One of the best ways that I learn about my readers is by regularly checking incoming links to my blog. It was this way that I found an excellent article by Mike Ambrose, a communications guy who writes Krooz: Comments on Communication and Culture.
In Mike’s words,
"The past two weeks have been rough! I developed "Total Fear Paralysis
At Going Out On My Own" and turned to the drugs I know will best numb
the panic for me: McDonald’s, television, and getting lost in the
Wikipedia. Still, I kept thinking "Who am I kidding? My consulting will
never get off the ground and fly!" That is, when I wasn’t thinking
about the bills coming in, especially the money I owe over the next
year for my building’s brick repointing project. Yikes!
of moving on to stronger drugs (like jumping out my fourth-floor
window), I scanned the Web for blog postings from people in the same
dire straights. I tried to find personal stories, along with examples
of errors I’m afraid of making and advice stronger than "Buck up,
you’ll be fine." And these are the people who spoke to me:"
He compiled a list of 10 posts which are remedies for the fear of starting your own business. Thanks for including my post Mike! I really enjoyed reading the others.
All I can say is you are not alone! Everyone has big fears of starting new things, even those you may consider the "pros." So check your perfectionism at the door and just get moving with little things … as the last article Stop Reading Lifehacks recommends:
"Here’s a novel concept for our hack-happy society: stop reading all of
these hacks, step away from the keyboard and actually do something!"
I know everyone here is cheering you on. When one person makes progress busting through fear, it inspires us all.
Thanks for sharing this list, and good luck with your business!