To overcome the biggest barriers that prevent women from starting a business, we must simply begin with a willingness to let go of the fear of the unknown and the need to be right. What if we never had to be right?
People always say to me that the biggest barrier for them to being able to become an entrepreneur and start a business is their angst and worry that they might fall flat on their faces. Maybe it is fear of the unknown for some, and for others it is their fear of being judged. They make these judgements more real than their capacity to create.
Sadly, too many women allow their fears and the unwillingness to be judged to hold them back from pursuing their dreams, rather than paying attention to what they would like to have now. It’s what keeps them in unfulfilling jobs. They don't feel confident in their ability to create, so they hide behind their fear of it and stay stuck in a pattern of inaction.
This issue, in my view, is ingrained, pervasive and universal. There is a fundamental block at work here that is preventing many women from becoming as successful as they are meant to be. The fear of the unknown and the fear of failing can be immobilizing – it can cause us to do nothing, and therefore be unable to move forward. But when we allow fear to stop our creation, we are likely to miss many new and different possibilities along the way.
I see many amazing women who refuse to make a choice to find out what they need to do today to overcome the biggest barriers that prevent them from starting the business they would like to create. It's just plain scary for these women to leap into an unfamiliar space, especially when they have no idea where they’ll land, or how. They are not willing to go on the adventure of life, they would rather stay on a predictable and safe path. Helen Keller once said, "Life is a daring adventure, or nothing"
The opportunities to create our life as a daring adventure arise every day. Ultimately, being adventurous has little to do with just physical acts and everything to do with the choices we make moment by moment, day by day. Choosing to live without daring adventure, surrendering to our doubts and worries, will spontaneously confine us to live in a constant state of destruction of ourselves. There we will gradually lose sight of new and different possibilities
There is a different choice!
All you need to know right now is that if you're not choosing to create your life as a daring adventure, there is a different option available. If you would like to overcome the biggest barrier that prevents you from starting a business, you have to be willing to create your life as a daring adventure. You are going to have to be these energies that you can choose to be. It is your choice. (The next blog explores the secrets to overcoming these barriers)