Let's be honest, the online space can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you're starting an online business for the first time.
Any feelings of imposter syndrome or limiting beliefs are common - you're not alone.
But here's something I want you to know, angel -
You're unique gifts and your fresh perspectives are a blessing.
When you're just starting out, you may not have all the answers.
You may not have all the equipment, the tools and the fancy gadgets.
You may not appear as polished as others in your industry - Remember, don't compare their 10 year Instagram feed to your newbie status. Everyone was a beginner once upon a time.
Just have the belief that you'll get there
And when you do celebrate the fact that your reality will be very different to the people you're admiring now because your business will be uniquely yours and your results will reflect that.
The key is to get started. To be scrappy and unapologetic. To basically Start Scrappy.
Everyone starts out a little rough around the edges and that’s fine. You've got to do the best you can with the knowledge, resources and time you have.
Embrace the fact that you're learning, while at the same time commit to being a life-long learner in your field. With an attitude like that the world is your oyster!
The truth is your audience may be aware of the fact that you're new on the scene. In fact that might be the reason why they feel drawn to you! So, rather than wishing you were further along, embrace this stage in your business where your scrappiness is a gift.
Show yourself some grace, get creative and have fun along the way.
Focus on delivering fantastic content on a consistent basis because that’s what matters most when you’re just starting out.
Consistency - not perfection - is key.
Don’t let limiting beliefs - you know that ones that tell you you’re not _______________ enough - halt your progress.
Instead be like Nike and Just Do It!
Start scrappy and embrace the fact that you haven’t figured everything out yet BUT the beauty in that simple truth is that you can always get better. Am I right?
So, let the scrappiness be your superpower, angel.
Keep showing up with a commitment to sharing your best stuff and add value to your audience every single time you show up in their inbox, on their social media feed, and when they visit your website.
One of my favourite Maya Angelou quotes is this, “Do the best you can. Then when you know better, do better.”
Wise and beautiful words to remember as you bring your online business to life. You can do this!
Alright, sweetheart, before I jump off, I want to leave you with this -
4 Ways to embrace your Scrappy Superpower:
1. Create a content schedule so you can show up on a consistent basis and share your message with those who need it most
2. When you engage with your audience feel free to share the fact that you're just starting out or that your new to this.
Honesty is a beautiful + powerful thing.
But don't forget - and this is important - to also share the fact that you're passionate and have experience in X,Y,Z so that your audience know they're in good hands
3. When things go wrong, which they will, brush yourself off and get straight back up. The key is to keep moving forward.
4. Share what's working and what's not. Starting an online business is as much personal growth and it is professional growth.
You'll learn lessons along the way that can offer support and guidance to your audience, clients and customers. Share them. You're human and mistakes will happen - Don't fear it, embrace it!
Alright, my darling, that's wrap -
But if you’re looking for extra support as you create your online business be sure to check out my free tools and resources. I’ve created them specifically with you in mind - the budding entrepreneur. You can grab them here.
As always, reach out if you have any questions - I'm cheering you on every step of the way!
Here's to your unique scrappy superpower,