You have come up with a fantastic new business idea and you are ready to launch forward onto an amazing new journey, then all of a sudden you hit the breaks and come to a complete stand still. What happened you say to yourself as you look around and see nothing but the dust cloud you created by hitting your breaks so hard?

You were so excited about your new adventure; you shared it with your family at the weekend BBQ and at the top of his lungs Uncle Ed shouts out, “Are you nuts, you will never be successful doing that just get a new job!” The BBQ becomes deathly quiet as everyone looks to you for a response, as you slither away never to mention your dream again. Have you been there?

So many people give up just before they are truly successful, most cases they quit the day before it all was to happen. The key to overcoming this particular reason for not starting your own business is to surround yourself with a coach or mastermind group that will encourage you and keep you focused on the right track.

There is an old saying, Beware with whom you share your dreams with as some are there to only steal your dreams. The dream stealers are those like Uncle Ed in the story above; perhaps they really care and don’t want to see you get hurt. In most situations like this it is usually because they are jealous or envious of your ambition, they wish they could do what you are doing. The easiest way to make yourself feel better is to make someone else hurt or discouraged. I do not believe this is usually an intentional behavior, never the less it is a real reaction to someone stepping out of what is considered to be the norm.

Understand this; you can do anything you set your mind to do, if you have a passion for it. Develop a working group/support group that you meet with weekly on the phone or for coffee, allow this to be your place to share. As you grow and become stronger & more focused you may be able to cut the meetings back to bi-weekly or monthly. This is another reason to hire a Business Coach, as they will assist you in staying focused, reaching your goals & objectives, and being your personal cheerleader as you move through your journey.

Do not feel bad that you do not share your dreams with everyone, there will be a time & place to share with them when you are stronger and more focused on your road map to success. If you have found this to be your reason not to start your dream business time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move forward. Remember if you want it bad enough nothing will be able to stop you.

Author's Bio: 

Robin Hardy is well known for her expertise in guiding men & women into creating tangible actionable results through Media Training, PR Consulting, Creative Development, Marketing and Business Plans. With over 12 years experience Robin ensures that her clients create a solid sense of direction leading to greater profitability. Her methods empower people to stretch beyond their limitations, re-invent through a solid sense of self-esteem and deepen their levels of confidence for unstoppable success. Robin speaks nationally, teaches on college campuses and coaches individuals, small business owners and entrepreneurs. As Development Director & Feminine Leader for The Amazing Woman’s Day Movement she contributes her insights to empowering women entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether it be as an Empowered Options Coach, An Inspirational Speaker, An Author or host of Empowering you Radio, there’s one thing for certain; Robin is dedicated to helping others achieve their wildest dreams.