I suck. I don’t know anything. I don’t have anything of value to offer.
A lot of us, especially women, make ourselves so small. We THINK we are “underqualified” and feel like an” imposter”, even if the FACTS say differently.
So when someone gives us a compliment, we shrink into ourselves.
Thank you, it’s just [Fill in generic Brand].
Sometimes we don’t even bother with the thank you and go straight to the excuses.
We want to go for that job, but we don’t fit it 100% – so we don’t apply.
I need more experience.
We want to start our own business, but feel like we don’t know enough.
I have to follow another course.
I need a Masters, and a PhD, and the post-doc… before I can pursue this.
Who am I to … [fill in the blank].
We want to ask for more money, but we don’t feel like we deserve it.
I don’t really have anything of value to offer.
I couldn’t possibly ask for [X amount].
We want to launch a new product or service.
It’s not good enough.
These limiting thoughts are debilitating.
They’ve kept me pursuing old dreams, keeping myself small, afraid to express myself, hiding myself and my truth away from the world.
They block you from seeing how valuable you already are, just as you are!
You are enough.
Stop believing these limiting thoughts about yourself.
These thoughts disempower you. They do you a disservice
keep you from starting that blog/ business that you want, instead of going for it because you know you have something valuable to share.
stop you from going after clients, even when in reality you can help someone with your gifts.
choke you up when asking for the money you deserve instead of boldly stating my valuable services are X and cost X
Because the FACT is that you:
… are a wonderful human being…
… already have an arsenal of knowledge and skills…
… have enough experience to start…
… deserve to ask for that dinero…
… can do anything you set your mind to…
Continue filling in the blanks with all the achievements you’ve already accumulated.
Fact is you are already enough.
Check the facts. You are awesome!