Growing up in Nevada, Elvis impersonators are everywhere. At the mall, weekend fairs and rodeos, and at every tourist trap. On a trip home last weekend I ran into a group of them at a gas station and it got me thinking. How amazing is it that these performers are so confident in being someone who they so clearly are not?

So, what does this have to do with entrepreneurship? Quite a bit, actually.

Embrace Your Role: Confidence Over Perfection

As new business owners, we often battle the twin demons of perfectionism and imposter syndrome. We think we need to have all the answers, to execute flawlessly, and to feel fully “ready” before stepping into the entrepreneurial arena. But if Elvis impersonators waited until they were the real Elvis, they’d never step on stage.

Here’s the truth: Being an entrepreneur isn’t about being perfect or having all the answers right away. It’s about stepping into your role with the confidence and self-assurance to perform, even if you’re not feeling 100% like the ‘business mogul’ you aspire to be.

You’re Not an Imposter; You’re Just Starting Out

Understanding that you’re a beginner and not an imposter is crucial. Remember, every master was once a novice. The critical difference lies in their decision to act despite uncertainty, rather than waiting for perfection.

Picasso said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” This rings especially true in business. It’s not the flawless execution but the bold steps forward that carve paths and create success stories.

The Magic of Getting Started

There’s undeniable magic in taking that first step. It brings momentum, turning the gears of progress and breathing life into your entrepreneurial dreams. Have you been hesitating to launch a product, write that business plan, or reach out to a potential mentor? Let today be the day you move forward.

In business, as in performance, perfection is a myth. What really propels us forward is progress—consistent, courageous progress.

Commit to Action

I challenge you to choose one action to take this week. It doesn’t need to be groundbreaking, but it should be a step forward. Whether it’s finalizing a proposal, making that important phone call, or simply organizing your workspace to improve efficiency—commit to it. Small steps are often the precursor to great leaps.

What will you commit to this week? Share your plans in the comments below or post them in the Facebook group. Let’s support each other in turning our business aspirations into realities. Here’s to embracing our roles, imperfect but unstoppable, as we move forward confidently in our entrepreneurial journeys.

Remember: You aren’t an imposter; you’re an entrepreneur in action. Let’s finish this week stronger than we started!