How to finally BELIEVE in yourself!
Over the past month since launching my business, I have had amazing feedback about my website, the work I’m doing, and my passion for wanting to help others.
I am extremely grateful to everybody that has given me that feedback. I have been humbled and overwhelmed with the positive responses I have been receiving.
But I am going to be honest, as much as I am passionate about my work, and wanting to help people live healthier lives, I haven’t been the best at BELIEVING in myself. I know, not great.
Pre launching my business, I had my business and marketing plan done, knew my target market, how I wanted to approach them, was feeling extremely confident, couldn’t wait to launch so I could get out there, approach my target market, and get started.
But since launch day, I have been paralysed by fear. The idea of getting out in front of my target market terrifies me. I have spoken to a few friends and colleagues about it, and they keep saying, but you are out there in front of people now with the website and your blogs. I have to explain to them, hiding behind a computer screen managing a business, is VERY different from going out in public to your target market and asking them to BELIEVE in you…..Because clearly, you don’t believe in yourself, so how could they?!
I have been thinking a lot about this fear, and I believe in my content and my business, I believe in the message, I believe my passion for wanting to create healthier, happier, empowered people is genuine. My fear comes down to feeling fraudulent because I still have my own health issues, and I still need to drop some weight, so why would my target market believe my message if I don’t present as the stereo-typical health and wellness coach??
So here is what I have come up with as to how to start to BELIEVE more in myself;
- LOVE yourself
- VALUE yourself
- RESPECT yourself
- TRUST yourself
- Have FAITH in yourself
- Be GENTLE on yourself
- Challenge the voice that tells you why something can’t work
- Remember why you started
- Deliver with PASSION
- Eliminate all judgement of self, and of others
- Remember all of your successes
- NEVER, EVER GIVE UP!
- TURN UP consistently!
- Get out of your comfort zone
- Fake it until you make it! (from my mentor!)
- Step out of your comfort zone…even small ones!!
- Don’t take things personally
- Practice makes perfect!
- Surround yourself with people that believe in you and your dream!
- Start before you are ready! (courtesy Marie Forleo)
- Finally…..JUST DO IT!
So, before the end of the year….and that is less than four weeks away, watch out target market, I am stepping out of my comfort zone behind the screen and will be knocking on your door!