Every high-achiever I’ve ever talked with has struggled with significant self-doubt, especially when it comes to starting or growing their own business. EVERY ONE.
We all struggle with it yet so many of us live in shame about it, allowing it to control us, to keep us stuck, for fear of failure or what others will think of us.
I allowed self-doubt to keep me stuck in a 9–5 that I hated for years, because I doubted I could make money on my own. Well, when I finally did quit, I replaced my income in the first month!
While I was growing my side business, I deferred to others who I considered to be more expert than me, even bringing in clients and then giving them to others’ businesses, freelancing for them rather than owning that it was my client, my project, and my awesome results! My therapist called this a “distortion.” It was a belief, rooted in self-doubt, that others were better or more qualified when in fact, it was just the opposite.
Now, I’m on a mission to support other women in turning their self-doubt into self-worth, and gaining the confidence to build their own dream businesses and lives.
Here’s where I recommend you start:
How about you? Where are you doubting yourself? Or what have you done to turn your self-doubt into self-worth?
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Christine McAlister helps high-achieving, motivated women rediscover their unique gifts and create freedom-based businesses through her company, Life With Passion.
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Originally published at medium.com