How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Launch
Wondering how to overcome self-doubt to launch your big thing out there in the world?
I am excited and honored to be the very first guest on SUCCESS magazine’s new podcast, Hustle From Home. Fun, right? I got to sit down virtually with co-hosts Josh Ellis and Amy Anderson. Our topic was “How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Start Your Business.”
Amy and Josh asked some great questions on how to overcome self-doubt and her sneaky sidekick, fear. They both tend to show up just when we are about to make something big happen. Or, is that just me?
SUCCESS Podcast Highlight Reel: How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Launch
Mindset Move #1: What will keep you stuck in launching your idea?
What keeps us stuck? In this clip, we talk about how self-doubt shows up in disguise. It’s so easy to be in the trap of this and think you are actually “working” on the launch of your course, product, or business.
Here’s how to see it when it’s happening:
Mindset Move #2: How to overcome self-doubt and gain confidence in your idea?
The only way you will gain true confidence in your idea is to get it out there. Confidence comes from doing your thing not thinking about your thing.
We chatted about some practical steps you can take right now to gain confidence in your idea:
Mindset Move #3: Should I leave my job before I start a business?
Starting a business doesn’t have to be an “either/or” decision that feels so permanent. Cue the fear shouting in your head, what if this doesn’t work? You can look for opportunities to focus on “and” in order to minimize the pressure of first starting your business.
Mindset Move #4: Why do we doubt that what we know is “enough”?
The more you know, the more likely it is that you will doubt if it is enough to wow other people. Some really smart people in lab coats have confirmed this phenomenon. Here’s why wondering if you know “enough” is actually a sign that you are smarter than you think:
Mindset Move #5: How do I figure out the right audience and what to offer?
It’s scary to get specific and narrow down the work you are here to do. It’s easy to think that going broad can hedge your bet and increase your chances of creating a winning offer. But, getting specific on your audience can help you figure out the right offer to create.
This is what we need to do instead:
Mindset Move #6: How do I figure out what kind of business to start?
You know you want to launch something. But, how do you figure out what to create? ALL the experience you have had in your life even those years folding sweaters at the Limited to pay for college can help you figure out what to offer. It can be hard to figure out your point of difference.
Here’s a quick exercise to help you see everything that you bring to the table:
Mindset Move #7: How to create a business that delivers the life I want?
Researching, pricing, and creating come after what we are talking about in this clip. I learned this the hard way. Give yourself permission to define your own definition of success. And, spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with money.
This is a quick exercise you can do to stay lasered in on creating a business the delivers the life you imagine.
AND, the big one…
Mindset Move #8: How to overcome self-doubt and stay motivated?
Understanding the way our brains work can help us to get and stay motivated. Here are some simple ways to leverage both with a daily habit that works for you.