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The Four Greatest Fears Of Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.--Nelson Mandela

For the people who embark on uncertain journey like that of building an enterprise from scratch, the nature of fear is different. Entrepreneurs often come across more than one aspect of fear rather they regularly expose themselves to the multiple facets of it. At times, it is all consuming and frightening and the next it forces people to act faster and to make bold decisions. Similarly, it also paralyzes us, makes us weak and manipulates our decisions.

Understanding fear is important for entrepreneurs. A proper understanding of the nature of fear enables us to get over our fear and accomplish things that we need to accomplish. In following infographic, we put together a list of common fears that entrepreneurs often come across and have to master and few ways that they can apply to overcome those fears.

Biggest fears of entrepreneurs

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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