Fear is the number one inhibitor for people. The number one reason that amazing things are not invented, incredible companies are not started, life changing books are not written, even influential relationships not made.
Business is brutal, starting a business even more so. It all looks easy sketched out on a napkin over a late dinner. However, the reality of building a business is far more difficult and far more demanding than the spreadsheets and bubble charts will ever show.
What I have learned though, is the glorified, puffed up, sexy version of leadership we see written about in popular books, blog posts, and Ted talks is NOT a realistic reflection on the real gritty reality of the trenches of leadership.