3 Tips to Manage Uncertainty


It’s no secret that we’re living in an uncertain world.

Running a business is also a leap of faith that comes with plenty of uncertainty. Things changing so fast can feel overwhelming.

But if you want to succeed in this uncertain world, you have to learn how to manage that uncertainty. You can’t make the world any less chaotic or guarantee your business will be successful right away, but you can control your own sphere of influence and how you react.

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Here are three tips to manage uncertainty:

Some things are simply out of your control, like the weather, the economy, or what potential customers are searching for. Those things are uncertain, and there is nothing you can do about them. Recognize what you can control — things like your content, your website, and your personal brand.

Instead of spending your time and energy worrying about things that are far out of your control, focus on what you do have power over. As an entrepreneur, you likely have control over your brand, your sales strategy, and your vision for the future. Instead of getting caught up in the things you can’t control, focus on what you can control, including your reactions and behavior.

Now more than ever, people are moving from full-time employment to entrepreneurship. We are collectively realizing that the only job security that exists is the one that you create for yourself, but how? My wife Blake and I are successful entrepreneurs who both made the transition while we had full-time jobs. You can learn how here.


During uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to be your own coach and cheerleader. Don’t beat yourself up when things go wrong, especially when they are out of your control. Instead, focus on the positive and surround yourself with constant positive self-talk. Over time, this positivity will become a habit and your default to keep you moving through uncertainty.

Following these three steps can help you manage uncertainty much better.

It’s easy to get swallowed up in all the changes and chaos of the world, but focusing on positivity and what you can control can make all the difference in putting you in the right mindset for success, no matter what’s going on in the world.

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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work