Startups are extremely difficult; so if you’re planning a venture, you must know that there will be challenges coming on each step. Some of the challenges may be predicted but many will be unexpected and may make you anxious, fearful or even frustrated.
You may not be able to avoid the upcoming challenges, but with proper planning you can certainly meet them well. A challenge met well will surely replace anxiety, fear and frustration with joy of accomplishment.
Here I am outlining some important points, considering which you can meet most of the startup challenges well and avoid frustration, anxiety and fear.
1- Set Goals
Create a set of clear goals that you can follow step by step. Know how to set aggressive yet achievable goals for your startup.
2- Divide them into Milestones
Divide your clear goals into small milestones, i.e. small action items, daily/weekly targets etc. This is why you need a detailed business plan that contain an action plan. Here’s a quick read on how to write a business plan for startup.
3- Track Your Progress
Follow up on your targets regularly. You may need to use some productivity apps like Calendar, Reminders, etc. to catch up.
4- Collect Feedback
Feedback is always very helpful. Consider all what your customers are saying or what people in your trusted network are suggesting. Using tools like Feedbackly, TruConversion, MicroHero Surveys, etc. can significantly help you turn customers feedback into actionable growth strategy.
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5- Work on the Feedback
Make corrections on immediate basis; respond to the feedback as early as possibly, delay will cause pain only. You must also be families with online reputation management and have a solid strategy for it.
6- Take Calculated Risks
Take calculated risk on experimenting new things. If some experiments fail, don’t just bother about it, as it was an experiment only.
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7- Know How to Manage Stress
Do not over stress yourself; take small breaks, enjoy the family time, have healthy meals, exercise regularly and keep everything simple! Also, know how to de stress yourself at workplace.
8- Keep a Focus
Must focus on what you are doing and make sure that you are fully engaged. If what you are doing doesn’t engage you or you feel things somewhat of supernatural level, you may not be passionate about your mission.
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9- Know the Distractions and Avoid Them
Keep distractions to a minimum; when it’s work, it’s just work! Saying ‘no’ to random opportunities is a big plus.
10- Face the Fears
Know the fears and manage them effectively.
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The above 10 are some of the best practices that create an enjoyable mental state, and there can be more options to develop a healthy and productive startup environment. Do check some more related reads to help you battle entrepreneurial stress better.