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6 Challenges that Impact an Entrepreneur's Mindset and How to Avoid Them

Mar 20, 2023

Entrepreneurs who self-sabotage often face a range of challenges that can impact their business and personal lives. Some common pain points for entrepreneurs who self-sabotage include:

  1. Lack of Self-Confidence: Entrepreneurs who self-sabotage may struggle with self-doubt and lack of self-confidence, which can hold them back from taking risks and making important decisions for their business. This is the justification lie of the Judge Saboteur.

  2. Fear of Failure: The fear of failure is a common pain point for entrepreneurs who self-sabotage. They may be hesitant to take on new challenges or opportunities for fear of not succeeding, which can limit their business growth. This is the justification lie of the Stickler Saboteur.

  3. Procrastination: Entrepreneurs who self-sabotage may struggle with procrastination, putting off important tasks and decisions until the last minute, which can lead to missed opportunities and poor business outcomes. This is the justification lie of the Avoider Saboteur.

  4. Imposter Syndrome: Imposter syndrome is another common pain point for entrepreneurs who self-sabotage. They may feel like they are not good enough or knowledgeable enough to run a successful business, which can impact their decision-making and overall confidence. This is the justification lie of the Judge Saboteur.

  5. Perfectionism: Entrepreneurs who self-sabotage may also struggle with perfectionism, setting unrealistic expectations for themselves and their business. This can lead to burnout and a sense of never being satisfied with their progress. This is the justification lie of the Stickler Saboteur.

  6. Lack of Boundaries: Entrepreneurs who self-sabotage may struggle with setting and enforcing boundaries, which can lead to overwork, stress, and burnout. This is the justification lie of the Pleaser Saboteur.

Overall, self-sabotage can be a significant barrier to success for entrepreneurs, impacting their business outcomes and personal well-being. It is important for entrepreneurs to identify and address these pain points to overcome self-sabotage and achieve their goals.

The Positive Intelligence Program helps Entrepreneurs change the neural pathways in their brain to avoid self-sabotage. What if there was a way to identify this sabotage and reset your performance in just 7-weeks? Take the free saboteurs assessment.

The next time you feel hijacked by your saboteurs try this:

  • Use negative emotions as an alert. You can not change what you are not aware of. 
  • See every challenge as a gift or opportunity. Is this situation something you need to accept as is or do you need to take decisive action? Before taking action make sure you are not in the fight or flight part of your brain.
  • Do PQ reps so you can activate the part of the brain that brings you calm, and peace even when things don't go as planned. It involves shifting as much of your attention as you can to your body and any of your five senses for at least ten seconds.
  • Practice, practice, practice. The key to creating long lasting habits is to change the neural pathways in your brain and change the way you respond to negative emotions even in challenging times!

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All the best,

Ivette Flower, ACC

Leadership and Positive Intelligence Coach