If there’s one trait that I think all business owners and entrepreneurs would agree on, it is that your ability to believe in yourself is key. There’s the rule in business: “If you don’t believe in what you are doing, how do you expect anyone else to?”
That’s really all there is too it. It’s surprisingly simple and stunning how far just truly believing in yourself and projecting this image confidently on the rest of the world. If only it were that simple.
I know for a fact that most entrepreneurs second-guess themselves constantly. I am absolutely no exception. Sometimes the world is superb and the image is much less of a veil than a true strong belief. Other days you really have to “fake it until you make it” to shake off the feeling that everyone in the world is firmly against you (and faking it can work surprisingly well!).
At the end of the day, you need to stand up for yourself and believe in yourself even when everyone looks sideways at you. Being a young entrepreneur I face this constantly. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t drain my energy. Ultimately, you just need to find yourself and connect with your beliefs, stand up for yourself and believe that you are indeed doing the right thing.
As you learn quickly when you post things on the internet: For every loud person slamming you, there are many more who silently appreciates what you do. You just have to remember that.