.

For those concerned about financing their venture early on, there’s nothing wrong with working nights while you build your dream life. Combine that with a little short-term borrowing from a credit line, or perhaps credit card, and you’ll get it done. If you really want it bad enough, you can cut back on your ‘lifestyle’ expenses until you’re a success. Good Luck Too You.