For continued success, being a confident business woman is a necessity, not a choice. It takes confidence, strong self-esteem, and faith to have your own business. Some people are born with these attributes while others have to work at it. The following is a list of things to encourage you and help you move forward.
Believe: Believe that everything you need is already inside you. Without faith or belief, it’s impossible to do anything. Real faith means to keep moving forward, even if your steps are very small. Belief is never still or stagnant. It is steadily and constantly moving toward the goal. If you are fearful, acknowledge the fear, face it, and keep moving. In spite of any challenges that may present themselves, don’t give up or give in. Believe in the entrepreneur that is in you.
Read/Study: Confidence as a business woman comes also comes from knowledge and life experiences. Spend time educating yourself by studying and reading up on your craft. Invest in workshops and seminars that are in your field of interest. It is imperative to keep up with the latest innovations and technology regarding your business. Don’t be afraid to be an expert.
Get In Shape: Some of the most successful people in the world have a regular exercise regimen. If your body is in shape then your mind will be in shape. An increased metabolic heart rate increases blood flow to the brain. It’s so much easier to operate at your business optimum when you are healthy. When you look good then you feel good.
Use Wisdom: Wisdom should be the first, the foremost, the principle thing in your business. It’s hard to be confident if you’re not making wise decisions. When it comes to finances, a new product or client, do your research first. Don’t make decisions under pressure. Be attentive to the still soft voice inside of you. Sometimes you need to get quiet so that you can think it through.
Keep a Positive Environment: Surrounding yourself with positive energy is a must. Distance yourself from negative people and negative situations. It is important to keep your mojo at high levels. You can’t do that with negative energy in your space. We all know that things happen but don’t make it a regular occurrence in your life or business. Use affirmations to build a charge of positivity around you. To help you, get my free book “50 Affirmations for the Successful Business Woman”
Look the Part: Of course, this is a free country and you can dress however you want. If your goal is to be a successful business woman then look like one. Dressing your best does not define you as an individual but it does affect how you feel and how you carry yourself. It is a scientific fact that dressing down helps you to lose your self confidence. Not only does your presentation affect how you view yourself but it also affects how others view you. Appearances DO matter!
Remember…confidence comes from within. Build yourself up from the inside and it will show up on the outside.
Cheryl Lynn Smith
IMpowerment & INcrease INnovator