A number of my clients have told me they feel like a fraud in their business. Generally, these people are in the start up phase of their business. They have not yet achieved the success they would like.
If you are a coach of any kind who is just starting out, it is common to feel this way but there’s no need to and I’ll tell you why a little later.
Often, alternative health practitioners have not yet overcome their own health challenges and they too can feel like a fraud.
Those who teach manifesting or deal with money issues may not yet be financially successful themselves. This is also common and nothing to worry about. It does not mean they can’t help their clients achieve their money goals.
I suffered dreadfully from this worry about being seen as a fraud in my last business. My business was organising singles functions and I was single. The obvious question I was asked many times was, ‘If you meet hundreds of singles every week, why are you still single?’
I had made a conscious and very sensible decision not to date anyone I had met through the business and I had also decided that I was not ready for a relationship.
Did that mean my service was not valid because I was single?
Of course not. It was hugely successful for both myself and my clients.
Last week at a training seminar I met a woman who swam in the qualifying trials for the Olympics and she told me she had a swimming coach who could not swim. I was astounded. I asked her how he managed it and if it bothered her that her swimming coach could not swim.
She said ‘Of course not,’ as he had a proven track record. One might only imagine the mental challenge he had to overcome in order to become accepted as a swimming coach.
Do you think he ever felt like a fraud? Maybe so, but it didn’t stop him. And then she confirmed something that I’m on about all the time. She said that it didn’t matter because all top performing athletes know it is all about mindset anyway, and technique, although important, is not the greatest determinant of success.
The truth is Mindset is 80% responsible for our success while only 20% is attributable to action.
While you are building your business and maybe still feeling like a fraud, remember these tips
- it is essential to be able to stay positive
- build your self esteem
- develop a confident mindset
- see yourself as a success
- start believing in yourself
If you find you can’t talk yourself into not feeling like a fraud or your confidence and self esteem need a little tweaking, why not learn to tap on it. Tapping allows you to change your attitude easily and effectively usually within minutes. If you are not familiar with this technique, download the free ebook above called The Five Minute Miracle.
If you’d like to learn more about this cutting edge tool for success and mindset change, why not pop over to this Facebook group where you not only learn how to think differently and feel better, you can ask questions about the practice.
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