First published on LinkedIn
By Debbie Mrazek
Every successful business person has some degree of confidence. However, everyone, from the most successful CEO to someone just starting out in the mail room, can have moments when they believe they cannot overcome the challenges in front of them. This lack of confidence can go on for days, weeks, months and, in some cases, years. No one is 100% confident all of the time, but your insecurities do not have to keep you from achieving your goals.
Confidence in Business
When you feel confident in your business life you become more likely to speak out in meetings, present ideas to your superiors, reach out to potential clients and simply become more involved in your company. Confident people are not afraid to dream big and then do everything necessary to achieve their goals. These are the types of people that we often see creating new services and products that were once only ideas. They have the vision and confidence needed to take their idea and turn it into a profitable service.
Benefits of Confidence for Your Business
Confident people do not second guess their fees, and believe that the services they provide are worth every cent of what they charge. When someone is this confident in their services, it makes potential clients more inclined to believe in them as well. If you can instill a level of confidence in your clients, you will not only gain their business, but you will also gain their trust. Clients are more likely to trust someone with their business needs when they trust them and believe that they have what it takes to get the work done.
As your clients begin to see the results you are able to produce, they will often refer you to others they may know who could also benefit from your services. Being confident will not only breed trust and engagement from your existing clients, but it can also go a long way in bringing in a new client base. Those who are hesitant and do not engage with their clients, will likely not experience the amount of success as someone who is confident in what they can provide their clients. Confidence creates confidence, not only in yourself but in those around you as well.
Benefits of Confidence for You
As your confidence continues to grow, you will not only begin to notice that your clients have more faith in your skills; but you do too. Gaining confidence in yourself will not only improve your bottom line, but it will also help improve your self-esteem. As you begin to feel better about your skills, knowledge, and ability to produce results you will begin to believe in yourself. This improved level of self-esteem will not only improve your business life, but will also carry over into your personal life as well.