Since joining the world of solo entrepreneurs (or solopreneurs, as we are now being called!) and having to become reliant solely upon me for my life and living, I’ve had to learn how to trust myself.
“That’s easy!” you might say. But, when you really think about it, how easily do you trust yourself?
When you have a vital decision to make, or a problem to solve, how well do you trust yourself and your own judgement?
How easy is it to procrastinate instead of taking the bull by the horns and just acting on your best instinct?
Trusting yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
How do you to do it?
Is this something you can learn?
Are there training courses about it?
I’ve no doubt that, if you searched enough you’d find an online workshop offering insights into how to hone your sense of self-trust.
This is something that you can learn to improve, because it’s something you already do – even if you’re not always aware of it.
As an example, since I’ve been working for myself I’ve had to learn to trust my decisions and ideas, and have faith in the choices I make.
Did I trust myself before? Hell, yeah!
18 months ago I made the decision to give three days’ notice to my employer and quit my full-time job. I had literally no job to go to, other than setting myself up in practice. I was jumping off the precipice, not knowing what I’d hit on my way down into the abyss.
But, still I jumped. Why? Because I trusted myself. I trusted my instinct. I trusted my decision.
And, having jumped I found I didn’t land in an abyss, but rather discovered an ‘invisible’ bridge which I could cross in order to follow my dream.
I’ve discovered others who have not only given me the support I’ve needed, but I’ve also been able to support along their own journeys.
Whilst I might experience nerves, uncertainty and excitement every day, I also draw huge comfort and satisfaction from knowing that I’ve made the right decision – because I trusted myself.