It’s time for another post in the Entrepreneur Skills Series. This one focuses yet another must-have skill…
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of courage is:
the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
So why do Entrepreneurs need courage? Well, for starters, you can’t start your own business if you are afraid! Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it is! Fear is a deal-killer in business. Successful business owners require a level of leadership and character far above an everyday employee. It takes courage to assign tasks to staff. It takes courage to launch a new product. It takes courage to walk into a bank and ask for the business loan. It takes courage to be a leader!
Earlier this year, Forbes came out with a great post: 10 Traits of Courageous Leaders
. My favorite one is #8: Make decisions and move forward.
This one hits home for me because so often I talk with clients and colleagues about their seeming inability to get things accomplished. We discuss Time Management
as well as Communication Skills
. But the lack of productivity too often comes from FEAR. They are afraid or have hesitations about doing something. They put off certain items on their to-do list because it is perhaps, a bit uncomfortable.
Does this sound like you? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments. Please share with me how you overcome fear!
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