I have not yet reached a point with my business where I can hire as many people as I need to help me handle a variety of different things. I have hired some employees, but I still have to handle a lot of things on my own. When I hired my first employee, I was a bit nervous about payroll at first. However, with the help of QuickBooks payroll support and the QuickBooks program itself, it was something that I was able to grasp and handle somewhat quickly. I am grateful for this because I am not very good when I have to keep track of things with a pen and paper. I can remember my parents having to do that years ago for their business, and it was often a mess and very disorganized.
I sometimes marvel at the fact that I’m running my own business at all. It has been common in my adult life to feel that I am an imposter. Other people seem to have everything under control, but I don’t. I feel like I have friends that have everything together so that others don’t look down on them. I used to think that I’m the only one who feels that way, but I have learned that it is very common for many adults to feel like they are an imposter, too. It makes me feel better knowing that I am not alone with that type of thinking.
I have learned that feeling like you really don’t know what you’re doing and that you’re not as good as everyone else is a major sign of low self-esteem. Confidant people dive into whatever new thing that they are confronted with and work their way through the learning process without thinking negatively of themselves. They understand that everyone has to start at the beginning with many things in life, and they also understand that it is okay to make mistakes during the learning process.