Afraid to start?

Good article on Angel Investment Network on how to overcome start-up fears.

People always think I have none. Probably because I had my share of start-up successes (but I also experienced my share of drawbacks guys). They should catch me sleepwalking or getting angry when things don’t go the way I thought they would! So, for the record: I have my fears and obstacles too dudes. But I’m very aware of them and I have my ways to deal with them rapidly. Ganesha is with me! 🙂

In the latest Happinez, there was another good article on conquering excuses. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states the most typical excuses. Funny enough, only one of them sometimes applies to me:

  • No time
  • I’m too old
  • No energy
  • I would disappoint others
  • Hey, that’s me, I can’t change
  • I just can’t
  • Can’t afford it

Only the last one can keep me awake during startup. “Can I still feed my children next month?” Seriously! I found out that talking to the kids helps a lot. Since I raise three completely different ones, it’s interesting to see how they react with very simple reasoning:

  • “Can we now play our daily soccer worldcup match in the garden?”
  • “Lets go for ice cream. I’m buying.”
  • “Where’s mom?”

I guess the main reason I have almost no fears is because I follow my bliss as Joseph Campbell says. He was 25 when the Great Depression started. Imagine that! Maybe we can learn from him. Alan Cohen developed a 12-step method to find your bliss. Thanks for the tip Paulo Coelho!

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One Response to Afraid to start?

  1. Koen says:

    Very nice article, Yves. All starters and entrepreneurs sometimes have their doubts and fears. But focus and being clear to oneself will make part of the journey different.

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