When it comes to success, nothing is more important and influential than self-confidence and belief in ourselves.
If we want to be successful, self-belief is more important than intelligence, talent, background or just about anything else.
Have you ever wanted to start a project, had a business idea, wanted to get a better job, change circumstances in your life, but you couldn’t make it happen because you thought you are not good enough?
Many years ago I ran my own business in the Nail industry, and I was pretty good, in fact, I was great! I was trained by one of the top Nail technicians in the Czech Republic.
My mentor was a high-class professional and won several trophies and competitions! I was working in her salon and learning all the knowledge and skills from her.
My talent was evident since the beginning; I have a very high sense for details. I am a perfectionist. I love creating, and I adore painting and nail design.
I never attended any competitions, not because I am afraid of losing but because I never thought I am good enough. I was better than average around me, but I was comparing myself to higher standard professionals.
I always went to support my mentor, and I was watching other competitors, and I couldn’t believe some people there. I was way better than some of them, but guess what? It doesn’t matter because I didn’t show up!
So many people tried to encourage me, but I didn’t listen because I thought I knew better.
I thought I would attend the competition when I am happy with myself 100%, which was…never.
It never happened, I wasn’t perfect and still had so much to improve.
One of my dreams passed without me, even trying. I was a great nail technician, I was running a successful business, but my goal to win a trophy never happened.
I didn’t have enough self-esteem and belief in myself…
Time passed, so many things happened in my life and due to personal circumstances I had to stop my business, I moved from the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom to have a fresh start, leaving my business behind.
So how to find your potential and start living the life and dreams you always wanted?
You have to start believing in yourself. Believe that you are worthy of success!
Since I left my nail business, I always wanted to get back to it. I was dreaming about it for years, but there was always something that was stopping me.
I was making all these excuses about not having enough money, time, space, but the truth was I still didn’t believe in me…
Three years ago, my friend found out that I used to do nails, and she started bugging me to make nails for her.
After a few months, I finally did it, and she was amazed by my work.
I hate it; I thought it was horrible; after almost five years break, I felt like a complete beginner. I started training on friends, and I even paid for more courses to get more skills.
But I never felt like I’m good enough to rerun my business, because in my eyes it wasn’t perfect, again. This illusion of being perfect and not believing in myself was holding me back.
Seven years later, I never got back to nail business; I lost thousands of pounds I could make on income with something I dearly love but most importantly, I let myself down.
I want to encourage you!
I want to tell you do not make the same mistake as I did.
If you have something you are passionate about and you want to do it, go for it.
Forget about being perfect. There is no such thing as perfection. Nothing in the world is perfect.
100% perfection is not only unrealistic, it’s slower and less creative.
Ironically I didn’t get back to my nail business. But now I am in a stage when I finally understand why I didn’t succeed and learn from it.
That was a very valuable lesson and probably meant to be for me to experience it because when I started my new business, I didn’t want to make the same mistake.
When I decided to start my new online business almost a year and a half ago I didn’t know anything about online marketing, I didn’t even have a laptop, but I had the desire to create a new freedom lifestyle for myself and my little son.
So even though I knew nothing, I simply started and learned as I went, with all the mistakes and challenges that came with it.
To be utterly fair everything about the business was probably just about 20%, the rest of it was my mindset I needed to work on.
I had to transform my mindset to succeed and that didn’t apply just to my business but to my personal life too!
Now a year and a half later, I launched my new second business in coaching while I am still growing my first online business as an online marketer.
I have a few tips that work for me and get me to where I am right now, a strong woman who believes that anything is possible!
𝟏. Have faith in yourself.
You are a super-powerful human being and have all abilities to achieve your dreams and goals. If you believe you can, you will, but it goes the other way around too.
𝟐. Stop comparing yourself to others.
You are unique, you are an incredible creature, and there is no one else like you. You are one of a kind. Give yourself permission to be you and shine.
𝟑. Don’t wait for the right moment.
There will be no better time than now. There will always be something that may keep you holding back, don’t let it.
𝟒. Take action NOW!
Nothing happens when nothing happens. Start with little steps. The first step is all you need to do, then another one will follow and if you do this every single day before you know it you are running.
𝟓. Take risks.
Everything is a risk; not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you what chance you want to take. Don’t always play it safe or you will die wondering what if.
𝟔. Surround yourself with successful people.
Observe and network with people who already achieve what you want and learn from them, adopt their habits, duplicate them. If you want what they have, act like you already have it.
𝟕. Find a mentor.
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself, will believe in you even when you don’t believe in yourself and help you to develop your mindset.
𝟖. Educate yourself.
Invest in a course to improve your skills, read, listen to podcasts, do whatever it takes to get the best resources you will need to succeed.
𝟗. Never aim for perfect.
That will guarantee failure almost every time and keep you in procrastination. Perfection does not exist, you can always do better, and you can still grow. Done is better than perfect.
𝟏𝟎. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Most incredible lessons come from mistakes. Life is not about failing; it’s about never giving up. As long as you don’t give up, you can’t fail. You are just learning and finding the right way. If something doesn’t work out, there is always another way.
whatever it was you wanted to do and never had enough courage to do it, just get up and make your first move, change your life story.
You are the person who is holding a pen.
Best of luck on your journey,
Believe in yourself,
Be your biggest cheerleader!
You’ve got this!
About the author:
𝙇𝙪𝙘𝙞𝙚 𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙯𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙤𝙫𝙖 ~ 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙀𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧
Lucie found her purpose in supporting other women. Her mission is to help women to unlock their female power to create the life they deserve by giving them the tools and clarity to change their mindset.
She believes that everyone has a huge potential to thrive in life or business, and she’s empowering individuals to create a freedom lifestyle.