It’s a universal question, isn’t it? Even when we understand our intrinsic worth and that we were created ‘enough’, myriad female Christian business owners wrestle with “am I enough” and question their own worth.
On today’s episode of Busines. Besties. and Books. Teri and I address this questions, share our own struggles with owning our worth and walking in truth, and explore various ways of overcoming and shifting beliefs in this area. I hope you find it encouraging to know you’re not alone.
Take a listen and let us know if you have any questions!
On This Week’s Episode: Teri and Pam Share Address the Almost Universal Struggle “Am I Enough?”
[00:00:00] You’re listening to Business Best season books. I’m Pam Grice and I’m here with my friend Teri Houghton and we are so glad that you’re back, joining us again today on another business episode. Today we are going to talk about feeling like you are not enough in your business and how we overcome that feeling when it happens to us.
[00:00:22] I think this is something that almost all business owners, particularly women and particularly creatives, deal with when they start a business or even after their business has been going for a long time. It’s just one of those things that happens to us. I think it’s a cultural thing. I think it’s the way we’re raised.
[00:00:42] I think social media, and we have to live on social media typically when we have an online business and all of the bombarding with everyone else’s perfect lives. If we don’t keep ourselves centered it can really do business to our mindset and our self-belief. [00:01:00] Yeah, I agree and I will be really honest.
[00:01:02] Like I think for me there is at least one day, if not two a week, that I get outta bed and I’m like, I’m done. Check please. And I think You, it’s something, yeah. That you experience. I don’t remember experiencing it in other parts of my life. Like I experience it as an entrepreneur and I think it’s a hard place to be and it’s a hard place to work through, but it is not a place that any of us are alone thinking that.[00:01:31] I think the more we talk about it, the more people will feel better about a it’s a normal thing that happens to people. It’s not a healthy thing, but it’s a normal thing and it’s not a place that we have to stay in. It’s not a place we have to we don’t have to stay in bed and feel not enough all day long, and we don’t have to beat ourselves up over and over again throughout the day.
[00:01:54] I do think so many. So many women are just given the [00:02:00] message throughout life of you’re doing that wrong. You’re too loud, you’re too messy, you’re too all of the things of you’re not enough. You’re not enough or you’re too much. Both of those are the negative messages that we get, and I think sometimes we vacillate back and forth between those two messages.
[00:02:17] It’s messages to ourselves, which is just not. Yeah, I think so too. And I sometimes wonder, the thing about it is there is so many different parts of this that we can help other women. Like it takes so little effort to tell, if you have a team and you have a team member to say, Hey, I really appreciate what you’re doing.
[00:02:41] And that doesn’t mean team members don’t make mistakes. That doesn’t mean we don’t make mistakes, but hey, I really see you and I value who you are and I’m grateful for you. I’m grateful. I’m grateful for you humanness, because I think feeling like not enough comes from. [00:03:00] Really humanness and knowing ah, I made that mistake yesterday.
[00:03:04] Yeah. I’m gonna lose that client. I’m not good enough. And learning how to give grace within ourselves, within our team, and then hoping that goes forward to whoever we’re working with. , to have it be a domino effect. And I think it would take so little for women to lift other women up and say, Just really, I see you.
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