The one thing I LOVE about being entrepreneur is the very thing that is the most challenging.
You see, growing a business requires you to stretch and grow yourself in the process. There is NO way around it!
When you face challenges, have your doubts, or come smack-dab in the face of your deepest insecurity, it stirs up emotions and fears that you were able to politely ignore previously before you starting your business.
However, in order for you to get what you want, reach the level of success you desire, you must tackle these ‘demons’ and keep them from stopping you from moving forward.
These ‘demons’ have names, you know…Procrastination, Excuses and Avoidance
For a while, you may fool yourself to think that you can continue to ignore them. Searching for ways that you can do more to grow the business. Soon you find yourself doing more, usually the wrong things, still not getting the results you want.
Eventually, you find yourself frustrated and overwhelmed with everything and begin to question why you even went into business in the first place.
You might even contemplate the idea of getting a J.O.B.
You are NOT alone.
I have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years and have yet to find anyone who did not go through this or similar scenario.
However, the biggest misconception is that you will eventually “get over” your insecurities, doubts and fears.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but stay with me!
There is not a soul on this planet that does not deal with insecurities, doubts and fears. The difference between those who are successful and those who are not is that the ones who are successful don’t let their insecurities, doubts and fears stop them!
Do you get that?
It’s is not about finding a way to “get over” your insecurities, doubts and fears. It’s about acknowledging that you have them and equipping yourself to not let them stop you from what you want.
The first thing you must do to not let these “demons” stop you is to recognize how they show up.
For me, even though I plan my week out ahead of time, I end up not sticking to my plan. I avoid doing the things that will positively move me forward. Then, I start to get backed up in my work and become stressed out and frustrated.
Since I know that is how my ‘demons’ show up, I put a system in place to keep me accountable for my results, or lack of them. When I see that I am getting off track, I can stop myself fairly quickly and get right back on my path.
Your assignment: Figure out how your ‘demons’ show up to take you off-track. List the things you can put in place to keep them from taking control and stop you from getting what you want. Then, the next time you are faced with your “demons” you will be equipped to withstand the temptation to let it stop you.
I’d love to hear from you! Share how your ‘demons’ show up and how you defend yourself against them. You just might help someone in the process. J