You've made it! You're here! You've made the big leap and you're an entrepreneur.
>>>> Cue the banner and balloons! 🎈
Now what? 😳
Now, you no longer have to deal with indecision, fear, or Imposter Syndrome. And your confidence overflows with every cold-call you get to make.
💥EEEEHHHHH (that's a game show buzzer in case you couldn't tell.)
That's not exactly how it goes.
Imposter Syndrome: the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills.
One of the biggest myths in business is that once you've "made it" you'll no longer doubt that you can do it. That the doubt...it'll all just wash away. That's kinda like saying that once you drop 20 pounds, brownies will no longer seem like a good idea for breakfast (false, they're ALWAYS a good idea for breakfast.)
Self-doubt comes with the territory. Pretty sure the quote should have ended, "With great power comes great responsibility...and a hefty amount of "What the heck am I doing?"
The difference between great leaders and not-so-great leaders isn't their their lack of self-doubt. It's what they do with it when it inevitably comes.
Here's three tips on how to handle self-doubt as an entrepreneur:
# 1 - Realize you're not alone.
Wanna know a GREAT way to make your self-doubt skyrocket?
Tell yourself you're the only one.
You're the only one who ever questions whether they've made the right decisions.
The only one who is ever unclear about the next direction they should take their business.
The only one who isn't quite sure they can hack it.