Once you start your business, it can become daunting to realise that you are working for yourself.

Sometimes you can begin to question yourself and perhaps your abilities and skillset.

If this happens, and it will, you need to remember why you started your business in the first place.

Ask yourself these questions:

1) What was my motivation to start my own business?

2) Was I confident in my abilities when I started?

3) What obstacle has got in my way to make me lose confidence?

4) What strategy can I put into place to get me back on track?


Every business owner at some point will face this block and feel like having their own business is too daunting and feel like they need to give up.  Don’t.

As a business owner, you should take on opportunities, realise your skills and knowledge are paramount to your success and feel confident in yourself.

By being proactive in your business and on your business, you will come across opportunities which you never even new existed and which can have your confidence levels boosted more than you could have ever realised.  In fact sometimes without being prepared, your business could reach new levels just by being confident.

An Example of how being confident works!

As an example, I have run my own business for 5 years and just by being confident in my abilities and confident enough to approach media, my business has been featured in print media and I am now a Production Manager of an amazing online magazine and co-host of a radio program for business women. 

This example can work for any business owner – you just need to believe in yourself and now that the confidence you felt when you started your business is always inside of you – don’t disbelieve, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Some quotes:

With the realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s own ability, one can build a better world.
Dalai Lama

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”
Jesse Jackson

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


Hazel Theocharous, Expert VA, Assisting U Virtually