How to Overcome Challenges and Obstacles as an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 11, 2013
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The day you make up your mind to start a business is the day your name will be written in the ‘’book of world changers’’.  Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as some people think. You have to overcome obstacles and limitations as an entrepreneur.

Here are nine suggestions on how to do that.

1.     Move with Positive Thinkers.

If you’re surrounded by positive minded people, you will focus more on achieving your dreams even when the going seems tough. If you move with negative minded people, your mind will be corrupted, and soon enough you will 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 about how to overcome obstacles.

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 their business in 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 and how you’re going to overcome the obstacles.

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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 can be your best business partners, so don’t see challenges as a personal affront; see overcoming obstacles and challenges 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.

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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.

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. 

Image Credit: Andrea Piacquadio; Pexels

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.