Most of us think that confidence is a trait that the lucky few are gifted with – it’s not true! Anyone can learn to be more confident and more assertive in their business – as long as they are willing to work at it.
This call was the result of many of my clients sharing during sessions that they didn’t feel up to the task of marketing themselves or their businesses on social media or in public.
They were too timid to talk about their work in public or post about their biz on the internet.
They were hesitant and unsure about sending a campaign to their mailing list – even to give them good news, like a sale or an upcoming event.
Well… that certainly makes being a solopreneur a big problem.
What do you do when you feel too scared to do anything at all?
It helps to know that you’re not alone.
It helps to know that it doesn’t have to stay like that if we don’t want it to. If we’re willing to do the work.
See, that’s the thing…
“I lack the confidence to promote my art and biz.”
Yeah, I get it.
But confidence isn’t just for a special few.
We don’t have to accept the current situation as if it’s the final verdict of the state of our biz.
We just need to decide if this is important enough for us to do the work.
- 1. We can’t build confidence by waiting to feel more confident.
(We build confidence by doing the things that make us uncomfortable.)
- 2. Confidence is not an illusive quality inherent in DNA:
(Confidence is a skill that can be developed.)
- 3. We can build confidence by learning tools to manage the fear that keeps us from doing.
(By doing we build confidence and lessen the fear – it’s a feedback loop that gets better as we progress.)