Managing Startup Anxiety


Launching your own business can be simultaneously exciting and terrifying.  If you become too focused on what could go wrong, the resulting anxiety can become paralyzing.  In a recent article entitled “How to Handle Your Entrepreneur Anxiety,” author Jessica Stillman suggest three strategies to use when combating startup angst.  

Practice mindfulness.  Mindfulness is the ability to live in the present moment.  Often, we spend our thoughts obsessing over past mistakes or dreaming about and/or fearing the future. This creates anxiety over things we have no control over.  Living in the present gives us the ability to make mindful choices regarding things we can control in the here and now.  Many achieve mindfulness through meditation.

Focus on good health.  We all know exercising is an age-old stress-relief tactic.  Not only is it a natural relaxant, but it releases endorphins into the bloodstream which will enable you to feel more energized.  It releases serotonin in the brain which will enable you to be more alert.  It increases your body’s immune system which will enable you to better fight illnesses, both small and large.  In addition to exercise, you should also ensure that you get enough rest and avoid unhealthy foods.

Remember whyIn the beginning, you may have to continually remind yourself why you wanted to launch your own practice in the first place.  Are you passionate about helping small businesses achieve financial success?  Are you interested in determining your own work schedule and salary?  Perhaps you should take a few minutes to write down those things that initially inspired you to become an entrepreneur.  You can refer back to it when experiencing doubt.

While no one wants to entertain worst-case scenarios, sometimes it’s helpful to ask, “What’s the worst thing that could happen?”  Often, our anxiety is not rooted in what we fear will happen, but in a fear that we will be unable to effectively deal with it.  Once we can build confidence in our ability to manage any scenario, we’ll overcome much of our anxiety.

Become a Freelance Accountant!

In two-months’ time, you could be ready to launch a new accounting practice and become your area’s premier freelance accountant.  Not only that, but in following UA’s Professional Bookkeeper program, you could determine exactly how much you will earn.

The national average for monthly bookkeeping services is $300 a month (or $400, depending on the area).  So the formula is simple.  Divide how much you want to earn, X, by $300 to determine how many clients you’ll need to meet your financial goals each month.  With 20 clients you could easily earn 6000 per month; that’s 72,000 a year!

With UA’s Professional Bookkeeper Program, becoming a freelance accountant is much easier and more profitable than many have ever imagined.  And when you own a private practice, you have the professional freedom to set your own schedule, determine your earnings and call all the shots.

The Universal Practice Builder Program

You may be surprised to learn that most financial providers struggle, not because they don’t offer quality services, but because they don’t know how to effectively market those services.  For over 30 years Universal Accounting Center has trained financial professionals like you in small-business accounting.

Our Universal Practice Builder Program will provide you with 12 marketing strategies that enable you to secure 15 to 25 qualified leaders per month, a guarantee of $30,000 in new annualized billings in only 12 months, three months of master coaching, and access to a proven plan that will help you retain clients.  You complete this amazing program on your time and at your own pace.

Not only does the Universal Practice Builder program enable you to do all these things, but it also comes with an iron-glad guarantee promising that if, after completing the course, you feel it did not live up to your expectations, you can return the materials to Universal for a 100% refund.  Not many organizations will back their training programs with that type of guarantee.

Call Universal at 1-877-833-7909 to enroll in these power programs today!


Stillman, Jessica.  “How to Handle Your Entrepreneur Anxiety.”  27 August 2012

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