Starting a new Business is a very scary thing to do, especially for someone who has been sheltered under the concrete jungle for many years! There are so many things to consider, time, money, relationships!
There’s so much to learn and at the beginning I was completely overwhelmed and frozen with fear! What do I need to do now and what do I have to do next! I have no idea! A part of me was so excited but the other part of scared out of its wits! Can those of you who started a business relate?
It takes a lot of courage and focus on the purpose – why did you do this. It requires a change of mindset from the known to the unknown. In the beginning, I procrastinate a lot. I prefer to focus on my job because it is something that I know and I waited until the week end to work on the business, making the excuse that I was busy at work.
Further, every business requires capital and investment, ie spending money. I had anxiety attacks when I paid my first instalment for my business. When I was an Accountant, I used to releasing hundreds of thousands of funds, but when I was paying for my $1000 of deposit, I broke into cold sweat!
It takes guts and courage to start a business. It requires a complete different mindset and at the end of the day, it is what I love about it! After almost 30 years in the corporate world, the Online Marketing Business presents different challenges and open my eyes to all the opportunities created in the digital economy. I felt that I have finally taken control of my own life, my own destiny. I am not subjected to restructure or change of management. I create my own structure and I am my own management. I’m in control of my financial future!