Minimising Almighty Pressures: The Ways We Can Overcome The Stress Of Setting Up A Business


While there are so many different components of ensuring that your new business goes smoothly, especially during the first 6 months, of all of the numerous tasks that are asked of you, from saving money to ensuring that your employees get paid every month, understandably there can be a lot of stress. Setting up the business is one of the most challenging things that anybody can do and when we look at the entire prospect, it is incredibly exciting. It opens up so many different opportunities and gives us the chance to pursue our dreams. But on the flip side, there is a very stark reality. Learning to cope with those pressures is partly to do with having the right tools but it’s also about using your experiences sufficiently. What are the best tactics to minimise this feeling of stress?


Asking For Help Is Not A Weakness

There are so many resources out there from the very beginning of your journey; look at when you set up your business account, you needed the bank to hold your hand through every little step. And there are people who feel that asking for help is a sign of weakness. The fact of the matter is that when you ask for help you’re not holding your hands up in the air and saying “I can’t do anything,” but it’s about remembering the importance of benefit in the business and not worrying about highlighting your specific weaknesses. Highlighting your weakness is actually a very strong point. When you start to ask for help especially when there are parts of the business that seem like alien concepts to you, you must welcome the resources. There are professional organisations that can help but there are also people that can mentor you. A mentor is fantastic because they are someone who’s been through it before. Sometimes when we are in charge of a group of people we feel that we’ve got to display certain leadership qualities that make us look self-sufficient. It’s far more admirable for you to ask for help when you need it rather than giving up later.


Be Clear With Your Goals

Every goal needs to be broken down into it’s most finite form. Having generalized goals such as acquiring X amount of profit piles the pressure. Having control over the circumstances is about having a clear to-do list every single day. When you have a massive list of chores, even the most experienced business owner can find themselves under pressure. If you feel the stress of every task you need to ascertain how long each task takes and which ones are the most important. This tactic is something that many business leaders use to prioritise but they also use to reiterate the message that not everything is urgent. When you start to look at your to-do list, if you can only focus on the important tasks you might be surprised how few of them there are. This helps to add more clarity to your day which will calm you down.


Stop Striving For Perfection

Starting up a business means that we have to hit the ground running and this pressure can get to the best of us. The idea of perfection is something that’s not attainable. When we have a massive vision for what we want to achieve trying to settle for anything less feels like we’ve failed. We have to remember that when we strive for perfection it’s not just about us; it’s about our employees as well. When we refuse to be flexible this can cause a lot of tension and anxiety among the ranks. On occasion, we have got to settle for something being less than perfect. When we look at the long run, we have to accept the fact that there will be bumps in the road.


There Is No Shame In Getting Away

Learning how to run a business means you will learn a lot about yourself. As we develop our skills or look towards making the business a fully functioning entity there can be major oversights on our part. But after a while those 15-hour days, 7 days a week soon creep up on us. Learning to minimise stress is about delegating but also getting away from the fold on occasion. This notion of work-life balance is communicated so much but it applies to us as much as it does to our employees. Think about the methods that can help calm you down and stop you thinking about the business every second of the day. If you start to think like this it’s going to have an impact on your home life and on the people who care about you.

It is stressful but if we can learn to pinpoint the major problems that are generally associated with starting a business we will be able to overcome them so we don’t feel the almighty pressures.





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