It’s easy to say and hard to do, especially when we live in this crazy modern world of social media and technology. We are constantly bombarded with success statuses and images. For many female entrepreneurs, this can be a stumbling block, especially if confidence and self-belief are quite low in the first place.
It is amazing to see others achieve success and the inspiration and drive others can give to those around them is a fantastic gift. However, when it starts to create doubt on how you are thinking about your own journey to success what are you to do?
It’s all in your mind! It usually stems from self-doubt, not seeing ourselves as worthy as others. If this sounds familiar what makes you not worthy? Aren’t you as worthy as the next person for having success and abundance in your life? You need to shift your mindset and truly believe you are worthy of it all.
I always go back to having a definition of success. Everyone holds their own definition, so what’s yours? This is something you need to be clear on. The world of entrepreneurial journeys can be so confusing, so get clarity wherever you can.
Comparing ourselves to others! I hear this all the time and trust me I have been so guilty of this in the past! As business owners, it’s our job to put our talents on display, to make our shop window look inviting and appealing. You know everything about your own business, every success, every fall and every flaw. You just don’t know what is happening in other people’s businesses.
Holding your own business under the scrutiny of a microscope whilst comparing it to other business owners glossy shop windows is not a true comparison. When this happens, it can be so frustrating and time consuming.
Write down everything that is amazing about your business, everything you want to improve and everything you want to achieve. Get clear and map it out on a large wall so you can’t miss it. Then focus on your plan, switch your time from focusing on everyone else to you and what you need to achieve. As I said before everyone’s plan and idea of success is so different.
This is one of my favourite little pieces of advice to remember, when I feel my mindset starting to switch, this brings me back to keep my mindset positive and strong. It’s is a powerful lesson and trust me it is true. Here it is – You are completely 100% unique! No one can clone you in this world, everything you do has your fingerprint on it.
If someone else copied all of your work it still wouldn’t be the same because the way you create things and your ideas are built within you, the way you see and create everything can never be copied. I am a great supporter of uniqueness, I am a creator and love to see others create amazing things. Especially being from a creative background it’s something that really makes me appreciate others work.
Trust me integrity is major in business and you keep your integrity, you will not be far from success. You can tell when someone has used posts that are not theirs or copied posts, blogs etc (I’m sure the list could go on!)
One part of my success plan is to always keep integrity and originality and be proud of those values you hold. I created this business to help women from a place of honesty, remembering why you started your business and your core values will also set you apart from others.
Have belief in yourself, be inspired by others but stop comparing. Concentrate on defining your own success and keep true to your core values.
About the author:
Michelle is the owner and creator of Go Girl Entrepreneur. She helps women is business gain and improve a positive mindset to achieve success. She is also passionate about sharing her journey to inspire others to change their life.