So you set up a corporation. Open a bank account. Print a flyer.
Reconnect with your peeps on social media. Land your first client. (Woo Hoo!)
And slowly but surely, through fires, failures, tribulations and miracles, you start to grow your business.
(If you’ve been there, you know how good this feels!)
But somewhere along the way, small, seemingly insignificant events start to take chunks out of your armor. (I.e. YOUR confidence.)
An unhappy customer. An ill-mannered employee. A lost sale.
And after a while, when things aren’t going your way…you start to look around and notice how well everyone else seems to be doing.
And you get irritated. Frustrated.
Hell, even jealous.
That’s when it’s super easy for your confidence, (in your skills, abilities and gifts), to waver.
I get it.
I don’t have to tell you how awful it feels to lose (or even kind-of lose) your confidence. But what I can do is encourage you to set up systems and processes to PROTECT YOUR CONFIDENCE.
At all costs.
Your confidence is the #1 asset in your business. Without it, you’re dead in the water. So below I’ve outlined my super-easy, no-brainer, 3-pronged confidence boosting formula…
- Stop comparing the back of your house to the front of someone else’s. When you look at other people’s businesses, all you see is what they want you to see. You don’t have a private, VIP view of what’s not working. And there’s probably a lot. So first things first, stop comparing.
- Keep your eye on YOUR game. If there’s something in your business that triggers you, get rid of it. For example, if you’re friends with someone on face book and their posts make you bat shit, remove them from your friend list. Your primary role as a business owner is to do what’s YOURS to do. Nothing more, nothing less.
- Get support. Be it technology or adding a person to the front line of your business, put systems in place so you’re not the one always dealing with the challenge. I know lots of business owners who don’t look at their e-mail unsubscribes and this small tweak to their technology prevents full-on meltdowns.
The most important thing you can do for your business is to keep your eye on your own game. Take care of your existing customers. Worry about your own house instead of lusting after someone else’s. Employ other people or technology to create a first-line of defense.
Put this fool-proof formula in place and you, your business and your customers will all benefit.
Have a confidence-booster formula of your own? Please leave a comment below!
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