Here’s how you can overcome anxiety as an entrepreneur and direct seller, and build a great foundation for success in your field. Even if you’re just starting to think about being an entrepreneur or if you are a veteran direct seller, anxiety is a common experience that you can learn how to manage. In this article, we list some techniques that will help you overcome anxiety and boldly achieve your goals.
Why Is Anxiety Important To Manage?
Considering the times that we are living in – with economic upheavals and a global pandemic, you will find that you are not alone in your anxiety. The difference between success and failure is how well you manage your anxiety as a direct seller. It is normal to feel the stress of uncertainty, to be afraid and to struggle to focus.
To avoid physical and mental burnout, it’s important to analyse what you can control and let go of things that are out of your control. So next time you are feeling anxious, remember that even the most successful businesspeople feel what you are feeling. Take a deep breath, acknowledge what you are feeling, don’t judge yourself. You have all you need to overcome anxiety!
How To Overcome Anxiety
1. Take Stock and Take Control
As an entrepreneur, your list of things to do can be overwhelming. A way to take control of that is to identify which of those tasks are causing you anxiety, and move those to the top of your list. Part of taking control is also being honest with yourself about what tasks you can delegate to your fellow teammates. Be realistic about what you can do yourself and what you need help with.
2. Visualise The Worst-Case Scenario
A lot of fear is based on imaginary outcomes. 99.9% of what you think can go wrong is not even realistic. For your own mental and physical well-being, list out things that you think might go wrong. Then, cross out everything you know can never happen to you. Then, prioritise the things that you can control if they do go wrong – and understand that you can bounce back from it.
3. Be Proactive
Taking action rather than sitting with your fears will pay off in the long run. Take the small steps that you can. Put yourself out there, and seek advice and support from your QNET family. Every small step that you take is a step towards managing your anxiety. You will feel better knowing that you are doing something, anything.
4. Invest In Yourself
List things you know will help you reduce your anxiety and add it to your daily schedule. Feel like you’re lacking skills? Take a course. Want to feel in control of your health? Add an exercise routine. Want to reduce your time on social media and refocus that time on something productive? Set a time limit for your accounts. To overcome anxiety, you need to put yourself first.