I personally think one of the topics that is least discussed when starting a new business, is the issue of fear. More importantly, we rarely hear about the absolute fear of middle age start ups.
I understand. I doubt there is a lot of statistics on starting a business in your 50s. A quick search in Google encountered no articles about the fear but plenty of articles suggesting the same thing I have said on previous blog posts. Most people who find themselves unemployed at 50 find it easier to start their own business than to find an actual job.
However, I have made a promise to tell you everything that is going on, I have to admit that I am terrified. I am a 50 year old woman starting a business and although I love what I am starting to do, I can’t help but feel that I am doing everything wrong.
It will take a while for me to figure it all out. I am in no hurry. I have a stomach that is both terrified and exhilarated and hopefully, this is just the beginning. I will keep you informed of when this goes away and how I made that happen. I will definitely keep you posted.