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Fight small business fear with performance

Anyone who has contemplated forsaking the perceived, if not real, security of employment to start a business has come face-to-face with the real possibility, as well as the dangers, of failure. Indeed, countless prospective owners discontinue their entrepreneurial pursuits for fear of losing too much –- the risk being just too great.

But fear can be an immobilizer — holding you back; or a motivator — giving you critical information. The only way to make sure it’s the latter is through performance, which includes being nimble and flexible, all of which require you to be armed with what I call, “the fear-fighting tools.” Here’s my short list of fear-fighting tools: awareness, knowledge, experience, training, planning, preparedness, decisiveness and execution.

In an interview today with Peter Meyer, author of “Warp-Speed Growth,” on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, we talked about overcoming fear and being an effective manager even in a difficult economic environment. Peter is a world-class management expert. Click on the listening option below and take a few minutes to listen to our discussion on this very timely topic. And if you have something to contribute to this discussion, please post those comments here so that others can learn from you.

Finally, remember that once you have full command of the fear-fighting tools you can replace fear with its archenemy, total confidence. Good luck.

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