Starting a consulting business can be a fearful undertaking. There are both legitimate financial fears—after leaving the security of a salaried job—and general worries, such as, am I good enough to do this? Who am I to think I can do this?
An article on StartupNation.com urges entrepreneurs to face their fears.
Entrepreneur Mike Wade advises not to avoid the fear, but not to give in to it, either. Among his tips:
Embrace fear – It can serve a legitimate purpose. But do the thing you fear anyway.
Face your fears once each day – Do something you’ve been putting off every day and you can start building up your tolerance.
Don’t listen to the naysayers – Instead, listen to the people who have achieved what you want. Seek advice from people who have been successful at running consulting businesses, not from people afraid to leave their corporate jobs and do what you’re doing.
Find mentors – Startup Nation and SCORE provide online communities to support entrepreneurs. Wade also suggests finding a consultant you admire in your area to ask for advice. Even if you’re afraid of doing it, try it anyway.
It takes a lot of courage to leave a secure job and start your own consulting business. If you’ve had success fighting your fears, share your stories in the Comments section below.
And to follow-through on the tips introduced in this short article, be sure to download your free copy of the special report on How to Start a Computer Consulting Business: 6 Proven Ways to Build Your Initial Client Base.
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