5 Actions to Build your Inner-Confidence & Launch your Online Course Idea

As an online entrepreneur, it takes persistence to go through the roller coaster ride. Has the BS Marketing left you feeling frustrated again on social media that promised you fast overnight success? 

Have you noticed that the online marketers who say you don’t need to advertise have sponsored ads? As you become more experienced as an entrepreneur, you see what happens behind the scenes. Business savviness will save you time and money as you make better decisions. 

There are no overnight successes.

That is correct; not one single strategy will give you success. Success comes from being in the trenches, taking massive action, and noticing the results that you are getting as you take action. Otherwise, you get caught up in those mind trap games that hold you back from moving forward in your business. 

Notice the Distractors that derail your progress

What are the distractors that derail you? Are you doing any of these:

  • Purchasing courses with great intentions but never completing them or putting the information into action
  • Believing that you need more information before you even start to market it
  • Thinking that you can simply develop your courses without getting your audience input
  • Caught up on focusing on the wrong strategy instead of following a step by step plan
  • Comparing yourself with others who are at a different stage in their business.
  • Being the lone ranger and trying to work it out without investing in your personal & business growth
  • Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and losing hope as your progress isn’t fast enough
  • And the list goes on! Are you self-identifying with any of the points above?

We all suffer from the Imposter Syndrome at sometime. Especially as an entrepreneur, and I want you know to know that is normal. However recognizing the signs of the imposter syndrome, will help you manage that monster in your head quickly, so you are not held back. 

Take back your Power

One of the keys to understanding confidence is that it only improves when you take action. That is right, and you can’t wait until confidence comes to you. However, it can be a catch 22, as stepping outside of your comfort zone may be fearful for you, so naturally, our brain is programmed to play safe and retreat to the safety zone.

 
However, growth only comes from doing things differently and having the resilience to try new things out. If you remain in the safety zone of comfort, you stop growing, and you may become indifferent, with no aspiring goals anymore. Every day goes through the motions of life without experiencing that deep sense of meaning that comes from following your dreams.

Here are the five actions that will build your inner confidence to launch your online business ideas.

Action  1

Have a willingness to take action.

This means there is no such thing as failure, just setbacks. When you take action, you instantly are closer to success as you know what works and what doesn't. The knowledge once unveiled, you can now quickly measure the results. Therefore, having systems to track and measure is critical for your success as an entrepreneur.

Action  2

Acknowledge your past achievements  

Do you stop and celebrate your small wins along with your significant wins. Enjoy the journey along the way instead of just focusing on the destination. So many people believe that they have to perform extraordinary results before accepting that they are moving forward.

Has anyone ever commented to you, “Gosh, you do that well,” and you immediately say in return, “Oh, anyone could do this?” Your response immediately throws the complaint back and does not allow you to feel a sense of achievement.
Instead, you start “thank you” and allow your subconscious to experience gratitude and accomplishment.

Actin  3

 

Create boundaries and take a stance 

Who do you listen to, and whose beliefs do you operate from. When I first went into business in 2001, my family was horrified. They had the idea that you should stay in a secure job, retire, get your gold watch and live in a house with a white picket fence. They got surprised when I left my public service job to become an entrepreneur. And 20 years later, they still never have a conversation with me or show any interest in my business.

 
When dream stealers surround you, set yourself some personal boundaries and those who want you to play safe. Some of my limitations are leaving unsupportive environments and rationing out the time I spend with my family. Beware that the settings you hang out in will influence you.

 
I remember being in a community, and the leader was constantly referring to other entrepreneurs on how bad their marketing was. I ultimately agreed with; however, I didn’t want to focus on the negativity all the time. Once I released what was happening, I left and moved on to those who would inspire me and encourage me to be the risk-taker and the true entrepreneur. 

Action  4

Be aware of the language that you use - your self-talk

Have you ever noticed that many people only talk about the drama in their lives and what they don’t want? Stop and listen to your following conversation. Do you do the same? The Reticular Activating System will always look for what you are focusing on. So if you are focusing on the negative, it indeed seeks out all the adverse events around you.


But by focusing on the wrong thing, you miss out on  new opportunities  that lay ahead of you. If you think about something that you want to achieve, you will see opportunities that come to you. As a young child, I had the power of experiencing that myself around my dreams.  Ask me about my white stallion dream that showed me what I could achieve, and that came to reality.

Action  5

Have a support system in place.

It is too hard and lonely to isolate yourself from a supportive community or mentors. This is why the top performers in all areas have coaches and communities around them. On those tough days when things seem to spiral down, you can connect with your go-to people and be reminded of how brilliant you are. Being associated with others,  will give you the courage never to give up.

I have always had my coaches and support groups around me. And that is something at all successful entrepreneurs have as well. This is the best investment you will ever make, investing in yourself. Be involved in open discussion groups, and bounce ideas off others to gain new perspectives and insights. Quickly smashing through any sticking points and having accountability is always a plus.
You will make more progress as you gain more clarity when you tap into the wisdom of others.


Imagine If 

Imagine every day feeling energized as you launch your online courses and serve your dream clients. You can achieve many different levels of freedom as your business grows. And these levels can be achieved right now

  • The ability to work your hours and a time that works for you
  • The ability to work at a location that suits your lifestyle
  •  Working with the clients who leave you feeling energized and inspired
  •  And eventually getting paid for what you are worth, which leads to a thriving online business

  • And finally, through resilience, the consistency you now have a business and not a self-employed job. Scale your business

And all of this is possible when you embrace your power and follow my framework for creating and launching online courses made easy. Sell out your online courses before they have even developed. Do you want to find out how? An entrepreneurial journey is not an easy one, but so rewarding as you reach your goals and live the launch lifestyle of having an online business. 

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About the author 

Lee Stemm

I coach women, online business owners, to take consistent action to get their online courses launched and sold out.

My primary focus is on unlocking limiting beliefs that hold them back, list building, and live launching of their courses, primarily via webinars and easy-to-follow blueprints that step them through the complete process.

I lead the way by being in the trenches, studying with the top online course creators in the world, implementing all the latest proven strategies in my own business, experimenting, measuring, teaching from experience that truly works.

Through a mix of coaching, hand-holding, and honest feedback,

I hold my client's aspirations close to my heart, never leaving them behind feeling isolated or disillusioned

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