Confidence – Shaken, not stirred. No matter what business you’re in, one key component of your success is the confidence you possess. It takes a lot of courage to run a business. It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of hundreds of people and give a speech or continually land new clients or sell your products. To succeed in your business, you need that courage, that confidence day in and day out.
What often happens in business is when you have what you may perceive to be a “not so successful” event or two that might really test your confidence. It might be a small thing such as not having as many sign ups as you had planned, or simply a lackluster month in sales. Times like these can leave you feeling less than confident or even thinking, “Can I really do this?” And worse yet, you might even find yourself feeling isolated and alone and not measuring up to your own expectations. [Read more…]