7 Reasons to Trust Your Gut When Starting a Business You know what's right for you, so trust yourself!

By Kartik Jobanputra

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Starting a business is an exciting but daunting prospect. You need to consider many factors when taking the plunge and deciding whether or not you can make it a success. One crucial factor that shouldn't be overlooked is trusting your gut.

Trusting your gut means more than just relying on instinct or being impulsive. It's about trusting your intuition and decisions when starting a business. It's about learning how to recognize the signs that something isn't right and taking action accordingly rather than having an emotional reaction to every situation. Knowing how to trust your gut can help you make decisions confidently, even in uncertain times.

Related: Should You Actually Trust Your Gut Feelings?

Why should you trust your gut?

  1. You know what's right for you. Every decision you make needs to be right for you and your business. While opinions from family and friends are valuable, ultimately, you should make the final call based on what you believe is best for you and your business. Only by listening to what feels right internally can you make the right decision for yourself and your venture.
  2. Recognize patterns. Experienced entrepreneurs know how to identify patterns in their businesses that signal opportunities or challenges ahead. Learning to read between the lines will help inform decisions that lead to growth and success for your business. Recognizing patterns also enables you to spot potential problems before they become too big of an issue so that issues can be addressed quickly as they arise.
  3. Make quick decisions. Trusted entrepreneurs take decisive action when faced with difficult situations rather than dwelling on them for too long or overthinking their options. This helps them move quickly from one challenge or opportunity to another without getting bogged down in analysis paralysis or second-guessing themselves due to fear of failure or change. By identifying patterns in their businesses, trusted entrepreneurs can make quick decisions with confidence that align with their core values and goals for their company without hesitation or indecision, delaying progress or putting them at risk of missing out on potential opportunities down the line due to lack of action now.
  4. Stay true to yourself. One crucial thing successful entrepreneurs understand is staying true to who they are as individuals while running their businesses regardless of external pressures from peers, industry trends, etc. Staying true allows them to remain focused on achieving their goals rather than being distracted by temporary fads or industry hype since trust relies heavily on consistency over time.
  5. Don't get caught up in the details. Many entrepreneurs get caught up in details when starting a business instead of focusing on what matters most: the people involved in making things happen! That's why trusted entrepreneurs prioritize relationships over tasks; they understand that building strong relationships between key stakeholders is essential for long-term success, even if it requires extra effort during tough times like start-up phases which may require everyone to work together diligently until stability sets in!
  6. Listen to advice but ignore the noise. A successful entrepreneur understands where the advice comes from before accepting it; advice from experienced professionals should be taken seriously, but input from random strangers should be ignored since chances are it might not have a basis in reality nor provide any tangible benefits, either short term or long term! That's why trusted entrepreneurs listen carefully before acting upon feedback received because sometimes "no" is just as important as "yes"! Additionally, if the advice does come from someone reputable, then there's no harm double checking facts provided out of precaution because mistakes can happen, so always verify information correctly before proceeding!
  7. Embrace failure. Ultimately failure happens, but it doesn't mean destruction; failure provides valuable lessons which can help shape future decisions made by trusting entrepreneurs who embrace adversity instead of running away from it because when done correctly, failure leads us closer to our desired outcomes, not away from them due diligence coupled dedication paying off eventually if persistent enough!

Related: Know When to Trust Your Gut and When to Seek Outside Advice


Starting a business requires courage and conviction. Trusting your gut is just one way successful entrepreneurs learn how to manage risks while navigating uncharted territory successfully!

It's all about learning how to recognize patterns within our environment, spotting opportunities, taking decisive actions while staying true to ourselves, never allowing outside noise to distract us and focusing solely on what matters.

Energy is spent unnecessarily, so always trust your gut and never settle for anything less than the best. Strive higher — only then will you reap the rewards.

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Kartik Jobanputra

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor

Founder & CEO

Benevolent by nature, Kartik is a diverse man of diverse and unpredictable choices, a serial entrepreneur. One may find him not just reading stoics or seizing the present like jumping off a plane. He is pro skydiver/licensed scuba. He doesn’t speak in hypotheticals and lives life by doing.

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