Girl, I get you…
As much as you want to be that girl boss or boss lady others see you as, you know, the strong and confident girl who runs a kickass business (and you are!).. IT’S FREAKING HARD AND EXHAUSTING!
When you receive a 3 star review, doubt starts to creep in…
Feeling upset… What did I do wrong?
When the client decides not to go ahead with you, doubt starts to creep in…
Feeling disappointed… Did I not do enough?
When your parents mock you for being your own boss and still have no money to support yourself, doubt starts to creep in…
Feeling like a failure… When will they ever be proud of me?
In others words, when things don’t go as well as you want them to be, doubt starts to creep in and all you want to do is give up.
Right? I know, I feel ya! I’ve been there…
So that leads me to the main purpose of this post…
Here are 3 questions that will help you whenever you start doubting yourself again:
3 Questions to Ask The Next Time You Start Doubting Yourself
I would encourage you to write the answers down for these questions.
Remember that you are doing this for yourself and it helps to have them right in front of you. Why? Because when those little ‘doubt’ creepers start coming at you, you have these weapons to fight them!
1, WHY did you start doing ___________ at the first place?
You know it gives you joy doing it.
You know it makes you feel alive.
Does it get you up in the morning?
2, WHY did you choose this entrepreneurial path over a stable job?
You believe there’s something bigger for yourself.
You decide that chasing your dreams is so much more important than settling for a job.
You could have stayed at your comfortable job but you took the leap of faith to pursue your dreams instead.
3, WHY can’t you stop talking and thinking about it?
You know it’s what fuels you and gives you passion.
You know it excites you every time you think about it.
The nights you have been woken up in the middle of the night by an idea.. You can’t shake that kind of excitement!
Whenever you start doubting yourself, go back to the WHY because remembering the WHY keeps you focused and helps you move forward.
You are doing so much better than you think most of the time.
Be proud of how far you’ve come.
No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey…
Whether you just started it, CONGRATS for starting it because you know what? So many are so good at talking about it and not actually doing it. You are one step ahead of a lot of people in this world.
Whether you’ve been in the game for a while now, CONGRATS on staying the course and keep fighting for your dreams! Entrepreneurship is no small thing and I command you for being brave and pursuing it..
So before you go today, just remember to always believe in yourself.
Thank you so much for all you do and making this world a better place. You show us a glimpse of what could happen if we would just dream a little more and a bit bigger.
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