Giving Up: When You Feel The World Is Crashing Down On You

Being an entrepreneur is fun, but that does not mean that there are days where you feel that everything is against you and you feel like giving up. Days when you feel that Mother Nature got in touch with Father Time as well as the entire human race and together they are finding ways to create obstacles to all your goals and dreams. Such days do exist, but there are things which can help keep you from giving up.

 

To get you through these times just remember these 3 truths:

 

1. Giving Up is not the solution, since everything, good or bad, cannot last forever.

 

Then it is not a matter of if, but when your misfortune will end. Believing that it will end will allow your subconscious to start figuring out how to get to that point quicker. You might not find a solution immediately, but your brain is probably already working on it and will show you in due course. You must believe this.

 

2. Giving Up won’t help, since sometimes, it’s just how you look at things.

 

Very often, a problem you are directly involved with for which you cannot find an immediate solution keeps growing bigger in your head. Eventually you can see this problem as taking over all your life. Take a step back and re-evaluate the problem. It might help you to list the negatives of this problem. Then also list the possible positives, yes, that’s right, positives.

 

One time we were very close to finalising a considerably large order with a client. This order would have gone a long way for us to reach the turnover target. At the last minute the client lost funding for the project and the order vanished, overnight. At that time seeing the positive was difficult. We were intending on getting a short term facility from the bank, incurring fees and interests. This was no longer needed – a small consolation. This loss eventually led to a change in policy within the company which required the client to pay a deposit up front with sizeable orders. When the time came soon after for another large order we didn’t require the bank’s assistance and saved a bundle in fees.

 

3. Giving Up is not the answer, since you are probably not a Superhero, you need to speak out.

 

Superheroes can ignore the following advice! For the rest of us, problems immediately seem smaller when we speak to other people about it. Choosing the right people to speak to is important. In business, your friends or partner can listen to a problem, but might not be able to offer any guidance. An experienced accountant or mentor might be a better solution. However it is better to speak to someone than to keep the problem inside of you. There exist many sites like Quora or Reddit where you can post anonymous questions and get the answers from the right people. If nothing else is available speak to your pet or your plants as this has been proven to help.

 

You are also most welcome to speak to me, if you would like to discuss any problems you may be facing. Just leave a comment!

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The FUN Entrepreneur

Having started my first business at the age of 16 I was always eager to dive into the exciting world of entrepreneurship, but seeing so many others fail I sought ways to succeed, not only by making money, but also by having fun whilst doing it!

16 thoughts on “Giving Up: When You Feel The World Is Crashing Down On You

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    • March 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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      I’m glad you found this article useful. Very often people only look at the glamour of entrepreneurship but forget that the stresses and problems that exist in every entrepreneur’s adventure. I double checked the bottom line source and confirmed that its attributed correctly, why do you ask?

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  • July 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm
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    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this difficult article plus the rest of the site is also really good.

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    • July 23, 2016 at 6:40 pm
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      Thanks Coy. It is important than entrepreneurs understand that they are not alone when facing tough challenges. It is common for business owners to feel like the world is really crashing down on them at some point in their life. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel.

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  • November 24, 2016 at 2:33 am
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    Just wanted to say thank you for writing about the darker side of starting your own business. So many other blogs focus only on the good but forget to help entrepreneurs when we feel like giving up and throwing in the towel. I really appreciate your article and thank you for taking the time to write such an honest and useful post.

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    • November 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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