If you are a founder – or thinking about starting your own company – a really important lesson is to realize fear will always be present with you. There’s no way around it.
You will question your ability.
You will wonder what is going to happen to your company tomorrow.
You will be scared to talk to investors, customers and potential new hires.
You will be worried as to what the media will write about you and your idea.
All this will be there, don’t fool yourself otherwise. The best thing for an entrepreneur to do is come to grips with the fact that your fears will persist. The next best thing to do is to find ways to deal with those fears, and to grow through them. Finding advisors, talk with other CEO’s or founders, reading others thoughts about starting companies. All these things help us get through the challenging times of starting our companies.
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