Remember that Saturday Night Live Sketch? I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me!
Of course I’m joking here, but a substantial portion of our industry suffers from NGE “Not Good Enough” disease.
How does this translate?
- You continually get more and more letters after your name (even when you have plenty of education under your belt)
- You are a serial book contributor (you constantly partner with others rather than stepping out solo and writing your own book)
- When there is a break in between speeches, you are plagued with doubt and second guess your speaking skills
- You delay getting your business (or your website) off the ground for fear of criticism or rejection.
Does any of that sound familiar?
Heck, just last week I got back from a Mexico vacation and not much had transacted while I was away. The only thing that saved me from slipping into NGE and freaking out, was experience. I know, the minute I put my attention on the positive and get back to work, things will start cookin’. And, sure enough, that’s what happened.
Consider creating a mantra for yourself around success. “I have everything my clients need, I am an expert, I am talented.” (You can end with “gosh darn-it, people like me if you want to…. just for giggles!)
What’s your secret to overcoming NGE “not good enough” disease? Please share!
See you soon Wealthy Speakers!
PS: Our Masters Platinum program (for seasoned speakers) is just about sold out. (3 Spots Left). Check out our class starting March 27th-29th with a retreat in Atlanta and drop me a line!