Posted: 25th April 2016
It takes lots of self-confidence or courage to launch your own business and stick with it when the going gets tough. Yes, there will be tough times – no matter how great your business idea is.
Not everyone is cut-out to be an entrepreneur, solopreneur or business owner. It’s really not a role for quitters or the faint hearted. Running your own business takes hard work, tenacity and self-belief. Above all you have to show the world you have confidence in your business. The bonus is this really will develop your self-confidence.
When I first launched my business in 2003 one of the best pieces of advice I received was ask for help. I was told to seek advice from already successful business owners and entrepreneurs. I asked lots of questions (even if some seemed silly) and sought advice from those willing to share their knowledge. This enabled me to learn from other people’s mistakes. I still made mistakes, but not as many.
The one thing no one else can give you though is self-confidence. No one can instil a sense of self-belief in you. This is something that resides deep inside you. You may have to dig deep to find it, but it’s there. Without self-belief your business is unlikely to survive, let alone thrive.
If you don’t believe in what you’re offering why would anyone else? If you don’t believe me stop for a moment and consider this… Who else wants to see your business succeed and grow as much as you do? The answer is no one.
Here are 14 tips from successful entrepreneurs and business owners. If your business isn’t where you would like it to be right now – don’t give up. Instead take inspiration from those who have travelled this road before you…
Confucius once said “find something you love to do and you will never have to work for the rest of your life”. How true!
I would like to add “if you’re passionate about your business your self-confidence will grow immeasurably”. Self-confidence impacts every aspect of your life, not just your business so seize every opportunity to increase your self-confidence. Self-confidence will always reward you in some way.
If you need a little help with developing your self-confidence please visit my website www.shepherdcreativelearning.co.uk There you will find details of my self-confidence books, home-study programme, self-confidence coaching programme and my regular self-confidence blog posts. I publish a self-confidence blog three times a week, and it’s free!
From one confident business owner to another – lots of luck! I hope your business and self-confidence grow simultaneously.
Liz Tucker (Self-confidence Coach)
If you would like a no-obligation chat please just give me a call (01789 74826/07879 434056), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter (liztucker03)