If you’re starting a business, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You might be frustrated. It may seem too complicated and you may feel stuck, trapped behind these things that you don’t know.
First and foremost, you must understand that this is a common feeling for new entrepreneurs. Secondly, remember that it is counterproductive to think this way. Business experts note that you should not simply focus on the things you don’t know. This just breeds a negative mindset and makes you less productive.
Instead, you need to focus on what you do well. What drew you to this business? Maybe you’re really good at interacting with customers. Maybe you have an extensive network and you can work well with other business owners. Maybe you just enjoy the business and you like designing products or setting up new services. These are the areas where you’re at your best and the business is going to thrive if you put the majority of your energy into these areas.
But what about the things you don’t know?
Don’t take this as instructions to entirely ignore all the things you don’t know. Some of them may be very important to your company. For instance, a lot of new business owners don’t know what paperwork they need to onboard new employees, how to set up a partnership agreement with a business partner, how to create contracts for different vendors or what licenses they need for the business.
You clearly cannot ignore these things and you do need to have them resolved. But it may be a good option to focus on the things that you do well and seek assistance in the areas where you have less knowledge or experience. In some cases, it can help to partner up with a legal team to guide you through these complex steps.