Owning a business is not for the faint of heart. You have to believe in your own worth and that can be hard in a world that takes that away from you at a young age. Yeah, no matter what rah rah speech you hear at your HS or college graduation, it almost does no good because of the “you can’t unless you do x, y, and z” previous training.
The problem is that the more training you get, the less likely you will ever get your ass out there. You get ass-stuckification and think the answer to unwedge yourself is to get more training.
When do we feel, “Okay, I’m ready.”
I remember when I first opened my business, I spent like 8 months working on my web site. I didn’t really get out there because I was hiding behind my need for this web site. It just needs a few more tweaks or twaks and then, and THEN I can go out there.
Nah, I was afraid to go out there, to put myself out there in thereland. (more…)