You quit your job to start a business – How are you really feeling?

You quit your job to start a business – How are you really feeling?

Constant wondering if you’ve done the right thing, made the best decision, am I good enough or have the relevant experience can plague us. This never-ending self-questioning can deplete our confidence and erode our business success. We feel paralyzed by self-doubt. We don’t take those bold actions needed to move the business forward. Until you leave your job and start your business, you can’t know this. Having your own business is probably the biggest tool for introspection and increased self-awareness ever! As business owners, our internal mechanisms are intrinsically linked with the external performance of our business. This meshing of our internal and external worlds can be surprising. After a long, successful career in the corporate sector, you may take for granted your success and your ability to do your role well. You know that on the whole, you have what it takes to do the job and if you question things, it is more likely to be the ability of others and the culture you are working within rather than your own ability and performance. Suddenly, in charge of your own business, you realize that the buck now stops with you. You are what lies between where you are now and the future success of your business. This can be overwhelming for some, invigorating for others. There is no one else to blame. Taking responsibility for your business also means taking responsibility for yourself and your actions. This is where our mind can impede us or propel us. Finding the right support for our internal world is essential to make progress externally. The most common sources of this...
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