An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Increasing Confidence

June 1, 2016

3:34 pm

Confidence is a core motivator to success, whether you’re a recent grad or a seasoned entrepreneur. There are several ways to boost your confidence, but focusing on improving it over time will make a long-term impact that will boost both your career and personal life. Here are some top tips to increase your confidence.

Focus on the Work

Questioning your own legitimacy as an authority can come from comparing yourself and your progress to other entrepreneurs. But no matter what stage of your career you’re currently in, it can still be beneficial to focus on creating quality work rather than keeping track of the competition. Recognition and praise may be fleeting, but focusing on the work will ensure that

Expand Your Comfort Zone

To be successful in business, you have to be able to take on new challenges and experiences with the same confidence that you tackle things that you love about your job. Expanding your comfort zone is key for growing your confidence – not only will it aid you to approach new opportunities in a positive light, but it will also help to prepare you for the long-term challenges that you will inevitably face down your career path.

It’s OK To Fail

Success isn’t the only outcome that you will encounter over the course of your career. If you’re committed to you own personal growth, failure will be a close companion. Whether it’s a fumble in an important meeting or networking fail, you can be sure that failure will manifest itself throughout your career… but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Failure can teach you more about success and business than victory can. Learning to embrace it will make the difference in the longevity of your career.

Boosting your confidence may seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking the time to invest in your personal growth now will have a positive, long-lasting impact on your future.

(H/T Business Insider)

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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