We will have those days when we think: “What am I doing with my life? Am I doing the right thing? Should I just throw in the towel?”
I’m really happy to be talking about this week’s topic, which is how to have faith in the path you’ve chosen for yourself.
- What you’re doing
- The fact that there are enough clients out there who need what you have to offer
- The money you can earn in exchange for the gifts/talents that you offer to the world
If you are having one of those “off” days, I feel for you.
Starting your own business can be a bit of a roller coaster in terms of emotions.
It’s really important that you keep the faith going and you cultivate the right mindset to focus on the positive and focus on what you can do and not what you can’t do.
The personal success formula is a formula to help you create a business that lights you up, make you feel like you’re doing the work you were put on this earth to do, working with clients you are born to serve, and earning the money that allows you to own a lifestyle that’s what you want, because that’s important, too.
Success is what you define it. It can be anything that means something to you, and I have no judgment on what that is for you.
Let’s do a quick recap.
Step 1: Find your Confident Edge.
That confident edge is where you know what your talent is, you know what your passion is, you know that there’s people out there who need what you have to offer, and you know that they’re willing to pay money for what it is that you have to offer. When you have that and that’s incorporated into your business, you have found that confident edge.
Step 2: Cultivating the right associations and support team in your business
You want to have that crew of people you can be real with. People who you can troubleshoot with and be vulnerable with and say, “Hey, this week’s not going according to plan. What would you do in this situation?”
You also want to have people externally in your industry who you’re connecting with and building a relationship with and who are able to support you in building yourself up in that new industry.
Step 3: Taking consistent action
This step is all about implementing your ideas, acting out on whatever it is that you think you can see and you visualize as an opportunity. Ideas without action are unfortunately meaningless and you’ve got to make sure you are one of the few people who really do what they say they are going to or want to do.
Once you’ve got that trifecta, you’re in a really good place.
However to keep things moving along during those bumps along the way: you need the faith.
This is really the mindset piece which is super-critical, because you might be the best person in the world at what you do. There may be clients who love you. But unless you’re confident in your abilities of putting yourself out there and trusting that you’re going to be looked after doing what you want to do, then you’re not going to be successful.
I’m a really big believer in everything happens for a reason, absolutely. But you are the master of your destiny. You know where it is that you want to go.
If you have a goal to start a business that is in alignment with who you are, it uses your gifts and talents, and it serves people that you want to serve, the track to achieving that is going to be fluid.
Your approach is going to be fluid. But the end goal is going to be there. What it looks like, how it’s defined, how you do it, that can be molded and adjusted.
If you have a clear intention in mind and you go for it with gusto AND you make it non-negotiable and say, “I’m going to do whatever it takes, no matter what, to make it success,” then guess what?
You will be a success.
In the original book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill had a great quote, which is:
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Essentially, how I interpret that is that you have to believe it before you see it.
I don’t know about you, but I came from the opposite mindset like “Oh, I don’t believe it until I see it,” very cynical, “That’s not going to happen.”
Look, it’s the truth. You have to believe in yourself. You have to believe in what you do in order to have the courage to go out there and be a success, because this is the thing. If you’re not confident with what you do and you can’t portray that to your clients or customers, they’re going to pick up on it. They’re sure as hell not going to support you because you don’t support yourself. Cultivating this faith is really important.
How do you do that? How do you do that when you’re feeling really negative?
For me it’s a morning ritual where I keep my head on straight.
For me I:
I read my mindset and money mindset reading in the morning so that I can cultivate that really positive frame of mind.
For me I do a guided meditation every morning. Sometimes it’s 5 minutes. Sometimes its 10. For me having a quiet time to breathe and stop the mental chatter is all it takes to break the negative chatter that can sometimes run the show!
- I tune into my ideal client
When I’m really able to feel into who my ideal client isI’m able to create and be mindful of how I can really help her. When I read her “day in the life” I’ve written out, based on my market research and my own personal experience, I find that I can have nothing but faith because I’m able to really tune back into how I can help her.
For me, I’m super clear……She’s Amy Wong. She’s 32. She lives in Hong Kong and a lawyer. She’s very successful, but wants to start a more creative business, maybe graphic design.
She comes from a Chinese background, her parents have expectations, and finds it hard to break free of that mold. I have her in my mind every morning.
I then ask myself:
- What is it that I need to say, do, show up?
- What’s the message?
- What are the videos I create?
- What are the trainings I create?
- What are the programs I create to be able to help more women like Amy?
When I do that, I find that I can’t help but have the faith. As a business owner, you might want to try that.
I want to hear from you:
Who is it that you want to serve and how can you figure out ways to focus on how you can serve that person as a means to keep the faith?
Leave a comment below. Let’s have a conversation around it because, sometimes, when we look at these things in the light, there are actually not as scary and there’s not much truth to them.
You’ve got this!
P.S. Are you playing catch up and haven’t found your Confident Edge yet? Not to worry! Make sure you check out the first video and download your FREE worksheet to get you started! You can access yours HERE.