By: Kathy Kent Toney, President of Kent Business Solutions
Yours Truly in her Catwoman/Guitar Hero get-up with her crime-fighting partner, The Flash
When I was growing up, I was so shy…I would never talk to people I didn’t know. It was so extreme; I remember being afraid to call up the movie theater to find out what movies were playing! In general, I was unable to assert myself in unfamiliar situations.
Thankfully, I have come a long way since then. My years in the corporate world gave me opportunities to overcome timidity. And the next phase of my career, being a business owner, forced me to become even more self-confident. There’s no better cure for a lack of confidence than needing to put food on the table, week-after-week!
I’m telling you my story to introduce this week’s topic. As I’ve talked with business leaders during these uncertain times, there’s been a recurring theme…how to increase self-confidence to achieve successful outcomes.
To help me out, I’m bringing along a good friend, Isaac Wambua. He’s an amazing strategic coach and speaker who will provide his expertise as well.
So, let’s dive in!
There are three areas around self-confidence that I’ll highlight and Isaac will dig deeper into next week:
1. What Does Self Confidence Have to do With Your Past?
It’s pretty simple…A LOT. The way we were raised affects us on so many levels.
Here’s a good example…one reason I was so afraid to talk to strangers was because my parents drilled into my head that I was forbidden to do that. Rightfully so, they told me all about "stranger danger" and that unfortunately carried over into being afraid to interact with even safe people I didn’t know.
2. You Are Not the Sum Goal of Your Past
No matter what happens in your past, you can grow your self-confidence. Many times, the situations we’re placed in can increase our self-confidence…like it did with me as a business owner.
3. How Long Does It Take to Develop Higher Levels of Confidence?
This depends on the person. Isaac will be sharing more about this next week, so stay tuned!
One final question…
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‘til next time,