As soon as you know your worth, success is a different ball game. Your worth is no longer tied into what you do or how you do it. It’s not tied into what other people think of you. When I first started my business, my focus was on what other people thought of me.
Knowing Your Worth Is Crucial When You Want To Be Successful In Your Business
I always speak from my heart. I’ve been there. I’ve felt unworthy. I’ve felt terrible. I’ve felt like I wasn’t good enough. I’ve felt a million different reasons why I shouldn’t be running my own business.
It’s crucial to know your worth when starting your business.
Jesus wasn’t my focus when I started my business.
I didn’t have a strong and solid foundation in Jesus. I didn’t know He was my ultimate provider. I didn’t know He was the One who gives me strength and courage.
I was relying on other people and other things to do that.
I want to encourage you as you start your own business. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did or feel the same way I felt.
Opinions From Other People Don’t Have To Determine Your Success Or Failure
I see this all the time. As new entrepreneurs start to go out on their ventures, they crumble under the opinions from other people.
They start to second guess themselves because of what everyone else is saying. They think maybe they shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing.
Their foundation point is based on what someone has to say. This ends up to be what determines whether they keep going or not.
Knowing your worth is so important, especially in the beginning stage of your business.
Three Tips For Success
1. Make sure that other people’s opinions don’t determine your success or failure. Whether someone is having a good day or a bad day, don’t base your success on what they say.
Someone could speak out of anger and say something about your business that they don’t even mean. If your confidence and your security is all based on what this person says about you, you’re going to have an even bigger emotional roller coaster.
People are allowed to have their opinions, but you don’t have to receive them.
You should have a close group of people who you can confide in. You can talk to this group of people and tell them things and ask for their feedback. Have your heart open for their feedback.
2. When you know your worth comes from Christ and not from other people’s opinions, you won’t get caught up in numbers, ranks, and titles that try to tell you how successful you’re going to be.
I’ve learned over the years that people may look successful, but they may not have success in every area of their lives.
I’ve been a business owner for over six years. It’s been like a roller coaster ride emotionally.
When I finally detached myself from knowing my worth didn’t come from titles, ranks, or having an ‘x’ amount of dollars in the bank, then I was able to be free to be me.
I was free to feel successful. I was able to enjoy life more, because I wasn’t putting extra stress on myself trying to make myself feel like I’m worthy.
3. Goals are good. I set good goals, but the goal is no longer my identity. There’s a difference. It’s okay to want those things.
It’s okay to have a goal to reach a certain rank, or to have a title, or to have a certain number of dollars. It’s cool to have that, but the difference is when your identity is wrapped up in it.
Those goals are a moving target. There’s always going to be another level to strive for. There’s always going to be another dollar amount, another increase in your pay check or increase in a rank.
When we focus on the moving targets, we never end up finding joy or happiness. It took me a long time to figure that out. I’m here to preach it to you and help you have a great start right from the beginning.
The Lord is your strong foundation. If at times you find yourself caught up in numbers and ranks and people’s opinions again, refocus and remember the Lord is your provider. He takes care of you and you are loved.
Different seasons in your life will bring challenges that may seem scary. You may feel unsure of your next step. You’ll ask the Lord if you’re supposed to be doing a certain thing. At those times ask yourself what it is that you are focusing is on.
Your Worth Isn’t Tied Into People’s Opinions
Your worth does not come from other people’s opinions, or from ranks and numbers. Every time you try something new and fail, you’re not going to look at it as a failure. You’re going to look at it as a first attempt in the right direction.
You will learn something new.
If your first attempt bombed, you’re still moving in the right direction.
Don’t Dismiss The Opportunities In Your Job Right Now
You may be in a full time job right now but want to pursue your business. A lot of people don’t take enough advantage of the job they are in right now. They want to move out of that job but they dismiss all the opportunities they have to learn where they are.
Here’s a quote from my book, ‘Know Your Worth’, chapter four: ‘Finding Me Helped Me Make Six Figures’
“There’s a misunderstanding when it comes to living a dream job life versus just an everyday need to make money job. Finding your passion in business doesn’t always hit you upside the head.
I don’t think of it as luck either.
I was working in retail management which has nothing to do with fitness. My fitness coaching business was transformed by my retail job.
Yes, I developed my “dream job”, my “business”, while I was working at my retail job. Every day I had to show up to my job which empowered me to show up every day to my dream job.”
We hold back and hate our job and our employees. We hate everything about life in general.
You have the opportunity to ask God how He can use you in your situation now in preparation for where He wants to take you. .
Come to Him with an open heart and ask Him how you can be His servant where you work.
Second quote from my book ‘Know Your Worth’.
“Too often we spend time majoring in minor things.
Many hours of studying and student loans for a degree we hate because the pay is good. A degree you may have felt that you needed in order to feel smart, important and worthy.
Sure you make six figures, but who cares when you’re miserable every single day you show up for work. Don’t let society tell you what to major in or what your talent should be. Listen to your heart because God is speaking to you. He will never guide you or steer you the wrong way.
If you are not sure where your talents are, start asking God to show you. If you love what you do and you love going to college then that is also awesome. Doing these things is not bad.
I want to inspire everyone to be their own person and make their own choices for their career. I don’t want people to feel forced to do anything because they think it’s “the right thing to do” based on what everyone else is doing.”
Success requires that we focus on knowing our worth first. Shift your focus on the Lord and how to serve Him, then your success will have greater meaning.
Go to knowyourworthbook.com to learn more about my journey and how it can help you.
I’m writing my second book, ‘A Worthy Wife’ to encourage you to prepare your heart for home and marriage.
Where is your focus today? Are you ready to focus on knowing your worth? Let me know in the comments.