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.
Honestly, the best thing anyone can do for you as a budding business owner is to push you off the diving board. I did one of those ziplines this summer and I knew that if i thought about it for even one second, I might not do it, so when the guy said, “tell me when you are ready,” I said, “now” and the shoot opened and I stepped off.
Frankly, if we wanted to produce confident entrepreneurs, we’d never build the kind of schools we have because they do not produce that. Few are willing to speak up about this deficit because we are trained to sit down and shut up.
That’s why it can be really hard for folks to make a go of a business. You can’t be worrying about raising your hand to get permission or getting the right answer because in the real world, the one answer solution doesn’t exist. There are not only many answers, but also you have the right to make up your own and get as creative as you want.
We can all do so much more than we think we can. My best suggestion is to pick something new to do with your business and just try it. Don’t over think it or get too embroiled in the “right” steps. Just step and see where it takes you.
I’m sure you’ve got something you want to try but that wimpy voice in your head says, “don’t do it, you’ll fail.” Hey, maybe it might not work out, but I can almost guarantee that you’ll be stronger for trying it.