Day 16: Transform Stress into Courage and Confidence
Raise your hand if you want to learn how to be a more confident woman!
Extra-ordinary confidence is a skill well worth developing.
Self-confidence and courage are a strange thing. There can be a balancing act that you need to perform to make sure you’re making the progress you want to make.
When you don’t have enough confidence in yourself and what you’re getting ready to do, you won’t have the courage to take action.
If you don’t take action, you won’t get started and you’ll get stuck in a never-ending cycle of chronic stress.
When you have too much confidence and courage on the other hand, without the knowledge of what to do, it’s easy to get yourself in hot water.
How to be a More Confident Woman-An Example!
Here’s an example.
Let’s say you are in a deadend, stressful job. You decide to go into business for yourself designing and maintaining websites for small businesses in your area.
If you don’t have enough confidence in yourself and your abilities, you won’t get the business up and running.
You’re not going to be comfortable approaching the small business owners in your area until you get more knowledge and expertise. And if you do, you’re not going to sound confident and convincing.
The net result is that you won’t get your first handful of clients.
You also won’t get the learning opportunities of creating and maintaining actual websites.
Finally, you would miss out on the valuable experience opportunity of working with client. This definitely isn’t a good thing.
How To Be A More Confident Person–The Other Side
Now let’s look at the other side of the scale.
What if you have too much confidence in yourself and your abilities and the courage to approach a bunch of business owners and tackle even the most difficult projects?
Your idea is that you’ll figure it out as you go along.
While that can sometimes work, there’s also a lot of risk in this approach and if you take it too far! It’s easy to mess up royally.
This in turn could cost your customers a lot of business and hurt both their reputation and yours. This is also not a good thing.
The key then is striking a balance!
The key is finding that middle ground where you have enough courage and confidence to get started, get some experience, and learn “on the job”, without getting too cocky and getting yourself in way over your head.
Don’t get me wrong.
There’s a lot to be gained from saying yes and then figuring out what you need to do and what you need to learn.
But… it needs to be tempered to a point where you’re not way outside of your area of expertise.
How to Be Bold & Confident? Strike A Balance!
Where are you right now regarding this balancing act?
Considering that you are following this 30 Day Series on Stress and Confidence Hacks, I’m assuming that being over confident isn’t an issue for you.
I hope this far into the series you are steadily moving toward that perfect middle ground.
Keep working on getting that self-confidence and courage and start taking action.
You may just surprise yourself and find out how much you’re capable of.
5 Minute Mini-Challenge: Learn How To Be A More Confident Woman Now!
Got 5 minutes?
I want to show you how to be a more confident woman right now!
Use the comment box below to write your answers to these two questions:
- What can you start doing to strengthen your emotional balance? What can you stop doing??
- Share one small change you can make this week that will help you feel in control of your life??
If you’ve shared your answers in the comment box below, you are already on your way to becoming a more confident woman!