The first step, however, is to commit to it and jump. Sometimes we just need to take the leap and build our wings on the way down.
Growth in yourself and your confidence is going to require you to step outside of your comfort zone and trust that as long as the risk you are making is a calculated one, you will not come out of it with a shattered knee!
Speaking of getting out of your comfort zone, what is a comfort zone anyway? As an entrepreneur, you need to NEVER visit that deadly place. Your comfort zone is the thief of your dreams. In the spirit of protecting you, your comfort zone prevents you. Building your confidence is the same as building a muscle. If you don’t feel some strain and discomfort, that muscle isn’t going to grow. Ever heard the phrase, if you aren’t sweating, you aren’t working? The same goes for your confidence. In order to grow and build your confidence in yourself and your business, you’ll have to sweat through a little discomfort; embrace it. Learn to love the feeling of discomfort. When you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, reward yourself with something positive for forcing yourself into the right direction.
Insert Yourself Into an Inspirational Environment
Jim Rohn said it best; “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” We couldn’t agree more. One of the best ways to build your confidence is to let go of the people who diminish your confidence or lack confidence themselves. We are NOT suggesting that you walk around and cut-off anyone and everyone who is in a bad mood. What we ARE saying is that you do need to be conscience of your energy and the energy you surround yourself with. If your environment makes you question yourself, scared of making bold moves, or deters you from stepping out of your comfort zone, it is time to find a new environment. Being protective of the energy you surround yourself with is KEY and the main driving force behind our Networking Events hosted by our amazing Managing Directors each month all over North America. If you are in need of a change in your environment and aren’t already tapped into our positive community of women entrepreneurs built around “lifting others as you climb” and “giving first, sharing always,” then you NEED to join us. Inserting yourself into an inspirational environment of success minded business owners who are chasing the same goals, have faced the same struggles, and are committed to overcoming them is an amazing place to find the courage, motivation, and inspiration to get uncomfortable. When you find the courage, you will find your confidence. We encourage you to find an entrepreneur networking group that is dedicated to helping you do just that. You got this, and we are here for you.
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