“But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself…” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Ignoring the Problems: Making Effects Much Worse

In a research conducted by Angela Martin, an associate professor from Tasmanian School of Business and Economics University of Tasmania, the following was revealed to be the causes of stress and anxiety among business owners today:

  • Financial stress due to unpredictable income.
  • High levels of uncertainty where you don’t know where the next job is coming from.
  • High job demands and multiple responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Isolation and lack of social support.
  • High-level responsibility to others including employees and family.
  • Presenteeism”  where you continue to work even if you aren’t well because if you are away the business doesn’t happen.

Lack of support and motivation, uncertainties, and overworking- these issues don’t only cause stress to entrepreneurs, it can also make them doubt themselves and lose their confidence in the decisions they make on their business.

While choosing to ignore these problems in your business is more convenient, it will just make everything worse in the long-run. As a business owner, it is your duty to resolve these issues before they ruin your business, and your personal life as well.

Facing Business Challenges: Your Attitude Matters

As said by everyone’s favorite pirate Captain Jack Sparrow: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” It’s a fact that running your own business and being your own boss is not a piece of cake; there’s always a bunch of business headaches that will keep you up at night- along with the frustration of not having a work-life balance.

However, it is often that the real problem is not the issue itself, but rather the refusal of many entrepreneurs to face the issue. While it’s is easier to ignore these problems, not dealing with them as they arise means there are underlying issues that creep in deep within the foundation of your company, dragging your business down without you even realising it.

Being in denial – both in business and in life – has tremendous negative effects on your overall well-being which can lead to health complications and even loss of your company. When we choose to ignore the problems that we’re supposed to work on, we are likely to feel consumed and withered, affecting our confidence in our personal lives and in our business.

Getting Help from the Right People

While there is no definitive cure for all business challenges, here at Business Coaches Sydney, we have learned few things about guiding business owners through difficult situations. The most important of which is that even if you run your business by yourself, you are not alone in your struggle.

Don’t be afraid to ask for support from the right people. Let go of the idea that only you have the capacity to solve everything, and only you can save yourself. Remember: a problem half shared is a problem half solved. If you start feeling overwhelmed, Business Coaches Sydney can help your business navigate through these challenges, clarify those nerve-wracking business uncertainties, and create plans for the opportunities you have been eyeing to pursue for years.

To top it all, it’s very important to remember that in our pursuit of success, both life and in business, there will be bumps and setbacks that delay you from achieving your goals. Instead of running away from them, confronting these issues will ensure long-term success to your personal and business life. Keep your challenges in perspective, never quit, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from the right people.

If you need a help acting upon these issues, contact Business Coaches Sydney today at 1300 833 574 or send an email to info@businesscoachessydney.com.au

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Garret Norris

Garret is the founder and CEO of Business Coaches Sydney and through his company, remains dedicated as ever to use his training and real life business experience to meet his passion to see business succeed through disciplined management, creative marketing and committed client service.