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5 ways to tackle your business fears Apprehensions and fear are part and parcel of every entrepreneur's life, however, only some let it persist. Others resist it. Find out how…

By Samiksha Jain

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Entrepreneurship is not only about taking risks but also dealing with psychological imbalances. It's our nature as entrepreneurs to have a constant fear, which can be overcome only with personal conviction. However, we sometimes find ourselves in uncharted waters causing turmoils in our life. To vanquish these fears and devise an appropriate course of action, we must trust our instincts.

Here are few ways to tackle your business fears:

1. Be Honest About Your Fear

Personal beliefs are extremely powerful and influential, which form the basis of how we react in fearful situations. In order to tackle such things we should ask ourselves hard questions about the uncertainties being faced. Whether it's fear of public speaking or unfamiliarity with handling company finances, employees, need to get specific, you can find a resolution to any predicament once you recognise what it is.

2. Have a Positive Attitude

Revel in your ability to look past fear towards successful outcomes. Learn how to work with any apprehension rather than letting it become a roadblock. Always be cognizant of your attitude, and don't let yourself succumb to your fear. If a pessimistic viewpoint develops, stop and refocus. Get creative and be bold enough to turn the fear into an opportunity for growth.

3. Have a Clear Outlook

Clarity and commitment lessen the anxiety you feel when attempting something new. Rather than avoiding challenges that alarm you, gain a sense of control by understanding the situation. Develop a simple and clear mission with a specific outcome. Stating a tangible result decreases your fear and redirects your energies toward reaching your goals.

4. Trust Yourself

You need to accept that rejections are a part of life and it happens to all of us, but it will only impair your progress if you allow it to. Unshackling yourself from people's expectations and keeping your vision clear will propel you to greater heights.

5. Anticipate Bumps in the Road

You need to realise that there will be moments when you feel disheartened so, rather than dreading it, expect it. Remember that you've been apprehensive before and successfully worked through it. To lessen the impact of stressful periods, indulge in activities that make you happy and act as stress-busters like reading comics, talking to your best friend or listening to good music and others. Engrossing yourself in an enjoyable activity can put fear on the back burner.

Fear is a natural phenomena from which we all suffer but at the end it is our self-confidence and conviction which help us sail through the rough waters.

Samiksha Jain

Former Staff, Entrepreneur.com

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