Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Many days I wake up happy and ready to go and share my “expertise” about blogging, social media, and professional organizing with the world.
However, some days I wake up and feel like a fraud.
I’m not saying I’m not an expert in these things, I’m saying I know many, many people who know more about these topics than I do. So if I am an expert they may be a ninja master (or whatever comes after expert).
This is when I begin to have a confidence crisis asking myself, “Why should people listen to what have to say or buy what I have to sell when there are people out there with bigger and better programs than mine and they have teams of people working with them, and can provide way more information than me?”
Have you ever asked yourself this about your business or product?
Have you ever had a confidence crisis? You know, where you are overcome by self doubt and self judgment?
Well, I have a few times in my mompreneur journey. Sometimes it’s harder to get out of the funk than other times.
However, I have found ten go to things I do to rebound and get myself back on track:
1. I take a day or two off.
2. I spend time with family away from work.
3. I exercise.
4. I throw myself a pity party in the shower or car for five minutes (usually judging and comparing myself to others).
5. I possibly have some chocolate.
6. I make a list of what I have accomplished, note my strengths, and focus on how I can use them to move forward.
7. I stop judging and comparing myself to others.
8. I get my reading list out and spend a couple of extra hours reading because other people always motivate me.
9. I talk it out with my peers and mompreneur friends.
10. I re-adjust my targets to make sure my goals are attainable for the phase of life I am in.
I find these are all so important but number 10 is really the big one for me. If like me, you have dedicated part of your life and put off a few of your “career” goals to be a stay at home wife or mother, then you know when you finally get a chance to be a mompreneur your goals are big and lofty! So we really have to settle down and set some attainable goals realizing we are still wives and moms and we may not have the time and resources to get to the finish line first.
But we all know slow and steady wins the race anyway… and that mompreneurs, is something we can all do!
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Please share your thoughts and comments
I hope this post speaks to you if your are feeling stuck or overwhelmed right now!
Which of ten tips above speak to you?
What do you do to regain your confidence?
Please comment and share your secrets below so other readers can learn.
Here’s to slow and steady!
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Autumn Leopold is a Professional Organizer specializing in residential relocation organizing and family organization for Windfall Organizing in northern Colorado. Autumn offers social media and blog strategy consulting and training programs for professional organizers and small business entrepreneurs. She is the creator of the organizing and entrepreneur blog, http://smarthappyorganized.com. Autumn is a member of the NAPO Membership Committee for NAPO National and a member of NAPO-CO