Starting your own practice can be scary. You’re out on your own, relying on your personal skills and business know-how for success. Your response determines your experience.
As much as we all might wish it, there’s no way of knowing what the future holds. If nothing else, the last two years has taught us that much. The unknown is big and sometimes scary looking. But it arrives nonetheless at some stage. How will you meet it?
You can allow the fear of failure to stop you from succeeding, or you can rise to the occasion.
Here are some of our top tips to conquer your fear of the unknown and rise to the occasion.
1. Learn and equip yourself
Yes, the future is unknown. That’s for sure.
While we can’t possibly equip ourselves for all eventualities, we can be prepared for some of them. Researching your new venture will assist you in developing a plan for eventualities in your business that while new and unknown to you, others have already experienced.
Learn from the mistakes (and successes) of those who have come before you. Equip yourself with the know-how to have a plan in place. Some things can be planned for to a certain degree.
For example, you’re only human and will probably get sick at some point. What’s your plan for sick leave now you’re on your own? Do you have a savings plan in place? There’s some great advice available online from other professionals who’ve navigated the very waters you’re in now.
2. Lean on your community
Staring into the unknown is a little less scary when there’s someone by your side.
Connect yourself with a community, both professionally and personally who can provide you with the support you will need.
Not sure where to find a community? Wellshare values providing opportunities for passionate health and wellness professionals to support and encourage one another as they grow their businesses.
3. Begin and succeed.
Yes, the unknown is scary. But it’s also exciting. It doesn’t have to be failure that’s out there lurking in the gloom. Maybe it’s success.
Until you begin your journey, you won’t get to experience the highlights that will come with your business. There will be lowlights too, but focus for now on the good that’s awaiting you.
The possibilities are wide open at the moment, you just need to step up. You can do it.
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