What Are Panic Attacks?
According to the Anxiety Depression Association of America, Panic attacks can be identified as palpitations, accelerated heart rate or pounding heart, sweating, shaking or trembling, and a sensation of smothering or shortness of breath accompany the intense discomfort or fear of a panic attack.
Let’s face it, starting a new business is no easy feat! If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms above you are normal and it’s natural to feel discomfort when approaching the unknown for the first time. Of course, we are not talking about panic attacks with serious identifications as those above. I want you to understand that starting down the unknown and sometimes lonely road of launching a business can be scary.
I also want to make note that starting a business in a direction that is new and will become your next career is even scarier. What happens when you lose your confidence because you’re in a position in life that you never planned for or even saw coming and you’re tired of having to prove yourself and/or defend your decisions.
You were a professional before you came to this job and now all of the sudden you feel like you don’t fit because you’re not in your world anymore. You were in the military and now you’re in the civilian world and the systems are not bringing about that familiar cohesion that was a way of life for you. Instead the team seems happy with backwards or non-existent systems because they have been functioning that way for 10 – 20 years and are fine with being just OK .
I remember the stages and days of anxiety when I started my business; I had a huge event that stopped my life for a period. My mom died on her birthday at 93 years old. Getting back from this blow was tough. My wife and I had taken the steps to get our business license, mailbox, set up our office, and we had been blessed with clients prior to our business start up. Things couldn’t have been better; then came this normal occurrence in life.
How do you:
- Know your business and materials inside and out
- Have several paydays resulting from very little work on your part for your clients
- Know you are getting short on cash,
- Begin suffering from anxiety and you put off taking that first, important, and very necessary step in order for your business to officially launch?
Well that happened to me. I had a flashback of all the negative occurrences I had had in the courthouses so I kept procrastinating and finding excuses or other things to do so that I wouldn’t have to execute my plan. The funnier thing is when I finally executed, everything was different; all of the people I encountered and met that day were extremely helpful and kind to me. Just the opposite of my past negative experiences and it took only 10 minutes to execute and we were in business with our first client with a four figure payout. I wasted approximately two weeks due to my anxiety and had I used that negativity and fear as fuel, money should have been in the bank and I would have already gained the confidence of my client to refer more business.
LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA…..
Focus on what’s important. Capture the Good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out,
TAKE ANOTHER SHOT(FB,11/1/2016).