It probably goes without saying that the more confident you are, the more successful your business will be. But why is that exactly? To gain a fuller understanding of it, let’s look at some specific business scenarios in which confidence, or the lack of it, plays a role in your ability to make the income and impact that you’re truly capable of.
The first is doing consultations with prospective clients. Obviously, if you’re not feeling confident, these kinds of calls and meetings aren’t going to go well.
Next we have doing video. Again, if you’re not feeling confident, this is going to show in how you present yourself, the tone of your voice, your facial expressions, and just your general vibe.
Then there’s networking. It’s takes confidence to get out and meet new people, and if you’re feeling less than confident, that can lead to you being a stammery, awkward bundle of nerves, which is generally not the best way to make a great impression.
And of course, working with the clients you already have requires confidence, because you need to feel capable of effectively guiding them through whatever service you’re offering. If you don’t feel confident, you won’t be as effective, because your clients will sense that you’re not sure of yourself. How can they be sure of you if you’re not?
Though it may not seem like it on the surface, it also takes confidence to publish blog posts and podcast episodes. You’re putting yourself, your business, and your ideas out there in the world, and doing that well requires you to believe in yourself.
The same applies for emailing your list. It can be scary to send an email blast to hundreds or thousands of people at once, and without confidence, your messages will likely sound stiff and awkward, which is not how you want to be perceived by your subscribers.
Even posting on social media requires a certain amount of confidence, as you’re putting your work out there in the world where people can see it.
EFFECTS LOW CONFIDENCE CAN HAVE ON YOUR BUSINESS
Now let’s unpack some more of the various ways in which low confidence can affect your business.
As I mentioned above, one of the main ways low confidence can affect your business is working with clients, customers, or prospects in a way that conveys you don’t believe in yourself and what you have to offer.
Then there’s the equally common phenomenon of not charging what you’re worth because deep down, you don’t believe you’re worth that much.
Quite possibly the most detrimental effect of low confidence is not taking action with your business because you’re afraid your actions won’t be effective, or that you’ll be judged, rejected, or criticized for them.
A similar issue is not creating products or programs because your lack of confidence in yourself causes you to feel that they won’t be good enough, so why bother even trying?
Another common manifestation of low confidence is saying no to publicity opportunities for your business like being interviewed on a podcast or invited to speak at a conference. It can be scary to do these things, and being able to not only say yes to the right ones, but do a fantastic job, depends on you having as much confidence as possible.
RAISING YOUR CONFIDENCE TO REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
Don’t let low confidence keep you from making the income and impact that you’re truly capable of. By the same token, know that maximizing your confidence will 10X your income and impact.
The fact is that if you don’t do everything you can to raise your confidence and self-worth, you’re leaving money on the table, and a lot of your precious potential, too.
I know that’s not what you want, and it's definitely not what you deserve. What you deserve is a wildly successful business, serving the people you were meant to serve, and making the money you are capable of making.
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BY HEATHER AMBLER
Heather Ambler is a San Francisco Bay Area mindset coach and EFT expert. Through her private practice and online programs, she's helped over 10,000 people from 77 countries achieve their goals by identifying and releasing the fears, limiting beliefs, self-doubt, and money blocks that were holding them back. Click here to schedule a free consultation.