For most people, the idea of starting up a new company is so exciting because it offers a chance to use their unique strengths, talents and motivations the way they have always dreamed about – and that’s especially if they are making the move from the corporate sector to the entrepreneurial world. Most popular startup ideas are really passion projects, where you are finally doing what you really love.
However, sooner or later, you will have to move out of your “comfort zone.” Either you will have to learn about parts of business where you have little or no experience, or you will have to take on new responsibilities where everything seems very new and uncertain. This can be daunting at first, but not if you view these as personal improvement opportunities.
The good news is that today’s business landscape is filled with opportunities for self-improvement. You could work with a business coach, for example, to get through a particularly difficult moment involving your business. You could hire a business mentor to give you advice about moving out of your comfort zone. Or you could sign up for an online course taught by a business expert to develop some needed skill that you currently do not possess.
Thus, popular startup ideas should include personal improvement opportunities. As your business grows, so will you. Your personal growth will reflect the growth of your business. As long as you use these new phases of growth as an opportunity for personal improvement, you will have a successful small business that continually adapts to new market conditions.