Are You Still Playing Small? How To Know When To Start

Couple of weeks ago, I asked in an Instagram Story Poll “What are your Biggest Challenges you currently facing holding you back from starting your business (or if you’ve just started out)?”. So many votes went to the topic of Confidence & Mindset.

In this episode, I tackle ONE topic – which is a result of lack of confidence or not having the right business mindset – which is playing small and not knowing where to start.

I share in this episode how I too fell into the trap of Imposter Syndrome; I wanted everything to be perfect when I first started out. The lack of confidence slowly started to creeped in as I compared my backend with people’s front end. For a long time, I felt I fell short and what I was doing not enough.

I had to turn things around… and along the way, I learnt that change is messy BUT that success happens with 20% effort and 80% mindset. Creating a business or a practice on your own is hard. But, your mindset is your ally, helping you build your confidence and stop you from playing small.

In this episode I also share some tips to build confidence, work on strengthening the mindset and playing a bigger role in your business and life:

  • Selectivity in what to consume
  • Action over perfection
  • Keep your blinders on
  • Plan upfront
  • Prioritize the creative
  • Keep moving forward
  • Show-up anyway
  • Aim for consistency

In this podcast episode, I take you through the mindset shift, starting from within.

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If you have any questions or want to open a conversation about this topic, you can find me in the comments section or on social media. Connect with me on Instagram.

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Enjoy x


Author: Rana AlBasri Mouawad

I question a lot! My aim is to challenge the old mindset and open doors to creativity in life, at work and in business. We all Make Waves and I am here to help build your brand.

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