Entrepreneur Mistakes: 3 Ways that You’re Sabotaging Your SuccessOct 06, 2021
I have some news for you. Do you want the good or the bad first? The bad news: you are probably making these entrepreneur mistakes in your business. The good news: they are easily fixable. And the great news is I am telling you exactly what they are and how to cure them!
The thing is, not only are they easily made but many women don’t see them as mistakes at all—entirely the opposite—an accomplishment! GASP!
So, whether you are currently battling mistake #1 or are merely doing your research so you don’t start any bad habits, keep reading and learn what is sabotaging your success.
Entrepreneur Mistake #1: You are a Perfectionist
The number one entrepreneur mistake is misleading because it is so simple, yet devastating, and you probably think it’s a good thing—being a perfectionist.
I see this time and time again when coaching other female entrepreneurs. You create great content; your product or program is ready to launch and before you publish you start picking through it with a fine-tooth comb. You stop before you even get started, trying to make everything perfect.
Nothing is even published yet and you’re already finding the faults and beating yourself up over it. Stop this self-destructive behavior right now!
Paralysis by Analysis
There is a little saying I like that goes like this—paralysis by analysis. Meaning, you are literally paralyzing yourself by over-analyzing your content. This is horrible not only for your business but for your mental well-being too. And you know me, I’m a promoter of healthy qi (chi).
I get why you do it—you don’t want to launch anything before it’s “ready”. Well, I’m here to tell you, soul sister, it’s probably ready. I love that you want to create top quality programs but part of the experience is gaining real world feedback. Perfection is an entrepreneur’s demise and not your friend. It will hold you back every time.
Think of it this way—you are constantly growing as a professional, absorbing new information, developing new ideas and learning from yourself and others. If you stay on step one, you are depriving yourself of step 2 and, sister, step 2 is fabulous!!
Entrepreneur Mistake #2: You are Too Humble
The second biggest mistake that female entrepreneurs make is not giving themselves enough credit and publicity. In fact, you even downplay your success. Eek. When someone asks you what you do for a living, how do you respond?
“I work from home.”
“I help other women in their businesses.”
Yes, those may be true but you do so much more than that, don’t you? I want you to dig deeper. Think beyond the surface. What’s your personal power? What makes you one of a kind? Maybe you own a successful coaching business, educating others on health, fitness, or life in general. Whatever it is, you help build healthier, more profitable and more fulfilling lives.
Some call this short synopsis an elevator pitch because while you are in a 30 second to 2-minute elevator ride with someone, you need to be able to clearly articulate what it is that you do and draw interest from that person.
Take Action: Create Your Own Elevator Pitch
It is time to get rid of that fear of self-promotion! Blast the music. Do some jumping jacks. Get the heart rate up because this is your time to shine!
Take the opportunity to promote what you do. Don’t be shy! They are asking, so tell them!
Alright, that is your homework assignment. Practice your elevator pitch over and over again until it is committed to memory so that the next time someone asks you what you do, you can respond in a better way.
If you’ve gone through the mistakes and are ready for the next step, download my free guide: The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Keep Female Entrepreneurs from Generating Massive Income. It focuses on money and how to make more of it!
Entrepreneur Mistake #3: You Take Failure to Heart
This common mistake can easily be a life lesson for anyone, not just for entrepreneurs. Life is tough, running a business is tough, and therefore you must be tough, especially when it comes to failing. I don’t even like using that word because of its bad connotations.
When we hear failure, we think we are doomed to fail forever, so why keep trying, right? This is such a self-sabotaging thought. It’s not as if we think we will forever succeed when we have one success, do we? Setbacks are not a personality flaw.
Repeat after me: Failing is inevitable. Failing is normal. Failing is good.
It is hard, I know. You aren’t regurgitating someone else’s ideas or selling someone else’s product or service. These are yours and when they aren’t accepted or even worse, ridiculed, it can feel devastating.
Here’s the thing—if you’ve decided this is the career path for you, you will be launching regularly. You’ll have great launches and you’ll have not so great launches. It’s part of the job. When a launch flops, figure out why and adjust for the next one. Don’t let one, or two or three bad launches keep you from jumping right back in and trying again.
Chalk it up to a learning experience and don’t take it personally!
Next Step: Generating Massive Income
Now that you know the 3 major entrepreneur mistakes, it is time to download The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Keep Female Entrepreneurs from Generating Massive Income. It is a FREE guide that I have written that details what you need to do (or not do) in order to make lots of money.
I mean, who doesn’t want to generate a massive income?
Also, don’t forget about your homework from mistake #2. Get creative. Make it memorable and thought-provoking.
I adore you and believe in you!