Are you an entrepreneur who prefers to keep a low profile by refusing to stand out? You see, starting a business takes guts. Not just any guts, big fat guts. Guts to move when everyone else is saying stay. Guts to invest when others are holding on tightly to their wallets. Guts to lead when everyone else is falling into the crowd. You have to be willing to lose when others are winning in the name of your greatness.
So, why is it then that so many entrepreneurs as aspiring businessmen play small? Doing just enough to get by instead of going big? It’s because they are fearful of what others will think of them when they win. Or, it’s for fear of what they will think of themselves.
If you’re the type who does the following, it’s time to stop! Don’t downplay your business or your achievements. Wear it like a medal!
1. When someone gives you a compliment, you say, “Oh, that, that was nothing.” Instead of taking a bow and just saying thank you. You do realize that it’s very easy to just say thank you. It makes the giver of the compliment feel good because they were able to give you something that was received.
2. Not charging what you’re worth or not charging at all. You don’t charge what you know you should for fear that they will not pay you and you have come to the conclusion that some income is better than none so you charge less and feel horrible about it. Whenever you don’t get paid what you’re worth, you are not able to give freely unto others. You perform the task they underpaid you for with disdain and that shows through.
3. Not investing in yourself or your business. When you don’t invest it’s for one of two reasons: one, you’re fearful about the financial commitment or two, you believe you know it all and don’t need help. We all need help. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a self-made millionaire. We all need others to achieve our goals and dreams. No self-made millionaire will claim he became one all by himself. Most likely, he can name the countless people who aided in his journey.
4. Not accepting gifts. By not taking a gift that someone is giving you, you are bringing more strife into your life. The flow of abundance stagnates as soon as you don’t accept it. Remember giving and receiving are spiritual tenets.
5. Not accepting an opportunity. When given an opportunity based on something you’ve asked for but you don’t take it for fear of failure or success, you are downplaying your Incredible Factor which means that you really want to remain the way you’ve been. Change or growth is really not your desire, which means you are lying to yourself and more importantly to God.
6. Withholding. This is the big one. Examples of withholding include not tipping your waiter or waitress accordingly when out to eat or my favorite: not being your best at all times – a true downplay. Holding back who you are and what you are capable of because you fear that others will judge you.
So how do you stop downplaying your Incredible Factor and start experiencing true abundance?
Own your Incredible Factor. As they say, “ownership is 9/10ths of the law.” What that means in your case is that when you completely, fully own who you are and what you were created to do by taking personal responsibility, you get to enjoy the law of circulation and all of its fruits in your life consistently.
Ownership is serious. In fact, it’s mandatory if you desire to play big and help others to experience transformation through you. When you develop the confidence and poise to trust what you’ve been given to share with the world, by saying an unequivocal yes, you start to experience the benefits of ownership.