One that I know has stopped me more than a few times is the thought that there are other women currently doing what I want to do, or creating what I want to create, and they are doing it BETTER than I could.
One of the reasons that Powerhouse Women exists is to get REAL about the fears, doubts, and insecurities that stop ALL of us at one time or another…and remind you that you are not the only one dealing with them. The faster that we all realize that the fear and doubt is a normal part of this journey…the faster we can get OUT of our own way and start putting our ideas into action.
Have you ever been stopped by this fear?
Here are a few things that helped me!
What I Told Myself About Other Women Doing What I Want To Do
Remembering that whoever I was looking up to and ultimately comparing myself to, was once a beginner too. I’m usually comparing myself to a version of THEM that is 2, 5, or 10 years into the journey, when I’m just starting out. So of course they might be better at it! But they all started somewhere too…and you have to be willing to be bad, before you can be great.
Realizing that there were more people who needed the message that I wanted to share, than the number of people currently sharing it. Think about it, if you attend events you probably attend MORE than one event. If you listen to podcasts, you probably listen to more than one show! There may be others already doing what you want to do, but there will be people who need to hear the message from YOU in order for it to impact them
Consuming less & creating more. I had to stop giving my mind something to compare to, and clear a space for my own ideas to come through. This meant consuming FAR less content and committing to create BEFORE I consume other content every day
If you are feeling called to create something, that vision or that idea was given to YOU for a reason…and the biggest thing for you to remember is that it’s not about YOU, it’s 100% about who you will SERVE.