Owning your own business has its freedoms and its challenges. You have the ability to plan your day doing the activities you love to do, like helping others benefit from your products or services. That freedom, however, can also hold you back, if you let it. There are some aspects of owning your own business that can be scary for some. Walking into a room full of strangers to network, picking up the telephone to call someone you don't know, or reaching out for help from a peer can be unsavory to some. Think for a moment about one of the biggest obstacles you face. What's the one thing you MUST do that you always find an excuse to not do?
I'll venture a guess that one of the reasons you always put off that task is because your subconscious is telling you that you
"can't" do it. How many times in your life has your own mind held you back from doing something that you really wanted to do? Whether or not it's related to your business, there are probably tons of experiences that you've missed out on, countless opportunities that have passed you by, simply because you opened the
"can't" door instead of the
"Can Do" door. Well, it's time to shut the door on the
"can't" thoughts and open the
We all have enormous potential. What holds us back is our own lack of belief. That's what keeps us from attending that meeting, approaching that stranger, making that call, (insert your own obstacle here). All of us have done amazing things throughout our lives to date. Think back to the first time you rode a bike, drove a car, lived on your own, played a sport, danced in public (OK, some of us are still working on that one!) How did you get over your limitation?
You just did it
! You wanted whatever it was so badly that you changed your internal message and opened the door marked "Can Do."
Remind yourself in times of doubt of all the opportunities you've experienced when you've opened the
door. Then start small with some little things that are just outside your comfort zone. Repeat positive affirmations related to your goals and open the
door. Who knows what you could be missing?