Have you ever met somebody who believed in themselves wholeheartedly?

They never doubted what they were capable of…

They never seemed to struggle with feeling like they weren’t good enough…

And they just went after what they wanted without any hesitation.

At the age of 40, I still hadn’t figured out how those people did it. I didn’t believe in myself, and I was constantly doubting that I’d be successful.

Why is it that so many women struggle with feeling that way? What makes us think that we aren’t capable of achieving our goals?

Believe it or not, there’s a reason that women are programmed to have self-doubt, and it affects us in more ways than you might think.

Find out why in the video below.

“Women, unlike men, encounter tradeoffs between success and likeability.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

But what does that mean exactly? 

People don’t like when women boast about their achievements. 

People don’t like when women are proud of their accomplishments. 

So women have internalized self-doubt as a form of self-defense. 

We have 2 choices: We either trade being “likeable” for our success, or we hide our success to be likeable. And that’s something that’s become part of who we are. 

Years ago, I had the opportunity to speak in front of 12 people. It was a sales presentation that I knew by heart, but I didn’t feel like I’d be a good speaker. 

I was nervous, I tried to find an excuse to get out of it, and I even thought about getting into an accident on the way over there so I could get out of the presentation. (Unfortunately, my husband drove me so that wasn’t an option). 

When I got there, I gave the presentation despite my fear and doubt. Believe it or not, I didn’t die, nothing bad happened, and I even made a few sales. That was actually the first step that led me to speaking in front of 15 thousand people at a time. 

Confidence doesn’t come because you wish for it. It doesn’t come because someone else believes in you. It comes from knowledge and action.

There are probably things that you do without even thinking about it that you’re incredibly confident about. Whether it’s running a marathon, baking a cake or publishing a book, you just know how. There’s no question about your ability to do it. 

That’s where confidence comes from. 

It comes from practicing something, doing it and learning about it on a deeper level. Once you do that, suddenly all of that self-doubt melts away. And that’s exactly what I want for you. 

You aren’t helping the world by playing small. You aren’t helping yourself by playing small. And you’re not helping your family or community by doubting what you’re capable of. 

You are meant to do incredible things. So if you’re ready to break free of your doubt and fear and start building a life you love, join me in our free Facebook community. We’ve built an incredible network of female business owners and entrepreneurs designed to support each other, encourage each other, and give you everything you need to reach the success you’ve been dreaming of. 

I can’t wait to see you there. 

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