Growing a business is very tough mentally.
You sometimes doubt whether you’ll succeed.
You often blame yourself for mistakes.
You regularly get frustrated by slow progress.
And then there’s the boredom – running a business week in and week out can get really tedious at times.
No wonder entrepreneurs feel down on many occasions.
And that’s why it’s so crucial to keep your self belief strong – to do the mental work each day that keeps you motivated, inspired, persistent and effective.
(Please remember, that self belief doesn’t just happen – you have to work at it to maintain it).
When I coach entrepreneurs, I teach them a whole arsenal of cutting edge mental techniques to keep their confidence and belief uplifted, but today I want to talk about just one:
Daily reading of your Supporting Reasons.
Here’s how this mental technique works.
- You write down every valid reason that you can achieve your business goals. (For example: ‘I have ten years experience in this industry. I am excellent at selling. I really understand my field’, etc.).
- Then every morning before you start work, you read this list and remember why you are so good at what you do.
It’s such a simple technique, but it’s incredibly powerful at keeping your self belief strong.
If we only just remind ourselves of all the genuine reasons we can achieve something, we are far less likely to lose confidence, get unmotivated or give up.
But we have to do this regularly or we’ll forget – and self doubt can creep in.
I challenge you to do this technique every morning for the next 7 days.
You will be amazed at how much more confident you will become.