As an Entrepreneur who has been at this for 5 years, I can honestly say…I can relate. I can relate to what you’re feeling right now and I’ve been in your shoes.
Even experienced Entrepreneurs STILL feel some of these exact same things that I’m about to talk about.
I’ve compiled a list of 20 important reminders to revisit as a seasoned or new Entrepreneur.
Your worth is not defined by the amount of money that you make in your business. The numbers in your business do not define you nor your success.
It’s okay if your family doesn’t get it. They soon will start asking questions & possibly might ask for a job later.
Authenticity will set you apart but comparison will set you back.
Avoid complaining and self-doubt. This only leads to a negative mindset.
Realize that your inner self-critic is not your true self. Don’t believe anything that she says. Separate yourself from this person.
Success is 80% mindset, 20% strategy. Aim for a million-dollar mindset.
Failure is necessary in order for growth. I can’t think of one successful person that had said they’ve “never experienced failure”. We all have!
Every failure is actually an opportunity to look deeper at the lessons you learned.
If you can invest in a mentor or a coach who knows exactly how to get to where you want to be (faster than what you could ever do alone) – hire them.
Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20. It’s easy to compare because we only see the surface level stuff on social media but overnight successes do not exist.
Celebrate the small wins in your business. Showered today? Winning. Posted on social media? You rockstar.
Entrepreneurship is very lonely. Don’t try to do this by yourself. Seek out a community, especially one that can relate to you.
You don’t have to run your business like everyone else. Your business your rules.
You’re choosing what you don’t change. Read that again. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Deconstruct your goals. What are the exact steps that you would need to do in order to hit those goals? Now go do it.
Outsourcing is the #1 way to scale. Instead of thinking, “no one can do this as well as me”, think “who can do this even better than me”. Outsourcing frees up your time to do the money-making activities in your business.
You can’t be committed to your dream and your comfort zone at the same time. Embrace the suck and level up.
The market isn’t oversaturated, it’s mere proof that there IS a market and you can do it too.
Feeling ready is 100% a lie. You’ll never feel ready. So get started.
Don’t be afraid of what others may think of you, be afraid of what you’ll think of yourself if you never tried.
Mindset will always be something that you’ll struggle with. I’ve talked to so many people that say this very exact thing. Please know that your inner critic is not you. Those limiting beliefs that you have…that’s not you either. I like to call my inner self-critic “Debbie” because she’s a MAJOR debbie-downer. When you’re feeling these negative thoughts, it’s best to 1) recognize them and realize that those thoughts aren’t you and 2) prove your inner self-critic wrong.
How? Journal or meditate on these thoughts and pull out examples and proof from your life that prove to yourself that these thoughts you’re having are simply dead wrong. Whenever I’m feeling like I’m not good enough or comparing myself to others – I honestly go to my website and play the video testimonials. I also read all of my client testimonials too. Not kidding. Our minds are a powerful thing and if your mind is downplaying your success or your expertise, how are you going to get to that next level version of yourself?
Over the past five years, I’ve stopped and started many businesses.
It took me five years to feel like I was onto something (what I’m doing now with Litchfield Media).
It took me four years to finally believe I have what it takes (when I decided last year that I was done with working for other people).
It took me three years to find the courage to create a course – and another two years to ultimately try again after I let myself quit because of comparison.
It will take time to get to where you want to be but trust that it will happen.
Melissa from Litchfield Media writes about all the tips and tricks to run successful and profitable ads for your online business.