Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the book “Is Your Business Worth Saving?” where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.
We all deal with self-doubt, or the imposter syndrome. You know the feeling — why would anyone listen to me? Often when I’m talking with coaching clients or friends that are starting in business, this comes up, and I deal with it myself.
People always think I’m so confident and these questions don’t’ go through my mind. But believe me, oh my goodness, I can’t tell you enough how often I think these same things over and over again. Every time I achieve something, another amazing opportunity comes my way but I get nervous about what will people think.
So, today we’re going to be talking about getting out of your comfort zone to push the imposter syndrome aside.
Some highlights include:
My first business ever was starting a dance studio, and I was incredibly nervous about what people would say, especially because I had only been a dancer for three years when I started to teach it. I sucked it up, and now that business grosses over a million dollars a year. (minute 1:00)
I was also really nervous about writing my book. I was sure my friends and family would say“who is she to write a book?” In reality, they were really supportive, and now I’m an international bestseller. (minute 2:00)
“Am I really worth this?” The more you raise your rates, the better clientele you get to work with. So, as much as you think you aren’t worth the higher price — you are. (minute 3:00)
It is really important to understand the value of hiring experts, like coaches, copywriters, and designers. I used to think that I could never spend $500/month on a coach. I thought that I had too much to invest in, and I just couldn’t afford one. But what I realized — and thankfully at a young age — was I can’t afford not to have a coach. (minute 6:00)
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