We talk to ourselves and have conversation in our heads all the time. One of the big ones is, I’m not an expert… I don’t know enough… and who’s going to listen to me?
We all have these self-limiting doubts in our head. We all have things we say to ourselves that hold us back, turn into fear and overwhelm, and make us doubt everything about what we’re doing, who we are, and the impact we can have on the world.
Stop worrying, if you know 10% more than somebody else knows, you’re an expert… at least to them.
If you wait to start your business, to start the thing that’s burning in your heart, the thing that would get you up in the morning and keep you excited, the thing you would do if money were no object.
(I don’t like that analogy because for most of us we don’t see that as a possibility, right? Money is an object. We have to think about the security of our families, and women tend to think about security a bit differently than men might).
If, in fact, you could get to the place where you didn’t have to worry about that, what would you do?
Maybe it has nothing to do with what you’re doing now. That’s okay.
Maybe it has to do with kids or animals, or habitat for humanity, or maybe you would help couples heal their relationships. Whatever it is, is there a way for you to be doing some of that now? Stop saying to yourself, “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t know enough.”
You can go get certified in something if you’d like. Remember, that certification you so desire, whatever it is, is a business opportunity for someone else. They’re making money. Yes, they’re educating you. They’re giving you great information, they’re giving you a piece of paper that says you’re certified. The question is, do you know any more or have any more real life experience when you get that piece of paper than you did before? Don’t overemphasize the certificate.
Go do it. Maybe you try it for free for a little while. Find a way to do the thing that’s burning in your heart… the thing you want to go do. Then, figure out how to make money with it.