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Overcoming the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

It is really interesting to observe how successful people approach obstacles. What others might see as hardships, they accept as challenges.

Their ability to overcome challenges is driven by their ability to let go of negativity, something that holds back many levelheaded people.

That being said, many of us are attracted to the idea of entrepreneurship.

What isn’t attractive about being your own boss and doing something that you’ve always wanted to do? It certainly isn’t easy, however.

Starting your own business, managing teams, managing finances and staying ahead of the competition comes with its own challenges.

Here are a few challenges you will face when starting off on your entrepreneurial quests:

Your Age

Sure, many of us have fascinating business ideas by the time we graduate high school, but what is that one thing that holds us back? Our age.

To be honest, age is just a number. Successful entrepreneurs don’t let their age define what they can do.

Remember that high school teacher who kept insisting that you were inexperienced and needed a lot of counseling before you could accomplish anything in life?

Well, that teacher was wrong. Successful entrepreneurs don’t let negativity hold them back. Instead, they go with their heart and let their passion grow, regardless of age limitations.

What Others Think

When you start comparing yourself with others, you are no longer the master of your own quests. Even though it is impossible to completely close your eyes and ears to the reactions around you, remember that you are under no liability to hold up your accomplishments to anyone else’s.

Listen to others, but follow what you instinctively know is your path.

Fear

Have you ever felt that chill down your spine? Cold sweats? That feeling when you skip a heartbeat before signing the lease on that new office space or hiring the fifth employee in the same month? The fear of ”How am I going to manage this?” or “What if I fail?”

Fear is nothing more than a figment of your imagination. Fear is a choice.

Look forward to that euphoric feeling you get when you finally get over a fear—that’s what drives successful entrepreneurs toward success.

Article32Your success is driven by your mindset. You are responsible for it and are answerable to no one.

That’s the simplest advice to remember to kick entrepreneurial challenges out of your way.

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Lisa Scholfield

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