I believe that when we take steps of courage in the pursuit of more confidence we can better connect with our clients. I don’t believe they can be mutually exclusive. For me this is another reminder that a positive mindset is to integral to success in our business.
In my last post “The Breakdown before the Breakthrough” I had so many people reach out to me saying how much they can relate to feeling a lack of self-confidence and self-worth. It confirmed to me once again I am not the only one who feels this, goes through this and learns constantly from these feelings.
I know this past year when things have been at times wobbly, I would retreat from my clients and hope that things would be ok. I was worried that I was not serving them properly and that they would think I wasn’t good at what I do. But it was so much more than this, for me it came down to be not feeling good enough, worthy enough.
Deep down I know I am good at what I do, but that little voice in my head, or in recent times the very loud voice would make me doubt myself and my abilities. I would self-sabotage and disconnect further from my clients and other relationships in my life.
For me the first step to growing my self-confidence is awareness. I believe this to be the case for many others.
Awareness that I am good enough.
Awareness that I am worthy or success.
Awareness that I need to be kinder to myself.
Once I had awareness, I gave myself some space to feel and heal. It was in this space that I was able to get clarity on where I wanted to take my business. I reduced the noise, trusted my intuition and gratefully received the ideas and concepts that were making their way into my consciousness.
Slowly my confidence became a little stronger each day.
The next step for me was to re-launch my business, put myself out there, share my story and start re-connecting with my clients. Have I heard back from all my clients? No, but that is ok, because I did reach out to them authentically and for me, this was the hurdle I had to bravely jump.
As part of my twelve week blog series I offer a freebie that compliments the blog post. This week I have created a “Courage to Confidence” poster designed around a collection of self-confidence themed quotes & statements that really resonated with me. You can download your copy here. I turned to a great resource for inspiration in creating this poster, an e-book by Angela Raspass called “Increase your confidence & self-worth”. You can download your own e-book and audio version here. I also used Canva, my favourite design tool to create this poster. It is my hope that you can print it off as a reminder that you are worthy of success and achieving all your hearts desires.
If you would like to join me in my new closed Facebook Group, Client Connection Counts we would love to have you. In this group I expand on the weeks Blog and share ways in which we can authentically connect with our clients, prospects and referral partners.
Next week I will pivot into creativity and visual marketing. I will share with you my top tips for creating content that connects and converts.