Hey girl, so you are here because you just started your new business or you are getting ready to, and you are having some blocks in your mindset around your business. In this post I was you through the 10 most common mindset blocks that new entrepreneurs face, and how to reframe them.
If you are new here, I am Tori, an online business manager and coach for women who want to leave their 9-5 and create a business they love. With my background in management, and multiple failed businesses, I figured out exactly what needed to be done in order to grow my business online. So I started creating info products to help other women do the same and take the leap like I did, minus all of the miss steps.
So here are the 10 mindset blocks that new entrepreneurs face:
- I live in a small town, nobody would buy anything from me. Not with that attitude they wont. I used to have this same block, but that is the great thing about working from home online. The internet doesn’t care where you live and neither will the people that you are helping. Unless you have a local service that you are providing to people, don’t sweat it, you can build a home-based business from anywhere in the world.
Quick reframe: I live in a small town, so people love to buy from me. My clients love learning about places they have never heard of.
2. There are so many people who do what I do, I cannot possibly be successful. Let me tell you a little secret girlfriend, there are coaches out there who coach coaches on how to coach other coaches. Mind blown right? The internet is HUGE, and your work is meant to go out there and touch people’s lives, I believe it. If you feel really passionate about something, then go for it, jump all in and focus on serving your market, and not focusing on all of your competition.
Quick reframe: There are so many people who do what I do, but there is room for all of us because nobody does it the way I do.
3. I don’t have a perfect website, so I won’t get clients. A lot of my past clients never even stepped foot on my website, they usually found me on social media somewhere and from there they booked with me or purchased one of my info products. Some of the best entrepreneurs out there have some seriously cringe-worthy websites. They built their businesses and then the website came later. Stop comparing your day one to their day 1,276.
Quick reframe: People love working with me regardless of the perfect website.
4. People wont pay me that much for my services. Yes the fuck they will. If you truly deliver value and believe in the work you are doing, people will absolutely pay top dollar for your services or products. If your passion is being a virtual hamster trainer who wants to make $2.2 million and you are good at what you do, people will pay you. Now being a virtual hamster trainer is a little silly, but just use that as an example that you can do/have/be anything that you want.
Quick reframe: People love to pay me top dollar for my services.
5. I don’t have perfect headshots/a branded Instagram or any of that stuff that I see big entrepreneurs doing. One thing that comes with being a big entrepreneur is more money. If you try to make everything perfect in your business from the start, you will either be burnt out from doing it yourself or broke AF from outsourcing it to people who will make it look perfect. You need to figure out what works for your business first and once you have found what you are good at, you can outsource the things that you are not good at.
Quick reframe: My uniqueness is why people want to work with me.
6. I can’t make money at home with my kids. I will admit it is really fucking hard. The first time I started my business, I did have trouble separating mom time and business time, but there are tons of people out there who do juggle it. The best tips that I can give from experience is to have structure with your kids and then set the structure of your business around it.
Quick reframe: I am successful at running a home based business while my kids are home with me.
7. I didn’t go to school for this. AHHH the god ol’ imposter syndrome. Just because you didn’t go to college for something doesn’t mean that you cannot be good at it. While I do believe that college is great for some degrees like doctors and nurses and things like that, running your own business is not one of them. The best way to learn is by doing (for me anyways) and what you don’t know you can purchase courses or take classes online, or hire a mentor. I didn’t go to school on how to run an online business, but failing and getting back up each time taught me exactly what I needed to know and when there was a block that I couldn’t get through, then I would hire someone to help me or purchase something to show me what I was missing.
Quick reframe: I didn’t go to school for this, but it is my passion and I am great at it.
8. People who are making tons of money online are scamming people. I used to think this too. I would see entrepreneurs having $100,000 launches and I would refuse to purchase whatever they were selling even if it was exactly what I needed at the time, but here is the thing; They were selling exactly what I needed. If I was having this problem then other people were too, that is how they could sell out these launches. They had an amazing product that people needed and they scaled that product up to be able to have $100,000 launches.
Quick reframe: People making tons of money online are living in their truth and providing value to their audience.
9. I don’t look the part of a successful entrepreneur. Hi I’m Tori and I don’t look the part of a successful entrepreneur. Well what you are seeing in your mind, but let me tell you a secret, entrepreneurs come in all different shapes and sizes, short, tall, fat, skinny, black, white, bald. If you have a vision in your mind of what you think a successful entrepreneur looks like, step into that next level you. Walk the way she would walk, dress the way she would dress, be in the part and your mindset will match up.
Quick reframe: I am a successful entrepreneur regardless of what I look like.
10. I don’t have money to start up so I cannot be successful. I am a firm believer in bootstrapping your business. If you don’t have thousands of dollars to invest into your business, then to simplify it, start your business the most wallet friendly way possible. Start with the basics of what you will need, whatever that is for you. Once you have the basics, maybe it is a way to sell your course or a way to book calls with you, go out there and market yourself. Building connections online is free and in the beginning of your business, it also has the best ROI.
Quick reframe: I am successful even if I don’t have a lot of money to invest right now.
I experienced almost all of these limiting beliefs in my business at one point or another, but after learning to reframe these beliefs around my business, then I was able to see that people really did want to pay me and that my business could be successful if I would let it and stop sabotaging myself.
What is a limiting belief that you have or have had in your business before? Did you find a reframe for it, or would you like me to reframe it for you? Let me know down in the comments.
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