Overcoming Anxiety About Starting Your Business - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Are you looking to be an entrepreneur, but think it is a little bit too daunting? Want to know about some of the benefits that will kind of encourage you to take the plunge? Well, here a few that I have found. First of all, most obviously, the flexibility in your schedule; being an entrepreneur allows you to be your own boss. You can make your own schedule, and your own time commitments, and really do what you want to do, when you want to do it. Particularly for moms, who are juggling children, it is great to have that level of flexibility that you typically do not get in most careers. Another thing; it is a great way to learn new skills. A lot of people think about being an entrepreneur, doing something that you already know. In my case, I ended up doing something that I knew nothing about, so that I could learn new skills, and actually help me in the future if I wanted to go and get a job at a new area. So, really think about it as a way to kind of expand your horizons and learn new things, and really challenge yourself. I also think that starting a business is a great way to set an example for your children. They are very impressed to see mom or dad go out there, have an idea, and really work hard and achieve something. So, what better way to do that than to start your own company and let your children be part of the process, and let them see all that you have done, and all of the great things that you have accomplished. I have also found that starting your own company is a wonderful way to meet new people. People do not really think about that when starting a new company. A lot of times you think it is going to be very insular, just working with yourself, but all the new people that you are going to meet along the way, and all the help you are going to get from different people has really been a great thing for me, and it is a really fun way to kind of expand your social networks as well. And, then last but not least, starting your own business is your one opportunity you have to really follow your passion and your dream, and to do what you love. It gives you the great confidence to know that what you are doing is something that you love, that you are spending your time just how you want to be spending it, which you often do not get in a typical career. So, take the chance, go for it, and good luck!