I’ve never liked to gender stereotype. But over the years, I’ve seen that some challenges are more commonly experienced by women entrepreneurs. Not by ALL women entrepreneurs. And not ONLY by women entrepreneurs. But there are patterns. Bringing them to surface is necessary to create a positive change. In this blog post, I’m NOT going into the reasons behind these challenges. Because, even if I have my beliefs, I simply don’t know for sure. Perhaps they are biological. Perhaps a mix of cultural patterns and a lack of role models. Maybe a bit of everything. What [...]
A new year and a new decade can bring a sense of opportunity and urgency. Many feel that this is the time to start anew, to change things up and to – hopefully – realize their big dreams. But for many, the start of a new year can also trigger feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. If a fresh start is around the corner – how can you know what that means for you specifically? What are the opportunities that you would like to seize? And do you have what it takes to make it? But here’s [...]
Self-sabotage. It comes in the form of emotions, beliefs, mindset and actions. And these areas all affect each other: If you THINK negative thougths, you'll FEEL unmotivated or low and you'll ACT small or not at all. The good news it: you can change ONE simple thing and still experience a huge effect. Listen in to learn why.
Big goals can trigger big fears. When you put your heart and soul into a project, the reality of your launch can create sudden overwhelm. Very soon, you’ll be at the point of making it or breaking it: a realization that, if left unmanaged, can put you into freeze mode. Some of the common fears before a big launch are: Fear of visibility: If you don’t like the spotlight, then putting your offer on the market can feel uncomfortable, as it will inevitably draw attention to your business. Fear of criticism: Your offer is your creation, [...]
I know that you’re passionate about creating value for your customers – and that’s awesome! But. (Yes, there is a but). If your strive for quality is nearing perfectionism, then you might have a problem. Why? Because perfectionism will probably hold you back instead of help you move forward! Perfectionism is a kind of self-sabotage that shows up as fear of failure or a fear of visibility. If you get your self-worth from high-performance, then you might be in the risk-zone for perfectionism. But to make your business thrive, you’ll need to embrace imperfection! Here’s how [...]