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Entrepreneurship is one huge personal growth journey. You will face mindset obstacles along the way, and it is up to you to deal with them. For example, I have dealt with imposter syndrome in the past, but it has reared its ugly head again. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it at first, and I kept giving excuses for the real reason behind it until now. That being said, I have a hard time sharing about my life, especially as an introvert, but I think it is time to share more authentic and genuine experiences as an entrepreneur instead of just the highlight reels.
One of the main reasons I haven’t been doing solo podcast episodes is because of imposter syndrome. I have had such an amazing response of experts wanting to guest on the podcast and interviews I’ve shared, but it has caused me to get overwhelmed, leading to imposter syndrome. It had been in my plans to do more solo podcast episodes, but the more unique experiences and knowledge my guest experts shared made those thoughts of self-doubt and negative self-talk creep up.
Whether you are just listening to the podcast solely for the guest experts or not, it became more challenging for me to share my own story again after doing so many guest episodes. Impostor syndrome reared its ugly head, which is why it’s been a long time since I’ve done a solo episode.
I wanted to dive into that and share what I’ve realized about myself as an entrepreneur, like dealing with impostor syndrome, learning how to overcome it once again, and how it can happen no matter how long you’ve been in business. I’ve been in business for 16 years and still experience impostor syndrome, fear of failure, and other mindset blocks like everyone else.
Over the years, I’ve realized I have more confidence, but those mindset obstacles will always be prevalent as an entrepreneur. Not one entrepreneur is excluded from experiencing mindset obstacles; the five-figure, six-figure, and seven-figure earners. This is something that I think we need to share more often because the only things we see online, specifically on social media, are the highlight reels or best parts of an experience that someone is having. The time is now for us to be more vulnerable about the impact of entrepreneurship and dealing with mindset obstacles.
When we don’t share how we’ve struggled and overcome our mindset blocks, people only see the best of times, like having a $50,000 launch and living their best life. Why can’t you replicate this, right? Self-doubt begins to show up, and you get in your head about these things. However, the secret is that everyone experiences these obstacles.
You are never alone on this journey of entrepreneurship. The things you are struggling with or afraid of are normal. You may not see it, though, because people don’t want to either be vulnerable or share the nitty-gritty of what it took for them to get to that place. I think it is time that we share our honest, authentic ups and downs more openly on social media. You must remember that even if you see the person with a $50,000 launch in a month, they may have been building their audience for a while, had a big pre-launch strategy, or has a massive email list. You only see the end result, so it’s time to dig a little deeper and share more of the how and why this launch or whatever happened the way it did. It is vital for authenticity, messaging, and ethical marketing.
Moving forward, I plan to change some things. Many interviews are scheduled already, and I’m very excited about that. I hope that you stay along for the ride. I don’t want you ever to feel alone if you have mindset obstacles or wonder why you do not see the results or success that somebody else is. A million factors go into every launch, every impact, and transformation somebody has, and you’re seeing a tiny piece of a bigger picture. Let this remind you not to get stuck in comparing yourself to others like you have less value or something less to offer than somebody else. It’s okay to have those feelings, and it’s going to happen all the time as you grow.
As your business thrives, it’s still going to be there, but it’s essential to be able to recognize it, understand where it’s coming from, and how you can overcome it. That is what this solo podcast episode represents for me, and I can’t wait to share more incredible things with you soon on the podcast.
I want you to remember that you are the boss as you grow and scale your business. You are in control of your mindset. You are in control of the clients that you work with. You are in control of the offers. You are in control of the amount of stuff that you are consuming, and you are in control of your Instagram feed. You can unfollow and remove people who don’t feel good to you. I think we all need to do that and take stock because we tend to go through our email list and unsubscribe if we get an email that no longer resonates with us, and the same applies to social media. We mainly control our feed, except Instagram likes to show us stuff that we might be interested in, but if you’re following somebody who doesn’t bring you joy, doesn’t inspire you, doesn’t motivate you, and is a trigger for mindset, remove them. So let’s make entrepreneurship a little more real by focusing on being more vulnerable, sharing wins, lows, losses, and everything in between.
The spoiler alert is that I am leaving Instagram for the foreseeable future. Why, you ask? I don’t feel like the energy fits with how my business is moving forward. I will now primarily focus on blogging, email marketing, the podcast, and creating new freebies, content, and resources for you and my private Facebook group. If you aren’t on my email list, here is a shameless plug for you to grab one of my free resources. In addition, I will keep up to date with my audience by sharing the most helpful insights and behind the scenes of things to come.
With my private Facebook group, you are invited to join my Inner Circle Facebook group after any purchase you make from me. This is where I will be building my community with those who are in my world and have purchased something from me. It doesn’t matter if you’ve purchased a $197 course or a $27 template bundle; you will be invited to that Facebook group.
If you don’t have that link and you have purchased from me, send my team an email, and we are happy to send you that link to join the Inner Circle Facebook group because that is where I’m going to be primarily hanging out in terms of social media for at least the upcoming months. I won’t say I’ll never be back on Instagram, but honestly, I haven’t been engaging or hanging out on the platform for about three to four months. I’ve given myself so much more space and time, which hasn’t drained my energy. I’m excited about what I am focusing on moving forward to connect with and grow my audience.
Don’t forget to let me know if you have any podcast topic ideas or anything else you have in mind that you would love for me to create. Let’s start making entrepreneurship a little bit more real and a little more vulnerable!
[1:47] Why I haven’t been doing solo podcast episodes
[3:05] Being more authentic and vulnerable about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship
[6:51] The changes to come moving forward with the Introvertpreneur Podcast
[10:42] Spoiler alert: why I am leaving Instagram for now
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