Starting, growing, and cultivating a thriving business takes Confidence.
You took the first steps, you turned your passions and interests into a business, you decided to
showcase it on Spouse-ly in order to create a business that can go with you anywhere, to
highlight your talents and skills within the military, veteran, or first responder community and
open up a new world of opportunities for yourself and your family. Congratulations!!
As you may already know, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. There’s a lot of
uncertainty, questions, doubts, and fears that are all part of the package. So, how do you
continue to grow in confidence when others might be doing similar things or the self-doubt,
negative self-talk, or low motivation creeps in?
Science has found that confidence is linked to self-efficacy (the belief in one’s own abilities),
competence (ability to take action), and hope (Moore, 2016). So, how do we continue on the
path of confidence? (Moore, 2016).
I want to share with you 8 strategies for cultivating confidence
- Manage your own expectations
- Focus on one thing at a time ( we are not wired to do a million things at once despite
what society tells us)
- Be open to progress over perfection
- Take small action steps (set small manageable goals)
- Self-compassion ( adopt a “win-learn” mindset)
- Practice confidence
- Turn the spotlight onto your strengths
- Build a supportive network
The good news is that confidence can grow and the benefits of confidence in business and life
🔹 Increased Hope
🔹 Successful outcomes
🔹Reduced procrastination (let’s face it, it’s easy to prioritize others over ourselves and our
business when the demands on our time and energy are so high)
🔹 Increased Self-esteem
Are you ready to thrive in business and cultivate more confidence?