Fear of the unknown is debilitating. Equally being unsure of the next step and getting bogged down by the day to day business activity can prevent you achieving success. Worrying about cash flow and where the next order or client is coming from can also halt growth.

What is stopping you in your business today?If any of the above resounded with you, rest assured you're not alone. We all have moments of uncertainty and self-doubt BUT it’s how you deal with these emotions that count. Stopping them in their tracks is essential to prevent further overwhelm, frustration and making poor business decisions and choices.

I recently came across a fabulous Forbes article titled ‘The Best Business Advice You’ll Ever Get'. It opens with real honesty stating that most successful entrepreneurs did not do it alone – what a relief. Each entrepreneur interviewed then provided an insight into their success, it’s well worth a read.


The three statements that really stood out for me were:

 

“Be human” by Reece Pacheco, founder, Shelby.tv

How many times I have written people buy from people and I couldn’t agree more with the advice given by Pacheco, who went on to remind us that customers are people to. It can be all too easy to forget who your audience is, what they want (often different from what they need) and how we interact with them. Treat others how you would like to be treated and you can’t go wrong.


“Trust yourself” by Nick Lazaris, president and CEO, Coravin

From my own experience, I know that when self-doubt creeps in I stop trusting myself. Why is it that on occasion we do this, almost forgetting the experience and knowledge we have? Perhaps it’s a combination of those worries I mentioned in the opening of this blog and again how we deal with the feelings we’re experiencing.


"Stop being scared, and jump." Rehan Choudhry, founder, Life is Beautiful

You have taken the brave and amazing step to start your business, you have already taken the biggest jump. Take a moment to ask yourself what is stopping you in your business today to achieve the success you desire and deserve – are you ready to jump again?


Finally, be human, trust yourself, stop being scared and jump

I invite you to take advantage of a special, “Business Breakthrough” coaching session where we’ll work together to uncover the hidden challenges that may be sabotaging the growth of your business and stopping you from taking the next jump. You can find out more and book here.