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Start Where You Are

The most cliché statement of entrepreneurship is, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD please just START! It has become cliché because it is so TRUE. I speak with people every day with great ideas, great mentors, and access to resources, yet they stay stuck in their heads and never actually transform their idea into reality. And even though the person changes, the reasons all remain the same.

Let me explain the three most common reasons people struggle with entrepreneurship and even more importantly HOW to overcome them:

1. Fear of Failure:

One of the main reasons people struggle to start where they are in entrepreneurship is a fear of failure. Starting a business can be a risky proposition, and the fear of failure can be paralyzing. To overcome this fear, it can be helpful to reframe failure as a learning opportunity and to focus on the potential rewards of taking the risk. It can also be helpful to start small and gradually build up momentum and confidence.

2. Lack of Clarity:

Another reason people struggle to start where they are in entrepreneurship is a lack of clarity about their goals and vision. Without a clear direction, it can be difficult to take action and make progress. To overcome this, it can be helpful to spend time clarifying your vision and setting specific, measurable goals. This can help you stay focused and motivated as you move forward.

3. Perfectionism:

A third reason people struggle to start where they are in entrepreneurship is a tendency toward perfectionism. When we set high standards for ourselves, it can be easy to get stuck in the planning stage and never actually take action. To overcome this, it can be helpful to adopt a mindset of "progress, not perfection" and to focus on taking consistent action toward your goals. This can help you build momentum and make progress, even if your efforts are not perfect.

Overall, starting where you are in entrepreneurship requires a combination of mindset, strategy, and action. By overcoming the fear of failure, clarifying your goals and vision, and adopting a mindset of progress, not perfection, you can take the first steps toward building a successful business. It's important to remember that entrepreneurship is a journey, and that progress often comes from taking small, consistent steps towards your goals.


I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.

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Don’t allow your life to become what you should have done or what you wish you could have accomplished. Instead, step into the greatness that is your destiny and start creating, building, and elevating the life of your dreams.

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