Holding Back Challenge

7. Confidence Is Your Secret Weapon to Building the Life Of Your Dreams

It’s time to wrap up this 7-day blog series about getting what you want out of life.

We’ve covered a lot of ground already this week and I’m sure you’ll surprise yourself with how much progress you make going forward.

Before you know it, you’ll have the life of your dream and start to reach those big lofty goals, without the feelings of guilt or fear holding you back.

Building Confidence

Today, on this last day in the mini challenge, I want to leave you with some tips and advice that hopefully help you get there. The key to success in any area of your life is confidence. I like to think of it as a secret weapon that helps you keep doubt and guilt at bay. It’s your very own super power that you can (and should) develop and nourish over the coming weeks and months.

Starting to make progress and taking these little baby steps that we discussed a few days ago can be a great confidence builder. That’s one of the reasons why I got you started on them right away. Don’t be afraid to go back to taking small baby steps whenever you feel like you’re losing confidence in yourself or stressing out about how monumental the task you’ve set yourself is.

Set Milestone Goals

Setting and reaching milestone goals are another great way to break it down and boost your confidence in yourself.

If your goal is to lose a large amount of weight, break it down into 10 pound increments and focus all your energy on reaching that next 10-pound loss. Celebrate your successes.

The same works when you’re paying of debt. Start with one credit card for example and get it paid off. Reaching those smaller goals are a great confidence booster.

Increasing your client base can be done in increments, too. It’s merely a numbers game. You may want to book 10 new clients next month, but that goal can be a confidence buster. Instead, break it down into weekly goals and the steps you need to take to make it happen. Do you have the skills to close those leads? If not, identify what you need to do that (a winning attitude; your phone etiquette; a script you can make your own) and follow through.

Always Track Your Progress

Tracking your overall progress is another great way to feel like you’re making progress. Sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come in the day-to-day activates of regular life. Chart your progress on a calendar, a large graph hanging on your fridge, in a document on your computer, or even in an app on your phone. Look at how far you’ve come whenever you feel like giving up. It’s nice to have a visual reminder that what you’re doing is working and giving you the results you want and need.

Don’t make the mistake of judging your progress with your gut feeling. Many times it feels like we’re not making progress, but after checking the tracking the opposite is true!

Assemble Your Support Group

Last but not least, find some cheerleaders to cheer you on and tell you how well you’re doing. This could be a close friend or family member, a coach, a counselor, or it could be a group of like-minded people that you connect with locally or online. The beautiful thing about the internet is that we can find people with the same or similar goals in lots of groups and forums. Our very own Facebook Challenge Group is a great place to connect, compare tips, ideas, and results, and of course celebrate each other successes and serve as a source of encouragement.

Don’t sit back – get involved – reach out – ask for help! Invest in yourself when you need to.

A business coach can help you see the big picture, identify what needs to be fixed, help you work on goals and stay on track to achieve the goals. Don’t wait until you’re so overwhelmed you’re ready to quit!

The most important part is that you keep going and keep working towards crafting the life you’ve always wanted.

Good luck and keep up the great work.

By Anne-Marie

I'm Anne-Marie, the House Cleaning Pro. When I planned to build a house cleaning business, I knew I didn't want to be stuck doing all the work myself. I had much bigger plans, like 1) Building up the business to compete with the franchises in my city 2) Training employees to do the dirty work and 3) Having the ability to sell the business when the time was right. Discover how you can achieve your goals when you start a house cleaning business for maximum profits!

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