Fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt are all raw feelings that we all experience when considering the idea of starting a business.
It’s pretty normal to fear the unknown. The problem is when you start self-sabotaging and thinking of all the ways you can fail before even starting.
Self-sabotage can lead to procrastinating, which can psych you out of starting your Etsy business.
In today’s blog post, I wanted to talk about what slows down most Etsy sellers and what you can do differently to conquer your fear.
If you’re scared of starting an Etsy business – then keep reading let’s make a mindset shift that gets you on the right track to starting an Etsy store in 2022.
1. Waiting For The Right Time
The perfect time to start your Etsy business is now. There’s never been a better moment than right this instant for you to take action and go from being just another person dreaming about what could happen into building something amazing.
Keep growing, learning, and moving forward. You can’t be great if you don’t commit to the first step. The more you wait, the further your progress is. The sooner you start, the earlier you see change.
2. Overthinking and Self-Doubt
Stop doubting yourself or thinking you’re not good enough. It’s normal to experience feelings of doubt when we are faced with new or challenging situations.
When we are battling with self-doubt, we tend to over-exaggerate the abilities of others and diminish our own by comparison.
Here are some things you can start doing when self-doubt creeps in:
1. Know you’re not alone. Many of us have struggled with self-doubt
2. Set short-term goals
3. Surround yourself with the right people
4. And work on your mindset – it is the key to success and happiness.
3. Prepare To Fail
Do not fear failure. There is one thing for sure; you will fail before you succeed. Expect failure but don’t fear it.
Think of it as a normal part of your business. It’s necessary. It is good for your business. It teaches you. It helps you make the right decision the next time.
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4 Scared of What Others Would Think
By taking deliberate and purposeful action to overcome the fear of what others think of you, you slowly regain your freedom to do what you want to do. There will always be people judging us no matter how perfect or imperfect our actions are! Don’t play it safe because you’re afraid of what others would think. You only live once. Make it count.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” by Zig Ziglar.
Let me know in the comments what is your biggest challenge when it comes to starting an Etsy business.
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Rooting for you!
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