Self-doubt can seep into you at any time. You could be having a bad day, and all of a sudden, you have no confidence in your abilities as a business owner. This self-doubt can take your business from where it is now to right above when you started. People don’t want to find themselves at that point, so the only way to prevent it is to be mindful and proactive in keeping it at bay.
Identify the Self-Doubt
To deal with self-doubt, you need to know what it looks and feels like. You can do that by paying attention to what you say and think. When you start to feel down because business is not quite going the way you want it and you start to have negative self-thoughts, pay attention. Tell yourself that it is self-doubt, and you need to get into action to keep it from getting out of control.
Now you know when you are experiencing self-doubt, so you can do something about it. Ask yourself what is making you doubtful. What has happened? Why did it happen? Why does it affect you in this way?
Getting clarity about the self-doubt can help you figure out what you’re going to do with it. You’ll likely start to come up with ideas as you examine it, but don’t jump ahead. You should examine it fully before going on to the next step.
There is a reason you have self-doubt, and now that you have it in front of you, how can you solve the issues that led to it? What can you do to satisfy your doubt? Write as many solutions down as possible.
You now know what you need to do to make yourself feel better. Even though you feel as though you’re headed in the wrong direction in your business, you’re going to turn that around. You’re going to implement solutions to take your doubt away and grow your business. This may be eliciting help from a voiceover coach, reading more about how to improve your voice, or spending more time on marketing. Do whatever it is that will make you feel better. Don’t just say you’re going to do it because action is what takes your business up.
As you’re working on doing what you need to do to keep your self-doubt under control, always pay attention to how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. Self-doubt will try to come forward again and when it does, just go through these steps again. In time, you’ll be able to move through these steps faster to take your business to the level of success you want. Just keep moving forward and upwards.