No matter where we are in our entrepreneurial journey, we all struggle with self doubt at one point or another. We question if we are worthy, if we really have what it takes and if what we’re offering is actually any good. How do we put these feelings aside and get back to kicking butt? Today, myself and Our design team is sharing our simple tips to overcome self doubt.
Modify Your Goal Setting: This doesn’t mean you need to dream smaller, but lofty and unmanageable goals can be daunting and often discouraging. Instead, create concise a list of daily goals, monthly goals and long-term goals. When you accomplish a task it sets you in motion to be motivated to accomplish more tasks. You’ll feel your grove coming back with the satisfaction of finishing your to-do list and working towards a big picture goal.
Stop Comparing & Focus On Self Improvement: Social media has made it WAY to easy to stalk our competitors in our industries. It’s a negative habit to get into! I have many friends who are also graphic designers and I never feel competitive towards any of them. (Nope, I’m not lying!). Alternatively, I see them as industry peers, friends and a source of overwhelming inspiration. I understand that there is room for everyone and each designer has a set of ideas and skills that are uniquely theirs. If you stop competing with others and start focusing on self-improvement, you will realize what wonders it can do for your business. Figure out what you have to offer that is unique to you. This will bring a sense of pride and confidence. You’ll be less tempted to compare yourselves to others if you are already too busy working on yourself and working to serve your clients in a more positive and productive manner.
A Set Back Isn’t The End: It may seem like the end, but it’s definitely not. When something goes wrong, we tend to over focus on it and link it to our other “faults”. Instead, when something goes wrong, sit down and make a list of all the things YOU DID RIGHT. In business, there will always be set backs, mistakes, and things outside of your control, but how you handle it defines if your business will truly be successful. So when something doesn’t go your way, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back to doing what you do best. At the end of the day, you started this to do what you love and have freedom in your business, don’t forget that. You have the power and the choices to make your business everything you dream of and more.