In this 5 part series I’m talking about 4 ways we let self doubt creep in.
- Asking for advice from people who aren’t in your target market.
- That nagging voice – Doubt
- Fear of Failure
- I’m not an expert!
- 5 things you can do to move past your hurdles
Asking for advice from people who aren’t in your target market
I do this far too often. I ask friends and family, “What do you think of this idea?” And they really don’t know the answer. And when I run into doubt and confusion, I sometimes consider abandoning the project. It feeds into my fear that it’s “not good enough”.
Especially when I’m launching a product and teaching a program that truly draws in the “free crowd”. I often hear, “I can just get this information anywhere for free”, and “Would you ever use a product if it cost money?” (The answer to both is YES. To the 2nd, “of course I pay for things. I’m just aware of what’s available at a low cost and reinvest my revenue wisely in other things”)
Instead of listening to the voices of resistance, in this case I reminded myself that what I’m really teaching is not about being cheap, taking shortcuts or doing a shoddy job. It’s about opening our eyes to what’s already available to make our lives easier, while building a profitable business.
Isn’t that the goal after all? Running a business with a healthy profit margin?
There are plenty of ways you can be:
• Fully supported in your business (even without spending a lot of money)
• Quickly test the market to see if your business idea is profitable, and then move forward
• Make wise decisions with your startup capital (even if those startup funds are only $100)
(Click on the links to read the rest of this series & please share with a friend who needs to hear this today.)