Starting a business is challenging to say the least. When we begin working towards starting a business we must plan accordingly for all business matters such that we can continually see success. A series of collective wins boosts moral and hope changes to confidence. Maintaining a supportive group around us is often overlooked when starting a business. One of the biggest questions I often get asked by people in a startup or starting a business involves “Why do people not support me?”. More specifically “Why does my family not support me?”. A lot of time the issue arises from the spouse who they themselves fear the possibility of failure. The question we should be asking is “Why do we need our family and loved ones to support us?”. We should in theory not need this support from the external but only from the internal.
How does fear play a role with support?
Fear is an interesting part of human nature. We fear things that we need not fear at all. Our mind plays out a created scenario in a our head and the obsession of replaying it in our head creates a self limiting habit that destroys our opportunities for success. I have spent many coach sessions working with people to adjust their mind set such that new habits are created that do not rely on the support of others.
Why is good communication critical:
In the following video, I review an email by a viewer asking me to help in explaining how to deal with family and lack of support when starting a business. My walk through explains many aspects of the situation and how to deal with it but also how to make a complete mind change. How to deal with the fear and how use communication to make things better. The way to continually grow support is by actively growing our communication skills. Without proper communication many issues will arise including trust and jealousy.
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