The Story I’m Telling Myself vs. The True Story
Inspired by Michael Hyatt’s post: http://michaelhyatt.com/change-your-story-change-your-life.html
The Story I’m Telling Myself
- I’m too young.
- I’ve failed before. I’ll fail again.
- I’ll never be as successful as other people.
- I am not a business person.
- I don’t have a business mindset.
- Getting these clients is a fluke; I won’t get any more.
- I don’t have enough experience against other people who have been doing this for decades.
- I’m a newbie; no one will want to use my services.
The True Story
- I am young and new at this, and I may stumble along the way, but I can view my failures as a learning experience and overcome them.
- I can think of new ways to market myself and focus on professional customer service.
- God has given me two clients to show me that He trusts me with this work.
- I cannot measure my success as competing with other people but by gaining steady work.
- I have one fully edited book behind me which shows I can get work done. I can finish what I start.
- I will read and learn how to conduct a business and charge competitive rates to lure new clients.
Now, I just have to believe what’s true. Believing it is more difficult than writing it.