5 Mindset Blocks That You Must Overcome In Order To Successfully Launch An Online Course Or Digital Product

Hey Friends!

Today I want to share with you the top 5 mindset blacks that stop people from creating and launching a digital product or online course. 

I know these 5 mindset blocks really well because…

  1. I struggle to overcome them every single time I launch a new products or offer
  2. I work with women every day to launch an online course or digital problem and I see these blocks hold them back all the time. 

Once I became aware of these blocks and identified them for what they were, It came me the tools to overcome them and move forward.

I have also worked with may amazing woman who have overcome these blocks and launched incredibly profitable digital products and online courses out into the world successfully. 

I am hear to tell you that If I can do it, and many of my students can do it, then you definitely can do. 

But before we get started, I have a special gift for you! I actually compiled a list of over 200 profitable digital product ideas to help you get started. 

Because sometimes getting started is the hardest part!


The first digital product I created generated a whopping $19 in revenue. 😢 Aka, I sold one single copy. 

I was devastated because I had read that digital products could do really well & I thought I could create a product that would benefit my audience. 

After curling up in the fetal position & crying, I decided to pony up and ask the hard questions

Likewise, my first online course was partially built when covid hit.

I thought no one would buy a course on curly hair care when the world seemed to be falling apart but I decided to launch it anyway. I ended up making my first $5,000 on that course and it still generates income today.

After launching many digital products and online courses, I have learned that the mindset part of it is actually the hardest part to overcome.

Which Of These 5 Mindset Blocks Is Stopping You From Launching An Online Course Or Digital Product?

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Fear of Failure

Many individuals are held back by the fear that their digital product won’t succeed. Overcoming this mindset block involves embracing the possibility of failure as a valuable learning experience and an essential step toward success.

My favorite quotes to combat fears are:

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda, from Star Wars

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie


Striving for perfection can lead to procrastination and delays in product launch. Conquering this mindset block means accepting that no product is ever perfect and that it’s more important to get it out into the world and iterate based on feedback. 

My favorite quotes to combat perfectionism are:

“Done It Better Than Perfect”

“30 days of imperfect action is better than 2 years of procrastination.”

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Imposter Syndrome

People often doubt their own abilities or feel like they don’t deserve success. Overcoming imposter syndrome involves recognizing one’s achievements and capabilities and believing in their expertise to create a valuable digital product.

My favorite quotes to combat imposter syndrome are:

“The key to overcoming impostor syndrome is to see it for what it is—an irrational fear. And like any fear, it can be managed and ultimately conquered.” – Valerie Young

“If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh

The thing about impostor syndrome is you don’t necessarily outgrow it; you just learn to deal with it.” – Mel Robbins

“Impostor syndrome means you think everyone else has it together except you, and I promise you, they don’t.” – Kelly Oxford


The complexity of launching a digital product can be overwhelming, leading to a sense of paralysis. Conquering this mindset block involves breaking the process into smaller, manageable steps and focusing on one task at a time. 

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Lack of Self-Confidence

Low self-esteem or self-doubt can hinder the ability to promote and sell a digital product effectively. Building self-confidence and self-belief is crucial for successful product launches. 

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered—just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport

In conclusion

the journey of creating and launching a digital product is often hindered by several common mindset blocks: the fear of failure, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, and lack of self-confidence. 

However, the key to unlocking your full potential lies in recognizing and addressing these barriers for what they are. Meaningless distractions meant to bump you off track from achieving your goals. .

Embrace the possibility of failure as a valuable teacher on your path to success. 

Understand that perfection is an elusive goal, and it’s more important to launch and iterate. 

Combat imposter syndrome by acknowledging your achievements and believing in your expertise. 

When overwhelmed, break the process into manageable steps and tackle one task at a time. 

Lastly, prioritize building self-confidence and self-belief to effectively promote and sell your digital product.

By conquering these mindset blocks, you’re not only enhancing your chances of a successful product launch but also fostering personal growth and resilience in the face of challenges.

Remember, the road to success is paved with learning experiences, and it’s your determination and mindset that will ultimately lead you to your goals.

 Keep pushing forward, and you’ll discover that these obstacles are stepping stones on your path to digital product success.


Curly Colleen

P.S. I created an ebook full of over 200 profitable digital product ideas to help you get started. You can get the entire ebook for FREE here!

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