5 Simple Ways to Improve your Self Confidence
Take a quick moment and audit where you are when it comes to self confidence, or lack thereof. This might be something you tell yourself. And, although we are all aware of how our posture, and our confidence are huge factors in the network marketing industry, it is often a huge struggle for people.
It could be when you are introducing you product or service or even more so the business opportunity side of things. How these things are presented to your prospects will absolutely make an impact on a buying (or joining) decision.
Relationships and Confidence
Whether you are new or making your way through your network marketing journey — you may (or may not) have been given the tools to get started, the right way — Especially when it comes to social media. It is possible you thought let me just blast out my products and business and everyone will love them like I do, right?
I mean, we know this seldom works and then what happens?
This is often where a distributor decides that ‘this business model doesn’t work!‘.
Unfortunately, there are a too many examples where confidence and posture fall short. And as a result, you are finished before you were even getting started. We want to do whatever we can to help this scenario be one that you don’t experience. And, if it has already happened — well, let’s fix that because it’s never too late.
Additionally, in our opinion when you are able to form genuine relationships with your prospects your confidence grows. Why? Because they are far more open to hear you because you took the time, to listen to them.
In this post, we want to give you our top 5 tips for improving your confidence. The goal is that you will apply them and start to see growth in your business but more importantly, yourself.
5 Steps to Improve your Confidence
These steps are in no particular order, and we do believe they are all important. Sure, this may sound a lot like personal development and that’s because, it is. We strongly believe that how we feel reflects onto others.
What are you telling yourself?
What is a positive, self affirmation?
Definition: the recognition and assertion of the existence and value of one’s individual self.
Or, are the things you are telling yourself sounding more like ‘I can’t do this, it’s too hard’ etc. You attract what you tell yourself. Your belief comes from those inside voices.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.
― Henry Ford
Which would you rather be right about? Please know this is relevant to anyone, regardless of the opportunity you are apart of. In fact, whether you are even in network marketing. Be mindful of what you are telling yourself. You attract those thoughts. Good or bad. So, we want to suggest that each day, start it with a positive thought. I can do this. I will do this.
Let us know in the comments what you are telling yourself.
Are you clear with your goals?
Without them, where are you going? Probably not too far. The key about setting goals to improve confidence, is their clarity and their timelines. You might hear us refer to something we call SMART goals. This theory, is great practice for setting goals.
Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timeline
Write them down! Have them visually available to you. This might be on a fridge, a desk, your mirror, or all of the above. Promise yourself that these goals are nonnegotiable. They have to want to move you to action.
Celebrate all the wins. Small and Big.
Dream big, seriously. A great quote is this; ‘dreams come in a size too big so that we can grow into them’. Each small win will eventually amount to your ‘big goal’. So celebrate the process — the journey. It is easy to get lost in the big dream, the big vision, the long term. And, although these are important, the steps along the way are too.
If your goal is $10k a month, and in the first couple months you earned your first $500, GREAT! This means that you are headed in the right direction, and have knocked off a whole $500 of that $10k goal. You are aiming for 5 new distributors a month, and you just signed your first one – that’s AWESOME! Do it again, and add another, and so on.
These small wins are all steps, and foundational ones for long term growth and success.
Overcome the word ‘no’ — Don’t be attached to the outcome
Easier said than done, we get it. Our suggestion, and it is a strong one is don’t become attached to the outcome. This is most evident in the area of prospecting new distributors and customers. Especially when someone is just starting out – you are excited, you are probably saying too much, it’s turning people away. This can foster that lack of confidence.
A couple tips I want to share when it comes to overcoming the word ‘no’ are these;
- Go to work, on your level of belief
- Don’t take it personal
When you do hear the word ‘yes’, don’t celebrate as though you just won the Super Bowl, or the greatest PGA Championship. Come to expect the word ‘yes’. Essentially the energy you omit should be the same whether the response be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Think about buying a new couch, and the salesperson is giving you a high five as if they had never made a sale before (and maybe they haven’t) you might start to question your buying decision – as silly as that may sound. Too much excitement can install a lack of confidence in the buyer (customer or distributor) – be mindful and conscious of this.
In addition, be mindful when it comes to uncertainty. Before you can ever offer a solution you need to;
The problem is when the uncertainty is in the back of your mind, creating this noise of doubt, it is a breeding ground that is attributed to lack of confidence. Finding a way to crush the noise is instrumental, and using these 3 steps above, will help.
Take Massive Action
Ever heard the saying we can’t be rewarded from the work we didn’t do? Too often, when using social media to prospect or recruit, there can be a ton of wasted time. Working your business does not mean scrolling the newsfeed without purpose. It doesn’t mean making a post and wondering why people aren’t flocking to it.
Be intentional with your actions.
Ensure that the time you spend on social media is productive time. Back when we began in the network marketing profession we were speaking to a few prospects a week and wondering why at month end we may have signed up only one person.
Your results will be 100% relative to the work you put in.
When your goal is to recruit 5 people per month, figure out how many people you need to speak to, to make that happen. And, do that.
Lack of confidence stems from minimal action heeding no results.
Much of those tools already exist in your mind. But, like a muscle you need to work them and they will get bigger and stronger.
Lastly, building your confidence is imperative to your delivery and success. If social media is the primary focus of your business we would strongly encourage you to check out the upcoming social media summit. This virtual summit hosted by the network marketing legend himself, Eric Worre, will feature 16 social media experts — sharing 8 hours of live (recorded for replay) strategies that they (we) have used to build multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses using only, social media.
The summit information and tickets are available now >> www.CoachFryer.com/summit
And, we threw in a few limited time Bonuses;
BVRF course included ( www.CoachFryer.com/formula ) $497 value, AND a 1 hour group mastermind ($1600 value)
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