I’m at home. I’m in the kitchen, writing, while a cat is about to jump on to the table. My parents are staring at me, talking and my son and his friend are playing the loudest game of Nintendo WII – ever. I’m focused on writing, finishing what I had in mind. To me, finishing the daily tasks is more important than ever, especially now that I’ve been travelling.
I’m a solopreneur. I started my business, without knowing anything about the future. I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea if I could make it on my own. And, I still don’t know for sure. But, what I do understand, is that in order to have success, I just need to have confidence, and believe that I have what it takes to be successful. I can’t doubt for a second that other people are better at what I do.
I have been on my first trip with the executives of Volvo Norway. They’ve hired me as a speaker. I’ve been to a trip far north in Norway, and I’ve been speaking to 50 executives. In a few weeks, I’ll be speaking to even more executives in Volvo, at a completely different location. I had never thought that this was possible when I first started my business.
It’s such a wonderful feeling to look back on my journey, and see how far I’ve come. I started out doubting that I could do anything similar to this. I started with no goal in mind. I’m proud. I’ve been working hard. But, no matter how hard I have been working, the most important part of my business, is having confidence, and believing that I can do it. I tell myself daily, that people will actually pay to listen to me speak. I tell myself daily that I am worth every dollar. I need to do this. If I don’t believe it myself, nobody else will.
The best part of the trip was the fact that I didn’t die. Well. I am not sure why I am always thinking negative thoughts when I’m travelling by plane. But, I am really scared of flying, and I know that I should just be looking at the fantastic view, but instead, I was inside a tiny plane, listening to every sound, even the sounds that couldn’t be heard, and imagining every details that could go wrong.
I’m still alive. And, my number one secret to success is confidence, and believing that I can do whatever I want to do. I believe that we all need to have faith, and build a positive self image. We need to remove any doubt, and remove any fear we might have. We need to discover our passion, and keep going – forever. I am telling myself that I’m prepared for anything, every small step, and every huge project. It doesn’t matter what happens next. I’ll just keep going.