- Christina Massey
3 Ways To Combat Limiting Beliefs As A Business Owner
One of the toughest parts about being a business owner in my opinion is imposter syndrome and dealing with things like limiting beliefs. Every single day you’re faced with new challenges and new situations as a business owner and it can be so easy to slip into these feelings.
However, if you don’t find a way to combat these limiting beliefs, they will always take hold of you and your business, preventing you from achieving what’s truly possible. Today, I want to give you three things you can do to help you fight these limiting beliefs and install new beliefs into your business and your life!
Identify & Become Aware of What Limiting Beliefs You Have
The first thing you need to do is to get honest with yourself about what if any limiting beliefs you have in your life and/or in your business. If you’re not aware of them or willing to get honest about working on them, then they will always hold you back.
I would suggest sitting down and really thinking about your business and if you have any of these limiting beliefs. Below is an example of some common limiting beliefs business owners have:
I’m not good enough
I’ll never be successful
I’m not smart enough
I’m not talented enough
I’m not as good as that person
I’m too old/young
I don’t have enough money
Obviously, these are just a few of the limiting beliefs out there, but really ask yourself: do I have any of these? Being honest with yourself and becoming aware that they’re a problem in your business is the first and most important step towards changing them!
Challenge & Rid Yourself Of Those Limiting Beliefs
Now that you’re aware of the limiting beliefs you have in your business, your next step is to challenge those beliefs and ask yourself: are these actually true, or is this a story that I’ve told myself? I’m 100% sure it’s a story you’ve told yourself, and here’s how I know this . . .
Because someone out there has been in a worse situation to start than you are, and still turned those circumstances into a successful business. Your job now is to find those people that help you challenge and crush that belief.
For example, if you believe you’re too old to start your own business and be successful, I would try and find people your age or older that have started and built huge, successful businesses. When you see other’s doing what you want to do it has a way of crushing those limiting beliefs and giving you the feeling that if they were able to do it, then you can too.
Adopt New Beliefs To Replace Them
After you’ve found examples of people you can glean and learn from, your next step is to replace those limiting beliefs with empowering beliefs that feed positive energy into you and your business. It’s not enough to just find examples and be done, because if you don’t replace that limiting belief, it could creep back into your business again.
Let’s use the previous example about age. Say you’ve found tons of examples of older people building huge, successful businesses . . . you could now replace that limiting belief with one that says, “I’m not too old, in fact, I’m only 40, which means I still have 50-60 years to build a huge business, which is more than enough time!” Now you’ve replaced your limiting belief with an empowering belief that you can look to for positive encouragement.
Why are crushing your limiting beliefs so important? Because you can learn all the tactics and strategies in the world and spend money being mentored by some of the most successful business owners on the planet, but if you don’t believe you can do it, then none of that will matter.
You have to first conquer the limiting beliefs you have in your mind before you’ll ever be able to build the successful business that you’re looking to build. If you still need further help conquering some of your limiting beliefs, then hop on a free call with me and I’d be happy to talk them over with you and help guide you toward turning those limiting beliefs into empowering ones!