Doubts, Insecurities and Fears as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

Is it normal? And how best to deal with it? #growingpains

2 min readJun 28, 2022
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I see more and more posts online addressing having doubts, insecurities, fears, or even Imposter Syndrome — and whether this is normal.

And I think that’s a good thing!

Because we talk more about essential and very real aspects of our lives and work that we SHOULD be sharing more about to normalize them.

In my opinion, being self-employed or your own boss is not about not having doubts and questions.
Everything is new, there’s little of your own experience to go by, and it’s often a higher-risks-higher-rewards situation.

What doing your own thing is all about

For me, being self-employed is much more about the making, especially when you’re scared.

👉Because you still believe in yourself, your skills, expertise, and ability to figure out how to learn what you need to figure out. 🚀 Talking about Lifelong Learning.

👉Because dedication and drive are fundamental parts of the game.

👉 And because it’s pretty normal to have a healthy amount of “ahhhhhh” and “uiuiui” and…