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How to Be More Confident and Less Desperate - How To Quit Working
How to Be More Confident and Less Desperate

How to Be More Confident and Less Desperate

Wouldn’t we all like to know how to be more confident all the time? Have you ever thought about how your confidence level is effecting you ability to be successful in life? Most of us go through our day not giving much thought to how our thoughts and lack of confidence create the outcomes around us. Your thoughts are a huge driver for your success in life and your success in your business.

young man show how to be more confidentWhy you feel desperation

Feelings of desperation can be created by a number of different factors, but one of the most common drivers is feeling stuck. If you feel like you are stuck and have no options in life you’re going to feel desperate. Many times we feel stuck in our jobs. Knowing that we have to go to work 40+ hours per week and feeling that there’s no end in site can give you feelings of desperation. We have jobs because we need jobs not because we want them. We need the income that they provide. We need the benefits that they offer, so we continue to work and we continue to have a sense of desperation. Generally these thoughts compound making us believe that there is no escape.

Financial issues also can make us feel desperate. When you’ve accumulated debt it can be hard to escape. The worse we feel the more we tend to spend and the debt mountain continues to grow and grow and prevent us from seeing options of freedom. Financial issues can be created by lack of money or our income not matching our outgo. Finances are the number one cause of divorce and can not only create issues with our relationships but with our self-talk. They feed in to our feelings of inadequacies and leave us feeling trapped.

The HUGE problem with desperation

In business, desperation always signals trouble. If you are feeling desperate, those who you deal with, your clients and your vendors are going to see your concern for the success of your business. If you don’t believe that your business will succeed, why should someone else? Why should someone else, a customer, give you money if they don’t believe that you are going to succeed? Consumers want to make purchases with businesses that they believe will be strong, long lasting organizations. If they have problems with a product or service you provided they want to know that you’ll be around to assist them in 5, 10 or even 20 years.

Perhaps you believe that others can’t see your deep levels of desperation or low self-esteem. You believe that you are able to hide those feelings. In most cases, unless you’ve got a theatrical degree people can see right through you. They know that you aren’t sure of yourself or what you’re trying to accomplish. We all have feelings of desperation at times and we all have feelings of confidence. What we want to do is increase the feelings of confidence and decrease the feelings of desperation.

confident young ladyHow to be more confident

Think back to a time in your life when you felt really confident. Was it a time when you lost a lot of weight, got a raise at work, or were given a great complement or honored for a personal contribution? Re-living those moments of confidence can allow you to access those feelings, so you can duplicate them. Confidence comes along with believing in yourself and believing in your dreams. Confidence is create by being forgiving with yourself. You aren’t always going to do everything correctly. You’re going to make mistakes; you’re going to have failures, but that’s okay. It’s all part of the process.

Believing in the entrepreneurial process exactly how to be more confident! Believing that you have what it takes to create a successful business is the first step in creating confidence for yourself. If you don’t believe that you can be successful than you aren’t going to be confident. The reason I decided to become a coach is because I believe that everyone can start a business.

It feels insurmountable at times. Most people just don’t know where to start, and they take for granted that they have what it takes. They don’t think they have what it takes to start a business because they’ve never been down that path. Starting a business is a lot of hard work, but it is so doable. When you have the tools that you need you have the confidence that you require to be the success that you need to be.

If you’d like to learn more about gaining the tools that you need to have the confidence that you require to start a business, click here to schedule your complimentary coaching session. I’d love to talk to you about how I can help.

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Heather Osgood About Heather Osgood

Heather Osgood is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for living outside her comfort zone and continual self improvement. She started her career in advertising sales, which exposed her to the failures and successes of hundreds of small business owners. Soon her husband, Brian, convinced her that entrepreneurship is the path to true freedom and independence. Her training and knowledge in sales and marketing helped her create her first company, a trade show production company which she built and grew for over nine years and finally sold. She currently owns a hair cutting business and has just launched a product based e-commerce site with her husband. After starting multiple successful businesses, she is ready to live her true passion by helping others to start businesses perform at their peak potential. She lives by the motto-Leap and the net will appear.

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