Emotionally Based Problems

What I have found over the years, is that most problems in business are often steeped around emotions.  And this then inevitably leads to either a financial or practical problem as the end result.

Here are a few of the most common emotionally based problems that are either the main drivers or are fueling the financial or practical based business problems.

  • Self – Doubt
  • Fear – Fear of failure, Fear of success, Fear of what people may think of them or their business, Fear of not being able to cope, Fear of not been taken seriously
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Anger – Anger at themselves or at others
  • Anxiety
  • Despair
  • Feeling down and despondant
  • Disappointment
  • Jealousy / Envy
  • Bitterness
  • Feelings of not being good enough
  • Feeling weak or pathetic
  • Procrastination
  • Obsessiveness
  • Perfectionism
  • Unable to switch off
  • Unable to sleep or over sleeping
  • Being over controlling


Emotional based coping strategies

  • Over / under eating
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Prescription / over-the-counter drugs / recreational drug taking
  • Sex / Pornography
  • Over exercising