When you start a business, there will be challenges that pop up along the way that you don't anticipate. One of the biggest challenges that catch people by surprise is crippling self-doubt.
This feeling of like, I'm not good enough, I'm not worthy, who am I to be doing this?
I say crippling self-doubt because everyone expects there will be some degree of doubt. It's the magnitude of it that can take you by surprise.
But self-doubt is a normal part of the entrepreneurial journey and here's why:Inside of us, we have two parts. One part is full of self-doubt and anxiety and fear and doesn't want to take any chances. That part wants to keep you safe. And then there's the other part of you that wants to strive, reach out and go for that higher potential.
These two parts are in conflict and each has its place Who doesn't want a part that's going to keep you safe? That's a good idea, actually. But then who doesn't also want to reach for potential?
Be aware that those two parts exist inside of you, they're not going to go away, but learn how to tap into the most appropriate part for the situation at hand.
When you need to show up in your business, when you need to provide, when you need to serve a client you're going to tap into the part of you that knows how to show up, that knows how to stay focused and knows how to get the job done. The one that's got the confidence, charisma, drive, and energy. At other times, when more caution is needed, you'll want the safer part of you to help out.
Both parts of you are very acceptable and need your love and attention. Just remember to tap into the part of you that's going to serve you best.
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Melissa Kay Schulz
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