What Are Some Emotional Challenges Entrepreneurs Have To Deal With?


There is no doubt about the fact that entrepreneurship needs the input of your mental energy. Even though the journey to entrepreneurship is filled with lots of excitement, it can also be equally be frightful. Even though some feelings may not be fun or pleasant, you must remember they are normal. At times, you may be under a lot of pressure to deliver projects on time even as your business is experiencing challenges. Choosing to be an entrepreneur means you have to be prepared to take risks. Below are some emotional challenges of entrepreneur and how to deal with them.

  1. Intense Feelings: Some feelings you could have include passion, doubt, fear and confusion which are all too common. If the intensity of such feelings is too great, then you have to find a way to deal with it. Seek guidance and ways through which you can control them as you run your business.
  2. Stress/Intense Pressure: Running a business is not as simple as most people tend to think. As a you begin the entrepreneurship journey, the thought of learning business management skills and how to operate the business efficiently may cause a bit of anxiety initially. However, if you wish to keep your stress levels in check, you need to learn how to control your stress levels as you learn from the mistakes you make.
  3. Financial Strain: Mostly when things are not working out in business, it usually has to do with cash-flow issues. This can be devastating for you together with your family. Therefore, prepare yourself for any eventualities and that includes financial loss which could possibly occur in the beginning.
  4. Operating With No Guidance: Getting into the world of entrepreneurship means you are starting on a clean slate. Everything depends on your efforts. Even though the thought may be appealing initially, you must understand that you will be operating with little or no guidance and this can be confusing at first and you may become doubtful about your decisions. So, seek guidance from other entrepreneurs and learn the habits of entrepreneur.

So, you are probably wondering: Why be an entrepreneur? The journey is exciting and the challenges only make you a better entrepreneur. As you learn to control the challenges, everything will work out.

What is your most pressing emotional challenge as an entrepreneur?


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2 responses to “What Are Some Emotional Challenges Entrepreneurs Have To Deal With?

  1. Richard, you are spot on with each of these insights. There are indeed many challenges that go along with a new business startup…much to learn along the way and the early stages do indeed present financial challenge as well.

    In a highly competitive business world, finding new clients who know virtually nothing about us as a business owner, our services or product quality etc makes for anxious early days and getting established in a new business certainly doesn’t happen overnight. All the while we have ongoing personal and business expenses that need to be looked after.

  2. So True Don. I’ve been to a few start up meetings and those where some of the concerns many new business owners mentioned even the one who are doing well now.

    Have a bless one!

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