DO YOU NEED SELF CONFIDENCE IN YOUR WELLBEING BUSINESS?
Confidence is a learn’t skill it is like a muscle it needs practice and work to grow. Yes, some people are naturally more confident than others but with a little work on our self esteem our confidence grows and we create change for not only our client’s but ourselves.
Your clients need to see a little of the real authentic you, they need the best advice you can offer them they need to feel a depth of trust in you and what you can do for them.
“To create the change in the world I want I must first be change”. Unknown
Confidence is not an out ward display of what you think the world wants to see but an inner quite knowing about what you have to offer and knowing when you don’t know the answer.
For some confidence will come in quickly for others like me confidence has been built over my wellbeing journey it has come in slowly over time
In the early days, I had all these thoughts running in my head. I haven’t been trained long enough, I don’t want to be pushy or to salesy and the biggest one of all what if they don’t like me. (It took me a while to realize I wasn’t there to be liked by everyone.) In the end it all boiled down to a fear of not being good enough. Not great qualities for a therapist-teacher who is there to help them make changes transform their wellbeing.
To find my confidence I had to go in look at my own sense of self and practice pushing my boundaries until I felt comfortable.
Here are the 3 tips I used to help me begin the process of developing my confidence and yes, they can be used from your very first client.
BUILD YOU CONFIDENCE WITH MY 3 WELLBEING BUSINESS TIPS
1 How do you talk to your clients– give some thought and time to how you talk to your clients before after and during their session-class. What do they need to know, have you addressed all the questions they might have?
2. Are you clear about your purpose- why you decided to do what you do what are you here to achieve you need to get specific as possible If you get clear on the why it will help you find the confidence you need.
3. Not everyone is going to like you so don’t try- not everyone is going to understand you or see the benefits of what you able to offer them. This is ok you are not here to work with the whole world just YOUR little part. Everyone comes to healing at their own time and within their own journey it is not up to you to decide when that is. Your responsibility is to step up with the best that you can do and the best you can offer.
Confidence is a grower it comes and goes in all areas of life and as we journey along. Some areas of you life will feel more confident than others. I have known therapists and teachers who have been practicing for over 10 years and still have areas of practice that they feel more confident than others. But they recognize there is still work to do as you grow so will the people you are able to help.