Do you have confidence in yourself and what you can do? Well, that’s the first step towards winning as an entrepreneur. Yes, it’s a rule of thumb; the confidence people have in you will depend on your self-confidence.
That’s why you will never see anyone up there without a strong sense of self-confidence. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else can believe in you.
Imagine being a leader in your space without a strong sense of self-confidence? You won’t achieve a lot like someone else who knows what he wants.
It’s okay to fail sometimes. After all, everybody has had this feeling once in a while. The difference between those who make it and those who don’t is the latter summon up their self-confidence, dust off, and keep going.
Let me tell you my story…
I wasn’t always this confident when I first got started. If you watch my current videos, you may think I was always like that.
That wasn’t the case since most of my earlier videos weren’t that appealing. If you go and check out, I wasn’t as confident as I am now. At least, a lot has changed.
There are also some sections in those videos that are blank; I wasn’t saying anything at all. Those were times when I didn’t believe I could be the automation king. I also remember moments when I was afraid to appear on the screen.
Remember, I had just left Microsoft and was into my online business all day long. It was either I worked hard to maintain the income I was getting from my job or become broke after some time.
I didn’t want to be broke. I wanted to live a life of freedom. So, I had to work on my self-confidence every day. I knew that if I believed in myself and what I could deliver to my tribe, then the whole scene would change.
How I changed my story
I just started going live, showing up every day, and building the Big Marv brand one brick at a time. The most important thing that I learned is always showing up even when nothing new is happening.
If you think about anybody great – let’s say Michael Jordan – he never becomes a basketball star in a day. No. He was fond of waking up every day, playing basketball, failing more than he succeeded, and one day fate allowed him to come to the limelight.
After working on my self-confidence and building strong business relationships, the numbers began to grow, the money started flowing in, and the Big Marv brand began to take off. My hopes got renewed.
You need the self-confidence to make it work
A lot of what you will achieve as an entrepreneur will demand that sometimes you do what others aren’t doing; it’s by doing something extraordinary that you get outstanding results.
If you want to become an expert in a field such as branding, you have to develop confidence in yourself and your abilities. That’s the only way to go out there and get things done.
You will become the best version of yourself, build effective networks, and grow our brand.
Here is how to do it:
- Be positive
You don’t develop inner confidence by being negative. You do it by working on your mentality to focus more on the good side of every situation or circumstance you find yourself in.
Instead of saying I will never become good in Facebook ads after failing several times, a confident person will think of finding a solution; that includes taking courses or hiring a coach.
Positivity alone will help spur that confidence in you.
- What can you do best?
We are all unique. We all have our superpowers. We know what we can and can’t do. If you know what you can do, you will know where to set your boundaries.
Boundaries help to define you and build your inner confidence. Hence, you will learn to live life consistent with your core values. These values make your life purposeful as a human being.
So, ask yourself what you can do best. It’s only when you understand your strength that you can build your brand with confidence.
- Show up every day
A big part of success is about showing up. Yes, you need to be consistent in getting what you want. If you want to master branding and automation like I was doing a few years ago, consistency is essential.
You can’t just wake up to a roaring brand without breaking a sweat. Consistency and hard work are essential.
Sometimes, it can be hard to show up when nothing new is happening, but you need to give yourself hope that things will be better constantly. And it’s by keeping this hope alive and showing up every day that confidence grows.
- Avoid social comparison
Do you sometimes compare yourself with the people in Facebook groups, close friends, or family members? This can take your confidence away.
You need to realize that you are unique. The moment you understand that everyone has what they can and can’t do, you will focus more on what you can do and avoid comparing yourself with others.
You will run your race and reach your destination when the time comes. Comparing yourself with others will make your self-confidence diminish.
- Don’t be afraid to speak up
Finally, don’t be afraid to speak out. It’s by talking to another person that the load becomes weightless.
So, don’t be afraid to speak to an expert, someone in your circle, or just ask questions on Facebook. Most people will use that opportunity to position themselves as experts in their niches. So, they will attempt to provide a solution that is as comprehensive as possible.
However, most people shun seeking help and instead put up walls of self-protection to bar criticism and failures. You may be protecting your sense of importance, but you prevent yourself from establishing authentic relationships out there.
The 100 days Blueprint
If you read the first 30 days of this Blueprint, it’s never about your customers, followers, or clients. It’s about you.
If you have to build a powerful brand, you need to develop the right character and mindset to accommodate that success. So, if you haven’t yet downloaded the guide, click here to download it for free.