There may come a time when you feel like your new business wasn’t meant to be. It might happen just out of the gate or it might take time. It can make you wonder why you ever started this in the first place.
First off, you’re not alone. Everyone has hit this roadblock at some point.
Every entrepreneur has felt the worries and wonders if they made a mistake. They have felt the sting of rejection, failure, and falling flat. They know how it feels to be overwhelmed, in over your head, and just plain tired. Don’t give up!
“When you are going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill.
In the rarest of cases, a new business is a bust. In most cases, roadblocks are merely mindset issues. There is no roadblock that can’t be overcome one way or another.
Look as roadblocks as opportunities to learn.
Address the feelings and thoughts your having and then dig deeper to find the solution to overcome them.
- Fear of failure
- Second-guessing your ideas
- Loss of stamina
- Over or under eating
- Sleeping too much or too little
These issues aren’t typically the roadblock themselves, they compound it and distracts you from simply fixing the problem. The key to fixing any problem starts with your mindset. Making the decision to persevere, find the solution, and manage your thoughts is the key to battling the roadblocks that you hit with your business.
When you feel the urge to quit or move towards despair, consider these options instead:
- Find a mentor or a Business Coach – A mentor is someone who has skill sets that are more advanced than yours. Someone who has been there and done what you are trying to do. They have likely weathered the storms and know that all ships rise with the tide. Having a mentor can help you keep your focus and work out the roadblocks instead of falling into unnecessary depression.
- Crowd-source and Collaborate – Solving a problem can be as easy as crowd-sourcing. The better your community relations, the easier it is to find someone somewhere who has the expertise to fix whatever is broken. Spend your time pouring into others and they will be there when you need them, too. Collaborating with help you brainstorm solutions as well as help take some of the workload off of you.
A new business, and even a seasoned business, is going to hit roadblocks. It’s totally normal. Your best and first line of defense is to adjust your mindset. Having a can-do, positive mindset is the sharpest tool in your box and will be the launching pad for the solutions you need to overcome anything.