Are you allowing the Self-Doubt Gremlin to take over your life? If so, WHY!? As a Clarity Business Coach, I've come across the self-doubt Gremlin a lot! Whether it's in my own life or in the lives of my clients, we tend to get mystified by them.

We catch ourselves making excuses and staying in our "comfort zones."

"Maybe I'm just not ready for this next step."

"Or I should stay in this safe space and not take the risk right now."

Whether it's a corporate job that drains you or a relationship that no longer serves you... today, we are talking about how you can move out of this motionless state and into a season of success and self-confidence!

Stop Thinking of What Could Go WRONG!

We hear horror stories from people talking about their businesses failing, but they don't tell you the things that they were doing (or NOT DOING) behind the scenes that lead them to that point. There is always a starting point... the idea for our business. That's when the Self-Doubt Gremlin usually pops up as we work through all the initial concerns.

  • How will this work?
  • What should I do?
  • What am I good at?
  • Should I invest in a coach or a program?

It's great that you want to be thorough, but don't allow yourself to spiral. Remember, the more energy and attention you give to the Self-Doubt Gremlin, the more it grows and comes into your life. Kinda like the 1984 classic horror movie, "Gremlins." Instead, open your eyes to the possibilities. Recognize when limiting beliefs pop up as you work through the questions above and write them down. The only way you can face them, and move confidently through them, is by acknowledging them. Then find out where they stem from, and learn how to release them.

Remind Yourself that YOU are in Control

You, my friend, are literally THE BOSS! When you start your business, you are getting into the driver's seat. So why give that up and let your self-doubt or fear drive?

It's time to take back your control. Realize that you get to be "picky" and aspire for more. Channel your inner Goldilocks. If a situation is "too small" for you or your life doesn't feel as comfortable as you'd like it to be, you get to CHOOSE change.

But here is the kicker, you have to be willing to take the action to set that change in motion. Sometimes, though, when the Self-Doubt Gremlin is whispering not-so-sweet nothings in your ear, it can be challenging to figure out where to start in order to make those changes. And that's where our next step comes in...

Find SUPPORT and Invest in a Coach Who Has Been There

When talking to potential clients, they told me that investing in a Coach or Program felt hard for them at first. Not because they were questioning the experience of the Coach or the value that they would provide, but because they were worried about their own consistency. The lack of confidence in yourself or your ability to see things through, can keep you teetering on the fence. But the thing is, in order to GROW, you need to find someone who knows MORE than you. Don't be intimidated, don't be afraid of the accountability. Do your research, find someone you trust, and let them help you to stay in that beginner mindset. Because, if you are the smartest person in the room... you're in the wrong room, babe.

Let them give you the tools, resources, and outside perspective that you need to see yourself as the BOSS that you are. Use their support to push forward and level up your life because amazing things happen when you ditch that gremlin. When you stop letting that self-doubt hold you back from going after the things that you want in your life. TAKE CONTROL! It's your FUCKING LIFE.

Do you want to grow? Be happy? Really understand why you feel "stuck"?

Then you need to invest in yourself, in your growth, and in the right support. Get another set of eyes and perspective on your blocks. But you have to be able to ADMIT that you need help. Asking for help does not make you a burden, it doesn't make you weak, it doesn't make you less than. It makes you one smart cookie!

If you're done sitting there and hanging out with your Self-Doubt Gremlin, let's chat! Click here to schedule your call and let's take your business, build an incredible EMPIRE, and create some unshakeable self-confidence! It's time!

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About the Author Stephanie Barthelmes

After ending a terrible relationship with her corporate job, she decided to go all in with her Virtual Assisting business.

As a mom of two special needs boys, she was looking for something that would give her control of her own life and schedule - and Virtual Assisting allowed her to do just that.

Stephanie's business grew and she realized that her passion stemmed from all things Tech, so she niched immediately.

As she continued to deep dive into new systems and perfect her craft, she discovered that what truly made my heart sing was sharing sparks of her magic with those that were interested in starting their own service based businesses.

To help even more people step into their element, she compiled all the knowledge she's gained over the past few years as both a Tech & Systems VA and Business Coach to bring you In Your Element Mastermind.

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