Do you sometimes feel like you just don’t have the bold confidence necessary to succeed in your coaching business? Maybe you need a boost in your business confidence, or maybe you are just getting started and need some extra confidence to take that first step. Here are some tips for building confidence in business.
One of the most important confidence-builders is knowing that you know what you know! You may have a lot of great business ideas for your coaching, but you don’t have the know-how to make it happen. Get coach training to learn how to coach, to learn more techniques of helping someone in different areas of their life. Learn how to market your coaching – what is your competition? How can you reach your demographic? What kinds of marketing should you do?
You may need some nuts-and-bolts education, too – for example, you may need some practical knowledge to help you reach your goals.
There are many ways to educate yourself in the coaching business other than coach training. You can hire a business coach to help you. You can buy books, sign up with boards and forums where other coaches congregate, and ask questions of successful people.
Getting educated is key to getting focused. You really can’t boldly march forward if you don’t know what direction you’re going in. Take some time to focus on your coaching business. What, exactly, are you doing? What do you want to do? Who is your target market or demographic?
If you have diverse interests, this can be difficult – but it’s even more necessary, because diverse interests can be distracting if you don’t focus on one at a time. So once you get yourself educated about your market and what you want to do, you can launch a focused coaching business (or focus an existing one).
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
We all know that businessman or woman – the one who has written ten books, has a dozen jobs, and has a perfect house. You may not be that kind of person, and such a schedule and goals are just not realistic for you. It’s really not advantageous to compare yourself to others. Set your own realistic standards and compare your progress against those.
Believe in Your Success
A lot of people believe in law of attraction. It is said that visualizing your goals can attract the very things you need to reach your goals. Even if you don’t practice law of attraction, you can benefit from believing in your business and your own competence.
Once you get confident, you will be much more likely to attract clients, which in turn will boost your confidence. It’s a good cycle to get into.
Also see “How to Be a Life Coach in 4 Stages“