I've been thinking a lot about overcoming. We've overcome so much in the last three years, right? The COVID pandemic catalyzed many of us to reevaluate our life and career choices.
It did for me. I left a secure, steady-paying job to co-create Post & Beam. The idea of being an entrepreneur has been simmering in me for many years. The combination of COVID and cancer were a real wake-up call for me to stop letting fear control my life.
I wish I had a dime for every time I told myself I wasn't smart enough, didn't have all the skills, or this one (my favorite), didn't have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
I started watching and listening to the women around me who had also overcome their internal saboteurs to become confident, strong, successful businesswomen. I saw myself in them, and they inspired me.
Then, like flexing a muscle, the more I practiced positive self-talk, the more confident I became until I started to believe in myself. The day I asked myself, "What if I can?" What if I CAN be successful? What if I DO have what it takes? What if I AM smart enough - my life changed.
What have you overcome? What strategies did you use to help you? Let me know in the comments.