However, if you fail to prepare then you should prepare to fail. And although you can’t prepare for everything that will come your way, there are some things that pretty much everyone who has gone into business has experienced, and you should be ready for. All that stuff aside, you also need to make sure you have a credible business idea and plan in the first place.
So what are these mystical things you should be ready for that will determine if you really are ready to start a business?
Thomas Edison made around 1000 attempts to invent the lightbulb that all failed.
The trick is to fail fast and forward if you’re going to fail that is. So long as you learn something from your failure and use it as a stepping stone on to the next step then it’s not really a failure. It’s just another step on the road to success.
Get used to hearing no and don’t take it personally. It’s just business.
BEING FLAT BROKE
On the bright side, there are some things you can do to make your transition from employed to self-employed as financially pain-free as possible. But at some point, I’d be pretty sure you will encounter some pain. Have a read of my post about how to go freelance without going broke for a few tips.
OH SO LONELY
NOT EVERYONE WILL SHARE YOUR PASSION
This one will take superhuman levels of strength but rise above it. Acknowledge that they don’t want to admit to being a sore ass sorry loser that hasn’t done anything with their lives except pay their gas bills on time, and accept that you (thankfully) are not them and therefore you have no concerns over their sorry, boring lives. You are in control of your life.
BE A MAN/WOMAN WITH A PLAN
Chase your dreams and don’t be deterred.