Software Anxiety is actually very common in entrepreneurs and business people alike. The problem is, most don’t seem to realize that they have it, nor do they realize how this affects their company. While ever so prevalent in the modern world, the real question is: Do YOU have Software Anxiety?
What is Software Anxiety?
Anxiety is something a majority of us are quite familiar with. As Medicalnewstoday states, “Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.”
The type of anxiety we are referring to, however, isn’t exactly a long-term disorder which greatly affects your lives. No, what we are referring to is that little pit in your stomach, that hole of doubt you have when you’re searching for Business Software.
Symptoms of Software Anxiety
As the 32nd President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once state, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.“
So that begs the question: How do you know if it’s fear? Or in this case, anxiety?
Perhaps the most prominent symptom would be skepticism.
Now it’s true that you probably shouldn’t accept everything at face value. But in some cases, skepticism taken to the extreme can yield incredibly counterproductive results. That is one sign of Software Anxiety, the inability to see worth in Software.
Take, for example, you have a new influx of clients, a huge surge. It gets to the point where keeping track of leads, jobs, projects, and whatnot becomes very tedious. you may even lose track of potential customers! So, you start investigating business Software. You find a suitable platform for which to help you manage leads and clients.
And then it hits you. You think that you can do just as good a job as the Software yourself or by hiring more personnel to the team. It sure as heck beats the large investment for the Software, right?
Here’s the problem with that though. By managing clients and leads completely freehand, you increase the risk of error greatly, tenfold for each person on the team. And those errors can lead to a loss in revenue and business reputation. And that would be a huge No-No.
Another prominent symptom would be reluctance. This symptom is portrayed typically as asking questions aggressively.
Don’t misunderstand, however. Asking questions is great. It help you, the buyer, understand what you’re getting yourself into. But when you ask them in an aggressive manner, almost as to attack the Software representative, then you’ve got yourself some form of Software Anxiety.
Fighting Software Anxiety
So how do we combat this mental state? Well, it’s quite simple really.
There are many advantages to using Software, specifically Cloud based Software, for your business. And we know it’s easy to dismiss all these benefits by simply suggesting that you yourself can handle it all by hand. And while you certainly can, is that the best option?
What holds most entrepreneurs back is the upfront cost of Business Software. The idea of having to shell out so much money at once is daunting and quite probably what leads to Software Anxiety. That’s understandable.
To get over that, however, you must be able to think forward; think about what lies in the future. The investment now may seem hefty, but there is a reason why it’s called an investment. Business Software pays for itself in the long run and then some.
Software, specifically All-in-One platforms, provide exceptional advantages, one being competitive advantage over other companies in the same field. But there’s far more to that than just what’s on the surface. To ease your Software Anxiety, ask questions about the Software. More importantly, ask questions about your Software needs.
Through asking yourself questions like these, you can really envision what you’re looking for. The answers you discover will invariably help ease any tension you may hold.
By seeing the value of your investment streamlining your processes, the push to make that courageous leap becomes much easier.
We get it. Spending large amounts of money is nerve racking. But there are ways to ease your anxiety. Think forward. Envision your future and the well-being of the company. Calm your mind and inevitably, your Software Anxiety will calm too.