Ever get the feeling that you haven’t got what it takes to run a business?
I know I used to.
I remember sitting down for lunch with one of my friends.
It was last year, so it was an altogether different affair to eating out now.
She had a great job which she loved, and while she didn’t have any desire to run a business, she was always curious as to how I was getting on.
She’d often ask me why I was so harsh on myself when it came to what I’d achieved as an entrepreneur.
And between us, I never had a good answer for her.
I guess, I just always felt like there were others out there who were doing the whole ‘business’ thing better than I was.
All of that despite having spent 20 years in business, building some great brands in the digital, marketing, and tech spaces - and selling businesses along the way too.
Plus successfully raising £200k on Dragon’s Den; although that business ended up failing in the end.
More on that another time, when we’ve both had a G+T.
But here’s the important thing I want you to take away from today’s email:
You are good enough to run a business.
Because nobody - not even the most successful entrepreneurs - has a set of instructions for running a business.
Situations and environments are forever changing, and we simply adapt to them.
But recognizing this can have a huge impact on how you perceive yourself as a founder.
And doing so will help you discover new levels of confidence that will result in greater opportunities in both your business and personal life.
Plus, you can always take some actions to prove how fantastic you are.
Earlier this year I decided to invest in my own learning, completing a mini MBA in Marketing with Mark Ritson.
Even though I've had years of experience doing the work it felt great to finally get that tick. To know that what I am doing for my clients is the very best. Plus it's important to keep learning and keep growing.
I hope you find that useful.
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