I am interested on whether folks in this Community have experienced overwhelming fear/stress that has “frozen” their progress at any stage in their startup / Entrepreneurial career, and if so, how they overcame it?
It is said that the quality of any new business is as much down to the people as it is the business idea, but something that just recently occurred to me was how so many very well educated, competent and skilled entrepreneurs “crash” not because of a poor idea, or lack of competent skills but because of the impact of Fear and high levels of stress on their own well being.
Do you agree with this? Have you seen it first hand in practice?
Sadly, I have, and I am overcoming a phase of being “numbed” and I am now looking at strategies to get myself back on track (everything from mindfulness, to functional medicine approaches of Health Supplements that ease the impact of stress on the brain etc).
In doing so, I want to share my learnings with others but I am conscious that it may be a very personal experience that no one else has felt or experienced which is why I don’t want to presume it has affected others.