How Entrepreneurs Experience Emotional Stress
Vital Emotions To Success
Perhaps the most emotional career decision made is to be an entrepreneur. The ups and downs can be astounding, and the emotions involved can test the commitment and resolve of even the most stubborn of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial experts claim that there are four emotional stages that almost every entrepreneur passes through on their way to becoming completely comfortable with their new life and career. Both negative and positive.
Of course it is pure exhilaration once you have taken the biggest leap of your life. Despite the uncertainties, you are officially on your way to making your dream a reality. It’s the honeymoon stage. Hopefully the enthusiasm is contagious further boosting the feelings of excitement that propels you forward.
Once the excitement wears off, the next emotion can be loneliness. Leaving old patterns behind can be compounded with feelings of isolation. Develop new patterns and keep the focus on your vision. Develop new skills to push through negative feelings.
Next follows overwhelm. The commitments and obligations can feel overwhelming. Your new venture will require most of your time and energy. While an overall plan is effective this overwhelm can best attended by breaking it all down to the task at hand. Separating it into its parts and bringing your attention to one part at a time moves you along quickly.
Starting a business can truly take an emotional toll and yet the thrill of bringing your vision into fulfillment also brings deep satisfaction. Do your homework, get support and perhaps a business coach to help you through the emotional ride.
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