Your mindset may be one of the reasons you’re not getting your desired results from your business.
It’s not just about the latest fancy digital marketing and social media strategies or the operations of your business or finances. All of those are helpful tools, and they are there to support you.
But when all is said and done; you have to believe in yourself.
Once you get your mindset right, then the other tools are much easier to implement, but if you don’t, you’ll find that you struggle with every step. You’ll keep second-guessing every decision you make. So you absolutely need to get rid of self-doubt to get into the right headspace so you can easily grow your business.
Everything depends on how you view yourself
The right mindset translates into your business strategies and therefore your overall success. How you operate your business as you move toward your goals is directly related to how you view yourself.
Think about it: do you find yourself jumping into new strategies easily, or do you always have a voice in your head saying it might not be right for you, or that you don’t have the skills, tools or funds to implement these new ideas?
That’s your self-doubt talking, and it’s only goal is to make you feel like you’re not worthy.
I started my business about seven years ago and I used to doubt myself A LOT!
I used to think that I wasn’t good enough to do this business. I thought to myself, “There’s a lot of people out there who are doing a much better job than me, who are more qualified than I am!”
You can see how this kind of thinking puts an incredibly negative spin on you mentally.
A lot of this negative thinking is due to your battle with perfectionism and being afraid of what other people say about you.
But you’ll soon notice that what you’re thinking others might think about you are really just the negative thoughts YOU think about yourself!
Once you’ve realize that, you’re well on your way to getting rid of self-doubt.
Appreciate your gifts
Find a method or outlet that allows you to grow within your personal headspace. Remember, it’s in your mind, so you need to fix it in your mind.
This may be meditation or journaling, or spending a few minutes with yourself, acknowledging the thoughts that come to the forefront, but also challenging them.
For example, when negative thoughts arise, contradict them with an appreciation of the abilities and gifts you do have.
Practice responding to, “I’m not good enough.” with “But I’m good at picking things up. I’ll learn anything quickly.”
It is SO critical to make the time to do this in this very, very busy world.
So many of us are juggling our families, our kids as well as running our businesses and catering to our clients. So often we forget that it’s so crucial NOT to forget ourselves.
Pick a time to spend at least 5-10 minutes with yourself everyday! Appreciate yourself! Practice silencing the self-doubt and soon it will be made permanently quiet.