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How to Overcome Challenges and Obstacles as an Entrepreneur

| April 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

Overcome ObstaclesThe day you make up your mind to start a business, that’s the day your name will be written in the ‘’book of world changers’’.  Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as some people think. If it was, we would have a high number of job opportunities.

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner reading this content, congratulations! You’re indeed a blessing to the world.

Without mincing words, here are 9 ways to overcome obstacles and limitations as an entrepreneur.

1.     Move with Positive Thinkers

If you’re surrounded with positive minded people, you’ll focus more on achieving your dreams even when the going seems tough.  If you move with negative minded people, your mind would be corrupted, and soon enough you’ll lose zeal and focus.

Ignore naysayers and build a network of positive minded people. Don’t make ‘’anyhow’’ friends, build relationships with people that share the same goal and vision.

2.     Go Back to Your Roots

It’s easy to lose focus and start doubting your mission as an entrepreneur. Anytime you feel like you’re discouraged, don’t give in. Go back to your roots and re-think (or re-analyze) on why you started the business at the first place.

Write down your goals and put them on the wall (a visible area), and meditate on it.

Soon enough, you’d be energized and more determined to face any obstacle.

3.     Don’t Give Up, Keep Trying

Do you think we would have been able to have all the nice and beautiful things we have today if people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs had given up their businesses?

Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page started from a University dormitory but today, they control the biggest firms in the world. I know it’s not easy to be an entrepreneur but, you must understand that it is not where you are that matters, but where you’re going.

Keep trying even when the going seems tough. Never give up!

Pro tip: Be persistent. Keep trying and with time, you’d experience that breakthrough you’ve always wanted.

4.     Change Your Thoughts–Meditate on the Right Things

Thoughts are pictures or images of the mind with constructive or destructive meaning. They are machines of the mind that can either grow or destroy your business. Your thoughts determine whether you’re go far in business or not.

If you desire to become a world-celebrated entrepreneur, change your thoughts!

Re-frame your thoughts by moving with positive thinkers, reading inspirational and motivational books, listening to inspirational messages, and meditating on the right materials.

Pro tip: Change your thoughts and become a successful entrepreneur.

5.     Change your Perception Towards Challenges

Challenges are your best business partners so, don’t see challenges as a personal affront; see it as a stepping stone to your promotion.

6.     Don’t Overwork Yourself–Outsource

As an entrepreneur, you like doing everything 24/7. Not only are you doing what you love, you’re also working on projects you’re not good at. If you’re someone like this, my advice to you today is to outsource the areas you’re weak at to save eons of time.

Pro tip: This may sound stupid or absurd but it’s the truth, you’ll be more productive if you outsource your weaknesses (the things you’re not good at).

7.     Make Tenacity your Friend

‘’Where there’s a will, there’s a way”…

My top tip for overcoming limitations as an entrepreneur is to believe in YOU. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will! Believe that there’s nothing you can’t achieve.

Stand up tall and say, ”I believe in the possibility of a bright future”.

8.     Think BIG!

The universe does not support small dreams.  Make your dream big so that the universe would be part of it.

9.     Work Smarter, Not Harder

When I first started out online as a guest blogger, I worked so hard and within the space of 4 months, I published over 100 guest posts. After about 3 weeks, I met a fellow entrepreneur (a guest blogger) who doesn’t write as much as I do, but gets a large chunk of organic traffic and makes 5 figures guest blogging.

If you think that working hard is the secret to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you’re wrong. If it was, why are Carpenters and Bricklayers not the richest people in the world today?

Pro tip: stop working hard–work smart!

Do one thing at a time and measure your results consecutively!

Your Turn to Dazzle Me!

If Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Warren Buffet, Anita Campbell, Pratik Dholakiya, and Ann Smarty can make it, you sure can, too.

Anything is possible.

Were you inspired reading this content? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

I’d be waiting to reply.

Daniel Adetunji is a creative guest blogger and web content writer who help small businesses generate leads and drive traffic with guest blogging. Daniel has mastered the art of guest blogging, and he knows what works and what doesn’t. You can find him on Twitter: @adetunjiwrites

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  • Hasan

    Hi Daniel Adetunji ,

    Thank you for your motivation … you have reminded me of many things … important things for an entrepreneur.

    I am starting out my entrepreneurship journey … and I have a question.
    I am weak at developing a website/software/app. … so according to you I need to outsource it. BUT how can I ensure that those who develop my system would not steal it later?



  • Jayden Chu

    Hat’s off for this!! Obstacles is frequent at all, but that obstacles is the basis for molding if we learn how to motivate it. Think big even if your small . never take problem seriously instead make it smartly. love the #1 :)

  • LaurenSmith2

    Thank you for this inspiring article! I especially agree with your points on surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded people and to never give up :-). What has also helped me as an entrepreneur is Margie Warrell’s book, Stop Playing Safe: Rethink Risk. Unlock the Power of Courage. Achieve Outstanding Success. What I gleaned from the most in her book is how to bounce back from setbacks with a greater resilience, which is very important when you are growing weary on those bad days. I highly recommend this read – you can find the author’s website here:

  • Saurabh Gupta

    Really awesome article…

  • Julie and Don

    So true. Makes me feel more motivated. A keeper of an article

  • Kathy

    Daniel, I really enjoyed your article, but I noticed some typos. You should send me your drafts for proofreading before you publish!

  • Jonathan Morgan

    This was an interesting read; very informing. Strat-talking has a good article on this subject as well.