Had a great conversation with a husband and wife about their thoughts, and fears in regards to entrepreneurship.
It turned out that both of them really want to do it but are scared to death. I find almost every time that they are scared because of assumptions they have made about what it takes and how it works.
One of the big ones is their fear of a lack of stability. I find this ironic as I see working a typical job as the most unsecure. A boss totally controls your pay, your daily tasks and your employment. I see being an entrepreneur as the most free, flexible, with the most options and with the opportunities to do more than most any job.
The problem is that most people who go into business are the same type of people who feel like they can do things on their own and they have a tremendous amount of pride. These two attributes can leave them not willing to ask for help with all of the things they should and a focus on doing the wrong things right. Even if realized, there is often a fine line between when to ask for help and when it’s better to figure it out on your own and when your pride is getting in your way or helping you.
It took me many years to learn to ask for help and a few more to understand how my emotions were affecting my decisions. I seek out help even more now and am constantly analyzing my decisions. This is where I really appreciate peer to peer coaching sessions.
When I can sit at the table with people that I can truly be honest with, who understand me more than most ever will and who can give me the reel support, accountability, feedback and education that I need.
If you are reading this and considering going out on your own, let’s talk. If you are already there and could use some help, get with me and try a WAM meeting.
Have a great week.