Confidence was never an issue for you in the past, yet now you sit there doubting your ability and wondering why the success you dreamed of hasn’t found you yet.
It’s not that you’re less capable than you were before. You’re braver and smarter than you’ve ever been. It’s not that your confidence has gone either, you just need to reset your confidence mode to fit in within the business you’re creating and life you’re leading now. So where’s your confidence been hiding?
What I’ve found for many of us is that our confidence was wrapped up in the title that we held and the company we worked for. We felt safer presenting information that wasn’t solely ours.
Now that we’re running our own business and sharing our ideas, we start to feel the pressure. We worry more about what people will think and how we’ll be received. We’re also far more isolated, relying on ourselves for so many different tasks that do not necessary fall into our skill set, so we never feel like we’re doing a perfect job.
Here are five things you can do to reset your confidence mode.
- Stop worrying too much about what others think. Trust yourself and what feels right to you
- Get a support network and create a safe environment to test your ideas and realise you’re not alone in your journey. Isolation can breed a lack of confidence.
- You need to come out of hiding. Often when you’re reinventing the path you want to take it can be a little scary owning up to who you really want to be. Be honest with yourself, and enjoy the evolution of who you’re becoming.
- Clarity is your confidence’s best friend. Get super clear about what you want to offer and know that it’s OK to be a work in progress.
- Action will bring you the answers you seek and confidence you’re looking for. Taking action will help you test your ideas and refine them as you go. The more you sit there paralysed by fear, the more your confidence will slink away.
Stake a claim on your confidence today. Believe in yourself and the power that you hold. It can be hard to come by when you’re trying something new, but don’t let that stop you from moving forward, testing your ideas and owning the new version of you.