"Confidence is a Consequence of doing the thing that you must do." You have to act on your dreams. Once you act on your dreams, you will face the consequence of your action. Think of “ACT” as an acronym for Action Changes Things. The change you are seeking lies behind your willingness to trust yourself enough to accomplish what you know is inside of you. I know, it’s easier said than done. Fear DOES exist but it’s ultimately up to you to treat fear as an acronym to either believe the “Fake Evidence Appearing Real,” OR “Feel Everything And Rise.” If you’re reading this blog, I believe you’re ready to rise. Today we are going to share 3 tips to finding the courage that will lead you to the success, that will consequently create more confidence than you’ve ever had.
Take Calculated Risks
Building up your confidence is going to require you to take risks. It is going to require that you trust yourself. It is going to require that you give yourself permission to scrape your knee…. Key word “scrape” your knee, not shatter your entire kneecap. Hence why we encourage calculated, well-thought-out risks, as opposed to spontaneous risks. Confidence will come from you committing to a risk, planning for it, doing it, and the growth occurs when you review it. Reviewing the successes of your risk, as well as the problems, opportunities, and threats are what will not only give you a sense of accomplishment for making it happen, but the reassurance that the next time you take that risk, it will be even better.
Growth in yourself and your confidence is going to require you to step outside of your comfort zone and trust that as long as the risk you are making is a calculated one, you will not come out of it with a shattered knee!
Speaking of getting out of your comfort zone, what is a comfort zone anyway? As an entrepreneur, you need to NEVER visit that deadly place. Your comfort zone is the thief of your dreams. In the spirit of protecting you, your comfort zone prevents you. Building your confidence is the same as building a muscle. If you don’t feel some strain and discomfort, that muscle isn’t going to grow. Ever heard the phrase, if you aren’t sweating, you aren’t working? The same goes for your confidence. In order to grow and build your confidence in yourself and your business, you’ll have to sweat through a little discomfort; embrace it. Learn to love the feeling of discomfort. When you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, reward yourself with something positive for forcing yourself into the right direction.
Insert Yourself Into an Inspirational Environment
Jim Rohn said it best; “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” We couldn’t agree more. One of the best ways to build your confidence is to let go of the people who diminish your confidence or lack confidence themselves. We are NOT suggesting that you walk around and cut-off anyone and everyone who is in a bad mood. What we ARE saying is that you do need to be conscience of your energy and the energy you surround yourself with. If your environment makes you question yourself, scared of making bold moves, or deters you from stepping out of your comfort zone, it is time to find a new environment. Being protective of the energy you surround yourself with is KEY and the main driving force behind our Networking Events hosted by our amazing Managing Directors each month all over North America. If you are in need of a change in your environment and aren’t already tapped into our positive community of women entrepreneurs built around “lifting others as you climb” and “giving first, sharing always,” then you NEED to join us. Inserting yourself into an inspirational environment of success minded business owners who are chasing the same goals, have faced the same struggles, and are committed to overcoming them is an amazing place to find the courage, motivation, and inspiration to get uncomfortable. When you find the courage, you will find your confidence. We encourage you to find an entrepreneur networking group that is dedicated to helping you do just that. You got this, and we are here for you.
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