Do you deserve it? How do you get it? And, perhaps most importantly, why do you need it?
Let’s tackle these in reverse order.
Why do you need it? Ever sat with someone who was so down on herself that you just wanted to give her a big hug? You wanted to sit with her for a while and console her and tell her everything is going to be all right. Well, we all need that sometimes, right? But here’s the thing – no one likes to be around that person all the time. And if people consistently don’t want to be around you it’s hard to run a business. So, why do you need confidence? You need it to run a business because a can-do attitude it makes you attractive to others.
How do you get it? Simple – by having a go and being willing to make mistakes!
The Wright Brothers’ first plane didn’t fly.
Let me share a secret with you. When I first bought Business in Heels I didn’t know everything there was to know about running a networking organisation for women. Do you know what else? I still don’t! Do you know what else? I probably never will! And best of all – THAT’S OKAY!!! Perfection is over-rated.
If I waited until I knew everything I’d be dead before I started. So forget about perfection. Learn from your mistakes, do a course, meet with others who’ve given it a go and forget about what the significant others in your life might think of you for making mistakes. Why do you care about their opinions anyway? Get over it and get on with it!
Do you deserve it? The only people who deserve confidence are those that have it. So here’s a little question you might like to answer to help you get it sooner…
How long do you want to be without it?
So hang out with can-do types, be prepared to make mistakes and answer that question. I can just about see you struttin’ from here.
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Lisa & Jo