8 Tips to Build Confidence in Business

October 21, 2022

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Do you feel like you could benefit from strengthening your confidence? 

We all wobble from time to time.

When we first started talking about setting up The Learning Design Co. we had a fair few wobbles for sure!

We had spent years with successful careers and building our own respective businesses and wondered if it was the best thing to do.

But if you don’t believe you’re going to be successful, you’ll likely throw in the towel before getting very far.

And maybe you’ve seen that you can still accomplish things without self-confidence, so why would you actually try? Confidence can be as elusive as our success ups and downs.

How can you build your confidence through the ups and downs of business and life?

Try these tips. 

Know yourself.

Make a list of all of your strengths and capabilities. Include things that you seem to have a talent for but have never actually tried. Perhaps you’re reliable, intelligent, coordinated, and have excellent musical abilities. Writing your positive qualities on paper will show you the many reasons you have to be self-confident. You’re already doing better than you think.

List your major achievements.

Think about all the amazing things you’ve already accomplished. We tend to mentally linger on our perceived failures. Try lingering on the good stuff for a change. We can choose our thoughts, so choose wisely.

Make a list of your daily accomplishments.

At the end of each day, make a list of all the things you accomplished.  It’s the simple things like doing the housework, paying all your bills on time, exercising for 30 minutes, or cooking a new recipe… They may sound trivial, but each of these little things matter.

Learn how to motivate yourself.

Real, justified confidence comes from the ability to achieve goals. Achieving goals largely comes from the ability to stay motivated.  We all know it’s easier to put things off, procrastinate, and invent excuses for not applying ourselves.  If this is you, set yourself up to be successful each day. Come up with a few daily activities that will improve your life and also provide a sense of accomplishment.

For example, you might decide to read a certain number of pages in a book each night or exercise for 45 minutes each morning.

Stick with your plan and you’ll begin to trust yourself to follow through.

Take good care of yourself.

Looking and feeling your best can contribute to your self-confidence. Take the time to stay healthy and fit.  If you take good care of yourself, you’ll start to believe you deserve it. And others will believe you deserve it, too. That’s great for your confidence level!

Set goals to boost your confidence.

Setting goals is important. It allows you to see what areas of your life require the most confidence. If you have the goal of finding your perfect life partner, you might require more confidence than when it comes to introducing yourself to others.

Challenge your mind on a regular basis.

Continue learning new things and keep your mind sharp.  When was the last time you read a book, tried brain puzzles or played games that require a lot of thought?

Work at it every day.

Work to complete these simple steps continuously. Strive to better yourself in all of these areas each day.

Self-confidence is not a one-time event. It has to be cultivated over time. Growing your self-confidence is not much different from growing vegetables in a garden.

Having a high level of confidence can help life feel more enjoyable. 

Consider drawing up your own personalised self-confidence action plan. Here at The Learning Design Co., we work alongside you, taking small steps.  Seeing the steps add up as you start to make progress can be incredibly rewarding. By taking charge of your life in this way, you’ll soon boost your confidence little by little.

So if you want to bring your course idea to life and are ready to take the next step, drop us a message!

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