Dear Entrepreneur,

Don’t make excuses. There are a million reasons why you can’t, shouldn’t, or won’t start or continue running a business right now. It could be that you don’t have enough money, you’re super busy, there’s a global pandemic going on, you’ve got too much on your plate, you’re tired, your gut feeling tells you that it’s not the right time, or simply because you just realized that your “awesome” idea actually sucks. The truth is if you choose to live in fear of failure, you’ll be fluent in excuses.

Yes, all of these excuses might be true, but if you really want to start or continue running a business, no excuse should ever be powerful enough to hold you back. Your fear will only hold you back when you let it. If you find yourself always giving excuses, ensure you address this head-on. You can do this by taking a moment to write down all of the reasons why you think you can’t, and then, take them one at a time.

If you think that you can’t start a business because you don’t have enough money, could you find a way to get started with what you have? If you think you’re too busy, could you eliminate something from your schedule to free up time? I have come to understand that anything is possible once you set your mind on the goal; not the obstacle.

With love,