A freelance career will bring you face to face with every fear you’ve ever had: fear of failure; fear of rejection; fear that you’re not good enough. Fear is always part of the equation because freelance is a business of uncertainty. You overcome fear with the right stories: Bottom line, the stories you believe about yourself and your career win every time. Choose the right story, then take action.
So, what story do you believe about yourself?
It all begins with “LOVE”
One of the most favorite time-tested proven exercises is; “The Person In The Mirror.” Which creates the love for yourself that builds amazing self-confidence and resilience, you are the ONE!
The Person In The Mirror Exercise
Step 1: Stand in front of a mirror, nose a few inches away. Relax. Breathe.
Step 2: Look into your eyes. Helps if you focus on one. Your left eye. Don’t panic, it’s only you. Relax. Breathe slowly, naturally, until you develop a rhythm.
Step 3: Looking into your left eye, say, “I love myself.” Whether you believe it that moment or not isn’t important. What’s important is you saying it to yourself, looking into your eyes, where there is no escape from the truth. And ultimately, the truth is loving yourself.
Step 4: Repeat “I love myself” gently, pausing occasionally to watch your eyes.
When you feel like that’s enough for this session stop and smile. Try to build up to a five-minute session.
You’ve just communicated the truth to yourself in a deep, visceral way. In a way the mind cannot escape.
If anyone ever looked in your eyes, knowing that you loved them, this is what they saw. Give yourself the same gift.
Now for the closer, a short video of Kama Ravikant the creator of the exercise.