We’ve all heard the stories of start-ups that had their origins in dorm rooms or garages and are now publicly-traded companies that are raking in billions. The possibility of similar success can lure many people into trying their hands at creating their own companies and going after their dreams. And, being an entrepreneur can be a highly rewarding experience – it gives you the opportunity to follow your passions, be your own boss, and set your own schedule. It also provides you with valuable challenges that allow you to use your strengths, stretch yourself in ways you may not have anticipated, and become incredibly resourceful.
However, the truth is, the path from taking the first step of hanging out your shingle to raking in millions can sometimes be a long and arduous journey. As a result, self-doubt, anxiety, and stress are issues with which many entrepreneurs deal. Therefore, learning how to manage the uncertainty associated with getting a business off the ground is a valuable skill for all entrepreneurs to ensure they maintain a sense of well-being.
Recently, I was featured in an article in Madame Noire in which I addressed this very issue. If you are an entrepreneur, or are considering becoming one, I suggest you read this article that provides some helpful tips for dealing with the frustrations associated with launching a business.