When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.
There are many benefits of starting your own business. Who wouldn't want to make their own schedule? Be their own boss? Set their own rates? The flexibility and convenience that comes with starting your own business is great, and exactly why there have been such an influx of people choosing the entrepreneurial path in recent years.
Never fear? Right, like that's actually possible. To believe that anyone--especially entrepreneurs facing any number of great unknowns on a daily basis--will be impervious to the gut-wrenching wringer of failure or struggle is to start off on a false premise. Fear is a part of doing business, and it's a part of being human.