Four ways to build confidence when starting your new business

Four ways to build confidence when starting your new business

Fabienne Fredrickson
February 27, 2013

build-business-confidenceSometimes people just starting out in their practice feel nervous about credentials and experience. That’s totally understandable since you are moving into a new area. However, for you to build your practice and feel good about what you have to offer, you need to shore up your belief in yourself. Confidence is very attractive in business and life right?

Here are four ways you can build yourself up to exude confidence.

1. Write your compelling story. Here’s how to get your story started. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is your story?
  • What challenges did you face?
  • What transformation did you achieve?
  • Why did you decide to start this business?
  • What experience do you have that others can benefit from?

Once you get your compelling story down on paper, you have not only created a way to connect with prospects, but you have captured your own enthusiasm and reasons for being in business. This gives you the credibility you need and is an amazing tool for confidence building!

2. Read and re-read your compelling story. When you spend time reading your own success story, you are allowing the energy of your accomplishments to sink in. That works wonders to bolster your self-image. This will help you clearly see what you have to offer people facing similar challenges and feel good about your knowledge and skills to help them.

3. Remember, you are already helping people. Think about the people in your life right now who you have helped. Often, friends and family members seek out your help as you have talked about and demonstrated your own success. While these people may not have paid for your service, that doesn’t discount the fact that you have experience guiding people and helping them move forward to overcome their own challenges or achieve goals.

4. Keep track of kind words. What have people said about you and your work? You may have friends who pointed out how good you are at what you do. Or people you helped, even if just in conversation, who were thrilled with what you offered them. Keep track of all compliments and praise so you can remind yourself of the difference you make. It can be easy to forget the impact you have which is why I recommend creating a “kind words” file. For those days when confidence is lacking, open this file to get that solid reminder of why you have chosen this work.

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If you are worried about your credentials or feel uncertain of your ability to help others, then take these confidence building exercises to heart. These simple steps, applied consistently will work wonders to give you the self-assurance you need to attract clients and grow your practice.

Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you. The Client Attraction Home Study System™ gives you the most important things to do to set up simple, solid systems, so that you consistently fill your pipeline and continually get new clients. It’s all step-by-step, not a big mishmash of things. So, you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. All the tools, scripts, templates, and examples are handed to you on a silver platter. Easy. You can get it at

  • Fabienne, I have already taken this advice, and produced a powerpoint with voice-over that tells my story. Thank you again for this inspiration. … and I look forward to receiving your free CD. Can’t wait to liste to it.

  • I know that when I read other business owner stories, it allows me to get to know them better. Sometimes I find something I have in common with them. These are some great tips on exuding confidence that gave me something to think about.

    • So glad it was helpful to you Kimberly. Always remember to give yourself credit for all the “brownies” you have to share with the world! Sending you big hugs!

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