What we make of our lives — our relationships, our passions, our careers, and more — are all contingent on how we perceive ourselves and what we believe we're capable of. By extension, if we are plagued by self-doubt and fear, we keep ourselves down. This can affect things as concrete as our income: our self-worth and our financial "worth" are linked.
Don't believe it? Well, here are three of the top fears that keep us from making what we are worth ...
1. Fear of Rejection
I have had many million-dollar ideas that I get so excited about, work really hard on, only to then allow self-doubt to creep up and obliterate all my hopes and dreams.
For a long time, I believed that little voice in my head that would ask tough questions about the viability of my business and skills and shrouded my work in doubt. This ultimately would lead to me giving up on my idea or pausing my project to chase another rainbow that all of the sudden seemed like an even better business opportunity.
After noticing that this doubt was a pattern in all of my business endeavors, I began questioning the voice in my head and realized that it wasn't doubt, it was actually a fear that people would see my work and reject me. What better way to avoid rejection than to not put my work out into the world so that nobody had an opportunity to reject me?
If fear of rejection is sabotaging you, and your income, I invite you to ask yourself a couple questions: