4 reasons business owners and leaders need self-confidence
Why is it so essential as a business owner and leader to have self-confidence?
If you are a business owner who lacks self-confidence, you can't successfully deal with clients, employees, and colleagues, as you must be able to plan strategies, execute policies and make decisions that influence so that people trust you value your opinions and rely on your judgment.
Here are four of my reasons:
1) In business setbacks and obstacles always occur. You will constantly be tested and challenged. You will be tossed to and fro by this bully called fear and at times feel unable to withstand its constant chatter or overcome the tirade of negativity when things don't go the way you planned. Self-confidence brings reassurance, courage and strength helping you to remember that you are unique and motivating you to push forward remaining resilient with a positive mindset.
2) Most business owners and leaders overextend themselves and struggle to craft a polite no, resulting in taking on more than they can handle. You will feel stressed and this may result in you using spiky words in your communication. Self-confidence means being self-assured, authentic and fully aware of your capabilities and boundaries. It means acting assertively using gentle, yet firm words, valuing your time and energy by taking a good look at your priorities and ensuring you do the high impact things first and firmly but politely saying no when you need/want to.
3) Many business owners and leaders struggle with making new contacts and networking. With self-confidence, you attend a networking event and pick out a key contact and figure out how you can introduce yourself to this person. You do your research on them and prepare what you are going to say. You feel worthy of introducing yourself. You then win them over and draw them like a magnet to you with your non-manipulative charm. Many business owners and leaders feel anxious or nervous about delivering a speech or pitching. With self-confidence, you deliver speeches with self-assurance and inspire everyone around you by your lack of self-doubt. You totally understand the importance of charm and courage for interaction both digitally and face to face as a winning strategy for success, which creates a competitive edge and a distinct advantage.
4) Many business owners and leaders feel anxious or nervous about delivering a speech or pitching. With self-confidence, you deliver speeches with self-assurance and inspire everyone around you by your lack of self-doubt. You totally understand the importance of charm and courage for interaction both digitally and face to face as a winning strategy for success, which creates a competitive edge and a distinct advantage.
Having self -confidence also means you don't take rejection personally as you have a strong sense of self.
Finally great leaders and business owners know that hiring a business coach is a winning formula as it helps them raise their self-awareness, build more self-confidence, win respect and cooperation, court risk with more self-assurance, increase their gravitas, speak from the heart with clarity and without fear, or trepidation and lead and inspire with more authority.
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