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How can you overcome the fear of starting a business?

The fear instilled in starting a business and the need to overcome it.


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Rajnish Prajapat

3 years ago | 2 min read

Nothing Scares Me In Business.

I’m going to tell you why I lack fear in business.

It’s because I fear something so much.

I fear the health and well-being of my family so much, and I mean I’m crippled by it. Hence, why, when you’re a grown man and you get up during a vacation and go to some weird corner and pray for your mom to wake up. Do you know? This really happens to me.

I am so fearful of the health and well-being of the 10 to 15 people closest to me in my life. It is disproportionately the most important thing in the world to me that it just makes everything else so easy.

The thought of losing all of my money is often so weirdly exciting because I know I have the talent to rise back up. Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I want legacy and impact.

I dream of buying the Jets or having somebody say, “This is it. This was the guy. He was one of the best entrepreneurs of this generation.” Then I think about that title being bless upon me and then immediately getting a phone call and hearing that Someone (My closest) died. None of it would matter.

I would be devastated. Then I see how I feel and since I feel awful, well then why in the world would I get caught up in the money or the business?

You only have one life. I live mine at the moment. I care deeply about every human interaction I have.

In those meetings, I’m not thinking about business, or money, or success. I’m thinking about life. About what really matters. About the individual standing right in front of me.

There are definitely personal vulnerabilities that I have that I’m aware of, but I am super not scared when it comes to business.

I’ve been doing it my whole life. I’ve always been good at it. There is no reason to fear money or a meeting or a deal.

Why does it matter? You can’t sell the unsellable. You can’t change the way the other person treats you at the moment. You can’t change their perception, or circumstance or what they had for breakfast that morning that has put them in a bad mood.

So why let it bother you?

You have to deploy understanding, empathy and compassion. You have to be you, and not be afraid to fail.

It just takes time. Confidence builds and reality set in. You lose your fear of not doing, not trying, not caring what other people think.

You become free, and then the fun really begins to start.

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