Happy Tuesday Confident Lady,
This week we had an awesome guest on the podcast, Christin Henke who spoke about overcoming the fear of "I'm not educated enough". Today I want to briefly dive into this lie with you, as I know so many of us have felt this way at one point or another.
Here is my word of wisdom for you ---> You do not need a college education in order to be successful or whatever the thing is you think you need
In my now 20+ podcast interviews, the #1 underlying fear that continues coming up for these incredible leaders is the lie of not being ENOUGH. It's linked to worthiness. "No matter what, no matter my education level, years of experience, age, accolades, I still don't feel enough".
I want to tell you today that you are enough exactly where you are. You don't need the thing that you think you need in order to feel more worthy or qualified. I can't tell you how many times women I work with come to me early on saying "I think I need this certification or education or qualification in order to really stand out or move ahead". And here is what I tell them: if you don't feel enough right where you are today, you will actually feel even less than when you have the thing you think you need. I bet this sounds unbelievable, but trust me it's true.
Sister, you need to work at feeling enough TODAY as you already are and once you've gotten there, if you still feel like you WANT to do the thing to advance you, then go and do it. I find women not feeling enough, going and doing the thing, and feeling even less worthy because they realize the thing didn't fix those thoughts of unworthiness and it's left them in more debt with more time spent distracted, unfocused from the ultimate goal. So I bet you're wondering how can I get out of this mindset?
Here are a TWO quick tips that have worked for my clients:
1. Begin to build your confidence today. Ask yourself what you are good at. Ask others what you're good at. And then remember, just because you're good at that thing, doesn't mean everyone else is! What feels so common and innate to you, could be a HUGE struggle for someone else. Saying NO for me today is a piece of cake--I don't have to think twice. But to a new client, it could rule and consume their life. Just because it's easy for me, doesn't mean it's not important. Make sense? What do YOU know and understand that others don't?
2. Repeat this mantra "All that I need today is already within". You have more than enough information today to succeed at something. Is it really worth going and getting one more degree to find that your answers have been within all along? I don't want to dissuade anyone wanting to go to school or go back to school from going, but if it's linked to your worthiness, it's worth exploring with someone.
Did this hit home today? Do you ever fear you don't have the qualifications to do what it is you want to do? Comment below and share with me! If think you might be ready to get some support with this, shoot an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will chat about some ways I can support you in getting confident in what is already within you.
If you want to hear more of my morning discussion, make sure to head on over to my YouTube channel to check out the video I did on this topic as well!
Make sure you check out Christin's episode all on this topic over on the Podcast HERE!!!
Blessings + Abundance,