When businesses are ready to grow, they need to acquire new skills and adapt to the changes that are required for the new environment.

The learning process exposes entrepreneurs to unfamiliar territories and causes discomfort as they leave their comfort zones.

It is normal for entrepreneurs to experience low levels of anxiety and stress in the beginning until they manage to acquire new skills and extend their comfort zones.

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1) The Comfort Zone

• Safe & in control
• Low risk, low rewards

There is nothing wrong with staying within your comfort zone. However, if you wish to grow, you may need consider investing in new skills and experience to move from your current situation. You may even enjoy the new discoveries!

2) The Fear Zone

• Low self-confidence
• Find excuses
• Affected by others’ opinions

Fear is a natural form of protection. You can try to overcome it by joining a support network, finding a mentor or seek more knowledge about the subjects you don’t know.   

3) The Learning Zone

• Face challenges
• Problem-solve
• Acquire new skills
• Extend comfort zone

This is probably the most fun and energy-consuming part of your growth. Entrepreneurs always learn something new on the job. Once you’ve acquired new skills and knowledge, you can feel comfortable and confident again.

4) The Growth Zone

• Find purpose
• Live dreams
• Set new goals
• Conquer objectives

You’ve arrived at the best part. Your dreams have manifested through your hard work and efforts. So, what next? Remember, creative entrepreneurship is a continuous learning process. Swipe back to start your journey again. Good luck!