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  • Writer's pictureLaurent Notin

Cracking The Entrepreneur Code: Overcoming The Bottleneck Within

Unlocking the Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success.

There’s one thing I’ve learned about entrepreneurship: It’s a calling! Sometimes, it takes long to awaken it (it took me 18 years), but I came to realize there’s no in-between. Either you have it or you don’t.

Facing the Biggest Risk: Yourself!

The biggest risk your business faces is you! Mirro reflection.

Because of that, no entrepreneurs set themselves up to fail. No entrepreneurs believe they can't do it. But it happens more often than you think. Because the biggest risk entrepreneurs face is themselves.

It’s what I call becoming the bottleneck in your business. And there’s a 100% chance you will be the bottleneck in your business. Multiple times! It happens when you know something's wrong, perhaps you've seen some signs or people have warned you, but somehow, you don't act.

The Five Phases of The Entrepreneur Bottleneck

In the journey of an entrepreneur, there are 5 key phases where bottlenecks commonly arise:

  • Phase 1: Overthinking - The Pre-launch or wondering phase. This is the exploratory stage where you’re figuring out your business idea and identifying opportunities.

  • Phase 2: Striving for Perfection - The Start or The DIY hustle because you basically have to do everything yourself.

  • Phase 3: Everything Tied Around You - The Growth: You find customers, you hire people, your venture becomes bigger.

  • Phase 4: Complacency - The Maturity: Building a business that gets things done.

  • Phase 5: Impatience - The Exit: Passing the baton.

Overcoming Bottlenecks

As you can see, there are many ways to be the bottleneck in your business. And the result is always the same: you’re stuck and your business stalls. Tackling your bottlenecks is actually easy.

However, it requires self-awareness: you won’t be able to get out of the situation if you first don’t acknowledge you’re being the bottleneck.

So, if you want to tackle your bottlenecks, 2 things must happen:

  1. You must work on your mindset and develop your self-awareness.

  2. You must design a plan of action to address your bottlenecks.

Don't underestimate the real impact of your bottlenecks on your business.


Ready to unlock your full potential? Take The Bottleneck Index today and let’s conquer those bottlenecks together!


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