Lack of Confidence and Business
Clients I work with tend to be new to their respective business (usually 1-3 years). They have somehow determined that they are not experts in their field even though they have the knowledge to support that they are. They have allowed their business mindset to affect their success. Since they don’t see themselves as an expert, they tend to doubt themselves and their skills. Which leads to a lack of confidence, and no one wants to buy from an insecure salesperson.
It’s a vicious cycle as they continue doubting themselves, then their product or service, then they just stop selling completely. At the same time their customers pick up on their doubt and decide they don’t believe in the product or service as much.
Overcoming the Overwhelm
A client I worked with went into shutdown and overwhelm and kept herself so busy doing the menial tasks that she didn’t have time to actually sell or present her product. Her solution was that she needed to hire an office assistant to handle the smaller tasks so she could bring in more money.
That didn’t work out so well, as she wound up hiring someone that did not fit with her at all. She began feeling stressed and on the edge even when she was at home. She came to me because her daughter said that she was a ‘mean mommy,’ and she knew she was taking her work home with her. Ugh, that hits right in my gut.
We worked together in identifying what was causing the lack of confidence and then began challenging that BS story.
Patterns, Beliefs & BS Stories
You see, our patterns are created from BS stories we tell ourselves (hence the BS detecting). These stories were created in a split second in our childhood and have continued throughout our teenage and adult years and now they just don’t serve us anymore.
Once we found the cause, and she had the skills to overcome this challenge she grabbed the bull by the horns and catapulted herself forward. She let go of her assistant, got back in touch with her why, and found the joy in both the menial tasks AND standing up as an expert. Now, she’s home when her daughter gets back from school, and they spend time together.
You can contact Coach Destiny directly if you are encountering any of these signs that your lack of confidence is affecting your business and personal life.