If there’s one thing that affects more consultants than anything else, it’s doubt.
The uncertainty of not knowing when you’ll get your first client or your next.
The drama that takes place in your mind when you’re questioning when your current contract will end…
…Wondering if you’d be better off working a 9-5 job – because it would be “so much easier”.
And how about the loneliness that claws at you as you sit in your home office wondering what to do next.
Every consultant, entrepreneur and business owner faces doubt.
The thing about it is, you can let it consume your mind and steadily slow you down. Or you can accept that it’s normal, because it is, and keep moving forward.
Doubts job is to sway you. To knock you off your course. Many people fall victim and let it win. But it doesn’t have to.
Keep plugging away! You’re a consultant because that’s what you wanted to be. You cherish the challenges, the freedom and the financial rewards that have come with it or soon will.
So keep at it!
When doubt comes knocking at your door, say “Hi”, acknowledge its presence, and then slam the door shut on its face with a quick “Goodbye”.
If something has been bothering or challenging you as a consultant and keeps raising doubt in your mind, feel free to get it off your chest in the comments below. Many of us have probably shared the same experiences.