Limiting Beliefs That Sabotage Your Success -9
I’m Not Qualified to Be a Leader
One of the worst parts of working as an entrepreneur is the fact that you will be harder on yourself than anyone else could ever possibly be. If you were working in the corporate world and applying for a job, the human resources department would look over your education, assess your experience, and make a decision about your qualifications and where you would be a good fit within the company.
But as your own boss, you will be relentless in beating yourself up about all of your shortcomings - whether real or perceived. One of the worst determinations that will ultimately cross through your mind is that you don't have what it takes to lead your niche.
You might question your lack of education, a deficiency in experience, and your inability to connect with your audience. The self-doubt that is plaguing you is more harmful to you than any flaws or inadequacies you can list.
If you are going to embark on a career as an online entrepreneur, you must possess the confidence it takes to feel qualified to help others. In order to do that, you need to know what it is your followers expect from you.
First and foremost, regardless of what niche you are in, people want to know that you are willing to help them. They come to you with pain points they need help with. If you can present the solutions to them in the form of courses, tips, and advice, they will be grateful to you regardless of what you have on your resume.
Anyone can lead others. But in order to do that well, you have to be willing to listen. Many entrepreneurs don't understand that all important task. They don't take time to research and understand the needs of their audience.
A well-qualified leader will not only conduct the necessary inquiries to find what's lacking in the marketplace, but they will take time to improve on what's already out there. They will also do it in their own style as opposed to copying others.
If you ever have doubts about yourself as a leader, stop and analyze why you feel less capable in comparison to others. It could be a simple issue to fix, such as gaining a better understanding of your niche.
If it's a confidence issue, then you can remedy the situation by participating in self-esteem boosting activities. These might include positive affirmations, journaling, or even helping others for free until you feel qualified to get paid for your leadership.
Leaders must be fearless, or at least willing to put themselves out there, even when they feel unsure of themselves. There are many times in your career that you will be tempted to compare yourself to others. As long as you give yourself credit for all that you have done, and everything you're striving for, you can present yourself as one of the go-to advisors in your niche.