By: Ibrahim Alamin
1. They make it too big
Rather than focusing on a building a business, people think about building an empire. They try to build rome as opposed to starting with their own little section. It is proven that the larger you make a task in your mind, the more unlikely you are to do it. It is better to break tasks down into very manageable actions you know that you can handle. Instead of focusing on building a huge multimillion dollar, try focusing on making just 1 sale.
2. They're afraid of failing
Failing is super scary, but anything worth doing is scary. Failing is not the end of the world, in fact, it is often a very necessary step in progressing. If your original idea fails, you may just need to step back, reexamine and go at it again. Use the failure as an opportunity to figure out what went wrong and how to correct it.
3. They're afraid of going broke
Again, this is very much linked to the "go big or go home" attitude people think they need in order to launch a business. Try to launch for as little money as possible. You don't need a fancy website or an office or even business cards. All you need is a product and people that want to buy it.
Starting a business doesn't mean you have to quit your day job or drop out of school. It could be as simple as selling your expertise in your career or a hobby to someone that is willing to pay you to learn it. I dare you to get out there and start something. You'll be surprised what you may accomplish.