Which of these mental scripts do you have when starting a business?
When I tell you to imagine a courtroom, what comes to your mind? Perhaps a judge and two lawyers arguing endlessly over one topic.
Fighting to win.
When it comes to starting something, we tend to do similar things -- arguing and disqualifying ourselves over why it'd never work.
When I opened my laptop on day 1 of starting a business back in 2014, I'd innumerable reasons, aka mental scripts of not doing it.
Some of them are below --
- "I'm already doing a full-time job, how do I find time?"
- "I'll figure this out someday later"
- "I don't know where to start" (Here's the first step btw)
- "There is so many people already doing this. How do I stand out?"
- "I'm not an expert at this. Why would anyone pay me?"
- "I've too many ideas. Which one do I pick first?"
- "I've an idea, but not sure if it's a profitable one"
- "I don't know coding. I'm not a technical person"
- "I want to start something, but the biggest problem for me is procrastination. I don't take action"
- "I don't have a website, domain name, etc."
How about you? What mental scripts do you have? Which ones did I miss out?