“I’m just an anxious type.” is a sentence that keeps far too many people — entrepreneurs included — enslaved in maladaptive behavioural and emotional patterns that don’t only risk their health but that of their business as well. Accepting and ultimately identifying with being an “anxious/nervous type” and by extension an “anxious entrepreneur” means you resign to the pattern rather than try to change it. Let’s bust this myth and create a new, more positive identity.
There’s a distinct difference between the way entrepreneurs and employees approach work, setbacks, and the ever amounting challenges life throws at them. Employees tend to do what they are asked to and like to feel safe in their environment. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, love a good challenge, they’re constantly in the lookout for ways to grow and optimise their processes, and thrive even in uncertain times. They own their decisions and taking a significant risk doesn’t hold them back. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Read on to find out.