Let’s talk about building confidence in business today. How to be bold in business.
Do you sometimes feel like you just don’t have the bold confidence necessary to succeed in business? Maybe you need a boost in your business confidence, or maybe you are just getting started and need some extra confidence to take that first step. Here are some tips for building confidence in business.
One of the most important confidence-builders is knowing that you know what you know! You may have a lot of great business ideas but you don’t have the know-how to make it happen. Educate yourself about how to market your product or service – what is your competition? How can you reach your demographic? What kinds of advertising should you do?
You may need some nuts-and-bolts education, too – for example, how do you set up an effective website? You may need some practical knowledge to help you reach your goals.
There are many ways to educate yourself in business. You can hire a business coach to help you one-on-one. You can also download eBooks, sign up with boards and groups where business-savvy women gather such as our online community Successful Superwomen, and ask questions of successful people.
Getting educated is key to getting focused. You really can’t boldly march forward if you don’t know what direction you’re going in. Take some time to focus on your business. What, exactly, are you doing? What do you want to do? Who is your target market or demographic?
If you have diverse interests, this can be difficult – but it’s even more necessary, because diverse interests can be distracting if you don’t focus on one at a time. So once you get yourself educated about your market and what you want to do, you can launch a focused business (or focus an existing one).
Comparison is the thief of EVERYTHING!
We all know that businessman or woman – the one who has written ten books, has a dozen jobs, and has a perfect house. You may not be that kind of person, and such a schedule and goals are just not realistic for you. It’s really not advantageous to compare yourself to others. Set your own realistic standards and compare your progress against those.
Remember to water the grass in your own garden before you even think of comparing it to the grass of your neighbour.
Believe in Your Success
Positive thinking is a powerful tool. It is said that visualising your goals can attract the very things you need to reach your goals. Even if you don’t get into the visualisation bit, you can benefit from believing in your business and your own competence. If you’re not sure about visualisation speak to someone who can take you on a ‘visualise your future self journey’, like Anupa Nagrani, who showed us this exercise at our retreat in Nov 2019.
Once you get confident, you will be much more likely to attract clients, which in turn will boost your confidence.