When you first begin your entrepreneurial journey, it can feel a bit like being attached by a bungy cord.
For every bit of progress you make towards your goals, somehow you end up questioning whether you can actually pull off your audacious dream.
That little voice inside you is there telling you you’re not good enough, that you can’t do it, that you can’t be like those you admire.
But here’s what’s really going on…
What is actually happening is an interesting paradox, that is commonly seen in entrepreneurs, but actually happens whenever we set out to make any change.
You see as humans, we are hardwired to stay safe – it’s what we needed to ensure survival of the species – and that part of us still exists.
The paradox occurs because staying ‘safe’ and in comfort zone is at complete odds with being a successful entrepreneur. It’s all about stepping OUT of your comfort zone.
Historically the advice has been to ‘Push through’, ‘Take action’. Just do it!
But at some point your inner critic will throw a toddler tantrum and stop you in your tracks.
What can you do to stop it before it starts?
Quite simply, or not so simply, it is to make friends with your inner critic. That voice inside your head.
How To Make Friends With Your Inner Critic
- Interrupt her – recognise the feelings first, then notice what your inner critic is saying. Then interrupt her!
- Interrupt her by acknowledging that what she is saying is important to her purpose, but that you have a different purpose. Say ‘Thank you for keeping me safe, but I’ve got this.’
- If none of that quietens her, then it might be time to look at hiring a mindset coach to help you.
Mindset & Message Mastery will provide you with the tools to understand what is getting in your way, on your way to success. It will help you connect the dots to Confidence, Clarity and, most importantly, Clients.