When you run your own business, you’ll inevitably face crises with serious consequences, and the pressure can cause overwhelming anxiety—fueled by fear and self-doubt, which can compromise your ability to lead effectively. At this moment, remember all the past obstacles you overcame.
And if you feel like you don’t have what it takes to handle the situation, convince yourself that you do. Counter negative thoughts with speciﬁc memories of past crises that you overcame, and tell yourself that you can handle this too. Just like the pep talk a coach might give a football team at halftime, it’s a reminder that you have what it takes to handle whatever comes your way and succeed, despite the challenges.