How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture
Opening up your own business can be a big step in life. One that will be one of your greatest to-date. The level of accomplishment, however, does not take away from the fact that it can be vexing along the way. With great rewards come great risk, and not letting yourself get caught up in those potential risks can give you some much needed sanity.
Though it's easier said than done, put those fears out of your head, and instead, focus on the better aspects of your career. And, while you're at it, use these proven steps to up your professional game, and to pat yourself on the back in any time of need.
Limit Who You'll Tell
Business ideas are playing the odds. Some will think you have a great thing going, others will say you're better off doing something different. (Now matter how much professional experience from the company is with you.) Everyone has an opinion. To avoid hearing from these nay-sayers, limit who you tell your ideas. (Someone might even want to edge you out, should they find out about the idea before you've signed.) Stick to sharing with those whom you're the closest, and anyone who can offer professional help and advice along the way.
If you're worried about how a person will react, leave their name off your list.
Focus on the Good
You have experience, you have drive, you have passion. This spirit of staying determined is what's going to allow you to make it. And, to keep on a good face when things get stressful. This is a powerful skill to hold in life, and the better you're able to master it, the further you will go (and with a better attitude).
Listen to Compliments
Being humble is a good thing, but that doesn't mean you can't take compliments to heart, either. Even if you're one to brush off all the "good jobs" and "you're doing so well" comments, be sure you're listening. Each of them are a heartfelt piece of feedback. You can be even more proud, depending where the comments are coming from. Use this feedback to grow your self-worth and assert your performance on the job … even if you're a humble person.
Watch your Growth
As the company takes off, and even before it does, you're going to see a pattern take place. You started with a long list of tasks, and now you have added different tasks. Yet at the same time, there is an entire slew of those that have already been completed. Because of you. If you ever have doubts about your ability to franchise, just look back at all that's been done so far, and how much you've been able to take on.
Know it's your Calling
When something is right, it's hard to explain just how you know. It just feels like that's the thing that's supposed to happen. You know it in your gut. Trust that feeling and use it to fuel you forward. Whenever you might have a doubt or when something doesn't work as originally planned, step back on that intuition as your driving force.
It doesn't have to make sense to anyone else. It only has to matter to you, and to help you stay positive.
With anything that's close to your heart, you can take it personally when there's a bad day or if something doesn't go as planned. However, that's all the more reason to push your franchise forward. Take ownership in your success (even the small steps) to boost not only your business, but your self confidence in every step that you take. It's a pattern that will help you grow personally and professionally, and leave you happier to boot.
To learn more about starting your franchise, stay tuned for future blogs.