“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.
One of the biggest challenges many entrepreneurs — especially coaches and therapists — share at the beginning of their journey is crippling fear of visibility. The idea of showing up online and at various networking events are endless sources of anxiety. If you’re one of them, read on to learn how to get out of this cycle.