How to be confident?

Self-confidence is a state of mind of a person who believes in his qualities and abilities. It does not require a degree or education. For a self-employed person, this strong entrepreneurial mindset should be a defining characteristic of their personality. Since entrepreneurship involves risk, success and failure, it has become almost impossible to start or grow a business without self-confidence. So how can you develop confidence when running your own business? Check out the tips for becoming a confident project leader…

We congratulate them on their success

What better way to restore self-confidence than a successful and self-approved project. Because congratulating entrepreneurial successes also means creating a strong emotional anchor in a person’s memory and allowing the brain to recreate the feelings felt during previous progress. If the brain is often tied to failures, keeping a diary of those victories also allows you to perpetuate them.

So when the time comes, flipping through this diary will allow you to review your career to put obstacles into perspective and restore your confidence, or simply to appreciate small past accomplishments that have been a real source of satisfaction. In short, if entrepreneurial failure provides an opportunity to recall past successes, the goal is to have reliable sources to re-motivate oneself in moments of blockage or after failure!

Challenge yourself

Confidence doesn’t happen overnight. It is achieved in the heat of the moment. Confidence in its quality in entrepreneurship increases as projects become successful. Therefore, tackling small challenges with short-term but realistic goals is a good way to increase it. The more points we earn, the more we enjoy coming up with good tips to move forward and take new steps.

Also, there’s no point in putting pressure on yourself by setting broad but vague or unattainable goals to boost your self-confidence. This is likely to lead to more frustration, even demoralization. Instead, it’s better to stick to the logic of moving forward by following SMART Goals from victory to victory, no matter how small.

Surround yourself with experienced people

Going it alone means “deciding everything for yourself.” But in the long run, loneliness can also be a source of anxiety, frustration, and stress, especially when the entrepreneur realizes they can’t control everything or when problems pile up. Admittedly, no self-employed person in the world has all the skills needed to run a business.

So “networking” with peer groups, trusted mentors… experienced entrepreneurs is an ideal solution to regain confidence. It’s about creating a network of experts to create a holistic opportunity to gather relevant advice to bring different perspectives to the project to better elevate one’s thinking or better guide oneself. And as mentors, these personalities can guide and encourage you to push boundaries.

Be open to good people

Boosting your self-confidence goes better in the eyes of others. The energy of the people around us is contagious. If isolation can kill dreams, it’s also difficult to make progress surrounded by people who don’t recognize our value or spend their time discrediting our work. Therefore, it is advisable to surround yourself with caring people. They listen to concerns without judgment and focus on solutions rather than problems.

Additionally, their positivity and politeness are reassuring when in doubt or when the future seems uncertain. Their exemplarity is revealed during questioning. In short, whether it’s family members, a “dream team” or a close friend, it’s important for an entrepreneur to surround himself with someone who inspires and emulates…

Evaluate your position

In entrepreneurship, we are often too hard on ourselves and focus on our weaknesses. Instead of putting yourself down in this way, taking the opposite stance is an ideal trick to gain confidence in your abilities. The best method is to list your skills to be aware of your past achievements (education, training, professional experience, etc.).

They are key assets to get a good start on a self-powered activity when we’re just starting out, or simply to clear the doubts that plague us during a project. For weaknesses, there is no shame in being aware of them. Because even the most experienced businessmen have weak points. Moreover, nothing is fixed. Taming one’s weaknesses means not only improving them, but also learning new skills.

to accept failure

There is nothing worse than an entrepreneurial failure to shake your confidence. But if negative situations after failure are normal (sadness, anxiety, anger, etc.), the most important thing for an entrepreneur is not their size. This is the attitude adopted to face it. After a bitter failure, ordinary people tend to deny themselves or simply give up on their dreams to protect themselves from negative thoughts and emotions. But good auto-entrepreneurs have a different understanding of failure: the path to success.

If regaining self-confidence involves facing one’s emotions and experiencing anxiety, one must also remember that failure is normal and never final, on the contrary, it is a lesson, a lever to correct the flaws in the company. redevelop your project or the opportunity to start a new business. In the end, the goal is to avoid brooding and questioning things systematically, as this can undermine self-esteem in the long run.

Here are some anecdotes about entrepreneurs who failed before they succeeded:

  • Bill Gates : the founder of Microsoft, the world’s highest-rated company, went bankrupt in 1973, then dropped out of Harvard without graduating;
  • Thomas Edison : it took this scientist 10,000 futile attempts to create the light bulb;
  • Walt Disney: The editor-in-chief of the magazine where he worked fired him for lack of imagination.

Allow yourself to make mistakes

Mistakes are an integral part of the entrepreneurial adventure. Because on the one hand, the project manager is a person with flaws, and on the other hand, taking risks is an important step to progress as an auto-entrepreneur.

Thus, owning mistakes means accepting that there will be times when the project will spiral out of control or delivery deadlines will not be respected. After experiencing this and identifying its root causes, the auto-entrepreneur can learn from it so as not to repeat the mistake.

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